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Critics Employed by the New York Times: Bosley Crowther, Tim Page, Eric Asimov, Virginia Heffernan, Brooks Atkinson, Robert Shelton

Critics Employed by the New York Times: Bosley Crowther, Tim Page, Eric Asimov, Virginia Heffernan, Brooks Atkinson, Robert Shelton

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Chapters: Bosley Crowther, Tim Page, Eric Asimov, Virginia Heffernan, Brooks Atkinson, Robert Shelton, John Russell, Jack Anderson, Howard Thompson, Manohla Dargis, Ken Johnson. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 42. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: Bosley Crowther (July 13, 1905 March 7, 1981) was a journalist and author who was film critic for The New York Times for 27 years. His reviews and articles helped shape the careers of actors, directors and screenwriters. Crowther was an advocate of foreign language films in the 1950s and 1960s, particularly the films of Roberto Rossellini, Vittorio De Sica, Ingmar Bergman and Federico Fellini. Born Francis Bosley Crowther Jr. in Lutherville, Maryland, Crowther moved as a child to Winston-Salem, North Carolina, where he published a neighborhood newspaper, The Evening Star. His family moved to Washington, D.C., and Crowther graduated from Western High School in 1922. After two years of prep school in Orange, Virginia at Woodberry Forest School, he entered Princeton University, where he majored in history. For his writing performance, Crowther was offered a job as a cub reporter for The New York Times at a salary of $30 a week. He declined the offer, made to him by the publisher Arthur Hays Sulzberger, hoping to find employment on a small, Southern newspaper. When the salary offered by those papers wasn't half of the Times offer, he went to New York and took the job. He was The New York Times first night club reporter, and in 1933 was asked by Brooks Atkinson to join the Drama Department. He spent five years covering the theater scene in New York, and even dabbled in writing for the theater. While at the Times in those early years, Crowther met a fellow employee, Florence Marks. On January 20, 1933, they were married. Crowther was a prolifi...More: http://booksllc.net/?id=2112160