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William "Billy" Gordon papers
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  • Collection Scope and Content Summary
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: William "Billy" Gordon papers
    Date (inclusive): 1947-1970
    Collection number: 106
    Creator: Gordon, William "Billy"
    Extent: 5.2 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

    William "Billy" Gordon papers, Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of William L. Gordon, 1979


    William L. Gordon was an American casting director employed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 20th Century-Fox, and Columbia from the 1930s to 1970. After his retirement, he worked as a commissioner for the California Motion Picture Council.

    Collection Scope and Content Summary

    The William "Billy" Gordon papers span the years 1947-1970 and encompass 5.2 linear feet. The collection consists of casting records, including casting suggestions, salary and/or billing summaries, cast lists, cast production budgets, memos regarding casting, and contract information. Other material includes agency client lists, talent lists organized by specialty, contract summaries, and theater reports by Irene Selznick.


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

    Indexing Terms

    Gordon, William "Billy" , d. 1986--Archives.
    casting directors