Collection ID: LMC 2784
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Collection context

Summary

Creator:
Allen, Barry, 1943-
Abstract:
The Allen, Barry mss. consists of various scripts and screenplays collected by Barry Allen, 1943-.
Extent:
2.5 linear feet (2 boxes)
Language:
English
Preferred citation:

[Item], Allen, Barry mss., Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.

Background

Biographical / Historical:

Barry Allen was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, in December 1943. Despite initial aspirations of being a newspaper photojournalist, Kevin Brownlow's The Parade's Gone By and working with a large library of classic films at Channel 8 shifted Allen's career interests to the programming and ultimately the preservation of moving images. In 1967, he started working as an editor for WISH-TV in Indianapolis, where he edited on 16mm all movies that would be broadcast. In subsequent years, he transitioned to booking and programming repertory and commercial films for Heaston Theatres in Indianapolis. In 1999, he was assigned the role of film preservationist for the Republic Pictures library, a subsidiary holding of Paramount & Viacom. In the mid 2000s, he became the Executive Director of Film Preservation and Archival Resources at Paramount Pictures. In 2005, Allen was awarded the Anthology Film Archives Honor for his work to preserve the Republic Pictures library. Allen retired from Paramount Pictures in 2010.

Scope and Content:

The Allen, Barry mss. consists of various scripts and screenplays, including Sunset Boulevard (1950), The Browning Version (1951), The Searchers (1956), Parrish (1961), Leo the Last (1970), The Day of the Locust (1975), and Cradle Will Rock (1999), collected by Barry Allen, 1943-.

Acquisition information:
Purchase: 2009, Gift: 2012
Arrangement:

This collection is arranged following original order.

Physical location:
Lilly - Stacks

Indexed Terms

Names:
Allen, Barry, 1943-

Access

RESTRICTIONS:

This collection is open for research.

TERMS OF ACCESS:

Prior arrangements are not necessary before coming to the Library. However, patrons from out of town are encouraged to communicate with the Library in advance of their visits to ascertain availability of materials.

Photocopying permitted only with permission of the curator.

PREFERRED CITATION:

[Item], Allen, Barry mss., Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.

CAMPUS:
Indiana University Bloomington
LOCATION OF THIS COLLECTION:
1200 East Seventh Street
Bloomington, Indiana 47405-5500, USA
CAMPUS:
Indiana University Bloomington
CONTACT:
(812) 855-2452
liblilly@indiana.edu