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Los Angeles Independent Film Oasis records, 1975-1981

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Creator:
Los Angeles Independent Film Oasis
Subject:
Fisher, Morgan
Friedman, Roberta
Gehry, Leslie
Gerry, Lyn
Halpern, Amy
Möritz, William
O'Neill, Beverly
O'Neill, Pat
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
1.1 linear ft.
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Summary:
The scattered records of the Los Angeles Independent Film Oasis date from 1976 to 1981 and measure 1.1 linear feet. The records consist of scattered business and administrative records, one folder of correspondence, various notes, printed materials, and a large number of files on filmmakers and cinematographers.
Scattered business and administrative records include the constitution and by-laws of the organization, founding information, contracts, member information, film rental documents, and film screening schedules. Resumes are found for Oasis members Morgan Fisher, Roberta Friedman, Leslie Gehry, Lyn Gerry, Amy Halpern, Beverly and Pat O'Neill, and William Moritz.
There is one folder of scattered correspondence dating from circa 1977-1981, financial notes, meeting notes, and program notes. Printed materials include announcements and posters, printed articles written by members, clippings, press releases, and film programs.
The largest series consists of compiled files on filmmakers and cinematographers, most of whom showed at the Oasis. Files contain a variety of materials, such as clippings, reviews, programs, biographies, and notes.
Citation:
Los Angeles Independent Film Oasis records, 1975-1981. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Biography Note:
Non-profit organization founded March 1975 to showcase experimental cinema in Los Angeles and to explore the film medium as a fine art.
Provenance:
Donated 1994 by Amy Halpern, co-founder of the Los Angeles Independent Film Oasis.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Cinematographers
Experimental films
Filmmakers
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6526
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215788
AAA_collcode_losangei
Theme:
Communities, Organizations, Museums
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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