Oral Histories

Interview of Edmond DePatie

Vice president and general manager of Warner Bros. President of the Motion Picture Relief Fund.
Subtitle:
Out of the Silents
Topic:
Film and Television
Interviewer:
Dixon, Elizabeth I.
Interviewee:
DePatie, Edmond
Supporting Documents:
Records relating to the interview are located in the office of the UCLA Library's Center for Oral History Research.
Language:
English
Copyright:
Regents of the University of California, UCLA Library.
Abstract:
French-Canadian family in Connecticut; early work experience; World War I military service; move to Hollywood, 1924; advancement from statistical typist with Joseph M. Schenck Productions, 1924, to vice president and general manager of Warner Brothers, 1927-57; formative years of film industry; finance in movie industry; union movement; Jack Warner's attempts to raise wages; start of Screen Actors Guild, Screen Directors Guild, and Writers Guild; strike of 1937; Conference of Studio Unions, Herbert K. Sorrell, International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, and strike of 1945-46; star system; Hollywood's public image; new trends in production; pay television; formation of Hollywood Motion Picture and Television Museum.