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He was the youngest of seven children of Salvatore Capra, a fruit grower, and the former Rosaria "Serah" Nicolosi. Capra's family was Roman Catholic. For Capra, the journey, which took 13 days, remained in his mind for the rest of his life as one of his worst experiences: You're all together — you have no privacy.
You have a cot. Very few people have trunks or anything that takes up space. They have just what they can carry in their hands or in a bag.
Nobody takes their clothes off. There's no ventilation, and it stinks like hell. It's the most degrading place you could ever be. He recalls his father's exclamation at the sight: That's the greatest light since the star of Bethlehem!
That's the light of freedom! Remember that — Freedom. Instead of working after graduating, as his parents wanted, he enrolled in college. He worked through college at the California Institute of Technologyplaying banjo at nightclubs and taking odd jobs, which included working at the campus laundry facility, waiting tables, and cleaning engines at a local power plant.
He studied chemical engineering and graduated in the spring of His father died during the war in an accident In the Army, Capra contracted Spanish flu and was medically discharged to return home to live with his mother. He became a naturalized U. After a year without work, seeing how his siblings had steady jobs, he felt he was a failure, which led to bouts of depression and abdominal pains, later discovered to have been an undiagnosed burst appendix.
To support himself, he took odd jobs on farms, as a movie extra, playing poker, and selling local oil well stocks. In his early twenties, Capra had to undergo a circumcision due to recurring bouts of STIs the first of which happened after an anonymous encounter with a woman at a party in San Franciscowhich caused severe damage to his sex lifean affliction that lasted until his twilight years.
At 25, Capra took a job selling books written and published by American philosopher, Elbert Hubbard. All I had was cockiness — and let me tell you that gets you a long way.
Capra phoned them saying he had moved from Hollywood, and falsely implied that he had experience in the budding film industry. Capra's only prior exposure to films was in while attending Manual Arts High School.
Capra, with the help of a cameraman, made the film in two days and cast it with amateurs.
He took a position with another minor San Francisco studio, and subsequently received an offer to work with producer Harry Cohn at his new studio in Los Angeles. During this time, he worked as a property man, film cutter, title writer, and assistant director.
He was twice hired as a writer for slapstick comedy director, Mack Sennettin and According to Capra, it was he who invented Langdon's character, the innocent fool living in a "naughty world.
They made three feature films together during andall of them successful with critics and the public. Capra and Langdon later had a falling out, and Capra was fired. During the following years, Langdon's films went into decline without Capra's assistance.
This was a silent comedy about three bickering godfathers, a German, a Jew, and an Irishman, starring a budding actress, Claudette Colbert. The movie was considered a failure. Columbia was one of many start-up studios on " Poverty Row " in Los Angeles. Like the others, Columbia was unable to compete with larger studios, which often had their own production facilities, distribution, and theaters.Registration is now open for the fall Pechter Business Plan Competition.
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