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

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Richard Brooks papers
    Date (inclusive): 1950s-1980s
    Collection number: 206
    Creator: Brooks, Richard
    Extent: 105 linear feet of papers. 22 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

    Richard Brooks papers, Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

    Acquisition Information

    Bequest of the Richard Brooks estate 1993-1996; with additions from Tracy Granger, 2000

    Biography

    Richard Brooks was an American director, producer, and screenwriter most active in film from 1942 to 1985. He received an Academy Award for writing the screenplay for ELMER GANTRY (1960). Brooks was nominated for writing the screenplay for BLACKBOARD JUNGLE (1955) and for writing and directing CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF (1958), THE PROFESSIONALS (1966), and IN COLD BLOOD (1967).

    Collection Scope and Content Summary

    The Richard Brooks papers span the years 1950s-1980s and encompass approximately 127 linear feet. The collection contains production files, scripts, correspondence, clippings, a scrapbook, and photographs.

    Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series: 1. Production files, subseries A-B as follows: A. Produced; B. Unproduced; 2. Scrapbooks; 3. Photographs, subseries A-B as follows: A. Motion picture production; B. Subject

    Indexing Terms

    Brooks, Richard , 1912-1992--Archives
    directors
    producers
    screenwriters