Inventory of the Paramount Pictures Corporation photographs

Processed by Sara Ramsey, Jennifer Leather, and Elizabeth Phillips.
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Inventory of the Paramount Pictures Corporation photographs

Hoover Institution Archives

Stanford University

Stanford, California
Processed by:
Sara Ramsey, Jennifer Leather, and Elizabeth Phillips
Date Completed:
2011
Encoded by:
Machine-readable finding aid derived from Microsoft Word and MARC record by Jill Golden.
© 2011 Hoover Institution Archives. All rights reserved.

Collection Summary

Title: Paramount Pictures Corporation photographs
Dates: 1942-1943
Collection Number: XX256
Creator: Paramount Pictures Corporation.
Collection Size: 8 manuscript boxes (3.3 linear feet)
Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
Stanford, California 94305-6010
Abstract: Materials used in preparation of motion pictures released in 1944, the first titled Hitler's Gang, depicting the Nazi rise to power in Germany, scenes of party rallies, parades, SS troops, and Adolf Hitler and other Nazi leaders at various stages of their careers; and the second, titled The Story of Dr. Wassell, depicting scenes from southeast Asia during World War II.
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
Languages: English

Administrative Information

Access

Collection is open for research.
The Hoover Institution Archives only allows access to copies of audiovisual items. To listen to sound recordings or to view videos or films during your visit, please contact the Archives at least two working days before your arrival. We will then advise you of the accessibility of the material you wish to see or hear. Please note that not all audiovisual material is immediately accessible.

Publication Rights

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Paramount Pictures Corporation photographs, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

Historical Note

Hitler's Gang was written by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett and directed by John Farrow for Paramount Pictures. Released in 1944, the film stars Robert Watson as Adolf Hitler, and depicts the Nazi rise to power in Germany, with scenes of party rallies, parades, SS troops, and Adolf Hitler and other Nazi leaders at various stages of their careers. As The New York Times noted in a review on May 8, 1944, "There is little point in considering The Hitler Gang as entertainment in the accepted cinema sense. As the most complete pictorial documentation we have to date on the birth and growth of Nazism, it has a place unique, resisting comparison or qualitative judgment. Those of us, and that is practically all-embracing, who would profit by seeing, close up, the genesis and spread of an ideological virus, would do well to see The Hitler Gang."
The Story of Dr. Wassell, directed by Cecil B. DeMille and starring Gary Cooper, Laraine Day, Signe Hasso, and Dennis O'Keefe, was released in 1944 by Paramount Pictures. A Technicolor World War II film set in the Dutch East Indies, the film is based on the wartime activities of U.S. Navy doctor Corydon M. Wassell, which were described by President Roosevelt in a radio broadcast made in April 1942.
Sources: P.P.K., "The Screen: The Hitler Gang, a Picture of Birth and Growth of Nazism, Revealing Activities of Nest of Vipers, at the Globe," The New York Times, May 8, 1944; The Story of Dr. Wassell (1944), Internet Movie Database

Scope and Content of Collection

Collected by the research division of Paramount Pictures, the materials include photographs and a small amount of paper research material used in preparation for two motion pictures released in 1944, the first titled Hitler's Gang, depicting the Nazi rise to power in Germany, including scenes of party rallies, parades, SS troops, and Adolf Hitler and other Nazi leaders at various stages of their careers; and the second, titled The Story of Dr. Wassell, depicting scenes from southeast Asia during World War II.
The reverse of most photographs includes handwritten notes regarding source or the date the copy was acquired by Paramount Pictures. The materials remain in their original order by film title.

Arrangement

The original order and titles of the creator have been maintained.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Hitler, Adolf, 1889-1945--Pictorial works.
Wassell, Corydon McAlmont, 1884--Pictorial works.
Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiter-Partei--Pictorial works.
National socialism.
World War, 1939-1945--Pictorial works.
Germany--History, 1933-1945--Pictorial works.
Germany--Politics and government, 1933-1945.
Motion pictures


 

Hitler's Gang part I, photographs, volume I

Box/Folder: 1 : 1

Table of contents

Box/Folder: 1 : 2

Official buildings, pre-Nazi

Box/Folder: 1 : 3

Official buildings, Nazi

Box/Folder: 1 : 4

Party offices

Box/Folder: 1 : 5

Nazi homes, Hitler

Box/Folder: 1 : 6

Nazi homes, other

Box/Folder: 1 : 7

Party meetings

Box/Folder: 1 : 8

Places of entertainment

Box/Folder: 1 : 9

Army

Box/Folder: 1 : 10

Miscellaneous

Box/Folder: 1 : 11

Party before 1933

Box/Folder: 1 : 12

Party after 1933

 

Hitler's Gang part I, photographs, volume II

Box/Folder: 1 : 13

Party rallies, Nuremberg

Box/Folder: 1 : 14

Armed forces

Box/Folder: 1 : 15

Official occasions, police

Box/Folder: 1 : 16

Miscellaneous

Box/Folder: 1 : 17

General

Box/Folder: 1 : 18

Specific

Box/Folder: 2 : 1

German, Foreign

 

Hitler's Gang part I, photographs, volume III

Box/Folder: 2 : 2

Automobiles

Box/Folder: 2 : 3

Trains

Box/Folder: 2 : 4

Airplanes

Box/Folder: 2 : 5

Miscellaneous

Box/Folder: 2 : 6

Nazi

Box/Folder: 2 : 7

Others

Box/Folder: 2 : 8

Flags and medals

Box/Folder: 2 : 9

Youth

Box/Folder: 2 : 10

Civilians

 

Hitler's Gang part I, photographs, volume IV

Box/Folder: 2 : 11

Hitler

Box/Folder: 2 : 12

World War

Box/Folder: 2 : 13

Miscellaneous

Box/Folder: 2 : 14

Anti-Semitism

Box/Folder: 2 : 15

Concentration camps

Box/Folder: 2 : 16

Nazis

Box/Folder: 2 : 17

Others

Box/Folder: 3 : 1

No Good

Box/Folder: 3 : 2

Uniforms

 

Hitler's Gang part II, photographs, volume I

Box/Folder: 3 : 3

Cast index

Box/Folder: 3 : 4

Max Amann

Box/Folder: 3 : 5

Walter Darre Burger

Box/Folder: 3 : 6

Anton Drexler

Box/Folder: 3 : 7

Kurt Eisner

Box/Folder: 3 : 8

Mathias Erzberger

Box/Folder: 3 : 9

Herman Esser

Box/Folder: 3 : 10

Cardinal Faulhauber

Box/Folder: 3 : 11

Gottfried Feder

Box/Folder: 3 : 12

Wilhelm Frick

Box/Folder: 3 : 13

Captain Godin Gehrlich, Josef Goebbels

Box/Folder: 3 : 14

Goebbels aide, Frau Goering

Box/Folder: 3 : 15

Hermann Goering

Box/Folder: 3 : 16

Karin Goering

Box/Folder: 3 : 17

Graf Gurtner

Box/Folder: 3 : 18

General Hammerstein and General Wilhem Von Groener

Box/Folder: 3 : 19

Frau Hanfstaengel, "Putzi" Hanfstaengel

Box/Folder: 3 : 20

Reinhold Hanisch

Box/Folder: 3 : 21

Rudolf Hess

Box/Folder: 3 : 22

Reinhard Heydrich

Box/Folder: 3 : 23

Heinrich Himmler

Box/Folder: 3 : 24

Adolf Hitler

 

Hitler's Gang part II, photographs, volume II

Box/Folder: 3 : 25

Heinrich Hoffmann

Box/Folder: 3 : 26

Sergeant Hubermeyer, Dr. Alfred Hugenberg

Box/Folder: 3 : 27

Kriebel

Box/Folder: 3 : 28

Krupp, Landsberg warden, Robert Ley

Box/Folder: 4 : 1

General Erich Ludendorff

Box/Folder: 4 : 2

Lutze

Box/Folder: 4 : 3

Dr. Otto Meissner

Box/Folder: 4 : 4

Rudolf Nadolny

Box/Folder: 4 : 5

Pastor Niemoeller

Box/Folder: 4 : 6

Poehner

Box/Folder: 4 : 7

Walter Rathenau

Box/Folder: 4 : 8

Angela Raubel

Box/Folder: 4 : 9

"Geli" Raubel

Box/Folder: 4 : 10

Colonel Reichenau, Ernst Roehm

Box/Folder: 4 : 11

Alfred Rosenberg

Box/Folder: 4 : 12

Hjalmar Schachtt

Box/Folder: 4 : 13

Schaub, Julius Schreck, Dr. Sobottendorf, Dr. Stenglein, Julius Streicher

Box/Folder: 4 : 14

Frau Strasser, Gregor Strasser

Box/Folder: 4 : 15

Otto Strasser

Box/Folder: 4 : 16

Fritz Thyssen

Box/Folder: 4 : 17

Marinus van der Lubbe

Box/Folder: 4 : 18

Dietrich von Eckart

Box/Folder: 4 : 19

Ritter von Epp

Box/Folder: 4 : 20

Paul von Hindenburg

Box/Folder: 4 : 21

Gustav von Kahr

Box/Folder: 4 : 22

General von Lossow

Box/Folder: 4 : 23

Konstantin von Neurath

Box/Folder: 4 : 24

Franz von Papen

Box/Folder: 4 : 25

Joachim von Ribbenthrop

Box/Folder: 4 : 26

von Schirach, Reichter von Scheubner, General von Schleicher

Box/Folder: 4 : 27

General von Seekt

Box/Folder: 4 : 28

von Seisser, Wagner

Box/Folder: 4 : 29

Weber

Box/Folder: 4 : 30

Miscellaneous, characters, etc.

 

Hitler's Gang part II, photographs and research materials, volume III

Box/Folder: 4 : 31

Locations

Box/Folder: 4 : 32

Exterior Western front

Box/Folder: 4 : 33

Interior section German trench

Box/Folder: 4 : 34

Interior German regiment headquarters

Box/Folder: 4 : 35

Exterior woods

Box/Folder: 4 : 36

Section of battlefield, shell hole

Box/Folder: 4 : 37

Interior hospital

Box/Folder: 4 : 38

Interior barracks

Box/Folder: 4 : 39

Interior hospital, reception, interior hotel, ballroom

Box/Folder: 4 : 40

Interior meeting hall, exterior street corner, interior army barracks

Box/Folder: 4 : 41

Exterior barracks courtyard and von Epp's wife, interior von Epp's office

Box/Folder: 4 : 42

Interior Sternecker's beer house backroom

Box/Folder: 4 : 43

Interior office, German Worker's Party

Box/Folder: 4 : 44

Interior beer hall

Box/Folder: 4 : 45

Exterior woods

Box/Folder: 4 : 46

Interior Sterneckerbrau beer hall

Box/Folder: 4 : 47

Interior kitchen Sternecker beer hall, exterior Nazi headquarters

Box/Folder: 4 : 48

Interior Nazi headquarters

Box/Folder: 4 : 49

Nazi headquarters, 2nd floor to exterior street, Munich (no photographs)

Box/Folder: 4 : 50

Interior Jewish store, Munich

Box/Folder: 4 : 51

Interior church

Box/Folder: 4 : 52

Interior meeting hall to interior Krone circus (no photographs)

Box/Folder: 5 : 1

Exterior Ludendorff's villa

Box/Folder: 5 : 2

Interior Ludendorff's study and exterior field, Munich

Box/Folder: 5 : 3

Interior Goering's cellar to interior Hitler's office (no photographs)

Box/Folder: 5 : 4

Interior Burgerbraukeller

Box/Folder: 5 : 5

Interior artists' room to exterior Munich street barricade

Box/Folder: 5 : 6

Exterior Munich street, November 9, 1923

Box/Folder: 5 : 7

Exterior side street or alley to interior Hitler's room (no photographs)

Box/Folder: 5 : 8

Interior dining room, Landsberg Fortress, December 1924

Box/Folder: 5 : 9

Exterior Landsberg Fortress

Box/Folder: 5 : 10

Interior Hitler's bedroom study (Schaub's apartment)

Box/Folder: 5 : 11

Exterior Hitler's cottage, Bavarian mountains

Box/Folder: 5 : 12

Interior Hitler's living room to interior Munich café (no photographs)

Box/Folder: 5 : 13

Interior opera house balcony, Munich

Box/Folder: 5 : 14

Interior music studio to interior dining room, Hitler's cottage (no photographs)

Box/Folder: 5 : 15

Interior kitchen, Hitler's cottage

 

The Story of Dr. Wassell photographs

Box/Folder: 5 : 16

Bibliography and source list

Box/Folder: 5 : 17

Unnumbered materials and maps

 

Numbered photographs

Box/Folder: 5 : 18

1-25

Box/Folder: 5 : 19

16-50

Box/Folder: 5 : 20

51-75

Box/Folder: 5 : 21

76-100

Box/Folder: 5 : 22

101-125

Box/Folder: 5 : 23

126-150

Box/Folder: 5 : 24

151-175

Box/Folder: 5 : 25

176-200

Box/Folder: 6 : 1

201-225

Box/Folder: 6 : 2

226-250

Box/Folder: 6 : 3

251-275

Box/Folder: 6 : 4

276-300

Box/Folder: 6 : 5

301-325

Box/Folder: 6 : 6

326-350

Box/Folder: 6 : 7

351-375

Box/Folder: 6 : 8

376-400

Box/Folder: 6 : 9

401-425

Box/Folder: 6 : 10

426-450

Box/Folder: 6 : 11

451-475

Box/Folder: 6 : 12

476-500

Box/Folder: 6 : 13

501-525

Box/Folder: 6 : 14

526-550

Box/Folder: 6 : 15

551-575

Box/Folder: 6 : 16

576-600

Box/Folder: 7 : 1

601-625

Box/Folder: 7 : 2

626-650

Box/Folder: 7 : 3

651-675

Box/Folder: 7 : 4

676-700

Box/Folder: 7 : 5

701-725

Box/Folder: 7 : 6

726-750

Box/Folder: 7 : 7

751-775

Box/Folder: 7 : 8

776-800

Box/Folder: 7 : 9

801-825

Box/Folder: 7 : 10

826-850

Box/Folder: 7 : 11

851-875

Box/Folder: 7 : 12

876-900

Box/Folder: 7 : 13

976-1000

Box/Folder: 8 : 1

1001-1025

Box/Folder: 8 : 2

1026-1050

Box/Folder: 8 : 3

1051-1075

Box/Folder: 8 : 4

1076-1100

Box/Folder: 8 : 5

1101-1125

Box/Folder: 8 : 6

1126-1150

Box/Folder: 8 : 7

1151-1175

Box/Folder: 8 : 8

1176-1200

Box/Folder: 8 : 9

1201-1225

Box/Folder: 8 : 10

1226-1250

Box/Folder: 8 : 11

1251-1275

Box/Folder: 8 : 12

1276-1300

Box/Folder: 8 : 13

1301-1325

Box/Folder: 8 : 14

1326-1350