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Johnston, Eric. , 1942 - 1959., bulk: 1942 - 1959


Scope and Contents

From the Collection:

The Quigley archive is, properly speaking, the photo “morgue” of Quigley Publications, active under various titles since 1915 in motion picture industry trade publishing (Motion Picture Herald, Motion Picture Daily, and others). Primarily an assemblage of publicity photos, the archive is a unique national resource for photographs of motion picture industry people: producers, directors, animators, and their colleagues. Actors and actresses figure less prominently, but are well represented among the approximately 55,000 black-and-white photographs and 3,500 negatives ranging in date from about 1906 to 1972. Of special interest also are smaller files of photographs devoted to motion picture studios, theaters, and equipment.


  • 1942 - 1959.
  • Majority of material found within 1942 - 1959

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From the Collection: 120 Linear Feet (circa 220 boxes)

Language of Materials


Container Summary

Photographs of Eric Johnston, president of the Motion Picture Association of America, and president of the United States Chamber of Commerce. Also pictured Nicolas M. Schenck, Frederick C. Crawford, James Kemper, Martin Quigley, Roy C Ingersoll, Albert C. Mattei, Bernard F. McLain, I.N. Tate, William K. Jackson, Delmar Starkey. Terry Ramsaye, Sherwin Kane, Tom Kennedy, Ken Clark, Steve Broidy, Charles Reagan, William F. Rogers, Frank Sinatra. Negatives of Eric Johnston. Pages of biography of Eric Johnston. Pages of article about the future of the movie industry written by Eric Johnston. Copy of article in Salute Magazine about Eric Johnston.


Repository Details

Part of the Georgetown University Manuscripts Repository

Lauinger Library, 5th Floor
37th and O Streets, N.W.
Washington DC 20057