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

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Tallmantz Aviation records
    Date (inclusive): 1949-1986
    Date (bulk): 1960s-1970s
    Collection number: 107
    Creator: Tallmantz Aviation, Inc.
    Extent: 15 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

    Tallmantz Aviation records, Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired: 1991


    Tallmantz Aviation, Inc., was formed in 1961 by pilots Frank G. Tallman (1919-1978) and Paul Mantz (1903-1965). Its motion picture industry services included modern and antique aircraft rental, aerial photography, aerial stunts, location spotting, mockups, props, research, and charters. The company was based at the Orange County (now John Wayne) Airport in Santa Ana, California. Tallmantz Aviation ceased operations around 1991.

    Collection Scope and Content Summary

    The Tallmantz Aviation records span the years 1949-1986 (bulk 1960s-1970s) and encompass 15 linear feet. The collection contains business records that document the services of Tallmantz Aviation and Paul Mantz Air Services for more than 100 motion pictures. Aircraft employed, financial and billing information, correspondence, consultation, and location reports are among the documents.


    Arranged in the following series: 1. Production files; 2. Television movies, Mini-Series, Pilots, and Documentaries; 3. Television series; 4. Film and TV subject files; 5. Account files (primarily advertising, aerial photography, and industrial films); 6. Correspondence and Subject files; 7. Insurance Claims, Accidents, Lawsuits; 8. Financial files; 9. Aircraft files; 10. Miscellaneous.

    Indexing Terms

    Tallmantz Aviation, Inc.
    business records