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

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Hollywood Museum collection
    Date (inclusive): 1899-1970
    Date (bulk): 1910s-1950s
    Collection number: 228
    Creator: Hollywood Museum
    Extent: 71 linear feet of papers. 76 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

    Hollywood Museum collection, Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

    Acquisition Information

    On loan from the City of Los Angeles, 1981

    Biography

    The Hollywood Motion Picture and Television Museum, commonly known as the Hollywood Museum, was planned from 1960 to 1965 but was never built. In the 1980s the research material was distributed among the American Film Institute, the University of Southern California, the University of California at Los Angeles, and the Academy.

    Collection Scope and Content Summary

    The Hollywood Museum collection spans the years 1899-1970 (bulk 1910s-1950s) and encompasses 147 linear feet. The collection contains a wide variety of material donated to the Hollywood Museum between 1960 and 1967, including clippings, scrapbooks, photograph albums, programs, casting directories, catalogs, books, magazines, and scripts. In addition, there is a small amount of correspondence, lobby cards, posters, costume design drawings, artifacts, and sheet music. Those individuals represented by more extensive papers include technical director Rudolph Bylek, writer Myrtle Gebhart, producer David Horsley, and producer Jesse L. Lasky. There are 150 scrapbooks, including those of director Herbert Brenon, Rudolph Bylek, Myrtle Gebhart, director Henry King, producer Carl Laemmle Sr., producer Carl Laemmle Jr., Jesse L. Lasky, actor Robert Emmett O'Connor, director Sidney Olcott, and actor Charles Ray. There are more than 60 photograph albums, including those of producer Fred Balshofer, actor James Carewe, cinematographer Philip duBois, actor Boyd Irwin, makeup artist Harry Ross, actor Tom Santschi, and actress Evelyn Selbie. The photograph series consists of more than 60,000 photographs.

    Arrangement

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

    Indexing Terms

    Hollywood Museum
    organization records