Dennis McDougal research files

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Margaret Herrick Library © 2013

Descriptive Summary

Title: Dennis McDougal research files
Date (inclusive): circa 1992-2002
Collection number: 1201
Creator: McDougal, Dennis
Extent: 22 linear feet of papers.
Repository: Margaret Herrick Library. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Languages: English

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Preferred Citation

Dennis McDougal research files, Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Dennis McDougal, 2005-2006


Dennis McDougal is an American journalist and investigative reporter who has devoted most of his time to writing books since 1993. He has written about Hollywood for the "New York Times" and spent nearly two decades as a staff writer for Los Angeles-area newspapers. His writings have also appeared in "Los Angeles Magazine," "Premiere," and "TV Guide."

Collection Scope and Content Summary

The Dennis McDougal research files span the years circa 1992-2002 and encompass 22 linear feet. The collection contains McDougal's research files for three books published between 1992 and 2002: "Blood Cold: Fame, Sex and Murder in Hollywood" on Robert Blake; "The Last Mogul: Lew Wasserman, MCA, and the Hidden History of Hollywood"; and "Fatal Subtraction: The Inside Story of Buchwald v. Paramount." Files for the latter include the deposition transcripts of Art Buchwald, John Landis, and Robert D. Wachs.


Arranged in the following series: Not arranged in series.

Indexing Terms

McDougal, Dennis , 1947---Archives.