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

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Dwight Cleveland collection of posters
    Date (inclusive): 1914-1953
    Date (bulk): 1935-1943
    Collection number: 1660
    Creator: Cleveland, Dwight
    Extent: 1088 posters
    Repository: Margaret Herrick Library. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
    Languages: English

    Important Information for Users of the Collection

    Access

    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

    Dwight Cleveland collection of posters, Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Dwight Cleveland, 2011

    Biography

    Dwight Cleveland is a real-estate developer in Chicago, Illinois. He began collecting posters in 1977 while in high school, inspired by film posters in an art teacher's classroom. After moving to Los Angeles, Cleveland continued to acquire posters from memorabilia dealers in Hollywood.

    Collection Scope and Content Summary

    The Dwight Cleveland collection of posters spans the years 1914-1953 (bulk 1935-1943) and contains more than 1,000 mostly one-sheet posters for films primarily produced in the United States. The collection documents B movies of the studio era and includes examples from Warner Bros., Fox, MGM, Paramount, and RKO. Genres represented document musicals, biblical tales, Westerns, war films, and films dealing with social problems.

    Arrangement

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    Indexing Terms

    Cleveland, Dwight--Archives.
    collectors