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Overview

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents of the Collection

Arrangement of the Collection

Restrictions

Access Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Film stills, lobby cards, pressbooks

Posters and standees

Trailers and sound recordings

Listing of items by film title (inventory)

Southern Methodist University

Larry McMurtry in film collection

A Guide to the Collection



Overview

Creator: DeGolyer Library
Title: Larry McMurtry in film collection
Inclusive Dates: 1963-1983
Abstract: Larry McMurtry (born 1936) is an American novelist, screenwriter, essayist. This collection contains promotional material such as motion picture posters, film stills, lobby cards, pressbooks, lobby standees, theatrical trailers, and sound recordings from four motion pictures (Hud, Lovin' Molly, The Last Picture Show, and Terms of Endearment) based on books by Larry McMurtry.
Accession No: Ag1986.0569x
Extent: 1 box, 46 oversize posters and standees, 3 film reels, 2 sound recordings (157 items)
Language: Material is predominantly in English
Repository DeGolyer Library, Southern Methodist University

Biographical Note

American novelist and screenwriter Larry McMurtry (b. 1936), a native of North Texas, received degrees from North Texas State University (B.A., 1958) and Rice University (M.A., 1960). In 1960, while he was a Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford University alongside author Ken Kesey, McMurtry developed a reputation as a rare book scout, and later opened used bookstores in Houston and in the neighborhood of Georgetown in Washington, D.C. He also owns the Booked Up bookstore in Archer City, TX, one of the largest used bookstores in the country, which he opened in 1988. It nearly closed down in 2005 until the outpouring of public support convinced him otherwise.

McMurtry won the 1986 Pulitzer Prize for Lonesome Dove (1985) and has written several acclaimed novels, yet his name is best known to the general public through film and television adaptations of his work. The 1963 motion picture Hud, starring Paul Newman, was the first of such adaptations, based on McMurtry’s Horseman, Pass By (1961). Then Peter Bogdanovich directed The Last Picture Show (1971), a coming-of-age story set in 1950s small-town Texas based on McMurtry’s eponymous 1966 novel. Leaving Cheyenne (1963) became the motion picture Lovin’ Molly in 1974, and James L. Brooks’ screen adaptation of the 1975 Terms of Endearment won five Academy Awards (including Best Picture) in 1984. And in 1989, CBS turned Lonesome Dove into an enormously popular television miniseries starring Robert Duvall and Tommy Lee Jones.

Most recently, McMurtry garnered an Academy Award in 2006 with Diana Ossana for the screenplay of Brokeback Mountain, adapted from a short story by E. Annie Proulx. In addition to novels and screenplays, McMurtry has also published various essays and a memoir. The majority of his works are set in his native Texas, whether in "old West" times or in the twentieth century.

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

This assembled collection features over 150 items related to 4 motion pictures based on Larry McMurtry’s work. The majority of the collection is comprised of posters in various sizes, lobby cards, black & white and color stills, and pressbooks, but there are also a small number of theater programs, preview trailer reels, and soundtrack recordings, as well as two large cardboard lobby standees. Some of the posters are from European releases, including a rare Polish poster for Hud. There are also two 24-sheet billboard posters for Hud.

The four motion pictures represented in the collection:

Hud (1963) – based on Horseman, Pass By (1961)

The Last Picture Show (1971) – based on 1966 novel of same title

Lovin’ Molly (1974) – based on Leaving Cheyenne (1963)

Terms of Endearment (1983) – based on 1975 novel of same title

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Arrangement of the Collection

The collection is organized into 3 series:
Series 1: Film stills, lobby cards, pressbooks
Series 2: Posters, standees
Series 3: Trailers, sound recordings

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Restrictions

Access to Collection:

Collection is open for research use.

Publication Rights:

Permission to publish materials must be obtained from the Director of the DeGolyer Library.

Copyright Statement:

It is the responsibility of the user to obtain copyright authorization.

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Access Terms

This collection is indexed under the following terms in the Southern Methodist University Libraries' online catalog. Researchers desiring related materials may search the catalog using these terms.
McMurtry, Larry -- In motion pictures.
Western films -- United States.
West (U.S.) -- In motion pictures.
Hud.
Lovin' Molly.
The last picture show.
Terms of endearment.
Motion picture posters.
Film stills.
Sound recordings.
Lobby cards.

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Related Material

Collection of western film posters (Ag1986.0597x)

George A. Custer in film collection (Ag1986.0565x)

Gene Autry in film collection (Ag1986.0600x)

Collection of western film pressbooks, 1935-1983 (A1986.1372x)

Collection of western film scripts (A1986.1387)

Collection of Gunsmoke television scripts (A1986.1369)

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Larry McMurtry in film collection, DeGolyer Library, Southern Methodist University.

Acquisition Information

Purchase, 1986.

Finding aid written by

Anna Banhegyi, 2008.

Encoded by

Lara Corazalla, 2009.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Series 1:
Film stills, lobby cards, pressbooks
1 box

This series is comprised predominantly of film stills and lobby cards, but also includes pressbooks and a theater program. Materials are arranged in folders by film title.
Box Folder
1 1 Hud (1963)
(2) pressbooks
(8) 11 x 14" lobby cards
Danish theater program
Box Folder
1 2 The Last Picture Show (1971)
Pressbook
Lobby cards
(19) 8 x 10" black and white film stills
Box Folder
1 3 Lovin’ Molly (1974)
Pressbook
(8) 11 x 14" lobby cards
(8) 8 x 10" color film stills
Box Folder
1 4 Terms of Endearment (1983)
(8) 11 x 14" lobby cards
German 8 ¼ x 11 ¾" lobby cards ("Zeit der Zärtlichkeit")
(12) 8 x 10" black and white film stills
(8) 8 x 10" color film stills

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Series 2:
Posters and standees
46 items

Posters and lobby standees are housed in the oversize shelving area. Some are in individual mylar folders, while others are in large archival folders by motion picture title.
Hud (1963) – 19 posters, including 2 large (24-sheet) billboards
The Last Picture Show (1971) – 11 posters, 1 cardboard lobby standee
Lovin’ Molly (1974) – 7 posters, 1 cardboard lobby standee
Terms of Endearment (1983) – 7 posters

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Series 3:
Trailers and sound recordings
1 box (5 items)

This series is comprised of theatrical preview trailers on 35mm film reels, and soundtrack recordings on vinyl LP records.
Box
2 The Last Picture Show (1971)
Original soundtrack recording
Music recording from the original soundtrack, "Special disc jockey record"
Hud (1963)
Theatrical preview trailer, 35mm
Terms of Endearment (1983)
Theatrical preview trailer, 35mm
Lovin’ Molly (1974)
Theatrical preview trailer, 35mm

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Listing of items by film title (inventory)

THE LAST PICTURE SHOW (1971)
1. 41 x 81" poster, 3 sheets
2. 35mm theatrical preview trailer
3. Finnish poster, 16 x 22"
4-22. Set of (19) 8 x 10" black and white stills
23. "Original soundtrack recording," Columbia Stereo S 311 43.
24. "Music from the Original Soundtrack [of The Last Picture Show] performed by the immortal Hank Williams." MGM 1 SE-33 ST "Special Disc Jockey Record. Not for Sale."
25. Pressbook ("Advertising Aids"), 6 pp., 17 x 11"
26. Advertising supplement to #25 (pressbook), 4 pp., 17 x 11"
27. Advertising supplement to #25 (pressbook), 2 pp., 17 x 11"
28-35. Set of (8) 11 x 14" lobby cards (1974 release)
36. Pressbook for 1974 release, 4 pp., 17 x 11"
37. 22 x 28" poster
38. 27 x 41" poster
39. 27 x 41" poster (second issue of #38, showing the Oscar)
40. 27 x 41" poster (1974 release)
41. 14 x 36" poster (1974 release)
42. 22 x 28" poster (1974 release)
43. 30 x 40" poster (original 1971 release)
44. 30 x 40" poster (1974 release)
45. 40 x 60" poster (1974 release)
46. Large cardboard lobby standee (1974 release)
HUD (1963)
1. Danish theater program, 4 ½ x 6", 8 pp.
2. Finnish poster, 16 x 22"
3. 35mm theatrical preview trailer
4. 27 x 41" poster
5. Polish poster, 33 ½ x 22 ¾"
6. 41 x 81" poster
7. 40 x 60" teaser poster ("Why Hud?")
8. 27 x 41" poster (1967 release)
9. Pressbook, 14 pp., 15 x 12 ¼"
10. Pressbook (1967 release on double bill with Hatari), 12 pp., 15 x 12 ¼"
11. 81 x 81" poster
12. British pressbook, 12 pp., 11 ¼ x 8 ½"
13. 24-sheet advance billboard poster (teaser), 104 x 232"
14. 24-sheet billboard poster, 104 x 232"
15. 22 x 28" poster
16. 14 x 36" poster
17. 22 x 28" poster (1967 release)
18. 14 x 36" poster (1967 release)
19. 30 x 40" poster (1967 release)
20. 40 x 60" poster (1967 release)
21. 22 x 28" poster (1967 double bill with Hatari)
22. 14 x 36" poster (1967 double bill with Hatari)
23. 40 x 60" poster (style Z)
24. 40 x 60" poster (1967 release)
25-32. Set of (8) 11 x 14" lobby cards
TERMS OF ENDEARMENT (1983)
1-16. Set of German lobby cards (color stills?), 8 ¼ x 11 ¾"
17-24. Set of (8) 8 x 10" color stills
25. 35mm theatrical preview trailer
26-28. Set of 3 German posters, 23 ½ x 33" each
29. British 30 x 40" poster
30. French 47 x 63" poster
31. Belgian (Flemish) 16 x 22" poster
32-43. Set of (12) 8 x 10" black and white stills with printed production notes pasted over
44. 14 x 36" poster
45-52. Set of (8) 11 x 14" lobby cards
LOVIN’ MOLLY (1974)
1. 35mm theatrical preview trailer
2. 14 x 36" poster
3-10. Set of (8) 11 x 14" lobby cards
11. Pressbook ("Advertising Aids"), 4 pp., 17 x 11"
12. Pressbook (alternative style), 17 x 11"
13. 22 x 28" poster
14. 27 x 41" poster
15. 27 x 41" poster (style B, new campaign)
16. 30 x 40" poster (style B)
17. 40 x 60" poster
18. 40 x 60" poster (style B)
19. Large cardboard lobby standee
20-27. Set of (8) 8 x 10" color stills

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