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

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Toddy Pictures Company collection
    Date (inclusive): 1930-1949
    Date (bulk): 1937-1947
    Collection number: 199
    Creator: Toddy Pictures Company
    Extent: 0.6 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

    Toddy Pictures Company collection, Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Giancarlo Esposito, 1999


    Toddy Pictures Company was an American film production and distribution company specializing in black films. Founded by Ted Toddy (1900-1983) in 1941, the company continued to operate into the 1970s.

    Collection Scope and Content Summary

    The Toddy Pictures Company collection spans the years 1930-1949 (bulk 1937-1947) and encompasses less than one linear foot. The collection consists primarily of dialogue continuity scripts and advertising material for around 40 films and some contracts.


    Arranged in the following series: 1. Production files; 2. Subject files

    Indexing Terms

    Toddy, Ted , 1900-1983.
    Toddy Pictures Company