The Jean and Dusty Negulesco papers span the years 1900-1992 (bulk 1915-1992) and encompass approximately 64 linear feet of
manuscripts, 17.5 linear feet of photographs and 1,920 artworks. The collection consists of production material and scripts;
scripts collected by Negulesco; correspondence; contracts and agreements; writings, including drafts and manuscripts for his
autobiography; artwork, including drawings, sketches, and caricatures by Negulesco; scrapbooks, and photographs. The photographs
consisting of 8,359 items, including photographic prints, snapshots, proof sheets, negatives, transparencies, postcards, 35mm
color slides, and photograph albums. There are scenes, exhibition, off-camera, premiere, portrait, portrait sketch, and advertising
artwork photographs from eighty-three productions, the majority of which Negulesco directed. There are biographical photographs
relating to the Negulesco family and to various film personalities. The subject photographs include family, general, parties
and balls, portraits, and travel. These include photographs of automobiles, awards, tennis, sailing, croquet, baptisms, nudes,
pets, and residences. There are portraits of Negulesco from the 1910s through the 1950s, and photographs that document Negulesco’s
travels in Europe, the United States, Mexico, Cuba, and Haiti.
Jean Negulesco was a Romanian-born painter, stage designer, and director. He immigrated to the United
States in 1927, making his way to California, where for a time he earned his living painting portraits.
Negulesco was active as a film director from 1944 to 1970. During his retirement he acted in a few French
productions. His 1984 autobiography was titled, "Things I Did and Things I Think I Did."
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