B. P. Schulberg

B. P. Schulberg

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. B.P. Schulberg (January 19, 1892 - February 25, 1957) was a pioneer film producer and movie studio executive. Born Percival Schulberg in Bridgeport, Connecticut, he took the name Benjamin from the boy in front of him when registering for school to avoid mockery for his British name. Schulberg, who started as a publicity manager at Famous Players-Lasky, but in the aftermath of the power struggle around the formation of United Artists ended up on the losing side and lost his job. In 1919, at age 27, he founded Preferred Pictures and built it around "American Beauty," actress Katherine MacDonald. In 1923, his old school-mate and associate Jack Bachman, convinced him to offer the New York starlet, 18 year old Clara Bow, a three month trial contract. Within days of her arrival she was made part of the studio permanent stock.show more

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  • Paperback | 180 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 10mm | 272g
  • Loc Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135800094
  • 9786135800098