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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Important Information for Users of the Collection
  • Biography
  • Collection Scope and Content Summary
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Henry Bumstead papers
    Date (inclusive): 1921-2007
    Collection number: 490
    Creator: Bumstead, Henry
    Extent: 15 linear feet of papers. 7 linear feet of photographs.
    Repository: Margaret Herrick Library. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
    Languages: English

    Important Information for Users of the Collection


    Available by appointment only.

    Publication rights

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the Margaret Herrick Library. Researchers are responsible for obtaining all necessary rights, licenses, or permissions from the appropriate companies or individuals before quoting from or publishing materials obtained from the library.

    Preferred Citation

    Henry Bumstead papers, Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Henry Bumstead, 2001-2003, and Robert G. Bumstead, 2009


    Lloyd Henry Bumstead was an American art director and production designer active in film from 1948 to 1997. After attending the University of Southern California, he began his career in the art departments at RKO and Paramount in the late 1930s. Bumstead's first credit as an art director came in 1948 and he went on to design numerous films, notably for directors Clint Eastwood, George Roy Hill, and Alfred Hitchcock. Bumstead was nominated for an Academy Award in the art direction category for VERTIGO (1958) and UNFORGIVEN (1992) and earned Oscars for TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD (1962) and THE STING (1973).

    Collection Scope and Content Summary

    The Henry Bumstead papers span the years 1921-2007 and encompass 22 linear feet. The collection contains production design plans and elevations for VERTIGO (1958) and other films, drawings, five scrapbooks, and photographs.


    Arranged in the following series: Not arranged in series.

    Indexing Terms

    Bumstead, Henry , 1915-2006--Archives
    art directors