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The Samuel Z. Arkoff Papers consist of pressbooks, posters, lobby cards, film stills, combined continuities, publicity files and organizational files chronicling Samuel Z. Arkoff's career as a motion picture producer and executive.
Samuel Zachary Arkoff holds an important place in the history of cinema as a leading creator and originator of exploitation, low-budget films. The son of a Russian-Jewish immigrant, Samuel Z. Arkoff was born on June 18, 1918, in Fort Dodge, Iowa, where he spent his youth. Arkoff's father, after deserting the czar's army, had moved to Iowa in 1905, and opened a clothing store in Fort Dodge.
96 archival document boxes, 16 oversize archival boxes, 2 map case drawers
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