Cork (John) collection Edit

Summary

Identifier
2594
Finding Aid Author
John Brockman & Marco Andrade
Finding Aid Date
2013 October
Description Rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of Description
English

Dates

  • 1960 – 2010 (Creation)

Extents

  • 65 Linear Feet (Whole)

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Subjects

Notes

  • Abstract

    The John Cork collection contains a wide variety of both produced and unproduced material related to the James Bond phenomenon. Primarily, the collection focuses on the James Bond films from 1962 (Dr. No) until 2002 (Die Another Day), and their impact on worldwide society and culture. Contents of the collection include scripts, call sheets, photographs, periodicals, clipping files, fan magazine content, merchandise, and other collected material. Much of the material comes from Cork's research while producing official "making of" documentaries, as well as other published works as an author and filmmaker.

  • Organization

    The John Cork collection contains 16 different series according to the format of the material. Some series are further divided into subseries according to subject (Photographs, Subject Files), title (Books, Call Sheets, Film Files, Periodicals, Scripts), or format (Marketing, Video). As a general rule, researchers should note that material connected with a particular film will be found under the series Film Files, while material more loosely related to the James Bond phenomenon (e.g. personalities) are under Subject Files. It should also be noted that Bond film material has been organized chronologically by film release date rather than alphabetically by film title (e.g. Dr. No comes first instead of Casino Royale).

  • Biographical Note

    Born in Montgomery, Alabama, John Cork is a graduate of the School of Cinema-Television (now School of Cinematic Arts) of the University of Southern California. His screenplay, The Long Walk Home, was made into the 1990 feature of the same name, after first being a student production. As a noted and respected James Bond historian, he has (along with Bruce Scivally) co-produced numerous documentaries, featurettes, and co-authored James Bond: The Legacy all detailing the James Bond phenomenon. He has also co-authored Bond Girls are Forever: The Women of James Bond with Maryam d'Abo, and James Bond Encyclopedia with Collin Stutz, and is on the board of directors of the Ian Fleming Foundation. He currently lives in Los Angeles, California with his wife Nicole Dillenberg and son Jimmy Cork, and is the president of Cloverland Productions.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE. Advance notice required for access.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Cinematic Arts Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Cinematic Arts Library 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.

  • Preferred Citation

    [Box/folder# or item name], John Cork collection, Collection no. 2594, Cinematic Arts Library, USC Libraries, University of Southern California

  • Scope and Content

    The John Cork collection contains a wide variety of both produced and unproduced material related to the James Bond phenomenon. Primarily, the collection focuses on the James Bond films from 1962 (Dr. No) until 2002 (Die Another Day), and their impact on worldwide society and culture. Contents of the collection include scripts, call sheets, photographs, periodicals, clipping files, fan magazine content, merchandise, and other collected material. Much of the material comes from Cork's research while producing official "making of" documentaries, as well as other published works as an author and filmmaker.

Components