Lucien Hubbard

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Lucien Hubbard
B Reeves Eason, Lucien Hubbard, & Douglas Z Doty - Jan 1921 EH.jpg
Director B. Reeves Eason showing screenwriters Lucien Hubbard and Douglas Z. Doty film from a western
BornDecember 22, 1888
DiedDecember 31, 1971(1971-12-31) (aged 83)
Los Angeles
OccupationScreenwriter, film producer
Years active1917–1943
AwardsBest Picture
1927 Wings
Affidavit of Lucien Hubbard, 1922, saying that he created the title for the film In the Days of Buffalo Bill.

Lucien Hubbard (December 22, 1888 – December 31, 1971) was a film producer and screenwriter.


Hubbard is best known for producing the 1927 film Wings, for which he received the first Academy Award for Best Picture.[1] Lucien produced and or wrote ninety-two films over the course of his career. He lived in the same house in Beverly Hills until the day he died; he was an avid polo player and would frequently ride out of the stables located, in those days, at the rear of his Hillcrest Road property, to Will Rogers' house in the Palisades; he also occasionally rode his horse to Paramount Studios where he had been elevated to president shortly after the Academy Award-winning Wings which he produced, was released. This film helped director William A. Wellman's rise into major studio films.

Before coming to Los Angeles, he was night editor of The New York Times. He had written five screenplays on the side and decided one day to travel to Hollywood to see if he could sell any of them; he sold three and in 1923, his career was launched. A film he loved and the adaptation for, The Vanishing American (1925), was the first film to portray the Indian in a favorable light; he received an award from the Cherokee nation for this it. He discovered and mentored many talents over the life of his career and was known as a very generous man with a sharp eye for good writers. He had two daughters, Betty and Janet and a brother, Harlan Hubbard, who became a renowned artist and writer, who advocated simple living.

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  1. ^ "The 1st Academy Awards (1929) Nominees and Winners". Retrieved May 20, 2019.

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