Jack Hill Collection

Spider Baby production still

Like his fellow UCLA classmate Francis Ford Coppola, Jack Hill got his start in the film industry at American International Pictures under the eye of Roger Corman. After working on such AIP productions as “The Terror” (1963) and “Dementia 13” (1963), Hill went on to direct some of the most important genre film titles of the 1960s and 1970s including “Switchblade Sisters” (1975), “Pit Stop” (1969), “Foxy Brown” (1974), “Coffy” (1973), and “The Swinging Cheerleaders” (1974).  Hill has deposited prints and elements from his films at the Archive since 1998, a collection comprised of over 50 items. In 2012 the Academy restored his legendary film “Spider Baby or, The Maddest Story Ever Told” (1968).

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