Frank Tuttle papers

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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

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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.