Scope and Content
Title: Dick Powell Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1930-1945
Collection number: 1163
Powell, Dick, 1904-1963
Extent: 9 boxes (4.5 linear ft.)
5 oversize boxes
University of California, Los Angeles. Library.
Dept. of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: Dick Powell (1904-1963) made his film debut in 1932 and was featured in Warner Brothers musicals during the 1930s. He made
the transition to dramatic roles in the 1940s, then became a producer-director in the 1950s. The collection consists of books
of clippings concerning Powell's career in show business from 1925 to 1945. The majority of the scrapbooks were compiled and
presented to Powell by his fans.
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.
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
Restrictions on Access
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.
Provenance/Source of Acquisition
Gift of June Allyson, 1975.
[Identification of item], Dick Powell Papers (Collection 1163). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research
Library, University of California, Los Angeles.
Born as Richard E. Powell on November 14, 1904 in Mountain View, Arkansas; former band vocalist, instrumentalist, and occasional
MC, made film debut, 1932; featured in Warner Brothers musicals in 1930s; made transition to dramatic roles, particularly
private-eye heroes, in 1940s; became producer-director in 1950s and president of Four Star Television production company;
married to Joan Blondell and June Allyson; died in 1963.
Scope and Content
Collection consists of books of clippings concerning Powell's career in show business from 1925 to 1945. The majority of the
scrapbooks were compiled and presented to Powell by his fans.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Powell, Dick, 1904-1963--Archives.
Motion picture actors and actresses--Archival resources.