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Motion Picture Collection

Containing more than 350,000 materials, the oldest dating back to the 1890s, the Archive's motion picture holdings include major 35mm collections from Paramount Pictures, 20th Century Fox, Warner Bros., Sony/Columbia Pictures, New World Pictures, Orion Pictures, Universal, RKO and Republic Pictures.  In addition, the Archive's 16mm film collections contain more than 5,000 titles.  Films have also been received from hundreds of individuals, including Robert Altman, Hal Ashby, Tony Curtis, Charlton Heston, Dustin Hoffman, Rock Hudson, Stanley Kramer, Ken Kesey, King Vidor, Hal Wallis and William Wyler.

These collection profiles represent only a partial listing of the Archive's many significant collections.  To review records for motion picture titles in the Archive's collection please consult our Archive Catalog.  For more information on our collections or to arrange research viewing, please contact the Archive Research and Study Center (ARSC).

Collection highlights

20th Century Fox

 

African-American

Film and Television

Animation

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Salome Arkatov and Rosina Lhevinne

Documentary Materials

Dorothy Arzner

 

Frank Borzage

 

Chicano/a Film and Television

Wendy Clarke Video Art

Mayme A. Clayton

Columbia Pictures

Creative Film Society

Cecil B. DeMille

Arthur Dong

Eros International

Film Noir

Hearst Metrotone News

 

Immigrant Workers Freedom Ride

Documentary Project

Japanese-American Incarceration

and Internment during WWII

C. G. Jung Institute

Key Art Awards

Stanley Kramer 

Walter Lantz

L.A. Rebellion

Latin American Institute

LGBTQ Resources (General Collection)

Los Angeles 

Ida Lupino

Newsreel, Third World Newsreel,

California Newsreel

Jack Oakie & Victoria Horne Oakie

Foundation

Outfest UCLA Legacy Project

 

George Pal

Paramount

Mary Pickford 

Pre-Code Era

Jean Renoir 

Ripstein and Hermosillo

Pat Rocco

Screen Actors Guild Conversations

Shaw Brothers

Silents to the Dawn of Sound

Preservation Examples

Soundies

 

Sundance Collection

 

UCLA Film & Television Archive

Event Audio Recordings

Warner Archive DVDs

 

Warner Bros.

 

Weiss Brothers

Women in Film Foundation Legacy Series 

 

 

For more information on our collections, contact the Archive Research and Study Center (ARSC).