Samuel Bronston papers

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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

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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.