Dear Julie Grossman, UCLA is well worth a visit, as is the library of the Motion Picture Academy in Beverly Hills and USC has some scripts, etc.Prof. Steve Mamber at UCLA is a film noir maven who has done some work putting together digital versions with notes for Criterion laserdiscs. He can give you some guidance and is a super computer buff -- he taught me Turbo Pascal for a class and I am a programming averse mac user. All good wishes, Larry Jarvik >Hi All. > >I'm beginning work on a book abt film noir and am wondering if >any of you have suggestions abt particular collections or archives that I >may find useful. I'm thinking of heading for the UCLA film research >archive, where I know I can find restored films such as _Double >Indemnity_ and a generally large collection of films, but I'm having a >hard time (through phone and websites) discovering if there would be >enough of specific interest to warrant the trip. I know UCLA >also houses scripts and press materials in its special collections, but >again, I'm wondering if any of you have more direct experience of the >resources there, or of anywhere else you think might offer good research >material and film collections on the subject of film noir. Thanks very >much in advance. > >Julie Grossman >e-mail: [log in to unmask] > >---- >To sign off SCREEN-L, e-mail [log in to unmask] and put SIGNOFF SCREEN-L >in the message. Problems? Contact [log in to unmask] Laurence Jarvik <[log in to unmask]> ---- Screen-L is sponsored by the Telecommunication & Film Dept., the University of Alabama.