January 28, 2022

More Than 1,000 Vintage Movie Posters Donated to Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Library

From The Los Angeles Times:

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.

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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.