The Paul Pert Screen Collection (incorporating the Cult Screen Archive) is a privately owned resource consisting of several thousand original items of printed ephemera, studio publicity and merchandise produced in connection with classic televisual entertainment, dating predominantly from the period now affectionately referred to — on both sides of the Atlantic — as the 'Golden Age' of television.
The collection also extends into the realms of other periods, including classic television productions of the 1970s and '80s retaining sufficient merit as to warrant inclusion, along with selective areas of cinema and theatre. There is also a section of the archive dedicated to optical and screen entertainment in its earliest forms, stemming from an interest in the history and development of the moving image.
Photo montage produced and presented by Johnny Barrett
The archive is grouped wherever possible into 'themed' collections, in order to focus on particular shows, films, genres, studios or actors etc — as often required to do so — in the most comprehensive manner. Access to the collection is principally via digital reproduction, but all original objects are retained in a dedicated archive store, meaning that some original items may be loaned — for example for filming or exhibition — at our discretion and at the borrower's risk. Users range from television companies, graphic designers, documentary makers, magazine editors and companies releasing classic films and television shows on DVD and Blu-ray etc, who are looking for best quality, pin-sharp images of original tie-in material — with or without captioning — for sleeve design and/or special features galleries. For examples of previous archive appearances, you can view a portfolio by clicking here.
Freelance writing services are also offered, with a specialism in the 'Golden Era' shows and classic British cinema that you will find covered within these pages as content develops.
Users of archive material should note that no rights are given or implied and copyright rests with original creators. Where usage extends beyond 'fair use' guidelines, appropriate prior clearance should be sought if necessary and ownership credited wherever possible. Our role is to facilitate access to private collections and we can in no way be held responsible for unauthorised use of any archive material.
It is intended that pages on this website will be updated regularly with pictures and news of recent projects, rarer acquisitions and favourite items. Whether your interest in classic film and television is in connection with work or pleasure, we do hope you will find something of interest to you here. If you are planning a project and would like information on how we may be able to assist, then please click on the e-mail link below.
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