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

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Cary Grant papers
    Date (inclusive): 1904-1988
    Date (bulk): 1960s-1980s
    Collection number: 94
    Creator: Grant, Cary
    Extent: 32.3 linear feet of papers. 6.5 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

    Cary Grant papers, Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

    Biography

    Cary Grant, born Archibald Leach, was a British-born actor active in film from 1932 to 1966. After appearing in a number of stage musicals and operettas, he made his way to Hollywood and in 1931 he was signed by Paramount, and the studio changed his name to Cary Grant. Grant was nominated for a best actor Academy Award for PENNY SERENADE (1941) and NONE BUT THE LONELY HEART (1944). He received a 1969 Honorary Award from the Academy.

    Collection Scope and Content Summary

    The Cary Grant papers span the years 1904-1988 (bulk 1960s-1980s) and encompass 38.8 linear feet. The papers consist of scripts; production files, primarily clippings, with some correspondence and production material; financial records; contracts; personal papers; correspondence; awards; periodicals; clippings; disc recordings; sheet music; scrapbooks; artifacts; and photographs. The photograph series consists of 2,681 individual items. There are photographs for around two-thirds of the 73 films in which Grant appeared, as well as personal photographs that document his childhood, his early career in the theater, and his activities in the 1960s.

    Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series: 1. Production files, subseries A-B as follows: A. Produced; B. Unproduced; 2. Stage files, subseries A-B as follows: A. Produced; B. Unproduced; 3. Correspondence files; 4. Subject files; 5. Oversize; 6. Scrapbooks

    Indexing Terms

    Grant, Cary , 1904-1986--Archives
    Actors