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.
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).
4.3 linear feet of papers.
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