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Goldstone, James R., 1931-1999



  • Existence: 1931 - 1999


James Goldstone born June 8, 1931 in Los Angeles, CA. He graduated from Dartmouth College with a BA in English Literature in 1953. He continued his education at Bennington College from which he graduated with an MA in Drama in 1959. After college, he entered show business as a writer, director, and producer as well as a film editor. His film projects included the motion picture "Winning" with Paul Newman, "Rollercoaster" with George Segal, and "Brother John" with Sidney Poitier. He also directed 150 episodes of television including the pilot episode of the original "Star Trek". As a stage director he worked on a variety of plays including "The Trial of Ezra Pound" and "Homeward Bound". He also wrote several screenplays for motion pictures and TV. On an administrative level he was on the Board of Directors of the DGA (Director’s Guild of America), Director of the Executive Committee of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Board of Governors of the Academy of Television Arts and Science, President of the Bennington Arts Council, and board member of the Vermont Film Commission. He died on November 5, 1999 at the age of 68 of cancer.

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James Goldstone papers May Be Restricted

Identifier: MS-1073
Date(s): 1895; 1957-2000
Abstract James Goldstone (1931-1999), writer, director and producer. Dartmouth College Class of 1953. The collection contains screenplays and production material of produced feature films and television shows, as well as unproduced screenplays and project ideas by Goldstone and others. UMatic video tapes of his productions and audio reels and cassette tapes with music scores and cues are also included. The collection also contains one box of student work from his time in the film department of...
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