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Carl Foreman papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 2637

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of scripts, correspondences, and clippings of American screenwriter and film producer Carl Foreman, CBE (1914-1984). Foreman's most notable movies are "The Bridge on the River Kwai" (1957) and "High Noon" (1952).

Dates

  • Majority of material found within 1940s-1952

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Advance notice required for access.

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 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.

Biographical / Historical

Carl Foreman, CBE (1914-1984) was an American screenwriter and film producer. He was a member of the Communist Party from 1938 to 1942, leading to his blacklisting in Hollywood during the 1950s. During World War II he helped write the script for "Know Your Enemy – Japan" (1945). Foreman's most notable movies are "The Bridge on the River Kwai" (1957) and "High Noon" (1952).

Extent

2.25 Linear Feet (2 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

This collection consists of scripts, correspondences, and clippings of American screenwriter and film producer Carl Foreman, CBE (1914-1984).

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Carl Foreman, 1952.

Processing Information

This collection is unprocessed.

Title
Finding aid for the Carl Foreman papers
Status
Unprocessed
Author
Marissa Chavez for History Associates Incorporated
Date
2022 April
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the USC Libraries Cinematic Arts Library Repository

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