Monday, May 18, 2015

The Ingrid Bergman Archive

So I was listening to my Radio Sweden podcast over the weekend, and Friday's English-language program (~28 min and 26 MB) has this blurb:

and you must remember this ! We speak to the American curator housing the world's largest Ingrid Bergman collection.

The interview (available for one month) turns out to be more interesting than the archive, or at least what mere mortals like you and I can access. Located at Wesleyan University in Connecticut, the archive has a website here, although as you can see it's just a cursory introduction of the archive. The kicker is this blurb on access:

Restrictions on access: Access to this collection requires permission of the donors. Please consult the guidelines for use of Cinema Archives materials.

Sorry, I don't know any of the donors. That having been said, Wesleyan have some other collections, and there are fewer restrictions on access to the Kay Francis collection.

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