The Charles Brackett papers span the years 1890-1969 (bulk 1934-1962) and encompass approximately 36
linear feet. The collection includes scripts and production material, correspondence, subject files,
diaries, and photographs.
Charles Brackett was an American producer and screenwriter active in film from 1932 to 1962. Prior to
his career in Hollywood, he served in World War I, practiced law, wrote novels, and was a drama critic
for ?he New Yorker.?Brackett started as a staff writer in 1932 at Paramount where he met Billy Wilder.
The two went on to collaborate on a number of films and screenplays, including THE LOST WEEKEND (1945)
and SUNSET BLVD. (1950). Brackett received three Academy Awards in the writing category and a 1957
Honorary Award. He served as president of the Academy from 1949 to 1955.
36 linear feet of papers.
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