The United Artists Corporation publicity department miscellany spans the years 1956-1969 and
encompasses 2 linear feet. The collection contains publicity files for more than 100 films. The bulk of
the material concerns film premieres and special screenings, with some pressbook elements, exploitation
strategies, and information on press junkets. In addition, there is general publicity material and
interoffice communications. Mike Hutner, John Leo, and Mort Nathanson are among the publicity directors
that generated the material.
The United Artists Corporation was founded in 1919 by Charlie Chaplin, D. W. Griffith, Mary Pickford,
and Douglas Fairbanks as an independent releasing company, initially for the distribution of the
productions of its four co-founders.
2 linear feet of papers.
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