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

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Motion Pictures and World War II files
    Date (inclusive): 1936-1948
    Date (bulk): 1941-1945
    Collection number: 1218
    Creator: Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
    Extent: 8 linear feet of papers.
    Repository: Margaret Herrick Library. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
    Languages: English

    Important Information for Users of the Collection

    Access

    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

    Motion Pictures and World War II files, Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

    Acquisition Information

    Collected by the library in the 1940s

    Biography

    The Motion Pictures and World War II files were created during the 1940s by the library to document the effect of the War on the motion picture industry.

    Collection Scope and Content Summary

    The Motion Pictures and World War II files span the years 1936-1948 (bulk 1941-1945) and encompass 8 linear feet. The bulk of the material is in the form of clippings from Los Angeles-area newspapers, "The Hollywood Reporter," and "Variety." Topics include bond tours and loan drives; censorship; curfews; feature films and short subjects; the foreign film industry; Great Britain, Latin America, Russia, and films from other countries; manpower shortages; public relations; rationing; the role of motion pictures in war; and material related to the Office of War Information (OWI), the United Service Organization (USO), and the War Activities Committee. In addition there are pamphlets, periodicals, and press releases, as well as synopses and treatment files, Department of War radio scripts, and radio scripts for "They Live Forever." Finally, there are a few files related to the activities of Donald Gledhill, the Academy's executive secretary.

    Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series: 1. Production files, subseries A-B as follows: A. Produced; B. Unproduced; 2. Radio files; 3. Subject files; 4. Oversize

    Indexing Terms

    Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences