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Inventory of the Film and Television Screenplay Collection
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Custodial History
  • Collection Description
  • Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms
  • Separated Material

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Film and Television Movie Screenplay collection
    Dates: 1924-2005
    Collection number: 102
    Creator: Unknown
    Collection Size: 63 archival document boxes26.25 linear feet
    Repository: Loyola Marymount University. Library. Department of Archives and Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90045-2659
    Abstract: This collection consists of screenplays, dating from 1924-2005, donated by Father Michael Mandala, S. J., of the Blessed Sacrament Church in Hollywood, CA. The provenance of the materials is unknown, but it is thought that Blessed Sacrament Church gained possession of the scripts through a parishioner. Blessed Sacrament then sought out the Department of Archives and Special Collections, Loyola Marymount University, as the repository for these screenplays. Included in this collection are film scripts, made-for-television movie scripts and non-script materials including press packets, storyboards, preliminary production information and treatments.
    Physical location: Collection is stored on site. Appointments are required to research the collection.
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection:English

    Access

    Collection is open to research under the terms of use of the Department of Archives and Special Collections, William H. Hannon Library, Loyola Marymount University.

    Publication Rights

    Materials in the Department of Archives and Special Collections may be subject to copyright. Unless explicitly stated otherwise, Loyola Marymount University does not claim ownership of the copyright of any materials in its collections. The user or publisher must secure permission to publish from the copyright owner. Loyola Marymount University does not assume any responsibility for infringement of copyright or of publication rights held by the original author or artists or his/her heirs, assigns, or executors.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Series number, Box number, Film and Television Movie Screenplay Collection, Collection 102, Department of Archives and Special Collections, William H. Hannon Library, Loyola Marymount University.

    Acquisition Information

    Father Michael Mandala, S.J., Blessed Sacrament Church, Hollywood, California. Accession number: 2011.9.

    Custodial History

    The donation of the screenplays to Blessed Sacrament Church was made by an unknown parishioner.

    Collection Description

    Included in this collection are film screenplays, made-for-television movie screenplays and non-screenplay materials including press packets, storyboards, preliminary production information and treatments dating from 1924-2005. The provenance of the materials is unknown, but it is thought that Blessed Sacrament Church may have gained possession of the scripts through a parishioner. Notations in some of the screenplays indicate they may have been purchased in used bookstores or at auctions or photocopied from local library collections. Others may be screenplays received by a professional in the entertainment industry over the normal course of business as indicated by highlighting and notations within the screenplays and script covers from talent agencies. The screenplays include some of the great films of Hollywood history: "Dark Victory", "Raiders of the Lost Ark", and "the Godfather", are just some examples.

    Arrangement

    The collection is divided into series based on type of screenplay: those for the cinema (Series 1) and those for television (Series 2). In addition to these series, Series 3 accounts for loose material that came with the collection, eg, storyboards and press packets, mostly for films from the 1980s and the 1990s.
    Series 1. Film Screenplays Subseries a. 1920's Subseries b. 1930's Subseries c. 1940's Subseries d. 1950's Subseries e. 1960's Subseries f. 1970's Subseries g. 1980's Subseries h. 1990's Subseries i. 2000's Subseries j. undated Series 2. Made for Television Movie Screenplays. Series 3. Non-Screenplay Materials

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Motion picture plays
    Film and Television
    Television Scripts

    Separated Material

    Water damaged screenplays were removed from the collection.