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Description
The William Friedkin papers span the years 1959-1997 (bulk 1970s-1990s) and encompass 100 linear feet and 234 artworks. The collection contains production files, television files, stage files, story files, correspondence, subject files, legal papers, books, oversize material, scrapbooks, artifacts, set working drawings, production design drawings, location research, and photographs. The photograph series consists of prints and negatives of motion picture production photographs.
Background
William Friedkin is an American director, screenwriter, and producer active in film since 1967. He was nominated for directing THE EXORCIST (1973) and received an Academy Award for directing THE FRENCH CONNECTION (1971).
Extent
87 linear feet of papers. 13 linear feet of photographs. 234 artworks
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.