William Powell scripts
Scope and Contents
Collection consists of photographs and scripts belonging to American actor William Powell (1892-1984). Scripts for Life with Father (1947) and Mister Roberts (1954) are housed in personalized leather portfolios.
Originally part of the Ethel Barrymore Memorial Theatre Arts Collection at the University of Southern California Library 100 Series.
- 1946 - 1954
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Rights Statement for Archival Description
Finding aid description and metadata are licensed under an Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) license.
Conditions Governing Use
All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Cinematic Arts Library at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
Biographical / Historical
William Powell (1892-1984) was an American actor and was a major player at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. He was best known for his roles in The Thin Man (1934), and Life with Father (1947).
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Language of Materials
Collection consists of photographs and scripts belonging to American actor William Powell (1892-1984).
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Powell’s sister-in-law, Maxine Lewis, by way of USC Associate Dean of the School of Cinematic Arts Marlene Loadvine in 2000.
This collection is unprocessed.
- Finding aid for the William Powell scripts
- Sarah Jardini for History Associates Incorporated
- 2022 July
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