Michael Balcon

Michael Balcon

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Sir Michael Elias Balcon was an English film producer, known for his work with Ealing Studios. Born in Birmingham, Balcon was the youngest son and fourth of five children of Louis Balcon and his wife, Laura Greenberg, Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe who had met in England. Growing up in a respectable but impoverished setting, in 1907 Balcon won a scholarship to Birmingham's George Dixon Grammar School, where a plaque is erected, but had to leave in 1913 owing to his family's financial needs. He worked as a jeweller's apprentice, was turned down for service in World War I because of defective eyesight, and joined the Dunlop Rubber Company's huge plant at Aston Cross in 1915, rising to become personal assistant to the managing directorshow more

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  • Paperback | 88 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 141g
  • Lect Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6134906670
  • 9786134906678