John Lee Mahin

 

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John Lee Mahin was a prolific screenwriter and producer. He was the son of John Lee Mahin, Sr. , a Chicago newspaper and advertising man, and Julia Graham Snitzler. He was active in films from the 1930s to the 1970s. He worked on such films as Scarface and The Wizard of Oz, but his name does not appear on the credits to the latter film. He was a friend and frequent collaborator of director Victor Fleming. They worked on ten films together. Mahin also wrote the screenplay for Show Boat, the Technicolor remake of the famous 1927 stage musical, which had previously been filmed in 1936. According to musical theatre historian Miles Kreuger in his book Show Boat: The History of a Classic American Musical however, Mahin retained most of the basic structure of the storyline, but little of Oscar Hammerstein II's stage dialogue, preferring to create his own

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John Lee Mahin

Born 1902-08-23 (119 years ago) in Evanston. Dead 1984-04-18 (81 years).

Awards
Award Ceremony Year Awarded for
Writers Guild of America Award - Laurel Award for Screenwriting Achievement Writers Guild of America Awards 1957 1958
Nominated for awards
Award Ceremony Year Nominated for
Writers Guild of America Award for Best Written Comedy (North to Alaska) Writers Guild of America Awards 1960 1961 North to Alaska
Writers Guild of America Award for Best Written Drama (Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison) Writers Guild of America Awards 1957 1958 Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison
Academy Award for Best Writing Adapted Screenplay (Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison) 30th Academy Awards 1957 Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison
Writers Guild of America Award for Best Written Musical (Show Boat) Writers Guild of America Awards 1951 1952 Teaterbåten
Academy Award for Best Writing Adapted Screenplay (Captains Courageous) 10th Academy Awards 1937 Captains Courageous
Relationships
Name From To Relationship type
Barbara Mahin(Gifta: 1948–) 1948 Gifta
Patsy Ruth Miller(Gifta: 1937-09–1946-09) 1937-09 1946-09 Gifta
Children

Graham Lee Mahin, Timothy Mahin

Parents

John Lee Mahin, Julia Graham Snitzler

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John Lee Mahin was a prolific screenwriter and producer. He was the son of John Lee Mahin, Sr., a Chicago newspaper and advertising man, and Julia Graham Snitzler.

He was active in films from the 1930s to the 1970s. He worked on such films as Scarface and The Wizard of Oz, but his name does not appear on the credits to the latter film.

He was a friend and frequent collaborator of director Victor Fleming. They worked on ten films together.

Mahin also wrote the screenplay for Show Boat, the Technicolor remake of the famous 1927 stage musical, which had previously been filmed in 1936. According to musical theatre historian Miles Kreuger in his book Show Boat: The History of a Classic American Musical however, Mahin retained most of the basic structure of the storyline, but little of Oscar Hammerstein II's stage dialogue, preferring to create his own. According to Kreuger, it was Mahin and producer Arthur Freed who introduced the plot device of keeping the lovers Magnolia Hawks and Gaylord Ravenal young at the end, rather than having them age forty years as in the original stage musical.

He was married to silent film actress Patsy Ruth Miller from 1937 to 1946.

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