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Hornblow, Arthur, 1893-1976



  • Existence: 1893 - 1976


Arthur Hornblow, Jr., was born in New York City, March 15, 1893. He entered Dartmouth College as a member of the Class of 1915, leaving before graduating to study law. He served in the Intelligence Corps of the U.S. Army during World War I, achieving the rank of 1st Lieutenant, and was decorated for his service by the French government. After the war, Mr. Hornblow was employed as the editor of Theatre Magazine and produced plays in New York, until becoming a writer for Samuel Goldwyn in 1926.

The majority of Mr. Hornblow's career was as a film producer, for Paramount Pictures, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, and as an independent producer, forming his own production company. Among the films he produced are Ruggles of Red Gap, Gaslight, Oklahoma, Asphalt Jungle and Witness for the Prosecution. Arthur Hornblow died in New York City, July 17, 1976.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Arthur Hornblow papers

Identifier: MS-1205
Date(s): 1919 to 1952

Film producer Arthur Hornblow, Jr., was born in New York City in 1893. After attending Dartmouth College, New York Law School and admission to the Bar of New York, he served in the U.S. Army during World War I. After discharge, he began his career producing plays in New York, and then as a film producer in Hollywood. he died in 1976. The papers of Arthur Hornblow comprise film scripts, his N.Y. Bar certificate, and his translation of Edouard Bourdet's La Prisonniere (The Captive).

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