Collection consists of materials related to the career of motion picture producer and
director, Mark Robson. Includes scripts, photographs, production material, promotional
material, clippings, correspondence, storyboards, and sketches. Production and
promotional material contains budgets, shooting schedules, ads, reviews, and industry
announcements. Also includes materials for numerous productions including "Earthquake"
(1974), "Happy Birthday, Wanda Jane" (1979), "The Inn Of The Sixth Happiness" (1958),
"Limbo" (1972), "Lisa" (1962), "The Lost Command" (1966), "Peyton Place" (1958), "Valley
Of The Dolls" (1967), and "Von Ryan's Express" (1965).
Robson was born in Montreal, Dec. 4, 1913; studied political science and economics at UC
Los Angeles and law at Pacific Coast Univ.; worked atWilliam Fox studio (1932-35); joined
RKO (1935) and worked in various capacities until he became a leading editor; he worked
with Robert Wise on "Citizen Kane" (1941), but did not receive screen credit; worked with
Val Lewton on "Cat People" (1942), who later gave Robson his first directorial job, "The
Seventh Victim"; formed a production corporation, The Filmmakers Group, with Robert Wise
and Bernard Donnenfeld (1971) which later become the partnership, Tripar Group (1974); he
is best known for films such as "The Champion" (1949), "Home Of The Brave" (1949),
"Peyton Place" (1957), "Inn Of The Sixth Happiness" (UK, 1958), "Von Ryan's Express"
(1965), "Valley Of The Dolls" (1967), and "Earthquake" (1974); died in June, 1978.
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to the Arts Special Collections Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf
of the Arts Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to
include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.
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