The Gene Allen papers span the years 1906-2008 (bulk 1955-1985) and encompass 13 linear feet and 1,642
artworks. The collection contains scripts, correspondence, clippings, set materials, as well as legal
documents, publicity materials, research photographs, storyboards and production design drawings. Allen's
term as Academy president is covered, as well as his 27 years as executive director of the Art Directors
Guild. There is extensive documentation of his unique working relationship with director George Cukor,
which began with A STAR IS BORN (1954) and reached its high point with MY FAIR LADY.
Eugene Allen was an American production designer and art director most active in film during the 1950s
and 1960s. He was executive director emeritus of the Art Directors Guild. Allen served on the Academy
Board of Governors throughout the 1970s and 1980s, and was president from 1983 to 1985. He was nominated
three times in the art direction category and received an Academy Award for MY FAIR LADY (1964).
13 linear feet of papers.
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