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Merian C. Cooper papers on post-retirement activities, 1911-1977

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 2008 Series 3 Sub-Series 6

Scope and Contents

Contains correspondence, photographs, research, and other materials related to Cooper's post-retirement activities associated with the military. Materials date from 1911 to 1977.

Dates

  • 1911-1977

Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to use material from this collection must be obtained from Reference Services at specialcollections@byu.edu.

Biographical / Historical

From the Series:

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.

Extent

1 box

2 folders

Language of Materials

English

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

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