Franchot Tone papers

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Franchot Tone papers
Date (inclusive): 1912-1972
Date (bulk): 1948-1964
Collection number: 1887
Creator: Tone, Franchot
Extent: 14.5 linear feet of papers. 2 linear feet of photographs.
Repository: Margaret Herrick Library. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Languages: English

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Preferred Citation

Franchot Tone papers, Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Pascal Tone, 2015


Franchot Tone was an American stage, film, and television actor active from the 1920s through 1968. He is best known for his Academy-nominated role in MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY (1935). He co-produced THE MAN ON THE EIFFEL TOWER (1950) and UNCLE VANYA (1958). He played the president in the Otto Preminger production of ADVISE & CONSENT (1962).

Collection Scope and Content Summary

The Franchot Tone papers span the years 1912-1972 (bulk 1948-1964) and encompass 16.5 linear feet. The collection contains production files, television files, stage files, correspondence, subject files, financial papers, oversize material, and photographs.


Arranged in the following series: 1. Production files, subseries A-B as follows: A. Produced; B. Unproduced; 2. Television files; 3. Stages files, subseries A-B as follows: A. Produced; B. Unproduced; 4. Correspondence; 5. Subject files; 6. Financial papers; 7. Photographs.

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