Northwestern

Bradley, David (1920-1997) Papers Edit

Summary

Identifier
55/16

Dates

  • 1936-1980 (Creation)

Extents

  • 2.00 Boxes (Whole)

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Notes

  • Abstract

    The David Bradley Papers, filling two boxes, span the period 1936 to 1980. The papers include newspaper and magazine clippings, posters, press material, scripts, and programs illuminating Bradley's career as a filmmaker.

  • Scope and Contents

    The David Bradley Papers, filling two boxes, span the period 1936 to 1980. The papers include newspaper and magazine clippings, posters, press material, scripts, and programs illuminating Bradley's career as a filmmaker. The papers are arranged in two categories: biographical materials and materials relating to Bradley's films.

    The biographical materials, largely clippings, document broad aspects of Bradley's career. Arranged chronologically within two folders, the biographical materials relate most strongly to Bradley's early years at M.G.M. and his later career as an independent filmmaker in Hollywood.

    Materials relating to Bradley's films form the bulk of the collection; they include primarily clippings but also press and publicity materials, programs, and full-color posters. Materials are arranged in folders alphabetically according to film title and thereafter according to format, i.e., clippings, programs, etc. When dated, materials within folders are arranged chronologically. “Julius Caesar” and “Macbeth” are the most strongly represented of Bradley's films. Not surprisingly, they received the most critical acclaim. They were reviewed by local, national, and international press and shown at several film festivals in the United States and abroad.

    One folder of articles authored by Bradley and published in a variety of film magazines is included in the collection. Most of the articles reflect generally Bradley's career as a filmmaker while several focus on his work on a single film. A folder of course syllabi pertaining to Bradley's teaching at Santa Monica College is also included. Both folders are filed after the biographical materials.

  • Arrangement Note

    The papers are arranged in two categories: biographical materials and materials relating to Bradley's films.

  • Method of Acquisition

    David Bradley donated these papers to the Northwestern University Archives on August 4, 1986 (Accession #86-137).

  • Conditions Governing Access

    This collection is stored off-site and requires 48 hours advance notice for retrieval. Please contact us at archives@northwestern.edu or 847-491-3136 to schedule an appointment to view the collection.

  • Related Materials

    unspecified

  • Processing Information

    Lauren Bufferd; November, 1986.

  • Existence and Location of Originals

    unspecified

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