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Description
The Lewis Milestone papers span the years 1926-1978 (bulk 1930s-1963) and encompass 9 linear feet. The collection contains production files (scripts and some production material); correspondence; contracts; membership certificates; an incomplete portion of Milestone's autobiography supplemented by material he gathered for that project; and scrapbooks.
Background
Lewis Milestone was a Russian-born director and producer whose film career spanned 1921 to 1965. He emigrated to the United States in 1913. OF MICE AND MEN (1939), LES MISERABLES (1952), and MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY (1962) are among his film credits. Milestone received Academy Awards for directing ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT (1930) and TWO ARABIAN KNIGHTS (1927), and was nominated for directing THE FRONT PAGE (1931).
Extent
9 linear feet of papers. 1 linear feet of photographs.
Restrictions
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.
Availability
Available by appointment only.