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Henry S. Noerdlinger papers
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Description
The Henry S. Noerdlinger papers span the years 1945-1960 (bulk 1950s) and encompass 1.3 linear feet. The collection contains research and correspondence for THE TEN COMMANDMENTS (1956) and a small amount of research material for SAMSON AND DELILAH (1949). The collection also contains audiotapes of talks and panel discussions relating to Noerdlinger's research for THE TEN COMMANDMENTS, a research handbook for an unproduced film, and scripts for a documentary made by Noerdlinger.
Background
Henry S. Noerdlinger was a Swiss-born film researcher and historian. Noerdlinger left the MGM Research Department in 1945 to work for Cecil B. DeMille. During his tenure on DeMille's staff, he did research for SAMSON AND DELILAH (1949), THE TEN COMMANDMENTS (1956), and other DeMille films. After DeMille's death, Noerdlinger completed a documentary film and later became head of the West Coast office of the National Education Association.
Extent
1.3 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.