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Description
The Norman Z. McLeod papers span the years 1917-1960 and encompass 4 linear feet. The collection contains scripts, biographical information, some correspondence, original drawings by McLeod, military records, and writings by McLeod. Four scrapbooks chronicle McLeod's career from the 1920s to 1950s.
Background
Norman Zenos McLeod was an American director, active from 1928 to 1959. Among his best-known features are MONKEY BUSINESS (1931), HORSE FEATHERS (1932), PENNIES FROM HEAVEN (1936), TOPPER (1937), THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY (1947), and ALIAS JESSE JAMES (1959). In the late 1950s McLeod directed some episodic television.
Extent
4 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.