Finding Aid for the Carolyn Jones Papers, 1953-1965

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Descriptive Summary

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.
Repository: 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.

Administrative 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.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Carolyn Jones Scripts (Collection 131). Performing Arts Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

Biography

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, Desiree (1954), 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, Desiree, Marjorie Morningstar, 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).

Indexing Terms

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

Subjects

Jones, Carolyn--1929-1983--Archives.
Actress--United States--Archival resources.

Genres and Forms of Material

television scripts.
Film scripts.


Container List

Box 6

Addams Family (The)

Note

Vol. 1-3, 1964-1965.
Box 7

Addams Family (The)

Note

Vol. 4-6, 1964-1965.
Box 1

Baby Face Nelson

Note

Revisions through 7/22/57. 109 p. Includes one still, black and white: Mickey Rooney and Carolyn Jones.
Box 1

Bachelor Party (The)

Note

By Paddy Chayefsky. Final screenplay, August 1, 1956 revised 8/6/56. 116 p. 2 stills, black and white.
Box 1

Career

Note

Screenplay by James Lee, January 23, 1960. Revisions through 2/9/59. 154 p.
Box 5

Clippings through 1978

Box 1

Desiree

Note

Screenplay by Daniel Taradash. Revised final script, April 5, 1954. Revisions through 6/30/54. 149 p. Retakes 9/1/54 bound at end.
Box 2

High Spirits

Note

A new musical based on Noel Coward's "Blithe Spirit." Includes cast list; synopsis of scenes; musical numbers; props; costume plot.
Box 2

Hole In The Head (A)

Note

Screenplay by Arnold Schulman. Revised by Frank Capra October 22, 1958. 2 stills, black and white: 1 cast, 1 Carolyn Jones portrait.
Box 2

House Of Wax

Note

The Wax Works, screenplay by Crane Wilbur. Revisions through 2/5/53. Includes cast of characters. 94 p.
Box 2

How The West Was Won

Note

Fifth Segment, March 7, 1962. Pp. 116A - 166.
Box 3

Ice Palace, Part I-III

Note

Final, July 16, 1959. 150 p. Includes cast of characters. Includes 2 stills, black and white.
Box 3

King Creole

Note

Sing you Sinners, screenplay by Michael V. Gazzo and Herbert Baker. 1st Temporary yellow, October 16, 1957. Revisions through 11/20/57. 130 p.
Box 3

Last Train From Gun Hill

Note

Showdown at Gun Hill, screenplay by James Poe. Final white script, March 25, 1958. Revisions through 5/9/58. 130 p.
Box 3

Man in the Net (The)

Note

Screenplay by Reginald Rose. Revised final draft, May 22, 1958. Revisions through 6/10/58. 142 p. Includes 2 stills, black and white.
Box 4

Marjorie Morningstar

Note

Screenplay by Everett Freeman, from the novel by Herman Wouk. Final, 6/20/57, revisions through 11/1/57. 132 p.
Box 4

Opposite Sex (The)

Note

Revisions through September 8, 1961. 143 p.
Box 4

Sail A Crooked Ship

Note

Revisions through September 8, 1961. 143 p.
Box 10

Scapbook(s), circa 1955-1966

Box 8

Scapbook(s), circa 1955-1966

Box 9

Scapbook(s), circa 1955-1966

Box 4

Seven Year Itch (The)

Note

Screenplay by Billy Wilder and George Axelrod. Final script, August 10, 1954. 113 p.
Box 5

Tender Trap (The)

Note

Script, 5/23/55. Revisions through 8/1/55. 116 p.
Box 5

Ticklish Affair (A)

Note

Moon walk, 12/10/62. Revisions through 12/31/62. 126 p.