DeWitt Bodeen papers

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Descriptive Summary

Title: DeWitt Bodeen papers
Date (inclusive): 1946-1984
Collection number: 240
Creator: Bodeen, DeWitt
Extent: 7 linear feet of papers.
Repository: Margaret Herrick Library. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Languages: English

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Preferred Citation

DeWitt Bodeen papers, Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Karen E. Bodeen, 1988, and James Morgan Watters, 2007


DeWitt Bodeen was an American screenwriter and film historian. His career as a screenwriter spanned the 1940s to early 1960s. He also wrote books and articles on film history and personalities.

Collection Scope and Content Summary

The DeWitt Bodeen papers span the years 1946-1984 and encompass 7 linear feet. The collection consists of scripts, mostly unproduced; playscripts; clippings; correspondence; books; periodicals; and photographs.


Arranged in the following series: Not arranged in series.

Indexing Terms

Bodeen, DeWitt , 1908-1988--Archives.