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Description
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 FAIR LADY.
Background
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).
Extent
20 linear feet of papers.
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.