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

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Samuel Bronston papers
    Date (inclusive): 1942-2004
    Date (bulk): 1960s-1980s
    Collection number: 1370
    Creator: Bronston, Samuel
    Extent: 4.3 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

    Samuel Bronston papers, Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of William Bronston, 2008


    Samuel Bronston was a Russian-born producer most active in film from 1943 to 1964. He worked as an independent producer through his company Samuel Bronston Productions.

    Collection Scope and Content Summary

    The Samuel Bronston papers span the years 1942-2004 (bulk 1960s-1980s) and encompass 4.3 linear feet. The collection includes scripts, clippings, and correspondence for a handful of films as well as script material for three unproduced films. There are alse photographs and posters in the collection.


    Arranged in the following series: 1. Production files, subseries A-B as follows: A. Produced; B. Unproduced; 2. Subject files.

    Indexing Terms

    Bronston, Samuel , 1908-1994--Archives.