Rudy Behlmer papers

Special Collections
Margaret Herrick Library © 2014

Descriptive Summary

Title: Rudy Behlmer papers
Date (bulk): 1935-2005
Collection number: 1362
Creator: Behlmer, Rudy
Extent: 12 linear feet of papers.
Repository: Margaret Herrick Library. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Languages: English

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Preferred Citation

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

Acquisition Information

Gift of Rudy Behlmer, 2007-2008


Rudy Behlmer is an American film historian and author. He has written books, including "Memo from David O. Selznick" and "Inside Warner Bros.," numerous magazine articles, and many essays to accompany film music recordings. He began his professional career in 1950 in television and worked as a commercial producer for the advertising firm Leo Burnett U.S.A. in Hollywood from the 1960s through 1980s.

Collection Scope and Content Summary

The Rudy Behlmer papers span the years 1861-2008 (bulk 1935-2005) and encompass 12 linear feet. The collection consists of Behlmer's research files for numerous books and articles on the history of motion pictures, and includes scripts, correspondence, clippings, notes, and primary source material related to film production. The material is arranged by film title and by subject. In the subject files, research related to books by Behlmer are grouped by the title of the work.


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

Indexing Terms

Behlmer, Rudy , 1926---Archives.