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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Important Information for Users of the Collection
  • Biography
  • Collection Scope and Content Summary
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Charlton Heston papers
    Date (inclusive): 1941-1992
    Collection number: 173
    Creator: Heston, Charlton
    Extent: 19 linear feet of papers. 3.6 linear feet of photographs.
    Repository: Margaret Herrick Library. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
    Languages: English

    Important Information for Users of the Collection

    Access

    Available by appointment only.

    Publication rights

    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.

    Preferred Citation

    Charlton Heston papers, Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Charlton Heston, 1992-1998

    Biography

    Charlton Heston was an American actor most active in film from 1950 to 2003. He received an Academy Award for best actor for BEN-HUR(1959) and was presented the Academy's 1977 Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award.

    Collection Scope and Content Summary

    The Charlton Heston papers span the years 1941-1992 and encompass 22.6 linear feet. The collection contains production material and scripts, playscripts, theater programs, clippings, correspondence, fanzines, an entire run of the "Charlton Heston Newsletter" (1956-1971), interview transcripts, text of addresses given by Heston as president of the Screen Actors Guild, figure sketches by Heston, a variety of essays written and/or spoken by Heston, scrapbooks, and photographs. The photograph series consists of prints and slides of motion picture production, biography, and subject photographs.

    Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series: 1. Production files, subseries A-B as follows: A. Produced; B. Unproduced; 2. Television files, subseries A-B as follows: A. Produced; B. Unproduced; 3. Stage files; 4. Radio files; 5. Other media files; 6. Subject files, subseries A-B as follows: A. General; B. Books; 7. Scrapbooks; 8. Photographs

    Indexing Terms

    Heston, Charlton , 1923-2008--Archives.
    actors