Marlon Brando in “A Street Car Named Desire”, 1951 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marlon_Brando This week I had a task! It was to find correspondences about Marlon Brando in the Charles K. Feldman collection. Sounds easy but it was not! I looked and looked through sooo many papers and where there should have been things there were not! Lots of missing files and papers and folders....
Darryl F. Zanuck (1902–1979) This week I ran across a film title in the papers that I had just watched that week! It was called The Razor’s Edge http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0038873/ from 1946. I picked this out from the AFI Library because it matched the time period of the Feldman papers I was working with and the name Zanuck was seen in the papers before and this was the producer...
This week I will watch Macbeth from 1948 that Charles K. Feldman produced for Orson Wells via Republic Picture. I found out that AFI has a catalog which is like the official academic version of what people would normally go to to imdb for. Here is the detailed record on this version of Macbeth in the AFI Catalog: http://www.afi.com/members/catalog/DetailView.aspx?s=&Movie=25626 It is a...
Wow this week was definitely a highlight. I discovered a very hidden treasure! Ronald Reagan’s signature! It was from 1947 when he was president of the Screen Actors Guild. There was a document for the SAG-Producer agreement and here are some pictures I took of my discovery. I was so excited I wanted to show everyone what I had found. Imagine our president of the United States in...