Cooper family records, approximately 1922-1967
Scope and Contents
Contains correspondence, articles, clippings, and an obituary related to the Cooper family. Materials date from 1922 to 1967.
- approximately 1922-1967
- Cooper, Merian C. (Person)
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Open for public research.
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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
- Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
- Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
- Cooper family
- Discoveries in geography
- Motion picture industry -- United States
- Motion picture producers and directors
- Motion pictures -- Production and direction
- Performing Arts
- Television programs -- Production and direction
- World War, 1914-1918
- World War, 1939-1945
Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States