Sam Katzman
Date of Birth
Jul 04, 1901
Birth Place:
New York City, NY

Biography

American producer/"schlockmeister" Sam Katzman loved the movies -- though not always good movies. From age thirteen onward, Katzman was picking up best-boy and propman jobs in Hollywood, working his way up into the executive end of the business. By 1935, Katzman had accrued enough capital to create his own production firm, Victory Pictures. Using rented facilities and inexpensive casts and crews,...