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Andrew Stone papers

 Collection
Identifier: 2148

Scope and Contents

This collection contains production files for the film and television projects of American screenwriter, producer, and director Andrew L. Stone, for thirty-six projects dating from 1926 to 1972. The files chiefly include scripts, cast and staff sheets, budgets, music, production stills, notes, reviews, research and source materials, and publicity related ephemera. Typescript indices (Box 1, Folder 1) provide a list of items, brief production history, and cast for each project included in the collection.

Dates

  • 1903 - 1976

Conditions Governing Access

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 Library at ctlibarc@usc.edu. 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.

Rights Statement for Archival Description

Finding aid description and metadata are licensed under an Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) license.

Biographical / Historical

Andrew L. Stone (1902-1999) was an American film director, producer, and writer who created more than thirty films from the 1920s to the 1970s. His first film was a short silent picture, The Elegy (1926). He had contracts with various film studios including Paramount, United Artists, and MGM. In 1943, he formed Andrew L. Stone Productions. He was married to film editor Virginia Stone, with whom he collaborated.

Extent

9 Linear Feet (8 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

This collection contains production files for the film and television projects of American screenwriter, producer, and director Andrew L. Stone (1902-1999), for thirty-six projects dating from 1926 to 1972. The files chiefly include scripts, cast and staff sheets, budgets, music, production stills, notes, reviews, research and source materials, and publicity related ephemera.

Arrangement

Files are arranged chronologically by project production date: Box 1: Index, 1926-1938; Box 2: 1938-1944; Box 3: 1945-1947; Box 4: 1947-1953; Box 5: 1953-1958; Box 6: 1959-1965; Box 7: 1965-1972.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Andrew L. Stone, 1976.

Processing Information

Processed by USC students in 2019 as part of the "Piloting a Shared Practice for Accessible Archival Descriptions" Dean's Challenge Grant. Additional description by Diann Benti in 2021.

Title
Finding aid for the Andrew Stone papers
Status
Completed
Author
Diann Benti
Date
2021 September
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the USC Libraries Cinematic Arts Library Repository

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