Collection consists of movie stills and personal photographs related to the life and career of Sam Wood. Includes autographed
Samuel Grosvenor Wood was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, July 18, 1883; started his motion picture career acting (1908)
under the name Chad Applegate and in 1915 became an asst. director to Cecile B. De Mille; he directed a number of Gloria Swanson
films at Paramount in the early 1920s and moved to MGM in the 1930s; he directed films such as The Marx Brother's A night
at the opera, Goodbye Mr. Chips, For whom the bell tolls, and Pride of the Yankees; he was president of the Motion Picture
Alliance for the Preservation of American Ideals and testified before the House Un-American Activities Committee in 1947;
he died September 22, 1949.
1.25 Linear Feet
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