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Frank CapraThe Catastrophe of Success$
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Joseph McBride

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9781604738384

Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781604738384.001.0001

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. A Reputation

. A Reputation

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(p.611) 20. A Reputation
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Frank Capra
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McBride Joseph

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University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781604738384.003.0020

This chapter focuses on Capra’s life after retiring from films. Capra initially threw himself into the ranching business with the energy he once had devoted to his films. He planted thousands of new avocado and citrus trees, and built quarters for the Okies and braceros he brought in to pick them. But within a year of his first retirement to Red Mountain Ranch, Capra was back at work on film projects. These included making The Sun, a pilot film for a children’s television series to boost AT&T’s corporate image; the Caltech recruiting film Careers for Youth; and a film on communism for the State Department.

Keywords:   Frank Capra, ranching, filmmaking, retirement

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