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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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. “I’m from Hollywood”

. “I’m from Hollywood”

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(p.103) 5. “I’m from Hollywood”
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Frank Capra
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McBride Joseph

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University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781604738384.003.0005

This chapter recounts Capra’s life after being discharged from the army on December 13, 1918. Capra found his first verifiable full-time job in the movies in 1919, at the Christie Film Company, a leading producer of slapstick comedy. He then enrolled in the Plank Scenario School, which was opened in Los Angeles by a former actor named W. M. Plank. Capra next found work with a new movie company that was scrabbling for a toehold on the fringes of Hollywood. The job brought him under the employment of a man who later would become his most important patron in Hollywood: Harry Cohn.

Keywords:   Frank Capra, army, Christie Film Company, Plank Scenario School, Harry Cohn

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