The Jack Hirshberg papers span the years 1953-1980 and encompass 9 linear feet. The collection
consists of files maintained by Hirshberg that contain a combination of clippings, notes, writings,
and/or interview transcripts for hundreds of personalities from Woody Allen to Fred Zinnemann. Hirshberg
also maintained general subject files with his interview transcripts and press material on such diverse
topics as animals and animal trainers (in relation to DOCTOR DOLITTLE), fire, makeup, props, steamboats,
stunts and stunt fliers, and yachts. The more than 160 taped interviews cover numerous films and
Jack Hirshberg was a Canadian-born film publicist whose film career spanned 1940 to 1980. He emigrated
to the United States in 1938. From roughly 1960 to 1973, Hirshberg handled campaigns for two companies,
first Rogers and Cowan, an entertainment public relations and marketing firm, followed by APJAC
Productions, producer Arthur P. Jacobs's company.
9 linear feet of papers.
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