Mr Bernds Goes to Hollywood

Mr  Bernds Goes to Hollywood

Edward Bernds came to Hollywood in 1928 to help United Artists make the transition to sound.

Author: Edward Bernds

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9781461697084

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 352

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Edward Bernds came to Hollywood in 1928 to help United Artists make the transition to sound. He worked with some of the most notable directors in Hollywood including Frank Capra, Leo McCarey, and Howard Hawks. Though Bernds loved sound work, he had higher aspirations, and hoped to become a writer and director. His first breakthrough came during the mid-1940s on Columbia shorts starring the Three Stooges. Bernds worked with Moe, Larry, Curly, Shemp, and company for over twenty years as the Stooges' favorite director. A second breakthrough came when he wrote and directed feature length films, among them the science fiction classics: World Without End, Return of the Fly, Spacemaster X7, and Zsa-zsa Gabor's Queen of Outer Space. Edward Bernds witnessed all of the profound changes that Hollywood underwent from the advent of sound to the start of the Easy Rider era. Fortunately for students and fans of film, he tells his story in this fascinating and vivid account of his life in Hollywood.
Categories: Performing Arts

Blonde Goes to Hollywood The Blondie Comic Strip in Films Radio Television

Blonde Goes to Hollywood  The Blondie Comic Strip in Films  Radio   Television

continue as Mr. Dithers, but Hale turned it down and left the series. After leaving
Blondie, Hale appeared in 44 ... to work until the mid-1960s and then retire. In
1999, Bernds wrote about his early years in film, Mr. Bernds Goes to Hollywood.

Author: Carol Lynn Scherling

Publisher: BearManor Media


Category: Performing Arts


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What do Blondie, I Love Lucy, and The Twilight Zone all have in common? What did Chic Young, the cartoonist who created the Blondie comic strip, think of the films? Blondie Goes To Hollywood is the first and only book to answer these questions and tell the untold story of the Blondie films from their creation, their successes, and the tragedies of its stars, supporting cast, and crew. Author Carol Lynn Scherling chronicles the years that the Blondie comic strip was turned into a twenty-eight-film franchise at Columbia Pictures during 1938-1950. Discover how the story evolved into a long-running radio show and several short-lived American television series. Find out about the business venture involving Daisy, the canine co-star, and Arthur Lake, the actor known best for bringing Dagwood Bumstead, the bumbling husband of Blondie, to life in films, on Old Time Radio, and on television. Learn little known trivia about the other actors and actresses, such as Penny Singleton as Blondie, Larry Simms as Baby Dumplings/Alexander Bumstead, Majorie Ann Mutchie as Cookie Bumstead, Jonathan Hale as Mr. Dithers, Danny Mummert as Alvin Fuddle, and Jerome Cowan as Mr. Radcliffe. Introduction by Will Hutchins, who starred as Dagwood in a Blondie CBS television series (1968-1969). Detailed synopses of each movie. Illustrated. 212 pages.
Categories: Performing Arts

Ready When You Are Mr Coppola Mr Spielberg Mr Crowe

Ready When You Are  Mr  Coppola  Mr  Spielberg  Mr  Crowe

... Documentary in Letters of Eric Knight, by Geoff Gehman. 1998 On Actors and
Acting: Essays by Alexander Knox, edited by Anthony Slide. 1 99 8 Back Lot:
Growing Up with the Movies, by Maurice Rapf. 1999 Mr. Bernds Goes to
Hollywood: ...

Author: Jerry Ziesmer

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810877009

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 472

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Now available in paperback! No movie has ever been made, or made well, without the character who toils just outside the spotlight. He arranged for the spotlight, hired the spotlight operator, and even made sure that it was trained correctly on the stars. At the end of the day, there would be no blinking movie screens, no blinking Oscar winners, no finished films, good or bad, without the Assistant Director. Jerry Ziesmer was an assistant director for over thirty years, working on countless films before his retirement in the middle-nineties. He has worked with some of Hollywood's biggest directors, and its biggest stars. In this memoir, he recounts his time in Hollywood including his work on the sets of Apocalypse Now, Close Encounters, and Jerry Maguire. Written with the craft and humor that made Jerry Ziesmer one of the most sought-after assistant directors in Hollywood, this book will be a treasure for students and fans of twentieth-century Hollywood. Cloth edition previously published in 2000.
Categories: Performing Arts

Hollywood in Wide Angle

Hollywood in Wide Angle

Mr. Bernds Goes to Hollywood: My Early Life and Career in Sound Recording at
Columbia with Frank Capra and Others, by Edward Bernds. 1999 66. Hugo
Friedhofer: The Best Years of His Life: A Hollywood Master of Music for the
Movies, ...

Author: Jack Rothman

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 081085015X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 199

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This unique collection of interviews covers the broad spectrum of film directing experience—from first timers to award-winning veterans. Allowed to respond with anonymity, the directors provide candid answers to a wide variety of topics that convey the challenges and rewards of the filmmaking process.
Categories: Performing Arts

A Life of Barbara Stanwyck

A Life of Barbara Stanwyck

“Menjou andBellamy performed”: Bernds, Mr. Bernds Goes to Hollywood, 146,
147. “interesting characterizations”: Forbidden press book. “lost theirsuperficial”:
Capra, Name Above the Title, 108. “I just askthe cameraman”: Rex Reed
interview ...

Author: Victoria Wilson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439199985

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 1056

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“860 glittering pages” (Janet Maslin, The New York Times): The first volume of the full-scale astonishing life of one of our greatest screen actresses; her work, her world, her Hollywood through an American century. Frank Capra called her, “The greatest emotional actress the screen has yet known.” Now Victoria Wilson gives us the first volume of the rich, complex life of Barbara Stanwyck, an actress whose career in pictures spanned four decades beginning with the coming of sound (eighty-eight motion pictures) and lasted in television from its infancy in the 1950s through the 1980s. Here is Stanwyck revealed as the quintessential Brooklyn girl whose family was in fact of old New England stock…her years in New York as a dancer and Broadway star…her fraught marriage to Frank Fay, Broadway genius…the adoption of a son, embattled from the outset…her partnership with Zeppo Marx (the “unfunny Marx brother”) who altered the course of Stanwyck’s movie career and with her created one of the finest horse breeding farms in the west…her fairytale romance and marriage to the younger Robert Taylor, America’s most sought-after male star… Here is the shaping of her career through 1940 with many of Hollywood's most important directors, among them Frank Capra, “Wild Bill” William Wellman, George Stevens, John Ford, King Vidor, Cecil B. Demille, Preston Sturges, set against the times—the Depression, the New Deal, the rise of the unions, the advent of World War II and a fast-changing, coming-of-age motion picture industry. And at the heart of the book, Stanwyck herself—her strengths, her fears, her frailties, losses, and desires—how she made use of the darkness in her soul, transforming herself from shunned outsider into one of Hollywood’s most revered screen actresses. Fifteen years in the making—and written with full access to Stanwyck’s family, friends, colleagues and never-before-seen letters, journals, and photographs. Wilson’s one-of-a-kind biography—“large, thrilling, and sensitive” (Michael Lindsay-Hogg, Town & Country)—is an “epic Hollywood narrative” (USA TODAY), “so readable, and as direct as its subject” (The New York Times). With 274 photographs, many published for the first time.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Arbuckle and Keaton

Arbuckle and Keaton

Hollywood Babylon. New York: Dell, ¡975. Anger's well known look at the seamy
underbelly of Hollywood glamour includes a chapter about the Arbuckle scandal.
Bernds, Edward. Mr. Bernds Goes to Hollywood Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow ...

Author: James L. Neibaur

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476609997

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 219

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From 1917 to 1919, Joseph Schenck produced a series of Comique comedies starring master movie comedian Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle and featuring an apprentice, Joseph Frank “Buster” Keaton. These films were initially deemed significant by modern archivists for representing the first movie appearances of Keaton, widely considered one of the most important figures in motion picture history. But the Comique films also remain the most important of Arbuckle’s career because they feature him at the height of his cinematic genius and powers. The 14 short comedies starring Arbuckle and Keaton are incredibly important to the history of cinema and are analyzed in this book. After two chapters of biographical introductions, the rest of the book discusses their collaborative efforts and reveals the way in which the films evolved from Arbuckle’s wild slapstick to feature more of the subtlety and cleverness of Keaton. Closing sections discuss what became of Arbuckle and Keaton afterward, commenting significantly on the scandal that undermined Arbuckle’s career.
Categories: Performing Arts

Eve Arden

Eve Arden

SoundEngineers: Edward L. Bernds, Harry Blanchard. ... Sound engineer
Edward Bernds, who had recently been hired by Columbia for $85 a week,
recalled in his memoir, Mr. Bernds Goes to Hollywood, “The first day of
production of Song ...

Author: David C. Tucker

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786488100

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 205

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The remarkable career of American actress Eve Arden (1908–1990) is thoroughly chronicled from her earliest stage work in 1926 (under her given name Eunice Quedens) to her final television role in a 1987 episode of Falcon Crest. Included are detailed descriptions and critical commentaries of the actress’s 62 feature film appearances between 1929 and 1982, notably her Oscar-nominated performance as Joan Crawford’s sardonic confidante in 1945’s Mildred Pierce. Complete coverage is provided of Eve Arden’s work in the popular radio and television series Our Miss Brooks, and her later costarring stint with Kaye Ballard in the two-season TV sitcom The Mothers-in-Law. Also listed are her many other radio and television appearances, as well as her theatrical roles in such Broadway productions as Ziegfeld Follies of 1936 and Let’s Face It.
Categories: Performing Arts

The Human Voice

The Human Voice

... Voice: Its Development and Preservation (London: J. Curwen & Sons, 1897)
Bell, Alexander Graham, Lectures upon the Mechanism of Speech (New York:
Funk and Wagnalls, 1906) Bernds, Edward, Mr Bernds Goes to Hollywood: My
Early ...

Author: Anne Karpf

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781408827888

Category: Science

Page: 416

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Why has the female voice deepened over the last fifty years? Who talks more, men or women? How can a baby in the womb distinguish between different voices? The human voice is the personal and social glue that binds us, and the most important sound in our lives. The moment we open our mouth we leak information about our biological, psychological and social status. Babies use it to establish emotional ties and acquire language, adults to decode mood and meaning in intimate and professional relationships. Far from being rendered redundant by modern technology, the human voice has enormous and enduring significance.
Categories: Science

HOLLYWOOD B MOVIES A Treasury of Spills Chills Thrills

HOLLYWOOD  B  MOVIES  A Treasury of Spills  Chills   Thrills

Director: EDWARD BERNDS. ... than some of the previous ones, as Miss
Singleton has a much larger share of the action than usual and even excludes Mr
Lake altogether from much of the last half-hour. ... Eddie Acuff goes through his
familiar routines but alas they are familiar here as we have seen these variations

Author: John Reid


ISBN: 9781411650657

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 232

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By the mid-1930s, cinema patrons insisted on value-for-money. Double feature programs became mandatory at all neighborhood cinemas. Usually the "A" feature film figured as the main attraction, and the supporting movie, the "B." Sometimes that role was reversed. On many occasions picturegoers felt the unheralded "B" movie had actually proved more entertaining than the widely advertised "A" attraction. More than two hundred of these wonderful "B" film classics from Hollywood's golden age are described, reviewed and detailed in this book. It's a must-have for all film addicts, movie fans and nostalgia connoisseurs.
Categories: Performing Arts

Silvae 1

Silvae  1

Statius' Silvae, thirty-two occasional poems, were written probably between 89 and 96 AD. Here the poet congratulates friends, consoles mourners, sends thanks, admires a memorable scene.

Author: Publius Papinius Statius


ISBN: OCLC:162618549


Page: 48

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