Inventory of the Davey Marlin-Jones Press Kit Collection

Sara Gunasekara
Department of Special Collections
General Library
University of California, Davis
Davis, CA 95616-5292
Phone: (530) 752-1621
Fax: (530) 754-5758
Email: speccoll@ucdavis.edu
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The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.


Creator: Marlin-Jones, Davey, 1932-2004
Title: Davey Marlin-Jones Press Kit Collection
Date (inclusive): 1977-1987
Extent: 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.
Repository: 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.

Biography

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.
Source:
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.

Indexing Terms

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

Access

Collection is open for research.

Processing Information

Sara Gunasekara processed this collection with assistance from student employee Michele Ko.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Andy Jones in 2013.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Davey Marlin-Jones Press Kit Collection, D-566, Department of Special Collections, General Library, University of California, Davis.

Publication Rights

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.

Collection Contents

Box 8:36

1914 1979

Box 8:6

2010 1984 October

Box 1:1

Agnes of God 1985

Box 1:2

Airplane 1980 May

Box 1:3

Aliens 1985

Box 1:4

All My Sons 1987 January-March

Box 1:5

All Night Long 1981 February

Box 1:6

All of Me 1984 April-August

Box 1:7

All That Jazz 1979

Box 1:8-9; D Folio 8

All the Right Moves 1983

Box 1:10

American Anthem 1986

Box 1:11

American Theater Today September 1983

Box 1:12

Annie 1981 July-September

Box 1:13

Armed and Dangerous July 1986

Box 1:14

Athens GA: Inside/Out 1986

Box 1:15

Atlantic City undated

Box 1:16

AT & T Performing Arts Festival June 1985

Box 1:17

Avenging Angel undated

Box 1:18

Avenging Force 1986 August

Box 1:19

Backstage at the Kirov June 1983

Box 1:20

Back to the Beach 1987 July

Box 1:21

Back to the Future 1985 July

Box 1:22

Bad Boys 1983 January

Box 1:23

Baltimore International Theatre Festival 1981 June

Box 1:24

Barbary Coast, William Lion Penzer's undated

Box 1:25

Barter Theatre 1981-1982

Box 1:26

Batteries Not Included 1987 October

Box 1:27

Battlestar Galactica 1978 November

Box 1:28

Best Defense undated

Box 1:29

The Best of Times 1985 December

Box 1:30

Betrayal 1983 February

Box 1:31

Big Brawl, The undated

Box 1:32

The Big Fix 1978 September

Box 1:33

Big Shots undated

Box 1:34

Black Widow 1987

Box 1:35

Blame It On Rio undated

Box 1:36

Blue City 1985 September

Box 1:37

The Blues Brothers 1980 June

Box 1:38

Body Double undated

Box 1:39

Bon Voyage Charlie Brown 1980 June

Box 1:40

Brainstorm 1983 August

Box 1:41

The Brink's Job 1978 November

Box 1:42

Broadcast News undated

Box 1:43

Bronco Billy June 1980

Box 1:44

Brown, James-Paul 1984

Box 1:45

Brubaker 1980

Box 1:46

The Business of Murder 1982

Box 1:47

Bustin' Loose 1981 April

Box 1:48

Butch and Sundance: The Early Days 1979

Box 1:49

Cabernet undated

Box 1:50

Cactus Flower Brochure undated

Box 1:51

Caddyshack undated

Box 1:52

Caligula 1980

Box 1:53

Cannonball Run 1981

Box 1:54

A Change of Seasons 1980

Box 2:1

Cheech and Chong's Next Movie 1980 July

Box 2:2

Cheech and Chong's Next Movie & The Blue Brothers 1980-1981

Box 2:3

Cheech and Chong's Nice Dreams undated

Box 2:4-5

Children of a Lesser God 1986

Box 2:6

Choke Canyon undated

Box 2:7-8

A Chorus Line 1978 January

Box 2:9

City of Women undated

Box 2:10

Cloak and Dagger 1984 May

Box 2:11

Clockwise 1986 August

Box 2:12

Close Ties undated

Box 2:13

Club Paradise 1986

Box 2:14

Coast to Coast 1980 August

Box 2:15

Cobra 1986

Box 2:16

The Color Purple 1985 July

Box 2:17

Come Live With Me 1980 April

Box 2:19

The Company of Wolves undated

Box 2:20

The Competition 1980

Box 2:21

Compromising Positions 1985 June

Box 2:22

Conan the Destroyer 1984 May

Box 2:23

The Coronation of Poppea 1983 May

Box 2:24

Creator 1985 August

Box 2:25

Critical Condition 1986

Box 2:26

"Crocodile" Dundee 1986 July

Box 2:27

Cross Creek 1983 August

Box 2:28

Cross My Heart 1987 October

Box 2:29

Crossroads 1986 February

Box 2:30

Crimes of Passion undated

Box 2:31

Crimes of the Heart 1986

Box 2:32

Cry Freedom undated

Box 2:33

Cymbeline & Home 1982-1983

Box 2:34

Dandelion Wine undated

Box 2:35

Dark Circle 1982 November-1983 May

Box 2:36

Dark Eyes undated

Box 2:37

Date With an Angel 1987

Box 2:38

Deadly Friend 1986

Box 2:39

Dead of Winter December 1986

Box 2:40

Death of a Salesman undated

Box 2:41

Death Wish 3 undated

Box 2:42

The Decline of the American Empire 1986

Box 2:43

Deer Hunter undated

Box 2:44

Delta Force January 1986

Box 2:45

Dirty Dancing 1987

Box 2:46

Disneyland Press Information 1985

Box 2:47

Doctor Detroit 1983 March

Box 2:48

Dracula June 1979

Box 2:49

Dragnet 1987 May-June

Box 2:50

Dragonslayer undated

Box 2:51

Dreamer 1979

Box 2:52

Eddie and the Cruisers 1983

Box 2:53

Eddie Macon's Run 1983 February

Box 2:54

Educating Rita undated

Box 2:55

The Elephant Man 1980 July

Box 2:56

The Emerald Forest 1985

Box 2:57

Enemy Mine undated

Box 2:58

Eubie! 1978

Box 2:59

Every Man for Himself 1980

Box 2:60

The Evil That Men Do 1984

Box 2:61

Faces of the Vatican Collections 1984

Box 3:1

The Fan 1981 March-May

Box 3:2

Fanny & Alexander 1982

Box 3:3

Fatso 1980

Box 3:4

Festival of Claymation, Will Vinton's 1985

Box 3:5

Festival of New American Plays February-March 1981

Box 3:6

The Fiendish Plot of Dr. Fu Manchu 1980 August

Box 3:7

Filmfest DC 1987

Box 3:8

Film-Ustav India 1985-1986

Box 3:9

The Final Conflict: The Last Chapter in the Omen Trilogy 1981

Box 3:10

A Fine Mess 1985

Box 3:11

Fire with Fire 1986 March

Box 3:12

Firstborn 1984 August

Box 3:13

The Flight of an Eagle, Jan Troell's 1983

Box 3:14

The Fly 1984

Box 3:15-16

Folger Theatre: The Year in Review 1983-1984

Box 3:17

Folger Theatre 1985 April

Box 3:18

Fool for Love undated

Box 3:19

Footloose undated

Box 3:20

The Four Seasons 1981 April

Box 3:21

Fraggle Rock, Jim Henson's 1982-1983

Box 3:22

Friday the 13th 1980 April

Box 3:23

Friday the 13th, Part 2 1981 March

Box 3:24

Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives 1986 July

Box 3:25

Fright Night 1985

Box 3:26

The Funhouse 1981 February

Box 3:27

Game of Death undated

Box 3:28

Gas 1981 June

Box 3:29

The Gate 1986

Box 3:30

George Stevens: A Filmmaker's Journey 1985 April

Box 3:31

Ghost Busters 1984

Box 3:32

The Gilded Age undated

Box 3:33-34

Give My Regards to Broad Street, Paul McCartney's 1984

Box 3:35

Going Ape! 1981 March

Box 3:36

The Gong Show Movie 1980 April

Box 3:37

The Great Muppet Caper 1981 May

Box 3:38

The Great White Hope, photographs undated

Box 3:39

Gregory's Girl undated

Box 3:40

Gospel According to Vic 1987 March

Box 3:41

Hardbodies 1984

Box 3:42

Heartburn 1986

Box 3:43

Heart Like a Wheel 1983

Box 3:44-45

Heart of Darkness Film Noir Festival 1986 August

Box 3:46

Heat and Dust 1983 June

Box 3:47

Heat and Dust 1983 June

Box 3:48

Hey, Ma, photographs 1984 June

Box 3:49

The Hidden 1987

Box 3:50

History of the World Pt 1, Mel Brooks' 1981

Box 3:51

The Holy Innocents 1984

Box 3:52

Honky Tonk Freeway 1981 July

Box 3:53

Hope and Glory 1987 June

Box 3:54

Housekeeping 1987 September

Box 3:55

The Human Factor 1979

Box 4:3

I Ought to be in Pictures April-May 1981

Box 3:57

In God We Trust 1980 August

Box 4:1

Into the Night 1984 December

Box 4:2

Invasion USA undated

Box 4:4

Ishtar 1986

Box 4:5

The Island 1980 May

Box 4:6

I've Heard the Mermaid's Singing 1987 September

Box 4:7-8

James Bond 007: The Living Daylights 1987 July

Box 4:9

Jaws 1979 April

Box 4:10

Jaws 2 1980 February

Box 4:11

Jaws the Revenge 1987 July

Box 4:12

The Jigsaw Man undated

Box 4:15

Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life is Calling 1986 April

Box 4:13

Joel Grey Cabaret undated

Box 4:14

John Travolta Urban Cowboy 1980 April

Box 5:3

Joseph E. Levin's Magic 1978

Box 4:16

Joy of Sex 1984 May

Box 4:17

Kabuki, North American Tour 1986

Box 4:18

Kangaroo 1986

Box 4:19

KAOS 1986 February

Box 4:20

The Karate Kid 1984

Box 4:21

The Keep undated

Box 4:22

The Kennedy Center Honors 1985 July

Box 4:23

The Kingfisher 1978

Box 4:24

King Solomon's Mines undated

Box 4:25-26

Kiss of the Spider Woman 1985 May-June

Box 4:27

King of the Mountain 1981 March-April

Box 4:28

Krull 1983

Box 4:29

La Bamba 1986 July

Box 4:36

La Traviata March 1983

Box 4:30

Labyrinth 1986

Box 4:31

Lady, Be Good! 1987 November

Box 4:32-33

The Last Emperor 1987 November

Box 4:34

The Last Married Couple in America 1980 January

Box 4:35

The Last Starfighter 1984 April-May

Box 4:37

The Legacy of the Swashbuckler Continues 1983

Box 4:38

Legend 1986 April

Box 4:39

Leonard: Part 6 1987

Box 4:40

The Leopard 1986

Box 4:41

Les Bons Debarras 1981

Box 4:42

Less Than Zero undated

Box 4:43

Liquid Sky 1983

Box 4:44

Lineman and Sweet Lightnin' 1983

Box 4:45

Little Me 1985 October

Box 4:46

Little Miss Marker 1980 February

Box 4:47

Living On Tokyo Time 1987 August

Box 4:48

Lonely Hearts 1982-1983

Box 4:49

The Lonely Lady 1983 August

Box 4:50

Looks Like We Started Something: Disneyland '86 1986 May

Box 4:51

Loose Ends 1979 March

Box 4:52

Loving Couples 1980

Box 4:53

Lowenbrau Legends of Black Cinema Film Festivals 1985 April

Box 4:54

Luna 1979

Box 4:55

Macaroni 1985 September

Box 5:1-2

Made in Heaven 1987

Box 5:4

The Magic of David Copperfield undated

Box 5:5

The Makioka Sisters undated

Box 5:6

Man Facing Southeast 1986

Box 5:7

The Manhattan Project 1985

Box 5:8

Man of Marble 1977

Box 5:9

Manon of the Spring undated

Box 5:10

The Man Who Loved Women 1983

Box 5:11

Mannequin 1986

Box 5:12

Maryland's 350th Anniversary 1984 May-August

Box 5:13

Max Dugan Returns 1983 March

Box 5:14

Meatballs Part II 1984

Box 5:15

Melvin and Howard 1980 September

Box 5:16

Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence 1983 August

Box 5:17

Middle Age Crazy 1980

Box 5:18

Mixed Blood 1985

Box 5:19

Moment By Moment 1978 November

Box 5:20

Monty Python's The Meaning of Life 1983 February

Box 5:21

Moonchildren undated

Box 2:18

Morgan Stewart's Coming Home undated

Box 5:22

Morons From Outer Space 1985 November

Box 5:23

Moscow On the Hudson undated

Box 5:24

The Mozart Brothers 1987 September

Box 5:25

Murphy's Romance 1985 November

Box 5:26

My Bodyguard 1980

Box 5:27

My One and Only 1985 February

Box 5:28

Nadine 1987

Box 5:29

The Name of the Rose 1983

Box 5:31

The Natural 1984

Box 5:32

The Navigators: Pathfinders of the Pacific 1983 August

Box 5:33

The New American Orchestra undated

Box 5:34

New Magic undated

Box 5:35

Nightflyers 1987

Box 5:36

Nighthawks 1981 February-April

Box 5:37

Ninja III: The Domination undated

Box 5:38

No Nukes 1980

Box 5:39

No Problem! 1979

Box 5:40

Northern Lights 1978-1979

Box 5:41

Not Necessarily the News 1983

Box 5:42

The Nude Bomb 1980 February

Box 5:43

Octopussy 1983 May

Box 5:44

The Odd Couple 1985 January

Box 5:45

Of Thee I Sing & Let Them Eat Cake 1987 May-June

Box 5:46

Oh! Heavenly Dog 1980

Box 5:47

One Crazy Summer 1986

Box 5:48

On the Razzle 1982-1983

Box 5:49

The Oregon Shakespearean Festival 1981 Winter/Spring

Box 5:50

The Oregon Shakespearean Festival Ashland: The Stories of the Plays 1985

Box 5:51

Orphans 1987

Box 5:52

The Osterman Weekend 1983

Box 5:53

Othello 1986

Box 5:54

OTI International Song Festival, 12th Annual 1983 October

Box 5:55

Out of Africa 1985 October-December

Box 5:56

Out of Bounds 1986 June

Box 5:57

Partisans of Vilna 1985-1986

Box 5:58

Petit Con 1985

Box 6:1

Phar Lap: The Legend 1983

Box 6:2

The Pick-up Artist undated

Box 6:3

Pirates, Roman Polanski's 1986 July

Box 6:4

Places in the Heart 1984

Box 6:5

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles 1987

Box 6:6

Playbill 20th Anniversary Conference 1984 July-August

Box 6:7

Plenty 1980

Box 6:8

Police: Synchronicity Concert, The 1984 October

Box 6:9

Polyester 1981 April

Box 6:10

Popeye 1980 October

Box 6:11

Positive ID 1987 November

Box 6:12

Power 1986 January

Box 6:13

A Prayer for the Dying 1987

Box 6:14

Predator undated

Box 6:15

Prime Risk 1984 March

Box 6:16

Prince of Darkness 1987 September

Box 6:17

The Princess Bride undated

Box 6:18

The Prisoner of Zenda 1979

Box 6:19

Private Lives

Box 6:20

Private School 1983 March

Box 6:21

Project X undated

Box 6:22

The Promise 1979 January-April

Box 6:23

Psycho II 1983 April

Box 6:24

Purple Haze 1983

Box 6:25

The Pursuit of D.B. Cooper 1981 September-November

Box 6:26-27

The Quiet Earth undated

Box 6:28

Quicksilver 1986 January

Box 6:29

Racing With the Moon undated

Box 6:30

Raging Bull 1980

Box 6:31

Raise the Titanic! 1980 August

Box 6:32

Raisin undated

Box 6:33

Raw 1987

Box 6:34

Reckless 1983 December

Box 6:35

Restoration, Edward Bond's 1986 January

Box 6:36

Resurrection 1980 August-September

Box 6:37

Return to Treasure Island, Disney's undated

Box 6:38

Revenge of the Nerds 1984

Box 6:39

Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise 1987 January

Box 6:40-42

Rhinestone 1984

Box 6:43

Richard Pryor: Here and Now 1982 October 1982

Box 5:30

Richard Wright's Native Son undated

Box 6:44

Richie, Lionel March 1984

Box D Folio 8

The Right Stuff 1983

Box 6:45

Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus, photographs undated

Box 6:46

Rita, Sue & Bob Too undated

Box 6:47

Rocky IV 1985 November

Box 6:48

Romancing the Stone 1984 March-April

Box 6:49

Romantic Comedy 1983 July

Box 6:50

The Rose 1979

Box 6:51

Rough Cut May 1980

Box 6:52

Rumble Fish 1983 August

Box 6:53

Runaway Train 1986 January

Box 7:1

The Runner Stumbles 1979

Box 7:2

Running 1979 September

Box 7:3

Russkies 1987

Box 7:18

S.O.B., Blake Edward's May 1981

Box 7:4

Salvation! 1987 May-June

Box 7:5

Sammy and Rosie Get Laid 1987

Box 7:6

Sarah in America undated

Box 7:7

Satchmo 1987 May

Box 7:8

Schwarzenegger is the Running Man 1987 October

Box 7:9

The Seduction of Joe Tynan 1979 July

Box 7:10

Shakespeare Theatre at the Folger 1986-1987

Box 7:11

Shear Madness 1987

Box 7:12

The Shining 1980 June

Box 7:13

The Sicilian undated

Box 7:14

The Silent Clowns 1979 June

Box 7:15

Silkwood 1983 December

Box 7:16

Silver Bullet, Stephen King's 1985 August

Box 7:17

Smokey and the Bandit II 1980 July

Box 7:19

Some Kind of Wonderful undated

Box 7:20

Someone to Watch Over Me 1987 September

Box 7:21

Sonia Amelio undated

Box 7:22

Spaceballs 1987

Box 7:23

Spacecamp undated

Box 7:24

Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone 1983

Box 7:25

Spago Cooking with Wolfgang Puck 1987 September-October

Box 7:26

Spring Break 1983

Box 7:27

Stage: La Cage Aux Folles, Vol 24, No.2 1985 February-March

Box 7:28

Stand By Me 1986 July

Box 7:29

Star Trek III: The Search for Spock undated

Box 7:30-31

Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home 1986 October

Box 7:32

Staying Alive undated

Box 7:33

The Stepfather 1986

Box 3:56

Steve McQueen as the Hunter 1980 June

Box 7:34

Steve Ross 1985 August

Box 7:35

St. Marys Festival of the Arts and Humanities 1981

Box 7:36

Streets of Gold undated

Box 7:37

Stroker Ace 1983 January

Box 7:38

Student Bodies 1981 July

Box 7:39-40

Summer Rental 1985 June

Box 7:41

Summer School 1987 June

Box 7:42

The Sure Thing 1985

Box 7:43

Suspect 1987

Box 7:44-45

Survivors 1983

Box 7:46

Sylvester 1985

Box 7:47-48

Tango Argentino, Presented by Coca-Cola undated

Box 7:49

Teachers 1984 September

Box 7:50

Terror Train 1980 September

Box 7:51

Tess undated

Box 7:52

That's Dancing! 1984 November-1985 January

Box 7:53

That's Life!, Blake Edwards' 1986 August

Box 7:54

That Was Then This is Now 1985

Box 7:55

Therese 1987 January

Box 7:56

The Thief of Bagdad undated

Box 8:1

Three O'Clock High 1987 September

Box 8:2

The Three Sisters 1984 January

Box 8:3

To Begin Again undated

Box 8:4

To Live and Die in L.A. 1985 September

Box 8:5

Top Gun 1986 May

Box 8:7

The Torch Family Chronicles: Dragons' Destiny 1987 December

Box 8:8

Touch of Evil- Horror Film Festival 1987 October

Box 8:9

Toyer undated

Box 8:10

Tuff Turf undated

Box 8:37

20th Century Fox: Coming Attractions 1984 January-August

Box 8:38

20th Century Fox: Coming Attractions 1984 April-August

Box 8:39

20th Century Fox: Coming Attractions 1987

Box 8:40

20th Century Fox: Coming Attractions undated

Box 8:41

20th Century Fox: Coming Attractions undated

Box 8:11

Unfaithfully Yours undated

Box 8:12

Universal Pictures: Coming Attractions 1987 December

Box 8:13

Up the Academy 1980

Box 8:14

Vamp 1986

Box 8:15

Violets are Blue 1985

Box 8:16

Walk Proud 1979 April

Box 8:17

Wall Street 1983

Box 8:18

Warner Brothers Movie Stills 1986

Box 8:19

We of the Never Never 1982

Box 8:20

When Father was Away on Business undated

Box 8:21

Where the Buffalo Roam 1980 April

Box 8:22

White Nights 1985

Box 8:23

Who's That Girl 1987 July

Box 8:24

The Wild Life 1984 August

Box 8:25

Willie & Phil 1980

Box 8:26

Willie Stark 1981

Box 8:27

Wisdom 1983

Box 8:28

Wish You Were Here 1987

Box 8:29

Witness undated

Box 8:30

A Woman in Flames 1983 November

Box 8:31

The Wrath 1986

Box 8:32

Xanadu 1980 July

Box 8:33

Yellowstone Overture, Richard Adler's 1981 January-February

Box 8:34

Zelig 1983

Box 8:35

Zorro, The Gay Blade 1981