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Description
The Hal Ashby papers span the years 1940s-1980s (bulk 1960s-1980s) and encompass approximately 81.4 linear feet. The collection contains production records, script and story material, correspondence, books, periodicals, and photographs. The photograph series consists primarily of prints, contact sheets, and slides of motion picture production photographs.
Background
Hal Ashby was an American director active in film from 1970 to 1988 and film editor active from around 1950 to 1969. He received an Academy Award for editing IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT (1967) and was nominated for editing THE RUSSIANS ARE COMING, THE RUSSIANS ARE COMING (1966). Ashby was also nominated for directing COMING HOME (1978).
Extent
74 linear feet of papers. 7.4 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.