Jules Furthman papers

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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

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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.