Jack Atlas papers

Special Collections
Margaret Herrick Library © 2014

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

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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.