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Guide to the Efrain Gutiérrez Papers, 1966-1998
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Access Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Gutiérrez, Efraín. Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1966-1998
    Collection number: M1103
    Creator: Gutiérrez, Efraín
    Extent: 3 linear ft.
    Repository: Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
    Abstract: Scripts and production notes related to feature films and proposed projects. Miscellaneous correspondence. Production and business documents: scripts, shooting notes, promotion, box office receipts, contracts, and legal correspondence. Original posters for all three feature films. Photographs. Clippings include local and grassroots publications that are difficult to find elsewhere. These provide a rare opportunity to study grassroots feature film production and distribution.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Access Restrictions

    None.

    Publication Rights

    Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections.

    Provenance

    Purchased, 1999.

    Preferred Citation:

    Efrain Gutiérrez Papers. M1103. Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Biography

    Efrain Gutierrez is a Chicano filmmaker whose film Don't Bury Me Alive! is the first Chicano-produced feature film. It addressed a number of issues relevant to the Chicano civil rights movement. The film broke the Mexican film industry's monopoly on the Spanish-language theater circuit in the United States. Guiterrez later directed and starred in two other feature films: Amor Chicano es Para Siempre, 1977, and Run, Tecato, Run , 1979.

    Scope and Content

    Collections contains scripts and production notes related to feature films and proposed projects, miscellaneous correspondence, production and business documents such as scripts, shooting notes promotion, box office receipts, contracts, and legal correspondence. Also contains original posters for all three feature films, photographs, clippings from local and grassroots publications. This collection provides a rare opportunity to study grassroots feature film production and distribution.

    Access Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Chicano Arts Theater.
    Mexican American art.
    Mexican Americans.
    Motion pictures.
    Photoprints.
    Mexican-American authors.
    Screenwriters.