Amelia Earhart (R) pays a visit to Marlene Dietrich (C) on the set of Song of Songs (1933) a film by Rouben Mamoulian (L).

Amelia Earhart (R) pays a visit to Marlene Dietrich (C) on the set of Song of Songs (1933) a film by Rouben Mamoulian (L).

As a film director, Rouben Mamoulian was credited with innovations in sound, camera technique, and the use of color in film. Comprising approximately 59,000 items, the Mamoulian Papers at the Library of Congress (Washington, DC) contain correspondence, diaries, film and playscripts, production material, notes, speeches and writings, printed matter, scrapbooks, photographs, and memorabilia documenting hisĀ  life and work in interaction with major figures in the arts and entertainment of the twentieth century.