The William Wyler collection compiled by Jan Herman spans the years circa 1920s-1940s and encompasses
9 linear feet. The collection consists of files accumulated by writer Jan Herman while researching his
book, "A Talent for Trouble: The Life of Hollywood's Most Acclaimed Director, William Wyler."
William Wyler was a German-born director, producer, and screenwriter active in film from 1923 to 1970.
He emigrated to the United States in the early 1920s. Wyler worked for Universal Pictures, first in New
York, then in Hollywood from around 1922 to 1936. Wyler received Academy Awards for directing MRS.
MINIVER (1942), THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES (1946), and BEN-HUR (1959). His other nominations for
directing include WUTHERING HEIGHTS (1939) and THE HEIRESS (1949). For ROMAN HOLIDAY (1953) and FRIENDLY
PERSUASION (1956) he was nominated in both the directing and best picture categories. Wyler received the
1965 Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award.
9 linear feet of papers.
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