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Description
The Hal Pereira Film Sketches Collection consists chiefly of the film sketches that art director and designer Hal Periera created for Hollywood films in the 1950s and 1960s.
Background
Hal Pereira (1905-1983) was a notable art director for Hollywood films from the 1940s through the 1960s. Born in Chicago, Pereira started out in theater design in that same city before moving to Los Angeles and working for Paramount Studios as a unit art director. In 1944 he was art designer for the great film noir "Double Indemnity." By 1950, he was supervising art director for the studio, working on such films as the classic Western "Shane" and "The Greatest Show on Earth," which won the Oscar for Best Picture. In 1955 Pereira won the Oscar for best art direction for a black and white film for "The Rose Tattoo." In addition, he was the art director on almost all of the important Alfred Hitchcock films of the 1950s.
Extent
23 archival document boxes (9.6 linear feet)
Restrictions
Materials in the Department of Archives and Special Collections may be subject to copyright. Unless explicitly stated otherwise, Loyola Marymount University does not claim ownership of the copyright of any materials in its collections. The user or publisher must secure permission to publish from the copyright owner. Loyola Marymount University does not assume any responsibility for infringement of copyright or of publication rights held by the original author or artists or his/her heirs, assigns, or executors.
Availability
Collection is open to research under the terms of use of the Department of Archives and Special Collections, Loyola Marymount University.