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Description
The George Stevens papers span the years 1925-1976 (bulk 1940s-1960s) and encompass 247 linear feet. The collection contains scripts; production files, including accounting, casting, correspondence, locations, previews, production, publicity, and research; story files, including original stories, screenplays, playscripts, synopses, summaries, story ideas, lists of stories, reviews, clippings, correspondence, and memos; biographical material; contracts; correspondence; daily record books; financial records; real estate documents; scrapbooks; and photographs. The photograph series consists of more than 24,000 items, including prints, snapshots, negatives, and color transparencies and slides. There are production, biography, family, and personal photographs.
Background
George Cooper Stevens was an American director and producer active in film from 1922 to 1970. He was a life member of the Academy and served on the Academy Board of Governors. For his service, the Academy presented him with the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award (1953).
Extent
228 linear feet of papers. 18.6 linear feet of photographs.
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.