RADIO // Beyond the SubtitlesMark Vieira, Irving Thalberg Exhibition
Hosted by Stephen Schaefer
Originally aired 11/15/09
Hollywood historian and photographer Mark A. Vieira does a "walk and talk" tour of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ current Irving Thalberg exhibit, which he mounted as guest curator in conjunction with his extensive, just published biography, Irving Thalberg: Boy Wonder to Producer Prince. Thalberg, a legendary Hollywood executive, died young, but his legacy, Vieira explains, has lasted. Not only with the Academy's Thalberg Award and his film classics (Ben Hur, A Night at the Opera, Grand Hotel, and Mutiny on the Bounty) but in his innovations, which included shooting retakes after sneak previews, and his reinvention of the director as the author of a film. The Thalberg exhibit at the Academy's Beverly Hills Wilshire headquarters runs until Dec. 13, 2009 (49 minutes).
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