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William Wolf film & theater interview collection

Title
William Wolf film & theater interview collection sound recordings, 1972-1988.
Author
Wolf, William.
Supplementary Content
Finding Aid

Details

Additional Authors
Wolf, Lillian Kramer.
Description
466 sound cassettes : analog.
Subject
  • Motion picture producers and directors > Interviews
  • Authors > Interviews
  • Actors > Interviews
Source (note)
  • Wolf, William
Biography (note)
  • William Wolf, critic, author, and lecturer, has written extensively on film and theater.
Indexes/Finding Aids (note)
  • Indexed in local database (AREV); see librarian for assistance.
Processing Action (note)
  • Processed
Call Number
*L (Special) 99-21
Author
Wolf, William.
Title
William Wolf film & theater interview collection sound recordings, 1972-1988.
Summary
The collection consists of interviews with directors, actors, producers and others in the world of cinema and the stage. The majority of interviews were conducted for Mr. Wolf's New York University School of Continuing Education class, The Filmmakers. The remaining interviews were conducted for Mr. Wolf's books and various magazine articles. These cases are documented in the finding aid.
Biography
William Wolf, critic, author, and lecturer, has written extensively on film and theater. He was for many years film critic and film editor for Cue Magazine (1964-1980), and when Cue was merged into New York Magazine, he bacame a critic and contributing editor writing the On Film column (1980-1983). He subsequently became the syndicated film critic and columnist for the Gannett newspaper chain (1984-1988). Mr. Wolf's articles have appeared in newspapers throughout the United States, publications abroad, and various national and international magazines and pretigious annuals.
In 1988 he began publishing the William Wolf Entertainment Guide on the Internet (www.wolfentertainmentguide.com) containing his reviews of theater, film and other cultural events.
During the course of his career, Wolf has interviewed hundreds of film and theater notables and has covered the wold's major film festivals. He served two years as Chairman of the New York Film Critic's Circle and is a member of the Drama Desk, P.E.N., and the American Association of University Professors.
At New York University, with which he has been affiliated since the early 1970s, he has taught Film as Literature in the English Department, and Cinema and Literature in the French Department. In 2018 he was appointed Visiting Scholar at NYU. Professor Wolf has been particularly known for his Movie Preview Course for New York University's School of Continuing Studies, and its independent, non-affiliated successor course, first at the Walter Reade Theater at Lincoln Center and then at he Francesca Beale Theater in the Eleanor Bunin Munroe Center at Lincoln Center.
Mr. Wolf is the author of Landmark Films: the cinema and our century, which he wrote in collaboration with his wife, Lillian Kramer Wolf, and of The Marx Brothers.
A native of Bound Brook, New Jersey, Mr. Wolf is a graduate of Rutgers University, where he majored in journalism. He started his career as a correspondent for various newspapers while at Rutgers, and after graduation, worked for the Associated Press in Huntington, W. VA., before going to Europe to free-lance as a foreign correspondent.
Indexes
Indexed in local database (AREV); see librarian for assistance.
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Finding Aid
Added Author
Wolf, Lillian Kramer.
Research Call Number
*L (Special) 99-21
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