Hollywood Coordinating Committee records

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Hollywood Coordinating Committee records
Date (inclusive): 1941-1957
Date (bulk): 1947-1955
Collection number: 266
Creator: Hollywood Coordinating Committee
Extent: 2 linear feet of papers.
Repository: Margaret Herrick Library. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Languages: English

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Preferred Citation

Hollywood Coordinating Committee records, Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Acquisition Information

Gift of the Motion Picture Association of America, 1992


The Hollywood Coordinating Committee was a service organization most active in the 1940s and 1950s. Formed as the Hollywood Victory Committee in 1941, the organization made arrangements for Hollywood personalities to attend bond drives, entertain at USO-Camp Shows, and perform other morale-boosting activities. At the conclusion of World War II, it changed its name to the Hollywood Coordinating Committee and shifted focus to charitable events. Actor George Murphy served as president.

Collection Scope and Content Summary

The Hollywood Coordinating Committee records span the years 1941-1957 (bulk 1947-1955) and encompass 2 linear feet. The collection consists of miscellaneous organizational files, including reports of regular and charitable activities, general correspondence, and publicity. There are also four rolls of microfilm with records for USO-Camp Shows, covering from 1941 to 1957.


Arranged in the following series: 1. Subject files.

Indexing Terms

Hollywood Coordinating Committee
organization records