Papers of Pandro Berman (1905-1996), a leading motion picture producer associated with RKO during the 1930's and later with MGM. The collection is composed of extensive production files of correspondence, script drafts, reports and logs, and financial information for A Patch of Blue (1965) and two other films Berman produced between 1964 and 1970. Also included are scripts, clippings, and publicity for many of his earlier films, most notably Blackboard Jungle (1955), The Brothers Karamazov (1958), Butterfield 8 (1960), Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958), Dragon Seed (1944), Father's Little Dividend (1951), Father of the Bride (1950), and Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939).
Also included are Ivanhoe (1952), The Long, Long Trailer (1954), National Velvet (1944), Rio Rita (1941), Somewhere I'll Find You (1942), Sweet Bird of Youth (1962), Tea and Sympathy (1956), and The Three Musketeers (1947). Seven boxes contain notes, correspondence, scripts, and negotiations for unproduced films. The remainder of the collection consists of clippings, miscellaneous personal and business correspondence, financial records, and promotional and biographical information.
Presented by Pandro Berman, Beverly Hills, California, 1975 and 1977.