The William Friedkin papers span the years 1959-1997 (bulk 1970s-1990s) and encompass 100 linear feet
and 234 artworks. The collection contains production files, television files, stage files, story files,
correspondence, subject files, legal papers, books, oversize material, scrapbooks, artifacts, set
working drawings, production design drawings, location research, and photographs. The photograph series
consists of prints and negatives of motion picture production photographs.
William Friedkin is an American director, screenwriter, and producer active in film since 1967. He was
nominated for directing THE EXORCIST (1973) and received an Academy Award for directing THE FRENCH
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