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

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Sidney Skolsky papers
    Date (inclusive): 1928-1982
    Collection number: 18
    Creator: Skolsky, Sidney
    Extent: 5 linear feet of papers. 0.5 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

    Sidney Skolsky papers, Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Estelle Skolsky, 1984; Steffi Sidney, 1993

    Biography

    Sidney Skolsky was a gossip columnist active in Hollywood from 1932 to 1982.

    Collection Scope and Content Summary

    The Sidney Skolsky papers span the years 1928-1982 and encompass 5.5 linear feet. The collection consists primarily of material on film personalities utilized by Skolsky in the preparation of his typewriter-written caricatures, known as tintypes. The material often includes a draft tintype prepared by the associated studio's publicity department, correspondence from the department, biographical data, Skolsky's carbon of the tintype, or a transcript of an interview conducted by a studio publicist. Other items include miscellaneous television and radio scripts, some correspondence (mostly photocopies), manuscripts of articles and columns by Skolsky, and scrapbooks containing Skolsky's columns. The photograph series consist of 356 vintage black-and-white photographs. These are group portraits of Sidney Skolsky with various film personalities.

    Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series: 1. Production files, subseries A-B as follows: A. Produced; B. Unproduced; 2. Correspondence; 3. Subject files (Column files); 4. Scrapbooks; 5. Photographs (Biography)

    Indexing Terms

    Skolsky, Sidney , 1905-1983--Archives.
    columnists