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Motion Picture Society for the Americas records
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Description
The Motion Picture Society for the Americas records span the years 1930-1948 (bulk 1942-1945) and encompasses 17.2 linear feet. The collection contains correspondence; research; story files, primarily consisting of script material, sometimes accompanied by correspondence and research material; and other organizational files.
Background
The Motion Picture Society for the Americas (MPSA) was an organization formed during World War II by the Office of the Coordinator of Inter-American Affairs (OCIAA), a U.S. government agency. The goal was to promote cultural relations and economic collaboration between North and South America. To that end the MPSA encouraged Hollywood film producers to include Latin American themes, locations, music, and talent in their films. The organization was made up of film industry executives at the studios, agencies, and guilds, with producer Walter Wanger serving as president. The MPSA ended its mission in 1946.
Extent
17.2 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.