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Description
The Jack T. Collis papers span the years circa 1969-1992 and encompass 4.3 linear feet. The collection contains production design drawings, books, and photographs. There are production design drawings for THE RUNNING MAN (1987), blueprints for DARKER THAN AMBER (1970), and drawings for SPLASH (1984). Of interest are production design drawings for STAR TREK III (1984), apparently used by Collis as a reference for STAR TREK IV (1986). The photographs are more comprehensive in covering his career and include scenes; photographs related to production design; personal photographs, such as snapshots, taken during filming; and location research.
Background
Jack T. Collis was an American art director and production designer active in film from 1956 to 1992. He studied architecture at the University of Southern California and began his career as a set decorator at MGM. During the 1950s and 1960s he also worked in television. He was nominated for an Academy Award in the art direction category for THE LAST TYCOON (1976).
Extent
4.3 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.