Oral Histories

Interview of Frances Inglis

Director of the UCLA Committee on Fine Arts Production.
Director of Fine Arts Productions
UCLA and University of California History
UCLA Performing Arts Staff
Biographical Note:
Director of the UCLA Committee on Fine Arts Production.
Barnett, Teresa
Inglis, Frances
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.
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.