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.
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).
7 linear feet of papers.
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