One=Plagiarism, Many=Research (1941) (not Mizner?)
george.thompson at NYU.EDU
Tue Apr 13 20:30:30 UTC 2004
Wilson Mizener died in 1933.
George A. Thompson
Author of A Documentary History of "The African
Theatre", Northwestern Univ. Pr., 1998.
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From: Bapopik at AOL.COM
Date: Sunday, April 11, 2004 8:04 pm
Subject: One=Plagiarism, Many=Research (1941) (not Mizner?)
> If you steal from one author, it's plagiarism; if you steal from
> many, it's research.
> ---WILSON MIZNER, attributed
> AMERICAN HERITAGE DICTIONARY OF AMERICAN QUOTATIONS (1997)
> Maybe it's not Mizner. Maybe he stole it?
> (PROQUEST HISTORICAL NEWSPAPERS)
> JIMMIE FIDLER IN HOLLYWOOD
> Los Angeles Times (1886-Current File). Los Angeles, Calif.: Mar
> 17, 1941. p. 24 (1 page):
> Bob Oliver suggests a simple rule-of-thumb for would-be movie
> scenarists. "Just remember," says he, "if you steal from one
> man, it's plagiarism. If you steal from several, it's research."
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