Natalie Kalmus papers

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Natalie Kalmus papers
Date (inclusive): 1930-1948
Date (bulk): 1939-1948
Collection number: 157
Creator: Kalmus, Natalie
Extent: 0.8 linear feet of papers.
Repository: Margaret Herrick Library. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Languages: English

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Preferred Citation

Natalie Kalmus papers, Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Ronald Haver, 1992


Natalie Kalmus was an American film executive. She married Herbert T. Kalmus in 1902. Natalie Kalmus was executive head of the Technicolor art department in the 1930s and 1940s.

Collection Scope and Content Summary

The Natalie Kalmus papers span the years 1929-1948 (bulk 1939-1948) and encompass 0.8 linear foot. The collection contains information on early 1940 Technicolor films, including camera department crew calls, schedules, correspondence, and interoffice memos. Miscellany includes fan mail, horoscopes, household bills, personal correspondence, testimonials by Kalmus for House of Westmore, and the manuscript for an article by Kalmus on color photography.


Arranged in the following series: 1. Production files; 2. Subject files

Indexing Terms

Kalmus, Natalie , d. 1965--Archives.