We go 'Hollywood' with a true mover and shaker in the film industry
In celebration of this weekend's Academy Awards, WUKY's award-winning history series Saving Stories, goes Hollywood. Doug Boyd, director of the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History in the UK Libraries, shares an interview with film producer Frank Price. He was a major figure in the field of American television from the 1950's-1970's, including as an executive producer of "Ironside," before becoming head of Universal Studios and head of Columbia Pictures in 1978. Price left television to continue his career in motion pictures. He discusses some of his movies, (Gandhi, Out of Africa, Kramer vs Kramer and Ghostbusters) and why a film like Out of Africa wouldn't even be made in today's Hollywood.
The interview with Frank Price comes from the Don Galloway project:
A series of interviews with friends, family, and colleagues of Brooksville, Kentucky native and actor, screenwriter, newspaper columnist, and University of Kentucky College of Fine Arts alum Don Galloway (July 27, 1937 - January 8, 2009). As an actor he was best known for his role as Det. Ed Brown in the popular American television series Ironside (1967-1975). Later in life he became a volunteer deputy sheriff for San Bernardino County, California, and a Libertarian political columnist for the Manchester (New Hampshire) Union Leader newspaper.
Access the Frank Price interviews here: