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Rudy Behlmer

1926-10-13 San Francisco, California, USA

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Rudy Behlmer (October 13, 1926 – September 27, 2019) was an American film historian and writer. He was an expert in the history and evolution of the motion picture industry. Behlmer began his career with KLAC-TV in Hollywood as a stage manager. At the beginning of the 1960s, Behlmer started researching and writing articles on various aspects of film history. One such project, a career piece on film producer David O. Selznick (Gone with the Wind, Rebecca), led to his book Memo from David O. Selznick (1972). It was followed by nine other books as well as numerous magazine articles and film music recording booklets. Behlmer also contributed to a wide variety of works about the Golden Age of Hollywood.


Michael Curtiz: The Greatest Director You Never Heard Of Self 2012-01-01
Casablanca: An Unlikely Classic Self 2012-03-27
Singin' in the Rain: Raining on a New Generation Self 2012-07-17
Embracing Chaos: Making The African Queen Self 2010-03-23
1939: Hollywood's Greatest Year Self 2009-07-02
Victor Fleming: Master Craftsman Himself 2009-09-22
Thou Shalt Not: Sex, Sin and Censorship in Pre-Code Hollywood Self 2008-03-03
Public Enemies: The Golden Age of the Gangster Film Self 2008-10-21
Killer Instincts: Richard Widmark and Ida Lupino at Twentieth Century Fox Self 2008-09-02
The Ultimate Romance: The Making of 'Notorious' 2008-10-14
Alfred Hitchcock: The Ultimate Spymaster 2008-10-14
The Making of 'Rebecca' Self 2008-10-14
Guilt by Association: Psychoanalyzing 'Spellbound' 2008-03-14
A House of Secrets: Exploring 'Dragonwyck' Self 2008-09-09
In the Beginning: Quo Vadis and the Genesis of the Biblical Epic Himself 2008-11-11
The Dawn of Sound: How Movies Learned to Talk Self 2007-09-02
Becoming John Ford Self 2007-01-01
Amazing! Exploring the Far Reaches of Forbidden Planet Self 2006-11-14
Bette and Joan: Blind Ambition Self 2006-01-01
Censorship and Desire Self 2006-05-02
A Streetcar on Broadway Self 2006-01-01
A Streetcar in Hollywood Self 2006-01-01
Stagecoach: A Story of Redemption Himself - Author-Film Historian 2006-06-06
The Maltese Falcon: One Magnificent Bird Self 2006-10-03
Robby the Robot: Engineering a Sci-Fi Icon Self 2006-11-14
Jezebel: Legend of the South Self 2006-05-30
The Music of 'Humoresque' himself 2005-06-14
William Powell: A True Gentleman 2005-08-02
Captain Blood: A Swashbuckler Is Born Self - Author & Film Historian 2005-04-20
Angels with Dirty Faces: Whaddya Hear? Whaddya Say? Self 2005-01-01
The Adventures of Errol Flynn Self - Author and Film Historian 2005-04-05
Elizabeth & Essex: Battle Royale Himself 2005-04-19
RKO Production 601: The Making of 'Kong, the Eighth Wonder of the World' 2005-11-22
Tarzan: Silver Screen King of the Jungle Himself 2004-06-03
Discovering Treasure: The Story of 'The Treasure of the Sierra Madre' Self 2003-09-30
The Making of 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea Himself 2003-05-20
Welcome to Sherwood! The Story of 'The Adventures of Robin Hood' Himself, film historian 2003-01-01
The Universe According to Universal Narrator 2002-05-21
Cinerama Adventure Self 2002-08-30
The 'Frankenstein' Files: How Hollywood Made a Monster Self 2002-11-01
What a Glorious Feeling: The Making of 'Singin' in the Rain' Self 2002-09-24
Celebrating Dumbo 2001-10-23
Backstory: 'Gentleman's Agreement' Self 2001-10-21
The Opera Ghost: A Phantom Unmasked Self 2000-01-01
Mummy Dearest: A Horror Tradition Unearthed Self / Host 2000-08-29
Now You See Him: 'The Invisible Man' Revealed! Self / Host 2000-08-29
The Fantasia Legacy: The Concert Feature Himself 2000-11-14
Backstory: 'All About Eve' Self 2000-09-09
Backstory: 'How Green Was My Valley' Self 2000-10-14
Jack L. Warner: The Last Mogul Himself 1993-05-14
Ben-Hur: The Making of an Epic Self - Film Historian 1993-01-01
King Kong 60th Anniversary Special: "It was beauty killed the beast." 1992-09-16
You Must Remember This: A Tribute to 'Casablanca' Self - Film Historian 1992-08-26
Robin Hood: The Myth, the Man, the Movie Self 1991-06-13