Mervyn LeRoy papers

Special Collections
Margaret Herrick Library © 2014

Descriptive Summary

Title: Mervyn LeRoy papers
Date (inclusive): circa 1930s-1980s
Collection number: 381
Creator: LeRoy, Mervyn
Extent: 7 linear feet of papers. 0.6 linear feet of photographs.
Repository: Margaret Herrick Library. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Languages: English

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Preferred Citation

Mervyn LeRoy papers, Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Linda LeRoy Janklow, 1996


Mervyn LeRoy was an American director and producer active in film from 1927 to 1965. He was nominated for an Academy Award for directing RANDOM HARVEST (1942), received a Special Award (1945), and was honored with the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award (1975).

Collection Scope and Content Summary

The Mervyn LeRoy papers span the years circa 1930s-1980s and encompass approximately 7.6 linear feet. The collection contains production files and scripts, correspondence, clippings, scrapbooks, and photographs. The photograph series consists of prints, albums, and negatives of production and biography photographs.


Arranged in the following series: Not arranged in series.

Indexing Terms

LeRoy, Mervyn , 1900-1987--Archives.