Scope and Content
Title: Carolyn Jones Scripts
Date (inclusive): 1953-1965
Collection number: 131
Creator: Jones, Carolyn
Extent: 10 boxes (5.0 linear ft.)
Abstract: Actress Carolyn Jones was best known for her role as the ghoulish Morticia in the television series
The Addams Family. The collection consists of scripts and scrapbooks related to her acting career.
University of California, Los Angeles. Library.
Performing Arts 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 the UCLA Library, Performing
Arts Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
Restrictions on Access
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.
Restrictions on Use and Reproduction
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library,
Performing Arts 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.
Provenance/Source of Acquisition
Gift of a Peter Bailey-Britton; 1984.
[Identification of item], Carolyn Jones Scripts (Collection 131). Performing Arts Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research
Jones was born in Amarillo, TX, Apr. 28, 1929. She attended Pasadena Community Playhouse in Pasadena, CA (1950). She made
her stage debut in the 1940s followed by her television debut in 1951. She gained popularity in the mid-1960s in the role
of Morticia in popular
The Addams family television series. Her film credits include,
The Seven Year Itch (1955),
The Tender Trap (1955),
The Bachelor Party (1957), for which she was nominated for an Oscar for her supporting role, and
Majorie Morningstar (1958). She died Aug. 3, 1983 in Hollywood, CA.
Scope and Content
Collection consists of television and motion picture scripts related to the career of actress Carolyn Jones. Includes 18 bound
volumes of motion picture scripts including,
The Bachelor Party,
The Seven Year Itch, and
The Tender Trap, and 6 bound volumes of scripts for the television series
The Addams family (1964-65). Also includes 3 scrapbooks and clippings documenting the career of Jones (1955-78).
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Actress--United States--Archival resources.
Genres and Forms of Material