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The papers of King Vidor measure 2.1 linear feet and include correspondence, printed material, and a variety of materials related to the documentary "Metaphor: King Vidor Meets Andrew Wyeth," (1980) written and directed by Vidor, including production notes, photographs, and motion picture film.
King W. Vidor papers, 1936-1982. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
A video copy of a selection of outtakes from Vidor's film "Metaphor" is available for reference use.
There is an oral history interview with King Vidor held by Columbia University.
King W. Vidor (1894-1982) was a filmmaker and art collector in Los Angeles, California.
Donated 1985 by the King Vidor Trust.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001