Richard Fleischer papers

Special Collections
Margaret Herrick Library © 2014

Descriptive Summary

Title: Richard Fleischer papers
Date (inclusive): 1925-2003
Collection number: 1376
Creator: Fleischer, Richard
Extent: 18 linear feet of papers. 1.3 linear feet of photographs.
Repository: Margaret Herrick Library. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Languages: English

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Preferred Citation

Richard Fleischer papers, Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Mrs. Richard Fleischer, 2008


Richard O. Fleischer was an American director active in film from 1946 to 1990. He was the son of animator Max Fleischer. Richard Fleischer received an Academy Award in the documentary feature category for DESIGN FOR DEATH (1947). He authored two books, "Just Tell Me When to Cry," and "Out of the Inkwell."

Collection Scope and Content Summary

The Richard Fleischer papers span the years 1925-2003 and encompass approximately 19.3 linear feet. The collection includes production material and scripts, some correspondence, datebooks, and material related to Fleischer's two books, as well as photographs. The photograph series consists of motion picture production and biography photographs.


Arranged in the following series: 1. Production files, subseries A-B as follows: A. Produced; B. Unproduced; 2. Subject files; 3. Photographs

Indexing Terms

Fleischer, Richard , 1916-2006--Archives.