Rudy Behlmer

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Rudy Behlmer
Born (1926-10-13) October 13, 1926 (age 90)
San Francisco, California, United States
Occupation Author, film historian
Nationality American
Subject Film
Notable works Memo from David O. Selznick (1972); followed by nine other books
Spouse Stacey Behlmer (1992 – present)
Sandra Lee Wightman (1959–1966) (divorced, 1 child)

Rudy Behlmer (born Rudolph Herman Behlmer October 13, 1926) is an American film historian and writer. Born and raised in San Francisco, California, he is an expert in the history and evolution of the motion picture industry.

Behlmer began his career with KLAC-TV in Hollywood as a stage manager.[1] At the beginning of the 1960s, Behlmer started researching and writing articles on various aspects of film history. One such project, a career piece on film producer David O. Selznick (Gone with the Wind, Rebecca), led to his book Memo from David O. Selznick (1972). It was followed by nine other books as well as numerous magazine articles and film music recording booklets. Behlmer has also contributed to a wide variety of works about the Golden Age of Hollywood.

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  1. ^ "The Early Betty White 1947–1973". WFMU's Beware of the Blog. WFMU. April 4, 2010. Retrieved September 9, 2010. 

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