Ranald MacDougall papers

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Ranald MacDougall papers
Date (inclusive): circa 1930s-1980s
Collection number: 313
Creator: MacDougall, Ranald
Extent: 10 linear feet of papers.
Repository: Margaret Herrick Library. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Languages: English

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Preferred Citation

Ranald MacDougall papers, Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Mrs. Ranald (Nanette Fabray) MacDougall, 1992-1997


Ranald MacDougall was an American director, screenwriter, and producer. He began his film career as a screenwriter at Warner Bros. in the 1940s. His screenwriting credits range from MILDRED PIERCE (1945) to CLEOPATRA (1963). He began directing in the mid-1950s and producing in the late 1960s. MacDougall served as president of the Screen Writers Guild. He married actress Nanette Fabray.

Collection Scope and Content Summary

The Ranald MacDougall papers span the years circa 1930s-1980s and encompass circa 10 linear feet. The collection includes scripts and script material; business and personal correspondence, including correspondence with Nanette Fabray MacDougall; contracts; filmographies; writings; family histories, family research, and genealogy; and material on the MacDougall Creative Writing Contest.


Arranged in the following series: Not arranged in series.

Indexing Terms

MacDougall, Ranald , 1915-1973--Archives.