Phil Stern collection

Special Collections
Margaret Herrick Library © 2014

Descriptive Summary

Title: Phil Stern collection
Date (inclusive): 1942-1995
Collection number: 1108
Creator: Stern, Phil
Extent: 12 linear feet of photographs.
Repository: Margaret Herrick Library. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Languages: English

Important Information for Users of the Collection


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Preferred Citation

Phil Stern collection, Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Phil Stern, Peter Stern, Thomas Stern, and Lata Ryan, 2001


Phil Stern is an American photographer whose work has appeared in numerous newspapers and magazines including "Life," "Look," and "Colliers." He took photographs on the sets of more than one hundred feature films and also photographed several album covers and recording sessions for musicians.

Collection Scope and Content Summary

The Phil Stern collection spans the years 1942-1995 and encompasses 12 linear feet. The collection consists of more than 30,000 items, including color and black-and-white photographic prints, negatives, slides, and transparencies.


Arranged in the following series: 1. Motion picture production; 2. Television production; 3. Biography; 4. Subject

Indexing Terms

Stern, Phil , 1919---Archives.