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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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The Subject Is Jazz
The Subject Is Jazz Himself - Host
(1958)
This Is America
(1933)
Today
Today Himself
(1960)

Filmography

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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)
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 1960 Today (TV Series)
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- Episode dated 9 June 1960 (1960) ... Himself
 1958 The Subject Is Jazz (TV Series)
Himself - Host
- The Future of Jazz (1958) ... Himself - Host
- Jazz and Classical Music (1958) ... Himself - Host
- Jazz Today (1958) ... Himself - Host
- The International Significance of Jazz (1958) ... Himself - Host
- Jazz and Other Arts (1958) ... Himself - Host
 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: Adapted "Lysistrata", produced on Broadway. Comedy (revival). Written by Aristophanes. Music by Leo Ornstein. Choreographed by Doris Humphrey and Charles Weidman. Production Design by / directed by Norman Bel Geddes. 44th Street Theatre: 5 Jun 1930-Jan 1931 (closing date unknown/252 performances). Cast: Hortense Alden (as "... See more »
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Younger brother of journalist George Seldes. See more »

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Capricorn

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