Milton E. Pickman papers

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Milton E. Pickman papers
Date (inclusive): 1927-1982
Date (bulk): 1940-1975
Collection number: 339
Creator: Pickman, Milton E.
Extent: 7.3 linear feet of papers.
Repository: Margaret Herrick Library. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Languages: English

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Preferred Citation

Milton E. Pickman papers, Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Charles Pickman, 1993


Milton E. Pickman was an American motion picture industry executive. He came to Hollywood from New York in the 1930s and was active into the 1960s. He spent a large portion of his career representing actors and actresses as an agent at his own talent agency. At one time he was associated professionally with agent Irving "Swifty" Lazar. He was involved in film production and promotion at various studios, including Columbia, RKO, and 20th Century-Fox. In the late 1950s he served as general manager of Samuel Goldwyn Productions.

Collection Scope and Content Summary

The Milton E. Pickman papers span the years 1927-1982 and encompass 7.3 linear feet. The bulk of the collection consists of unproduced scripts, reader reports, and synopses.


Arranged in the following series: 1. Production files, subseries A-B as follows: A. Produced; B. Unproduced; 2. Subject files.

Indexing Terms

Pickman, Milton E. , 1909-1993--Archives.