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Val Lewton Screenplays

 Collection
Identifier: MS468

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Abstract

Val Lewton (Vladimir IVan Leventon) was a screenwriter and producer for RKO Studios in the 1940s. The collection contains two of Lewton's own screenplay drafts: the Chamber of Horrors: A Tale of Bedlam and the Body Snatchers.

Dates

  • 1944-1945

Extent

.2 Linear Feet

Biography of Val Lewton

Val Lewton (Vladimir Ivan Leventon) was born in 1904 in Yalta, Russia and came to the United States with his mother at seven years old. He started working in the film industry in the early 1930s as an editorial assistant to producer David Selznick. In the early 1940s, he was put in charge of RKO's low budget horror films. He made several successful movies, such as Cat People (1942), the Ghost Hip (1943) and Curse of the Cat People (1944). He died in 1951.

Arrangement

All folders are arranged alphabetically.

Provenance

2018.013

Processing Information

Jody Thompson processed these screenplays in 2018.
Title
Finding Aid for the Val Lewton Screenplays
Subtitle
MS468
Status
Completed
Author
Jody Thompson
Date
Copyright June 2018
Description rules
Finding aid prepared using RLG Best Practice Guidelines for Encoded Archival Description and Describing Archives: A Content Standard.
Language of description
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Archives and Special Collections, Library, Georgia Institute of Technology Repository

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