Gordon Hollingshead (January 8, 1892 in Garfield, New Jersey – July 8, 1952 in Balboa Island, California) was an American movie producer, associate producer and assistant director. Hollingshead began his career as an assistant director, with his first work being the 1916 film The Shrine Girl, in which he also had an acting role. Through the silent film era, Hollingshead assisted in the direction of thirteen films, and continued as an assistant director until 1934.
He produced his first film, Morocco Nights, in 1934. This started him on the path of producing, which would lead to enormous success. From 1934 to 1953, Hollingshead produced 174 films and film shorts. He received sixteen Oscar nominations, and won six Oscars, including for the short film Star in the Night (1945). In 1944, he produced the 16-minute film I Am an American, featured in American theaters as a short feature. The film was created in connection with "I Am an American Day", now called Constitution Day.
Home video availability
Hollingshead's shorts can also be found as extras on DVDs of classic Warner Bros. films of the period:
- The Romance of Robert Burns is on the DVD of Hollywood Hotel
- Sons of Liberty is on the DVD of Dodge City
- Quiet, Please is on the DVD of Invisible Stripes
- Teddy, the Rough Rider is on the DVD of Knute Rockne, All American
- Alice in Movieland is on the DVD of The Sea Hawk
- Cinderella's Feller and The Flag of Humanity are on the DVD of Virginia City
- Pony Express Days is on the DVD of Torrid Zone
- The Tanks are Coming is on the DVD of Objective, Burma!
- At the Stroke of Twelve is on the DVD of The Great Lie
- The Gay Parisian is on the Blu-Ray of The Maltese Falcon
- Forty Boys and a Song is on the DVD of The Bride Came C.O.D.
- Calling All Girls is on the DVD of The Big Street
- Shoot Yourself Some Golf is on the DVD of Gentleman Jim
- Beyond the Line of Duty is on the DVD of Yankee Doodle Dandy
- Food and Magic, The United States Navy Band and Three Cheers for the Girls are on the DVD of Thank Your Lucky Stars
- Musical Movieland is on the DVD of Night and Day
- Proudly We Serve, Report from the Front and I Am an American are on the DVD of Hollywood Canteen
- Jammin' the Blues and I Won't Play are on the DVD of Passage to Marseille
- Story of a Dog and Frontier Days are on the DVD of San Antonio
- Star in the Night is on the DVD of Christmas in Connecticut
- The Voice that Thrilled the World and Okay for Sound are on the DVD of The Jazz Singer
- Cavalcade of Archery and Cruise of the Zaca are on the DVD of The Adventures of Robin Hood
- Facing Your Danger and Movieland Magic are on the DVD of Deception
- So You Want to Be in Pictures is on the DVD of The Hasty Heart
- Hollywood Wonderland is on the DVD of Tycoon
- Let's Sing a Song from the Movies is on the DVD of Romance on the High Seas
- So You Want to Be on the Radio and Calgary Stampede are on the DVD of Adventures of Don Juan
- So You Want to Be an Actor and The Grass is Always Greener are on the DVD of My Dream Is Yours
- So You Think You're Not Guilty is on the DVD of White Heat
- Grandad of Races is on the DVD of The West Point Story
- My Country 'Tis of Thee is on the DVD of Captain Horatio Hornblower R.N.
- Desert Killer and So You Want to Be a Bachelor are on the DVD of Starlift