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Gilbert Seldes (1893–1970)

Gilbert Vivian Seldes was an American journalist, music and drama critic, author and playwright. A native of Alliance, New Jersey, and a Harvard graduate, Seldes is best remembered as the author of "The Seven Lively Arts" (1924). While at Harvard, his roommate, Irving Pichel, wagered one dollar that he could memorize the full text of Shakespeare's ... See full bio »

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 1933 This Is America (Documentary) (writer)
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 1933 This Is America (Documentary)
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 1963 The World of Benny Goodman (TV Movie)
 1960 Today (TV Series)
- Episode dated 9 June 1960 (1960) ... Himself
 1951 Robert Montgomery Presents (TV Series)
Himself - Guest Co-Host
- The Last Tycoon (1951) ... Himself - Guest Co-Host
 1949 Critic at Large (TV Series)
Himself - Writer / Critic
- Episode #1.22 (1949) ... Himself - Writer / Critic

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Other Works:

Stage Play: Lysistrata. Comedy (revival). Written by Aristophanes. Book adapted by Gilbert Seldes. Music by Leo Ornstein. Choreographed by Doris Humphrey and Charles Weidman. Production Design by Norman Bel Geddes. Directed by Norman Bel Geddes. 44th Street Theatre: 5 Jun 1930- Jan 1931 (closing date unknown/252 performances). Cast: ... See more »

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Younger Brother of the journalist George Seldes. See more »

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