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

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Donn Cambern papers
    Date (inclusive): 1971-1988
    Date (bulk): 1980s
    Collection number: 333
    Creator: Cambern, Donn
    Extent: 6.3 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

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

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Donn Cambern, 1993


    Donn Cambern is an American film editor active since the late 1960s. He was nominated for an Academy Award in the film editing category for ROMANCING THE STONE (1984).

    Collection Scope and Content Summary

    The Donn Cambern papers span the years 1971-1988 and encompass 6.3 linear feet. The collection contains scripts for more than two dozen films, including four directed by Paul Mazursky. Many of the scripts are lined scripts, with annotations for camera setups and other pertinent information useful for editing. Some film titles include production material, which often includes storyboards. Titles with substantial production material include GHOSTBUSTERS II (1989), THE HINDENBURG (1975), JO JO DANCER, YOUR LIFE IS CALLING (1986), and TIME AFTER TIME (1978).


    Arranged in the following series: 1. Production files.

    Indexing Terms

    Cambern, Donn--Archives.
    film editors