Michael Blankfort papers

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Michael Blankfort papers
Date (inclusive): 1934-1982
Date (bulk): 1945-1969
Collection number: 434
Creator: Blankfort, Michael
Extent: 8 linear feet of papers.
Repository: Margaret Herrick Library. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Languages: English

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Preferred Citation

Michael Blankfort papers, Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Peter and Ellie Clothier, 1999


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.

Collection Scope and Content Summary

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.


Arranged in the following series: 1. Production files, subseries A-B as follows: A. Produced; B. Unproduced; 2. Television files; 3. Stage files; 4. Subject files; 5. Writings

Indexing Terms

Blankfort, Michael , 1907-1982--Archives.