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David O. Selznick

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David O. Selznick

American film producer add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1902.

Countries: United States (54%), United Kingdom (17%), (12%)

Main connections: Alfred Hitchcock, Irving Thalberg, California

Linked to: Paramount Pictures, Jews, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Taft Broadcasting

 

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David O. Selznick was born in 1902 add something


1905

George Cukor - As a child, Cukor appeared in several amateur plays and took dance lessons, and at the age of seven he performed in a recital with David O. Selznick, who in later years would become a mentor and friend.


1923

He studied at Columbia University and worked as an apprentice for his father until the elder's bankruptcy in 1923 add something


1926

In 1926, Selznick moved to Hollywood, and with the help of his father's connections, got a job as an assistant story editor at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer add something


1928

He left MGM for Paramount Pictures in 1928, where he worked until 1931, when he joined RKO as Head of Production add something


1930

Selznick married Irene Gladys Mayer, daughter of MGM mogul Louis B. Mayer, in 1930 add something

 

Alfred Hitchcock - At the end of the 1930s, David O. Selznick signed Hitchcock to a seven-year contract beginning in March 1939, when the Hitchcocks moved to the United States.

 

Irene Mayer Selznick - Irene Mayer married David O. Selznick on April 29, 1930


1932

Val Lewton - He quit this position after the success of his 1932 novel "No Bed of Her Own", but when three later novels that same year failed to succeed as well, he journeyed to Hollywood for a job writing a screen treatment of Gogol's "Taras Bulba" for David O. Selznick

 

Irving Thalberg - When Thalberg fell ill in 1932, Mayer took advantage of the situation and replaced him with David O. Selznick and Walter Wanger


1933

In 1933 he returned to MGM to establish a second prestige production unit, parallel to that of Irving Thalberg, who was in poor health add something


1935

In 1935 he realized that goal by forming Selznick International Pictures and distributing his films through United Artists add something

 

Walter Catlett - He played John Barsad in the 1935 David O. Selznick production of A Tale Of Two Cities starring Ronald Colman

 

Greta Garbo - In 1935, David O. Selznick wanted to cast her as the dying heiress in "Dark Victory", but Garbo chose Tolstoy's "Anna Karenina" in which she played another of her renowned roles


1936

Eric G. Stacey - In 1936, Stacey began a relationship with David O. Selznick in which he would serve as First Assistant Director on all the feature films of Selznick International Pictures, including "Little Lord Fauntleroy," "The Garden of Allah," , "A Star is Born," , "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer," , "Made for Each Other," , "The Young In Heart," "Gone With The Wind," , and "Rebecca"


1938

Richard Carlson - His first film role was in the 1938 David O. Selznick comedy "The Young in Heart"


1939

Gary Cooper - Cooper was producer David O. Selznick's first choice for the role of Rhett Butler in the 1939 film Gone with the Wind.

 

Carole Lombard - In 1939, Lombard took roles opposite James Stewart in producer David O. Selznick's "Made for Each Other" and Cary Grant in "In Name Only"

 

Jamaica Inn (film) - In March 1939, Hitchcock moved to Hollywood to begin his contract with David O. Selznick

 

Joan Harrison (screenwriter) - When Hitchcock moved to Hollywood in March 1939 to begin his contract with David O. Selznick to direct films, Harrison went with him as an assistant and writer


1940

In 1940, he produced his second Best Picture Oscar winner in a row, "Rebecca", the first Hollywood production for British director Alfred Hitchcock add something

 

Anita Colby - The model was hired by David O. Selznick in the 1940s to teach contract actresses, such as Jennifer Jones, about beauty, poise, and publicity


1941

Niven Busch - "The Carrington Incident", published in 1941, was followed by the best-seller "Duel in the Sun", which Lewis Selznick's other son David purchased and turned into the 1946 blockbuster of the same title


1944

In 1944 he returned to producing pictures with the huge success "Since You Went Away", which he wrote add something

 

MGM bought in 1944 the rights to "Gone with the Wind" and, at some point, the 1937 version of "The Prisoner of Zenda" for its 1952 remake , and 20th Century Fox still holds rights to the remake of "A Farewell to Arms" add something

 

Shirley Temple - In 1944, David O. Selznick signed Temple to a personal four-year contract

 

Lionel Barrymore - In 1944, he attended the massive rally organized by David O. Selznick in the Los Angeles Coliseum in support of the Dewey-Bricker ticket as well as Governor Earl Warren of California, who would become Dewey's running mate in 1948 and later the Chief Justice of the United States

 

Guy Madison - In 1944, while visiting Hollywood on leave from the U.S. Coast Guard, Madison's boyish good looks and physique caught the eye of Henry Willson, the head of talent at David O. Selznick's newly formed Vanguard Pictures


1945

They separated in 1945 and divorced in 1948 add something


1946

Arthur Fiedler - In 1946, he conducted the Boston Pops in one of the first American recordings devoted to excerpts from a film score, Dmitri Tiomkin's music for the David O. Selznick Technicolor epic "Duel in the Sun"; RCA Victor released an album of ten-inch 78-rpm discs complete with photographs from the film

 

D. W. Griffith - In 1946, he visited the film location of David O. Selznick's epic western "Duel in the Sun", where some of his veteran actors, Lillian Gish, Lionel Barrymore, and Harry Carey were cast members.

 

B movie - In 1946, independent producer David O. Selznick brought his bloated-budget spectacle "Duel in the Sun" to market with heavy nationwide promotion and wide release

 

Inga Arvad - In January 1946 David O. Selznick sent Arvad on a tour of twenty-five to thirty American cities to promote "Duel in the Sun"

 

Notorious (1946 film) - "Notorious" started life as a David O. Selznick production, but by the time it hit American screens in August 1946, it bore the RKO studio's logo


1947

The film was the second highest grossing film of 1947 and turned out to be the first movie that Martin Scorsese would see, inspiring Scorsese's director's career add something

 

The Paradine Case - "'The Paradine Case"' is a 1947 American courtroom drama film, set in England, directed by Alfred Hitchcock and produced by David O. Selznick


1948

"I stopped making films in 1948 because I was tired", Selznick later wrote add something

 

Alexander Korda - In 1948 Korda signed a co-production deal with David O. Selznick


1949

In 1949, he co-produced the Carol Reed picture "The Third Man" with Alexander Korda add something


1950

Selznick spent most of the 1950s nurturing the career of his second wife, Jennifer Jones add something


1960

Patricia Medina - Medina married Joseph Cotten on 20 October 1960, in Beverly Hills at the home of David O. Selznick and Jennifer Jones


1965

Selznick died in 1965 following several heart attacks, and was interred in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Glendale, California, California add something


David O. Selznick died in 1965 add something


1970

Due to fin-syn rules in the 1970s, ABC Films was spun-off and renamed Worldvision Enterprises in 1973 add something


1979

Worldvision was purchased by Taft in 1979 and sold to Aaron Spelling in 1988 add something


1980

Vivien Leigh - "David O. Selznick's Hollywood ", Bonanza Books, New York, 1980


1994

In 1994, Worldvision was incorporated into Republic Pictures and Spelling sold to Viacom add something


1998

Jerry Bruckheimer - Bruckheimer received the ShoWest Producer of the Year *award in 1998 and in 2000 the Producers Guild honored him with the David O. Selznick *award for Lifetime Achievement

 

The Third Man - The film placed 57th on the American Film Institute's list of top American films in 1998, though the film's only American connections were its executive co-producer David O. Selznick and its actors Orson Welles and Joseph Cotten