The Gene Allen papers span the years circa 1930s-1990s and encompass circa 20 linear feet. The
collection contains production drawings, storyboards with detailed shooting instructions, correspondence,
and photographs. Allen's term as Academy President is covered, as well as his 27 years as executive
director of the Art Directors Guild. There is extensive documentation of his unique working relationship
with director George Cukor, which began with A STAR IS BORN (1954) and reached its high point with MY
Eugene Allen is an American production designer and art director most active in film during the 1950s
and 1960s. He is executive director emeritus of the Art Directors Guild. Allen served on the Academy
Board of Governors throughout the 1970s and 1980s, and was president from 1983 to 1985. He was nominated
three times in the art direction category and received an Academy Award for MY FAIR LADY (1964).
20 linear feet of papers.
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