Title: Arthur P. Jacobs Collection
Bulk Dates: 1955-1973
Collection number: 023. Accession number: 1996.13
Creator: Jacobs, Arthur P.
Collection Size: 80 linear feet
Loyola Marymount University. William H. Hannon Library. Department of Archives and Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90045-2659
Abstract: The collection includes files from his publicity firm (15 linear feet); production files from his motion pictures (65 linear
feet); art work; photographs; sound recordings; books and other memorabilia.
Languages: Languages represented in the collection:English
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[Identification of item], Series number, Box and Folder number, Arthur P. Jacobs Collection, 023, Department of Archives and
Special Collections, William H. Hannon Library, Loyola Marymount University.
Arthur P. Jacobs was born in Los Angeles in 1922 and attended the University of Southern California, beginning his motion
picture career as a messenger at MGM. He became a publicist at that studio, at Warner Brothers and then as the head of his
own firm. Clients included Judy Garland, Gene Kelly, Marilyn Monroe, Gregory Peck, James Stewart and the Principality of Monaco.
In the mid-1960s Jacobs launched a successful career as an independent producer. He is probably best known for the Planet
of the Apes series (1968-73), but he also produced several successful films. A short list of titles includes What a Way to
Go! (1964); Doctor Doolittle (1967); The Chairman (1969); Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1969); Play It Again, Sam (1970); Tom Sawyer
(1973) and Huckleberry Finn (1974). Jacobs died in 1973.
The Arthur P. Jacobs Collection includes files from his publicity firm (15 linear feet); production files from his motion
pictures (65 linear feet); art work; photographs; sound recordings; books and other memorabilia. The collection is only partly
processed and opened to researchers.
The Arthur P. Jacobs Collection is arranged into two series.
Series 1: Publicist Files
Series 2: Motion Picture Production Files
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Jacobs, Arthur P.
Rogers & Cowan (Firm)
Planet of the apes (Motion picture : 1968)
Motion picture producers and directors
Motion picture industry--Public relations