Jump to Content

Collection Guide
Collection Title:
Collection Number:
Get Items:
William Shanks collection of scripts
133  
View entire collection guide What's This?
PDF (52.08 Kb) HTML
Search this collection
Collection Details
 
Table of contents What's This?
  • Descriptive Summary
  • Important Information for Users of the Collection
  • Biography
  • Collection Scope and Content Summary
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: William Shanks collection of scripts
    Date (inclusive): 1949-1958
    Collection number: 133
    Creator: Shanks, William
    Extent: 1.3 linear feet of papers.
    Repository: Margaret Herrick Library. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
    Languages: English

    Important Information for Users of the Collection

    Access

    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

    William Shanks collection of scripts, Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired: 1987

    Biography

    William Blaine Shanks was an American script supervisor and an assistant director active in film from around 1949 to 1962.

    Collection Scope and Content Summary

    The William Shanks collection of scripts spans the years 1949-1958 and encompasses 1.3 linear feet. The collection consists of scripts for four Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer productions: KING SOLOMON'S MINES (1950), SOME CAME RUNNING (1958), THE TEAHOUSE OF THE AUGUST MOON (1956), and VALLEY OF THE KINGS (1954). All the scripts are heavily annotated, and in addition there is a variety of production material for the first two films listed, including cast sheets, memos, schedules, and wardrobe plots. Helen Shanks was the secretary to the producer on SOME CAME RUNNING.

    Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series: 1. Production files.

    Indexing Terms

    Shanks, William , 1923-1993--Archives.
    assistant directors