October 6, 1988 |
David O. Selznick, the legendary producer of "Gone With the Wind," was, in the words of his sons Jeffrey and Daniel Selznick, a cheerful, charming, arrogant madman who was passionate about making movies and throwing a good party. To Hollywood film makers, Selznick was a compulsive gambler who loved to play high stakes when it came to making movies. His employees called him a terribly disorganized "man of memos," and the public called him crazy to spend $3 million on one film.
November 25, 1991 |
A rustic 1920s-era mansion believed to have been built for "Gone With the Wind" producer David O. Selznick burned to the ground Sunday in the tiny San Bernardino Mountains community of Running Springs, where residents mourned the loss of their link to Hollywood's heady early days.
May 21, 2006 |
HERE is your starter question. In the following four trios, explain what the three people have in common, and identify what unifies each of the groupings: a. Alan Hale; Henry Blanke; Sid Hickox b. Arthur Freed; Joseph Ruttenberg; Frank Morgan c. Travis Banton; Daniel L. Fapp; Victor Young d. Albert S.
October 25, 1992 |
It is not given to most men to know the manner of their going, but David O. Selznick, who definitely was not most men, knew exactly what would happen after he was gone. "The obituaries will begin, 'David O. Selznick, producer of "Gone With the Wind," died today,' " he groused to associates, "and I'm trying like hell to rewrite them." While most Hollywood producers then and now would be content to be known as the power behind the most popular film ever made, this was not enough for D. O. S.
January 1, 1989 |
The collaboration of director Alfred Hitchcock and producer David O. Selznick forged such remarkable films as "Rebecca," "Spellbound" and "Notorious." Yet a more unlikely pairing would be difficult to find, even in the movie industry. The deliberate Hitchcock, whom Selznick would call "the slowest director we have had," told Life magazine to characterize him as "a fundamentally lazy man." Selznick, on the other hand, worked excessively, "ruled his studio . . .
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December 18, 2009 |
Jennifer Jones, the actress who won an Academy Award for her luminous performance in the 1943 film "The Song of Bernadette" and who was married to two legendary men -- producer David O. Selznick and industrialist and art collector Norton Simon -- has died. She was 90. Jones died Thursday of natural causes at her home in Malibu, according to Leslie C. Denk, a spokeswoman for the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena. Jones had an influential role at the art museum, becoming chairwoman of the Norton Simon Foundation Board after her husband's death in 1993 and overseeing a $3-million renovation of the museum's interior and gardens that was completed in 1999.