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

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Jack Cummings papers
    Date (inclusive): 1910-1989
    Date (bulk): 1930s-1960s
    Collection number: 473
    Creator: Cummings, Jack
    Extent: 14 linear feet of papers.
    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

    Jack Cummings papers, Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Carla Cummings, 2001


    Jack Cummings was a Canadian-born producer active in film from 1934 to 1964. The nephew of Louis B. Mayer, he was associated with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, notably as a producer and director of the studio's short subjects.

    Collection Scope and Content Summary

    The Jack Cummings papers span the years 1910-1989 (bulk 1930s-1960s) and encompass 14 linear feet. The collection consists of production files and scripts, business and personal correspondence, and miscellaneous personal papers, including clippings and photographs.


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

    Indexing Terms

    Cummings, Jack , 1905-1989--Archives.