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Ronald Haver (Jan. 14, 1939-May 18, 1993[1]) was a film historian, preservationist and author. For over twenty years, he was director of Film Programs at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art[1]. He managed the restoration of deleted scenes from the classic Judy Garland version of the film A Star is Born (1954). These scenes, including two musical numbers, were cut by the studio shortly after its premiere due to distributor complaints about the film's length. Warner Bros. made the deletions without the cooperation of its director, George Cukor, and the scenes were lost for years, much to the disappointment of Garland fans and film historians. A "restored" version of the film was released in 1983.

Haver was also involved with second audio commentary tracks for many Criterion Collection LaserDisc releases such as the original King Kong and The Wizard of Oz[2]


  • David O. Selznick's Gone With the Wind. New York: Bonanza Books, distributed by Outlet Books, a Random House Co. 1986. ISBN 0-517-60677-1. 


  1. ^ a b Ronald Haver biography at Internet Movie Database
  2. ^ The Wizard of Oz--Criterion Collection/MGM-UA Home Video LaserDisc, 1989.

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