Slavko Vorkapich papers
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of the papers of Serbia-born Hollywood montagist, director, lecturer, painter, and illustrator, Slavko Vorkapich (1894-1976). The papers include photographs, lecture notes, drawings, and clippings. Vorkapich was chair of the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts from 1949 to 1951. He co-directed visual tone poems with the Hungarian-born montagist and cinematic filmmaker John Hoffman (1904–1980).
- Majority of material found within 1920s-1940s
- Vorkapich, Slavko (Person)
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Rights Statement for Archival Description
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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
Slavko Vorkapich (1894-1976) was a Serbia-born Hollywood montagist, director, lecturer, the chair of the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts from 1949 to 1951 and the chair of Belgrade Film and Theatre Academy, a painter, and an illustrator. Vorkapić made several cinematic documentaries and lyrical purely cinematic short-length movies. He co-directed the visual tone poems, "Moods of the Sea" (1941) and "Forest Murmurs" (1947) with his Hollywood colleague, the Hungarian-born montagist and cinematic filmmaker John Hoffman (1904–1980). He is best known for his montage work in movies "Crime Without Passion" (1934), "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" (1941), "Viva Villa!" (1934), "David Copperfield" (1935), "The Good Earth" (1937), and "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington" (1939).
2.25 Linear Feet (2 boxes)
Language of Materials
This collection consists of the papers of Serbia-born Hollywood montagist, director, lecturer, painter, and illustrator Slavko Vorkapich (1894-1976), including papers, photographs, lecture notes, drawings, and clippings.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Slavko Vorkapich, 1951.
This collection is unprocessed.
- Cinematographers -- Archival Resources
- Cinematography -- Special effects -- Archival resources
- Clippings (information artifacts)
- Faculty papers
- Hoffman, John, 1904-1980 -- Archives
- Magazines (periodicals)
- Magnetic tapes
- Printed ephemera
- Receipts (financial records)
- Slides (photographs)
- Vorkapich, Slavko -- Archives
- Finding aid for the Slavko Vorkapich papers
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- 2022 April
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