Donfeld papers

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Donfeld papers
Date (inclusive): 1939-1989
Date (bulk): 1969-1989
Collection number: 156
Creator: Donfeld
Extent: 1.3 linear feet of papers.
Repository: Margaret Herrick Library. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Languages: English

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Preferred Citation

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

Acquisition Information

Gift of Donfeld, 1992-1998; and Rich Feld, 2007


Donald Lee Feld, known professionally as Donfeld, was an American costume designer. He was nominated four times for an Academy Award for costume design, for DAYS OF WINE AND ROSES (1962); THEY SHOOT HORSES, DON'T THEY? (1969); TOM SAWYER (1973); and PRIZZI'S HONOR (1985).

Collection Scope and Content Summary

The Donfeld papers span the years 1939-1989 (bulk 1969-1989) and encompass 1.3 linear feet. The collection consists of scripts, wardrobe plots, and costume notes.


Arranged in the following series: 1. Production files, subseries A-B as follows: A. Produced; B. Unproduced; 2. Subject files.

Indexing Terms

Donfeld , 1934-2007--Archives.
costume designers