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COLLECTION Identifier: hfa00038

Bell, Maria. Maria Bell film collection, 1939-2005 (hfa00038): Guide.

Overview

Maria Arena Bell, is President and co-Founder of Vitameatavegamin Productions and former head writer and executive producer of The Young and the Restless. The collection consists of 58, 35mm prints of feature films, released from 1939 to 2005. The films are spread across multiple genre and features eleven IB Technicolor prints.

Dates

  • 1939-2005

Language of Materials

English, Italian, Yiddish

Access Restrictions

Access by appointment only. Applications to consult this material should be directed to the staff of the Harvard Film Archive. Film prints are made accessible by appointment only and in close consultation with HFA staff. Although films do not circulate for individual use, students, filmmakers, artists, and researchers are encouraged to use the collections on-site. If their condition allows, prints from the HFA collection may be viewed on a flatbed viewer at the Harvard Film Conservation Center.

Use Restrictions

Reproduction and/or publication of materials subject to copyright requires written permission from a) the copyright owner, his/her heirs or assigns and from b) the Fine Arts Library, owner of the original material.

Extent

58 motion pictures (visual works)
This collection features 35mm prints of feature films, released from 1939 to 2005, with the bulk released in the 1970s through early 2000s. The majority of the older films are reissues and are not original prints. The films are spread across multiple genres, from Hollywood classics such as Gone with the Wind, to recent family favorites like Shrek. Highlights of this collection are the eleven IB Technicolor prints. Technicolor IB was a film dye-transfer process, utilized between circa 1928 through 2002, which employed the use of dyes which are more stable and permanent than ordinary color processing.

Biographical Note

Maria Arena Bell, is President and co-Founder of Vitameatavegamin Productions, novelist, freelance writer, and is best known for her work as former head writer and executive producer of the daytime soap opera, The Young and the Restless. Before writing for television, Bell earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History from Northwestern University and worked as a fashion designer for a Los Angeles based garment manufacturer.

Bell serves on the boards of many art-related non-profit/philanthropic organizations. She is also currently an instructor at the Harvard Extension School, were she is teaching “Advanced TV Writing: The One-Hour Drama Pilot and Serialized Storytelling.” Bell resides in Los Angeles with her husband, William Bell, Jr., and their two children.

Arrangement

Films in this collection are arranged alphabetically by title.

Acquisition Information

This collection was donated to the Harvard Film Archive by Maria Arena Bell in 2018.

Processing Information

Preliminary processing was conducted by Robert Vaszari and Ashley Thomas. Arranged and encoded by Ashley Thomas, October 2018.
Title
Bell, Maria. Maria Bell film collection, 1939-2005 (hfa00038): Guide.
Status
in_progress
Author
Harvard Film Archive, Fine Arts Library, Harvard College Library
Date
October 31, 2018
Description rules
dacs
EAD ID
hfa00038

Repository Details

Part of the Harvard Film Archive, Harvard Library, Harvard University Repository

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