Mordaunt Hall

Mordaunt Hall

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Mordaunt Hall (1 November 1878 - 2 July 1973) was the first regularly assigned motion picture critic for The New York Times, from October 1924 to September 1934. His writing style was described in his New York Times obituary as "chatty, irreverent, and not particularly analytical.... The interest of other critics in analyzing cinematographic techniques was not for him." Born Frederick William Mordaunt Hall in Guildford, Surrey, England, and known to his friends as "Freddie," he later claimed his full name was Frederick Wentworth Mordaunt Hall. His father was a school headmaster in Tottenham. Hall immigrated to the United States at New York in 1902, and worked as an advance agent for Buffalo Bill's Wild West show circa 1907, by which time he was already referred to as "an old newspaper man." In 1909 the theater impresario Oscar Hammerstein I accused Hall and another reporter of assaulting him outside New York's Hotel Knickerbocker. He worked at the New York Press from 1909 to 1914, when he joined the New York Herald.show more

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  • Paperback | 116 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 181g
  • Frac Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136563991
  • 9786136563992