Peggy Robertson papers

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Peggy Robertson papers
Date (inclusive): 1958-1992
Collection number: 430
Creator: Robertson, Peggy
Extent: 5.4 linear feet of papers.
Repository: Margaret Herrick Library. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Languages: English

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Peggy Robertson papers, Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.


Peggy Robertson was a script supervisor who became director Alfred Hitchcock? personal assistant.

Collection Scope and Content Summary

The Peggy Robertson papers span the years 1958-1992 and encompass approximately 5.4 linear feet. The collection contains scripts, many of which are annotated, and production material for nine films made by Alfred Hitchcock as well his unproduced film THE SHORT NIGHT. The scripts for NORTH BY NORTHWEST and VERTIGO are especially detailed due to Robertson's role as script supervisor on both of these films. There are also book galleys for "Conversations with Picture Directors" featuring oral histories with directors such as Howard Hawks, Alfred Hitchcock, Leo McCarey, and Otto Preminger, among others.


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

Indexing Terms

Robertson, Peggy , 1916-1998--Archives.