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Finding Aid for the Herman Blumenthal Photograph Collection, ca. 1920s-ca. 1940s
PASC 184  
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  • Title: Herman Blumenthal photograph collection
    Collection number: PASC 184
    Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 1.75 linear ft. (4 boxes)
    Date (inclusive): ca. 1920s-ca. 1940s
    Abstract: Herman Allen Blumenthal was an art director and production designer for the film industry. The collection consists photographs of theater sets, scenes, and sketches of stage productions, including operas and Shakespeare plays. Additionally there are prints of various genres of art, assorted images of trees, and photographs of assorted published product advertisements. Some of the photographs derived from publications whose original sources were drawings, paintings, engravings, and photographs.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.
    Creator: Blumenthal, Herman A., 1916-1986

    Restrictions on Access

    Open for research. STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UC Regents. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Herman Blumenthal Photograph Collection (Collection PASC 184). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

    Biography

    Herman Allen Blumenthal was an art director and production designer for the film industry. Blumenthal was born in 1916. His credits include such films as Cleopatra, Hello, Dolly!, Miracle on 34th Street, The Three Faces of Eve, Journey to the Center of the Earth, and Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea. He won two academy awards for Best Art Direction, for his work on Cleopatra (1963) and Hello Dolly! (1969), as well as an earlier nomination for Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959). Blumenthal died on March 30, 1986.

    Scope and Content

    The collection consists of material related to the career of production designer, Herman Blumenthal. The bulk of the collection is photographs of theater sets, scenes, and sketches from various stage productions, including operas and Shakespeare plays. Additionally there are prints of various genres of art, assorted images of trees, and photographs of assorted published product advertisements. Some of the images in the collection are photographs derived from publications whose original sources were drawings, paintings, engravings, and photographs.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4230393 

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Blumenthal, Herman A., 1916-1986 -- Archival Resources
    Motion pictures--Art directors--United States --Archival resources