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

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Paramount Pictures scripts
    Date (inclusive): 1912-1980
    Collection number: 401
    Creator: Paramount Pictures, Inc.
    Extent: 425 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

    Paramount Pictures scripts, Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.


    Paramount Pictures is an American film production and distribution company dating from 1912. The studio is located in Hollywood, California.

    Collection Scope and Content Summary

    The Paramount Pictures scripts span the years 1912-1983 and encompass 425 linear feet. More than 2,500 films are represented. The collection consists of a wide range of Story Department documents, such as original source material, treatments, script drafts, continuities, synopses, tinting and toning sheets, release dialogue scripts, and main billing sheets.


    Arranged in the following series: 1. Production files; 2. Story files (Unproduced)

    Indexing Terms

    Paramount Pictures, Inc.
    Studio records