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Robert Lees and Fred Rinaldo papers
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Important Information for Users of the Collection
  • Biography
  • Collection Scope and Content Summary
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Robert Lees and Fred Rinaldo papers
    Date (inclusive): 1932-1990
    Date (bulk): 1940s-1960s
    Collection number: 154
    Creator: Lees, Robert Rinaldo, Frederic I.
    Extent: 24.5 linear feet of papers.
    Repository: Margaret Herrick Library. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
    Languages: English

    Important Information for Users of the Collection

    Access

    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

    Robert Lees and Fred Rinaldo papers, Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Robert Lees, Mrs. Fred Rinaldo, Richard Lees, and Robert Rinaldo, 1991-2009

    Biography

    Robert Lees and Frederic I. Rinaldo were American screenwriters and writing partners from 1934 until they were blacklisted in the early 1950s. Subsequently, Rinaldo worked only occasionally as a writer (he was a salesman for a wholesale paper company until his retirement in 1984) and Lees wrote for television under the pseudonym J. E. Selby.

    Collection Scope and Content Summary

    The Robert Lees and Fred Rinaldo papers span the years 1932-1990 (bulk 1940s-1960s) and encompass 24.5 linear feet. The collection consists almost entirely of the writings of Lees and Rinaldo and includes scripts, treatments, outlines, short stories, and two unpublished novels by Lees. The television files contain material written by Lees for more than 50 productions in the 1950s and 1960s. There is also correspondence, contracts, financial records, and photographs.

    Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series: 1. Production files, subseries A-C as follows: A. Produced; B. Unproduced; C. Industrial films; 2. Television files, subseries A-B as follows: A. Produced; B. Unproduced; 3. Stage files; 4. Subject files; 5. Writings

    Indexing Terms

    Lees, Robert , 1912-2004--Archives.
    Rinaldo, Frederic I. , 1913-1992--Archives.
    screenwriters