Hal Pereira Film Sketches

Errol Stevens, Clay Stalls
William H. Hannon Library
Loyola Marymount University
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Hal Pereira Film Sketches

Collection Number: 010

William H. Hannon Library

Loyola Marymount University

Los Angeles, California
Processed by:
Errol Stevens, Clay Stalls
Encoded by:
Clay Stalls
© 2013 Loyola Marymount University. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Hal Pereira film sketches
Dates: 1952-1968
Collection number: 010
Creator: Hal Pereira
Collection Size: 23 archival document boxes (9.6 linear feet)
Repository: Loyola Marymount University. Library. Department of Archives and Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90045-2659
Abstract: 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.
Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English

Access

Collection is open to research under the terms of use of the Department of Archives and Special Collections, Loyola Marymount University.

Publication Rights

Materials in the Department of Archives and Special Collections may be subject to copyright. Unless explicitly stated otherwise, Loyola Marymount University does not claim ownership of the copyright of any materials in its collections. The user or publisher must secure permission to publish from the copyright owner. Loyola Marymount University does not assume any responsibility for infringement of copyright or of publication rights held by the original author or artists or his/her heirs, assigns, or executors.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Series number, Box and Folder number, Hal Pereira Film Sketches, 010, Department of Archives and Special Collections, William H. Hannon Library, Loyola Marymount University.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Mrs. Miriam Pereira, 1984. Accession number: 1995.15

Biography

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.
Pereira also worked in television, most notably for the one of the longest running shows in the history of that medium, the Western "Bonanza."
In 1968, Pereira left the entertaniment industry to join the architectural firm of his brother William Pereira as a consultant on design.
On his death in 1968, Hal Pereira's obituary in Variety praised him as "one of the top designers," who influenced a move towards more detailed and expressive sets that helped establish a greater "realism" in American cinema of the post World War II era.

Scope and Content of Collection

The collection consists of sketches for film and television sets, research files for sketches, and negatives of sets, all related to the work of Hal Pereira as an art director for Hollywood film and television. The sketches included in this collection contain some of the most important films that Pereira worked on, including "Shane", "Vertigo", and "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance." Lacking, though, are materials from other such films as "Rear Window." The research files (Series 3) consist of photographs and descriptions of persons and topics that Pereira used to design his sets.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged into three series:
  • Series 1: Movies
  • Series 2: Television Programs
  • Series 3: Research Files

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Artists' preparatory studies -- United States
Motion pictures -- Art direction
Motion picture art directors -- United States.
Pereira, Hal (1905-1983)


 

Series 1:   Movies. 1952-1967

Physical Description: 18 archival document boxes.

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of sketches of sets for movies that Hal Pereira developed. The sketches are arranged alphabetically, by title. The date assigned to the sketches is that of the movie itself, since the sketches themselves are undated. Movies that could not be identified are dated as "undated."
Box 1, Folder 1

Alias Jesse James. 1959

Box 1, Folder 2

All in a Night's Work. 1961

Box 1, Folder 3-66

Assault on a Queen number 1. 1966

Box 1, Folder 7

Black Orchid. 1958

Box 1, Folder 8

Blue. 1968

Box 1, Folder 9

Blue Hawaii. 1961

Box 1, Folder 10

Boeing-Boeing. 1965

Box 1, Folder 11

Botany Bay. 1953

Box 2, Folder 12

Breakfast at Tiffany's. 1961

Box 2, Folder 13

Buccaneer, The. 1958

Box 2, Folder 14

Busy Body, The. 1967

Box 2, Folder 15

But Not for Me. 1959

Box 2, Folder 16-19

Caper of the Golden Bulls. 1967

Box 2, Folder 20-21

Conquest of Space number 1: Continuity Sketches. 1955

Box 3, Folder 22-23

Conquest of Space number 2: S.P.D. Sketches. 1955

Box 3, Folder 24

Desire Under the Elms. 1958

Box 3, Folder 25

Desperate Hours. 1955

Box 3, Folder 26

Disorderly Orderly. 1964

Box 3, Folder 27

Donovan's Reef. 1963

Box 3, Folder 28

Easy Come, Easy Go. 1967

Box 4, Folder 29

Eldorado. 1966

Box 4, Folder 30-31

Errand Boy. 1961

Box 4, Folder 32-33

Escape from Zahrain. 1962

Box 4, Folder 34

An Eye for an Eye. 1966

Box 4, Folder 35

Family Jewels. 1965

Box 4, Folder 36

For Those Who Think Young. 1964

Box 4, Folder 37

Fun in Acapulco. 1963

Box 4, Folder 38

Funny Face. 1957

Box 5, Folder 39

G.I. Blues. 1960

Box 5, Folder 40

Geisha Boy. 1958

Box 5, Folder 41

A Girl Named Tamiko. 1962

Box 5, Folder 42

Girls, Girls, Girls. 1962

Box 5, Folder 43-44

Girls of Pleasure Island. 1961

Box 5, Folder 45

Gladiators. undated

Box 5, Folder 46

Good Times. 1967

Box 5, Folder 47

Graduate, The. 1967

Box 5, Folder 48

Great Race. 1965

Box 5, Folder 49

Gunfight at the OK Corral. 1957

Box 5, Folder 50-51

Harlow. 1965

Box 5, Folder 52

Hatari. 1962

Box 5, Folder 53

Hell is for Heroes. 1962

Box 6, Folder 54

Heller in Pink Tights. 1960

Box 6, Folder 55-56

Here Come the Girls. 1953

Box 6, Folder 57

Hollywood or Bust. 1956

Box 6, Folder 58

Horla. 1966

Box 6, Folder 59

Hot Spell. 1958

Box 6, Folder 60

A House is Not a Home. 1964

Box 6, Folder 61

Houseboat. 1958

Box 6, Folder 62

Hud Bannon. 1963

Box 7, Folder 63-64

In Harm's Way. 1965

Box 7, Folder 65-66

It's Only Money. 1962

Box 7, Folder 67

Jayhawkers. 1959

Box 7, Folder 68-69

Joker is Wild. 1957

Box 7, Folder 70

Just for You. 1952

Box 8, Folder 71-75

Ladies Man. 1961

Box 8, Folder 76

Last of the Secret Agents. 1966

Box 8, Folder 77

Last Train from Gun Hill. 1959

Box 8, Folder 78

Li'l Abner. 1959

Box 8, Folder 79

Li'l Abner--Sadie Hawkins Ballet. 1959

Box 8, Folder 80

McLintock. 1963

Box 8, Folder 81

Man Who Knew Too Much. 1956

Box 8, Folder 82

Man Who Shot Liberty Valance. 1962

Box 9, Folder 83

Man's Favorite Sport. 1964

Box 9, Folder 84

Maracaibo. 1958

Box 9, Folder 85

Matchmaker. 1958

Box 9, Folder 86

Mountain, The --Ext. Restaurant and Hotel. 1956

Box 9, Folder 87

Mountain, The--Ext. Roadside and Village. 1956

Box 9, Folder 88

Mountain, The--Base of Mountain. 1956

Box 9, Folder 89

Mountain, The--Start of Climb. 1956

Box 9, Folder 90

Mountain, The--Comp. Shot of Ext. Rock Cliff and Ledge. 1956

Box 9, Folder 91

Mountain, The--Composite Shot of Ext. Chimney. 1956

Box 9, Folder 92

Mountain, The--Chimney Seq.. 1956

Box 9, Folder 93

Mountain, The--Composite Long Shot of Ice Fields. 1956

Box 9, Folder 94

Mountain, The--Ext. Ridge and Plane Wreck. 1956

Box 9, Folder 95

Mountain, The--Start Down Mountain from Plane Wreck. 1956

Box 9, Folder 96

Mountain, The--Steep Rock Outcropping. 1956

Box 9, Folder 97

Mountain, The--Glacier and Glissade Seq.. 1956

Box 9, Folder 98

Mountain, The--Crevasse Seq.. 1956

Box 9, Folder 99

Mountain, The--Base of Mountain (Return Seq.). 1956

Box 9, Folder 100

My Geisha. 1962

Box 9, Folder 101

My Six Loves. 1963

Box 9, Folder 102-103

Naked Jungle [1 and 2 of 4]. 1954

Box 10, Folder 104-105

Naked Jungle [3 and 4 of 4]. 1954

Box 10, Folder 106

A New Kind of Love. 1963

Box 10, Folder 107-110

Nutty Professor. 1963

Box 10, Folder 111

On the Double. 1961

Box 10, Folder 112-113

Oscar, The [1 and 2 of 4]. 1966

Box 11, Folder 114-115

Oscar, The [3 and 4 of 4]. 1966

Box 11, Folder 116

Papa's Delicate Condition. 1963

Box 11, Folder 117

Paradise, Hawaiian Style. 1966

Box 11, Folder 118

Pardners. 1956

Box 11, Folder 119-122

Patsy, The. 1964

Box 12, Folder 123

Pigeon that Took Rome. 1962

Box 12, Folder 124

Pleasure of His Company. 1961

Box 12, Folder 125-130

President's Analyst. 1967

Box 13, Folder 131

Proud and Profane. 1956

Box 13, Folder 132

Rainmaker. 1956

Box 13, Folder 133-134

Red Line 7000. 1965

Box 13, Folder 135

Rhapsody [for negatives, see folder 263]. 1954

Box 13, Folder 136

Road to Bali. 1952

Box 13, Folder 137-139

Robinson Crusoe on Mars. 1964

Box 14, Folder 140

Sabrina Fair. 1954

Box 14, Folder 141

St. Louis Blue. 1958

Box 14, Folder 142

Savage, The. 1952

Box 14, Folder 143-144

Secret of the Incas. 1954

Box 14, Folder 145

Shane. 1953

Box 14, Folder 146

Slender Thread. 1965

Box 14, Folder 147

Summer and Smoke. 1961

Box 14, Folder 148

Swinger, The. 1966

Box 15, Folder 149-150

Soldier in the Rain. 1963

Box 15, Folder 151-152

Son of Paleface. 1952

Box 15, Folder 153-154

Spirit Is Willing. 1967

Box 15, Folder 155

Sylvia. 1965

Box 15, Folder 156

That Certain Feeling. 1956

Box 16, Folder 157

That Kind of Woman. 1959

Box 16, Folder 158-159

This Property is Condemned. 1966

Box 16, Folder 160

Three Ring Circus. 1954

Box 16, Folder 161

Thunder in the East. 1952

Box 16, Folder 161.5

Tickle Me. 1965

Box 16, Folder 162-162.5

Tour de France. undated

Box 16, Folder 163

Town Tamer. 1965

Box 16, Folder 164

Vagabond King [1 of 3]. 1956

Box 17, Folder 165-166

Vagabond King [2 and 3 of 3]. 1956

Box 17, Folder 167

Vertigo. 1958

Box 17, Folder 168

Visit to a Small Planet. 1960

Box 17, Folder 169

We're No Angels. 1955

Box 17, Folder 170

Where Love Has Gone. 1964

Box 17, Folder 171-172

Who's Got the Action. 1962

Box 17, Folder 173

Who's Minding the Store [1 of 2]. 1963

Box 18, Folder 174

Who's Minding the Store [2 of 2]. 1963

Box 18, Folder 175

Will Penny. 1968

Box 18, Folder 176

Wives and Lovers. 1963

Box 18, Folder 177

A Woman Possessed. 1958

 

Series 2:   Television Programs. 1959-1966

Physical Description: 2 archival document boxes (overlap in Box 19 with Series 3 materials).

Scope and Content Note

This series contains skethes for sets of television series, some of which were only pilots; Hal Pereira may not have been directly involved in all of these programs. The most notable program is Bonanza, a Western that was one of the longest running programs in television history.
Dates are based on program information gleaned from outside of the collection, since the sketches are all undated.
Box 18, Folder 178

Band of Gold. 1961

Box 18, Folder 179

Barbara Rush Show. 1965

Box 18, Folder 180-181

Bonanza. circa 1959-1967

Box 18, Folder 182

Box 13. 1959

Box 18, Folder 183

Count Down. undated

Box 18, Folder 184

Destination Space. 1959

Box 18, Folder 185

Garlund Touch. 1960

Box 18, Folder 186

Heave Ho Harrigan. 1961

Box 18, Folder 187

His Majesty Joe. undated

Box 18, Folder 189

Lincoln Jones. probably 1960

Box 18, Folder 190

McNab's Lab. 1966

Box 18, Folder 191

Off We Go. 1966

Box 18, Folder 192

On Guard. undated

Box 18, Folder 193

Outlaws. 1960

Box 18, Folder 194

Permanent Waves. undated

Box 18, Folder 195

Plotkin Prison We Love You. 1966

Box 18, Folder 196

Rebel, The. circa 1959-1961

Box 18, Folder 197

S.D.I. Prelude. undated

Box 18, Folder 198

T.H.E. Cat. circa 1966-1967

Box 18, Folder 199

Third Platoon. undated

Box 19, Folder 200

Tumbleweed. perhaps 1953

Box 19, Folder 201

Two Men and a Girl (or "Risk"). undated

Box 18, Folder 178

Band of Gold. 1961

 

Series 3:   Research Files. Undated

Physical Description: 5 archival document boxes (overlap in Box 19 with Series 2 materials).

Scope and Content Note

Photographs, negatives, and typewritten selections of persons and subjects of interest to Hal Pereira from books (and possibly magazines) make up this series. Hal Pereira used these materials to inform his design of sets. In short, these materials are his research files. All materials are undated.
Box 19, Folder 202-203

1849 Wardrobe

Box 19, Folder 204

Hairstyles

Box 19, Folder 205

1849 Theatre-- Interiors

Box 19, Folder 206

1849 Theatre--Sets

Box 19, Folder 207

1849 Theatre--Theatrical

Box 19, Folder 208-209

1849 Theatre--Wardrobe

Box 19, Folder 210

1849 Western--Exteriors

Box 19, Folder 211

1849 Western--Interiors

Box 19, Folder 212

1849 Western--Snow

Box 19, Folder 213

1849 Western--Indians

Box 19, Folder 214

1849 Western--Western Life

Box 20, Folder 215

Western Street Units 1955

Box 20, Folder 216

Ranch: Midwestern Street

Box 20, Folder 217

Paramount Streets: N.Y. Street; Pierson Home; Western Street

Box 20, Folder 218-219

Tapestry [see also negatives in folder 264]

Box 20, Folder 220

Set-Ups

Box 21, Folder 221

Ships-- Queen Elizabeth [brochures]

Box 21, Folder 222

Ships--Queen Elizabeth [photographs]

Box 21, Folder 223

Ships: --Queen Mary [general]

Box 21, Folder 224

Ships--Queen Mary -- Wheelhouse and Bridge

Box 21, Folder 225

Ships--Queen Mary -- Sun Deck

Box 21, Folder 226

Ships--Queen Mary -- Wireless Room -- Sun Deck

Box 21, Folder 227

Ships--Queen Mary -- Promenade Deck

Box 21, Folder 228

Ships--Queen Mary -- Main Deck

Box 21, Folder 229

Ships--Queen Mary -- Bank -- "A" Deck

Box 21, Folder 230

Ships--Queen Mary -- Pursers' Day Room -- "A" Deck

Box 21, Folder 231

Ships--Queen Mary -- Elevators -- "A" Deck

Box 21, Folder 232

Ships--Queen Mary -- Pursers' Office -- "A" Deck

Box 21, Folder 233

Ships--Queen Mary -- Main Foyer -- "R" Deck

Box 21, Folder 234

Ships--Queen Mary -- Specie Room

Box 21, Folder 235-236

Boats, Airplanes, Trains

Box 21, Folder 237-238

Aircraft Carrier: U.S.S. Oriskany CVA 34

Box 22, Folder 239

Coast Guard: Lighthouses, Planes Ships (Assault on a Queen) [photographs]

Box 22, Folder 240

Coast Guard: Lighthouses, Planes Ships (Assault on a Queen) [brochures]

Box 22, Folder 241-242

Navy: Destroyer Escort; Los Alamitos Air Station; Mothball Fleet (Don't Give up the Ship)

Box 22, Folder 243

Submarine--German U-505 (Assault on a Queen) --[general]

Box 22, Folder 244

Submarine--Forward Torpedo Room

Box 22, Folder 245

Submarine--Officer's Quarters

Box 22, Folder 246

Submarine--Control Room

Box 22, Folder 247

Submarine--Conning Tower

Box 22, Folder 248

Submarine--Engine Room

Box 22, Folder 249

Submarine--Maneuvering Room

Box 22, Folder 250

Submarine--AFT Torpedo Room

Box 23, Folder 251

Submarine (Assault on a Queen) --20th Century Fox Submarine

Box 23, Folder 252

Submarine (Assault on a Queen) --U.S.A. Salvage Sub

Box 23, Folder 253

Submarine (Assault on a Queen) --U.S. Submarine Schools--Mockups

Box 23, Folder 254

Submarine (Assault on a Queen) --U.S. Training Sub--Long Beach

Box 23, Folder 255

Submarine (Assault on a Queen) --Perry Submarine Builders, Inc.--Catalog

Box 23, Folder 256

Submarine (Submarine Command) --Officers' Quarters

Box 23, Folder 257

Submarine (Submarine Command) --Crew's Mess Room

Box 23, Folder 258

Submarine (Submarine Command) --Control Room

Box 23, Folder 259

Submarine (Submarine Command) --Engine Room

Box 23, Folder 260

Submarine (Submarine Command) --Torpedo Room

Box 23, Folder 261

Submarine (Submarine Command) --Conning Tower

Box 23, Folder 262

Submarine (Submarine Command) --Fox Submarine

Box 23, Folder 263

Movies--Rhapsody (negatives a-z and aa-dd)

Box 23, Folder 264

Research--Tapestry (negatives a-b)