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Motion Picture Press Kits Collection

Collector:
Gay Life Magazine  Search this
Extent:
3 Cubic feet (9 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Publicity photographs
Press releases
Film stills
Interviews
Clippings
Date:
1961-2004, undated
bulk 1995-2000
Summary:
A collection of promotional photographs and press kits used to promote motion pictures and made for television motion pictures and other entertainment.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of publicity kits and promotional photographs for newly released and re-released motion pictures and television shows. There is a small quantity of material for other entertainment forms: theater, television, music, dance, and tennis. The files may include such items as still photographs of scenes from the films, plot summaries, news clippings, interviews of performers, and press releases. The titles included cover a range of genres and subject matter. The bulk of the material is from 1995-2000. There is one item from 1961 and a small amount of material for the years 2000-2004.

This collection is arranged in one series by title:

Series 1, Motion Picture Press Kits, 1961-2004, undated.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged in one series by title.

Series 1, Motion Picture Press Kits, 1961-2004, undated.
Biographical / Historical:
Motion picture, television, and other entertainment producers regularly sent out press kits to news organizations, motion picture theaters, television studios, and entertainment-related publications for publicity purposes. They have been a staple tool of the entertainment industry for decades.
Related Materials:
Materials in the Archives Center

Warshaw Collection of Business Americana (AC0060) Lobby Card, Motion Picture, Television, and Theater categories

Archives Center Business Americana Collection (AC0404) Motion Picture, Television, and Theater categories

Danish Film Stills of American Motion Pictures Collection (AC0543)

Movie Poster Collection (AC0656)

Erol's Video Club Collection (AC0687)

Video Press Kits Collection (AC0748)

Archives Center Poster Collection (AC0751)

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Collection (AC1146) Subseries 4.4: Television, Theater, and Motion Pictures
Provenance:
These press kits were collected by Gay Life Magazine, Baltimore, Maryland during the course of journalistic activities. They were donated to the Archives Center through Daniel K. McEvily, Gay Life Magazine editor, when it moved its editorial offices in 2014-2015.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Motion picture industry  Search this
Motion pictures  Search this
Publicity  Search this
Genre/Form:
Publicity photographs
Press releases
Film stills
Interviews -- 1980-2000
Interviews -- 2000-2020
Clippings -- 1950-2000
Clippings -- 2000-2050
Citation:
Motion Picture Press Kit Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1353
See more items in:
Motion Picture Press Kits Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep828ebac48-4a8c-4fde-aab1-2fe78fead787
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1353

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