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Joseph McBride papers, 1960-2008

McBride, Joseph, 1947-

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  • Format Mixed Materials; Sound Recordings
  • Physical Details
    • 41.6 c.f. (107 archives boxes) and
    • 66 tape recordings; plus
    • additions of 63.4 c.f
    • 11 audio casettes
    • 1 DVD recording
    • 19 computer discs, and
    • 1 computer game on 3 DVDs
  • OCLC ocn173704999, ocn173692693
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  • RESTRICTED: The audio tapes in Audio 1036A and M2011-037 may not be listened to without the written permission of Joseph McBride.
  • RESTRICTED: Correspondence in U.S. Mss 147AN, Box 16-17, may not be used without the written permission of Joseph McBride.
  • COPYRIGHT RESTRICTION: Literary rights are retained by the donor, Joseph McBride, throughout his lifetime.


  • Papers of Joseph McBride, a film critic and writer, consisting of script drafts, source material, storyboards, and notes from more than 90 projects in film, television, and theater. Included is material related to his books Orson Welles (1972), John Ford (1974) co-authored with Michael Wilmington, Persistence of Vision (1969), High and Inside: The Complete Guide to Baseball Slang (1980), and Hawks on Hawks (1982); to the films Blood and Guts (1978), Rock 'n' Roll High School (1979), and Prom Night (1980); and to several American Film Institute television salutes to movie notables. Tape recordings include interviews conducted by McBride with Fred Astaire, Jacqueline Bisset, Frank Capra, Audrey Hepburn, Gene Kelly, Robert Mitchum, Donna Reed, Jimmy Stewart, Billy Wilder, and others.


  • Presented by Joseph McBride, Los Angeles, California, 1973-1983.
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