Guild Past to Present

Online Retrospective

Former Screen Actors Guild Presidents

Past Guild Presidents A group of former Screen Actors Guild presidents came together in 1986 to celebrate the opening of the then-new national headquarters building at 7065 Hollywood Blvd. Front row, left to right: Ed Asner, William Schallert, Dennis Weaver. Back row: Leon Ames, Dana Andrews, Charlton Heston. (Photo credit: Mr. RAY BENGSTON)

The Guild - Past to Present

This exhibition of archival photographs, artifacts and first-hand accounts, allows us to share highlights of our history and of other performer unions, from the pioneers of the pre-Guild 19th century, to the present-day. The pages are interactive, and multi-layered — click on a section name to view the details.

“These archives are a treasure trove for all who have an interest in the history of our industry and the courage of working actors — many of whom put their careers on the line, so that all actors could step out from the shadow of the studio system into increasingly empowered roles,” said SAG National Executive Director/CEO Bob Pisano. “The Guild takes great pride in its enduring value to working actors, and we are pleased to celebrate this legacy with the general public through this online exhibition.”

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