Paramount Pictures scripts

Special Collections
Margaret Herrick Library
333 S. La Cienega Boulevard
Beverly Hills, California 90211
Phone: (310) 247-3036 extension 2226
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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

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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