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Description
The Elmo Williams papers span the years 1960-1973 (bulk 1966-1971) and encompass 6.7 linear feet. The collection consists primarily consists of production material and photographs for some of the films Williams worked on while at 20th Century-Fox. The great majority of the material relates to TORA! TORA! TORA! (1970) and consists of treatments, scripts, script notes, correspondence, breakdowns, schedules, clippings, sketches, and a diary relating to this production. The photograph series consists of prints and negatives of motion picture production photographs.
Background
James Elmo Williams is an American executive, producer, director, and film editor. Williams coedited a feature documentary, DESIGN FOR DEATH (1948), which received an Academy Award for best feature documentary; he edited 20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA (1954), for which he received an Academy Award nomination; and he coedited HIGH NOON (1952), for which he received an Academy Award.
Extent
5 linear feet of papers. 1.7 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.