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Cedric Gibbons and Hazel Brooks papers
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Description
The Cedric Gibbons and Hazel Brooks papers span the years 1918-1972 (bulk 1940-1960) and encompass approximately 15.3 linear feet. The collection consists of Cedric Gibbons's office files from the MGM Art Department, as well as clippings, personal files, correspondence, financial files, periodicals, scrapbooks, and photographs. For Hazel Brooks there are numerous clippings and some other material, including shared financial records. There is little material related to Dolores Del Rio. The photograph series consists of biography and motion picture production photographs.
Background
Cedric Gibbons was an American art director who oversaw Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's art department from 1924 to 1956. Credited as the designer of the Oscar statuette, he was nominated thirty-nine times and received eleven statuettes. Gibbons was married to actress Dolores Del Rio from 1930 to 1941 and actress Hazel Brooks from 1944 until his death in 1960.
Extent
14.5 linear feet of papers. 0.8 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.