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

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Janet Leigh papers
    Date (inclusive): 1936-2003
    Collection number: 568
    Creator: Leigh, Janet
    Extent: 42 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

    Janet Leigh papers, Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Jamie Lee Curtis, 2005


    Janet Leigh was an American actress active in film from 1947 to 1980. Leigh was married to actor Tony Curtis, with whom she had a daughter, actress and author Jamie Lee Curtis. Janet Leigh was nominated for an Academy Award in the supporting actress category for PSYCHO (1960).

    Collection Scope and Content Summary

    The Janet Leigh papers span the years 1936-2003 and encompass approximately 42 linear feet. The collection includes scripts, voluminous scrapbook pages, periodicals, and photographs. There are around 100 bound scripts, split evenly between film and television productions. The subject files are largely comprised of material kept by Leigh since the 1980s.


    Arranged in the following series: 1. Production files; 2. Television files; 3. Stage files; 4. Radio files; 5. Subject files, subseries A-D as follows: A. General; B. Books; C. Organizations; D. Periodicals; 6. Photographs

    Indexing Terms

    Leigh, Janet , 1927-2004--Archives.