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Preston Sturges

Screenwriter (29-Aug-1898 — 6-Aug-1959)


James Curtis. Between Flops: A Biography of Preston Sturges. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich. 1982. 339pp.

Ray Cywinski. Preston Sturges: A Guide to References and Resources. G. K. Hall. 1984. 134pp.

Andrew Dickos. Intrepid Laughter: Preston Sturges and the Movies. Scarecrow Press. 1985. 169pp.

Diane Jacobs. Christmas in July: The Life and Art of Preston Sturges. Berkeley, CA: University of California. 1992.

Alessandro Pirolini. The Cinema of Preston Sturges: A Critical Study. McFarland. 2010. 213pp.

Jay Rozgonyi. Preston Sturges's Vision of America: Critical Analyses of Fourteen Films. McFarland. 1995. 201pp.

Donald Spoto. Madcap: The Life of Preston Sturges. Little, Brown. 1990. 301pp.

Preston Sturges; with Sandy Sturges. Preston Sturges. New York: Simon and Schuster. 1990.

James Ursini. The Fabulous Life & Times of Preston Sturges: An American Dreamer. Curtis Books. 1973. 240pp.


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  1. NNDB [link]

  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Internet Movie Database [link]

  4. Internet Broadway Database [link]

  5. Wikipedia [link]

  6. Library of Congress Name Authority [link]

  7. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.1414)

  8. Penguin Companion to the Arts in the Twentieth Century (p.285)

  9. The Film Encyclopedia, 5th Edition (p.1357)

  10. Cassell Companion to Cinema (p.538)

  11. Chambers Film and TV Handbook (p.324)

  12. The Encyclopedia of Film (p.521)

  13. The Encyclopedia of Hollywood (p.414)

  14. The New Biographical Dictionary of Film (p.845)

  15. The Guide to Film Directors (pp.834-39)

  16. The St. James Encyclopedia of Film Directors (pp.498-500)

  17. Obituaries from the Times 1951-1960 (pp.681-82)

  18. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.708)

  19. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.470)

  20. St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture (vol.4, p.566)

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