The attached profile of the Hollywood kingpin David O. Selznick (1902 – 1965) first appeared on the pages of FILM DAILY, a defunct 1930s trade rag:
"Observers of the career of David O. Selznick see his enterprises this year the culmination of a dream....The most lavish motion picture project ever conceived, 'Gone With the Wind', is already acknowledged as Selznick's chef d'oeuvre and the picture destined to mark the peak of cinema progress during the past 50 years. Executives of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, which company released the picture, as well as those of Selznick International who have seen it, are unanimous in declaring it the greatest picture ever made, and the most frequent comment heard today from those who have observed it in production is 'No one could have made it but Selznick.'"
Selznick produced blockbuster after blockbuster during his Hollywood reign. He was awarded two Academy Awards for 'Outstanding Production': one for 'Gone With the Wind' in 1939 and another one year later for 'Rebecca'.
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