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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Important Information for Users of the Collection
  • Biography
  • Collection Scope and Content Summary
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Henry King papers
    Date (inclusive): 1923-1981
    Collection number: 7
    Creator: King, Henry
    Extent: 8 linear feet of papers.
    Repository: Margaret Herrick Library. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
    Languages: English

    Important Information for Users of the Collection


    Available by appointment only.

    Publication rights

    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.

    Preferred Citation

    Henry King papers, Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Mrs. Henry (Ida) King, 1984-1985; with additions from the Directors Guild of America, 1985- 1986


    Henry King was an American director, producer, and actor whose film career spanned 1912 to 1962. Among his notable films are STELLA DALLAS (1926), JESSE JAMES (1939), THE SONG OF BERNADETTE (1943), THE GUNFIGHTER (1950), and TENDER IS THE NIGHT (1962). King served on the Academy Board of Governors and was a founder and life member of the Academy. He was twice nominated by the Academy in the directing category for THE SONG OF BERNADETTE (1943) and WILSON (1944).

    Collection Scope and Content Summary

    The Henry King papers span the years 1923-1981 and encompass 8 linear feet. The collection contains scripts and/or annotated copies of original source material; a small amount of production material; awards and certificates; biographical data; contracts; correspondence, the bulk of which dates from 1970 to 1981; memoranda from Darryl F. Zanuck and other executives from 20th Century-Fox; and books, many of which are inscribed to King by their authors.


    Arranged in the following series: 1. Production files, subseries A-B as follows: A. Produced; B. Unproduced; 2. Subject files

    Indexing Terms

    King, Henry , 1886-1982--Archives.