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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Important Information for Users of the Collection
  • Biography
  • Collection Scope and Content Summary
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: John Sturges papers
    Date (inclusive): 1946-1976
    Date (bulk): 1946-1971
    Collection number: 134
    Creator: Sturges, John
    Extent: 4 linear feet of papers.
    Repository: Margaret Herrick Library. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
    Languages: English

    Important Information for Users of the Collection


    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

    John Sturges papers, Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Kathy Sturges, 1993


    John Sturges was an American director and producer active from 1932 to 1977. He was nominated by the Academy in the directing category for BAD DAY AT BLACK ROCK (1954).

    Collection Scope and Content Summary

    The John Sturges papers span the years 1946-1976 (bulk 1946-1971) and encompass 4 linear feet. The collection consists primarily of Sturges's annotated scripts for films he directed, along with some production material, in the form of cast and crew lists, shooting schedules, and miscellaneous notes and memos.


    Arranged in the following series: 1. Production files

    Indexing Terms

    Sturges, John , 1910-1992--Archives.