Scope and Content
Title: Gutiérrez, Efraín. Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1966-1998
Collection number: M1103
3 linear ft.
Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
Abstract: Scripts and production notes related to feature films and proposed projects. Miscellaneous correspondence. Production and
business documents: scripts, shooting notes, promotion, box office receipts, contracts, and legal correspondence. Original
posters for all three feature films. Photographs. Clippings include local and grassroots publications that are difficult to
find elsewhere. These provide a rare opportunity to study grassroots feature film production and distribution.
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Efrain Gutiérrez Papers. M1103. Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.
Efrain Gutierrez is a Chicano filmmaker whose film Don't Bury Me Alive! is the first Chicano-produced feature film. It addressed
a number of issues relevant to the Chicano civil rights movement. The film broke the Mexican film industry's monopoly on the
Spanish-language theater circuit in the United States. Guiterrez later directed and starred in two other feature films: Amor
Chicano es Para Siempre, 1977, and Run, Tecato, Run , 1979.
Scope and Content
Collections contains scripts and production notes related to feature films and proposed projects, miscellaneous correspondence,
production and business documents such as scripts, shooting notes promotion, box office receipts, contracts, and legal correspondence.
Also contains original posters for all three feature films, photographs, clippings from local and grassroots publications.
This collection provides a rare opportunity to study grassroots feature film production and distribution.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Chicano Arts Theater.
Mexican American art.