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The Finding Aid of the Jerry Weintraub Collection of Motion Picture and Television Program Reels 0111
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  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Preferred Citation
  • Immediate Source of Acquisition
  • Biographical note
  • Scope and Content

  • Title: Jerry Weintraub Collection of Motion Picture and Television Program Reels
    Identifier/Call Number: 0111
    Contributing Institution: Pepperdine University. Special Collections and University Archives.
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 14.33 linear feet (84 film and television show reels, 13 take-up reels, and 2 film projectors)
    Date: 1960s-1990s
    Abstract: The Jerry Weintraub collection includes 84 reels of motion pictures, television programs, and sound recordings, 13 take-up reels, and two projectors. Weintraub has produced such works as Nashville (1975), Oh, God! (1977), Cruising (1980), Diner (1982), The Karate Kid (1984), Pure Country (1992), and The Avengers (1998).
    Creator: Weintraub, Jerry

    Conditions Governing Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE. Advance notice required for access.

    Conditions Governing Use

    Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder.

    Preferred Citation

    [Box/folder# or item name], Jerry Weintraub Collection of Motion Picture and Television Program Reels, Collection no. 0111, Special Collections and University Archives, University Libraries, Pepperdine University.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    The collection was given to Pepperdine University Libraries on February 15, 2013, by Betsy Dennis of Jerry Weintraub Productions.

    Biographical note

    Jerry Weintraub was born on September 26, 1937, in Brooklyn, New York, to Rose and Sam Weintraub. He began his career as a talent manager for MCA Records in the 1950s and worked with such artists as Joey Bishop, The Four Seasons, Jack Paar, John Denver, and Jane Morgan- who he eventually married in 1965. That same year, he formed Management III. The venture proved quite successful and he became a leading concert promoter for such acts as Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Bob Dylan, Led Zeppelin, and the Beach Boys.
    Weintraub's first two films as a producer were Robert Altman's Nashville (1975) and Oh, God! (1977). He went on to produce such films as Cruising (1980), Diner (1982), The Karate Kid (1984), Happy New Year (1987), Pure Country (1992), The Avengers (1998), and the Ocean's Eleven (2001-2007) trilogy, just to name a few.
    In addition to films, Weintraub has also been involved in over 100 television shows or specials. In 1986, the National Association of Theater Owners named Jerry Weintraub the Producer of the Year. Weintraub was also one of the first independent film producers to be honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
    Weintraub's many philanthropic activities include the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Music Center, and the Children's Museum.

    Scope and Content

    The collection includes 84 reels of motion pictures, television programs, and sound recordings, 13 take-up reels, and two projectors. Most of the reels are either 16 mm or 35 mm film. Films include Nashville (1975), Oh, God! (1977), Cruising (1980), Diner (1982), The Karate Kid (1984), Pure Country (1992), and The Avengers (1998). A few episodes of the British television show Armchair Theatre (1956-1974) are also included in the collection.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Weintraub, Jerry
    16mm
    35mm
    Feature films--United States
    Film projection systems
    Motion pictures
    Producers and directors
    Television programs