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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Frank Tuttle papers
    Date (inclusive): 1925-1963
    Date (bulk): 1935-1962
    Collection number: 1281
    Creator: Tuttle, Frank
    Extent: 1.7 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

    Frank Tuttle papers, Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Helen Votichenko, 2006


    Frank Tuttle was an American director most active in film from the 1920s through 1940s. Prior to directing, he found work as a publicity writer, magazine editor, and screenwriter. He directed more than 60 films released between 1922 and 1959.

    Collection Scope and Content Summary

    The Frank Tuttle papers span the years 1925-1963 (bulk 1935-1962) and encompass 1.7 linear feet. The collection contains scripts; story material; and personal correspondence, primarily numerous handwritten letters between Tuttle and his daughter, Fredrika.


    Arranged in the following series: 1. Production files; 2. Story files; 3. Subject files.

    Indexing Terms

    Tuttle, Frank , 1892-1963--Archives.