The George E. Turner collection spans the years circa 1910-1950 and encompasses 30 linear feet. The
collection consists of Turner's research files on nearly 1,000 individual films, with an emphasis on
genres that include adventure, crime, horror, monsters, and terror. The files contain a wide variety of
materials, often including pressbook items, clippings, ads, programs, and photographs. There is also
title art for JOHNNY DOESN'T LIVE HERE ANYMORE (1944) and production design drawings by David Hall for
KEEPER OF THE FLAME (1943).
George E. Turner was a film historian and author of "The Making of King Kong." He came to Hollywood in
the late 1970s following a near 30-year career as the editorial art director of a daily newspaper in
Texas. In Hollywood he served as the historian for the American Society of Cinematographers and edited
the Society's magazine, "The American Cinematographer." He also found work as a film and television
30 linear feet of papers.
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