Mark Cotta Vaz papers
Scope and Contents
Collection contains research, notes, and drafts of Mark Cotta Vaz's biography of Merian C. Cooper, "Living Dangerously". There are also proof copies of the book, two paperback editions of "King Kong," and an audiobook of "Living Dangerously". Items were collected and/or created from approximately 2003-2010.
- Approximately 2003-2010
- Vaz, Mark Cotta (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
Access Restricted; permission to access materials must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services.
Conditions Governing Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Mark Cotta Vaz papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.
Mark Cotta Vaz (1954-) is a film historian and author. Among his many books is "Living Dangerously," a biography of film producer Merian C. Cooper.
Mark Cotta Vaz (born September 16, 1954, in San Francisco, California) is an American author, editor and film historian. He has authored over thirty books, focusing on documenting film special effects and other behind-the-scenes aspects of visual presentation in motion pictures. He has written about these aspects for both Star Wars and Star Trek. He has also written many movie companion books, such as those for The Spirit, Beautiful Creatures and four for the Twilight series. His book "Living Dangerously" on Merian C. Cooper is highly acclaimed, and the drafts and research materials associated with this book are among BYU's special collections.
6 cartons (6 linear ft.)
Materials gathered and created by Mark Cotta Vaz during the writing and publishing of his book "Living Dangerously". Vaz donated the materials to Brigham Young University in 2012.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated; Mark Cotta Vaz; 2012.
Donated; Mark Cotta Vaz; 2017.
Arts and Communications.
Processed; John N. Gillespie; 2013.
Processed; Mary-Celeste Ricks; 2017.
- Argosy Pictures Corporation
- Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
- Cooper, Merian C.
- Drafts (Documents)
- King Kong (Motion picture : 1933)
- Media and Communication
- Motion picture industry
- Motion picture producers
- Performing Arts
- Research (Documents)
- Schoedsack, Ernest B., 1893-1979
- United States -- Social life and customs
- Vaz, Mark Cotta. Living dangerously
- Register of Mark Cotta Vaz papers
- John N. Gillespie
- 2013 February 14
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English in Latin script.