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

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Taft Organization collection of scripts
    Date (inclusive): circa 1975-1985
    Collection number: 320
    Creator: Taft Organization, Ltd.
    Extent: 3 linear feet of papers.
    Repository: Margaret Herrick Library. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
    Languages: English

    Important Information for Users of the Collection

    Access

    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

    Taft Organization collection of scripts, Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Miles Kreuger, 1992

    Biography

    Gene Taft was a producer, director, and screenwriter most active in film from the mid-1960s to mid- 1980s. He worked in development and was associated with Robert Evans at Paramount. Taft formed his own independent production company, the Taft Organization, in 1975. The company, located in Los Angeles, was incorporated by Vicki Taft that same year. In the mid-1980s, Taft acquired the rights to the characters in Edna Ferber's novel "Giant" and planned to make a sequel to the 1956 movie.

    Collection Scope and Content Summary

    The Taft Organization collection of scripts span the years circa 1975-1985 and encompass 3 linear feet. Largely comprised of material submitted to the Taft Organization to be considered for production, the collection includes scripts, story outlines, and correspondence, mainly in the form of cover letters and memorandum. The material on an unproduced remake of GIANT (1956) is of interest.

    Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series: Not arranged in series.

    Indexing Terms

    Taft Organization, Ltd.