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Finding Aid for the Collection of Motion Picture Background Stills, 1950-1960
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Box 1

Book #1 - Aeronautics, Bridges.

Box 1, Folder 1

Exterior airport building.

Box 1, Folder 2

Exterior airport.

Box 1, Folder 3

Exterior hangar.

Box 1, Folder 4

Interior hangar.

Box 1, Folder 5

Planes.

Box 1, Folder 6

Amusements.

Box 1, Folder 7

Birds.

Box 1, Folder 8

Beach.

Box 1, Folder 9

Buildings under construction.

Box 1, Folder 10

Exterior camp - Tent.

Box 1, Folder 11

Camps (Trailer)

Box 1, Folder 12

Exterior camp - W.U. wagons.

Box 2

Book #2.

Box 2, Folder 1

Cemetery.

Box 2, Folder 2

Estates.

Box 2, Folder 3

Garden furniture.

Box 2, Folder 4

Garden walls.

Box 2, Folder 5

Gates and driveways.

Box 3

Book #2A - Farms.

Box 3, Folder 1

Farms.

Box 3, Folder 2

Costa Rica coffee plantation.

Box 3, Folder 3

England.

Box 3, Folder 4

Mexico.

Box 3, Folder 5

Farm fences.

Box 3, Folder 6

Fields.

Box 5

Book #4 - Miscellaneous, Races.

Box 5, Folder 1

Industries.

Box 5, Folder 2

Miscellaneous; Parks.

Box 5, Folder 3

Races - Auto tracks.

Box 5, Folder 4

Horse racing; Exterior stables; Interior stables.

Box 5

Book #5 - Railroads, Roads.

Box 5, Folder 5

Railroads - Engines; Freight cars; Passenger trains.

Box 5, Folder 6

Exterior railroad station; Interior railroad station; Interior subway car; Exterior railroad tracks.

Box 5, Folder 7

Roads.

Box 6

Book #6 - Schools.

Box 6, Folder 1

Mines; Schools - Athletic field; Exterior school.

Box 6, Folder 2

Exterior school.

Box 6, Folder 3

Exterior school; Miscellaneous - Docks and ships.

Box 6, Folder 4

Docks, Norfolk, Va.; Docks, San Francisco; Naval ship, interior and exterior; Ship interiors "Titanic"; Cartoons.

Box 7

Book #7 - Skyline Roof Tops.

Box 7, Folder 1

Atlanta, Georgia; Rooftops - General; Rooftops - Small town; Belguim (Brussels); Beverly Hills; Boston; Buenos Aires; Chicago.

Box 7, Folder 2

Costa Rica; France.

Box 7, Folder 3

France.

Box 7, Folder 4

Germany; Havana; Hollywood.

Box 7, Folder 5

Italy; London.

Box 7, Folder 6

Los Angeles; Mandalay, Mexico; New Haven, Connecticut; Quebec.

Box 8

Book #7A.

Box 8, Folder 1

Hong Kong; Japan; Rome.

Box 8, Folder 2

Sacramento; Salt Lake City; Sandakan; San Francisco.

Box 8, Folder 3

Trenton, N.J.; Trieste; Ankara, Turkey; Washington, D.C.

Box 8, Folder 4

Washington, D.C.

Box 8, Folder 5

Parks in Washington, D.C.

Box 9

Book #8 - Sports, Vehicles.

Box 9, Folder 1

Ballpark; Bowling alley.

Box 9, Folder 2

Football; Golf courses; Tennis courts.

Box 9, Folder 3

Telephone wires and poles, Towns; Vehicles - Autos, trucks, etc.

Box 9

Book #9 - Water.

Box 9, Folder 4

Water - Bay; Lakes.

Box 9, Folder 5

Stream.

Box 10

Book #10.

Box 10, Folder 1

Apartments - 2nd floor level; apartments, backs and side views.

Box 10, Folder 2

Apartments, shooting up; Apartments, ground floor set-up; Garage apartments; Bank interior; Exterior barracks; Blacksmith shop.

Box 10

Book #10A.

Box 10, Folder 3

Cabins; Cabins - Mountains.

Box 10, Folder 4

Cabins - Southern sets; Church exterior; Church interior; Clubhouse golfcourse; Bungalow court; Doorway.

Box 11

Book #10B.

Box 11, Folder 1

Barn interiors; Close-ups - farm buildings.

Box 11, Folder 2

Medium shot - farm buildings; Homes - farm houses

Box 11, Folder 3

Long shot - farm houses; Garage; Gas stations; Hacienda.

Box 12

Book #10C.

Box 12, Folder 1

Residential backyards.

Box 12, Folder 2

Residential backyards; Residential front yards.

Box 12, Folder 3

Residential front yards.

Box 12

Book #10D.

Box 12, Folder 4

African homes; Homes - Argentina; Homes - Mexican.

Box 12, Folder 5

Homes - Mexican; Philippines; Unidentified homes.

Box 13

Book #10E.

Box 13, Folder 1

Hospital interior and exterior; ExtArior hotels with grounds.

Box 13, Folder 2

Motels; Office exterior; Office interior.

Box 13, Folder 3

Prison; Public [Libraries]

Box 13, Folder 4

Store interiors; Saloon; Store windows; Theater backstage; Warm Springs Foundation, Georgia.

Box 14

Book #11.

Box 14

Book #11A - Clouds.

Box 15

Book #11B - Clouds.

Box 16

Book #12 - Desert.

Box 16, Folder 1

Desert buildings; Cactus.

Box 16, Folder 2

Cactus.

Box 16, Folder 3

Cactus; Death Valley; Desert fences.

Box 16, Folder 4

Desert fences; Exterior desert mine.

Box 17

Book #12A - Desert Mountains.

Box 18

Book #12B - Desert.

Box 18, Folder 1

Desert mountains and rocks.

Box 18, Folder 2

Desert mountains and rocks.

Box 18, Folder 3

Desert mountains and rocks.

Box 18, Folder 4

Desert rocks.

Box 18, Folder 5

Desert rocks.

Box 19

Book #12C - Desert Mountains and Trees.

Box 20

Book #12D - Desert.

Box 20, Folder 1

Palm Canyon; Desert roads.

Box 20, Folder 2

Desert ruins; Desert sand dunes.

Box 20, Folder 3

Desert sand dunes.

Box 20, Folder 4

Palm trees in desert; Desert - Joshua trees.

Box 21

Book #13 - Mountain Tops.

Box 21, Folder 1

Barren mountain tops.

Box 21, Folder 2

Close barren mountains.

Box 21, Folder 3

Low rolling mountains.

Box 21, Folder 4

Low rolling mountains.

Box 22

Book #13A - Mountains.

Box 22, Folder 1

Mountains and trees - shrub covered.

Box 22, Folder 2

Mountains - Shrub covered.

Box 22, Folder 3

Mountains - Shrub covered.

Box 22, Folder 4

Mountains - Some snow.

Box 22, Folder 5

Mountain tops - Snow.

Box 23

Book #14(?)

Box 23, Folder 1

New York buildings - day.

Box 23, Folder 2

New York buildings - day.

Box 23, Folder 3

New York buildings - day.

Box 23, Folder 4

New York buildings - night.

Box 24

Book #14A - New York.

Box 24, Folder 1

New York buildings - from park, day.

Box 24, Folder 2

New York buildings - from park, night; Day (snow) Central Park, etc; New York: buildings from park - night, snow.

Box 24, Folder 3

Art gallery; Back yards and patios; New York bridges.

Boxes 24-25

Book #14B - New York.

Box 24, Folder 4

New York - New York State in winter; Brownstones, etc.

Box 25, Folder 1

New York City homes; Exterior churches; Interior churches; Grand Central Station - interior and exterior.

Box 25, Folder 2

Hospital interior and exterior; Streets - Lower Eastside; Exterior Grant's Tomb; Exterior police precinct, New York City; Exterior Eastside, New York City.

Box 25, Folder 3

Restaurants interior and exterior; Sidewald cafe, European; Rockefeller Center.

Box 25, Folder 4

Subway kiosk; New York World's Fair; interior office building; Exterior Washington Square.

Box 26

Book #15.

Box 26, Folder 1

Airport; Bridges, New York; Buildings; Clouds.

Box 26, Folder 2

Desert; Foreign [miscellaneous]; Mountains.

Box 26, Folder 3

Niagara Falls location; Public buildings; Railroad; Rocks.

Box 26, Folder 4

Snow; Skylines; Trees, shrubs, bushes; Tents.

Box 27

Book #16 - Movie Sets.

Box 27, Folder 1

Adano Square bakery set; Anna and the King of Siam - Cromwell sets.

Box 27, Folder 2

Anna and the King of Siam - Cromwell sets  (Neg. #A478)

Box 27, Folder 3

Bernadette Convent garden set; Bernadette French street set.

Box 27, Folder 4

Bernadette French street set; Bernadette grotto set on golf course.

Box 28

Book #16A.

Box 28, Folder 1

Missouri location; Exterior moor - Scotland; New mission set.

Box 28, Folder 2

New Mexico location - set of Two Flags West (Neg. #A596); Niagara (Hathaway Neg. #x1678); Outpost camp from Manila Calling.

Box 28, Folder 3

The Robe - set; Studio buildings; Sunday Dinner for Soldier - set.

Box 28, Folder 4

Tonight We Sing (Neg. #A675); Tropical sets - Camp Pendleton, etc.; Exterior village - Welsh.

Box 28, Folder 5

West Point - set at Sherwood Forrest; Wickiup (huts).

Box 29

Book #16B.

Box 29, Folder 1

My Cousin Rachel.  (Neg. #A684)

Box 29, Folder 2

My Cousin Rachel.  (Neg. #A864)

Box 29, Folder 3

English - Escape.  (Neg. #A533)

Box 29, Folder 3

King Khyber Rifles - Lone Pine set.  (H. King, Neg. #A714)

Boxes 29-30

Book #16C.

Box 29, Folder 4

Scotland; Miscellaneous exterior sets.

Box 30, Folder 1

Miscellaneous interior sets.

Box 30, Folder 2

Miscellaneous interior sets.

Box 30, Folder 3

Miscellaneous interior sets.

Box 30, Folder 4

Way of Gaucho - set stills.

Box 30, Folder 5

Miscellaneous exterior sets.

Box 31

Book #16D.

Box 31, Folder 1

Chinese Village set; Captain from Castile (Neg. #A508); Convict Lake - set.

Box 31, Folder 2

Convict Lake - set; Desert Fox; Diplomatic Courier.  (Neg. #A655)

Box 31, Folder 3

The Egyptian - tombs, Red Rock Canyon; Exterior sets, Miscellaneous; Kilimanjaro sets; Egyptian.

Box 32

Book #17 - Snow.

Box 32, Folder 1

Lifts - Sun Valley; Town of Ketchum; Railroad station, Ketchum, Sun Valley.

Box 32, Folder 2

Quebec Railroad station; Railroad shed and tracks; Rodeo grounds, Sun Valley; Homes and streets (residential) - snow.

Box 32, Folder 3

Snow buildings and sets.

Box 32, Folder 4

Snow cat; Ottawa - snow.

Box 32, Folder 5

Quebec - snow; Vermont; Exterior shrine - Switzerland.

Box 32, Folder 6

Lakes - snow.

Box 33

Book #17A - Snow.

Box 33, Folder 1

Trees, some snow, mountains with some trees.

Box 33, Folder 2

Snow and mountains, snow and trees.

Box 33, Folder 3

Snow and mountains, snow and trees.

Box 33, Folder 4

Snow and mountains, snow and trees.

Box 34

Book #17A - Snow.

Box 35

Book #18 - Streets.

Box 35, Folder 1

Alleyways; Streets - Apartments.

Box 35, Folder 2

Streets - Business; Chinatown; Western and Midwestern streets.

Box 35, Folder 3

Western and Midwestern streets.

Box 35, Folder 4

Western and Midwestern streets; Old New York streets.

Box 36

Book #18A - Streets - Residential.

Box 37

Book #19.

Box 37, Folder 1

Eucaplyptus trees; Jungle.

Box 37, Folder 2

Orchards; Palm trees.

Box 37, Folder 3

Pine trees.

Box 37, Folder 4

Pine trees.

Box 37, Folder 5

Pine trees.

Box 37, Folder 6

Pine trees; trees - scenic effect.

Box 38

Book #19A - Trees.

Box 38, Folder 1

Trees - flat country; trees and low rolling mountains.

Box 38, Folder 2

Trees and low rolling mountains; Trees and mountains.

Box 38, Folder 3

Trees, mountains, and rocks.

Box 38, Folder 4

Trees, mountains, and rocks.

Box 39

Book #19B - Trees.

Box 39, Folder 1

Trees with fence.

Box 39, Folder 2

Trees with fence.

Box 39, Folder 3

Trees with fence.

Box 39, Folder 4

Road through trees.

Box 40

Book #19B.

Box 40, Folder 1

Road through trees.

Box 40

Book #19C - Trees.

Box 40, Folder 2

Tree trunks.

Box 40, Folder 3

Tree trunks.

Box 40, Folder 4

Tree trunks; Burned-out area.

Box 41

Book #19D - Trees - Wooded Grove.

Box 42

Foreign Views.

Box 42, Folder 1

Villa Palmieri, Florence.

Physical Description: (small: 12.5 x 18cm.)
Box 42, Folder 2

Villa Palmieri, Florence.

Physical Description: (large: 21 x 25.5cm.)
Box 42, Folder 3

Villa Palmieri, Florence.

Physical Description: (21 x 25.5cm.)
Box 42, Folder 4

Villa Palmieri, Florence.

Physical Description: (21 x 25.5cm.)
Box 42, Folder 5

Villa Palmieri, Florence.

Physical Description: (21 x 25.5cm.)
Box 42, Folder 6

London - miscellaneous stills, some color.

Box 42, Folder 7

Miscellaneous views.

Box 43

Item (Neg. #A543) Movie - "Down to the sea in ships."

Scope and Content Note

Photographs have negative attached. A list identifying each photograph is included.
Box 44

Movies - Stills, Negatives, Blow-ups.

Box 44, Folder 1

"All about Eve."  (Neg. #A597).

Physical Description: Blow-ups.
Box 44, Folder 2

"Adventures in Paradise." ca. 1961.

Physical Description: Blow-ups of television series.
Box 44, Folder 3

"Adventures in Paradise."

Physical Description: Blow-ups, folder #2.
Box 44, Folder 4

"A bell for Adano."  (Neg. #A450).

Physical Description: Blow-ups.
Box 44, Folder 5

"The big lift." (Originally titled "Two corridors east")

Physical Description: Blow-ups, negatives included.
Box 44, Folder 6

"The big lift."

Physical Description: Blow-ups.
Box 44, Folder 7

"The big lift."

Physical Description: Blow-ups.
Box 44, Folder 8

"The big lift."

Physical Description: Blow-ups.
Box 44, Folder 9

"The blue light."

Physical Description: Stills.
Box 44, Folder 10

"Chicken every Sunday."  (Neg. #A546).

Physical Description: Blow-ups.
Box 44, Folder 11

"Deep waters."  (Neg. #A529).

Physical Description: Blow-ups.
Box 44, Folder 12

"The fan."  (Neg. #A255, A2949, A549).

Physical Description: Stills.
Box 44, Folder 13

"For heaven's sake."  (Neg. #A606).

Physical Description: Blow-ups.
Box 44, Folder 14

"The farmer takes a wife."  (Neg. #A671).

Physical Description: Blow-ups.
Box 44, Folder 15

"Forbidden streets."  (Neg. #A554).

Physical Description: Blow-ups.
Box 45

Movies - Blow ups.

Note

(Unless otherwise noted)
Box 45, Folder 1

"The gun fighter."  (Neg. #A586).

Box 45, Folder 2

"It happens every spring."  (Neg. #A564).

Box 45, Folder 3

"No way out."  (Neg. #A588).

Box 45, Folder 4

"The racers." European racing movie.

Box 45, Folder 5

"The racers."

Box 45, Folder 6

"The racers."

Physical Description: Stills.
Box 45, Folder 7

"Road house."  (Neg. #A541)

Box 45, Folder 8

"Sunday dinner for soldier."  (Neg. #A441).

Box 45, Folder 9

"Talispin."

Physical Description: Stills.
Box 45, Folder 10

"That wonderful urge."   (Neg. #A542).

Box 45, Folder 11

"Ticket to Tomahawk."  (Neg. #A581).

Box 45, Folder 12

"Unfaithfully yours."  (Neg. #A539).

Box 45, Folder 13

"Where the sidewalk ends."  (Neg. #A591).

Box 46

Glass Negatives.

Scope and Content Note

Three boxes of negatives from the movie "Hombre." Box 1: Neg. #1D - 3D. Box 2: Neg. #3D - 5D. Also three unidentified glass negatives in folder.
Box 47

Movies - Negatives and Slides.

Box 47, Folder 1

"Hombre."  (Neg. #A867).

Physical Description: Color negatives.
Box 47, Folder 2

"Hombre."

Physical Description: Color negatives.
Box 47, Folder 3

"Justine."  (Neg. #G50)

Physical Description: Color slides.
Box 47, Folder 4

"Justine."

Physical Description: Color negatives.
Box 47, Folder 5

"Justine."

Physical Description: Black and white negatives (blow-ups).
Box 47, Folder 6

"Three on a couch."  (Neg. #8817 (?)).

Physical Description: Color slides.
Box 47, Folder 7

"Three on a couch."

Physical Description: Color negatives.
Box 47, Folder 8

"Valley of the dolls."

Physical Description: Color negatives.
Box 48

Negatives - Miscellaneous.

Box 48, Folder 1

Desert views.

Physical Description: Color negatives.
Box 48, Folder 2

Jenny Lake, Wyoming.

Physical Description: Color negatives.
Box 48, Folder 3

Snow scenes.  (Neg. #F26)

Physical Description: Color negatives.
Box 48, Folder 4

London.

Physical Description: Color and black and white negatives.
Box 48, Folder 5

New York City (?)

Physical Description: Color negatives.
Box 48, Folder 6

"100 rifles." Western movie.

Physical Description: Black and white negatives.
Box 48, Folder 7

Stone house.

Physical Description: Color negatives.
Box 48, Folder 8

Teton Mountains, Wyoming.

Physical Description: Color negatives.
Box 48, Folder 9

Washington, D.C. (?)

Physical Description: Color negatives.
Box 48, Folder 10

Unidentified western negative.  (Neg. #Fll).

Box 48, Folder 11

Unidentified western negative.  (Neg. #8199).

Box 48, Folder 12

Make-up techniques.

Physical Description: Color negatives.
Box 48, Folder 13

Unidentified miscellaneous negatives.

Physical Description: Black and white.
Box 49

Non-Pictorial Matter.

Box 49, Folder 1

"Adventures in Paradise." Correspondence.

Box 49, Folder 2

"Adventures in Paradise." Notes.

Box 49, Folder 3

"Adventures in Paradise." Carbon of notes.

Box 49, Folder 4

"The big lift." Notes.

Box 49, Folder 5

"The fan." Notes with photographs attached.

Box 49, Folder 6

"The fan." Notes with photographs attached.

Box 49, Folder 7

"Mr. 800." Notes.  (Neg. #A559)

Box 49, Folder 8

Ditto master of instructions to photographers.

Box 49, Folder 9

List of negatives used for rake-up technique. 1950.

Note

See box #48.
Box 49, Folder 10

Miscellaneous notes removed from negatives in boxes #47 and #48.