The Film Society records span the years circa 1971-1973 and encompass 3 linear feet. The collection
contains organization files, maintained by program director Douglas Edwards, on avante-garde films
screened by the society at the Egg and the Eye. Included are clippings, correspondence, financial
records, and programs. In addition, there are brochures and programs collected by Edwards from various
artistic organizations located in Los Angeles that screened films. There is also material related to the
Los Angeles Film International of 1973 for which Edwards served as festival director.
The Film Society was an American cinema society in operation during the early 1970s in Los Angeles.
The Society screened independent, avant-garde and/or noncommercial films with funding from the Muybridge
Group. Douglas Edwards served as administrator and film programmer. The exhibition site was the Egg and
the Eye restaurant and shop. The Film Society apparently disbanded in 1973 when the Egg and the Eye
became the Craft and Folk Art Museum and Edwards moved on to Theatre Vanguard.
3 linear feet of papers.
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