Biographical files, [ca. 1920-1985], [ca. 1960-1970] (bulk)


Biographical files, [ca. 1920-1985], [ca. 1960-1970] (bulk)

Included are articles, notebooks, correspondence, diaries, and interviews of film makers, writers, critics, artists, actors, and others involved in film. Records primarily document film-related work. Work in other areas, and personal matters are also represented. Persons represented include Kenneth Anger, Stan Brakhage, Robert Bresson, Maya Deren, Alexander Dovzhenko, Jonas Mekas, Man Ray, Michael Snow, Jean Vigo, Andy Warhol, and many others. Of note are correspondence, diaries, and other documents of Joseph Cornell.

ca. 52 cubic ft.

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Anger, Kenneth (person)

Kenneth Anger (born Kenneth Wilbur Anglemyer, February 3, 1927) is an American underground experimental filmmaker, actor and author. Working exclusively in short films, he has produced almost forty works since 1937, nine of which have been grouped together as the "Magick Lantern Cycle". His films variously merge surrealism with homoeroticism and the occult, and have been described as containing "elements of erotica, documentary, psychodrama, and spectacle". Anger himself has been described as "o...

Dovz︠h︡enko, Oleksandr Petrovych, 1894-1956 (person)

Deren, Maya (person)

Ukrainian American photographer, dancer, actress, filmmaker, film critic, author, and poet; Elenora Derenkowsky born in Kiev in 1917; came to U.S. with parents in 1922; changed name to Maya Deren ca. 1943; married several times; d. 1961. From the description of Maya Deren collection, [194-]-[196-]. (Boston University). WorldCat record id: 70962619 ...

Warhol, Andy, 1928-1987 (person)

Andy Warhol (1928-1987) was an American artist and film maker. From the description of Andy Warhol collection of photographs of actors, 1915-1967. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 79392132 Andy Warhol was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1928. He studied commercial art at the Carnegie Institute of Technology in Pittsburgh, graduating in 1949. After graduation, Warhol went to New York where he worked as an illustrator for magazines such as Vogue and Harpar's Bazaa...

Mekas, Jonas, 1922-.... (person)

Jonas Mekas was born in Lithuania in 1922. In 1949, Mekas emigrated with his brother to the United States, where he became interested in avant-garde film. He later began screening his own avant-garde films and publishing criticism in several different venues, including Film Culture . Mekas also founded the Anthology Film Archives, one of the world's largest collections of avant-garde films. From the description of Jonas Mekas collection of Fluxus film loops, 1960-1970. (University of...

Anthology Film Archives (corporateBody)

Snow, Michael, 1929-.... (person)

Brakhage, Stan (person)

Avant-garde filmmaker; full name James Stanley Brakhage; b. 1933. From the description of Stan Brakhage papers, 1953-1966. (University of Connecticut). WorldCat record id: 28415992 ...

Cornell, Joseph (person)

American artist. From the description of Joseph Cornell letters : Flushing (N.Y.), to Charles Henri Ford, 1938-1957. (Getty Research Institute). WorldCat record id: 123429522 Assemblage artist. Born 1903, died 1972. From the description of Joseph Cornell letters to Muriel Streeter Schwartz, 1957-1963. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 86118594 Joseph Cornell (1903-1972) was an assemblagist, collagist, and filmmaker from Flushing, N.Y. ...

Vigo, Jean, 1905-1934 (person)

Man Ray, 1890-1976 (person)

Photographer. Halpert was director of the Downtown Gallery, New York, N.Y. and a friend of director of museum director, James W. Foster. From the description of Photograph of Edith Halpert, [ca. 1930]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 744432180 From the description of Photograph of Edith Halpert, [ca. 1930]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122455038 Biographical/Historical Note American-born photographer, painter, a...

Bresson, Robert (person)