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The collection consists of production material, including unproduced productions; television files; stage files; story files, primarily in the form of script material submitted to Cukor; correspondence; subject files; personal files; scrapbooks; oversize material; photographs; and production artworks.
George Cukor (1899-1983) was born and raised in New York City and began his career in the theater as a stage manager in Chicago in 1919. He was a resident director of summer stock in Rochester, New York, and a director on Broadway in the 1920s. Cukor made the move to Hollywood in 1929 to direct talkies at Paramount. He was the dialogue director for ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT (1930) and co-director of three Paramount films released in 1930. His first solo director credit was for TARNISHED LADY (1931).
31 linear ft. of papers 24.8 linear ft. of photos 21 item(s) of artworks
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