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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Jean and Dusty Negulesco papers
    Date (inclusive): 1900-1992
    Date (bulk): 1915-1992
    Collection number: 361
    Creator: Negulesco, Jean
    Extent: 64 linear feet of papers. 17.5 linear feet of photographs. 40 posters 1,920 production artworks
    Repository: Margaret Herrick Library. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
    Languages: English

    Important Information for Users of the Collection


    Available by appointment only.

    Publication rights

    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.

    Preferred Citation

    Jean and Dusty Negulesco papers, Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Ruth (Dusty) Anderson Negulesco, 1998


    Jean Negulesco was a Romanian-born painter, stage designer, and director. He immigrated to the United States in 1927, making his way to California, where for a time he earned his living painting portraits. Negulesco was active as a film director from 1944 to 1970. During his retirement he acted in a few French productions. His 1984 autobiography was titled, "Things I Did and Things I Think I Did."

    Collection Scope and Content Summary

    The Jean and Dusty Negulesco papers span the years 1900-1992 (bulk 1915-1992) and encompass approximately 64 linear feet of manuscripts, 17.5 linear feet of photographs, 40 posters, and 1,920 artworks. The collection consists of production material and scripts; scripts collected by Negulesco; correspondence; contracts and agreements; writings, including drafts and manuscripts for his autobiography; artwork, including drawings, sketches, and caricatures by Negulesco; scrapbooks, and photographs. The photographs consisting of 8,359 items, including photographic prints, snapshots, proof sheets, negatives, transparencies, postcards, 35mm color slides, and photograph albums. There are scenes, exhibition, off-camera, premiere, portrait, portrait sketch, and advertising artwork photographs from eighty-three productions, the majority of which Negulesco directed. There are biographical photographs relating to the Negulesco family and to various film personalities. The subject photographs include family, general, parties and balls, portraits, and travel. These include photographs of automobiles, awards, tennis, sailing, croquet, baptisms, nudes, pets, and residences. There are portraits of Negulesco from the 1910s through the 1950s, and photographs that document Negulesco's travels in Europe, the United States, Mexico, Cuba, and Haiti.


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    Indexing Terms

    Negulesco, Jean , 1900-1993--Archives.