James Ivory Overview

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Born: June 07, 1928

Born in Berkeley, California, James Ivory graduated from the University of Southern California’s School of Cinema-Television in 1957. His 24-minute documentary The Sword and the Flute (1959) impressed New York's Asia Society so much that they commissioned him to make a documentary about Delhi. Ivory travelled to India and decided to stay after meeting producer Ismail Merchant. In 1961, they formed Merchant-Ivory Productions and began making English-language Indian films in India for... See All


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