Richard Arlen papers

Special Collections
Margaret Herrick Library © 2014

Descriptive Summary

Title: Richard Arlen papers
Date (inclusive): 1930-1975
Collection number: 410
Creator: Arlen, Richard
Extent: 4 linear feet of papers. 0.7 linear feet of photographs.
Repository: Margaret Herrick Library. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Languages: English

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Preferred Citation

Richard Arlen papers, Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Chris Koseluk, 1997-1998


Richard Arlen was an American actor, born in Charlottesville, Virginia. He appeared in numerous films from the 1920s through the 1960s, most notably in WINGS (1927).

Collection Scope and Content Summary

The Richard Arlen papers span the years 1930-1975 and encompass approximately 4.7 linear feet. The collection consists of scripts, scrapbooks, contracts, correspondence, clippings, sheet music, periodicals, disc recordings, and photographs. The photograph series consists of biography and motion picture production photographic prints and negatives.


Arranged in the following series: 1. Production files; 2. Subject files; 3. Scrapbooks; 4. Photographs.

Indexing Terms

Arlen, Richard , 1898-1976--Archives.