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Description
The Sam Peckinpah papers span the years 1936-1985 (bulk 1970s-1980s) and encompass 99.5 linear feet. The collection contains production material, scripts, story files, correspondence, legal and financial records, books and magazines, audiotapes and disc recordings, scrapbooks, and photographs. Personal material includes address books; birth certificates; letters from his children, wives, and other family members; and his USC master's thesis. The photograph series consists of 4,695 items, including prints, contact sheets, snapshots, 35mm color slides, and color negatives and transparencies. Sixteen film titles are represented by scene, off-camera, advertising art, general publicity, location research, set reference, and wardrobe reference photographs. The subject photographs include biography, family, friends, general, portraits, and travel.
Background
David Samuel Peckinpah was an American director and screenwriter active in film from 1961 to 1983. He was nominated for an Academy Award for the screenplay of THE WILD BUNCH (1969), which he also directed.
Extent
95 linear feet of papers. 4.5 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.