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

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Jack Atlas papers
    Date (inclusive): 1942-1975
    Collection number: 277
    Creator: Atlas, Jack
    Extent: 5 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

    Jack Atlas papers, Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Jack Atlas, 1988-1992


    Jack Atlas was an American film publicist. He worked at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in the publicity department beginning in 1942 and in the trailer department from 1951 to 1959. He produced trailers for Columbia Pictures beginning in 1960 and became a vice president of promotion before leaving in 1973 to form the Jack Atlas Organization.

    Collection Scope and Content Summary

    The Jack Atlas papers span the years 1942-1975 and encompass 5 linear feet. The collection contains approximately 500 trailer scripts for films released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and Columbia Pictures. The scripts relate to theatrical trailers and television spots. There are occasional memos and other related correspondence, Columbia Films marketing analysis, and miscellaneous advertising and publicity materials, such as souvenir programs.


    Arranged in the following series: 1. Production files; 2. Subject files.

    Indexing Terms

    Atlas, Jack , 1917-1999--Archives.