Oral Histories

Interview of Frances Inglis

Director of the UCLA Committee on Fine Arts Production.
Subtitle:
Director of Fine Arts Productions
Topic:
UCLA and University of California History
UCLA Performing Arts Staff
Interviewer:
Barnett, Teresa
Interviewee:
Inglis, Frances
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:
Attends Stanford University; father's business failure forces Inglis into the workplace; employment with the Joyce-Selznick agency and the Hawks-Volck Corporation; hired as assistant to David O. Selznick; serves as assistant to the chair of the Hollywood Victory Committee; becomes Samuel Goldwyn's secretary; hired as executive director of the Screen Writers Guild; accepts position as director of fine arts productions at UCLA; Dean William W. Melnitz's decision to establish the Theatre Group; Abbott Kaplan; booking film and dance programs; lack of outside funding sources; Franklin D. Murphy's support of the arts; John Houseman; Blanche Witherspoon; conceiving Design for Sharing; engaging artists to conduct workshops; Department of Fine Arts Productions staff and salaries; sexism at UCLA; increasing costs of bringing artists to campus; the Department of Fine Arts Productions after Inglis's departure; Pebbles Wadsworth; activities after retiring.