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Art Directors Guild collection
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Description
The Art Directors Guild collection spans the years 1937-2000 (bulk 1940-1965). The collection contains over 25 linear feet of manuscripts, over 13 linear feet of photographs, and more than 1,300 drawings. It documents the work of art directors such as Ken Anderson, Albert Brenner, Richard Day, Ernst Fegte, Alexander Golitzen, David Hall, William A. Horning, Urie McCleary, Richard H. Riedel, Allen Smith, Jack Martin Smith, J. Russell Spencer, and Lyle Wheeler. The materials were assembled by the Art Directors Guild as a reference collection over a number of years.
Background
The Art Directors Guild local 800 is part of the International Alliance of Theatrical and Stage Employees (IATSE). The Guild began in 1924 when a group of working art directors formed the Cinemagundi Club as a social forum. In 1937, the Club became the Society of Motion Picture Art Directors. In 2000, the Society became the Art Directors Guild. The Guild includes art directors, scenic, title and graphic artists, illustrators and matte artists and set designers and model makers.
Extent
25.2 linear feet of papers. 13.9 linear feet of photographs. 1,347 artworks
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the Margaret Herrick Library. Researchers are responsible for obtaining all necessary rights, licenses, or permissions from the appropriate companies or individuals before quoting from or publishing materials obtained from the library.
Availability
Available by appointment only.