The Several Worlds of Pearl S. Buck: Essays Presented at a Centennial Symposium, Randolph-Macon Woman's College, March 26-28, 1992

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to make a noble picture, and where they fail is in taste, not effort or aim. . . . 40


Acknowledgments

I wish to express my appreciation for the kindly efforts on my behalf of three individuals without whom this paper could not have been written: Mr. Ned Comstock, archives assistant in the Cinema TV Departmental Library, Edward L. Doheny Memorial Library, University of Southern California; Mr. Samuel Gill, archivist at the Margaret Herrick Library, Center for Motion Picture Study, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; and Ms. Frances Webb, reference librarian at the Lipscomb Library, Randolph-Macon Woman's College.


Notes
1.
Pearl S. Buck, in an interview published in the Evening Post before the opening of the play, The Good Earth. Quoted in Nora Stirling, Pearl Buck: A Woman in Conflict ( Piscataway, N.J.: New Century Publishers, 1983), 130.
2.
Dialogue cutting continuity (trailer for reserved-seat engagements), 2 March 1937, MGM Script Files on The Good Earth, folder 15, Doheny Library, University of Southern California (hereafter cited as MGM Script Files).
3.
The Good Earth; Sidney Franklin (director); Talbot Jennings, Tess Slesinger, and Claudine West (writers); MGM, 1937.
4.
Joy Gould Boyum, Double Exposure: Fiction into Film ( 1985; reprint, New York: New American Library, Mentor Book, 1989), 271.
5.
Ibid.
6.
Bob Thomas, Thalberg: Life and Legend ( Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1969), 303.
7.
Stirling, Pearl Buck, 115.
8.
Brooks Atkinson, "Trivia on a Chinese Screen at the Theatre Guild Opening," New York Times, 18 October 1932, 23.
9.
Owen Davis and Donald Davis, The Good Earth: A Dramatization of Pearl Buck's Novel, MGM Script Files, folder 1.
10.
Thomas, Thalberg, 306.
11.
Pearl S. Buck to J. Robert Rubin, 25 August 1932, MGM Script Files.
12.
Memorandum: Academy Writer-Producer Code of Practice, 16 June 1936, MPAA Production Code Administration file on The Good Earth, Margaret Herrick Library, Center for Motion Picture Study, Academy of Motion Arts and Sciences, Beverly Hills, Calif. (hereafter cited as Herrick Library).

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