Erich von Stroheim papers

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Erich von Stroheim papers
Date (inclusive): 1933-1993
Date (bulk): 1960-1970s
Collection number: 205
Creator: von Stroheim, Erich
Extent: 10 linear feet of papers. 4.8 linear feet of photographs.
Repository: Margaret Herrick Library. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Languages: English

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Preferred Citation

Erich von Stroheim papers, Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Josef von Stroheim, 1993, with additions from Jacqueline Keener, 2002


Erich von Stroheim was an Austrian-born director, actor, and screenwriter who emigrated to the United States in 1909. He received a nomination from the Academy for actor in a supporting role for SUNSET BLVD. (1950).

Collection Scope and Content Summary

The Erich von Stroheim papers span the years 1933-1983 (bulk 1960s-1970s) and encompass 14.8 linear foot. The collection contains scripts; clippings; correspondence regarding various projects about the life of von Stroheim; miscellany, including advertisements for books about von Stroheim; clippings regarding his son, sound editor Josef von Stroheim; and photostats of handwritten memoirs by his wife, Valerie von Stroheim.


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

Indexing Terms

von Stroheim, Erich , 1885-1957--Archives.