The Rudy Behlmer papers span the years 1861-2008 (bulk 1935-2005) and encompass 12 linear feet. The
collection consists of Behlmer's research files for numerous books and articles on the history of motion
pictures, and includes scripts, correspondence, clippings, notes, and primary source material related to
film production. The material is arranged by film title and by subject. In the subject files, research
related to books by Behlmer are grouped by the title of the work.
Rudy Behlmer is an American film historian and author. He has written books, including "Memo from
David O. Selznick" and "Inside Warner Bros.," numerous magazine articles, and many essays to accompany
film music recordings. He began his professional career in 1950 in television and worked as a commercial
producer for the advertising firm Leo Burnett U.S.A. in Hollywood from the 1960s through 1980s.
12 linear feet of papers.
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