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Dwight Cleveland collection of posters
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Description
The Dwight Cleveland collection of posters spans the years 1914-1953 (bulk 1935-1943) and contains more than 1,000 mostly one-sheet posters for films primarily produced in the United States. The collection documents B movies of the studio era and includes examples from Warner Bros., Fox, MGM, Paramount, and RKO. Genres represented document musicals, biblical tales, Westerns, war films, and films dealing with social problems.
Background
Dwight Cleveland is a real-estate developer in Chicago, Illinois. He began collecting posters in 1977 while in high school, inspired by film posters in an art teacher's classroom. After moving to Los Angeles, Cleveland continued to acquire posters from memorabilia dealers in Hollywood.
Extent
1088 posters
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.