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Leven (Boris) papers
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This collection contains the papers of art director and production designer Boris Leven (1908-1986). There are approximately 150 art director's sketches from films and other productions worked on by Leven; theater music and dance programs; production design sketches from motion pictures. Additional materials include set and location stills, sketches, scripts, notes from other Leven films, and cassettes of interviews with Leven.
Boris Leven (1908-1986) was a Russian-born art director and production designer. He attended the University of Southern California and received a Bachelor of Arts in architecture. Leven won an Academy Award for Best Color Art Direction for his work on "West Side Story" (1961). As an art director, Leven worked on "The Flying Deuces" (1939), "Hello Frisco, Hello" (1943), "Invaders from Mars" (1953), and "Jonathan Livingston Seagull" (1973). His credits as production designer include "Donovan's Brain" (1953), "Anatomy of a Murder" (1959), "The Sound of Music" (1965), "Star!" (1968), "The Andromeda Strain" (1971), "The Last Waltz" (1978), "The Color of Money" (1986), and "Giant" (1956).
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