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  • Collection Scope and Content Summary
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Henry S. Noerdlinger papers
    Date (inclusive): 1945-1960
    Date (bulk): 1950s
    Collection number: 53
    Creator: Noerdlinger, Henry S.
    Extent: 1.3 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

    Henry S. Noerdlinger papers, Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Mrs. Henry Noerdlinger, 1987-1988


    Henry S. Noerdlinger was a Swiss-born film researcher and historian. Noerdlinger left the MGM Research Department in 1945 to work for Cecil B. DeMille. During his tenure on DeMille's staff, he did research for SAMSON AND DELILAH (1949), THE TEN COMMANDMENTS (1956), and other DeMille films. After DeMille's death, Noerdlinger completed a documentary film and later became head of the West Coast office of the National Education Association.

    Collection Scope and Content Summary

    The Henry S. Noerdlinger papers span the years 1945-1960 (bulk 1950s) and encompass 1.3 linear feet. The collection contains research and correspondence for THE TEN COMMANDMENTS (1956) and a small amount of research material for SAMSON AND DELILAH (1949). The collection also contains audiotapes of talks and panel discussions relating to Noerdlinger's research for THE TEN COMMANDMENTS, a research handbook for an unproduced film, and scripts for a documentary made by Noerdlinger.


    Arranged in the following series: 1. Production files, subseries A-B as follows: A. Produced; B. Unproduced; 2. Subject files; 3. Scrapbooks

    Indexing Terms

    Noerdlinger, Henry S. , 1905-1985--Archives.