Worms in the Winecup

At times bitter, at times tragic, this book is refreshingly frank and open, so much so that it could never have been published while John Bright was still alive.

Author: John Bright

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ISBN: UOM:39015055860962

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 260

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Worms in the Winecup is the extraordinarily hard-hitting autobiography of John Bright, a screenplay writer who gained a major reputation with his first Hollywood script, Public Enemy, the classic gangster drama starring James Cagney. The book provides a vivid, often savage, commentary on Hollywood and the motion picture industry, with uncompromising portraits of Darryl F. Zanuck, Mae West, Errol Flynn, John Barrymore, B. P. Schulberg, Walter Wanger, John Howard Lawson, Elia Kazan, and countless others, including his writing partners, Kubec Glasmon and Robert Tasker. Bright writes of the Communist Party in Hollywood, the Hollywood Anti-Nazi League, and the House Committee on Un-American activities. At times bitter, at times tragic, this book is refreshingly frank and open, so much so that it could never have been published while John Bright was still alive. Bright is honest as he discusses his wartime experiences and his "exile" in Mexico. Complete with a filmography and an introduction by distinguished film historian Patric McGilligan, Worms in the Winecup is both entertaining and thought-provoking. An emotional and insightful read for students of political history, film scholars, screenwriters, and film enthusiasts.

Aftermath of the Holocaust and Genocides

Worms in the Winecup: A Memoir. Filmmakers Series 97. Lanham MD: Scarecrow P, 2002. Crowther, Bosley. “Between the Eyes.” The New York Times 6 May 1945, sec 2, 1. Dawson, Greg. Judgment Before Nuremberg: The Holocaust in the Ukraine and ...

Author: Victoria Khiterer

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527549111

Category: Political Science

Page: 292

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While many works have been published on different aspects of the Holocaust and genocides, their aftermath and impact on society still require further research and discussion in scholarly literature. This book illuminates unknown aspects of the aftermath of the Holocaust and genocides, and discusses trials of Holocaust and genocide perpetrators, commemoration of the victims, attempts to revive Jewish national life, and outbreaks of post-World War II anti-Semitism. It also analyzes the representation of the Holocaust and genocides in literature, press and film. The volume includes thirteen articles, which are based on recently discovered archival materials, and provides new approaches to the research of the Armenian genocide, the Holodomor, ethnic cleansing and the Holocaust.

Irish Drama and the Other Revolutions

By uncoupling sex from procreation, Otto has reduced himself and his lovers to parasites – 'poor wincing worms in a winecup' (ibid., 152). The sustained invertebrate metaphor contemptuously excludes the entire trio from zakal; ...

Author: Susan Cannon Harris

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9781474424479

Category: Political Science

Page: 280

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The first modern Irish playwrights emerged in London in the 1890s, at the intersection of a rising international socialist movement and a new campaign for gender equality and sexual freedom. Irish Drama and the Other Revolutions shows how Irish playwrights mediated between the sexual and the socialist revolutions, and traces their impact on left theatre in Europe and America from the 1890s to the 1960s. Drawing on original archival research, the study reconstructs the engagement of Yeats, Shaw, Wilde, Synge, O'Casey, and Beckett with socialists and sexual radicals like Percy Bysshe Shelley, William Morris, Edward Carpenter, Florence Farr, Bertolt Brecht, and Lorraine Hansberry.

Reach for the Top

2002 Worms in the Winecup: A Memoir, by John Bright. 2002 Straight from the Horse's Mouth: An Autobiography, by Ronald Neame. 2002 Reach for the Top: The Turbulent Life of Laurence Harvey, by Anne Sinai. 2003 Reach for the Top The ...

Author: Anne Sinai

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9781461670766

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 408

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This first-ever, personal account of one of film's most controversial stars, clears up the many myths and misconceptions about his life, disclosing for the first time his real name. Packed with personal anecdotes, 23 black and white photographs, a filmography, and a detailed index, this book will fascinate film students, scholars, and enthusiasts.

George Arliss

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Author: Robert M. Fells

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810851601

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 275

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By any reasonable expectation, George Arliss should not have succeeded as a star, either on stage or in film. Yet he achieved a career enjoyed by very few in the performing arts. An actor, author, playwright, and filmmaker, George Arliss won acclaim for his work first on the stage and then later, most improbably, as a Hollywood movie star. His films achieved the rare distinction of being both artistic and financial successes. Though he was neither young nor handsome, Arliss found popular acclaim for his many historical characterizations such as Voltaire, Nathan Rothschild, Cardinal Richelieu, and Benjamin Disraeli. Robert Fells traces Arliss's life and times through his film work, providing a thoroughly researched and entertaining view of one of the most important, yet neglected figures in film history. The book also reviews the actor's uneasy relationship with screenwriters, his clashes with British film producer Michael Balcon, his championing of young unknowns such as Bette Davis and James Cagney, and his prosecution by the British Government during World War II. It also includes a complete filmography and a selected stageography of Arliss's work. Includes 20 photos.

Irene Dunne

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Author: Wes D. Gehring

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810858640

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 252

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Traces the life of the American film actress from her childhood days spent in Louisville, St. Louis, and Madison, Indiana, through her Hollywood career to her retirement, and receipt of the Kennedy Center Award in 1985.

Body and Soul

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Author: Tony Williams

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810849933

Category:

Page: 381

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Body and Soul concentrates on the creative and cultural dilemmas both personal and political that affect the individuals in Aldrich's films.

In Spite of Myself

... and ererybm/y and most of all, which was as hilarious as it was redeeming, in herself! s E AN 0 'CASEY might have been describing the Naughty 10 when he coined the phmse “wincing worms in a winecup," but they were better than that.

Author: Christopher Plummer

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307271161

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 660

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A collection of delicious anecdotes of a life spent on stages and film sets across the world—from Peter Hall’s Royal Shakespeare Theatre to The Sound of Music—from one of our greatest actors. Christopher Plummer’s magnificent book recounts the wild adventure that was his life, stretching from a privileged childhood in Canada to the glorious, star-studded New York of the fifties to a sensational career in film appearing in some of our most beloved classics. Here are his late nights out with Carson McCullers, Tennessee Williams, Paddy Chayefsky, and Arthur Miller; his affairs and marriages; his collaborations with famed producers; and his memorable roles alongside fellow young and talented actors, each also destined for stardom: Judi Dench, Vanessa Redgrave, Peter O’Toole, Natalie Wood, and countless others.

Life is Beautiful But Not for Jews

2002 White Horse, Black Hat: A Quarter Century on Hollywood '5 Poverty Row, by C. Jack Lewis. 2002 Worms in the Winecup: A Memoir, by John Bright. 2002 Straight from the Horse's Mouth: Ronald Neame, An Autobiography, by Ronald Neame.

Author: Kobi Niv

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9781417503698

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 136

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With sharp, uncompromising logic and eye-opening insight, Niv analyzes the film and its script scene-by-scene to show why Life is Beautiful is very far from being the innocent, charming, and heartwarming film it appears to be. The author argues that the film not only lends support to the central arguments of Holocaust deniers, but is actually a quasi-theological, Christian parable which seeks to justify the extermination of Jews in the 20th century as divine punishment for the sin of the crucifixion of Jesus two thousand years ago.

A Take on British TV Drama

Worms in the Winecup : A Memoir , by John Bright . 2002 98. Straight from the Horse's Mouth : Ronald Neame , An Autobiography , by Ronald Neame . 2003 99. Reach for the Top : The Turbulent Life of Laurence Harvey , by Anne Sinai .

Author: Christopher Neame

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810850125

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 153

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This is a behind-the-scenes account of several quality programs for the British television. With a lighthearted perspective, writer/producer Christopher Neame recounts the challenges and rewards of working on such productions as Danger U.X.B., The Knowledge, Q.E.D., The Irish R.M., Monsignor Quixote, and The Flame Trees of Thika.

Scorsese Up Close

Worms in the Winecup : A Memoir , by John Bright 2002 98. Straight from the Horse's Mouth : Ronald Neame , An Autobiography , by Ronald Neame . 2003 99. Reach for the Top : The Turbulent Life of Laurence Harvey , by Anne Sinai .

Author: Ben Nyce

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810847876

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 176

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This study of Martin Scorsese's works looks closely at the cinematic text of the films themselves. Unlike other books on Scorsese, which favor the discussion of broad themes and plot summary, Nyce also examines particular shots and sequences of shots. Scorsese Up Close mirrors the same scrutiny that the filmmaker brings to the shooting and editing process.

Hollywood in Wide Angle

Worms in the Winecup : A Memoir , by John Bright . 2002 98. Straight from the Horse's Mouth : Ronald Neame , An Autobiography , by Ronald Neame . 2003 99. Reach for the Top : The Turbulent Life of Laurence Harvey , by Anne Sinai .

Author: Jack Rothman

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 081085015X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 199

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This unique collection of interviews covers the broad spectrum of film directing experience—from first timers to award-winning veterans. Allowed to respond with anonymity, the directors provide candid answers to a wide variety of topics that convey the challenges and rewards of the filmmaking process.

And the Stars Spoke Back

Worms in the Winecup : A Memoir , by John Bright . 2002 98. Straight from the Horse's Mouth : Ronald Neame , An Autobiography , by Ronald Neame . 2003 99. Reach for the Top : The Turbulent Life of Laurence Harvey , by Anne Sinai .

Author: Frawley Becker

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810851571

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 242

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Becker reminiscences about his work on the sets and in the dressing rooms of Hollywood personalities, providing glimpses into the private lives of a stellar array of actors and actresses. Besides these and other stars, Becker also discloses fascinating details of working with world-famous directors John Huston, William Wyler, Nicholas Ray, Anatole Litvak, Renz Clzment, and Vittorio de Sica.

Leo McCarey

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Author: Wes D. Gehring

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810852632

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 22

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This first full-length biography of a legendary and award-winning Hollywood writer, producer, and director (Duck Soup, My Favorite Wife, An Affair to Remember, Going My Way, and The Bells of St. Mary's) explores the director's life as filtered through his art. Gehring maintains that McCarey's films were often a reworking of his antiheroic self. In addition, the apparent diversity of his films actually represents an interrelated web of various comedy genres and a pattern of antiheroic characters and themes.

Jackie Coogan The World s Boy King

2002 Worms in the Winecup: A Memoir, by John Bright. 2002 Straight from the Horse's Mouth: Ronald Neame, An Autobiography, by Ronald Neame. 2003 Reach for the Top: The Turbulent Life of Laurence Harvey, by Anne Sinai.

Author: Diana Serra Cary

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780585466873

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 328

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Discovered by Charlie Chaplin in 1919, four-year-old Jackie Coogan soared to overnight stardom for his title role in the silent masterpiece, The Kid. A string of successes followed, including Peck's Bad Boy, Oliver Twist, and A Boy of Flanders, earning Coogan a fortune of four million dollars. Dubbed 'The Millionaire Kid' by the press, he later had to sue his parents in a futile attempt to recover his squandered fortune. His later years were marked with penury and the cruel diminishment of his childhood fame. As an adult, he found work in character roles and gained unexpected but fleeting fame as 'Uncle Fester' in the series The Addams Family. He continued to make guest appearances on television until his death in 1984. In Jackie Coogan: The World's Boy King, Diana Serra Cary reveals the little-known and even less understood private life of this famous child star and his dysfunctional family. She looks at the highs and lows of an actor who reached the height of fame before ten and whose subsequent career took an inevitable fall. Cary also examines the conduct of Coogan's parents, whose behavior served as an unfortunate model for countless others who sought fame and fortune through their children's success. The author, a major child star (the former Baby Peggy), employs her own hard-won insight to explore the career and family woes of another in this fascinating account about one of the greatest child stars of all time. Includes more than 30 photos.

3 D Filmmakers

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Author: Ray Zone

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810854376

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 179

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La 4e de couv. porte : "In '3-D filmmakers : conversations with creators of stereoscopic motion pictures', stereographer and film historian Ray Zone presents the insights of twenty-one professionals who have worked in this specialized field. In this collection of interviews, Zone explores the art and craft of 3-D filmmaking with producers, screenwriters, directors, and cinematographers. Interviewees range from Arch Oboler - producer of Bwana Devil, the 1952 feature that triggered the boom of 3-D films - to producers and cinematographers who have worked with single-strip 3-D film production in the 1970s and '80s, 3-D films in theme parks, current IMAX films, and the new and still-evolving format of digital 3-D cinema. These interviews provide a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at more than five decades of this unique medium. This one-of-a-kind book will interest aspiring filmmakers, stereo photography enthusiasts, cinema buffs, devotees of popular culture, and film historians."

Hollywood s Blacklists A Political and Cultural History

Bright, John (2002), Worms in the Winecup. A Memoir, Lanham, MD: The Scarecrow Press. Buhle, Paul (1995), 'The Hollywood Left: Aesthetics and Politics', in New Left Review, no. 212, July/August, pp. 101–19.

Author: Reynold Humphries

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748630523

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 192

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'Are you now or have you ever been a member of the Communist Party?' That question was to be repeated endlessly during the anti-Communist investigations carried out by the House Committee on un-American Activities (HUAC) in the early 1950s. The refusal of ten members of the film industry to answer the question in 1947 led to the decision by studio bosses to fire them and never to hire known Communists in the future. The Hearings led to scores of actors, writers and directors being named as Communists or sympathisers. All were blacklisted and fired. Hollywood's Blacklists is a history of the political and cultural factors relevant to understanding the why and the how of the various investigations of the alleged Communist infiltration of Hollywood. What was HUAC? What propaganda role did films play during World War II and the Cold War? What values were at stake in the confrontation between Left and Right that saw the former so resoundingly defeated and expelled from Hollywood? Answers to these and other questions are offered via analyses of the motives of the various players and of the tactics deployed by HUAC to reward collaboration and punish dissent.

The Writers

The Classical Hollywood Cinema: Film Style and Mode of Production to 1960. New York: Columbia University Press, 1985. Bright, John. Worms in the Winecup: A Memoir. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2002. Caldwell, John Thornton.

Author: Miranda J. Banks

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813571409

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 342

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Screenwriters are storytellers and dream builders. They forge new worlds and beings, bringing them to life through storylines and idiosyncratic details. Yet up until now, no one has told the story of these creative and indispensable artists. The Writers is the only comprehensive qualitative analysis of the history of writers and writing in the film, television, and streaming media industries in America. Featuring in-depth interviews with over fifty writers—including Mel Brooks, Norman Lear, Carl Reiner, and Frank Pierson—The Writers delivers a compelling, behind-the-scenes look at the role and rights of writers in Hollywood and New York over the past century. Granted unprecedented access to the archives of the Writers Guild Foundation, Miranda J. Banks also mines over 100 never-before-published oral histories with legends such as Nora Ephron and Ring Lardner Jr., whose insight and humor provide a window onto the enduring priorities, policies, and practices of the Writers Guild. With an ear for the language of storytellers, Banks deftly analyzes watershed moments in the industry: the advent of sound, World War II, the blacklist, ascension of television, the American New Wave, the rise and fall of VHS and DVD, and the boom of streaming media. The Writers spans historical and contemporary moments, and draws upon American cultural history, film and television scholarship and the passionate politics of labor and management. Published on the sixtieth anniversary of the formation of the Writers Guild of America, this book tells the story of the triumphs and struggles of these vociferous and contentious hero-makers.

The Truth at Twenty Four Frames per Second An Anthology of Writings on Film History

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Author: Anthony Slide

Publisher: BearManor Media

ISBN:

Category: Performing Arts

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Collected together here are Anthony Slide’s writings on film and television history from the 1960s through the present. Subjects and individuals discussed are varied, including Lillian Gish, Val Guest, Vivienne Segal, Wendy Richard, Elisabeth Welch, Lawrence Welk, and Betty White. All illustrate the author’s scholarship, dedication to the serious study of the history of popular culture, and also his unique sense of humor. The book is a reminder of a career that has included time spent as resident film historian of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and associate archivist of the American Film Institute. It complements Anthony Slide’s work as the author or editor of more than 200 books on the history of Popular Entertainment.

William Beaudine

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Author: Wendy L. Marshall

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810852187

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 387

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In his unsurpassed employment of 60 years in the business, Beaudine racked up more than 500 films and in excess of 350 television programs. Until his death at age 78, he was the oldest active director in the business. This detailed biography chronicles Beaudine's swift rise through the ranks, his triumph as one of the most successful directors of British comedies, his accumulation and loss of personal fortunes, his fall from fame, and his prolific work in television. Marshall corrects much misinformation that has been written about the director and has compiled the most complete list of his directorial credits to date.