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Henry King papers, 1925-1962
- King, Henry, 1886-1982
- Henry King papers
- 1925-1962 (inclusive)Date of CollectionDate of Collection
- 6.87 (13 boxes) + oversize
- Collection Number
- Production and publicity materials for many of the this director's motion pictures.
American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming
American Heritage Center
University of Wyoming
1000 E. University Ave.
- Access Restrictions
There are no access restrictions on the materials for research purposes, and the collection is open to the public.
Historical NoteReturn to Top
Henry King was a pioneer in the American motion picture industry. He began his career as a film actor in 1912. He moved to California, where he began directing in 1915. His first major Hollywood success was “23 ½ Hours Leave” (1920). King made at least one film a year during the next forty years, working primarily for 20th Century Fox. His final film was “Tender Is the Night” (1961).
Content DescriptionReturn to Top
The Henry King collection contains scripts and publicity materials for many of the motion pictures King directed, including “Romola”, “Jesse James”, “Carousel”, “Chicago”, “Prince of Foxes”, “Twelve O’clock High”, and “Tender Is the Night”. There are production stills and other photographs, as well as reviews of some of King’s motion pictures. There is also a musical score from “Carousel”.
Use of the CollectionReturn to Top
The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property, and libel laws as they apply.
Item Description, Box Number, Folder Number, Collection Name, Collection Number, American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming.
Administrative InformationReturn to Top
There are no known other archival collections created by Henry King at the date of processing.
This material was received from Henry King in 1968
The collection was cataloged by D. Claudia Thompson in April 2013
Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top
Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- Motion Pictures
- Motion picture actors and actresses
- Motion picture producers and directors
- Silent films