Happy Birthday: Victor Fleming (1889–1949)

WILDsound Writing and Film Festival Review

victor-fleming-1889-1949Victor Fleming (1889–1949)

Born: February 23, 1889 in La Cañada, California, USA
Died: January 6, 1949 (age 59) in Cottonwood, Arizona, USA

Don’t get excited. Obstacles make a better picture.

[To David O. Selznick after being offered a percentage of the profits rather than a salary for directing Gone with the Wind (1939)] Don’t be a damn fool, David. This picture is going to be one of the biggest white elephants of all time.

 

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