Finding Aid for the Lawrence Turman Papers, 1960-1968

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Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
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Finding Aid for the Lawrence Turman Papers, 1960-1968

Collection number: 506

UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections

Manuscripts Division



Los Angeles, CA

Contact Information

  • Manuscripts Division
  • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
  • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
  • Box 951575
  • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
  • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
  • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
  • URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
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Descriptive Summary

Title: Lawrence Turman Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1960-1968
Collection number: 506
Creator: Turman, Lawrence
Extent: 26 boxes (13 linear ft.) 1 oversize box
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: Lawrence Turman (1926- ) was born in Los Angeles, California and was a independent producer. The collection consists of scripts, drafts, and related materials for eleven of Turman's films, including The Graduate.
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

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  • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Gift of Lawrence and Suzanne Turman, 1968

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Lawrence Turman Papers (Collection 506). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

Biography

Turman was born in Los Angeles, California, in 1926; attended UCLA; before becoming an independent producer, he was in the textile business; some of his films include: The Young Doctors (1961), I Could Go on Singing (1963), The Graduate (1967), The Marriage of a Young Stockbroker (1970), The Drowning Pool (1975), and Gang (1979).

Scope and Content

Collection consists of scripts, drafts, and related materials for the following films: The Young Doctors, I Could Go on Singing, The Best Man, The Flim Flam Man, Pretty Poison, When Michael Calls, Give Me the World, Ordeal By Hunger, Project Pilgrim, Mister Sam, and The Graduate.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Turman, Lawrence--Archives.
Motion picture producers and directors--Archival resources.
Film scripts.


Container List

 

The Young Doctors

Scope and Content Note

Produced by Lawrence Turman, starring Ben Gazzara, Frederic March, Ina Balin and Eddie Albert. Screenplay by Joseph Hayes.
Box 1

Original screen treatment by David Karp.

Box 1

First draft--revised incomplete--fully annotated in the hand of Joseph Hayes.

Physical Description: 158pp.
Box 1

First draft--revised complete--fully annotated in the hand of Joseph Hayes.

Physical Description: 141pp.
Box 1

First draft--revised, August 12, 1960.

Physical Description: 136pp.
Box 1

Final revised working copy with revisions pencilled in and with changes stapled to original pages, December 5, 1960.

Box 2

Final revised--second working copy with additional pages.

Box 2

Final revised--third working copy, December 21, 1960.

Box 2

Master working script--revised, all revisions and changes added, additional changes in hand of Joseph Hayes, January 23, 1961.

Box 4

Action continuity script.

Box 4

Dialogue continuity script.

Box 2

One notebook completely holographic containing Mr. Turman's notes, comments, research ideas and cast ideas.

Box 2

Script clerk's reports, Day player agreements. Daily production reports--work sheets.

Box 3

Camera reports--call sheets.

Box 3

Preview cards.

Boxes 4 and 27

Three books of publicity clippings.

Boxes 4 and 27

All correspondence in re censorship, Mr. Turman and studio, Mr. Turman and agency.

Note

Not received, April 1970 (pb).
Box 3

Paid extras agreements.

Box 3

Complete set of photographic still proofs.

 

I Could Go On Singing

Scope and Content Note

Produced by Lawrence Turman, starring Judy Garland.
Box 5

Nineteen original costume designs--pencil, pen and ink, with swatches of cloth.

Box 5

200 still photographs--production scenes and candids of Judy Garland.

Physical Description: 8 × 10 and 11 × 14.
Box 6

Two files of press clippings. Production budgets.

 

The Best Man

Scope and Content Note

Produced by Lawrence Turman, starring Henry Fonda. Screenplay by Gore Vidal.
Box 6

First draft screenplay--annotated by Gore Vidal.

Note

Not received, April 1970 (pb).
Box 7

First draft screenplay--revised.

Box 7

Final screenplay--revised, including all page changes and revisions.

Box 7

Working copy--completely annotated in the hand of Gore Vidal.

Note

Not received, April 1970 (pb).
Box 7

Three copies of the screenplay, n.d. [not annotated].

Box 8

Combined continuity script.

Box 8

Budgets. Summary of costs. Inter-Office communications. One file of press clippings.

Boxes 8 and 27

Two hundred production stills. One hundred candid stills.

 

The Flim Flam Man

Scope and Content Note

Produced by Lawrence Turman, starring George C. Scott. Screenplay by William Rose.
Box 9

Original treatment by William Rose.

Physical Description: Signed.
Box 9

First draft screenplay, annotated.

Box 9

First draft screenplay with biographic revisions.

Box 9

Second draft screenplay, fully annotated by William Rose.

Box 9

Second draft screenplay, revised.

Box 9

Final draft screenplay, fully annotated by William Rose.

Box 10

Script for special promotional film.

Box 10

Production breakdown. Original correspondence between Mr. Turman and William Rose. Budgets. Contracts. Daily production reports. Weekly production reports. Location reports. 25 Production stills.

Box 10

The Ballad of the Flim Flam Man--The novel by Guy Owen completely annotated by Mr. Turman.

Box 27

Two pen, ink and water color drawings, signed Dorothy Jeakins, costume designer for the film.

Physical Description: 26 × 14.
Box 10

Production book of drawings by art director. A complete breakdown of the production in storyboard form.

Physical Description: 320 drawings.
 

Pretty Poison

Box 11

Treatment of She Let Him Continue by Noel Black from the novel by Steve Geller.

Box 11

Screenplay She Let Him Continue by Steve Geller. Annotated.

Box 11

Screenplay first draft of She Let Him Continue by Lorenzo Semple, Jr.

Box 11

Screenplay, final draft of She Let Him Continue by Lorenzo Semple, Jr., with all revisions and script changes.

Box 11

Dialogue taken from Moviola.

Box 4

Audience evaluation sheets.

Box 12

100 Cinex strips.

Box 12

100 candid stills.

Box 12

25 production stills.

Boxes 13 - 16

One filing cabinet of complete history of the film.

Physical Description: Over 2,000 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Including: Camera reports. Cast lists. Crew lists. Location lists. Wardrobe. Report on each day's shooting. Props. Budgets. Contracts. Correspondence.
Box 16

Novel She Let Him Continue by Steve Geller, fully annotated by Lawrence Turman.

Box 4

Art layouts to be used in the advertisements.

Physical Description: (Photocopy).
 

When Michael Calls

Box 17

Outline for the screenplay, by Robert Mulligan [the director].

Box 17

First attempt at the screenplay, according to Mulligan's outline, by James Bridges, (incomplete).

Box 17

First draft screenplay (complete) by James Bridges, February 2, 1968.

Box 17

Revised draft of the screenplay, March 5, 1968.

Box 17

First attempt after March 5th draft (incomplete), n.d.

Box 17

Revised draft of the screenplay, April 4, 1968.

Box 17

Revised draft of the screenplay, n.d.

Box 17

Second draft screenplay, June 24, 1968.

Physical Description: 2 copies.
Box 17

Notes on the screenplay, by John Farris (author of the novel on which the screenplay was based), August 2, 1968.

Box 17

Holograph notes of Lawrence Turman, n.d.

Box 18

Advance proofs of the novel by John Farris. New York: Trident Press, 1967.

 

Give Me the World

Box 18

Treatment by Frank R. Pierson, based on the book by Leila Hadley.

Box 19

Holograph notes of Lawrence Turman.

Box 19

Typescript of the screenplay by Thomas Mankiewicz.

Box 19

A copy of the novel, by Leila Hadley. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1958.

 

Flim Flam Man, T.V. Pilot

Box 19

Advertising and publicity data.

Box 19

First draft teleplay, October 13, 1967.

Box 19

Teleplay, October 13, 1967. With holograph revisions.

Box 19

Shooting final teleplay, December 3, 1968.

Box 19

Preliminary pilot budget.

Box 19

Pilot budget, after changes.

Box 19

Production meetings and data.

Box 19

Call sheets.

Box 27

Production crossplot sheet.

 

Ordeal by Hunger

Box 19

Screen treatment by Horton Foote, June 13, 1963.

Box 19

Holograph notes of Lawrence Turman.

 

Project Pilgrim

Scope and Content Note

(Based on the novel, The Pilgrim Project, by Hank Searls)
Box 19

Holograph notes of Lawrence Turman.

Box 19

Second draft screenplay by Loring Mandel, n.d.

Box 19

A copy of the novel by Hank Searls. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1964.

 

Mister Sam

Scope and Content Note

(Based on Tomorrow's Hidden Season, by George Byram)
Box 20

Letters and script notes between Lawrence Turman and George Byram.

Box 20

Screenplay (with former title: Congaree), by James Lee Barrett.

Box 20

Screenplay by Barrett, with numerous holograph corrections.

Box 20

3 copies of the screenplay (with former title: Tommorrow's Hidden Season), by Barrett.

Box 20

Second draft screenplay, by Barrett.

Box 21

Screenplay entitled Mister Sam, by Barrett.

Box 27

Production breakdown sheets.

Box 21

Screenplay entitled Alfredo. Written by Israel Horovitz, March 15, 1969.

Scope and Content Note

(Based on the book, Tomorrow's Hidden Season)
 

The Graduate

Scope and Content Note

(Based on the book by Charles Webb)
Box 21

Screenplay by William Hanley, May 4, 1964.

Box 21

Screenplay by Peter Nelson, n.d.

Box 21

First draft screenplay, by Calder Willingham.

Physical Description: 2 copies.
Box 22

Second draft screenplay, by Calder Willingham.

Box 22

Third draft screenplay, by Calder Willingham.

Physical Description: 2 copies.
Box 22

Embassy Pictures' comments on Calder Willingham's screenplay.

Box 22

Notes on The Graduate for film use, by Charles Webb.

Box 22

Some first pages by Buck Henry.

Box 22

Second draft screenplay, by Buck Henry.

Box 22

Final draft screenplay, by Buck Henry.

Boxes 22 and 23

Release dialogue script, by Calder Willingham and Buck Henry, November 30, 1967.

Physical Description: 2 copies.
Box 23

Typescript notes.

Physical Description: 3 × 5 cards.
Box 23

Holograph notes of Lawrence Turman.

Box 23

Production breakdown.

Box 23

Notes on the script, by Charles Webb, April 19, 1965.

Boxes 23-24

File of letters and pictures, from actors trying for a leading role in the film.

Boxes 23-24

A copy of the novel by Cahrles Webb. New York: New American Library, 1963.

Box 25

Business files, including production reports, time records, camera reports, call sheets, etc.

Box 26

Production stills.

Box 26

Crew party pictures.

Box 26

Cancelled color slides.

Box 26

Wardrobe stills.

Box 26

Advertisement samples and posters.

Box 26

Exhibitor's campaign manual.

Physical Description: 2 copies.
Box 26

Background sound tape of air line.