Scope and Content
Marlin-Jones, Davey, 1932-2004
Title: Davey Marlin-Jones Press Kit Collection
Date (inclusive): 1977-1987
8 linear feet
Abstract: Davey Marlin-Jones (1932-2004) served as the arts critic for the CBS affiliate WTOP/WUSA, Channel 9 in Washington DC, from
1970 to 1987. The collection contains entertainment publicity materials, primarily press kits for motion pictures. The press
kits contain information about the motion picture and usually include: a synopsis, background and production information,
actor and director biographies, and often photographic still prints from the film.
Physical location: Researchers should contact Special Collections to request collections, as many are stored offsite.
University of California, Davis. General Library. Dept. of Special Collections.
Davis, California 95616-5292
Collection number: D-566
Language of Material: Collection materials in English.
Davey Marlin-Jones spent his life working in the professional theatre and served in different capacities as magician, actor,
playwright, producer, critic, and director. He was the artistic director of Cincinnati Playhouse In The Park and the Washington
Theatre Club, and managing director of Equity Library Theatre in New York City. He directed the film adaptation of Lanford
Wilson's "The Rimers of Eldritch" and the series "The Greatest Earth on Show."
Marlin-Jones was the arts critic for CBS affiliate WTOP/WUSA, Channel 9 in Washington DC, from 1970 to 1987 and also for NBC
affiliate Post/Newsweek Television, WDIV, in Detroit from 1979 to 1987. From circa 1989-2004, he served as Professor of
Theatre and Playwriting at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Marlin-Jones passed away on March 2, 2004.
Davey Marlin-Jones Obituary,
Las Vegas Review-Journal, March 2004.
Scope and Content
The collection contains entertainment publicity materials, primarily press kits for films. The press kits contain information
about the film and usually include: a synopsis, background and production information, actor and director biographies, and
often photographic still prints from the film.
Arrangement of the Collection
The collection is arranged alphabetically by title.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Marlin-Jones, Davey, 1932-2004--Archives.
Motion picture industry--United States--History
Motion picture industry--United States--Marketing
Motion pictures--United States--History
Collection is open for research.
Sara Gunasekara processed this collection with assistance from student employee Michele Ko.
Gift of Andy Jones in 2013.
[Identification of item], Davey Marlin-Jones Press Kit Collection, D-566, Department of Special Collections, General Library,
University of California, Davis.
Copyright is protected by the copyright law, chapter 17, of the U.S. Code. All requests for permission to publish or quote
from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf
of the Department of Special Collections, General Library, University of California, Davis as the owner of the physical items
and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.