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Jeff Spielberg collection of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer scripts

Jeff Spielberg collection of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer scripts

Dates: approximately 1920-1980

Contains 606 motion picture scripts created by Metro-Goldywn-Mayer (based in California) for their motion picture films. Includes scripts for films featuring major MGM stars including Joan Crawford. Dated approximately 1920-1980.

  • Extent: 27 cartons (27 linear ft.). -- 1 oversize box (1.5 linear ft.) : Quarto I half-box
  • Creator: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. -- Spielberg, Jeff (Jeffrey), 1949
  • Call Number: MSS 8129
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; Arts & Communications Archives; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
Languages and Scripts
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Jeff Spielberg collection of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer scripts must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.
Collection was originally titled "Collection of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer scripts" and cartons 1-25 and oversize 26 are labeled accordingly.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 8129; Jeff Spielberg collection of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer scripts; Arts and Communications Archives; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 8129, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Materials were gathered from multiple sources by Jeff Spielberg, the primary source being the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer script department. The scripts were donated to Brigham Young University in increments between 2011 and 2017.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Jeff Spielberg; 2011. Donated; Jeff Spielberg; 2017.
Subject Terms
Motion pictures--Production and direction; Media and Communication; Social Life and Customs; Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; Performing Arts; Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.
Genre / Form
Motion picture plays
Processing Information
Processed; John N. Gillespie; 2013. Processed; Maddi Stanley; 2017.
Appraisal Information
Arts and Communications.
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Finding Aid Title
Spielberg (Jeff) collection of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer scripts
Finding Aid Author
John N. Gillespie
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2018-10-25 16:24:10 -0600.
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Biographical Info:

Administrative History

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (1924-) is a motion picture, television, home video, and theatrical production and distribution company.

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) was established in 1924 as a merger between Metro Pictures Corp., Goldwyn Pictures, and Louis B. Mayer Productions. MGM experienced a "golden three decades" between 1924 and 1954, in which it produced a Best Picture nominee every year for 20 years straight. In 1939, both Gone With the Wind and The Wizard of Oz were nominated for Best Picture. Gone With the Wind won, along with eight other Oscars, and The Wizard of Oz won two Oscars. MGM has over 175 Oscars across its library.

Biographical History

Jeff Spielberg (1949- ) is a southern California based lawyer, entrepreneur, and film memorabilia collector. He was born February 28, 1949 in Brooklyn, New York and currently lives in Santa Monica, California.

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