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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Researching the Motion Picture Library #general

Vicki Karno <vkarno@...>
 

After attend the Hollywood Chai session on researching a person
in the movie industry, I was anxious to give it a try. The Margaret Herrick Library of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
is located at LaCienega and Olympic. (333 South La Cienega,
Beverly Hills,Ca. 90211) The Library's holdings include books, periodicals and pamphlets, files of clippings, still photographs, screenplays and special archival research collections- all of
which are related to the motion picture industry and its history.
Requests for information and photos received by mail are handled
by The National Film Information Service at the Academy.

It is open to the public and has an old fashioned card file. I
looked up our relative, stage and screen actor Morris Carnovsky,
filled out a form, and was handed a file containing many original
newspaper clippings and reviews with several different pictures,
letters, and other information.
They copied everything in the file for 25 cents a page. We were
in and out in an hour with the most incredible information. They
have information and books on people connected to every aspect of
the industry.