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Victor Fleming: An American Movie Master

Michael Sragow

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780813144412
eISBN:
9780813145235
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813144412.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Victor Fleming was the most sought-after director in Hollywood’s golden age, renowned for his ability to make films across an astounding range of genres—Westerns, earthy sexual dramas, family ... More


The Real Rhett Butler

Michael Sragow

in Victor Fleming: An American Movie Master

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780813144412
eISBN:
9780813145235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813144412.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This section introduces Victor Fleming as a successful film director with a lengthy career that established him as a subject of Hollywood lore. His talent for directing a wide array of genres, his ... More


Death in the Desert

Michael Sragow

in Victor Fleming: An American Movie Master

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780813144412
eISBN:
9780813145235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813144412.003.0031
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Still recovering from the failure of Joan of Arc, Fleming took his family to a ranch after Christmas in 1948. He collapsed in early January and died on his way to the hospital. The funeral was ... More


Beginnings

Joseph McBride

in Hawks on Hawks

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813142623
eISBN:
9780813145242
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813142623.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter, Hawks discusses his family and early years, and he mentions that he gained inspiration for his films from real life events and people, including his grandfather. This chapter explores ... More


Jezebels and Rebels, Cavaliers and Compromise, 1930–1939

J.E. Smyth

in Reconstructing American Historical Cinema: From Cimarron to Citizen Kane

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813124063
eISBN:
9780813134765
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813124063.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the historical films produced in Hollywood during the period from 1930 to 1939 which focused on the American Civil War and the Reconstruction. The most notable of these types of ... More


Chaptr Six

Patrick McGilligan

in George Cukor: A Double Life

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816680382
eISBN:
9781452948843
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816680382.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter focuses on some important developments in George Cukor’s career as a Hollywood director, including the deaths of George Cukor’s mother, Helen Gross Cukor, and MGM producer Irving ... More


Silent Films

Joseph McBride

in Hawks on Hawks

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813142623
eISBN:
9780813145242
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813142623.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In this chapter, Hawks discusses his early comedy shorts he made during the silent era and his time as a producer for Paramount. He describes his close relationship with Victor Fleming and his ... More


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