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Hans Dreier Collection of Motion Picture Set Designs, ca. 1920-1951
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Hans Dreier Collection of Motion Picture Set Designs,
    Date (inclusive): ca. 1920-1951
    Collection number: 2110
    Creator: Dreier, Hans, 1885-1966
    Extent: 2 oversize boxes
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: Hans Dreier (1885-1966) was a set designer and art director at Famous Players-Lasky-Paramount and eventually became head of Paramount's art department. He received Academy Awards for Frenchmen's Creek (1944), Samson and Delilah (1949), and Sunset Boulevard (1950). The collection consists of photographs of motion picture sets as well as charcoal, watercolor, and pen and ink sketches by Dreier and his staff.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library 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.

    Restrictions on Access

    Open for research. STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Diane Jergins, 1981.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Hans Dreier Collection of Motion Picture Set Designs (Collection 2110). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 1217873 

    Biography

    Dreier was born August 21, 1885 in Bremen, Germany; was a student of architecture and a practicing architect in South Africa; he began his film career in 1919 at Universum Film Aktien Gesellschaft (UFA) in Berlin; moved to the U.S. in 1923 to join Famous Players-Lasky-Paramount and eventually became head of Paramount's art department, where he spent the rest of his career; he worked with directors such as Josef von Sternberg, Ernst Lubitsch, Rouben Mamoulian, King Vidor, Billy Wilder, and Cecil B. DeMille; received Academy Awards for Frenchmen's Creek (1944), Samson and Delilah (1949), and Sunset Boulevard (1950); retired, 1951; died in 1966.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of materials related to Dreier's career as a set designer and art director. Includes photographs of motion picture sets as well as charcoal, watercolor, and pen and ink sketches by Dreier and his staff.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Dreier, Hans, 1885-1966--Archives.
    Motion picture art directors--Designs--United States--Archival resources.
    Motion pictures--Setting and scenery--United States--Archival resources.
    Drawings.
    Renderings.