Kit Parker collection

Special Collections
Margaret Herrick Library © 2014

Descriptive Summary

Title: Kit Parker collection
Date (inclusive): 1925-2007
Date (bulk): 1940s-1950s
Collection number: 553
Creator: Parker, Kit
Extent: 14.8 linear feet of papers.
Repository: Margaret Herrick Library. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Languages: English

Important Information for Users of the Collection


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Preferred Citation

Kit Parker collection, Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Kit Parker, 2005-2013


Kit Parker is an American film distributor. He formed Kit Parker Films in 1971 for the distribution of 1940s and 1950s motion pictures to theaters and non-theatrical users. The distribution arm of the company was phased out in 2000.

Collection Scope and Content Summary

The Kit Parker collection spans the years 1925-2007 (bulk 1940s-1950s) and encompasses 14.8 linear feet. The collection consists of original source material gathered by Kit Parker for Kit Parker Films, including scripts, contracts, music cue sheets, and photographs for films that were originally produced or distributed primarily by Lippert Productions, Screen Guild Productions, or Tele-Pictures, Inc.


Arranged in the following series: 1. Production files; 2. Television files; 3. Subject files; 4. Oversize files

Indexing Terms

Parker, Kit--Archives.