Roddy McDowall Photograph Archive

The library’s 10 million+ photographs include reference stills and stills of film scenes, individuals and advertising; candid and informal photos and behind-the-scenes production shots; research photos; and images of premieres, studios, theaters, equipment, residences and Hollywood landmarks. While the majority are original black-and-white photographs, there are also negatives (black-and-white and color), color slides and transparencies, film frames, glass negatives and glass slides. Browse collections

Featured Collection

Cecil B. DeMille

The Cecil B. DeMille photographs span the years 1881-1959 and include motion picture production photographs for seventy films as well as photographs documenting DeMille's social activities and personal life.


Access to Photographs

Hepburn Reading Room

Many of the library's photographs are available on a walk-in basis, but appointments are required for Archive Collections. Researchers may also request reproductions of photographs in the library's holdings.


Contact Information

Tables, chairs and shelves inside the Margaret Herrick Library

Margaret Herrick Library
Roddy McDowall Photograph Archive
333 South La Cienega Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
(310) 247-3036 extension 2280

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