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Max Weinberg papers, 1955-1981, (bulk dates ca. 1970s-1980s)
1932  
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  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement

  • Title: Max Weinberg papers
    Collection number: 1932
    Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 4.75 linear ft. (10 boxes)
    Date (bulk): Bulk, 1970-1980
    Date (inclusive): 1955-1981, (bulk 1970s-1980s)
    Abstract: Max Weinberg was a writer and producer of motion picture trailers. The collection includes Weinberg's files which may contain one or more of the following: business correspondence and memos, film trailer scripts, radio and television spot scripts, production notes and a small amount of screenplays, promotional material, photographs, reports, and newspaper and magazine clippings.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.
    Creator: Weinberg, Max

    Restrictions on Access

    Open for research. STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UC Regents. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Max Weinberg papers (Collection 1932). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

    Biography

    There is little biographical information found about Max Weinberg. The information below is based on information found in the collection. Max Weinberg was born sometime around the 1920s. He began his career in motion pictures in the 1930s, when he became the managing director for The Little Theatre in Baltimore; he created the ad/publicity campaigns for important foreign films shown at the theater. After about 10 years, he moved to New York and worked for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer as the Eastern Short Subjects Representative, responsible for production involving film shorts east of Chicago. When that department closed, Weinberg became a dubbing writer and producer for the foreign film department, translating French, Italian, and German films into English.
    In 1956, Weinberg was hired by United Artists and sent to Hollywood to write and produce movie trailers for their films; he remained with UA for about 15 years before becoming a freelance writer/producer of trailers and other spots. In 1971, he decided to go independent. He worked for companies such as American International Pictures, Columbia, Fox, Disney, and Paramount, as well as many other independent studios. Among his motion picture trailer credits are films made by Stanley Kramer, Ralph Nelson, Walter Mirisch, Jean Renoir, Mark Robson, and William Wyler and include trailers for: The Apartment, The Defiant, Exodus, Hawaii, Irma La Duce, It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, West Side Story, and more.

    Scope and Content

    The collection consists of material related to the career of Max Weinberg, producer of motion picture trailers. Included are files that represent project titles and company names spanning the 1970s to the 1980s. It is not apparent which of the projects represented in the collection were produced. The files may contain business correspondence and memos, film trailer scripts, radio and television spot scripts, production notes and a small amount of screenplays, promotional material, photographs, reports, and newspaper and magazine clippings. Additionally, there is a small amount of files labeled "miscellaneous" which span the mid-1950s to the 1970s.

    Organization and Arrangement

    The collection is arranged alphabetically by file title.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Weinberg, Max -- Archives.
    Film trailers --Production and direction --United States.- Archival Resources.