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Finding Aid for the Collection of Motion Picture Background Stills, 1950-1960
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Collection of Motion Picture Background Stills
    Date (inclusive): 1950-1960
    Collection number: 1188
    Creator: Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation.
    Extent: 48 boxes (24 linear ft.)
    Abstract: This is a collection of stills from Twentieth Century Fox Studios. The photographs are background stills used in various movies, and for the most part, are unidentified. The collection is arranged under the headings given by the Fox Studio archives.
    Language: Finding aid is written in English.
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary 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.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Twentieth Century-Fox Studios.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Collection of Motion Picture Background Stills (Collection 1188). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4232825 

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of background stills from primarily unidentified motion pictures. Photographs are from various locations and include a variety of subjects including mountains, deserts, structures, and streets. Also includes some negatives, slides, and some identified motion pictures.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.


    Motion pictures --Setting and scenery.
    Motion picture locations.

    Genres and Forms of Material

    Motion picture stills.

    Other Index Terms Related to this Collection

    Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation.