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Fall 2009 Newsletter

Robert De Niro Papers Open for Research

An interior page from Robert De Niro's Raging Bull script, with his annotations. Robert De Niro collection. Click to enlarge.

An interior page from Robert De Niro's
Raging Bull script, with his annotations.
Robert De Niro collection.

The Robert De Niro collection of film-related materials is now open to researchers and the public at the Ransom Center in its Reading Room. The materials, donated in 2006 by actor, director, and producer De Niro, document his professional career from the 1960s through 2005. The collection includes more than 1,300 boxes of papers, film, movie props, and costumes.

Filling more than 300 archival boxes, the paper portion of the collection includes De Niro's heavily-annotated scripts and correspondence, make-up and wardrobe photographs, wardrobe continuity books, costume designs and posters, and extensive production, publicity, and research material.

The collection, appraised at more than $5 million, took more than two years to process, organize, and catalog. The Robert De Niro Endowed Fund supports research in the collection. Additional materials for more recent De Niro projects will be added to the collection and made available at future dates.


LEARN MORE about the De Niro collection, listen to an audio slideshow, and view an inventory of his papers, props, and costumes at www.hrc.utexas.edu/deniro.


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