The Henry Bumstead papers span the years 1921-2007 and encompass 22 linear feet. The collection
contains production design plans and elevations for VERTIGO (1958) and other films, drawings, five
scrapbooks, and photographs.
Lloyd Henry Bumstead was an American art director and production designer active in film from 1948 to
1997. After attending the University of Southern California, he began his career in the art departments
at RKO and Paramount in the late 1930s. Bumstead's first credit as an art director came in 1948 and he
went on to design numerous films, notably for directors Clint Eastwood, George Roy Hill, and Alfred
Hitchcock. Bumstead was nominated for an Academy Award in the art direction category for VERTIGO (1958)
and UNFORGIVEN (1992) and earned Oscars for TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD (1962) and THE STING (1973).
15 linear feet of papers.
7 linear feet of photographs.
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