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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Important Information for Users of the Collection
  • Biography
  • Collection Scope and Content Summary
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Joseph Biroc papers
    Date (inclusive): 1917-1993
    Date (bulk): 1943-1979
    Collection number: 340
    Creator: Biroc, Joseph
    Extent: 9 linear feet of papers. 2 linear feet of photographs.
    Repository: Margaret Herrick Library. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
    Languages: English

    Important Information for Users of the Collection

    Access

    Available by appointment only.

    Publication rights

    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.

    Preferred Citation

    Joseph Biroc papers, Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Agnes Biroc Kronmeyer and Debbie Miles, 1994-1995

    Biography

    Joseph Biroc was an American cinematographer active in film from the mid-1940s through mid-1980s. He photographed many of director Robert Aldrich's films. Biroc received an Academy Award for cinematography for THE TOWERING INFERNO (1974).

    Collection Scope and Content Summary

    The Joseph Biroc papers span the years 1917-1993 (bulk 1943-1979) and encompass 11 linear feet. The collection contains scripts, cast and crew lists, correspondence, contracts, clippings, and photographs. There is some material regarding Biroc's military service during World War II. The photograph series consists of prints and slides of motion picture production and subject photographs.

    Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series: 1. Production files; 2. Television files: subseries A-B as follows: A. Produced; B. Unproduced; 3. Subject files: subseries A-B as follows: A. General; B. Clippings; 4. Military papers; 5. Oversize; 6. Photographs

    Indexing Terms

    Biroc, Joseph , 1903-1996--Archives.
    cinematographers