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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Roger McDonald papers
    Date (inclusive): 1933-1960
    Collection number: 363
    Creator: McDonald, Roger
    Extent: 6.25 linear feet of papers. 309 artworks.
    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

    Roger McDonald papers, Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Anne Pearce Sherman, 1995-1996, with additions from John Alan Sherman, 2007


    Roger McDonald (1905-1960) was an illustrator whose uncredited work appears in GONE WITH THE WIND (1939) and REBECCA (1940). He began his career in 1938 working for Selznick Pictures and went on to work for British producer Alexander Korda, Samuel Goldwyn, R. K. O. and Universal. In 1943 he went to work at 20th Century Fox. As a member of the executive board of the Screen Set Designers, Illustrators and Decorators, he played a leadership role in the Hollywood Studio Strike of 1945-1946.

    Collection Scope and Content Summary

    The Roger McDonald papers span the years 1933-1960 and encompass approximately 6.25 linear feet of manuscripts and 309 artworks. The collection consists of material relating to his career as a story illustrator and the 1945-1946 labor strike. Titles represented include GONE WITH THE WIND (1939), FLESH AND FANTASY (1943), LADIES COURAGEOUS (1944), A TREE GROWS IN BROOKLYN (1945), SALT TO THE DEVIL (1949), and WALKING MY BABY BACK HOME (1953).


    Arranged in the following series: 1. Graphic Arts.

    Indexing Terms

    McDonald, Roger--Archives.
    set decorators