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Stanley Kramer papers, 1945-1984
LSC 161  
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  • Title: Stanley Kramer papers
    Collection number: LSC 161
    Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 195 linear ft. (316 boxes. 37 cartons. 2 oversize boxes.)
    Date: 1945-1984
    Abstract: Stanley Kramer (1913- ) was born in New York City. He began working in the film industry in the 1930s as a researcher, film editor, and writer, eventually working his way up to the position of associate producer by the early 1940s. Following World War II, he formed an independent motion picture company and produced modest-budget films. In 1951, he brought his company as an autonomous unit under the banner of Columbia Pictures. After 1955, Kramer directed and produced films receiving numerous awards and Academy Award nominations. The collection contains production files for Kramer's films, stills, scripts, audio tapes, ephemera, related correspondence, and memorabilia.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Stanley Kramer, 1969-84.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Stanley Kramer Papers (Collection 161). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Biography

    Kramer was born on September 23, 1913 in New York City; attended New York University; in the film industry since the mid-30s as a researcher, film editor, and writer, he worked his way up to the position of associate producer by the early 1940s; following World War II, he formed an independent motion picture company, Screen Plays Incorporated, and produced modest-budget films; in 1951, he brought his company as an autonomous unit under the banner of Columbia Pictures; in 1954 the arrangement was terminated by mutual consent; after 1955, Kramer directed and produced films, including: The Pride and the Passion (1957), On the Beach (1959), It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World (1963); in 1961 he received the Irving G. Thalberg Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; six of Kramer's films as a director or producer earned Academy Award nominations: High Noon (1952), The Caine Mutiny (1954), The Defiant Ones (1958), Judgment at Nuremberg (1961), Ship of Fools (1965), and Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967); in 1991 he was honored with the Producers Guild's David O. Selznick Award.

    Scope and Content

    Collection contains production files for Kramer's films. Also includes stills, scripts, audio tapes, ephemera, related correspondence, and memorabilia.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Kramer, Stanley--Archives.
    Motion picture producers and directors--Archival resources.