Cornel Wilde

In this unedited recording, actor Cornel Wilde tells Roy Pickard about his experiences working for the major Hollywood studios in the 1950s. He speaks candidly about Harry Cohn, head of production at Columbia, and Darryl F Zanuck, vice president of 20th Century Fox, as well as revealing what it was like to collaborate with Howard Hughes and Cecil B DeMille. He also explains how the 'studio system' favoured some actors over others and why he eventually became a film producer and director.

This unedited interview is presented as it was originally recorded. Therefore, there are changes in the sound levels and there may be some interruptions and interference from background noise.

Recorded circa 1981.

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