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Cinema Promotional Materials

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 76-18

Scope and Contents

This collection contains cinema promotional materials in various formats, including press books, 33 1/3 and 45 records, cassette tapes of radio commercials and video tapes.

Each press book contains advertising material for the promotion of a particular film such as stories about the stars or production of the movie, actual layouts of various sizes, campaign plans, and related information. In size, the press books vary from a single page or sheet to a booklet of a dozen or more pages. Some contain various enclosures such as pictures and additional ad sheets.

The records consist of 33 1/3's and 45's which may contain several radio commercials of various lengths.


  • created: 1957-1976
  • Other: Date acquired: 08/01/1976

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to all researchers.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to quote, publish, broadcast or otherwise reproduce from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Associate Dean for Special Collections & Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Florida State University Libraries as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.


5521.00 items

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Arrangement Note

The larger studios materials are listed as series with all titles in alphabetical order. The movies of the smaller studios are listed in the miscellaneous series in alphabetical order by movie title. With the titles, what materials (press book, record, tapes) are available are listed.

Source of Acquisition

Gift of Mr. Leslie W. Pendleton, District Supervisor, Kent Theatres, Inc.

Method of Acquisition

Received August 1976 through the efforts of Dr. Ungurait.

Processing Information

Processed November, 1977.

Cinema Promotional Materials
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Repository Details

Part of the FSU Special Collections & Archives Repository

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