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The collection contains production files, often with scripts and copies of storyboards, for more than three dozen films directed by Clint Eastwood, Alfred Hitchcock, and others. FUNNY FARM, TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, and UNFORGIVEN are well represented. Among the unproduced films, of interest are photostats of storyboards for THE LEGEND OF KING KONG, a film in production at Universal in mid-1970s. Other material includes personal files, five scrapbooks, and photographs. The Graphic Arts series contains production design plans and elevations for VERTIGO (1958) and other films, and drawings.
Lloyd Henry “Bummy” Bumstead was born in Ontario, California in 1915. He was remarkably successful in high school, serving as student body president, valedictorian of his class, and captain of his high school football team. He also excelled in his art classes and considered a career as a newspaper cartoonist. His athletic ability earned him a four-year scholarship to the University of Southern California, where he enrolled in the School of Architecture. Unfortunately, he suffered major injuries in his first two years and had to drop out of football and track, but USC honored his scholarship, and Bumstead focused his energy on his architectural studies. He also continued to draw and created an ongoing cartoon for the “Daily Trojan.” In the summer after his sophomore year, future art director and USC School of Architecture alumni Jack Martin Smith, then an assistant to John Harkrider, recruited Bumstead for an internship with Harkrider as a set designer at RKO Radio Pictures. The following summer, Harkrider and Smith were working for Universal Pictures, and they again enlisted Bumstead as a set designer. Universal hoped to hire Bumstead immediately after his summer internship, but he chose to finish his degree instead.
7.5 linear ft. of papers 7 linear ft. of photos 163 item(s) of artworks
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