Guide to the Efrain Gutiérrez Papers,
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Dept. of Special Collections & University Archives
Stanford University Libraries.
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Stanford, California, 94305
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Title: Efraín Gutiérrez Papers
Identifier/Call Number: M1103
Dept. of Special Collections & University Archives
Language of Material:
3.0 Linear feet
Date (inclusive): 1966-1998
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.
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.
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.
Efrain Gutiérrez Papers. M1103. Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.
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Access to Collection
The materials are open for research use. Audio-visual materials are not available in original format, and must be reformatted
to a digital use copy.
Subjects and Indexing Terms
Chicano Arts Theater.
Mexican American art
Mexican American authors
Box 1, Folder 1
Mud racing activities. Includes Photos.
Box 1, Folder 2
Efforts in support of Chiapas Indians
Box 1, Folder 3
Cinema Guild catalogue
Box 1, Folder 4
Synopsis for lowrider movie. Handwritten, 7 pgs.
Box 1, Folder 5
Story set in 1960 and 1920. Handwritten, 6 pgs.
Box 1, Folder 6
Script and support material for My Beloved Republica
Box 1, Folder 7
Scripts, synopsis and support material for .Republica
Box 1, Folder 8
Scene breakdowns for Run Tecato, Run
Box 1, Folder 9
Contracts for rental of Please, Don't Bury Me Alive!
Box 1, Folder 10
Contracts/loans for Please, Don't Bury Me Alive!
Box 1, Folder 11
Newspaper artwork for three feature films
Box 1, Folder 12
Travel expenses for trip to California
Box 1, Folder 13
Contracts, music rights, post-production invoice, and business correspondence for Run, Tecato, Run
Box 1, Folder 14
Skits and correspondence for Chicano Arts Theater
Box 2, Folder 1
Misc. scenes and notes for Run, Tecato, Run
Box 2, Folder 2
Promotional materials for Please, Don't Bury Me Alive!
Box 2, Folder 3
Documentary synopsis, Zapata Texas
Box 2, Folder 4
Spanish-language radio spot and contact information for Please, Don't Bury Me Alive!
Box 2, Folder 5
Legal documents related to distribution contract for Please, Don't Bury Me Alive! with Azteca Films
Box 2, Folder 6
Correspondence with Ernie Brasie, lawyer, re: Please, Don't Bury Me Alive!
Box 2, Folder 7
Correspondence with universities and schools re: Please, Don't Bury Me Alive!
Box 2, Folder 8
Theater bookings and some promotional materials for Please, Don't Bury Me Alive!
Box 2, Folder 9
Theater bookings for Run, Tecato, Run
Box 2, Folder 10
Misc. story notes
Box 2, Folder 11
PSI film laboratory lawsuit against Gutierrez
Box 2, Folder 12
Bumper sticker for Amor Chicano Es Para Siempre
Box 2, Folder 13
Correspondence with filmmaker Fred Garcia
Box 2, Folder 14
Misc. correspondence and publicity
Box 2, Folder 15
Three color photocopies of photographs: Run, Tecato, Run, La Onda Chicana, and group shot with Gutierrez
Box 2, Folder 16
Two issues of Candilejas featuring Gutierrez
1976 & 1997
Box 2, Folder 17
Appearance bond for Gutierrez from S.A.
Box 2, Folder 18
Documents related to father's death
Box 2, Folder 19
Misc. college documents and records
Box 2, Folder 20
Booklet for 30th high school reunion
Box 3, Folder 1
Documents related to placement of films in the UCLA Film and Television Archive
Box 3, Folder 3
Cash receipts for expenses
Box 3, Folder 4
First play written by Gutierrez
Box 3, Folder 5
Puppet show for Chicano Arts Theater
Box 3, Folder 6
Play written by Sabino Garza
Box 3, Folder 7
C.A.F.E. business cards
Box 3, Folder 8
Stills for Run, Tecato, Run
Box 3, Folder 9
Chicano Arts Theater
Box 3, Folder 10
Misc. personal photos
Box 3, Folder 12
Low Rider - budget and synopsis
Box 3, Folder 13
Chon Noriega - correspondence
Box 3, Folder 16
The Way Back, autobiography of Jesse Galvan, Jr.
Box 4, Folder 1
Real estate lien note for C.A.F.E.
Box 4, Folder 3
Legal correspondence for Please, Don't Bury Me Alive!
Box 4, Folder 4
Box office receipts for Please, Don't Bury Me Alive!
Box 4, Folder 5
Exhibition agreements for Run, Tecato, Run
Box 4, Folder 6
Dance audio mix notes
Box 4, Folder 7
Dance editing notes
Box 5, Folders 1-6
Movie posters and newspaper articles