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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Important Information for Users of the Collection
  • Biography
  • Collection Scope and Content Summary
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: David L. Loew papers
    Date (inclusive): 1937-1986
    Collection number: 1353
    Creator: Loew, David L.
    Extent: 10 linear feet of papers.
    Repository: Margaret Herrick Library. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
    Languages: English

    Important Information for Users of the Collection


    Available by appointment only.

    Publication rights

    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.

    Preferred Citation

    David L. Loew papers, Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of David Loew, Linda Loew, and Cathy Weiner, 2007


    David L. Loew was an American film producer and one of two twin sons of Marcus Loew, founder of the theatrical enterprises, Loew's, Inc. His brother, Arthur M. Loew Sr., was president of Loew's. In 1922, David Loew was elected to the board of Loew's, but resigned as vice president in 1935 to concentrate on his independent production career. Loew's producing credits include THE MOON AND SIXPENCE (1942) and NIGHT IN CASABLANCA (1946).

    Collection Scope and Content Summary

    The David L. Loew papers span the years 1937-1986 and encompass approximately 10 linear feet. The collection contains production files and the professional papers of Loew, including correspondence, agreements, and contracts with Loew-Lewin, Inc., Lester Cowan Productions, United Artists Corporation, and World Artists, Inc.


    Arranged in the following series: 1. Production files; 2. Subject files

    Indexing Terms

    Loew, David L. , 1897-1973--Archives.