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Gerard, Lillian



  • Existence: 1915 - 2003

Biographical History

Lillian Gerard (1915-2003) was a promoter of foreign films.

Lillian Gerard was born approximately 1915 in the Bronx. She studied at Bernard Baruch College. In 1936 she was hired as an importer of foreign films and did publicity and advertising for the movie "The Eternal Mask." Throughout her career, she was an executive of the Paris Theater in Manhattan. She was also a consultant to the Rugoff Theaters, the Little Carnegie, and the Fifth Avenue Cinema. Lillian Gerard passed away January 27, 2003 in Manhattan.

New York Times, February 3, 2003, viewed August 17, 2019 (Lillian Nadel Gerard; born approximately 1915 in the Bronx, New York; active in exhibiting and marketing foreign films for three decades; passed away January 27, 2003 in Manhattan, New York)

FamilySearch, viewed August 17, 2019 (Lillian Irene Nadel; married Philip Richard Gerard on 19 July, 1936 in Manhattan, New York; estimated birth year 1915)

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Collection of interviews by James D'Arc

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 9068
Scope and Contents

Tapes and transcripts of interviews conducted by James D'Arc during his time as curator at L. Tom Perry Special Collections at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. Interviewees include people involved in the film-making industry in southern Utah. Dated 1974-2008.

Dates: 1974-2008

Phillip and Lillian Gerard papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 3793
Scope and Contents

Collection of folders with scripts, programs, and various other theatre related materials. Also includes various photographs, newspaper and magazine clippings, and videocassettes. Materials from and information concerning the Paris Theatre and the Museum of Modern Art in New York City is also included.

Dates: 1929-1982

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Audiocassettes 1
Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.) 1
Fine Arts 1
Interviews 1
Letters 1