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Finding Aid for the Daniel Petrie papers
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Description
Daniel Petrie, born in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia in 1920, was a Canadian film, television and stage director. This collection comprises a wide variety of documents and objects related to his prolific career. The majority of these items relate to films and television programs directed or produced by Petrie between 1950 and 2001. Additionally, the collection contains a variety of personal ephemera with no direct connection to specific projects. The collection is arranged in four series: Feature Films, Made for Television Films, Television and Stage Projects, and Personal Ephemera.
Background
Daniel Petrie (November 26, 1920- August 22, 2004) was a Canadian film, television and stage director. He was born the youngest of six children in remote Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, and his childhood there played an inspirational role in one of his most successful films, the semi-autobiographical The Bay Boy (1984). After serving in the Canadian military during World War II, Petrie enrolled at Columbia University, and, while in New York, a chance encounter with producer Herman Shumlin led to a job as an actor in the Broadway production of "Kiss Them For Me," with Richard Widmark and Judy Holiday. His acting career was short-lived, and after completing his doctorate at Northwestern University he took a job directing television programs at NBC.
Extent
29 linear ft. (54 document boxes, 6 Paige boxes, 1 storage box)
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library Special Collections. 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.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.