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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Important Information for Users of the Collection
  • Biography
  • Collection Scope and Content Summary
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Andrew Marton papers
    Date (inclusive): 1920-1987
    Date (bulk): 1950s
    Collection number: 297
    Creator: Marton, Andrew
    Extent: 36 linear feet of papers.
    Repository: Margaret Herrick Library. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
    Languages: English

    Important Information for Users of the Collection


    Available by appointment only.

    Publication rights

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the Margaret Herrick Library. Researchers are responsible for obtaining all necessary rights, licenses, or permissions from the appropriate companies or individuals before quoting from or publishing materials obtained from the library.

    Preferred Citation

    Andrew Marton papers, Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Mrs. Andrew (Lacerta) Marton and Tonda Marton, 1992-2003


    Andrew Marton was a Hungarian-born director active in film from 1922 to 1977. Working in the silent era and into sound, on both American and European productions, his career spanned more than fifty years and took him to four continents. He worked for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in the 1940s and 1950s, and Columbia, Paramount, and Twentieth Century-Fox in the 1960s and 1970s. He is perhaps best known for directing the chariot sequence in BEN-HUR (1959).

    Collection Scope and Content Summary

    The Andrew Marton papers span the years 1920-1987 (bulk 1950s) and encompass 36 linear feet. The collection consists of film and television scripts, production material, unproduced material, correspondence, story material, scrapbooks, and photographs.


    Arranged in the following series: 1. Production files, subseries A-B as follows: A. Produced; B. Unproduced; 2. Television files; 3. Story files; 4. Subject files; 5. Oversize; 6. Scrapbooks

    Indexing Terms

    Marton, Andrew , 1904-1992--Archives.