On Mon, 28 Feb 1994, Edmund Carlevale wrote: > For a book and an upcoming trip to LA I need to know what special > archives are available in the Los Angeles area, specifically in regards > to films of the '30s. Books, films, costumes, scripts, anything > available to a researcher. > I would suggest that you begin your research at the Library of The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Beverly Hills; the collection is open to all and extensive. (General info: 310.247.3035). Also, each of the major studios has allowed researchers access to their materials, but the rules differ in each case and this always requires that you make contact with the studios in advance. If the material you seek is not available elsewhere, the somewhat bureaucratic procedures for gaining access can be worth the effort.