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Arthur Knight

Arthur Knight, American educator, author. Named Outstanding Film Critic, Directors Guild, 1957, Outstanding Film Critic, Screen Publicists Guild, 1963, to Hall of Fame, City of Birmingham, Alabama, 1981; recipient Eastman Kodak/Society Motion Picture and television Engineers Gold medal, 1987.


  • Knight, Arthur was born on September 3, 1916 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Arthur and Claudia (Oppenheimer) Rosenheimer.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, City College of New York, 1940.


    • Assistant curator Museum Modern Art, New York City, 1939-1949. Instructor Institute Film Techniques at City College of New York, 1950-1960. Past member faculty Columbia, Hunter College, New School Social Research.

      Professor cinema department University Southern California, Los Angeles, 1960-1987. Lecturer Australian School Cinema television, Sydney, 1987. Film consultant Hoyts Productions Ltd., Sydney, since 1987, Southern Star Propriety Ltd., since 1988, New South Wales Film & television Office, since 1989.

      Film coordinator Omnibus, Odyssey, New York City, 1953-1957. Film curator Hollywood Museum, Los Angeles, 1962-1963. Guest lecturer.



    Served to 1st lieutenant infantry, United States Army, 1942-1946, European Theatre of Operations. Member Writers Guild American (chair film society 1961-1986), American Film Institute (trustee 1967-1971), Filmex (trustee 1969-1985), Australian Writers Guild, American Federation of television and Radio Artists.





    • Married Anne Elizabeth Hall, September 25, 1981.
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    • 1940
      City College of New York
    • 1939 - 1949
      Assistant, curator Museum Modern Art
    • 1950 - 1960
      instructor, Institute Film Techniques at City College of New York
    • 1960 - 1987
      professor, cinema department University Southern California
      Los Angeles, California, United States