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George Jenkins papers, 1946-1984.
PASC 139  
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  • Title: George Jenkins papers
    Collection number: PASC 139
    Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 24.0 linear ft. (48 boxes and 47 oversize folders)
    Date (inclusive): 1946-1984
    Language of Materials: Materials are in English.
    Physical Location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

    Restrictions on Access

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

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UC Regents. 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.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], George Jenkins Papers (Collection PASC 139). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.


    George Clarke Jenkins was born in Baltimore, MD, Nov. 19, ca. 1908-11 (sources vary); studied architecture, Univ. of PA, 1929-31; interior and industrial designer (1934-35); asst. to stage designer Jo Mielziner (1937-41); first Broadway play as stage designer for "Early To Bed" (1943); first film as art director for "Best Years of Our Lives," (1946); art director in charge of experimental color programming at CBS (1953-54); taught motion picture design, UC Los Angeles, 1985-89; Academy Award for "All the President's Men," 1976.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of materials related to the professional career of production designer and art director George Jenkins. Includes research material, sketches, and floor plans. Research materials consist of location photographs, scripts, schedules, notes, color samples, and budget records. Sketches include original drawings in pencil, charcoal, and watercolor of scenes and sets. Floor plans include blueprints of stage sets built for film or television productions, or map out existing buildings including furniture details, elevations, and continuity sketches. Includes materials for productions such as "1776" (1972), "All the President's Men" (1976), "Best Years of Our Lives" (1946), "Funny Lady" (1975), "Music with Mary Martin" (TV, 1959), and "The New Revue" (TV, 1953-54).


    Collection arranged by production title.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4233214 

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Jenkins, George--Archives.
    Motion picture art directors--United States--Archives.