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Descriptive Summary

Date (inclusive): 1981-1983
Collection number: 27
Creator: Stevens, George
Extent: 3 linear feet of papers.
Repository: Margaret Herrick Library. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Languages: English

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Preferred Citation

GEORGE STEVENS: A FILMMAKER'S JOURNEY collection, Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Acquisition Information

Gift of George Stevens Jr., 1984


GEORGE STEVENS: A FILMMAKER'S JOURNEY (1985) is a feature-length documentary written, produced, and directed by George Stevens Jr. The film tells the story of his father's life through film scenes directed by George Stevens, reminiscences by directors and stars who knew him, and color footage the elder Stevens shot during World War II. George Stevens Jr. is founding director of the American Film Institute (AFI) and was its first chairman. He began his career in film as assistant to his father on SHANE (1953). Stevens Jr. was nominated for an Academy Award for the documentary short subject THE FIVE CITIES OF JUNE (1963).

Collection Scope and Content Summary

The GEORGE STEVENS: A FILMMAKER'S JOURNEY collection spans the years 1954-1983 (bulk 1981-1983) and encompasses 3 linear feet. The collection consists of interview transcripts and cassette tapes of filmed interviews conducted by George Stevens Jr. and Susan Winslow, the film's coproducer and supervising editor, regarding the elder Stevens including conversations with three dozen interviewees. There are also transcripts of interviews and seminars with or about the elder Stevens that were compiled and used for research purposes.


Arranged in the following series: 1. Biography

Indexing Terms

Stevens, George, Jr. , 1932---Archives.
Stevens, George , 1904-1975.
film documentations