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Kramer (Stanley) papers
LSC.0161  
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  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Preferred Citation
  • Provenance/Source of Acquisition
  • Processing Information
  • UCLA Catalog Record ID
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content

  • Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
    Title: Stanley Kramer papers
    Identifier/Call Number: LSC.0161
    Physical Description: 195 Linear Feet (316 boxes, 37 cartons, 2 oversize boxes.)
    Date (inclusive): 1945-1984
    Abstract: 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.
    Physical Location: Stored off-site. All requests to access special collections material must be made in advance using the request button located on this page.
    Language of Material: English .

    Conditions Governing Access

    Open for research. All requests to access special collections materials must be made in advance using the request button located on this page.

    Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

    CONTAINS AUDIOVISUAL MATERIALS: This collection contains both processed and unprocessed audiovisual materials. Audiovisual materials are not currently available for access, unless otherwise noted in a Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note at the file level. All requests to access processed materials must be made in advance using the request button located on this page.

    Conditions Governing Use

    Property rights to the physical objects belong to UCLA Library Special Collections. All other rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Stanley Kramer papers (Collection 161). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Stanley Kramer, 1969-84.

    Processing Information

    Collections are processed to a variety of levels depending on the work necessary to make them usable, their perceived user interest and research value, availability of staff and resources, and competing priorities. Library Special Collections provides a standard level of preservation and access for all collections and, when time and resources permit, conducts more intensive processing. These materials have been arranged and described according to national and local standards and best practices.
    Processed by Charlotte Payne; machine-readable finding aid created by Caroline Cubé.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 1973028 

    Biography

    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.

    Scope and Content

    Collection contains production files for Kramer's films. Also includes stills, scripts, audio tapes, ephemera, related correspondence, and memorabilia.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Motion picture producers and directors -- Archives.
    Kramer, Stanley--Archives.