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Inventory of the Arthur P. Jacobs Collection
023. Accession number: 1996.13  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Biography
  • Collection Description
  • Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Arthur P. Jacobs Collection
    Dates: 1937-1974
    Bulk Dates: 1955-1974
    Collection number: 023. Accession number: 1996.13
    Creator: Jacobs, Arthur P.
    Collection Size: 80 linear feet
    Repository: Loyola Marymount University. William H. Hannon Library. Department of Archives and Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90045-2659
    Abstract: 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.
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection:English

    Access

    Collection is open to research under the terms of use of the Department of Archives and Special Collections, Loyola Marymount University.

    Publication Rights

    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.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Series number, Box and Folder number, Arthur P. Jacobs Collection, 023, Department of Archives and Special Collections, William H. Hannon Library, Loyola Marymount University.

    Biography

    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.

    Collection Description

    The Arthur P. Jacobs 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.

    Arrangement

    The Arthur P. Jacobs Collection is arranged into three series.
    Series 1: Publicist Files
    Series 2: Motion Picture Production Files
    Series 3: Bound Volumes of Motion Picture Stills and Screenplays

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Jacobs, Arthur P.
    Rogers & Cowan (Firm)
    Planet of the Apes (Motion picture : 1968)
    Motion picture producers and directors
    Motion picture industry--Public relations