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Albert Brenner set plans and production design drawings
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography
  • Arrangement of the Collection
  • Indexing terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Abstract: The collection contains manuscripts, photographs, and artworks. Titles include: BEACHES (1988), CALIFORNIA SUITE (1978), THE HUSTLER (1961), 2010 (1984) and ZANDY'S BRIDE (1974). There are also blueprints from the Paramount Studios backlot in 1991.
    Collector: Brenner, Albert
    Dates: 1970-1999
    Collection number: 417
    Collection Size: 0.1 linear ft. of papers 0.1 linear ft. of photos 390 item(s) of artworks
    Repository: Margaret Herrick Library. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English


    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

    Albert Brenner set plans and production design drawings, Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Albert Brenner, 1998


    Albert Brenner is a production designer and art director. He studied art at The New York School of Industrial Arts. Following graduation he created window displays for New York department stores, served in the Air Force during World War II, and attended the Yale Drama School as a scenic design major. He then taught scenic design, costume design, and technical theater at the University of Kansas City in Missouri. He returned to New York to work in scenic design, which segued into live television, and then motion pictures. He was active in film from the 1960s to 1990s, and his credits include BEACHES, THE GOODBYE GIRL, THE SUNSHINE BOYS, THE TURNING POINT, and 2010. He has five Academy Award nominations for art direction.

    Indexing terms

    Brenner, Albert
    Art direction
    Art directors
    Motion picture setting and scenery
    Production designers