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  • Biographical Note
  • Preferred Citation
  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization
  • Conditions Governing Use

  • Title: John Cork collection
    Collection number: 2594
    Contributing Institution: USC Libraries Cinematic Arts Library
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 65.0 Linear feet
    Date (inclusive): 1960-2010
    Abstract: The John Cork collection contains a wide variety of both produced and unproduced material related to the James Bond phenomenon. Primarily, the collection focuses on the James Bond films from 1962 (Dr. No) until 2002 (Die Another Day), and their impact on worldwide society and culture. Contents of the collection include scripts, call sheets, photographs, periodicals, clipping files, fan magazine content, merchandise, and other collected material. Much of the material comes from Cork's research while producing official "making of" documentaries, as well as other published works as an author and filmmaker.
    creator: Cork, John

    Biographical Note

    Born in Montgomery, Alabama, John Cork is a graduate of the School of Cinema-Television (now School of Cinematic Arts) of the University of Southern California. His screenplay, The Long Walk Home, was made into the 1990 feature of the same name, after first being a student production. As a noted and respected James Bond historian, he has (along with Bruce Scivally) co-produced numerous documentaries, featurettes, and co-authored James Bond: The Legacy all detailing the James Bond phenomenon. He has also co-authored Bond Girls are Forever: The Women of James Bond with Maryam d'Abo, and James Bond Encyclopedia with Collin Stutz, and is on the board of directors of the Ian Fleming Foundation. He currently lives in Los Angeles, California with his wife Nicole Dillenberg and son Jimmy Cork, and is the president of Cloverland Productions.

    Preferred Citation

    [Box/folder# or item name], John Cork collection, Collection no. 2594, Cinematic Arts Library, USC Libraries, University of Southern California

    Conditions Governing Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE. Advance notice required for access.

    Scope and Content

    The John Cork collection contains a wide variety of both produced and unproduced material related to the James Bond phenomenon. Primarily, the collection focuses on the James Bond films from 1962 (Dr. No) until 2002 (Die Another Day), and their impact on worldwide society and culture. Contents of the collection include scripts, call sheets, photographs, periodicals, clipping files, fan magazine content, merchandise, and other collected material. Much of the material comes from Cork's research while producing official "making of" documentaries, as well as other published works as an author and filmmaker.

    Organization

    The John Cork collection contains 16 different series according to the format of the material. Some series are further divided into subseries according to subject (Photographs, Subject Files), title (Books, Call Sheets, Film Files, Periodicals, Scripts), or format (Marketing, Video). As a general rule, researchers should note that material connected with a particular film will be found under the series Film Files, while material more loosely related to the James Bond phenomenon (e.g. personalities) are under Subject Files. It should also be noted that Bond film material has been organized chronologically by film release date rather than alphabetically by film title (i.e. Dr. No comes first instead of Casino Royale).

    Conditions Governing Use

    All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Cinematic Arts Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Cinematic Arts Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Broccoli, Albert R., 1909-1996 -- Archives
    Brosnan, Pierce -- Archives
    Connery, Sean -- Archives
    Cork, John -- Archives
    Dalton, Timothy, 1944- -- Archives
    Danjaq, LLC. -- Archives
    Fleming, Ian, 1908-1964 -- Archives
    Lazenby, George -- Archives
    Moore, Roger, 1927- -- Archives
    Saltzman, Harry, 1915-1994 -- Archives
    Advertisements
    Bond, James (Fictitious character)--Archival resources
    Books
    Clippings
    Comic books
    Correspondence
    Ephemera
    Interviews
    Interviews (Sound recordings)
    James Bond films--Archival resources
    Memorabilia
    Motion picture art directors--Archival resources
    Motion picture industry--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources
    Motion picture locations--Archival resources
    Motion picture producers and directors--Archival resources
    Motion pictures and architecture--Archival resources
    Motion pictures--Archival resources
    Motion pictures--Periodicals
    Motion pictures--Setting and scenery--Archival resources
    Newspapers
    Novels
    Periodicals
    Photographs
    Scripts
    Serials
    Travel in motion pictures--Archival resources