Martin Ritt papers

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Martin Ritt papers
Date (inclusive): 1938-1990
Date (bulk): 1957-1990
Collection number: 9
Creator: Ritt, Martin
Extent: 24.5 linear feet of papers. 5.3 linear feet of photographs.
Repository: Margaret Herrick Library. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Languages: English

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Preferred Citation

Martin Ritt papers, Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Martin Ritt, 1989; with additions from Adele Ritt, 1992-1993


Martin Ritt was an American director active in film from 1957 to 1990. He was nominated by the Academy for directing HUD (1963).

Collection Scope and Content Summary

The Martin Ritt papers span the years 1938-1990 (bulk 1957-1990) and encompass 29.8 linear feet. The collection includes scripts, production material, contracts, clippings, personal and professional correspondence, scrapbooks, and photographs. One scrapbook covers Ritt's theater career, while a second contains foreign publicity for THE FRONT (1976). The photograph series consist of motion picture production photographs.


Arranged in the following series: 1. Production files, subseries A-B as follows: A. Produced; B. Unproduced; 2. Television files, subseries A-B as follows: A. Produced; B. Unproduced; 3. Stage files; 4. Correspondence; 5. Subject files, subseries A-B as follows: A. General; B. Periodicals; 6. Photographs

Indexing Terms

Ritt, Martin , 1914-1990--Archives