The Martin Obzina production design drawings span the years circa 1917-1956 and encompass less than 1
linear foot of papers and 382 artworks. The collection consists primarily of production design drawings
and artwork. The papers include certificates, a partial memoir, identification cards, official documents,
Martin Felix Obzina was an Austrian-born American art director active in film from 1939 to 1953. Born
in Vienna, he came to the United States in 1913 and became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 1923. He worked
as a stage designer and scenic artist during the 1920s and 1930s before embarking on a career in art
direction. His output includes more than 50 feature films, for Universal, Monogram, and other studios,
and television work during the 1950s and early 1960s. Obzina received two Academy Award nominations in
the art direction category.
0.2 linear feet of papers.
0.2 linear feet of photographs.
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