Richard Maltby
Ruth Vasey

Research Assistants

Jane Habner
Bruce Hatfield

Database and Website Design

Tim Cavanagh

Project Management

Liz Milford


We gratefully acknowledge the cooperation of the Motion Picture Association of America, and its then President, Jack Valenti, and Vice-President James Bouras, for their generosity in giving us permission to access, copy and use the archival material catalogued here. The project owes a particular debt of gratitude to Carolyn Stein of the MPAA for her help in accessing the material.

The staff of the Department of Special Collections, Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, have been involved with this project, and facilitated its development, since its inception. In particular we thank Sam Gill, Barbara Hall and Howard Prouty for their invaluable help at various stages of the project.

We gratefully acknowledge the financial support that the MPPDA Database Project, and the research underlying it, have received from:

  • The American Council of Learned Societies¬†
  • The Australian Research Council
  • Australian National Data Service¬†
  • Exeter University
  • Flinders University