Gordon S. Mitchell Papers, 1946-1971

Summary Information

Title: Gordon S. Mitchell Papers
Inclusive Dates: 1946-1971

  • Mitchell, Gordon S., 1907-
Call Number: U.S. Mss 175AN

Quantity: 3.6 c.f. (9 archives boxes) and 48 cans of film

Wisconsin Historical Society Archives / Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research
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Archival Locations:
Wisconsin Historical Society (Map)

Papers of Gordon Mitchell, a producer of documentary films and television commercials. The bulk of the collection relates to commercials made by All Scope Pictures, Inc., Mitchell's production company, on behalf of advertising agencies such as Batten, Barton, Durstine, and Osborn; McCann Erickson; Walter Sausy; and Young & Rubicam. Included in the production files are scripts, correspondence, budgets, contracts, and storyboards for commercials for such nationally-prominent clients as Chrysler Corp., E.J. Gallo Winery, General Electric, General Mills, Kaiser Aluminum, Lucky Lager Brewing Co., Max Factor and Co., Rexall Drug Co., W.A. Schaeffer Pen Co., and Standard Oil of California. Also present are correspondence and notes for three Movietone News features, including one about John F. Kennedy's 1960 California campaign, and fragmentary production files for several proposed television series and special purpose films. Miscellaneous correspondence includes a letter from Darryl F. Zanuck.

Language: English

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