Finding Aid for the Collection of Motion Picture Background Stills, 1950-1960

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UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
Manuscripts Division
Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
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Descriptive Summary

Title: Collection of Motion Picture Background Stills
Date (inclusive): 1950-1960
Collection number: 1188
Creator: Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation.
Extent: 48 boxes (24 linear ft.)
Abstract: This is a collection of stills from Twentieth Century Fox Studios. The photographs are background stills used in various movies, and for the most part, are unidentified. The collection is arranged under the headings given by the Fox Studio archives.
Language: Finding aid is written in English.
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
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.

Administrative Information

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.

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.

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Gift of Twentieth Century-Fox Studios.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Collection of Motion Picture Background Stills (Collection 1188). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4232825 

Scope and Content

Collection consists of background stills from primarily unidentified motion pictures. Photographs are from various locations and include a variety of subjects including mountains, deserts, structures, and streets. Also includes some negatives, slides, and some identified motion pictures.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

Subjects

Motion pictures --Setting and scenery.
Motion picture locations.

Genres and Forms of Material

Photographs.
Motion picture stills.

Other Index Terms Related to this Collection

Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation.


Container List

Box 1

Book #1 - Aeronautics, Bridges.

Box 1, Folder 1

Exterior airport building.

Box 1, Folder 2

Exterior airport.

Box 1, Folder 3

Exterior hangar.

Box 1, Folder 4

Interior hangar.

Box 1, Folder 5

Planes.

Box 1, Folder 6

Amusements.

Box 1, Folder 7

Birds.

Box 1, Folder 8

Beach.

Box 1, Folder 9

Buildings under construction.

Box 1, Folder 10

Exterior camp - Tent.

Box 1, Folder 11

Camps (Trailer)

Box 1, Folder 12

Exterior camp - W.U. wagons.

Box 2

Book #2.

Box 2, Folder 1

Cemetery.

Box 2, Folder 2

Estates.

Box 2, Folder 3

Garden furniture.

Box 2, Folder 4

Garden walls.

Box 2, Folder 5

Gates and driveways.

Box 3

Book #2A - Farms.

Box 3, Folder 1

Farms.

Box 3, Folder 2

Costa Rica coffee plantation.

Box 3, Folder 3

England.

Box 3, Folder 4

Mexico.

Box 3, Folder 5

Farm fences.

Box 3, Folder 6

Fields.

Box 5

Book #4 - Miscellaneous, Races.

Box 5, Folder 1

Industries.

Box 5, Folder 2

Miscellaneous; Parks.

Box 5, Folder 3

Races - Auto tracks.

Box 5, Folder 4

Horse racing; Exterior stables; Interior stables.

Box 5

Book #5 - Railroads, Roads.

Box 5, Folder 5

Railroads - Engines; Freight cars; Passenger trains.

Box 5, Folder 6

Exterior railroad station; Interior railroad station; Interior subway car; Exterior railroad tracks.

Box 5, Folder 7

Roads.

Box 6

Book #6 - Schools.

Box 6, Folder 1

Mines; Schools - Athletic field; Exterior school.

Box 6, Folder 2

Exterior school.

Box 6, Folder 3

Exterior school; Miscellaneous - Docks and ships.

Box 6, Folder 4

Docks, Norfolk, Va.; Docks, San Francisco; Naval ship, interior and exterior; Ship interiors "Titanic"; Cartoons.

Box 7

Book #7 - Skyline Roof Tops.

Box 7, Folder 1

Atlanta, Georgia; Rooftops - General; Rooftops - Small town; Belguim (Brussels); Beverly Hills; Boston; Buenos Aires; Chicago.

Box 7, Folder 2

Costa Rica; France.

Box 7, Folder 3

France.

Box 7, Folder 4

Germany; Havana; Hollywood.

Box 7, Folder 5

Italy; London.

Box 7, Folder 6

Los Angeles; Mandalay, Mexico; New Haven, Connecticut; Quebec.

Box 8

Book #7A.

Box 8, Folder 1

Hong Kong; Japan; Rome.

Box 8, Folder 2

Sacramento; Salt Lake City; Sandakan; San Francisco.

Box 8, Folder 3

Trenton, N.J.; Trieste; Ankara, Turkey; Washington, D.C.

Box 8, Folder 4

Washington, D.C.

Box 8, Folder 5

Parks in Washington, D.C.

Box 9

Book #8 - Sports, Vehicles.

Box 9, Folder 1

Ballpark; Bowling alley.

Box 9, Folder 2

Football; Golf courses; Tennis courts.

Box 9, Folder 3

Telephone wires and poles, Towns; Vehicles - Autos, trucks, etc.

Box 9

Book #9 - Water.

Box 9, Folder 4

Water - Bay; Lakes.

Box 9, Folder 5

Stream.

Box 10

Book #10.

Box 10, Folder 1

Apartments - 2nd floor level; apartments, backs and side views.

Box 10, Folder 2

Apartments, shooting up; Apartments, ground floor set-up; Garage apartments; Bank interior; Exterior barracks; Blacksmith shop.

Box 10

Book #10A.

Box 10, Folder 3

Cabins; Cabins - Mountains.

Box 10, Folder 4

Cabins - Southern sets; Church exterior; Church interior; Clubhouse golfcourse; Bungalow court; Doorway.

Box 11

Book #10B.

Box 11, Folder 1

Barn interiors; Close-ups - farm buildings.

Box 11, Folder 2

Medium shot - farm buildings; Homes - farm houses

Box 11, Folder 3

Long shot - farm houses; Garage; Gas stations; Hacienda.

Box 12

Book #10C.

Box 12, Folder 1

Residential backyards.

Box 12, Folder 2

Residential backyards; Residential front yards.

Box 12, Folder 3

Residential front yards.

Box 12

Book #10D.

Box 12, Folder 4

African homes; Homes - Argentina; Homes - Mexican.

Box 12, Folder 5

Homes - Mexican; Philippines; Unidentified homes.

Box 13

Book #10E.

Box 13, Folder 1

Hospital interior and exterior; ExtArior hotels with grounds.

Box 13, Folder 2

Motels; Office exterior; Office interior.

Box 13, Folder 3

Prison; Public [Libraries]

Box 13, Folder 4

Store interiors; Saloon; Store windows; Theater backstage; Warm Springs Foundation, Georgia.

Box 14

Book #11.

Box 14

Book #11A - Clouds.

Box 15

Book #11B - Clouds.

Box 16

Book #12 - Desert.

Box 16, Folder 1

Desert buildings; Cactus.

Box 16, Folder 2

Cactus.

Box 16, Folder 3

Cactus; Death Valley; Desert fences.

Box 16, Folder 4

Desert fences; Exterior desert mine.

Box 17

Book #12A - Desert Mountains.

Box 18

Book #12B - Desert.

Box 18, Folder 1

Desert mountains and rocks.

Box 18, Folder 2

Desert mountains and rocks.

Box 18, Folder 3

Desert mountains and rocks.

Box 18, Folder 4

Desert rocks.

Box 18, Folder 5

Desert rocks.

Box 19

Book #12C - Desert Mountains and Trees.

Box 20

Book #12D - Desert.

Box 20, Folder 1

Palm Canyon; Desert roads.

Box 20, Folder 2

Desert ruins; Desert sand dunes.

Box 20, Folder 3

Desert sand dunes.

Box 20, Folder 4

Palm trees in desert; Desert - Joshua trees.

Box 21

Book #13 - Mountain Tops.

Box 21, Folder 1

Barren mountain tops.

Box 21, Folder 2

Close barren mountains.

Box 21, Folder 3

Low rolling mountains.

Box 21, Folder 4

Low rolling mountains.

Box 22

Book #13A - Mountains.

Box 22, Folder 1

Mountains and trees - shrub covered.

Box 22, Folder 2

Mountains - Shrub covered.

Box 22, Folder 3

Mountains - Shrub covered.

Box 22, Folder 4

Mountains - Some snow.

Box 22, Folder 5

Mountain tops - Snow.

Box 23

Book #14(?)

Box 23, Folder 1

New York buildings - day.

Box 23, Folder 2

New York buildings - day.

Box 23, Folder 3

New York buildings - day.

Box 23, Folder 4

New York buildings - night.

Box 24

Book #14A - New York.

Box 24, Folder 1

New York buildings - from park, day.

Box 24, Folder 2

New York buildings - from park, night; Day (snow) Central Park, etc; New York: buildings from park - night, snow.

Box 24, Folder 3

Art gallery; Back yards and patios; New York bridges.

Boxes 24-25

Book #14B - New York.

Box 24, Folder 4

New York - New York State in winter; Brownstones, etc.

Box 25, Folder 1

New York City homes; Exterior churches; Interior churches; Grand Central Station - interior and exterior.

Box 25, Folder 2

Hospital interior and exterior; Streets - Lower Eastside; Exterior Grant's Tomb; Exterior police precinct, New York City; Exterior Eastside, New York City.

Box 25, Folder 3

Restaurants interior and exterior; Sidewald cafe, European; Rockefeller Center.

Box 25, Folder 4

Subway kiosk; New York World's Fair; interior office building; Exterior Washington Square.

Box 26

Book #15.

Box 26, Folder 1

Airport; Bridges, New York; Buildings; Clouds.

Box 26, Folder 2

Desert; Foreign [miscellaneous]; Mountains.

Box 26, Folder 3

Niagara Falls location; Public buildings; Railroad; Rocks.

Box 26, Folder 4

Snow; Skylines; Trees, shrubs, bushes; Tents.

Box 27

Book #16 - Movie Sets.

Box 27, Folder 1

Adano Square bakery set; Anna and the King of Siam - Cromwell sets.

Box 27, Folder 2

Anna and the King of Siam - Cromwell sets  (Neg. #A478)

Box 27, Folder 3

Bernadette Convent garden set; Bernadette French street set.

Box 27, Folder 4

Bernadette French street set; Bernadette grotto set on golf course.

Box 28

Book #16A.

Box 28, Folder 1

Missouri location; Exterior moor - Scotland; New mission set.

Box 28, Folder 2

New Mexico location - set of Two Flags West (Neg. #A596); Niagara (Hathaway Neg. #x1678); Outpost camp from Manila Calling.

Box 28, Folder 3

The Robe - set; Studio buildings; Sunday Dinner for Soldier - set.

Box 28, Folder 4

Tonight We Sing (Neg. #A675); Tropical sets - Camp Pendleton, etc.; Exterior village - Welsh.

Box 28, Folder 5

West Point - set at Sherwood Forrest; Wickiup (huts).

Box 29

Book #16B.

Box 29, Folder 1

My Cousin Rachel.  (Neg. #A684)

Box 29, Folder 2

My Cousin Rachel.  (Neg. #A864)

Box 29, Folder 3

English - Escape.  (Neg. #A533)

Box 29, Folder 3

King Khyber Rifles - Lone Pine set.  (H. King, Neg. #A714)

Boxes 29-30

Book #16C.

Box 29, Folder 4

Scotland; Miscellaneous exterior sets.

Box 30, Folder 1

Miscellaneous interior sets.

Box 30, Folder 2

Miscellaneous interior sets.

Box 30, Folder 3

Miscellaneous interior sets.

Box 30, Folder 4

Way of Gaucho - set stills.

Box 30, Folder 5

Miscellaneous exterior sets.

Box 31

Book #16D.

Box 31, Folder 1

Chinese Village set; Captain from Castile (Neg. #A508); Convict Lake - set.

Box 31, Folder 2

Convict Lake - set; Desert Fox; Diplomatic Courier.  (Neg. #A655)

Box 31, Folder 3

The Egyptian - tombs, Red Rock Canyon; Exterior sets, Miscellaneous; Kilimanjaro sets; Egyptian.

Box 32

Book #17 - Snow.

Box 32, Folder 1

Lifts - Sun Valley; Town of Ketchum; Railroad station, Ketchum, Sun Valley.

Box 32, Folder 2

Quebec Railroad station; Railroad shed and tracks; Rodeo grounds, Sun Valley; Homes and streets (residential) - snow.

Box 32, Folder 3

Snow buildings and sets.

Box 32, Folder 4

Snow cat; Ottawa - snow.

Box 32, Folder 5

Quebec - snow; Vermont; Exterior shrine - Switzerland.

Box 32, Folder 6

Lakes - snow.

Box 33

Book #17A - Snow.

Box 33, Folder 1

Trees, some snow, mountains with some trees.

Box 33, Folder 2

Snow and mountains, snow and trees.

Box 33, Folder 3

Snow and mountains, snow and trees.

Box 33, Folder 4

Snow and mountains, snow and trees.

Box 34

Book #17A - Snow.

Box 35

Book #18 - Streets.

Box 35, Folder 1

Alleyways; Streets - Apartments.

Box 35, Folder 2

Streets - Business; Chinatown; Western and Midwestern streets.

Box 35, Folder 3

Western and Midwestern streets.

Box 35, Folder 4

Western and Midwestern streets; Old New York streets.

Box 36

Book #18A - Streets - Residential.

Box 37

Book #19.

Box 37, Folder 1

Eucaplyptus trees; Jungle.

Box 37, Folder 2

Orchards; Palm trees.

Box 37, Folder 3

Pine trees.

Box 37, Folder 4

Pine trees.

Box 37, Folder 5

Pine trees.

Box 37, Folder 6

Pine trees; trees - scenic effect.

Box 38

Book #19A - Trees.

Box 38, Folder 1

Trees - flat country; trees and low rolling mountains.

Box 38, Folder 2

Trees and low rolling mountains; Trees and mountains.

Box 38, Folder 3

Trees, mountains, and rocks.

Box 38, Folder 4

Trees, mountains, and rocks.

Box 39

Book #19B - Trees.

Box 39, Folder 1

Trees with fence.

Box 39, Folder 2

Trees with fence.

Box 39, Folder 3

Trees with fence.

Box 39, Folder 4

Road through trees.

Box 40

Book #19B.

Box 40, Folder 1

Road through trees.

Box 40

Book #19C - Trees.

Box 40, Folder 2

Tree trunks.

Box 40, Folder 3

Tree trunks.

Box 40, Folder 4

Tree trunks; Burned-out area.

Box 41

Book #19D - Trees - Wooded Grove.

Box 42

Foreign Views.

Box 42, Folder 1

Villa Palmieri, Florence.

Physical Description: (small: 12.5 x 18cm.)
Box 42, Folder 2

Villa Palmieri, Florence.

Physical Description: (large: 21 x 25.5cm.)
Box 42, Folder 3

Villa Palmieri, Florence.

Physical Description: (21 x 25.5cm.)
Box 42, Folder 4

Villa Palmieri, Florence.

Physical Description: (21 x 25.5cm.)
Box 42, Folder 5

Villa Palmieri, Florence.

Physical Description: (21 x 25.5cm.)
Box 42, Folder 6

London - miscellaneous stills, some color.

Box 42, Folder 7

Miscellaneous views.

Box 43

Item (Neg. #A543) Movie - "Down to the sea in ships."

Scope and Content Note

Photographs have negative attached. A list identifying each photograph is included.
Box 44

Movies - Stills, Negatives, Blow-ups.

Box 44, Folder 1

"All about Eve."  (Neg. #A597).

Physical Description: Blow-ups.
Box 44, Folder 2

"Adventures in Paradise." ca. 1961.

Physical Description: Blow-ups of television series.
Box 44, Folder 3

"Adventures in Paradise."

Physical Description: Blow-ups, folder #2.
Box 44, Folder 4

"A bell for Adano."  (Neg. #A450).

Physical Description: Blow-ups.
Box 44, Folder 5

"The big lift." (Originally titled "Two corridors east")

Physical Description: Blow-ups, negatives included.
Box 44, Folder 6

"The big lift."

Physical Description: Blow-ups.
Box 44, Folder 7

"The big lift."

Physical Description: Blow-ups.
Box 44, Folder 8

"The big lift."

Physical Description: Blow-ups.
Box 44, Folder 9

"The blue light."

Physical Description: Stills.
Box 44, Folder 10

"Chicken every Sunday."  (Neg. #A546).

Physical Description: Blow-ups.
Box 44, Folder 11

"Deep waters."  (Neg. #A529).

Physical Description: Blow-ups.
Box 44, Folder 12

"The fan."  (Neg. #A255, A2949, A549).

Physical Description: Stills.
Box 44, Folder 13

"For heaven's sake."  (Neg. #A606).

Physical Description: Blow-ups.
Box 44, Folder 14

"The farmer takes a wife."  (Neg. #A671).

Physical Description: Blow-ups.
Box 44, Folder 15

"Forbidden streets."  (Neg. #A554).

Physical Description: Blow-ups.
Box 45

Movies - Blow ups.

Note

(Unless otherwise noted)
Box 45, Folder 1

"The gun fighter."  (Neg. #A586).

Box 45, Folder 2

"It happens every spring."  (Neg. #A564).

Box 45, Folder 3

"No way out."  (Neg. #A588).

Box 45, Folder 4

"The racers." European racing movie.

Box 45, Folder 5

"The racers."

Box 45, Folder 6

"The racers."

Physical Description: Stills.
Box 45, Folder 7

"Road house."  (Neg. #A541)

Box 45, Folder 8

"Sunday dinner for soldier."  (Neg. #A441).

Box 45, Folder 9

"Talispin."

Physical Description: Stills.
Box 45, Folder 10

"That wonderful urge."   (Neg. #A542).

Box 45, Folder 11

"Ticket to Tomahawk."  (Neg. #A581).

Box 45, Folder 12

"Unfaithfully yours."  (Neg. #A539).

Box 45, Folder 13

"Where the sidewalk ends."  (Neg. #A591).

Box 46

Glass Negatives.

Scope and Content Note

Three boxes of negatives from the movie "Hombre." Box 1: Neg. #1D - 3D. Box 2: Neg. #3D - 5D. Also three unidentified glass negatives in folder.
Box 47

Movies - Negatives and Slides.

Box 47, Folder 1

"Hombre."  (Neg. #A867).

Physical Description: Color negatives.
Box 47, Folder 2

"Hombre."

Physical Description: Color negatives.
Box 47, Folder 3

"Justine."  (Neg. #G50)

Physical Description: Color slides.
Box 47, Folder 4

"Justine."

Physical Description: Color negatives.
Box 47, Folder 5

"Justine."

Physical Description: Black and white negatives (blow-ups).
Box 47, Folder 6

"Three on a couch."  (Neg. #8817 (?)).

Physical Description: Color slides.
Box 47, Folder 7

"Three on a couch."

Physical Description: Color negatives.
Box 47, Folder 8

"Valley of the dolls."

Physical Description: Color negatives.
Box 48

Negatives - Miscellaneous.

Box 48, Folder 1

Desert views.

Physical Description: Color negatives.
Box 48, Folder 2

Jenny Lake, Wyoming.

Physical Description: Color negatives.
Box 48, Folder 3

Snow scenes.  (Neg. #F26)

Physical Description: Color negatives.
Box 48, Folder 4

London.

Physical Description: Color and black and white negatives.
Box 48, Folder 5

New York City (?)

Physical Description: Color negatives.
Box 48, Folder 6

"100 rifles." Western movie.

Physical Description: Black and white negatives.
Box 48, Folder 7

Stone house.

Physical Description: Color negatives.
Box 48, Folder 8

Teton Mountains, Wyoming.

Physical Description: Color negatives.
Box 48, Folder 9

Washington, D.C. (?)

Physical Description: Color negatives.
Box 48, Folder 10

Unidentified western negative.  (Neg. #Fll).

Box 48, Folder 11

Unidentified western negative.  (Neg. #8199).

Box 48, Folder 12

Make-up techniques.

Physical Description: Color negatives.
Box 48, Folder 13

Unidentified miscellaneous negatives.

Physical Description: Black and white.
Box 49

Non-Pictorial Matter.

Box 49, Folder 1

"Adventures in Paradise." Correspondence.

Box 49, Folder 2

"Adventures in Paradise." Notes.

Box 49, Folder 3

"Adventures in Paradise." Carbon of notes.

Box 49, Folder 4

"The big lift." Notes.

Box 49, Folder 5

"The fan." Notes with photographs attached.

Box 49, Folder 6

"The fan." Notes with photographs attached.

Box 49, Folder 7

"Mr. 800." Notes.  (Neg. #A559)

Box 49, Folder 8

Ditto master of instructions to photographers.

Box 49, Folder 9

List of negatives used for rake-up technique. 1950.

Note

See box #48.
Box 49, Folder 10

Miscellaneous notes removed from negatives in boxes #47 and #48.