John Sturges papers

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Descriptive Summary

Title: John Sturges papers
Date (inclusive): 1946-1976
Date (bulk): 1946-1971
Collection number: 134
Creator: Sturges, John
Extent: 4 linear feet of papers.
Repository: Margaret Herrick Library. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Languages: English

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Preferred Citation

John Sturges papers, Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Kathy Sturges, 1993


John Sturges was an American director and producer active from 1932 to 1977. He was nominated by the Academy in the directing category for BAD DAY AT BLACK ROCK (1954).

Collection Scope and Content Summary

The John Sturges papers span the years 1946-1976 (bulk 1946-1971) and encompass 4 linear feet. The collection consists primarily of Sturges's annotated scripts for films he directed, along with some production material, in the form of cast and crew lists, shooting schedules, and miscellaneous notes and memos.


Arranged in the following series: 1. Production files

Indexing Terms

Sturges, John , 1910-1992--Archives.