Hollywood: The Producer Prince

David O. (for Oliver) Selznick grew up in the magic, flickering light of the silent films, came to maturity as Hollywood was mastering the revolutionary complexities of sound, set his seal as a producer on the industry by proving that literary classics such as Anna Karenina, A Tale of Two Cities, Little Lord Fauntleroy and Little Women could be transferred to the screen with fidelity and power. Other Selznick productions included King Kong, Dinner at Eight and A Star Is Born. And for ten years running, movie exhibitors ranked him No. 1...

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