Harry Ransom CenterThe University of Texas at Austin

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The Ransom Center film collection provides research opportunities for scholars working in history, music, popular culture, textual criticism, and film history and criticism. The collections include more than 10,000 scripts for film, television, and radio; more than 15,000 posters, lobby cards, and other advertising materials; and over a million photographs, including film stills, portrait and publicity photographs, set and location reference stills, makeup and wardrobe stills, and candid, behind-the-scenes photographs. Virtually all of the collections include correspondence, memos, production records, or business records. The bulk of the collection concerns mainstream Hollywood filmmaking from the silent era through the present day. Hollywood's Golden Age (1930-1950) is particularly well represented. Other archives relate to the Texas film industry, television, and radio.

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Costume design.

Costume design by Walter Plunkett for dress worn by Vivien Leigh in Gone With The Wind. 1939. David O. Selznick Collection.

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Hollywood Life: The Glamorous Homes of Vintage Hollywood - Eliot Elisofon's photographs of the homes of Hollywood glitterati, circa 1969

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