George Stevens Collection

George Stevens Collection

Acclaimed director George Stevens’ credits include “Alice Adams” (1935), “Woman of the Year” (1942), “Swing Time” (1936), “A Place in the Sun” (1951), “Shane” (1953), “Giant” (1956), and “The Diary of Anne Frank” (1959). George Stevens, Jr. examined his father’s career and World War II experiences in his documentaries “George Stevens: A Filmmaker’s Journey” (1984) and “D-Day to Berlin” (1994). The materials in the George Stevens Collection include feature film prints, interviews with Stevens, newsreels featuring Stevens, tributes to Stevens, family home movies, behind-the-scenes footage of “The More the Merrier” (1943), “Gunga Din” (1939), and other films, research footage and production materials for “The Greatest Story Ever Told” (1965). Additionally, there are pre-print and production materials on “D-Day to Berlin” and “George Stevens: A Filmmaker’s Journey,” including filmed interviews with forty Hollywood professionals. Created in 1980, the George Stevens Collection has grown through the years and currently contains nearly 600 items.                

The film material at the Academy Film Archive is complemented by material in the George Stevens papers at the Academy’s Margaret Herrick Library.

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