Saturday, October 4, 2014

October 4: Happy Birthday, Arthur Hopkins



Speaking to a young boy who's closed in his house with a disability, Arthur Hopkins talks about his childhood and waxes philosophical in an attempt to help the boy.  This is the style and content of Arthur Hopkins' autobiography, To a Lonely Boy, and it shows us how thoughtful and introspective the director and producer was.

Hopkins, born on this day in 1878, is known for his producer roles in such works as "Anna Christie," "What Price Glory," and "Magnificent Yankee."

Recordings of radio programs of his plays are rare but available, so learn more about this interesting figure.



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