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Finding Aid for the Harry Horner papers, 1938-1957
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Harry Horner papers
    Date (inclusive): 1938-1957
    Collection number: 462
    Creator: Harry Horner (1910-1994)
    Extent: 1 oversize box 2 oversize folders
    Abstract: Harry Horner was a Hollywood art director and production designer who worked on such films as The Heiress (1949), The Hustler (1961) and They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (1969). His collection consists of set designs and includes blueprints, drawings, boards, fabric and color samples. Includes designs for The Late Christopher Bean, Midsummer Night's Dream, The Duelists, Tobias and the Angel, Billy Budd, Ziegfeld Follies, Annabelle Broome, Dona Elena, Pride and Prejudice, Gloriana, Hazel Flagg, Star and Garter, Christopher Blake.
    Language: Finding aid is written in English.
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Access

    Open for research. STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UC Regents. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Processing Note

    Yasmin Damshenas in the Center for Primary Research and Training (CFPRT), with assistance from Megan Hahn Fraser, July 2011.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Harry Horner papers (Collection Number 462). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

    Biography

    Horner was born on July 24, 1912 in Holic, Czechoslovakia. He graduated from the University of Vienna (1934) and studied acting and directing at Max Reinhardt's Theatrical Seminary, Vienna (1933-35). Horner made his theatrical debut playing the role of the "Fascist" and serving as scenic designer for productions at the Political Cabaret in Vienna (1932). He served as assistant to Arturo Toscanini for the production of The Magic Flute (Salzburg Festival, 1937) and designed sets for the Metropolitan Opera of New York and the San Francisco Opera, as well as theatrical productions of Victoria Regina, Iron Men, and Star and Garter. Horner won Academy awards for his art direction for the films The Heiress (1949), The Hustler (1961), and They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (1969); and received nominations for Our Town (1940), The Little Foxes (1941), A Double Life (1948), Born Yesterday (1950), and Separate Tables (1958). He directed numerous television series, including episodes of Gunsmoke. He was a member of the Art Directors Guild and United Scenic Artists Local 829.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of set designs with blueprints, drawings, boards, fabric and color samples of scenic designer and director Harry Horner. Includes designs for The Late Christopher Bean, Midsummer Night's Dream, The Duelists, Tobias and the Angel, Billy Budd, Ziegfeld Follies, Annabelle Broome, Dona Elena, Pride and Prejudice, Gloriana, Hazel Flagg, Star and Garter, Christopher Blake.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

    Subjects

    Horner, Harry --Archives.
    Set designers --United States --Archival resources.
    Motion picture art directors --United States.

    Genres and Forms of Material

    Set design drawings.