Oral Histories

Interview of Edmond DePatie

Vice president and general manager of Warner Bros. President of the Motion Picture Relief Fund.
Out of the Silents
Film and Television
Dixon, Elizabeth I.
DePatie, Edmond
Supporting Documents:
Records relating to the interview are located in the office of the UCLA Library's Center for Oral History Research.
Regents of the University of California, UCLA Library.
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.