Oral Histories

Interview of Richard D. Goldstone

UCLA Student Leaders: Richard D. Goldstone
UCLA Student Leaders of the 1920s and '30s
UCLA and University of California History
UCLA Student Leaders
Treleven, Dale E.
Goldstone, Richard D.
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.
Series Statement:
Interviews in this series document the experiences and activities of student leaders at UCLA beginning in 1919, when the institution was named University of California, Southern Branch, and moving forward into the 1930s. This series was funded in part by Associated Students UCLA (ASUCLA).
Childhood in New York City; moves to Los Angeles; early interest in writing; first years at UCLA Westwood campus; exclusionary policies of fraternities and sororities; religion and race among fraternities; student sexual mores; drinking during Prohibition; Ernest Carroll Moore; left-wing politics on campus; impact of the Depression; controversies surrounding the Daily Bruin; Hell's Bells; Bruin writing leads to screenwriting career; working for Office of Production Management during World War II; making a film for the Institute for Cancer and Blood Research; Goldstone's own battle against cancer.