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

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Valentine Davies papers
    Date (inclusive): 1925-1960
    Collection number: 45
    Creator: Davies, Valentine
    Extent: 15.5 linear feet of papers.
    Repository: Margaret Herrick Library. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
    Languages: English

    Important Information for Users of the Collection

    Access

    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

    Valentine Davies papers, Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Mrs. Valentine Davies, 1980

    Biography

    Valentine Davies was an American screenwriter active in Hollywood from the early 1940s through 1961. He received an Academy Award for his original story for MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET (1947), two nominations in the writing category, and one for the documentary short HOUSE WITHOUT A NAME (1956). He served on the Academy Board of Governors.

    Collection Scope and Content Summary

    The Valentine Davies papers span the years 1925-1960 and encompass 15.5 linear feet. The collection includes script material for nearly all of the films written by Davies, as well as material on his plays. Nine scrapbooks document Davies's career from 1931 to 1957.

    Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series: 1. Production files, subseries A-B as follows: A. Produced; B. Unproduced; 2. Television files - Produced; 3. Stage files, subseries A-B as follows: A. Produced; B. Unproduced; 4. Subject files; 5. Scrapbooks

    Indexing Terms

    Davies, Valentine , 1905-1961--Archives.
    screenwriters