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Description
The Richard Brooks papers span the years 1950s-1980s and encompass approximately 127 linear feet. The collection contains production files, scripts, correspondence, clippings, a scrapbook, and photographs.
Background
Richard Brooks was an American director, producer, and screenwriter most active in film from 1942 to 1985. He received an Academy Award for writing the screenplay for ELMER GANTRY (1960). Brooks was nominated for writing the screenplay for BLACKBOARD JUNGLE (1955) and for writing and directing CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF (1958), THE PROFESSIONALS (1966), and IN COLD BLOOD (1967).
Extent
105 linear feet of papers. 22 linear feet of photographs.
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.