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Description
The Charles Palmer papers span the years 1941-1952 and encompass 1.8 linear feet. The collection consists primarily of script materials for Palmer's feature films and radio programs. There is a small amount of correspondence.
Background
Charles A. "Cap" Palmer was an American screenwriter and producer of business-sponsored documentary films. He joined Walt Disney Pictures in 1943 and over the next five years was a major contributor to the early story development of ALICE IN WONDERLAND and LADY AND THE TRAMP (ultimately released in 1951 and 1955, respectively). In the late 1940s and early 1950s, Palmer wrote for Louis deRochemont, Jesse L. Lasky, and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM). Palmer collaborated with Dore Schary on the book "Case History of a Movie," about the production of the film THE NEXT VOICE YOU HEAR... (1950). Palmer formed Parthenon Pictures, a major producer of business-sponsored documentary films, in 1954.
Extent
1.8 linear feet of papers.
Restrictions
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.
Availability
Available by appointment only.