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Robert L. Shurr Script and Scrapbook for the Motion Picture "George Washington Carver"

Creator:
Parker, Ben (scriptwriter)  Search this
Shurr, Robert L. (scriptwriter)  Search this
Names:
RKO Pictures.  Search this
Tuskegee Institute  Search this
Carver, George Washington, 1864?-1943  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Film stills
Clippings
Press releases
Screenplays
Scrapbooks
Date:
1939-1940, 1968
Summary:
The film, George Washington Carver, starring Carver himself, was filmed in 1939 and released in 1940. Ben Parker was the director and Robert L. Shurr wrote the screenplay.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of a copy of the original script for the motion picture George Washington Carver and a scrapbook detailing the motion picture's press. The bulk of the material dates to the production and release of the film, 1939-1940. There is additional correspondence from Shurr concerning the film dated 1968. The scrapbook contains photographs from the film. There are reference copies for the script and scrapbook.
Biographical / Historical:
The film, George Washington Carver, was an independent production of Bryant Productions, directed by Ben Parker and written by Robert L. Shurr. An article on Dr. George Washington Carver in Life magazine reportedly inspired the original idea for Parker. After a personal visit by Parker, Carver consented not only to approve the film but to appear in it. Parker engaged Robert L. Shurr to write the screenplay, originally titled Devil Cotton or the Story of Dr. Carver. The screenplay combined both a documentary and fictional narrative style. The screenplay detailed Carver's early life including a fictitious romantic relationship. The cast included: Ralph Edwards, Raye Gilbert, John J. Marvin, and Milton Sprague.

Raising funds for the project and making the film were both difficult. Parker eventually raised $2,000 from Allen McDowell who is listed as one of the film's producers. The film, which reportedly cost $14,000, was shot in Alabama with a small crew and very basic equipment. The film crew and those helping with the filming experienced violence from the white community which reportedly stoned McDowell and two of the film's local white participants. The film was released independently and played in a few RKO owned theatres but apparently never recouped its cost. In 1940, $10,000 was taken in at the film's premiere at Tuskegee Institute. Most likely, this was the film's largest audience.

We have no further information about the production or producer, our initial research has been unable to locate any further details concerning this film. A print of the film in its entirety is not known to exist, but portions of it are seen in a thirty minute video from Schlesinger Video Productions entitled Black Americans of Achievement: George Washington Carver.

Carver, a world famous agrichemist, was born near Diamond Grove, Missouri, circa 1864 to a woman named Mary. In 1896, he went to Tuskegee Institute as the head of the Agricultural Department and stayed there until his death on January 5, 1943.

Carver found many uses for the peanut, sweet potato, pecan, soybean, and cotton stalk. His important contributions to the Southern economy were: to diversify, utilize the land more efficiently, and in an ecologically friendly way, build up the soil, cope with plant diseases, and utilize research results in farm activities.

Among the many honors he received were: fellow, British Royal Society of Arts, 1916; Spingarn Medal from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), 1923; and the Theodore Roosevelt Medal, 1939. He was widely admired and Henry Ford included a replica of his birthplace at Greenfield Village in Dearborn, Michigan.

In his personal life Carver was never married and current scholarship indicates that he may have been homosexual. The historian, Horace L. Griffin, in his 2006 book Their Own Receive Them Not: African American Lesbians & Gays in Black Churches, details the clandestine homosexual life of Carver and others. Pertaining to Carver's habit of giving peanut oil massages to his male friends, Linda O. McMurry in her 1982 biography of Carver, George Washington Carver, Scientist and Symbol, relates, "Most of his male friends received at least one massage from the professor," but evidence that it ever went beyond massage is not detailed. Beginning in 1935, Carver's constant companion was Austin W. Curtis, Jr. a graduate of Cornell who taught at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical College before coming to Tuskegee and joining Carver as his assistant.

Rackham Holt, Carver's biographer, describes the relationship between the two men in his 1943 biography, George Washington Carver: an American Biography, "At last someone had been welcomed not merely into Dr. Carver's laboratory, but also into his heart. He believed that there was something providential in the coming of this young man, so intensely serious about his work and extremely competent at it, who was at the same time a genial companion; he was proud of him and loved and depended on him as his own son . . . . And the affection was returned in full measure. Mr. Curtis accompanied him everywhere, seeing to his comfort, shielding him from intrusion, and acting as his official mouthpiece." Carver had a standing invitation to visit Henry Ford at his plantation in Ways, Georgia, where guest rooms were kept prepared for both Carver and Curtis. Carver died in Tuskegee, Alabama on January 5, 1943 and was buried in the churchyard of the college chapel. The National Park Service owns and maintains 210 acres of the farm where Carver was born as the George Washington Carver National Monument.
Provenance:
The collection was donated by Robert L. Shurr in October 1984.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.
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 pictures -- 1930-1940  Search this
Cotton stalks  Search this
Plant diseases  Search this
Pecan  Search this
Peanuts  Search this
Sweet potatoes  Search this
Agricultural chemists  Search this
Agriculture -- Research  Search this
African American scientists  Search this
Agricultural chemistry  Search this
Genre/Form:
Film stills
Clippings -- 1930-1950
Press releases -- 1930-1940
Screenplays -- 1930-1940
Scrapbooks -- 1900-1950
Citation:
Robert L. Shurr Script and Scrapbook for the Motion Picture "George Washington Carver", 1939-1968, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0133
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Robert L. Shurr Script and Scrapbook for the Motion Picture "George Washington Carver"
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0133

Right On!

Recorded by:
The Last Poets, American, founded 1968  Search this
Published by:
Juggernaut, British  Search this
Subject of:
David Nelson, American  Search this
Gylan Kain, American  Search this
Felipe Luciano, American, born 1947  Search this
Herbert Danska, American, born 1927  Search this
Medium:
ink on cardboard, vinyl
Dimensions:
H x W: 12 1/4 x 12 1/4 in. (31.1 x 31.1 cm)
Type:
record covers
long-playing records
Date:
1971
Topic:
African American  Search this
Film  Search this
Hip hop (Music)  Search this
Spoken word (Poetry)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Herbert Danska
Object number:
2012.38.2ab
Restrictions & Rights:
© Herbert Danska
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Audio Recordings
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd589aa8260-f913-4a98-b650-7a86d9f9ef25
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2012.38.2ab

Film still from Sunset in El Dorado (1945)

Subject:
Dumont, Margaret  Search this
Rogers, Dale Evans  Search this
Rogers, Roy  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
circa 1945
Topic:
Western films  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)21231
See more items in:
Lucy R. Lippard papers, 1930s-2007, bulk 1960-1990
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_21231

Film still of the filming of Right On!

Created by:
Herbert Danska, American, born 1927  Search this
Subject of:
David Nelson, American  Search this
Gylan Kain, American  Search this
Felipe Luciano, American, born 1947  Search this
Unidentified Man or Men  Search this
Owned by:
Herbert Danska, American, born 1927  Search this
Medium:
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 8 x 10 in. (20.3 x 25.4 cm)
Type:
gelatin silver prints
film stills
Place depicted:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
ca. 1970
Topic:
African American  Search this
Film  Search this
Hip hop (Music)  Search this
Photography  Search this
Spoken word (Poetry)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2012.21.5.4
Restrictions & Rights:
© Herbert Danska
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd54051ee0a-a168-46fb-9e96-395240b41f4f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2012.21.5.4
Online Media:

Film still of The Last Poets during the filming of Right On!

Created by:
Herbert Danska, American, born 1927  Search this
Subject of:
David Nelson, American  Search this
Felipe Luciano, American, born 1947  Search this
Gylan Kain, American  Search this
Medium:
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 7 x 5 in. (17.8 x 12.7 cm)
Type:
gelatin silver prints
film stills
Place depicted:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
ca. 1970
Topic:
African American  Search this
Film  Search this
Hip hop (Music)  Search this
Photography  Search this
Spoken word (Poetry)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2012.21.5.6
Restrictions & Rights:
© Herbert Danska
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5a73566d1-8e64-49a5-aabc-71a6e96be33a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2012.21.5.6
Online Media:

Poster for No Vietnamese Ever Called Me Nigger

Created by:
United States Student Association, American, founded 1947  Search this
Medium:
lithographic ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 35 x 22 in. (88.9 x 55.9 cm)
Type:
posters
Place made:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1968
Topic:
African American  Search this
Activism  Search this
Civil Rights  Search this
Film  Search this
Graphic design  Search this
Race relations  Search this
Stereotypes  Search this
Vietnam War, 1961-1975  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2012.46.58
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Advertisements
Exhibition:
Now Showing: Posters from African American Movies
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Second Floor, 2 050
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd57e2fa55f-4f56-478f-90b9-ba0d0ad40e16
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2012.46.58
Online Media:

Cindy Sherman

Artist:
Robert Mapplethorpe, 04 Nov 1946 - 09 Mar 1989  Search this
Sitter:
Cindy Sherman, born 19 Jan 1954  Search this
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
Image: 48.6 × 38.6 cm (19 1/8 × 15 3/16")
Sheet: 50.5 × 40.3 cm (19 7/8 × 15 7/8")
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1983
Topic:
Interior  Search this
Costume\Outerwear\Coat\Jacket  Search this
Cindy Sherman: Female  Search this
Cindy Sherman: Visual Arts\Artist\Photographer  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.2016.17
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
© Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Used by permission.
See more items in:
National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm491f96ec2-df95-4d74-9a41-e9eaaf983444
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.2016.17

Clayton Moore "Lone Ranger" Collection

Topic:
Lone Ranger (Television program)
Collector:
Moore, Clayton, 1914-1999  Search this
Donor:
Moore, Dawn A.  Search this
Names:
Lone Ranger (fictional character)  Search this
Extent:
0.5 Cubic feet (5 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Books
Oral history
Legal documents
Financial records
Autobiographies
Publicity photographs
Letters (correspondence)
Film stills
Contracts
Audiotapes
Date:
1980-1999.
Scope and Contents:
Archival materials documenting Moore's career as television's "Lone Ranger": biographical information; photographs, including appearances made by Moore, publicity photographs, and film stills; letters, financial and legal papers relating to Moore's work in endorsements after his retirement from television; and assorted papers, such as court documents, relating to a 1987 theft that Moore experienced; 24 tapes of oral history interviews conducted with Moore, and a copy of his published autobiography.
Arrangement:
2 series.
Biographical / Historical:
Actor who portrayed "The Lone Ranger" on television and in motion pictures.
Provenance:
Donated by Dawn A. Moore in 2000.
Restrictions:
UNPROCESSED COLLECTION.
Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves.
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:
Cowboys -- 20th century  Search this
Television programs  Search this
Genre/Form:
Books
Oral history -- 1980-2000
Legal documents
Financial records -- 1980-2000
Autobiographies
Publicity photographs
Letters (correspondence) -- 20th century.
Film stills
Contracts
Audiotapes
Citation:
Clayton Moore "Lone Ranger" Collection, 1980-1999, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Gift of Dawn A. Moore.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0727
See more items in:
Clayton Moore "Lone Ranger" Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0727
Online Media:

Herbert W. Carleton Motion Picture Stills Collection

Creator:
Carleton, Herbert W., d. 1992  Search this
Carleton, Herbert Oswald  Search this
Names:
Barrymore, Ethel (actress)  Search this
Bushman, Francis X. (actor)  Search this
Extent:
1 Cubic foot
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Film stills
Motion picture stills
Photographs
Date:
1912-1919
Scope and Contents:
The Carleton Collection is a series of 461 feature film still photographs taken during the years 1912-1919. The stills are arranged alphabetically according to film titles. Most of the stills are in excellent condition, although some are torn or cracked at the edges. Only two of the films (The Awakening of Helena Richie and Birth of a Race) from which the stills were taken appear to exist. The stills are probably most notable for the wide array of early screen and stage actors from the period, including Lionel and Ethel Barrymore, Francis X. Bushman and Beverly Bayne, and a very young Frank Morgan.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged chronologically and by title.
Biographical / Historical:
Herbert Oswald Carleton was born in Rochester, N.Y. In his early life he worked as a mechanic and small time inventor, then worked as a motion picture projectionist before getting involved in camera work. Not a cinematographer in the modern sense, Carleton worked primarily with one director and shot only what the director asked for. The height of his output was 1915, when he photographed a number of Francis X. Bushman films. His career tapered off quickly after the release of Birth of a Race, the most expensive, but poorly made film of the silent period. Carleton later turned up doing short films and feature length documentaries in the 30's, before disappearing from the film scene.
Provenance:
Apparently these stills from H. O. Carleton's films were passed on to Herbert W. Carleton at the former's death. They were donated to the Archives Center by Herbert W. Carleton on October 9, 1992.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
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:
Cinematographers  Search this
Silent films -- Photographs  Search this
Motion pictures -- History -- Photographs -- 1910-1920  Search this
Genre/Form:
Film stills
Motion picture stills
Photographs -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin -- 1910-1920
Citation:
Herbert W. Carleton Motion Picture Stills Collection, 1912-1919, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0465
See more items in:
Herbert W. Carleton Motion Picture Stills Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0465

National Cotton Council of America Photographs and Film

Creator:
National Cotton Council  Search this
Extent:
28 Cubic feet (48 boxes)
224 motion picture films
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Motion picture films
Photographs
Motion pictures (visual works)
Slides (photographs)
Date:
circa 1945-1999, undated
Summary:
The collection consists primaily of photographs and films created by the National Cotton Council (NCC) to document cotton production and use and to support the advocacy and educational work of the organization.
Scope and Contents:
The collection consists of photographs, slides, and motion picture films created by the National Cotton Council to document cotton production and use and to support the educational and advocacy work of the organization. It is arranged into four series.

Series 1 contains black and white photographic prints dating primarily from the 1950s-1970s. These photographs document every aspect of cotton farming, from before the seed is even planted to the production of finished cloth. The photographs fall into four categories. The majority depict agricultural practices in all their variations, including land preparation, planting, bedding, plowing, harrowing, drainage, cultivation, stripping, and harvesting. Another large group depicts pests and infestations – boll weevils, fleas, mites, pink bollworm, hoppers - and the methods of countering them with insecticide and herbicide applications. A third group of photos documents more general topics, including the history of cotton, research programs, trading, foreign cotton farming, printing, spinning, and weaving. There are also a number of photographs of agricultural equipment manufactured by International Harvester. Finally, a small group of photographs consists of still shots from many of the movies produced by the National Cotton Council. The photographs were maintained in the order that was created by the National Cotton Council.

Series 2 includes slides and color photographs which date from the 1980s-early 2000s. Their value lies in the fact that most seem to cover the same agricultural and general topics as the photographic prints, just in a different format. Many of the groups of slides were obviously assembled for use in presentations. In addition, there are a large number of slides of individuals and activities from National Cotton Council Board meetings and conferences. Since most of these are not captioned and are of little intrinsic value anyway, they will need to be weeded out. In addition, there are a small number of color snapshots, housed in plastic sleeves, mixed in with the slide sheets. While these provide more modern photographic documentation, many of them also show meetings and are probably of little intrinsic value. The slide sheets were maintained in the order that the company used them.

Series 3 consists of office files icluding industry publications and reference materials.

Series 4 contains two hundred and fourteen films that were created by the National Cotton Council (NCC) and date from the 1960s-1980s. A few of the films document cotton farming;, they primarily document cotton's versatility and use in consumer goods. A consistent theme is that "ordinary cotton" could be quite fashionable. Sample titles include "5000 Years of Cotton Fashion," "Back to School Fashion," "Feed Bag Fashions," "Designer Showcase," "Cotton American Style," "Career Girl Fashion," "High Fashion in Venice," "Cotton: Nature's Food and Fiber Plant," "Pollution Fighters," "The Mattress that Wouldn't Burn," "Why Cotton in Home Furnishings," and "Wash and Wear Cottons."
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into four series.

Series 1, Black and White Photographic Prints, circa 1945-1970s, undated

Subseries 1.1, Cultivation and Production of Cotton, circa 1950s-1970s, undated

Subseries 1.2, Film Stills, 1956-1971, undated

Subseries 1.3, Subjects and Events, 1945-1965, undated

Series 2, Slides, circa 1979-1999, undated

Series 3, Office Files, 1954-1981

Series 4, Films, 1953-1980
Biographical / Historical:
The National Cotton Council of America (NCC) is the official trade association of the cotton industry. The NCC was founded in 1939 to promote the interests of cotton farmers, ginners, brokers, and manufacturers from the Southern, cotton-growing states. Its mission evolved over the years as new uses for cotton and its byproducts were found; as synthetic fibers were developed; as fashion tastes changed; as government regulation increased; and as foreign competition in farming and manufacturing grew. The National Cotton Council's website states that its current mission is "to ensure the ability of all United States cotton industry segments to compete effectively and profitably in the raw cotton, oilseed and United States-manufactured product markets at home and abroad." Throughout its existence, the NCC has been the contact point for industry issues affecting its members, legislators in Congress, allied agribusinesses, and consumers.

The National Cotton Council of America (NCC) initially gave this collection to the Cotton Museum at the Memphis Cotton Exchange early in 2008, during the move of the Memphis-based NCC's corporate offices into a much smaller facility. Calvin Turley, president of the Board of the Cotton Museum, accepted the materials with the understanding that he could do with them as he wished. Ultimately, he decided that the collection was outside the scope of the Cotton Museum's mission. Turley offered the collection to the National Museum of American History in the belief that this was "the best possible place in the whole world for it."
Related Materials:
Materials in the Archives Center

Maid of Cotton Records (NMAH.AC.1176)
Provenance:
Donated to the Archives Center in 2009 by the Cotton Museum.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
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:
Cotton textile industry  Search this
Cotton industry  Search this
Cotton growing  Search this
Cotton picking  Search this
Cotton manufacture  Search this
Trade associations  Search this
Textile industry  Search this
Cotton  Search this
Cotton farming  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1950-2000
Motion pictures (visual works)
Slides (photographs) -- 1950-2000
Citation:
National Cotton Council of America Photographs and Film, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1177
See more items in:
National Cotton Council of America Photographs and Film
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1177

Man and child in parlor

Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 5 1/2 in x 6 1/4 in; 13.97 cm x 15.875 cm
Object Name:
photograph
Date made:
ca. 1900s
Subject:
Family  Search this
ID Number:
1986.3048.2241
Nonaccession number:
1986.3048
Catalog number:
1986.3048.2241
See more items in:
Work and Industry: Photographic History
Domestic Furnishings
Family & Social Life
Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ad-05df-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1384910

Film still card showing woman and slot machine

Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 2 in x 2 5/8 in; 5.08 cm x 6.6675 cm
Object Name:
photograph
Date made:
ca 1920s
ca. 1920s
Subject:
Motion Pictures  Search this
Entertainment, Film  Search this
Gambling  Search this
ID Number:
1986.3048.2316
Nonaccession number:
1986.3048
Catalog number:
1986.3048.2316
See more items in:
Work and Industry: Photographic History
Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ad-05e0-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1384915

Motion Picture Press Kits Collection

Collector:
Gay Life Magazine  Search this
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:
The collection is open for research use.

Researchers must handle unprotected photographs with gloves. Researchers must use reference copies of audio-visual materials. When no reference copy exists, the Archives Center staff will produce reference copies on an "as needed" basis, as resources allow.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Reproduction permission from Archives Center: reproduction fees may apply. All duplication requests must be reviewed and approved by Archives Center staff.
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
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1353

Johannesburg, 2nd Greatest City after Paris

Maker:
William Kentridge, born 1955, South Africa  Search this
Medium:
Animated film recorded on videotape
Dimensions:
Duration: 8 minutes 2 seconds
Type:
Time Based Media
Geography:
Johannesburg, South Africa
Date:
1989
Topic:
male  Search this
female  Search this
Credit Line:
Museum purchase
Object number:
96-34-1
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
© 1989 WJ Kentridge
See more items in:
National Museum of African Art Collection
Exhibition:
Currents: Water in African Art
ongoing exhibition
On View:
NMAfA, Second Level Concourse
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
GUID:
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Mine

Maker:
William Kentridge, born 1955, South Africa  Search this
Medium:
Animated film recorded on videotape
Dimensions:
Duration: 5 minutes 49 seconds
Type:
Time Based Media
Geography:
Johannesburg, South Africa
Date:
1991
Topic:
male  Search this
Credit Line:
Museum purchase
Object number:
96-34-2
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
© 1989 WJ Kentridge
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Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
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Monument

Maker:
William Kentridge, born 1955, South Africa  Search this
Medium:
Animated film recorded on videotape
Dimensions:
Duration: 3 minutes 11 seconds
Type:
Time Based Media
Geography:
Johannesburg, South Africa
Date:
1990
Topic:
male  Search this
Credit Line:
Museum purchase
Object number:
96-34-3
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
© 1989 WJ Kentridge
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Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
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http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys77be83076-2dde-462e-a98e-a4b1462fa010
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_96-34-3

Sobriety, Obesity and Growing Old

Maker:
William Kentridge, born 1955, South Africa  Search this
Medium:
Animated film recorded on videotape
Dimensions:
Duration: 8 minutes 15 seconds
Type:
Time Based Media
Geography:
Johannesburg, South Africa
Date:
1991
Topic:
male  Search this
Credit Line:
Museum purchase
Object number:
96-34-4
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
© 1989 WJ Kentridge
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Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
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http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys7e21adb73-8c01-4536-a9bf-687822043fad
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_96-34-4

Felix in Exile

Maker:
William Kentridge, born 1955, South Africa  Search this
Medium:
Animated film recorded on videotape
Dimensions:
Duration: 9 minutes
Type:
Time Based Media
Geography:
Johannesburg, South Africa
Date:
1993
Topic:
male  Search this
Credit Line:
Museum purchase
Object number:
96-34-5
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
© 1989 WJ Kentridge
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Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
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http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys73dcb7ba8-95b1-4558-9f9f-655d9f1db620
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_96-34-5

History of the Main Complaint

Maker:
William Kentridge, born 1955, South Africa  Search this
Medium:
Animated film recorded on videotape
Dimensions:
Duration: 4 minutes
Type:
Time Based Media
Geography:
Johannesburg, South Africa
Date:
1994
Credit Line:
Museum purchase
Object number:
96-34-6
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
© 1989 WJ Kentridge
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Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
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http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys7bb18339d-e80e-4b0d-ad8a-b5e85a465e9c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_96-34-6

Lobby card for Pinky

Distributed by:
20th Century Fox Film Corporation, American, founded 1935  Search this
Subject of:
Darryl F. Zanuck, American, 1902 - 1979  Search this
Jeanne Crain, American, 1925 - 2003  Search this
Ethel Barrymore, American, 1879 - 1959  Search this
Ethel Waters, American, 1896 - 1977  Search this
William Lundigan, American, 1914 - 1975  Search this
Darryl F. Zanuck, American, 1902 - 1979  Search this
Elia Kazan, Greek American, 1909 - 2003  Search this
Philip Dunne, American, 1908 - 1992  Search this
Dudley Nichols, American, 1895 - 1960  Search this
Cid Ricketts Sumner, American, 1890 - 1970  Search this
National Screen Service, American, 1920 - 2000  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 11 × 14 in. (27.9 × 35.6 cm)
Type:
lobby cards
Place used:
United States, North and Central America
Date:
1949
Topic:
African American  Search this
Actors  Search this
Race films  Search this
Race relations  Search this
United States--History--1945-1953  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2013.118.132.1
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
A Cinema Apart: African American Film Memorabilia (Larry Richards Collection)
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Advertisements
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
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EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2013.118.132.1
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