Victor Milner correspondence

Victor Milner correspondence

Dates: 1920-1957

Photocopies of letters and newsclippings along with a chronological list of the movies filmed by Victor Milner. The letters were exchanged between Victor Milner and various parties. The newsclippings describe the time he was detained by the Russians for a few days with his son, Victor milner Jr., in Weimar, East Germany.

  • Extent: 7 items (48 leaves)(0.05 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Milner, Victor, 1893-1972
  • Call Number: MSS SC 1590
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602;
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
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Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Victor Milner correspondence must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS SC 1590; Victor Milner correspondence; 20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS SC 1590, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by American Society of Cinematographers Hollywood, CA in 1979.
Acquisition Information
Donated; American Society of Cinematographers Hollywood, CA; 1979.
Subject Terms
Milner, Victor, 1893-1972; Cinematographers--California--Los Angeles--Correspondence; Detention of persons--Germany (East)--Weimar; Material Types; Publications
Genre / Form
Letters; Newspapers
Appraisal Information
Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).
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Finding Aid Title
Milner (Victor) correspondence
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Benjamin Sipes
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This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-02-09T04:09-0700
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Biographical Sketch

Movie cinematographer who worked on 129 film productions during his career, 1915-1953. He won the Oscar for photography in 1934 ("Cleopatra") and was one of Cecil B. DeMille's favorite directors of photography.

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