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Film and Television Research in Library Special Collections

This guide serves as an orientation to use of relevant research materials held by Library Special Collections.


Akely Motion Picture Camera, 1923. Art Department Digital Image Collection

Here you will find links to collections and items within collections that pertain to the technical side of filming including the development of assorted film processes, motion picture production, camera shooting reports, etc.

Oral History Interviews

Listed here are interviews with persons talking about film technology, processes, editing, filming styles, etc.


Director, Jack Hill. Los Angeles Times Photographic Archive

Collections listed here solely concern filming technology and processes.

Materials Within Collections

Jean Simmons on set of Spartacus. Motion Picture Stills Collection, 1903-

Collections listed here contain relevant technical materials as part of a complete collection.