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Finding Aid for the John Paxton papers, ca. 1944-1971
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: John Paxton papers
    Date (inclusive): ca. 1944-1971
    Collection number: 2082
    Creator: Paxton, John, 1911-1985.
    Extent: 5 boxes (2.5 linear ft.)
    Abstract: John Paxton (1911- ) worked as a press agent (1937-38), associate editor for Stage magazine (1937-38) and a publicist for New York Theatre Guild (1941) before coming to Hollywood to work as a scriptwriter with RKO. The collection consists of Paxton's treatments, screenplays, and clippings relating to his films including Farewell my lovely, Crossfire, The cyclists' raid, On the beach, and Kotch.
    Language: Finding aid is written in English.
    Language of the Material: Materials are in English.
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Access

    Open for research. STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UC Regents. 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.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], John Paxton papers (Collection 2082). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

    Biography/History

    Paxton was born in 1911 in Kansas; BJ, University of Missouri, 1934; worked as a press agent, 1937-38; associate editor, Stage magazine, 1937-38; publicist for New York Theatre Guild, 1941; in 1942 he came to Hollywood to work as a scriptwriter with RKO, notably on films directed by Edward Dmytryk, 1945-47; in the 1950s, wrote scripts for various companies, including three for Warwick Films in London and two Stanley Kramer productions; screenplays include Murder my sweet (1945), Cornered (1945), Crossfire (1947), So well remembered (1947), Fourteen hours (1951), The wild one (1953), A prize of gold (1955), The cobweb (1955), and On the Beach (1959).

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of treatments, screenplays, and clippings relating to films of screenwriter John Paxton. Includes Farewell my lovely, Crossfire, The cyclists' raid, On the beach, and Kotch.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

    Subjects

    Paxton, John, 1911- --Archives.
    Screenwriters--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources.

    Genres and Forms of Material

    Film scripts.