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Inventory of the Arthur P. Jacobs Collection
023. Accession number: 1996.13  
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Description
The collection includes files from his publicity firm (15 linear feet); production files from his motion pictures (65 linear feet); art work; photographs; sound recordings; books and other memorabilia.
Background
Arthur P. Jacobs was born in Los Angeles in 1922 and attended the University of Southern California, beginning his motion picture career as a messenger at MGM. He became a publicist at that studio, at Warner Brothers and then as the head of his own firm. Clients included Judy Garland, Gene Kelly, Marilyn Monroe, Gregory Peck, James Stewart and the Principality of Monaco. In the mid-1960s Jacobs launched a successful career as an independent producer. He is probably best known for the Planet of the Apes series (1968-73), but he also produced several successful films. A short list of titles includes What a Way to Go! (1964); Doctor Doolittle (1967); The Chairman (1969); Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1969); Play It Again, Sam (1970); Tom Sawyer (1973) and Huckleberry Finn (1974). Jacobs died in 1973.
Extent
80 linear feet
Restrictions
Materials in the Department of Archives and Special Collections may be subject to copyright. Unless explicitly stated otherwise, Loyola Marymount University does not claim ownership of the copyright of any materials in its collections. The user or publisher must secure permission to publish from the copyright owner. Loyola Marymount University does not assume any responsibility for infringement of copyright or of publication rights held by the original author or artists or his/her heirs, assigns, or executors.
Availability
Collection is open to research under the terms of use of the Department of Archives and Special Collections, Loyola Marymount University.