Toddy Pictures Company collection

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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

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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