Archive of original awards and photographs relating to director George Roy Hill
N.p. N.p., 1960s-1980s. Archive of material belonging to director George Roy Hill, including an AFI Award for “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,” a brass plaque dated May 22, 1976 declaring Hill an Honorary Lugan of Johnstown, one alumni achievement award dated 1985 and presented to Hill from The Blake School, and an International Award from the Academie du Cinema given to Hill for “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.”
Also included in the archive are eleven oversize reference photographs taken on the set of “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,” five oversize reference photographs and three reference photographs taken on the set of Hill’s 1966 film “Hawaii,” two borderless reference photographs of Hill on the set of his 1962 film “Period of Adjustment,” one borderless reference photograph of Hill on the set of his 1975 film “The Great Waldo Pepper,” two borderless reference photographs of Hill on the set of his 1988 film “Funny Farm,” two reference photographs taken on the set of the television series Playhouse 90, one borderless color photograph of Hill circa 1975, two photographs of Hill on the set of the 1953 television series Kraft Theatre, and one double weight photograph of Hill and his family circa 1962, with a holograph ink annotation to the verso in Hill’s hand.
Born in Minneapolis, Hill attended The Blake School before attending Yale University as an undergraduate. After serving in World War II Hill returned to the US, studying theatre at HB Studio in New York, and beginning to write for television, directing episodes of Playhouse 90, Kraft Theatre, and directing a number of Broadway productions, including a Pulitzer Prize-winning 1957 staging of Thomas Wolfe's "Look Homeward, Angel."
His theatrical success led to his first feature film as a director, the successful 1962 film "Period of Adjustment." Hill would go on to become one of the finest directors of the 1970s and 1980s, creating some of the most inventive and unusual films of that period, including "Slaughterhouse-Five" (1972), "The Great Waldo Pepper" (1975), "Slap Shot" (1977), "A Little Romance" (1979), "The World According to Garp" (1982), and his final film "Funny Farm" (1988).
Academie du Cinema award: 13.25 x 16.75 inches, hand calligraphed on board. Very Good plus, with creasing to top left corner and light edgewear.
AFI award: Approximately 8 x 10 inches, housed in a frame measuring 14 x 11 inches. Near Fine, unexamined out of frame.
The Blake School award: 10 x 13 inches. Some light chipping to frame, else Near Fine, unexamined out of frame.
Johnstown plaque: 7 x 9 inches. Very Good plus, with some light chipping to wood and scratches to brass plate.
Photographs range in size, from 14 x 11 to 9.5 x 7 inches. Generally Near Fine.