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William Goetz
William Goetz

William Goetz (March 24, 1903August 15, 1969) was a Hollywood film producer and studio executive. March 24 is the 83rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (84th in Leap years). ... August 15 is the 227th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (228th in leap years), with 138 days remaining. ... For other uses, see Hollywood (disambiguation) Greetings from Hollywood Hollywood is a district of the City of Los Angeles, California, U.S.A., that runs from about Vermont Avenue on the east to just beyond Laurel Canyon Boulevard above Sunset and Crescent Heights Boulevards on the west; the north to... A film producer is a type of producer who oversees the making of movies. ...


Born to a Jewish working class family in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Goetz was the youngest of eight children. His mother died when he was ten years old and shortly thereafter his father abandoned the family. Raised by older brothers, at the age of twenty-one he followed some of his brothers to Hollywood where he found work as a crew hand at one of the large studios. After a few years, he began doing production work and in 1930 was made an associate producer at Fox Films. That same year he married Edith Mayer, daughter of MGM studio head Louis B. Mayer who at first was less than enthusiastic at the idea. Nevertheless, the marriage worked and they remained together for life. The word Jew ( Hebrew: יהודי) is used in a wide number of ways, but generally refers to a follower of the Jewish faith, a child of a Jewish mother, or someone of Jewish descent with a connection to Jewish culture or ethnicity and often a combination of these attributes. ... This article refers to the largest city of Pennsylvania. ... For other uses, see Hollywood (disambiguation) Greetings from Hollywood Hollywood is a district of the City of Los Angeles, California, U.S.A., that runs from about Vermont Avenue on the east to just beyond Laurel Canyon Boulevard above Sunset and Crescent Heights Boulevards on the west; the north to... The Fox Film Corporation was an American company which produced motion pictures, formed in 1915 when founder William Fox merged two companies he had established in 1913: Greater New York Film Rental, a distribution firm, which was part of the Independents; and Fox (or Box, depending on the source) Office... MGM logo Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer or MGM, is a large media company, involved primarily in the production and distribution of cinema and television programs. ... Louis B. Mayer (July 4, 1885–October 29, 1957) was an American film producer. ...


In 1932, William Goetz received the financial support necessary from his new father-in-law to become a minor partner with Joseph Schenck, the former president of United Artists, and Darryl F. Zanuck from Warner Brothers to create Twentieth Century Pictures. Zanuck was named president and Goetz served as vice-president. Successful from the very beginning, their 1934 film, The House of Rothschild was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture. In 1935, they bought out the financially strapped Fox Films to create 20th Century Fox. Joseph M. Schenck, born December 25, 1878 - died October 22, 1961, was a pioneer executive who played a key role in the development of the United States film industry. ... The United Artists Corporation (aka United Artists Pictures and United Artists Films) was formed on February 5, 1919 by four Hollywood greats: Charles Chaplin, Douglas Fairbanks, Mary Pickford and D. W. Griffith. ... Darryl Francis Zanuck (September 5, 1902 - December 22, 1979) was one of the major figures in the Hollywood studio system and the longest survivor of that system. ... Warner Bros. ... The House of Rothschild is a 1934 film which was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture. ... Twentieth (20th) Century Fox Film Corporation is one of the Big Ten movie studios, located in the Century City area of Los Angeles, California, USA, just west of Beverly Hills. ...


Goetz served as vice president of the new 20th Century-Fox, but in 1942 he took charge of the studio temporarily when Darryl Zanuck, a World War I veteran, joined the United States military effort in the Second World War. Goetz liked the top role in the company and after Zanuck returned, relationships became strained and Goetz resigned to form his own independent company with Leo Spitz, a former lawyer who worked as a movie company advisor. Their partnership, under the name "International Pictures," was short-lived when they made a deal in July of 1946 to merge with the British Rank Organization's distribution arm and Universal Pictures. Goetz was made president and placed in charge of production for the newly merged "Universal-International" studio. Ypres, 1917, in the vicinity of the Battle of Passchendaele. ... The armed forces of the United States of America consist of the United States Army United States Navy United States Air Force United States Marine Corps United States Coast Guard Note: The United States Coast Guard has both military and law enforcement functions. ... For information on the type of fish called Lawyer, see the article on Burbot. ... Great Britain lies between Ireland and continental Europe. ... The Rank Organisation, a British entertainment company formed in 1937 and absorbed in 1996 by The Rank Group Plc. ... Universal Studios logo Universal Studios is a famous Hollywood movie studio located at 100 Universal City Plaza Drive in Universal City, California, which is in the San Fernando Valley. ...


In 1949, Goetz called upon his close friendship with MCA head Lew Wasserman who was one of the most powerful agents in Hollywood. They revolutionized the motion picture industry when they agreed to a deal whereby James Stewart was signed to a profit participation deal to act in a Universal film. In lieu of a salary for his performance, Stewart was guaranteed half of the film's profits and the concept was soon negotiated for other stars who recognized the value of their own box office drawing power. Universal-International was acquired by Decca in late 1951 and the following year Goetz was let go by the new owners. After that, William Goetz became an independent producer, making films such as 1957's Sayonara that was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture. MCA can stand for: Maximum credible accident MCA (rapper) - A rapper in the group, The Beastie Boys Micro Channel architecture - a type of computer bus Music Corporation of America - a music booking company and record label. ... Lew Wasserman was a Hollywood agent and studio exectuive credited with first creating and then taking apart the studio system in a carrer spanning more than six decades. ... Jimmy Stewart, photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1934 James Maitland Stewart (May 20, 1908 – July 2, 1997) was an American film actor beloved for his persona as an average guy who faces adversity and tries to do the right thing, an image which was largely reflected in his own personality. ... Decca Records is a record label that was established in 1929. ... Sayōnara is Japanese for goodbye. Sayonara is a 1957 film which tells the story of an American soldier during the Korean War. ...


A very wealthy man, Goetz raised thoroughbred racehorses . His horse "Your Host" won the 1950 Santa Anita Derby and subsequently sired Kelso, a Hall of Fame inductee and one of the greatest horses in racing history. Horse-racing is an equestrian sporting activity which has been practiced over the centuries; the chariot races of Roman times were an early example, as was the contest of the steeds of the god Odin and the giant Hrungnir in Norse mythology. ... The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame was founded in 1950 in Saratoga Springs, New York, to honor the achievements of American thoroughbred race horses, jockeys, and trainers. ...


Goetz and his wife also were major investors in art, acquiring a significant collection of impressionist and post-impressionist works. They owned paintings and sculptures by great artists such as Edgar Degas, Paul Gauguin, Claude Monet, Paul Cézanne, Berthe Morisot, Edouard Manet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Pablo Picasso, Amedeo Modigliani, Chaim Soutine, Pierre Bonnard, Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot, and Henri Fantin-Latour. In 1949, a controversy erupted over a Vincent van Gogh self-portrait called "Study by Candlelight" that Goetz had purchased two years earlier. The painting was declared a fake by art expert Willem Sandberg and the artist's nephew, V. W. van Gogh, resulting in an international debate amongst art experts. The painting remained controversial and was not put up for auction with the rest of the Goetz collection following Mrs. Goetz's death in 1987. See also Impressionist (entertainment): A girl with a watering can by Renoir, 1876 Impressionism was a 19th century art movement, which began as a private association of Paris-based artists who exhibited publicly in 1874. ... Post-Impressionism is a term applied to a number of painters of the late 19th and early 20th centuries whose style developed out of or reacted against that of the Impressionists. ... Edgar Degas (July 19, 1834 – September 27, 1917) was a Faggot buttlicker and ballsucker. ... Paul Gauguin (June 7, 1848 - May 9, 1903) was a leading Post-Impressionist painter. ... Oscar-Claude Monet (November 14, 1840 _ December 5, 1926), French impressionist painter. ... Berthé Morisot in a portrait by Édouard Manet, 1872 Berthe Morisot ( January 14, 1841 - March 2, 1895) was an impressionist painter. ... Édouard Manet (portrait by Nadar) Édouard Manet (January 23, 1832 - April 30, 1883) was a noted French painter. ... Pierre-Auguste Renoir (February 25, 1841 - December 3, 1919) was a preeminent French painter. ... A young Pablo Picasso Pablo Picasso, formally Pablo Ruiz Picasso, (October 25, 1881 – April 8, 1973) was one of the recognized masters of 20th century art. ... Amedeo Clemente Modigliani (July 12, 1884 _ January 24, 1920) was an Italian painter and sculptor. ... Chaim Soutine ( 1894 – August 8, 1944) was an expressionist painter. ... Pierre Bonnard (October 3, 1867 - January 23, 1947) was a French painter and printmaker. ... Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot (portrait by Nadar) Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot (July 26, 1796 – February 22, 1875) was a French landscape painter. ... Henri Fantin-Latour (January 14, 1836 - August 25, 1904) was a French painter and lithographer. ... Self-portrait (1886) Vincent Willem van Gogh (March 30, 1853 - July 29, 1890) was a Dutch painter, generally considered one of the greatest painters in European art history. ...


William Goetz died of cancer in 1969 at his home in Los Angeles and was buried in Hillside Memorial Park Cemetery in Culver City, California. The Hillside Memorial Park Cemetery is located at 6001 W. Centinela Avenue, in Culver City, California. ... Culver City sign, at the northeast corner of the Sepulveda Boulevard and Centinela Avenue intersection, near the 405 and the 90 freeway interchange. ...


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William Goetz - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (710 words)
Goetz served as vice president of the new 20th Century Fox, but in 1942 he took charge of the studio temporarily when Zanuck, a World War I veteran, joined the United States military effort in the Second World War.
Goetz and his wife also were major investors in art, acquiring a significant collection of impressionist and post-impressionist works.
William Goetz died of cancer in 1969 at his home in Los Angeles and was buried in Hillside Memorial Park Cemetery in Culver City, California.
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Goetz stood at the front with a slideshow presentation, deflecting criticism with comparisons to a similar facility and presenting how the facility's 33 permanent jobs would help the county.
Goetz said CSX believes it could build the facility without county approval, but emphasized that the railroad has not checked with its attorneys about the possibility of using such a legal mechanism for the property in South Carolina.
Goetz said Tuesday that the company doesn't "have a plan B" for what it would do with the land if it is not rezoned.
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