The Sigmund Nesselroth artwork and and other material span circa 1930s-1946 and encompass
approximately 6 linear feet. The collection consists of a half-dozen charcoal drawings; a scrapbook with
clippings covering the 1945 film strike that included the arrest of his wife, Mildred; and photographs
that document the use of matte backgrounds in film, particularly in relation to the Warren Newcombe
special and visual effects unit at MGM.
Sigmund Nesselroth was a Hungarian-born architect. After training as an architect at Harvard, he
worked in Birmingham, Alabama from around 1924 to 1930. Nesselroth then relocated to Hollywood,
California where he found work as a matte artist drawing backgrounds in the art department at Metro-
Goldwyn-Mayer. In his later years he returned to work as an architect in Los Angeles.
5 linear feet of papers.
1 linear foot of photographs.
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