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  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Dennis McDougal research files
    Date (inclusive): circa 1992-2002
    Collection number: 1201
    Creator: McDougal, Dennis
    Extent: 22 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

    Dennis McDougal research files, Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Dennis McDougal, 2005-2006


    Dennis McDougal is an American journalist and investigative reporter who has devoted most of his time to writing books since 1993. He has written about Hollywood for the "New York Times" and spent nearly two decades as a staff writer for Los Angeles-area newspapers. His writings have also appeared in "Los Angeles Magazine," "Premiere," and "TV Guide."

    Collection Scope and Content Summary

    The Dennis McDougal research files span the years circa 1992-2002 and encompass 22 linear feet. The collection contains McDougal's research files for three books published between 1992 and 2002: "Blood Cold: Fame, Sex and Murder in Hollywood" on Robert Blake; "The Last Mogul: Lew Wasserman, MCA, and the Hidden History of Hollywood"; and "Fatal Subtraction: The Inside Story of Buchwald v. Paramount." Files for the latter include the deposition transcripts of Art Buchwald, John Landis, and Robert D. Wachs.


    Arranged in the following series: Not arranged in series.

    Indexing Terms

    McDougal, Dennis , 1947---Archives.