Elmo Williams papers
Margaret Herrick Library © 2013
Title: Elmo Williams papers
Date (inclusive): 1960-1973
Date (bulk): 1966-1971
Collection number: 120
Creator: Williams, Elmo
Extent: 5 linear feet of papers. 1.7 linear feet of photographs.
Repository: Margaret Herrick Library. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
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Elmo Williams papers, Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Gift of Elmo Williams, 1980-1991
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.
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.
Arranged in the following series: 1. Production files; 2. Television files; 3. Books; 4. Scrapbooks; 5. Photographs
Williams, Elmo , 1913---Archives