Sigmund Nesselroth artwork and other material

Special Collections
Margaret Herrick Library © 2014

Descriptive Summary

Title: Sigmund Nesselroth artwork and other material
Date (inclusive): circa 1930s-1946
Collection number: 255
Creator: Nesselroth, Sigmund
Extent: 5 linear feet of papers. 1 linear foot of photographs.
Repository: Margaret Herrick Library. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Languages: English

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Preferred Citation

Sigmund Nesselroth artwork and other material, Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Mildred Nesselroth, 1980


Sigmund Nesselroth was a Hungarian-born architect. After training as an architect at Harvard, he worked in Birmingham, Alabama from around 1924 to 1930. Nesselroth then relocated to Hollywood, California where he found work as a matte artist drawing backgrounds in the art department at Metro- Goldwyn-Mayer. In his later years he returned to work as an architect in Los Angeles.

Collection Scope and Content Summary

The Sigmund Nesselroth artwork and and other material span circa 1930s-1946 and encompass approximately 6 linear feet. The collection consists of a half-dozen charcoal drawings; a scrapbook with clippings covering the 1945 film strike that included the arrest of his wife, Mildred; and photographs that document the use of matte backgrounds in film, particularly in relation to the Warren Newcombe special and visual effects unit at MGM.


Arranged in the following series: Not arranged in series.

Indexing Terms

Nesselroth, Sigmund , 1894-1965--Archives.
visual effects