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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Important Information for Users of the Collection
  • Biography
  • Collection Scope and Content Summary
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Jules Furthman papers
    Date (inclusive): circa 1920-1958
    Collection number: 485
    Creator: Furthman, Jules
    Extent: 11 linear feet of papers.
    Repository: Margaret Herrick Library. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
    Languages: English

    Important Information for Users of the Collection


    Available by appointment only.

    Publication rights

    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.

    Preferred Citation

    Jules Furthman papers, Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Sybil Balzer, 2001


    Jules Furthman was an American screenwriter. During World War I he wrote for magazines and newspapers under the name "Stephen Fox." In Hollywood, he wrote for more than 100 motion pictures, including more than a dozen screenplays for films directed by Josef von Sternberg and Howard Hawks. He was nominated for an Academy Award for writing the screenplay for MUTINY IN THE BOUNTY (1935).

    Collection Scope and Content Summary

    The Jules Furthman papers span the years circa 1920-1958 and encompass approximately 11 linear feet. The bulk of the collection consists of writings by Furthman, including scripts, treatments, and notes.


    Arranged in the following series: 1. Production files, subseries A-B as follows: A. Produced; B. Unproduced; 2. Story files; 3. Subject files

    Indexing Terms

    Furthman, Jules , 1888-1966--Archives.