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Finding Aid for the Roy Huggins Papers, 1948-2002 (Collection PASC.353-M)
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  • Scope and Content

  • Title: Roy Huggins Papers
    Collection number: PASC.353-M
    Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
    Language of Material: English
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.
    Physical Description: 20.0 linear ft. (58 boxes)
    Date: 1948-2002
    Abstract: Papers belonging to the novelist, blacklisted film and television writer, producer and production manager, Roy Huggins. The collection is in the midst of being processed. The finding aid will be updated periodically.
    Creator: Huggins, Roy 1914-2002

    Restrictions on Access

    Open for research. STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UC Regents. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Acquisition Information

    The collection was donated by the creator, Roy Huggins's sons.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Roy Huggins Papers (Collection number 353-M). University of California, Library Special Collections, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Biography/History

    Roy Huggins (July 18, 1914 – April 3, 2002) was an American novelist and writer/creator of film and television projects.
    His crime novels were inspired by the writings of Raymond Chandler, and include "The Double Take" (1946); "Too Late For Tears" (1947) and "Lovely Lady, Pity Me" (1949).
    Huggins made the transition to television in 1955 when he began working for Warner Bros. as a producer. He is best known for creating and writing for the popular television series: Maverick; The Fugitive; 77 Sunset Strip; The Rockford Files; and City of Angels. He was executive producer for television shows such as: "Alias Smith and Jones"; "Cool Million"; "Baretta" and "Hunter." He also made for television movies and miniseries such as "The Invasion of Johnson County" and "Captains and the Kings."
    In September of 1952, Huggins was was summoned before the infamous U.S. House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) to answer questions about his brief membership in the Communist Party. He continued to write under his own name, and under the name, "John Thomas James," combining the names of his three sons.
    In 1960 he left Warner Bros. to work for 20th Century Fox as the Vice President in charge of television production, but soon left to pursue a Ph.D. at UCLA. However, he soon decided not to pursue a graduate degree, and went on to work as a vice president in the television division at Universal. At Universal he produced series, mini-series, and made for TV movies such as "The Virginian;" "Kraft Suspense Theater," and "Run For Your Life."

    Scope and Content

    The collection consists of materials created by and collected by novelist/writer/producer, Roy Huggins. The majority of the collection consists of scripts, but also included are small amounts of business files.
    The collection is in the midst of being processed. The finding aid will be updated periodically.