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Description
The Lamont Johnson papers span the years 1943-1978 and encompass 7.0 linear feet. The collection contains scripts, correspondence, and production records for a dozen films. The television and stage files contain scripts, reviews, and miscellaneous material for more than two dozen projects directed by Johnson between 1958 and 1978, as well as programs and miscellany for a half dozen plays in which Johnson acted in the 1940s. The subject files include correspondence, three diaries, and miscellany.
Background
Lamont Johnson was an American actor and director active in film from 1967 to 1983. He began acting in live, then filmed, television in 1950. As a staff director for NBC MATINEE THEATER, he directed more than seventy-five episodes beginning in 1956. Johnson's feature film directorial debut was A COVENANT WITH DEATH (1967). His best-known films include THE LAST AMERICAN HERO (1973), LIPSTICK (1976), and SOMEBODY KILLED HER HUSBAND (1978).
Extent
7 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.