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Los Angeles Independent Film Oasis records, 1975-1981

Los Angeles Independent Film Oasis records, 1975-1981

Los Angeles Independent Film Oasis

Collection Information

Size: 1.1 linear ft.

Biographical/Historical Note

Non-profit organization founded March 1975 to showcase experimental cinema in Los Angeles and to explore the film medium as a fine art.

Provenance

Donated 1994 by Amy Halpern, co-founder of the Los Angeles Independent Film Oasis.

Scope and Contents

The scattered records of the Los Angeles Independent Film Oasis date from 1976 to 1981 and measure 1.1 linear feet. The records consist of scattered business and administrative records, one folder of correspondence, various notes, printed materials, and a large number of files on filmmakers and cinematographers.

Scattered business and administrative records include the constitution and by-laws of the organization, founding information, contracts, member information, film rental documents, and film screening schedules. Resumes are found for Oasis members Morgan Fisher, Roberta Friedman, Leslie Gehry, Lyn Gerry, Amy Halpern, Beverly and Pat O'Neill, and William Moritz.

There is one folder of scattered correspondence dating from circa 1977-1981, financial notes, meeting notes, and program notes. Printed materials include announcements and posters, printed articles written by members, clippings, press releases, and film programs.

The largest series consists of compiled files on filmmakers and cinematographers, most of whom showed at the Oasis. Files contain a variety of materials, such as clippings, reviews, programs, biographies, and notes.

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.

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