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Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Art Department records
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Description
The Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Art Department records records span the years 1923-1961 (bulk 1937-1957) and encompass 3.5 linear feet. The collection, which consists of files maintained by either Cedric Gibbons or William Horning, contains departmental records, including studio memoranda and correspondence, production records, reports, research, and script breakdowns. Areas covered include art directors, labor relations, legal matters, main title cost breakdowns, miniatures and special-effects weekly reports, memoranda and reports of shots in progress for the Warren Newcombe unit, personnel matters including contract data, production costs, publicity, research, scenic art, screen credits, set construction costs, set decorators, stage construction, Technicolor, three-dimensional films, and wartime activities (World War II).
Background
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer was an American motion picture production company formed in 1924. The studio was located in Culver City, California.
Extent
3.5 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.