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We at Time Machine Collectibles wish to extend our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Vincent Sherman, who passed away on Sunday June 18th, 2006. He was loved by his family, friends and fans alike and he will be missed by all of us.

As a young Jewish boy growing up in Vienna, Georgia. Abe Orovitz could never have predicted the twists and turns his life would take. Many years later, as a retired film director with more than thirty movies to his credit, Vincent Sherman is no less surprised when he looks back on that life. In his new book "Studio Affairs" he traces his steps with candor and enthusiasm.

Sherman relates the events of his day directly and honestly. He candidly discusses the details of his three-year relationship with Joan Crawford, his inadvertant connection with the death of Bette Davis's second husband, and his poignant romantic involvement with Rita Hayworth.
Providing counterpoint to these liasons is the love and devotion of Sherman's wife , Hedda, who accepted her husband's occasional infidelities as part and parcel of his career.

The heart of his new book "Studio Affairs" provides an inside look at the motion picture industry during the heyday of the studio system by one who worked his way from nearly starving actor and playwright to respected director, Drawing examples from his long career, Sherman discusses how he reworked flawed scripts, elicited strong performances from sometimes limited actors, placated his superiors and big-name talent, and won the support of his crews.

Sherman quickly developed a reputation of being a consummate rewrite artist - able to take whatever assignment given him and turn it into a first-rate motion picture. His skills at reworking scripts led him to bigger and bigger projects, even as the salary set by his long-term contract with Warner Brothers remained below that of most his colleagues. Though not originally signed to direct, when asked to do so he drew on his experience putting together productions at summer camps across the "borscht circuit" in upstate New York.

Like so many talented individuals in Hollywood during the 1950's, Sherman was targeted by the House Un-American Activities Committee, owing in part to his active support of the WPA Theatre project in New York two decades previous. Time spent on the lesser -known gray list kept him out of work for several years. Eventually, he again enjoyed some critical success, but after the demise of the sudio system life was never quite the same. This quintessential "studio director"
ended his career directing for televion.
Vincent Sherman lives in Malibu, California
FILMS (Link to IMDB)

Bogie (1980) (TV)
"Hagen" (1980) TV Series
Dream Merchants, The (1980) (TV) .Trouble in High Timber Country (1980) (TV)
Women at West Point (1979) (TV)
"Trapper John, M.D." (1979) TV Series
Hagen (1979) (TV)
Lady of the House (1978) (TV)
Last Hurrah, The (1977) (TV)
"Executive Suite" (1976) TV Series
"Doctors' Hospital" (1975) TV Series
"Family Holvak, The" (1975) TV Series
"Baretta" (1975) TV Series
"Waltons, The" (1972) TV Series
"Alias Smith and Jones" (1971) TV Series
Cervantes (1966)
"Long, Hot Summer, The" (1965) TV Series
Second Time Around, The (1961)
Fever in the Blood, A (1961)
Ice Palace (1960)
Young Philadelphians, The (1959)
Naked Earth, The (1958)
Garment Jungle, The (1957)
Affair in Trinidad (1952)
Goodbye, My Fancy (1951)
Lone Star (1951)
Damned Don't Cry, The (1950)
Backfire (1950)
Harriet Craig (1950)
Hasty Heart, The (1949)
Adventures of Don Juan (1948)
Nora Prentiss (1947)
Unfaithful, The (1947)
Janie Gets Married (1946)
Pillow to Post (1945)
Mr. Skeffington (1944)
In Our Time (1944)
Old Acquaintance (1943)
All Through the Night (1942)
Across the Pacific (1942) (final scenes) (uncredited)
Hard Way, The (1942)
Flight from Destiny (1941)
Underground (1941)
Saturday's Children (1940)
Man Who Talked Too Much, The (1940)
Return of Dr. X, The (1939)
Savage in the Orient (TV)

Actor filmography
Crime of Helen Stanley (1934)
Girl in Danger (1934)
Hell Bent for Love (1934) .... Johnny Frank
Midnight Alibi (1934) .... Black Mike
Speed Wings (1934) .... Mickey
Counsellor at Law (1933) .... Harry Becker

Writer filmography
Adventures of Jane Arden (1939)
King of the Underworld (1939)
Pride of the Bluegrass (1939)
Crime School (1938)
Heart of the North (1938)
My Bill (1938)

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