The Mitch Tuchman interview transcripts span the years circa 1971-1991 (bulk 1973-1984) and encompass
1.9 linear feet. The collection consists of more than 50 unedited typescripts for interviews conducted by
Tuchman with film personalities, as well as research material compiled by Tuchman. Among those
interviewed are Ray Bradbury, Bruce Conner, Dustin Hoffman, David Lynch, Don Siegel, Steven Spielberg,
Andy Warhol, Cindy Williams and Frederick Wiseman. Most of the interviews were conducted in connection
with a specific film or topic, such as the supposed "reverse blacklist."
Mitch Tuchman is an American author turned lawyer. During the 1970s and 1980s Tuchman's interviews
with film personalities and articles on film appeared in "American Film," "Film Comment," and "Premiere,"
as well as in numerous general interest magazines and newspapers. He served as head of publications at
the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) for a decade and a half, beginning in 1983. Tuchman has
authored books on collectors, American art movements, and American pottery.
1.9 linear feet of papers.
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