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Arthur Penn: American Director

Nat Segaloff

Abstract

This book is a biography of one of the twentieth century's most influential filmmakers. Thematic chapters convey the story of Penn's life and career, and they offer pertinent events in the history of American film, theatre, and television. In the process of tracing the full spectrum of his career, the book reveals the enormous scope of Penn's talent and his profound impact on the entertainment industry in an interesting account of the well-known director's life. Born in 1922 to a family of Philadelphia immigrants, the young Penn was bright but aimless—especially compared to his talented older ... More

Keywords: Arthur Penn, American film, theater, television, entertainment industry, director, Broadway, motion pictures, Hollywood

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780813129761
Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813129761.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nat Segaloff, author