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
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).
15 linear feet of papers.
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