Taft Organization collection of scripts

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Margaret Herrick Library © 2014

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

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Preferred Citation

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

Acquisition Information

Gift of Miles Kreuger, 1992


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.


Arranged in the following series: Not arranged in series.

Indexing Terms

Taft Organization, Ltd.