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Description
The Jack Hirshberg papers span the years 1953-1980 and encompass 9 linear feet. The collection consists of files maintained by Hirshberg that contain a combination of clippings, notes, writings, and/or interview transcripts for hundreds of personalities from Woody Allen to Fred Zinnemann. Hirshberg also maintained general subject files with his interview transcripts and press material on such diverse topics as animals and animal trainers (in relation to DOCTOR DOLITTLE), fire, makeup, props, steamboats, stunts and stunt fliers, and yachts. The more than 160 taped interviews cover numerous films and personalities.
Background
Jack Hirshberg was a Canadian-born film publicist whose film career spanned 1940 to 1980. He emigrated to the United States in 1938. From roughly 1960 to 1973, Hirshberg handled campaigns for two companies, first Rogers and Cowan, an entertainment public relations and marketing firm, followed by APJAC Productions, producer Arthur P. Jacobs's company.
Extent
9 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.