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John Hay Whitney (1904–1982)

John Hay "Jock" Whitney, the multi-millionaire sportsman, pioneering color-movie producer, soldier, financier, philanthropist, art-collector, diplomat, and newspaper publisher was born in Elsworth, Maine on August 27, 1904. He was a descendant of John Whitney, a Puritan who settled in Massachusetts in 1635, as well as of William Bradford, who came... See full bio »

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 1939 Gone with the Wind (production associate - uncredited)
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 1956 Lust for Life (we wish to thank for cooperation - as Mr. John Hay Whitney)
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 1940 Cavalcade of the Academy Awards (Documentary short)
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 1988 The Making of a Legend: Gone with the Wind (TV Movie documentary)
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 1983 Hollywood Out-takes and Rare Footage (Documentary)
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To be fair is not enough any more. We must be ferociously fair. See more »

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Chairman of the Board of Selznick International Pictures and a close friend of David O. Selznick, Jock Whitney reportedly put up half of the money for the $50,000 option for Margaret Mitchell's novel "Gone With the Wind." Katherine (Kay) Brown, SIP's literary agent, had come across Margaret Mitchell's novel in 1936, before it was published, and sensed a winner. The publishers, Macmillian, had ... See more »

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