Catherine O'Brien Collection

Scope and Content

Papers relating to the work of film publicist, Catherine O'Brien, including correspondence, publicity material, scrapbooks and albums, photographs, a drawing, press cuttings, and biographical material.

[Please note, parts of this collection are photocopies of the originals].

Administrative / Biographical History

Catherine O'Brien (1915-2005) was a film publicist, whose work spanned the 1940s-1990s.


The papers were arranged and described by Cassie Ostwald in 2010, grand-daughter of Catherine O'Brien. This arrangement has been kept, though the archivist has grouped COB-1-2 into lower levels.

Access Information

Open. Please contact Special Collections to make an enquiry or to book an appointment at the BFI Reuben Library.