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Argosy Pictures Corporation business records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1849
Scope and Contents The records provide insight into legal and tax aspects of film production, as well as documenting the search for suitable story material and researching aspects of a film before production. Includes correspondence; legal, financial, and personnel records; story ideas; a scrapbook; photographs; and other documentation.
Dates: 1939-1958

Merian C. Cooper address

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 3255
Scope and Contents Cd of an address by Merian C. Cooper about his film "King Kong."
Dates: 1964

Merian C. Cooper correspondence and interview

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2024
Scope and Contents Includes photocopies of correspondence between Behlmer, Merian C. Cooper, and others. Also includes recording and transcript of interview recorded by Behlmer with Cooper in 1965 concerning Cooper's service in World War I and the Russo-Polish War (1919-1920); and his films with Ernest B. Schoedsack: "Grass" and "Chang." Some correspondence relates to David O. Selznick and the film, "King Kong."
Dates: 1929-1972

Merian C. Cooper papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2008
Overview The Merian C. Cooper papers cover virtually every aspect of Cooper's life and his varied careers. The papers provide valuable information on documentary and feature motion picture production in the United States from the mid-1920s through the early 1950s, as well as information on world exploration, the United States Air Force (particularly during World War II), and early television. Several Cooper projects that never came to fruition are also documented, especially his unproduced film...
Dates: 1921-1977

Collection of Merian C. Cooper scripts

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 5790
Scope and Contents Collection includes photocopies of cutting continuity scripts from six films produced by Merian C. Cooper.
Dates: 1933-1938

Doug Fabrizio interview with James D'Arc and Mark Cotta Vaz

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 3666
Scope and Contents Interview on compact disc about the 1933 film King Kong and its director and co-producer Merian C. Cooper. Released during the Great Depression and in the year of Franklin D. Roosevelt's election, this film explored the theme of civilization vs. nature. D'Arc and Vaz accredit Cooper for much of the motion industries success and for building the bridge between the 19th and 20th centuries. They discuss parallels between Cooper and the film's star Carl Denham. They point out the influences in...
Dates: 2006 April 7

Photoplay Productions documentary research

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 2995
Abstract Videotapes and DVDs of interviews during the production of the documentaries Cecil B. DeMille: American Epicand I'm King Kong!.
Dates: 2000-2005

Stephan Pickering papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2114
Scope and Contents 2 boxes of scripts, photographs, and correspondence.
Dates: approximately 1933-1945

Jack Polito correspondence with Merian C. Cooper

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 5904
Scope and Contents Photocopies of three holographic letters from film producer and director Merian C. Cooper to Jack Polito, 1966.
Dates: 1966

She / by H. Rider Haggard ; screen play by Ruth Rose ; additional dialogue by Dudley Nichols

 Item — item: 1
Identifier: MSS 8017
Scope and Contents Contains a bound script of the 1935 motion picture SHE, interleaved with storyboard sketches and inscribed by Merian C. Cooper, the film's producer, to Max Steiner, who composed the music for the film.
Dates: 1935 July 12

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Argosy Pictures Corporation 2
RKO Radio Pictures 2
Rose, Ruth, 1896-1978 2
Schoedsack, Ernest B., 1893-1979 2
Vaz, Mark Cotta 2