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Articles tagged with: Ned Scott Archive

Ingrid Bergman photos from "Spellbound" created by Ned Scott

on Wednesday, 02 June 2010. Posted in News

The Ned Scott Archive was able to purchase 9 original, oversize 11 x 14 prints from the movie "Spellbound", a 1945 film produced by David O. Selznick and directed by Alfred Hitchcock. These prints were made in support of the film from images created during a photographic session at our family home home in La Canada, California. Because of this unique aspect of the prints, these are very special to the Archive. I was only one year old when these photographs were created. They may be viewed here. Author and photographer Mark Vierra of the Starlight Studio made these available to the Archive. According to Vierra, these oversize prints, or proofs, were made at the suggestion of producer Selznick and given to him at the completion of the film production. They had remained with his estate for many years and only became available after his passing. The images were photographed in our sunken living room, 36 by 21 feet with its 13 foot ceiling and floor-to-ceiling bookcase. Pella wall-to-ceiling custom window panels framed the western side of the living room, allowing for a large suffusion of natural light. Following the death of Ned Scott's widow, Gwladys Scott, the house was sold to the actor Kevin Costner in 1985. (Being half Welsh, Gwladys always insisted on the "w" being added to the spelling of her name after she dropped the pen name von Ettinghausen in 1936.) Kostner converted the house from the stark and classy Bauhaus architectural style to a Mexican hacienda style. My view is that such a drastic change, while it is certainly the purview of the new owner, reflects his San Fernando Valley roots.

Ingrid Bergman for Spellbound by Ned Scott

Ingrid Bergman for "Spellbound" by Ned Scott

Celebrating many productive years with MPTV

on Friday, 11 November 2011. Posted in News

It was in 1999 that The Ned Scott Archive and the Motion Picture and Television Archive in Los Angeles began a long and successful relationship. Long time still photographer Sid Avery, the founder of MPTV, was motivated to establish a high quality process for gathering, storing and preserving photographic material which had survived over the years from the work of the many men and women just like himself who toiled in the Hollywood film industry. Sid realized that this would be important to future enthusiasts of the film industry as well as researchers and historians. Having tried to collect together his own material from his many productive years as a still photographer, Sid realized that most of it had disappeared and was not recoverable. Understanding that this condition was likely the same story with material produced by other Hollywood photographers, Sid got busy reaching out for surviving photographic material before it vanished. Right about that time, the Ned Scott Archive was looking for a place to showcase Ned Scott's photographic material. A formal arrangement was established, and as a result Ned Scott's images have reached grateful audiences worldwide through the MPTV net. No one else has done more to preserve and highlight the fine photographic material produced for so many years in the Hollywood film industry. Sid Avery's vision was spot on and timely, and our world is a better place because of it. Visit MPTV often for your enjoyment.

Sid Avery, Founder of MPTV

Sid Avery, Founder of MPTV