Scope and Content
Title: George Jenkins Art Direction Materials Archive,
Date (inclusive): 1946-1984
Collection number: 139
Origination: Jenkins, George.
Extent: 46 boxes; 47 oversize folders
University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Arts Special Collections
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Shelf location: Held at SRLF. Please contact the Performing Arts Special Collections for paging information.
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George Jenkins Art Direction Materials Archive (Collection 139). Arts Library Special
Collections, University Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.
George Clarke Jenkins was born in Baltimore, MD, Nov. 19, ca. 1908-11 (sources vary);
studied architecture, Univ. of PA, 1929-31; interior and industrial designer (1934-35);
asst. to stage designer Jo Mielziner (1937-41); first Broadway play as stage designer for
"Early To Bed" (1943); first film as art director for "Best Years of Our Lives," (1946);
art director in charge of experimental color programming at CBS (1953-54); taught motion
picture design, UC Los Angeles, 1985-89; Academy Award for "All the President's Men,"
Collection arranged by production title.
Scope and Content
Collection consists of materials related to the professional career of production
designer and art director George Jenkins. Includes research material, sketches, and floor
plans. Research materials consist of location photographs, scripts, schedules, notes,
color samples, and budget records. Sketches include original drawings in pencil,
charcoal, and watercolor of scenes and sets. Floor plans include blueprints of stage sets
built for film or television productions, or map out existing buildings including
furniture details, elevations, and continuity sketches. Includes materials for
productions such as "1776" (1972), "All the President's Men" (1976), "Best Years of Our
Lives" (1946), "Funny Lady" (1975), "Music with Mary Martin" (TV, 1959), and "The New
Revue" (TV, 1953-54).
Motion picture art directors--United States--Archival resources.