Manny P. here…
The Margaret Herrick Library is the official repository for cinematic materials related to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. They just received a wonderful collection of “B” movie posters from Hollywood’s Golden Age.
Almost 1100 in the series have been donated by a Chicago real estate developer. Dwight Cleveland had amassed one of the largest and most historically significant collection in the world. The donated posters document the studio era in the first half of the 20th century, and include examples from Twentieth Century-Fox. A variety of genres are represented, including westerns, war films, musicals, biblical epics, and social drama.
The Cleveland collection has been meticulously cataloged, conserved and photographed. The gift, which will be housed in the library, fills some significant gaps in the Academy’s collection. Posters in the library’s collections are stored in climate-controlled vaults in Beverly Hills, and may be accessed by filmmakers, historians, journalists, students, and the general public. They are frequently shown at the Academy’s own exhibitions, and loaned to international cultural institutions.
By the way, Forgotten Hollywood Forgotten History is also housed at the prestigious Margaret Herrick Library. For more information about the Academy’s holdings, visit www.oscars.org.
Until next time> “never forget”