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Fred Zinnemann Collection

Director Fred Zinnemann, seated, and Shirley Jones during the production of "Oklahoma!" (1955).

Four-time Academy Award® winner Fred Zinnemann was a director who mastered several different genres, including westerns, “High Noon” (1952); musicals “Oklahoma!” (1955); historical drama, “A Man for All Seasons” (1966); and suspense, “The Day of the Jackal” (1973). In the course of his 52-year career, he directed a number of future stars in their screen debuts, including Marlon Brando, Montgomery Clift, and Meryl Streep. Since 1984, the Archive has housed over 70 items in the Fred Zinnemann Collection, including prints of his feature films, and many home movies depicting behind-the-scenes footage on films, such as “The Search” (1948) and “From Here to Eternity” (1953), some of which the Archive has preserved.

Click here for a list of the Academy’s holdings related to Fred Zinnemann.

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