Movietime U.S.A. collection

Special Collections
Margaret Herrick Library © 2014

Descriptive Summary

Title: Movietime U.S.A. collection
Date (inclusive): 1950-1953
Collection number: 90
Creator: Movietime U.S.A.
Extent: 2 linear feet of papers.
Repository: Margaret Herrick Library. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Languages: English

Important Information for Users of the Collection


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Preferred Citation

Movietime U.S.A. collection, Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Mrs. Robert Hardy Andrews, 1969


Movietime U.S.A. was an American film public relations organization sponsored by the Council of Motion Picture Organizations (COMPO) "to bring the story of Hollywood to the 'grass roots' of America." The organization, active from 1951 to 1953, produced regional tours.

Collection Scope and Content Summary

The Movietime U.S.A. collection spans the years 1950-1953 and encompasses 2 linear feet. The collection consists of public relations project files containing clippings, publicity releases, and correspondence. The files once belonged to Lou Smith, COMPO's Hollywood executive secretary.


Arranged in the following series: 1. Subject files.

Indexing Terms

Movietime U.S.A.
organization records
public relations