The William H. Wright papers span the years 1927-1976 (bulk 1933-1972) and encompass 9 linear feet.
The collection consists largely of script material for thirty feature films and twelve television series
with which Wright was involved in various capacities. The collection also contains genealogical
information on Wright's family, and a small amount of correspondence.
William H. Wright was an American producer and writer active in Hollywood from 1927 to the mid-1960s.
He joined the Paramount publicity department in 1927. In the 1930s Wright moved into production, serving
at various times as an assistant to David O. Selznick, B. P. Schulberg, and Harry Cohn. In 1939 he
pursued a career as a freelance writer that led to an MGM contract as a staff writer in 1941. He was soon
promoted to the rank of producer, and over the next decade produced fifteen MGM pictures. Wright entered
television as a writer-producer in the late 1950s.
9 linear feet of papers.
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