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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 their cooperation - as Mr. John Hay Whitney)
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 1940 The Cavalcade of Academy Awards from 1928-1939 (Documentary short)
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 1988 The Making of a Legend: Gone with the Wind (TV Movie documentary)
Himself - Board Chairman of Selznick International (as Jock Whitney)
 1983 Hollywood Out-takes and Rare Footage (Documentary)
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2 Print Biographies | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

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Jock Whitney | Mr. John Hay Whitney
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The role we can play every day, if we try, is to take the whole experience of every day and shape it to involve American man. It is our job to interest him in his community and to give his ideas the excitement they should have. See more »

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Was the president of Pioneer Pictures, which was created to advance the use of Technicolor, a company he was invested in. Pioneer made the first three-strip Technicolor short, "La Cucaracha" (1934) and the first three-stripe Technicolor feature, "Becky Sharp" (1935). See more »

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