Jump to Content

Collection Guide
Collection Title:
Collection Number:
Get Items:
Cedric Gibbons and Hazel Brooks papers
512  
View entire collection guide What's This?
PDF (52.41 Kb) HTML
Search this collection
Collection Details
 
Table of contents What's This?
  • Descriptive Summary
  • Important Information for Users of the Collection
  • Biography
  • Collection Scope and Content Summary
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Cedric Gibbons and Hazel Brooks papers
    Date (inclusive): 1918-1972
    Date (bulk): 1940-1960
    Collection number: 512
    Creator: Gibbons, Cedric Brooks, Hazel
    Extent: 14.5 linear feet of papers. 0.8 linear feet of photographs.
    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

    Cedric Gibbons and Hazel Brooks papers, Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

    Acquisition Information

    Bequest of the Hazel Ross estate, 2002-2003

    Biography

    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.

    Collection Scope and Content Summary

    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.

    Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series: 1. Production files; 2. Subject files, subseries A-H as follows: A. General; B. Artifacts; C. Books; D. Correspondence; E. Financial; F. Office files; G. Periodicals; H. Publications; 3. Biography; 4. Scrapbooks; 5. Photographs

    Indexing Terms

    Brooks, Hazel--Archives.
    Gibbons, Cedric , 1895-1960--Archives.
    art directors