Samuel Goldwyn

Samuel Goldwyn

Born: August 17, 1882

Died: January 31, 1974

Nationality: American

Occupation: Producer

Biography: Samuel Goldwyn was an American film producer. He was most notably well known for being the founding contributor executive of several motion picture studios in Hollywood.

Source/Notes: Reported to have said when told that his son was engaged to be married. As quoted in: More on Oxymoron (1984) by Patrick Hughes, p. 189
Source/Notes: Goldwyn: A Biography of the Man Behind the Myth (1976) by Arthur Marx
Source/Notes: Attributed to Goldwyn by Alva Johnston in The Great Goldwyn (1937). Actually, according to the book "They Never Said It : A Book of Fake Quotes, Misquotes, and Misleading Attribution" the original quote is: "His [Joseph Schenck's] verbal contract is worth more than the paper it's written on"
Source/Notes: In 1956. As reported in: The media works (Pflaum/Standard, 1973) by Joan Valdes and Jeanne Crow, p. 59
Source/Notes: Attributed. Earliest attribution found was in a Bulletin from 1954.

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Source/Notes: When first told about color television. Supposedly said in 1950. As reported in: Business Week (McGraw-Hill, 1950): "The industry feels that Sam Goldwyn, the movie producer, summed up the public's present attitude when he said this about color TV last week: 'I won't believe it until I see it in black and white.'".
Source/Notes: As quoted in: "Art or anarchy?: How the extremists and exploiters have reduced the fine arts to chaos and commercialism" (Doubleday, 1964) by Huntington Hartford, p. 3
Source/Notes: Often misquoted as "Every director bites the hand that lays the golden egg." or "That's the trouble with directors. Always biting the hand that lays the golden egg." - The Great Goldwyn (1937) by Alva Johnston

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