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Finding Aid for the Victor Mansfield Shapiro Papers, 1915-1967
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Victor Mansfield Shapiro Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1915-1967
    Collection number: 135
    Creator: Shapiro, Victor Mansfield
    Extent: 8 boxes (4 linear ft.) 1 oversize box
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: Victor Mansfield Shapiro was a independent publicity man for the Hollywood film industry. The collection consists of public relations and promotional materials relating to the motion picture industry, including questionnaires, codes, biographies, scrapbooks, clippings, photographs, and tapes of interviews with transcripts.
    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.
    Language: English.

    Administrative 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 the copyright.

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

    Additional Physical Form Available

    A copy of the original version of this online finding aid is available at the UCLA Department of Special Collections for in-house consultation and may be obtained for a fee. Please contact:
    • Public Services Division
    • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
    • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
    • Box 951575
    • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
    • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
    • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Victor M. Shapiro, 1952, 1966-67.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Victor Mansfield Shapiro Papers (Collection 135). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Biography

    Shapiro was an independent publicity man for the Hollywood film industry.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of public relations and promotional materials relating to the motion picture industry, including questionnaires, codes, biographies, scrapbooks, clippings, photographs, and tapes of interviews with transcripts. Documents publicity campaigns of Mae West, Charles Chaplin, Harold Lloyd, Rudolph Valentino, and Louis Wohlheim. Also includes a diary of Gone with the wind, written by unit publicity man Ferguson, and the story outlines, Rogues gallery and Thumb prints, written by Victor M. Shapiro and Howard Estarbrook.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    1. Mae West (Box 1).
    2. Association of Motion Picture Advertisers, Fox Film Corporation, Gone with the wind diary, Louis Wohlheim material, miscellaneous (Boxes 2-4).
    3. Sydney Fox, a love story, Movies, Past, present, and future, biographical material, distribution contracts, and scrapbooks (Box 5).
    4. Photographs (Box 6).
    5. Unedited transcript of taped interview with the UCLA Oral History Project (Box 7).
    6. Tapes recorded during UCLA interview (Box 8).

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Shapiro, Victor Mansfield--Archives.
    Motion picture industry--Public relations--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources.