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Description
The Michael Blankfort papers span the years 1934-1982 (bulk 1945-1969) and encompass 8 linear feet. The collection includes scripts for produced and unproduced films, television scripts, playscripts, novel and story manuscripts, and pamphlets. There is considerable material related to the House Committee on Un- American Activities (HUAC) and Blankfort's testimony before the group.
Background
Michael Blankfort was an American screenwriter active in film from 1939 to 1966. He served on the Academy Board of Governors from 1969 to 1971.
Extent
8 linear feet of papers.
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.