Scope and Content of Collection
Title: Film and Television Movie Screenplay collection
Collection number: 102
Collection Size: 63 archival document boxes26.25 linear feet
Loyola Marymount University. Library. Department of Archives and Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90045-2659
Abstract: This collection consists of screenplays, dating from 1924-2005, donated by Father Michael Mandala, S. J., of the Blessed Sacrament
Church in Hollywood, CA. The provenance of the materials is unknown, but it is thought that Blessed Sacrament Church gained
possession of the scripts through a parishioner. Blessed Sacrament then sought out the Department of Archives and Special
Collections, Loyola Marymount University, as repository of these screenplays. Included in this collection are film scripts,
made-for-television movie scripts and non-script materials including press packets, storyboards, preliminary production information
Physical location: Collection is stored on site. Appointments are required to research the collection.
Languages: Languages represented in the collection:English
Library, Loyola Marymount University.
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[Identification of item], Series number, Box number, Film and Television Movie Screenplay Collection 102, Department of Archives
and Special Collections, William H. Hannon Library, Loyola Marymount University.
Father Michael Mandala, S.J., Blessed Sacrament Church, Hollywood, California. 2011
The donation of the screenplays to Blessed Sacrament Church was made by an unknown parishioner.
Scope and Content of Collection
Included in this collection are film screenplays, made-for-television movie screenplays and non-screenplay materials including
press packets, storyboards, preliminary production information and treatments dating from 1924-2005. The provenance of the
materials is unknown, but it is thought that Blessed Sacrament Church may have gained possession of the scripts through a
parishioner. Notations in some of the screenplays indicate they may have been purchased in used bookstores or at auctions
or photocopied from local library collections. Others may be screenplays received by a professional in the entertainment industry
over the normal course of business as indicated by highlighting and notations within the screenplays and included script covers
from talent agencies. The screenplays include some of the great films of Hollywood history: "Dark Victory"; "Raiders of the
Lost Ark" and "the Godfather", are just some examples.
The collection is divided into series based on type of screenplay: those for the cinema (Series 1) and those for television
(Series 2). In addition to these series, Series 3 accounts for loose material that came with the collection, eg, storyboards
and press packets, mostly for films from the 1980s and the 1990s.
Series 1. Film Screenplays Subseries a. 1920's Subseries b. 1930's Subseries c. 1940's Subseries d. 1950's Subseries e. 1960's
Subseries f. 1970's Subseries g. 1980's Subseries h. 1990's Subseries i. 2000's Subseries j. undated Series 2. Made for Television
Movie Screenplays. Series 3. Non-Screenplay Materials
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Motion picture plays
Film and Television
Water damaged screenplays were removed from the collection.