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Description
The John Schlesinger papers span the years 1969-2000 (bulk 1996-2000) and encompass 7 linear feet. The collection contains production material for six films: COLD COMFORT FARM (1996), AN EYE FOR AN EYE (1996), MIDNIGHT COWBOY (1969), THE NEXT BEST THING (2000), PACIFIC HEIGHTS (1990), and YANKS (1979). There is also material on the L.A. Opera company production of Benjamin Britten's 1945 opera "Peter Grimes," directed by Schlesinger in 2000.
Background
John Richard Schlesinger was a London-born director and actor most active in film from 1962 to 2000. Associated with the British New Wave in the 1960s, his first American film was MIDNIGHT COWBOY (1969). Schlesinger received an Academy Award in the directing category for MIDNIGHT COWBOY and was nominated for directing two other films. His final film was THE NEXT BEST THING (2000).
Extent
7 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.