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Frederick Nolan

Print publication date: 1996

Print ISBN-13: 9780195102895

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195102895.001.0001

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Goldwyn's Folly

Goldwyn's Folly

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(p.178) 23 Goldwyn's Folly
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Lorenz Hart
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Frederick Nolan

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195102895.003.0023

Early in 1932, Samuel Goldwyn, with ten years of independent production now behind him, decided to produce a movie of The Brothers Karamazov based on the book by Fyodor Dostoevsky. He came to this decision after seeing the photograph of an actress named Anna Sten in an advertisement for a German film based on the book, Der Morder Dimitri Karamazov, then playing in New York. She was reported to be twenty-four years of age, a former student of Stanislavsky, briefly married to Soviet cinernatographer Anatoli Golovnia, and a protegee of director Fyodor Ozep, who had shortened her name and directed her in the film. Goldwyn had a copy of the film rushed out to him in Hollywood and watched it over and over, totally smitten. He immediately dispatched his (and much later Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein's) publicity chief Lynn Farnol to Europe to sign her, determined she would now star in a Goldwyn version of the Dostoevsky novel.

Keywords:   Samuel Goldwyn, The Brothers Karamazov, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Anna Sten, Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein, Lynn Farnol

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