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King W. Vidor papers, 1936-1982

Vidor, King, 1894-1982

Collector, Filmmaker

Collection Information

Size: 2.1 Linear feet

Summary: The papers of King Vidor measure 2.1 linear feet and include correspondence, printed material, and a variety of materials related to the documentary Metaphor: King Vidor Meets Andrew Wyeth (1980) written and directed by Vidor, including production notes, photographs, and motion picture film.

Biographical/Historical Note

King Vidor was an American film director whose prolific career began in 1913, during the silent era, and continued through 1959 when he stopped directing large scale film projects. In addition to his prolific film career, Vidor was an avid collector of American Art who owned works by Thomas Hart Benton and Grant Wood, among others.

Provenance

Donated 1985 by the King Vidor Trust.

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Language Note

Collection is in English.