The Sony Pictures Entertainment collection spans the years circa 1920s-1960s and encompasses more than
5 linear feet of manuscripts, 22.5 linear feet of photographs and 343 set plans and other artworks. The
collection includes MGM documents, lot maps, and technical drawings; "Hollywood Studio Club" memorabilia
and blueprints by architect Julia Morgan; a DeMille Studios transfer ledger book covering 1927 to 1940;
Columbia and RKO set plans; Hugh Hunt correspondence and other papers; and a drawing and storyboards by
illustrator Bill Herwig for "Ethan Frome," an unproduced film to have been art directed by Anton Grot.
There are also casting photographs as well as photographs from films released, but not produced, by
Columbia Pictures. The collection includes set plans from the Columbia Ranch back lot for titles such as:
AUTUMN LEAVES (1956), BORN YESTERDAY (1950), CARGO TO CAPETOWN (1950), THE GOOD HUMOR MAN (1950), MR.
SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON (1939), YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU (1938), and others. It also includes set
plans from television productions, including DENNIS THE MENACE, THE DONNA REED SHOW and GIDGET. There are
also several general plans for the back lot.
Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) is an American film production and distribution company located in
Culver City, California. SPE is a subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America, which in turn is a
subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation.
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