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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Mervyn LeRoy papers
    Date (inclusive): circa 1930s-1980s
    Collection number: 381
    Creator: LeRoy, Mervyn
    Extent: 7 linear feet of papers. 0.6 linear feet of photographs.
    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

    Mervyn LeRoy papers, Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Linda LeRoy Janklow, 1996


    Mervyn LeRoy was an American director and producer active in film from 1927 to 1965. He was nominated for an Academy Award for directing RANDOM HARVEST (1942), received a Special Award (1945), and was honored with the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award (1975).

    Collection Scope and Content Summary

    The Mervyn LeRoy papers span the years circa 1930s-1980s and encompass approximately 7.6 linear feet. The collection contains production files and scripts, correspondence, clippings, scrapbooks, and photographs. The photograph series consists of prints, albums, and negatives of production and biography photographs.


    Arranged in the following series: Not arranged in series.

    Indexing Terms

    LeRoy, Mervyn , 1900-1987--Archives.