McAnelly (Jac) papers Edit


Finding Aid Author
Teresa A. Soleau
Finding Aid Date
© 2008
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  • circa 1920-1985 (Creation)
  • 1980 – 1985 (Creation)


  • 0.4 Linear Feet (Whole)
    1 archive carton.

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  • Abstract

    Papers of Jac McAnelly, including correspondence from 1980-1985; family photographs circa 1920-1950; Carrier's modeling portfolio, including two photographs with Andy Warhol. Additional materials include a screenplay, The Master of the Discipline (1984), by McAnelly and Michael Zen, and two drawings by McAnelly from the September 1972 issue of Tiger Beat.

  • Access

    The collection is open to researchers. There are no access restrictions.

  • Publication Rights

    Researchers wishing to publish materials must obtain permission in writing from ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives as the physical owner. Researchers must also obtain clearance from the holder(s) of any copyrights in the materials. Note that ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives can grant copyright clearance only for those materials for which we hold the copyright. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain copyright clearance for all other materials directly from the copyright holder(s).

  • Preferred Citation

    Jac McAnelly papers, Coll2008-008, ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives, Los Angeles, California.

  • Acquisition Information

    Date and method of acquisition unknown.

  • Processing Information

    Collection processed by Teresa A. Soleau, May 6, 2008. Revised by Loni Shibuyama, June 2011.

    Processing this collection has been funded by a generous grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

  • Biography

    Very little is known about Jac McAnelly. The earliest items among his papers are photographs taken in the early 20th century in Brooklyn; other materials in the collection indicate that the family later lived in Bloomington, Illinois. The Internet Movie Database ( indicates that McAnelly worked in films and television, primarily in production and costume design, from approximately 1973 until at least 1987. The films on which he worked include Your Three Minutes Are Up (1973), Devil Times Five and Big Bad Mama (1974), Crazy Mama (1975), Lady in Red (1979), Rodeo Girl (1980), Hospital Massacre and The Executioner's Song (1982), Repo Man (actor, 1984), Flicks and Voyage of the Rock Aliens (costume designer and actor, 1987); the television programs include two episodes of Alice (1976 and 1977), The Winds of Kitty Hawk (1978), Rodeo Girl (1980), The Patricia Neal Story (1981), A Summer to Remember (1985), and Betrayed by Innocence (1986). He also registered at least two songs with the United States Copyright Office: Hard Kisses (1979), and Dark Angel (1983).

  • Scope and Content of Collection

    The collection consists of the papers of Jac McAnelly for the period circa 1920-1985. The correspondence dates from 1980-1985. The color and black & white photographs include family photographs, circa 1920-1950, a contact sheet and negatives of extracts from a book on historical buildings of Bloomington, Illinois, a modeling portfolio of Carrier, including two photographs with Andy Warhol, and one signed photograph of Jim Steele. The creative works include a screen play, The Master of the Discipline, by McAnelly and Michael Zen from 1984, two drawings by McAnelly from the September 1972 issue of Tiger Beat. The last two items are McAnelly's working script of Robert Patrick's Kennedy's Children and a clipping from the Illinois State University newspaper circa 1980.


  • Type
    Mixed Materials
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