Andrew Laszlo Film Memorabilia Collection, 1968-2010  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Laszlo, Andrew, 1926-2011
Title
Andrew Laszlo Film Memorabilia Collection
Dates
1968-2010
Quantity
4 linear feet
Collection Number
Collection 2617, MtBC, us (collection)
Summary
The Andrew Laszlo collection of motion picture memorabilia includes scripts from Hollywood productions going back as far as the 1960s, including one he wrote himself, Go Jump in the Pool.
Repository
Montana State University Library, Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections
Montana State University-Bozeman Library
Merrill G Burlingame Special Collections
P.O. Box 173320
Bozeman, MT
59717-3320
Telephone: 406-994-4242
Fax: 406-994-2851
spcoll@www.lib.montana.edu
Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Andrew Laszlo was a Hungarian-American cinematographer. He was born in Papa, Hungary on January 12, 1926 where he attended local school and excelled in swimming, fencing, and skating. He also developed an interest in photography at this time. During World War II he was sent to a labor camp by the Nazis and eventually the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. Following his liberation he continued to live in Hungary until 1947 when he was able to emigrate to the United States. While serving in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, Laszlo learned motion picture filming in the Signal Corps. This led to his employment as a television camera operator on the Phil Silvers Show and the Ed Sullivan Show. His career as a Hollywood cinematographer began in earnest afterwards, and his credits in film and television included: The Owl and the Pussycat (1970); The Warriors (1979) Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989) and Ghost Dad (1989). In 1969, Laszlo was admitted to the Cinematographer’s Branch of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), and he participated in the balloting of film award nominations thereafter. When he retired from active film work he lectured students in film making as an adjunct professor at Montana State University, pursued his fly fishing hobby, and published several works of fiction. He died in Bozeman, Montana on October 7, 2011.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Andrew Laszlo collection of motion picture memorabilia includes scripts from Hollywood productions going back as far as the 1960s, including one he wrote himself, Go Jump in the Pool. The scripts were apparently collected because he either worked or considered working on the named film, or they were submitted for his judgement in voting for the Best Screenplay award during the annual AMPAS Oscars ceremony. In the following listing, any scripts that represent movies Laszlo worked on have been indicated with an asterisk. An extensive collection of musical scores for various Academy Award nominees have also been preserved. One box of documents in this collection pertain to the production of Ghost Dad, a film directed by Sidney Poitier and starring Bill Cosby in 1990 and include memorandums, shooting schedules, storyboard sheets, and other materials. This is the only film that Laszlo worked on for which significant documentation was saved. A single folder of correspondence, which includes two autographed letters from actor Gregory Peck welcoming Laszlo to the AMPAS is part of the collection. Other memorabilia related to the AMPAS includes invitations to the annual award ceremony, ballots, rule brochures, and event schedules.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Letters and AMPAS memorabiliaReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1

Container(s) Description Dates
box
1
Folder
1
Letters
1968-1986
2
Invitations to Oscar ceremonies
1994-2009
Unfoldered
Various brochures, rule books, and schedules

Ghost Dad materialsReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 2

Container(s) Description
box
2
Folder
1
Memorandums
2
Storyboard, Scene 14
3
Storyboard, Scenes 31-34
4
Storyboard, Scenes 36-38
5
Storyboard, Scene 39
6
Storyboard, Scene 44
7
Storyboard, Scenes 109-111
8
Storyboard, Scenes
(various)
9
Storyboard, Scenes
(obsolete)
10
Script revisions
11
Breakdown pages
12
Breakdown pages
(cont.)
13
Shooting schedules
14
Call sheets

Unbound scriptsReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 3

Container(s) Description
box
3
About a Boy
Adaptation
Almost Famous
American Beauty
American Splendor
The Aviator
BAT 21
Beethoven
Being John Malkovich
The Best Place To Be
Billy Elliott
Chicago
Chocolat
The Cider House Rules
Colors
Crash
Dick Tracy
A Different Story
Erin Brockovich
Election
Enola Gay
Far From Heaven
Finding Nemo
Finding Neverland
Ghost World
Gladiator
Go Jump In The Pool / by Andrew Laszlo
Gods and Monsters
Good Night and Good Luck
Gosford Park

Unbound scriptsReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 4

Container(s) Description
box
4
The Green Mile
Hotel Rwanda
The Hours
I, The Jury*
In America
In The Bedroom
The Insider
Legend
Life is Beautiful
Lord of the Rings-The Fellowship of the Ring
Lord of the Rings-Return of the King
Lost in Translation
Madway
Monster’s Ball
Moscow Exchange
Munich
The One With The Fuzz
The Pedestal
The Pianist
The Queen
The Royal Tannebaums
Shakespeare in Love
A Simple Plan
Southern Comfort*
Spanners Key
Spanners Key
(final version)
Streets of Fire*
Syriana
The Talented Mr. Ripley

Unbound scriptsReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 5

Container(s) Description
box
5
Thin Ice
Topsy Turvy
Traffic
Tripwire
Undertow
The Warriors*
Washington D.C., Episode 3
Washington D.C., Episode 4
Washington D.C., Episode 8
Wonder Boys
You Can Count On Me

Bound scriptsReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 6

Container(s) Description
box
6
127 hours
Atonement
The Barbarian Invasion
Before Sunset
Brokeback Mountain
Capote
City of God
The Constant Gardener
The Departed
Dirty Pretty Things
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Frozen River
The Hurt Locker
Inception
Juno
The King’s Speech
Little Miss Sunshine
Letters From Iwo Jima
Michael Clayton
Milk
Million Dollar Baby
Notes on a Scandal
Ratatouille
The Savages
Sideways
Slumdog Millionaire
The Squid and the Whale
Toy Story 3
Up
A Very Long Engagement
Wall-E

Soundtrack CDsReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 7

Container(s) Description
box
7
127 Hours
(2)
American Beauty
Angela’s Ashes
Apollo 13
Artificial Intelligence
Basic Instinct
A Beautiful Mind
The Bodyguard
Braveheart
Brokeback Mountain
Chaplin
Chocolat
The Cider House Rules
The Constant Gardener
Country Song
The Core
Crash
Don Juan De Marco
Dreamgirls
(2)
The Emperor’s New Groove
The Firm
The First Wives Club
Gladiator
Hustle and Flow

Soundtrack CDsReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 8

Container(s) Description
box
8
Inception
Kate and Leopold
The King’s Speech
Last of the Mohicans
Life is Beautiful
The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond
Magnolia
Meet the Parents
Monsters, Inc.
Much Ado About Nothing
Munich
Music of the Heart
Nixon
Pan’s Labyrinth
The Patriot
Pearl Harbor
Philadelphia
Poetic Justice
Pride and Prejudice
Prince of Egypt
The Red Violin
Sabrina
Sarafina
Saving Private Ryan
Schindler’s List
Shakespeare in Love

Soundtrack CDsReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 9

Container(s) Description
box
9
Sister Act
Sleepless in Seattle
The Social Network
South Park
The Talented Mr. Ripley
Tarzan
Toy Story 2
Toy Story 3
Trans America
Unstrung Heroes
Vanilla Sky
Wonder Boys

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