Ray Milland papers

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Ray Milland papers
Date (inclusive): 1928-1984
Date (bulk): 1940s
Collection number: 32
Creator: Milland, Ray
Extent: 3.7 linear feet of papers. 1 linear feet of photographs.
Repository: Margaret Herrick Library. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Languages: English

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Preferred Citation

Ray Milland papers, Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Mrs. Mal Milland, 1986


Ray Milland was a Welsh-born actor and director. He arrived in Hollywood in 1930, after a brief stint in British films. Best known as a romantic leading man during the 1940s and 1950s, Milland? American acting career spanned five decades from the 1930s through 1970s. He directed a handful of films during the 1950s and 1960s. Milland received an Academy Award in the best actor category for THE LOST WEEKEND (1945).

Collection Scope and Content Summary

The Ray Milland papers span the years 1928-1984 (bulk 1940s) and encompass 4.7 linear feet. The collection contains three scrapbooks, including one from 1946 with congratulatory letters and telegrams and photographs regarding his Academy Award for THE LOST WEEKEND; several award certificates related to that film; articles written by Milland in the 1960s for ?range County Illustrated? a smattering of material collected by Milland during his retirement; photographs related to Milland's military service during World War II; two photograph albums documenting trips to Sweden and Italy; and a bound volume of photographs from THIS IS YOUR LIFE?AY MILLAND (1975).


Arranged in the following series: Not arranged in series.

Indexing Terms

Milland, Ray , 1907-1986--Archives.