A thousand springs, 1945-1965
Scope and Contents
Contains correspondence, script treatments, and other material related to Cooper's unproduced film project A Thousand Springs. Materials date from between 1945 and 1965.
- Cooper, Merian C. (Person)
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Biographical / Historical
Merian Caldwell Cooper was an American aviator, United States Air Force and Polish Air Force officer, adventurer, screenwriter, film director, and producer. He was a notable movie producer, starting with documentaries filmed with Ernest B. Schoedsack while traveling the world, most famously Grass and Chang. Cooper was a member of the board of directors of Pan American Airways. During his film career, he worked for several Hollywood studios. He is considered co-inventor of the Cinerama film projection process. Cooper's most famous film was the 1933 movie King Kong. He was awarded an honorary Oscar for lifetime achievement in 1952 and received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1960. Cooper married film actress Dorothy Jordan in 1933. They were married until his death on April 21, 1973.
Language of Materials
Arranged in four subseries: 1. Merian C. Cooper correspondence for A thousand springs, 1962-1963 2. Legal papers. 3. Book and script papers. 4. Papers on directors.
Other uncategorized materials are also found in this subseries.