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Finding Aid for the Collection of Motion picture posters, 1924-1996 (bulk 1952-1996)
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Description
Motion picture posters have been used to publicize movies almost since the beginning of the film industry. The collection consists of primarily American film posters for films produced by various studios including Columbia Pictures, 20th Century Fox, MGM, Paramount, Universal, United Artists, and Warner Brothers, among others.
Background
Motion picture posters have been used to publicize movies almost since the beginning of the film industry. Poster designs have become permanently associated with the films they promote, often acting as symbols of the films for collective memory. Frequently film posters outlive thier intended marketing purpose and assume the role of iconic images in film history and culture at large. (Based on: The origin and development of the American moving picture poster by Gary Don Rhodes; Film History: An International Journal, Volume 19, Number 3, 2007)
Extent
58 map folders
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Performing Arts 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.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library, Performing Arts Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.