Scope and Content
Title: E! Entertainment Library Collection of Picture Files
Collection number: 352
University of California, Los Angeles. Library.
University of California, Library Special
Los Angeles, California 90095-1490
Abstract: The collection consists of the picture files
(consisting of photographs and slides) related to film, television, music
related celebrities and current events as well as tabloids, collected by E!
Entertainment as part of their reference library. The collection is in the midst
of being processed. The finding aid will be updated periodically.
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.
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
[Identification of item], E! Entertainment Library Collection of Picture
Files and Tabloids, 352, University of California, Library Special Collections,
University of California, Los Angeles.
The collection was donated by E!Entertainment.
E! Entertainment Television, or more simply referred to as E!, is an American
basic cable and satellite television network; the network is owned by
NBCUniversal. As its name implies, it features programming relating to Hollywood
and the entertainment world, though its programming has expanded to include
reality series, feature films and some series and specials unrelated to the
The E! Entertainment Television Research Department began building its
collection c. 1990. Over 20 years, the collection grew to include approximately
16,000 magazines, 3000 books, 4000 newspapers and 25,000 clipping/photo files
covering celebrities, film, television, music and fashion. The collection
primarily served the needs of the in-house production teams at E! Entertainment
Television and The Style Network. Research and production staff members
regularly perused the books, files and magazines in search of information to
enhance or help develop the content of E! and Style programs. They also accessed
the collection for visual elements (e.g., magazine covers, headlines, etc.) to
include in programs.
Scope and Content
The collection represents the picture file collection created by the
E!Entertainment Research Library, as well as select titles from the library's
The collection is organized into the following series:
- Series 1. Picture Files
- Series 2. Tabloids