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John Engstead and Franciene Watkins papers
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Description
The John Engstead and Franciene Watkins papers span the years 1908-1981 (bulk 1940s-1970s) and encompass 9 linear feet. The collection contains clippings of Engstead? magazine work, including covers, celebrity profiles, fashion spreads, and advertisements; correspondence; and a heavily annotated typescript of Engstead? book "Star Shots." The photograph series consists of 5,472 items with two dozen film and television productions represented. The biography photographs include files on nearly 300 individuals photographed by Engstead.
Background
John Engstead was an American photographer active in still photography for films from 1927 to 1982. Franciene Watkins was Engstead's longtime negative retoucher and administrative assistant. She worked with Engstead from the mid-1940s to 1982 and was in possession of the material in this collection at the time of her death.
Extent
1 linear feet of papers. 8 linear feet of photographs.
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.