David O. Selznick filmography

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David O. Selznick

David O. Selznick (1902–1965) was an American motion picture producer whose work consists of three short subjects, 67 feature films, and one television production made between 1923 and 1957. He is perhaps most notable as the producer of the 1939 epic Gone With the Wind.[1] Selznick was born in Pittsburgh and educated in public schools in Brooklyn and Manhattan.[2] He began working in the film industry in New York while in his teens as an assistant to his father, jeweler-turned-film producer Lewis J. Selznick.[3] In 1923, he began producing films himself, starting with two documentary shorts and then a minor feature, Roulette (1924).[4] Moving to Hollywood in 1926, Selznick became employed at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), where he produced two films before switching to Paramount in early 1928.[5] After helping to guide Paramount into the sound era, Selznick moved to RKO Radio in 1931 where he served as the studio's executive producer. During his time at RKO he oversaw the production of King Kong (1933) and helped to develop Katharine Hepburn and Myrna Loy into major film stars.[6]

In 1933 Selznick returned to MGM, this time as a vice-president in charge of his own production unit. During his two years with the studio he produced elaborate versions of Leo Tolstoy's Anna Karenina and Charles Dickens' David Copperfield and A Tale of Two Cities. In 1935, he left MGM to form his own production company, Selznick International Pictures, where he produced adaptations of Robert Smythe Hichens' The Garden of Allah (1936), Frances Hodgson Burnett's Little Lord Fauntleroy (1936), Anthony Hope's The Prisoner of Zenda (1937), and Mark Twain's The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1938). Selznick also became a pioneer in the use of Technicolor with the first and last of these films and also with his productions of A Star is Born and Nothing Sacred (both 1937). In 1939 Selznick brought Swedish actress Ingrid Bergman to the United States to star in Intermezzo and the following year he brought Alfred Hitchcock over from England to direct Rebecca. Also in 1939, Selznick produced his epic version of Margaret Mitchell's Gone With the Wind, which became the most financially successful film of all time.[7]

Selznick liquidated his corporation in the early 1940s but returned to independent producing in 1943. His work from this period included two more Hitchcock films, Spellbound (1945) and The Paradine Case (1948) and several films starring Jennifer Jones, among them Since You Went Away (1944), Duel in the Sun (1946) and Portrait of Jennie (1948). Selznick ceased his independent productions in 1948. Beginning with Carol Reed's The Third Man (1949), he entered into a period of co-producing motion pictures with other filmmakers. In 1954, he made his sole venture into television with the production Light's Diamond Jubilee.[8] Selznick retired from filmmaking after producing an adaptation of Ernest Hemingway's A Farewell to Arms (1957).

Selznick's productions were the recipients of numerous Academy Award nominations. Two of his films—Gone With the Wind and Rebecca—won Academy Awards for Best Picture.[9][10] Six other films that he produced—Viva Villa! (1934), David Copperfield (1935), A Tale of Two Cities (1935), A Star is Born (1937), Since You Went Away (1944), and Spellbound (1945)—were nominated for Best Picture.[10][11][12][13][14][15] As of 2010, four of the films Selznick produced have been added to the National Film Registry: King Kong (1933), The Prisoner of Zenda (1937), Gone With the Wind (1939), and The Third Man (1949).[16] For his work in motion pictures, Selznick received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.[17]

"There are only two kinds of class: First class and no class."
— David O. Selznick[18]


Contents

Filmography

The release dates, titles, and names of the directors for Selznick's films are derived from the filmographies presented in the books Memo From David O. Selznick by Rudy Behlmer and David O. Selznick's Hollywood by Ronald Haver. The quotes are derived from Behlmer's book.[19][20]

Early shorts

Selznick began working in the film industry while in his early teens. He was employed—after school hours—by his father, film producer Lewis J. Selznick, initially as head of publicity and advertising and later as a newsreel editor. When the elder Selznick went bankrupt in 1923, young David took a job as a promoter for a two-reel short about prizefighter Luis Firpo. Afterwards he convinced the Mineralava Beauty Clay Company to produce a two-reel film of a beauty contest they were sponsoring with actor Rudolph Valentino as the judge.[3]

Release date Title Director Notes
01923-04-23April 23, 1923 Will He Conquer Dempsey? (none credited) Silent
01923 1923 Rudolph Valentino and His 88 American Beauties (none credited) Silent

Aetna-Selznick Distributing Corporation

Selznick: I promoted and made for $17,000 a little picture called Roulette ... As I recall, it didn't lose any money, but it didn't make any worth mentioning.[4]

Release date Title Director Notes
01924-01-19January 19, 1924 Roulette Taylor, S. E. V.S. E. V. Taylor Silent

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (I)

In October 1926, Selznick secured a job at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer as a script reader for producer Harry Rapf.[21]

Selznick: I become manager of the writer's department, then head of the writer's department, then assistant story editor, then associate story editor, then assistant stooge to Harry Rapf, and then finally was given my chance to make a Tim McCoy western ...I decided that ... it would be just as easy to make two of them at a time as one.[21]

After the McCoy westerns, Selznick was assigned as assistant to producer Hunt Stromberg on the film White Shadows in the South Seas (1928). Disagreements with Stromberg and senior producer Irving Thalberg over the choice of the film's director (W. S. Van Dyke or Robert J. Flaherty) led to Selznick's termination with the company.[22]

Release date Title Director Notes
01928-03-12March 12, 1928 Spoilers of the West Van Dyke, W. S.W. S. Van Dyke Silent
01928-03-24March 24, 1928 Wyoming W. S. Van Dyke Silent

Paramount

In early 1928 Selznick accepted the position of assistant to producer B. P. Schulberg at Paramount Studios. The professional relationship between the two, however, eventually deteriorated after Schulberg went to Europe for several months in 1929. During his absence, studio head Jesse L. Lasky placed Selznick into Schulberg's position and decided to keep him there. Selznick remained with Paramount until his resignation in June 1931.

Selznick: In response to my question as to what will happen to Schulberg, he [Lasky] said, in effect, that they would be kicking him upstairs.… One of my rows with Paramount … was my insistence that no one man could possibly personally produce more than a few pictures per year.[23]

Selznick worked in a variety of jobs (i.e. supervisor, producer, associate producer, executive producer, or substantial contributor). The 13 films listed below were those whose production he was known to be heavily involved in.[24] Except were noted these films are all-talking.

Release date Title Director(s) Notes
01928-08-05August 5, 1928 Forgotten Faces Schertzinger, VictorVictor Schertzinger Silent
01929-03-14March 14, 1929 Chinatown Nights Wellman, William A.William A. Wellman Part talking
01929-05-27May 27, 1929 The Man I Love Wellman, William A.William A. Wellman
01929-06-12June 12, 1929 The Four Feathers Cooper, Merian C.Merian C. Cooper
Ernest B. Schoedsack
Lothar Mendes
Soundtrack with music and sound effects but no spoken dialogue
01929-08-15August 15, 1929 The Dance of Life Cromwell, JohnJohn Cromwell
A. Edward Sutherland
Partly filmed in Technicolor
01929-09-14September 14, 1929 Fast Company Sutherland, A. EdwardA. Edward Sutherland
01930-02-02February 2, 1930 Street of Chance Cromwell, JohnJohn Cromwell
01930-03-14March 14, 1930 Sarah and Son Arzner, DorothyDorothy Arzner
01930-03-27March 27, 1930 Honey Ruggles, WesleyWesley Ruggles
01930-05-01May 1, 1930 The Texan Cromwell, JohnJohn Cromwell
01930-07-18July 18, 1930 For the Defense Cromwell, JohnJohn Cromwell
01930-07-23July 23, 1930 Manslaughter Abbott, GeorgeGeorge Abbott
01930-11-15November 15, 1930 Laughter d'Arrast, Harry d'AbbadieHarry d'Abbadie d'Arrast

RKO

In 1931 Selznick and director Lewis Milestone attempted to form their own production company. After several months, however, the two were unsuccessful in achieving financial backing. Milestone eventually accepted an offer to because head of production at United Artists while Selznick accepted a similar position at RKO Radio.[25]

Selznick: I sold him [David Sarnoff, President of RCA, parent company at the time to RKO Radio and RKO Pathé] the idea of putting me in charge not only of production at RKO, but also his rival production unit, Pathé. In October 1931, I signed a contract to take over both and to merge them.[25] I stayed at RKO until my contract expired in 1933. My new contract ... was about to be signed when "Deac" Aylesworth became head of the company. Aylesworth insisted upon the new but still unsigned contract being changed to the extent of giving him approval of everything connected with production. I refused to accept this.[26]

The twenty RKO films listed here are ones that Selznick was personally involved in as Vice-President in Charge of Production.[24]

Release date Title Director(s) Notes
01932-03-10March 10, 1932 The Lost Squadron Archainbaud, GeorgeGeorge Archainbaud
01932-04-14April 14, 1932 Symphony of Six Million La Cava, GregoryGregory La Cava
01932-05-05May 5, 1932 State's Attorney Archainbaud, GeorgeGeorge Archainbaud
01932-06-03June 3, 1932 Westward Passage Milton, RobertRobert Milton
01932-07-09July 9, 1932 What Price Hollywood? Cukor, GeorgeGeorge Cukor
01932-07-23July 23, 1932 Roar of the Dragon Ruggles, WesleyWesley Ruggles
01932-08-12August 12, 1932 The Age of Consent La Cava, GregoryGregory La Cava
01932-09-02September 2, 1932 Bird of Paradise Vidor, KingKing Vidor
01932-10-02October 2, 1932 A Bill of Divorcement Cukor, GeorgeGeorge Cukor Film debut of Katharine Hepburn
01932-11-20November 20, 1932 The Conquerors Wellman, William A.William A. Wellman
01932-12-04December 4, 1932 Rockabye Cukor, GeorgeGeorge Cukor
01932-12-25December 25, 1932 The Half-Naked Truth La Cava, GregoryGregory La Cava
01932-12-29December 29, 1932 The Animal Kingdom Sutherland, A. EdwardA. Edward Sutherland
01933-02-09February 9, 1933 Topaze d’Arrast, Harry d’AbbadieHarry d’Abbadie d’Arrast
01933-02-16February 16, 1933 The Great Jasper Rubin, J. WalterJ. Walter Rubin
01933-02-23February 23, 1933 Our Betters Cukor, GeorgeGeorge Cukor
01933-03-02March 2, 1933 King Kong Cooper, Merian C.Merian C. Cooper
Ernest B. Schoedsack
Added to the National Film Registry in 1991[27]
01933-03-09March 9, 1933 Christopher Strong Arzner, DorothyDorothy Arzner
01933-03-23March 23, 1933 Sweepings Cromwell, JohnJohn Cromwell
01933-05-30May 30, 1933 The Monkey's Paw Ruggles, WesleyWesley Ruggles

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (II)

After refusing to sign a new contract with RKO, Selznick returned to MGM in 1933, this time in the position as vice-president in charge of his own unit.[28] During the next two years he personally produced 11 features for the studio before departing to form his own production company.[29]

Release date Title Director Notes
01933-08-23August 23, 1933 Dinner at Eight Cukor, GeorgeGeorge Cukor
01933-10-05October 5, 1933 Night Flight Brown, ClarenceClarence Brown
01933-10-27October 27, 1933 Meet the Baron Lang, WalterWalter Lang
01933-12-02December 2, 1933 Dancing Lady Leonard, Robert Z.Robert Z. Leonard Film debut of Fred Astaire and an early appearance by Nelson Eddy
01934-04-10April 10, 1934 Viva Villa! Conway, JackJack Conway
01934-05-04May 4, 1934 Manhattan Melodrama Van Dyke, W. S.W. S. Van Dyke On July 22, 1934, gangster John Dillinger was gunned down by FBI agents after watching this film at the Biograph Theater in Chicago, Illinois[30]
01935-01-18January 18, 1935 David Copperfield Cukor, GeorgeGeorge Cukor
01935-03-22March 22, 1935 Vanessa: Her Love Story Howard, William K.William K. Howard
01935-04-18April 18, 1935 Reckless Fleming, VictorVictor Fleming
01935-08-30August 30, 1935 Anna Karenina Brown, ClarenceClarence Brown
01935-12-25December 25, 1935 A Tale of Two Cities Conway, JackJack Conway

Selznick International Pictures

Selznick: ...I simply had to fulfill my ambitions of starting my own company. It had always been an obsession of mine ... that there be no interference with our work; that we must have authority.[31]

In 1935 Selznick left MGM to form his own production company, Selznick International Pictures.[32] He also took over the operation of Pioneer Pictures, a production company designed to produce films in Technicolor and formed by his friend and ex-associate (at RKO) Merian C. Cooper.[31] Selznick International produced a total of 11 features, of which all but one were distributed by United Artists.[33] Gone With the Wind was released by MGM as part of a deal with Selznick in exchange for the loan of Clark Gable in the role of Rhett Butler.[34]

Release date Title Director Notes
01936-04-02April 2, 1936 Little Lord Fauntleroy Cromwell, JohnJohn Cromwell
01936-11-19November 19, 1936 The Garden of Allah Boleslawski, RichardRichard Boleslawski Filmed in Technicolor
01937-04-21April 21, 1937 A Star Is Born Wellman, William A.William A. Wellman Filmed in Technicolor
01937-09-02September 2, 1937 The Prisoner of Zenda Cromwell, JohnJohn Cromwell Originally released in sepiatone[35]
Added to the National Film Registry in 1991.[27]
01937-11-25November 25, 1937 Nothing Sacred Wellman, William A.William A. Wellman Filmed in Technicolor
01938-02-17February 17, 1938 The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Taurog, NormanNorman Taurog Filmed in Technicolor
01938-11-03November 3, 1938 The Young in Heart Wallace, RichardRichard Wallace
01939-02-16February 16, 1939 Made for Each Other Cromwell, JohnJohn Cromwell
01939-10-05October 5, 1939 Intermezzo: A Love Story Ratoff, GregoryGregory Ratoff First American film appearance of Ingrid Bergman
01939-12-15December 15, 1939 Gone with the Wind Fleming, VictorVictor Fleming Filmed in Technicolor
Added to the National Film Registry in 1989[36]
01940-03-27March 27, 1940 Rebecca Hitchcock, AlfredAlfred Hitchcock

David O. Selznick Productions

Following the highly successful releases of Gone With the Wind and Rebecca Selznick began a three-year liquidation of Selznick International Pictures in order to draw profits for himself and his outside investors. In the meantime he developed and sold film projects to other producers and also arranged loan outs of his contracted artists (among them director Alfred Hitchcock and actresses Vivian Leigh, Joan Fontaine, and Ingrid Bergman). In 1943 he formed David O. Selznick Productions, a company without outside backers. The first three features for his new company were distributed by United Artists.[37] Beginning with Duel in the Sun he released his films through his own distribution outfit, Selznick Releasing Organization.[38]

Release date Title Director Notes
01944-05-25May 25, 1944 Reward Unlimited Tourneur, JacquesJacques Tourneur A one-reel short subject for the United States Public Health Service
01944-07-20July 20, 1944 Since You Went Away Cromwell, JohnJohn Cromwell Released by United Artists
01944-12-25December 25, 1944 I'll Be Seeing You Dieterle, WilliamWilliam Dieterle Released by United Artists
01945-11-01November 1, 1945 Spellbound Hitchcock, AlfredAlfred Hitchcock One shot in color
Released by United Artists
01946-12-30December 30, 1946 Duel in the Sun Vidor, KingKing Vidor Filmed in Technicolor
Released by Selznick Releasing Organization
01947-12-31December 31, 1947 The Paradine Case Hitchcock, AlfredAlfred Hitchcock Released by Selznick Releasing Organization
01948-12-25December 25, 1948 Portrait of Jennie Dieterle, WilliamWilliam Dieterle Final reel tinted and final shot in Technicolor
Released by Selznick Releasing Organization

Final productions

In 1948 Selznick closed down his production company and greatly reduced the staff of his distribution outfit. The following year he married actress Jennifer Jones and began traveling in Europe.[39] For the remainder of his career he collaborated with other film producers and also made his sole venture into television.

Selznick: ... I was tired ... Additionally, it was crystal clear that the motion picture business was in for a terrible beating from television ... My company financed itself with bank loans; and these loans, with interest, had been extended to a total of about $12,000,000 ... as part of the plans for the liquidation of my company and its debts, we devised what has since become known as coproduction.[40]

Release date Title Director(s) Notes
01949-09-02September 2, 1949 The Third Man Reed, CarolCarol Reed A British film co-produced by Selznick and Alexander Korda and distributed by Selznick Releasing Organization. Selznick also provided some minor re-editing for the U.S. release.[41]
01950-08-21August 21, 1950 Gone to Earth Powell, MichaelMichael Powell
Emeric Pressburger
An RKO Radio production made in England co-produced by Selznick, who supervised the reshooting (by Rouben Mamoulian) of nearly one-third of the film for its U.S. release under the title The Wild Heart[42]
01954-05-27May 27, 1954 Stazione Termini
("Terminal Station")
De Sica, VittorioVittorio De Sica Filmed in Technicolor
An Italian film co-produced by Selznick, who re-cut the film for its U.S. release by Columbia Pictures under the title Indiscretion of an American Wife[42]
01954-10-24October 24, 1954
(Original airdate on American television)
Light's Diamond Jubilee Vidor, KingKing Vidor
Christian Nyby
William A. Wellman
A two-hour television special celebrating the 75th anniversary of Thomas Edison's invention of the incandescent lamp; aired simultaneously on the ABC, CBS, DuMont, and NBC networks
01957-12-19December 19, 1957 A Farewell to Arms Vidor, CharlesCharles Vidor Filmed in CinemaScope and color by DeLuxe
Produced by Selznick for Twentieth Century-Fox[43]

Academy Awards

Of the 68 features that Selznick produced 22 received a total of 82 Academy Award nominations with 21 wins.[20] In addition to these Selznick himself was twice nominated for the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award. He won the second of these two nominations.[44]

Title Category Nominee Result
3rd Academy Awards—1929/30[45]
Street of Chance Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay) Estabrook, HowardHoward EstabrookI Nominated
4th Academy Awards—1930/31[46]
Laughter Best Story d'Arrast, Harry d'AbbadieHarry d'Abbadie d'Arrast, Douglas Doty, Donald Ogden Stewart Nominated
5th Academy Awards—1931/32[47]
What Price Hollywood? Best Story St. Johns, Adela RogersAdela Rogers St. Johns, Jane Murfin Nominated
7th Academy Awards—1934[11]
Viva Villa! Best Picture Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Nominated
Best Assistant Director John Waters Won
Best Sound Shearer, DouglasDouglas Shearer Nominated
Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay) Hecht, BenBen HechtII Nominated
Manhattan Melodrama Best Story Caesar, ArthurArthur Caesar Won
8th Academy Awards—1935[12]
David Copperfield Best Picture Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Nominated
Best Assistant Director Joseph NewmanII Nominated
Best Film Editing Kern, Robert J.Robert J. Kern Nominated
9th Academy Awards—1936[13]
A Tale of Two Cities Best Picture Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Nominated
Best Film Editing Nervig, Conrad A.Conrad A. Nervig Nominated
The Garden of Allah Best Assistant Director Stacey, Eric G.Eric G. Stacey Nominated
Best Original Score Steiner, MaxMax Steiner Nominated
Honorary Award Greene, W. HowardW. Howard Greene and Harold RossonIII Won
10th Academy Awards—1937[14]
A Star is Born Best Picture International, SelznickSelznick International Nominated
Best Actor March, FredricFredric March (as Norman Maine) Nominated
Best Actress Gaynor, JanetJanet Gaynor (as Esther Blodgett / Vicki Lester) Nominated
Best Assistant Director Stacey, Eric G.Eric G. Stacey Nominated
Best Director Wellman, William A.William A. Wellman Nominated
Best Story William A. Wellman, Robert Carson Won
Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay) Parker, DorothyDorothy Parker, Alan Campbell, Robert Carson Nominated
Honorary Award Greene, W. HowardW. Howard GreeneIV Won
The Prisoner of Zenda Best Art Direction Wheeler, LyleLyle Wheeler Nominated
Best Original Score Newman, AlfredAlfred Newman Nominated
11th Academy Awards—1938[48]
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Best Art Direction Wheeler, LyleLyle Wheeler Nominated
The Young in Heart Cinematography Shamroy, LeonLeon Shamroy Nominated
Best Original Score Waxman, FranzFranz Waxman Nominated
Best Scoring Nominated
Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award David O. Selznick NominatedV[44]
12th Academy Awards—1939[9]
Intermezzo: A Love Story Best Cinematography (Black-and-white) Toland, GreggGregg Toland NominatedVI
Best Scoring Lou Forbes Nominated
Gone with the Wind Best Picture Selznick International Pictures Won
Best Actor Gable, ClarkClark Gable (as Rhett Butler) Nominated
Best Actress Leigh, VivienVivien Leigh (as Scarlett O'Hara) Won
Best Supporting Actress de Havilland, OliviaOlivia de Havilland (as Melanie Hamilton) Nominated
McDaniel, HattieHattie McDaniel (as Mammy) Won
Best Art Direction Wheeler, LyleLyle Wheeler Won
Best Cinematography (color) Haller, ErnestErnest Haller, Ray Rennahan Won
Best Director Fleming, VictorVictor Fleming Won
Best Film Editing Kern, Hal C.Hal C. Kern, James E. Newcom Won
Best Original Score Steiner, MaxMax Steiner Nominated
Best Sound Moulton, Thomas T.Thomas T. Moulton Nominated
Best Visual Effects Cosgrove, John R.John R. Cosgrove, Fred Albin, Arthur Johns Nominated
Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay) Howard, SidneySidney HowardVII Won
Honorary Award Menzies, William CameronWilliam Cameron MenziesVIII Won
Technical Achievement (Class III) multipleVIX Won
Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award David O. Selznick Won[44]
13th Academy Awards—1940[10]
Rebecca Best Picture Selznick International Pictures Won
Best Actor Olivier, LaurenceLaurence Olivier (as Maxim De Winter) Nominated
Best Actress Fontaine, JoanJoan Fontaine (as Mrs. De Winter) Nominated
Best Supporting Actress Anderson, JudithJudith Anderson (as Mrs. Danvers) Nominated
Academy Award for Best Art Direction (Black-and-white) Wheeler, LyleLyle Wheeler Nominated
Best Cinematography (Black-and-white) Barnes, GeorgeGeorge Barnes Won
Best Director Hitchcock, AlfredAlfred Hitchcock Nominated
Best Film Editing Kern, Hal C.Hal C. Kern Nominated
Best Original Score Waxman, FranzFranz Waxman Nominated
Best Visual Effects Cosgrove, JackJack Cosgrove (Photographic Effects)
Arthur Johns (Sound Effects)
Nominated
Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay) Sherwood, Robert E.Robert E. Sherwood, Joan Harrison Nominated
17th Academy Awards—1944[15]
Since You Went Away Best Picture Selznick International Pictures Nominated
Best Actress Colbert, ClaudetteClaudette Colbert (as Anne Hilton) Nominated
Best Supporting Actor Woolley, MontyMonty Woolley (as Colonel Smollett) Nominated
Best Supporting Actress Jones, JenniferJennifer Jones (as Jane Hilton) Nominated
Best Art Direction (Black-and-white) Kirk, Mark-LeeMark-Lee Kirk (Art Direction)
Victor A.Gangelin (Interior Decoration)
Nominated
Best Cinematography (Black-and-white) Cortez, StanleyStanley Cortez, Lee Garmes Nominated
Best Film Editing Kern, Hal C.Hal C. Kern, James E. Newcom Nominated
Best Original Score Steiner, MaxMax Steiner Won
Best Visual Effects Cosgrove, John R.John R. Cosgrove (Photographic Effects)
Arthur Johns (Sound effects)
Nominated
18th Academy Awards—1945[49]
Spellbound Best Picture Selznick International Pictures Nominated
Best Supporting Actor Chekhov, MichaelMichael Chekhov (as Dr. Alex Brulov) Nominated
Best Director Hitchcock, AlfredAlfred Hitchcock Nominated
Best Cinematography (Black-and-white) Barnes, GeorgeGeorge Barnes Nominated
Best Original Score Rozsa, MiklosMiklos Rozsa Won
Best Visual Effects Cosgrove, JackJack Cosgrove Nominated
19th Academy Awards—1946[50]
Duel in the Sun Best Actress Jones, JenniferJennifer Jones (as Pearl Chavez) Nominated
Best Supporting Actress Gish, LillianLillian Gish (as Belle McCanles) Nominated
20th Academy Awards—1947[51]
The Paradine Case Best Supporting Actress Barrymore, EthelEthel Barrymore (as Lady Sophie Horfield) Nominated
21st Academy Awards—1948[52]
Portrait of Jennie Best Cinematography (Black-and-white) August, Joseph H.Joseph H. August Nominated
Best Visual Effects Eagler, PaulPaul Eagler, J. McMillan Johnson, Russell Shearman, Clarence Slifer (Special Visual Effects)
Charles Freeman, James G. Stewart (Special Audible Effects)
Won
23rd Academy Awards—1950[53]
The Third Man Best Cinematography (Black-and-white) Krasker, RobertRobert Krasker Won
Best Director Reed, CarolCarol Reed Nominated
Best Film Editing Hafenrichter, OswaldOswald Hafenrichter Nominated
27th Academy Awards—1954[54]
Indiscretion of an American Wife Best Costume Design (Black-and-white) Dior, ChristianChristian Dior Nominated
Notes:
^I For the Third Academy Awards no certificates of nomination were given out in this category, only the titles of the nominated films and their companies were listed. When the winners were revealed, only the names of the individuals involved with the winning achievements were announced.[45]
^II Named in third place.[44]
^III "For the color cinematography of the Selznick International Production, The Garden of Allah."[44]
^IV "For the color photography of A Star is Born." (This award was recommended by a committee of leading cinematographers after viewing all the color pictures made during the year.)[44]
^V This is the only year that nominations were announced for the Thalberg award.[44]
^VI This was not an official nomination. The title was on a preliminary list of submissions/nominees from the studios from which the two official nominees (Stagecoach and Wuthering Heights) would be selected.[44]
^VII Awarded posthumously[44]
^VIII "For outstanding achievement in the use of color for the enhancement of dramatic mood in the production of Gone with the Wind."[44]
^VIX "For important contributions in cooperative development of new improved process Projection Equipment: F. R. Abbott, Haller Belt, Alan Cook and The Bausch & Lomb Optical Company For Faster Projection Lenses; The Mitchell Camera Company for a new type process Projection Head; Mole-Richardson Company for a new type automatically controlled projection arc lamp; Charles Handley, David Joy and the National Carbon Company for improved and more stable high-intensity carbons; Winton Hoch and the Technicolor Motion Picture Corp. for an auxiliary optical system; Don Musgrave and Selznick International Pictures, Inc. for pioneering in the use of coordinated equipment in the production, Gone With The Wind."[44]

Footnotes

  1. ^ "David O. Selznick, 63, Producer Of 'Gone With the Wind', Dies". The New York Times. June 23, 1965. http://www.nytimes.com/learning/general/onthisday/bday/0510.html. Retrieved October 18, 2011. 
  2. ^ Behlmer, pp. 3–4
  3. ^ a b Behlmer, pp. 4–6
  4. ^ a b Behlmer, p. 6
  5. ^ Haver, pp. 30, 36
  6. ^ Behlmer, p. 42–43
  7. ^ "'Avatar' success still far behind 'Gone with the Wind'". International Business Times. 2010. http://www.ibtimes.com/articles/20100125/avatar-success-still-far-behind-gone-with-wind.htm. Retrieved May 29, 2010. 
  8. ^ Behlmer 1973, p. 413
  9. ^ a b "The 12th Academy Awards (1940) Nominees and Winners". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. 2011. http://www.oscars.org/awards/academyawards/legacy/ceremony/12th-winners.html. Retrieved September 8, 2011. 
  10. ^ a b c "The 13th Academy Awards (1941) Nominees and Winners". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. 2011. http://www.oscars.org/awards/academyawards/legacy/ceremony/13th-winners.html. Retrieved September 7, 2011. 
  11. ^ a b "The 7th Academy Awards (1935) Nominees and Winners". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. 2011. http://www.oscars.org/awards/academyawards/legacy/ceremony/7th-winners.html. Retrieved September 7, 2011. 
  12. ^ a b "The 8th Academy Awards (1935) Nominees and Winners". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. 2011. http://www.oscars.org/awards/academyawards/legacy/ceremony/8th-winners.html. Retrieved September 7, 2011. 
  13. ^ a b "The 9th Academy Awards (1936) Nominees and Winners". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. 2011. http://www.oscars.org/awards/academyawards/legacy/ceremony/9th-winners.html. Retrieved September 7, 2011. 
  14. ^ a b "The 10th Academy Awards (1938) Nominees and Winners". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. 2011. http://www.oscars.org/awards/academyawards/legacy/ceremony/10th-winners.html. Retrieved September 7, 2011. 
  15. ^ a b "The 17th Academy Awards (1945) Nominees and Winners". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. 2011. http://www.oscars.org/awards/academyawards/legacy/ceremony/17th-winners.html. Retrieved September 7, 2011. 
  16. ^ "Films Selected to The National Film Registry, Library of Congress 1989-2009". Library of Congress. 2008. http://www.loc.gov/film/titles.html. Retrieved May 30, 2010. 
  17. ^ "The Hollywood Walk of Fame". Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, Inc.. 2009. http://www.hollywoodchamber.net/index.php?module=wof. Retrieved May 30, 1910.  (Enter "David O. Selznick" into search)
  18. ^ Haver, p. 1
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  • Trent, Paul (1975). Those Fabulous Movie Years: The 30s. Barre, Massachusetts: Barre Publishing. ISBN 0-517-512407. 

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