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us: Seldes, Gilbert, 1893-1970



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    • us: Seldes, Gilbert V. (Gilbert Vivian), 1893-1970
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    • found: The lively arts, 1996: CIP t.p.(Gilbert Seldes) p. 17 (b. 1-3-1893) p. 404 (d. 9-29-70; cultural critic)
    • found: LC data base, 03-30-95 (hdg.: Seldes, Gilbert, host)
    • found: OCLC database, May 6, 1997 (hdg.: Seldes, Gilbert Vivian, 1893- ; usages: Gilbert Seldes; Mr. Seldes; Foster Johns; Gilbert Vivian Seldes; Gilbert V. Seldes) (hdg.: Seldes, Gilbert Vivian, 1892- ; usage: Foster Johns)
    • found: Contemp. authors, May 7, 1997 GaleNet; Contemp. authors (Seldes, Gilbert (Vivian), 1893- ; b. Jan. 3, 1893, in Alliance, N.J.; son of George Sergei and Anna (Saphro) Seldes; married Alice Wadhams Hall, June 21, 1923 (deceased); pseuds.: Lucien Bluphocks, Sebastian Cauliflower, Foster Johns, Vivian Shaw; editor, drama critic, columnist, director of T.V. professor and dean of University of Pennsylvania, Annenberg School of Communication, critic-reviewer of plays, motion pictures, radio and T.V.)
    • found: NUC pre-1956 (x-ref: Johns, Foster, pseud. see Seldes, Gilbert Vivian, 1893- )
    • found: Burke, W.J. Amer. authors and books, 1962 (Seldes, Gilbert (Vivian) (Jan. 3, 1893- ); b. Alliance, N.J.; critic, editor, playright; pen name "Foster Johns"; director of television programs, CBS, 1937-45; prof. and director, The Annenberg School of Communications, University of Pennsylvania, since 1959)
    • found: Wikipedia, May 2, 2014 (Gilbert Seldes; Gilbert Vivian Seldes (January 3, 1893-September 29, 1970) was an American writer and cultural critic. Seldes served as the editor and drama critic of the immensely seminal modernist magazine The Dial and hosted the NBC television program The Subject is Jazz (1958). He also wrote for other magazines and newspapers like Vanity Fair and the Saturday Evening Post. He was most interested in American popular culture and cultural history. He wrote and adapted for Broadway, including Lysistrata and A Midsummer Night's Dream in the 1930s. Later, he made films, wrote radio scripts and became the first director of television for CBS News and the founding Dean of the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania; born in Alliance, New Jersey)
    • found: New York review of books website, May 2, 2014 (Gilbert Seldes (1893-1970), the younger brother of famed foreign correspondent and investigative journalist George Seldes, was an influential American journalist, writer, and cultural critic, noted for championing the popular arts; born into the Jewish agricultural community of Alliance Colony, New Jersey; wrote columns for The Saturday Evening Post and Esquire, adapted Lysistrata and A Midsummer Night's Dream for Broadway, made historical documentary films, wrote radio scripts, and became the first director of television for CBS and the founding dean of the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania) {http://www.nybooks.com/books/authors/gilbert-seldes/}
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    • PS3537.E362
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    • 1995-03-30: new
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