mervyn leroy

mervyn leroy

Day at Night: Mervyn Leroy, movie director

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Mervyn LeRoy, a movie director and producer discusses his philosophy of what makes a good story, and discovering stars in Hollywood's golden age. From his humble beginnings selling newspapers outside the Alcazar Theater and introduction into vaudeville, LeRoy went on to direct his first movie at age 28. He made his career producing films like "Little Caesar" and "The Wizard of Oz." Taped at KCET in Los Angeles. Day at Night originally aired on public television from 1973-1974. This episode was restored by CUNY Television. CUNY TV is proud to re-broadcast newly digitized episodes of DAY AT NIGHT, the popular public television series hosted by the late James Day. Day was a true pioneer of public television: co-founder of KQED in San Francisco, president of WNET upon the merger of National Educational Television (NET) and television station WNDT/Channel 13, and most recently, Chairman of the CUNY TV Advisory Board. The series features fascinating interviews with notable cultural and political figures conducted in the mid 1970's. Watch more at http://www.cuny.tv/series/dayatnight