Stanley Kramer (1913-
) was born in New York City. He began working in the film industry in the 1930s as a
researcher, film editor, and writer, eventually working his way up to the position of
associate producer by the early 1940s. Following World War II, he formed an independent
motion picture company and produced modest-budget films. In 1951, he brought his company as
an autonomous unit under the banner of Columbia Pictures. After 1955, Kramer directed and
produced films receiving numerous awards and Academy Award nominations. The collection
contains production files for Kramer's films, stills, scripts, audio tapes, ephemera,
related correspondence, and memorabilia.
Kramer was born on September 23, 1913 in New York City; attended New York University; in
the film industry since the mid-30s as a researcher, film editor, and writer, he worked his
way up to the position of associate producer by the early 1940s; following World War II, he
formed an independent motion picture company, Screen Plays Incorporated, and produced
modest-budget films; in 1951, he brought his company as an autonomous unit under the banner
of Columbia Pictures; in 1954 the arrangement was terminated by mutual consent; after 1955,
Kramer directed and produced films, including: The Pride and the
Passion (1957), On the Beach (1959), It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World (1963); in 1961 he received the Irving
G. Thalberg Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; six of Kramer's
films as a director or producer earned Academy Award nominations: High
Noon (1952), The Caine Mutiny (1954), The Defiant Ones (1958), Judgment at
Nuremberg (1961), Ship of Fools (1965), and Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967); in 1991 he was honored with the
Producers Guild's David O. Selznick Award.
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