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Description
The John Paxton papers span the years 1941-1980 (bulk 1942-1970) and encompass 13 linear feet. The collection contains production material, scripts, correspondence, and clippings. In addition to the film scripts, there are also scripts for unproduced films and television programs, notably ?eneral Electric Theater.? There are also a handful of scripts for 20th Century-Fox productions from 1944 to 1948, which were obtained by Paxton? wife Sarah Jane in the course of her work in the publicity department at the studio.
Background
John Paxton was an American screenwriter most active in film from 1943 to 1959. He was nominated for an Academy Award for writing the screenplay for CROSSFIRE (1947).
Extent
15 linear feet of papers.
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the Margaret Herrick Library. Researchers are responsible for obtaining all necessary rights, licenses, or permissions from the appropriate companies or individuals before quoting from or publishing materials obtained from the library.
Availability
Available by appointment only.