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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Important Information for Users of the Collection
  • Biography
  • Collection Scope and Content Summary
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Jesse L. Lasky papers
    Date (inclusive): 1906-1975
    Date (bulk): 1930s-1950s
    Collection number: 153
    Creator: Lasky, Jesse L.
    Extent: 3.8 linear feet of papers. 0.4 linear feet of photographs.
    Repository: Margaret Herrick Library. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
    Languages: English

    Important Information for Users of the Collection

    Access

    Available by appointment only.

    Publication rights

    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.

    Preferred Citation

    Jesse L. Lasky papers, Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Betty Lasky, 1976-2007

    Biography

    Jesse L. Lasky was an American film producer and executive active in film in many capacities from 1913 to 1951. Lasky received an Academy Award nomination for outstanding production for THE WHITE PARADE (1934). His memoirs, "I Blow My Own Horn" (1957), were published shortly before his death.

    Collection Scope and Content Summary

    The Jesse L. Lasky papers span the years 1906-1975 (bulk 1930s-1950s) and encompass 4.2 linear feet. The collection contains a variety of material relating to Lasky's career in film, television, and radio. There is correspondence, scripts, financial records, photograph albums, and miscellaneous writings by Lasky, including the original manuscript for his autobiography which is more personal and contains more family information than the published version. The photograph series consists of three albums of biography photographs.

    Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series: 1. Production files, subseries A-B as follows: A. Produced; B. Unproduced; 2. Television files, subseries A-B as follows: A. Produced; B. Unproduced; 3. Radio files; 4. Correspondence; 5. Subject files; 6. Oversize; 7. Photographs.

    Indexing Terms

    Lasky, Jesse L. , 1880-1958--Archives.
    executives
    producers