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O'Brien, Willis, 1886-1962



  • Existence: 1886 - 1962

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Merian C. Cooper and Dorothy Jordan papers on motion pictures, 1920-1972

Identifier: MSS 2008 Series 8
Scope and Contents

Contains awards, correspondence, story proposals, photographs, art, and other material related to Cooper's career in the film industry during the beginning in the 1930s, but primarily in the 1950s and 1960s. These files also contain similar materials on the careers of Cooper's wife, Dorothy Jordan, and special effects technician Willis O'Brien. Dated 1920 to 1972.

Dates: 1920-1972

Stephan Pickering papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2114
Scope and Contents

2 boxes of scripts, photographs, and correspondence.

Dates: approximately 1933-1945

Willis O'Brien projects, 1940-1969

Identifier: MSS 2008 Series 6 Sub-Series 11
Scope and Contents

Contains correspondence, story treatments, sketches, and photographs by or about O'Brien. Documents relate to Cooper's projects and were gathered by him. Materials date from between the 1940s and 1960s.

Dates: 1940-1969

Willis O'Brien story treatments and ideas, undated

Identifier: MSS 2008 Series 6 Sub-Series 11 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents

Subseries contains story treatments and sketches for film projects prepared by O'Brien.

Dates: undated

Additional filters:

Archival Object 3
Collection 1
Letters 3
Motion picture industry -- United States 3
Motion pictures -- Production and direction 3
Photographs 3
Sketches 2