Richard Goldstone papers

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Richard Goldstone papers
Date (inclusive): 1926-2002
Collection number: 114
Creator: Goldstone, Richard
Extent: 6.8 linear feet of papers.
Repository: Margaret Herrick Library. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Languages: English

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Preferred Citation

Richard Goldstone papers, Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Richard Goldstone and the Richard Goldstone estate, 1991-2007


Richard Goldstone was an American producer and writer active from around 1933 to 1970. For the Metro- Goldwyn-Mayer Shorts Department he scripted thirty-five films before becoming assistant to the head of the department in 1935 and subsequently coproducer for all MGM short subjects. He left the studio in 1942 to join the Signal Corps. After World War II, Goldstone produced feature films from THE SET-UP (1949) to THE BABY MAKER (1970). He has also enjoyed a lengthy career in television, producing the series ADVENTURES IN PARADISE, COMBAT, and PEYTON PLACE.

Collection Scope and Content Summary

The Richard Goldstone papers span the years 1926-2002 and encompasses 6.8 linear feet. The collection consists of film and television scripts and production material; material relating to the MGM Shorts Department, including correspondence related to a book Goldstone was working on about his career in the department; and three scrapbooks. The scrapbooks contain clippings, reviews, and other material on three films produced by Goldstone.


Arranged in the following series: 1. Production files, subseries A-B as follows: A. Produced; B. Unproduced; 2. Television files, subseries A-B as follows: A. Produced; B. Unproduced; 3. Subject files; 4. Scrapbooks

Indexing Terms

Goldstone, Richard , 1912-2007--Archives.