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Description
The John Landis papers span the years 1973-1998 and encompass 9 linear feet of manuscripts, 12.4 linear feet of photographs, 78 pieces of production art, and 46 posters. The collection consists almost entirely of scripts and production material on more than a dozen films directed by Landis. There is one scrapbook with Italian-language clippings on OSCAR (1991). The photographs consist of photographic prints, contact sheets, transparencies, and slides of scenes and off-camera shots from various motion picture productions. The production art consists chiefly of storyboards and concept drawings.
Background
John Landis is an American director and screenwriter active in film since the 1970s. In addition to directing a number of top-grossing comedy films, Landis has appeared in dozens of films.
Extent
9 linear feet of papers. 12.4 linear feet of photographs. 46 posters 78 production artworks
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.