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Description
The Frank Borzage papers span the years 1921-1967 and encompass 1.0 linear foot. The collection contains scripts, production material, 1930s contracts, correspondence, membership cards, and miscellany. There is considerable material on Borzage's 1946 Republic feature I'VE ALWAYS LOVED YOU and on one of his last films, CHINA DOLL (1958). The collection contains nothing relating to Borzage's major features or his acting career.
Background
Frank Borzage was an American director, producer, actor, and screenwriter active from the 1910s through the 1950s. He began his acting career in 1912 and made the transition to directing around 1917. Among his best-known directorial efforts are SECRETS (1924), THE MORTAL STORM (1940), STAGE DOOR CANTEEN (1943), MOONRISE (1948), and THE BIG FISHERMAN (1959). Both of Borzage's Academy Award nominations in the directing category?or 7TH HEAVEN (1927) and BAD GIRL (1931)?esulted in Oscars.
Extent
1 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.