Ernest Lehman

Ernest Lehman

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Ernest Lehman was an American screenwriter. He received 6 Academy Award nominations during his screenwriting career. In 2001 he received an honorary Oscar for his works, the first screenwriter to receive that honor. Lehman was born into a wealthy Jewish Long Island family whose fortunes were seriously affected by the Great Depression. Upon his graduation from College of the City of New York, Lehman became a freelance writer. Lehman felt that freelancing was a "very nervous way to make a living" so he began writing copy for a publicity firm which focused on plays and celebrities. This experience helped form the basis of his 1957 film Sweet Smell of Success, which he co-wrote with Clifford Odets. Lehman wrote many short stories and novellas for magazines like Colliers, Redbook and Cosmopolitan. These attracted the attention of Hollywood and in the mid-1950s Paramount Pictures signed him to a writing contractshow more

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  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 10mm | 268g
  • Fidel
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135742256
  • 9786135742251