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William "Billy" Gordon papers
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Description
The William "Billy" Gordon papers span the years 1947-1970 and encompass 5.2 linear feet. The collection consists of casting records, including casting suggestions, salary and/or billing summaries, cast lists, cast production budgets, memos regarding casting, and contract information. Other material includes agency client lists, talent lists organized by specialty, contract summaries, and theater reports by Irene Selznick.
Background
William L. Gordon was an American casting director employed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 20th Century-Fox, and Columbia from the 1930s to 1970. After his retirement, he worked as a commissioner for the California Motion Picture Council.
Extent
5.2 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.