Gene Allen papers
Margaret Herrick Library © 2013
Title: Gene Allen papers
Date (inclusive): circa 1930s-1990s
Collection number: 1466
Creator: Allen, Gene
Extent: 20 linear feet of papers.
Repository: Margaret Herrick Library. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
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Gene Allen papers, Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Gift of Gene Allen, 2009
Eugene Allen is an American production designer and art director most active in film during the 1950s and 1960s. He is executive director emeritus of the Art Directors Guild. Allen served on the Academy Board of Governors throughout the 1970s and 1980s, and was president from 1983 to 1985. He was nominated three times in the art direction category and received an Academy Award for MY FAIR LADY (1964).
The Gene Allen papers span the years circa 1930s-1990s and encompass circa 20 linear feet. The collection contains production drawings, storyboards with detailed shooting instructions, correspondence, and photographs. Allen's term as Academy President is covered, as well as his 27 years as executive director of the Art Directors Guild. There is extensive documentation of his unique working relationship with director George Cukor, which began with A STAR IS BORN (1954) and reached its high point with MY FAIR LADY.
Arranged in the following series: Not arranged in series.
Allen, Gene , 1918---Archives.