University of Texas at Austin - Harry Ransom Center
Contains records documenting every aspect of David O. Selznick's Hollywood studio operations including script development, production, publicity, finances, and distribution. The records follow film's pioneer days in New York through the heyday of the studio system in Hollywood, to the rise of television. Besides Selznick's independent productions such as A Star is Born (1937), Gone with the Wind (1939), and Rebecca (1940), the archive documents his association with three major studios, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Paramount, and RKO
University of Florida - George A. Smathers Libraries
This diverse collection contains numerous types of ephemera from the Walt Disney Studios and theme parks as well as some biographical materials on founder Walt Disney. There are newspaper clippings, cassette tapes with movie artwork, a book, posters, studio promotional materials, obituaries of Disney figures, Disneyland and Disneyworld promotional materials, Disney concert programs, maps (Orlando and Southern California), a novellette, sheet music, realia with Walt Disney quotes, correspondence, newsletters, and annual (stock) reports
Cornell University Libraries
Collection includes 8x10 glossy stills from film and production shots from films produced in Ithaca. Among the most prominent are Patria, Beartice Fairfax, The Eagles Eye, The Mysteries of Myra,The Exploits of Elaine and The Perils of Pauline. The collection also includes press clippings and articles on film production in Ithaca, publicity shots of personalities, special showings and ads such as "Essanay Five-A-Week" which announce coming local showings. Of special interest is an article mentioning the last picture filmed in Ithaca, If Women Only Knew, featuring the burning of the bachelor clubhouse (Umphville) on the west shore of Lake Cayuga. There are also photos of Wharton Studio on Lake Cayuga and publicity shots of Buttermilk Falls. Also of interest is an ad for "Essanay Five-A-Week" films featuring "Football Days at Cornell." There are two larger albums which contain promotional material for The Exploits of Elaine, Beatrix Fairfax, and Patria and a third binder with press ... Read More
University of California, Los Angeles - Charles E. Young Research Library
Collection consists of historical production research materials compiled by the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Research Department for selected motion picture projects produced during the 1930s-1940. The bulk of the collection consists of loose bound binders that may include text and/or photographic research. The binders are titled by project title or broad subject headings
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
The Tatra Production Company, New York, was created to produce a film based on the life of Ignacy Paderewski. Records (1919-1920) consist of correspondence, minutes, and stock certificates. Also included are a photograph of Rose G. Szewc and a manuscript entitled "Reflections on Friendship" and signed "Różański.".
Columbia University
This collection covers the 100 year history of cinema; the collection contains books, correspondence, handbills, magazines, manuscripts, newspapers, notes, photographs, postcards, posters, scripts/scenarios, slides, glass plate negatives, videocassettes, and other printed materials. It has full runs of major film magazines and many minor ones; there are major pre-war film magazines, many of which were part of the collection of actor/director Kinugasa Teinosuke, as well as harder to obtain self-published coterie magazines (dōjinshi) and university film research journals. There are company documents from the major Japanese film production companies including Nikkatsu, Shōchiku, Tōei, Daiei, and mostly from Tōhō (which includes P.C.L. or Photo Chemical Laboratories). It includes the personal collections of critic and screenwriter Kishi Matsuo, directors Inoue Kintaro and Ikeda Tadao, playwright/novelist Kume Masao and others. The Collection contains over 1,000 scenarios ... Read More
Smithsonian Institution - Archives of American Art
A résumé and award; business correspondence, 1964-1984, some regarding the opening of The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden and Block's teaching position at California State University Northridge, and personal correspondence including 5 illustrated letters by Block to his wife and two printed cards from Fritz Faiss; artwork, including 2 sketches, 1962, and ca. 60 pencil figurative drawings and studies done during weekly life drawing sessions established by Block and Hans Burkhardt at the Studio Club on the MGM lot from the 1950s to mid-1970s (among them is a pastel by Burkhardt of Block drawing the nude model); printed material, 1941-1982, including exhibition catalogs and clippings; subject files on the WPA, 1938-1983, film animation, 1957-1976, and book illustration, 1978-1984; financial records relating to Block's association with the Ankrum Gallery, 1936-1981; a sound cassette with side A containing Block's reminiscences of his friendship with Burkhardt, and side B, a ... Read More
Brigham Young University - Harold B. Lee Library
Pressbook, sheet music, stock certificate, stationary
Chicago History Museum
Production files (primarily shooting scripts and promotional material), correspondence, incoming telegrams, minutes, financial ledgers, daily journals, contracts, scrapbooks, and sundry items of John Freuler, founder of the American Film Company and other film companies, relating to movie making, actors, production details, and finances. The companies operated out of Chicago, Illinois, with production studios in Santa Barbara, California. The collection is arranged in 2 series: 1. General papers, 2. Production records and files (primarily alphabetical by movie title)


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