Oral Histories

Interview of Emmet G. Lavery

Producer and entertainment lawyer. Director of business affairs for 20th Century Fox Television and vice president of business affairs for Paramount Television. Founder of Emmet G. Lavery Jr. Productions and vice president of business affairs for DLT Entertainment.
Subtitle:
Notes and Footnotes
Topic:
Literature
Theater
Interviewer:
Duttera, Bonnie
Interviewee:
Lavery, Emmet G.
Length:
196 leaves : index.
Language:
English
Copyright:
Interviewee Retained Copyright
Abstract:
Family background; father's fascination with theater; experiences as newspaperman and lawyer; growing interest in theater; classes in experimental theater with Hallie Flanagan at Vassar College; accomplishments as playwright: The First Legion, 1934, The Second Spring, 1938, and The Magnificent Yankee, 1946; view of Arthur Hopkins as director; association with Flanagan and Federal Theater history project; observations on American and European theater and on national theater in general; tenure as president of Screen Writers Guild, 1945-47; the guild, communism, and Hollywood blacklist; analysis of problems encountered by a Catholic writer.