The Hal Pereira Film Sketches Collection consists chiefly of the film sketches that art director and designer Hal Periera
created for Hollywood films in the 1950s and 1960s.
Hal Pereira (1905-1983) was a notable art director for Hollywood films from the 1940s through the 1960s. Born in Chicago,
Pereira started out in theater design in that same city before moving to Los Angeles and working for Paramount Studios as
a unit art director. In 1944 he was art designer for the great film noir "Double Indemnity." By 1950, he was supervising art
director for the studio, working on such films as the classic Western "Shane" and "The Greatest Show on Earth," which won
the Oscar for Best Picture. In 1955 Pereira won the Oscar for best art direction for a black and white film for "The Rose
Tattoo." In addition, he was the art director on almost all of the important Alfred Hitchcock films of the 1950s.
23 archival document boxes (9.6 linear feet)
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