Chicago real estate developer Dwight Cleveland has donated over 1,000 vintage movies posters from his collection to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
The posters, documenting the studio era of “B” movie filmmaking from the first half of the 20th century, feature a variety of genres including westerns (“The Revenge Rider” and “Heart of the Golden West”), war films (“Friendly Enemies” and “Somewhere in France”) and musicals (“Breakfast in Hollywood” and “Girl From Rio”).
The posters will be housed in the academy’s Margaret Herrick Library.
“Dwight’s collection was a dream to receive,” said Anne Coco, the Herrick’s graphic arts librarian. “Not only was it very well organized, but the posters also were in excellent shape. Our staff is fairly certain he was a librarian in another lifetime.”
Learn More About the Acquisition in the Full Text Article
See Also: Browse and Search Several Digital Collections from the Margaret Herrick Library.
Learn more about the digital collections in this November 2012 post.