Jack Hirshberg papers

Special Collections
Margaret Herrick Library © 2014

Descriptive Summary

Title: Jack Hirshberg papers
Date (inclusive): 1953-1980
Collection number: 19
Creator: Hirshberg, Jack
Extent: 9 linear feet of papers.
Repository: Margaret Herrick Library. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Languages: English

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Preferred Citation

Jack Hirshberg papers, Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Jack Hirshberg, 1985-2009


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.

Collection Scope and Content Summary

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.


Arranged in the following series: 1. Subject files

Indexing Terms

Hirshberg, Jack , 1917-2010--Archives.