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Description
The Charles Brackett papers span the years 1890-1969 (bulk 1934-1962) and encompass approximately 36 linear feet. The collection includes scripts and production material, correspondence, subject files, diaries, and photographs.
Background
Charles Brackett was an American producer and screenwriter active in film from 1932 to 1962. Prior to his career in Hollywood, he served in World War I, practiced law, wrote novels, and was a drama critic for ?he New Yorker.?Brackett started as a staff writer in 1932 at Paramount where he met Billy Wilder. The two went on to collaborate on a number of films and screenplays, including THE LOST WEEKEND (1945) and SUNSET BLVD. (1950). Brackett received three Academy Awards in the writing category and a 1957 Honorary Award. He served as president of the Academy from 1949 to 1955.
Extent
36 linear feet of papers.
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the Margaret Herrick Library. Researchers are responsible for obtaining all necessary rights, licenses, or permissions from the appropriate companies or individuals before quoting from or publishing materials obtained from the library.
Availability
Available by appointment only.