Guide to the Efrain Gutiérrez Papers, 1966-1998 M1103

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Dept. of Special Collections & University Archives
Stanford University Libraries.
557 Escondido Mall
Stanford, California, 94305
Repository email: speccollref@stanford.edu
2002


Title: Efraín Gutiérrez Papers
Identifier/Call Number: M1103
Contributing Institution: Dept. of Special Collections & University Archives
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 3.0 Linear feet
Date (inclusive): 1966-1998
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.
creator: Gutiérrez, Efrain

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.

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.

Preferred Citation:

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

Provenance

Purchased, 1999.

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.

Access to Collection

The materials are open for research use. Audio-visual materials are not available in original format, and must be reformatted to a digital use copy.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Chicano Arts Theater.
Mexican American art
Mexican American authors
Mexican Americans
Motion pictures
Photoprints.
Screenwriters.

Box 1, Folder 1

Mud racing activities. Includes Photos. 1983

Box 1, Folder 2

Efforts in support of Chiapas Indians 1994

Box 1, Folder 3

Cinema Guild catalogue 1995

Box 1, Folder 4

Synopsis for lowrider movie. Handwritten, 7 pgs. Undated

Box 1, Folder 5

Story set in 1960 and 1920. Handwritten, 6 pgs. Undated

Box 1, Folder 6

Script and support material for My Beloved Republica 1998

Box 1, Folder 7

Scripts, synopsis and support material for .Republica 1998

Box 1, Folder 8

Scene breakdowns for Run Tecato, Run 1978

Box 1, Folder 9

Contracts for rental of Please, Don't Bury Me Alive! 1976

Box 1, Folder 10

Contracts/loans for Please, Don't Bury Me Alive! 1976

Box 1, Folder 11

Newspaper artwork for three feature films Undated

Box 1, Folder 12

Travel expenses for trip to California 1979

Box 1, Folder 13

Contracts, music rights, post-production invoice, and business correspondence for Run, Tecato, Run 1979

Box 1, Folder 14

Skits and correspondence for Chicano Arts Theater 1973

Box 2, Folder 1

Misc. scenes and notes for Run, Tecato, Run 1976

Box 2, Folder 2

Promotional materials for Please, Don't Bury Me Alive! 1976

Box 2, Folder 3

Documentary synopsis, Zapata Texas late 1970s

Box 2, Folder 4

Spanish-language radio spot and contact information for Please, Don't Bury Me Alive! 1976

Box 2, Folder 5

Legal documents related to distribution contract for Please, Don't Bury Me Alive! with Azteca Films 1976-1979

Box 2, Folder 6

Correspondence with Ernie Brasie, lawyer, re: Please, Don't Bury Me Alive! 1976-1978

Box 2, Folder 7

Correspondence with universities and schools re: Please, Don't Bury Me Alive! 1976-1978

Box 2, Folder 8

Theater bookings and some promotional materials for Please, Don't Bury Me Alive! 1976

Box 2, Folder 9

Theater bookings for Run, Tecato, Run 1980

Box 2, Folder 10

Misc. story notes early 1980s

Box 2, Folder 11

PSI film laboratory lawsuit against Gutierrez 1981

Box 2, Folder 12

Bumper sticker for Amor Chicano Es Para Siempre 1978

Box 2, Folder 13

Correspondence with filmmaker Fred Garcia 1997

Box 2, Folder 14

Misc. correspondence and publicity 1997

Box 2, Folder 15

Three color photocopies of photographs: Run, Tecato, Run, La Onda Chicana, and group shot with Gutierrez late 1970s

Box 2, Folder 16

Two issues of Candilejas featuring Gutierrez 1976 & 1997

Box 2, Folder 17

Appearance bond for Gutierrez from S.A. 1978

Box 2, Folder 18

Documents related to father's death 1997

Box 2, Folder 19

Misc. college documents and records Undated

Box 2, Folder 20

Booklet for 30th high school reunion 1996

Box 3, Folder 1

Documents related to placement of films in the UCLA Film and Television Archive 1997

Box 3, Folder 2

Actor's photo 1972

Box 3, Folder 3

Cash receipts for expenses 6/1975-2/1976

Box 3, Folder 4

First play written by Gutierrez early 1970s

Box 3, Folder 5

Puppet show for Chicano Arts Theater early 1970s

Box 3, Folder 6

Play written by Sabino Garza early 1970s

Box 3, Folder 7

C.A.F.E. business cards Undated

Box 3, Folder 8

Stills for Run, Tecato, Run 1979

Box 3, Folder 9

Chicano Arts Theater 1971-1976

Box 3, Folder 10

Misc. personal photos Undated

Box 3, Folder 11

Misc. documents Undated

Box 3, Folder 12

Low Rider - budget and synopsis Undated

Box 3, Folder 13

Chon Noriega - correspondence 1997

Box 3, Folder 14

Term paper on Islam 1986

Box 3, Folder 15

High school diploma 1966

Box 3, Folder 16

The Way Back, autobiography of Jesse Galvan, Jr. 1992

Box 4, Folder 1

Real estate lien note for C.A.F.E. 1997

Box 4, Folder 2

1979

Box 4, Folder 3

Legal correspondence for Please, Don't Bury Me Alive! 1977-1978

Box 4, Folder 4

Box office receipts for Please, Don't Bury Me Alive! 1976

Box 4, Folder 5

Exhibition agreements for Run, Tecato, Run 1979

Box 4, Folder 6

Dance audio mix notes Undated

Box 4, Folder 7

Dance editing notes Undated

Box 5, Folders 1-6

Movie posters and newspaper articles