In 1946, when Larry Parks burst onto the screen as "Al Jolson," in THE JOLSON STORY, he was considered "an overnight success," even though he'd already appeared in close to thirty B and C films during the previous five years.Parks' triumph ...

Author: Michael B Druxman


ISBN: 9798611731369


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In 1946, when Larry Parks burst onto the screen as "Al Jolson," in THE JOLSON STORY, he was considered "an overnight success," even though he'd already appeared in close to thirty B and C films during the previous five years.Parks' triumph would be short lived. Within the next few years, he would become a victim of the House Un-American Activities Committee and, although he would just miss becoming a member of the infamous "Hollywood Ten," his career was damaged for the rest of his life. A virtual pariah in Hollywood, he would make only two more films in his lifetime, both in Europe.Larry Parks, however, was not one to quit. When he and his wife, actress Betty Garrett, were not appearing in live theatre or nightclubs around the USA and abroad, he was building and renting out apartment buildings in the Los Angeles area, owning almost twenty at one point.LARRY PARKS (aka: AL JOLSON), not only involves the actor's dealings with the House Committee and its aftermath, but also his sometimes contentious relationships with both Al Jolson and Columbia Pictures head, Harry Cohn. The play also features many of the now standard songs that Al Jolson made famous.
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Hollywood by Hollywood

Jolson Sings Again (1949) has star Larry Parks playing himself interacting with
his character, Al Jolson, as they make the ... In an even more sustained use of
this merging of “real” and “reel” Hollywood, Fade-In, aka Iron Cowboy (1968), the

Author: Steven Cohan

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780190865788

Category: History

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The backstudio picture, or the movie about movie-making, is a staple of Hollywood film production harking back to the silent era and extending to the present day. What gives backstudios their coherence as a distinctive genre, Steven Cohan argues in Hollywood by Hollywood, is their fascination with the mystique of Hollywood as a geographic place, a self-contained industry, and a fantasy of fame, leisure, sexual freedom, and modernity. Yet by the same token, if backstudio pictures have rarely achieved blockbuster box-office success, what accounts for the film industry's interest in continuing to produce them? The backstudio picture has been an enduring genre because, aside from offering a director or writer a chance to settle old scores, in branding filmmaking with the Hollywood mystique, the genre solicits consumers' strong investment in the movies. Whether inspiring the "movie crazy" fan girls of the early teens and twenties or the wannabe filmmakers of this century heading to the West Coast after their college graduations, backstudios have given emotional weight and cultural heft to filmmaking as the quintessential American success story. But more than that, a backstudio picture is concerned with shaping perceptions of how the film industry works, with masking how its product depends upon an industrial labor force, including stardom, and with determining how that work's value accrues from the Hollywood brand stamped onto the product. Cohan supports his well theorized and well researched claims with nuanced discussions of over fifty backstudios, some canonical and well-known, and others obscure and rarely seen. Covering the hundred-year timespan of feature length film production, Hollywood by Hollywood offers an illuminating perspective for considering anew the history of American movies.

Congressional Record

Reynolds , Bella Lewitzky ( dancer ) : See Solomon , Lou ( Louis ) ( writer ) :
Identified Waldman , Herman ( Aka David Wolf ) ... Martin Berkeley , 1951 ( A ) ;
Elizabeth Wilson , Larry Parks , 1951 ( B ) ; and Lee J. Cobb , 1953 Weber , John
( agent ) ...

Author: United States. Congress


ISBN: IND:30000142014202

Category: Law


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The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)
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I Saw Stars in the 40 s and 50 s

Larry Parks AKA: Samuel Klausman Born:12-3-1914 Died:4-13-1975 This dark
haired, average built actor seemed to go against great odds for a chance to
become a noted Hollywood Name. Coming from Kansas, Larry headed for higher

Author: Eddie Garrett

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 9781412058384

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 242

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Never before seen photos of celebrities from the 1940's and the 1950's, taken by a 16 year old boy, who went on himself to become an actor. 117 black and white photos with brief highlights of the actor's life and a few notes by the author remembering the "instant of shooting the picture."

Jewish Film Directory

... Stoloff , George Duning Larry Parks , Barbara Hale , William Demarest , Ludwig
Donath , Bill Goodwin , Tamara Shayne . ... 9 Joodse Bruiloft in Bezettingstijd see
Married With a Star Joseph and His Brethren aka Joseph Sold By His Brothers ...

Author: Matthew Stevens


ISBN: UOM:39015024951538

Category: Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945), in motion pictures

Page: 298

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A comprehensive annotated filmography. See the subject index for films on antisemitism and the Holocaust, as well as Nazi propaganda films.

Halliwell s Film Guide

Joseph H. Lewis ph Joseph Walker md Morris Stoloff ed William Lyon Larry Parks
(using Jolson's own voice), William ... Le Jour Se Lève *** France 1939 95m bw
Sigma aka: Daybreak A murderer is besieged by police in his attic room, ...

Author: Leslie Halliwell

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

ISBN: 0062733184

Category: Motion pictures

Page: 1231

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A comprehensive guide to around 20,000 of the most enduring movies ever made, including American, British, and foreign-language films, as well as movies of the silent era.

Halliwell s Film Video DVD Guide

... Gruenberg ☆ Paul Muni , Marguerite Chapman , Larry Parks , George
Macready , Roman Bohnen Countess Dracula ... Emmett Ginna ) aka : Brotherly
Love An eccentric baronet's incestuous love for his sister finally breaks up her
marriage .



ISBN: STANFORD:36105123832326

Category: Motion pictures


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Movies on TV and Videocassette 1992 1993

Author: Steven H. Scheuer

Publisher: Bantam Books

ISBN: 0553291475

Category: Motion pictures

Page: 1227

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Packed with over 19,000 entries of the best and worst movie-viewing choices available on TV, cable TV, and videocassette, this edition of a perennial favorite is the most complete yet. Included are the most up-to-date reviews of films, both classic and contemporary, concise plot summaries, insider information about the movie industry, and more.

Psychotherapists on Film 1899 1999

French Kiss , aka Paris Match . ... Cast : Montgomery Clift , Sigmund Freud ,
Susannah York , Cecily Koertner , Larry Parks , Dr. Joseph Breuer , Susan
Kohner , Martha Freud , Eileen Herlie , Frau Ida Koertner , Fernand Ledoux , Dr.
Charcot ...

Author: John Flowers

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786412976

Category: Performing Arts

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How long have psychotherapists been depicted in films? Nearly as long as there have been films—or psychotherapists, for that matter. This isn’t surprising if one considers that the Freudian revolution in psychology and the invention of motion pictures occurred at about the same time. What may be surprising is the sheer number of times that psychotherapists, in their many guises, have shown up in the movies and how their depiction has reflected changing social attitudes about psychotherapy over the last century. This comprehensive worldwide filmography examines over 5000 movies. Films in which mental health professionals appear, or in which others act in that capacity, are listed alphabetically. A preface explains the criteria for a film’s inclusion, and a lengthy introduction and guide to the filmography explores the changing social attitudes mirrored by the movies. Appendices list the titles by decade; alternate titles for many films; recent releases; and qualifying adult films.

Al Jolson

A Bio-discography Larry F. Kiner, Philip R. Evans ... GUEST : Larry Parks . ...
Radio Rarities " 16 " -BT AFRS Al Jolson 15 CASS Cassettes Only C0-1210 "
DULA ) ( E.

Author: Larry F. Kiner

Publisher: Metuchen, N.J. : Scarecrow Press

ISBN: UCSD:31822005360615

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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A comprehensive study of Jolson's career and touring data, providing extensive information on each of the performances. Bibliography.

The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror

After reluctantly implicating several co-workers (including Jeff Corey, Sterling
Hayden, Lionel Stander, Larry Parks and ... in 1959 but did not become a hit until
it was featured in Barry Mahon's The Dead One (aka Blood of the Zombie, 1960).



ISBN: UOM:49015003471753

Category: Horror tales, American


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The Untouchables

... firm established for six generations to bring narcotics into the country for a
Chicago mob ( aka ' Man Under Glass ' ) . ... sc Leonard Kantor d Don Medford
CAST : Norma Crane , Larry Parks , June Vincent , Judy Strange , Linda Watkins .

Author: Tise Vahimagi

Publisher: British Film Inst

ISBN: STANFORD:36105020296906

Category: Performing Arts

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The Untouchables television series was produced at the high point of the US film series drama in the early 1960s. The series featured the crusade of Federal agent Eliot Ness (played by Robert Stack) against the Prohibition era underworld of "Scarface" Al Capone. The long-running series featured early roles from a variety of screen personalities (such as Leslie Nielson, Peter Falk, James Coburn, Charles Bronson, Leonard Nimoy, Robert Redford, and Robert Duvall) as well as established Hollywood players (Lee van Cleef, Lee Marvin, Patricia Neal, Barbara Stanwyck, and Dorothy Malone). The show set new standards for TV action and pioneered a more adventurous approach to the representation of violence on TV, which in turn provoked considerable controversy as well as acclaim. Tise Vahimagi details in this text the development of the "Gangster" genre and "The Untouchables'" relations to American cinema and television of the 1950s and 1960s, offering a sidelight onto the social and political event of the period. This book also includes illustrations and detailed credits providing a full production history for followers of of the series.

Frank Tashlin

Larry Parks was initially announced as the male lead but was replaced by Bob
Cummings after Parks ' self ... Walter Oberst - Second Unit Director : Bill Watson
Cast : Bob Hope ( Junior Potter ) , Jane Russell ( Mike , aka “ The Torch " ) , Roy ...

Author: Roger Garcia

Publisher: British Film Inst

ISBN: UOM:39015032718747

Category: Animators

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No Marketing Blurb

The Real Oscar

Problem is : Dalton Trumbo ( aka Rich ) told a UCLA film professor , Dr. Howard
Suber , that he ( Trumbo ) had written ... of a number of Oscar winners and
nominees in acting categories — most notably Larry Parks ( best actor nominee
for The ...

Author: Peter H. Brown

Publisher: Arlington House Pub

ISBN: STANFORD:36105038929191

Category: Academy Awards (Motion pictures)

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Takes a critical look at the Academy Awards, discusses the ways studios attempt to influence the voting, and tells the stories of Oscar winners and losers

Michigan Manufacturers Directory

Off . Mgr . – Antonette Kierkus Shop Foreman — Larry Parks SIC - 3544 ; NAICS -
333511 ; Plastic injection molds Employs - 20 ; Estab . — 1971 Sales- $ 1 Mil- $
2.5 Mil Distrib.- Local Privately owned corporation AKA : Ready Molds , Inc. REX



ISBN: UOM:49015003277044

Category: Michigan


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Leonard Maltin s Movie and Video Guide

Aka MINDWARP : AN * * * D : Luis Mandoki . ... Larry Parks , Marguerite man
Jewison . ... Colorful , standard swashbuckler with dashCronyn , Margot Kidder ,
Wilfrid Hyde ing Parks protecting French general from White , Melodie Johnson .



ISBN: UVA:X004400523

Category: Motion pictures


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Film Choreographers and Dance Directors

An Illustrated Biographical Encyclopedia, with a History and Filmographies, 1893
Through 1995 Larry Billman ... 257 Paris Choreographer ' s Competition 484
Paris Choreography Institute 394 Paris Exposition ( 1937 ) 431 Paris Follies of
1956 ( aka Fresh from ... Steve 338 Parker , Colonel Tom 118 Parks , Larry 63 ,
246 , 379 Parsons , David 442 Parton , Dolly 161 , 163 The Party - Natalia
Borisova 243 ...

Author: Larry Billman

Publisher: McFarland Publishing

ISBN: STANFORD:36105019327381

Category: Performing Arts

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This is a comprehensive reference work to 970 choreographers and dance directors who worked in nearly 3,500 films. For each, there is a vital biography, a description of their choreographic style, a listing of their stage, television, music video, nightclub and concert credits, and a listing of the movies they choreographed. A decade-by-decade history of dance on film and a filmography of choreographically important works in each decade are included.

1997 Videohound s Guide to Three and Four Star Movies

1946 128m / C Larry Parks , Evelyn Keyes , William Demarest , Bill Goodwin ,
Tamara Shayne , John Alexander , Jimmy Lloyd , Ludwig Donath , Scotty Beckett
; D : Alfred E. Green ; M : Morris ... AKA : Jonas — Qui Aura 25 Ans en l'an 2000 .

Author: Videohound Editors

Publisher: Broadway

ISBN: 055306715X

Category: Motion pictures

Page: 640

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The creators of VideoHound's Golden Movie Retriever present another winner--the ultimate guide to more than 3,000 of the best movies of all time. Extensive indexes of stars, directors, and over 325 wildly original categories, from Adolescence and Airborne Disasters to Wedding Bells and Wrong Side of the Tracks make it easy to hone in the perfect movie for any mood or occasion. Line drawings.