Finding Aid for the Gavin Lambert Collection of Books and Tapes, ca. 1954-2004 (bulk 1994-2004)

Processed by Aislinn Catherine Sotelo, with assistance from Elizabeth Sheehan, 2007; machine-readable finding aid created by Caroline Cubé.
UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
Manuscripts Division
Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
© 2007
The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.


Descriptive Summary

Title: Gavin Lambert Collection of Books and Tapes
Date (inclusive): ca. 1954-2004 (bulk 1994-2004)
Collection number: 1278
Creator: Lambert, Gavin
Extent: 1 box (.5 linear feet)
Abstract: This collection of Gavin Lambert materials consists of books, videocassettes, audio cassettes, and a computer disk.
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of 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, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of 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

Collection was acquired in August 2005.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Gavin Lambert Collection of Books and Tapes (Collection Number 1278). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

Biography

Gavin Lambert was born July 23, 1924 in Sussex, England. Lambert was a screenwriter, author, and one-time director. His first book "The Slide Area" was published in 1959. His screenplays include "Sons and Lovers" and "Inside Daisy Clover", which was adapted from his book of the same title. He also wrote several bibliographies including "Nazimova," "Natalie Wood: A Life," and "Mainly About Lindsay Anderson." Mr. Lambert died [July 17, 2005], in Los Angeles, at aged 80.

Scope and Content

This collection consists of books, cassettes, and other materials written by Lambert including "Inside Daisy Clover" and two uncorrected proofs of "Natalie Wood: A Life." There are seven videocassettes in this collection including Gavin Lambert's copy of "Another Sky," the only film he both wrote and directed. Two audio cassettes and a Zip disk are also part of this collection.

Processing Note

Processed by the Center for Primary Research and Training by Aislinn Catherine Sotelo, with assistance from Elizabeth Sheehan, Spring 2007.

Indexing Terms

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

Subjects

Lambert, Gavin--Archives
Authors--20th century--Archival resources.
Screenwriters--Archival resources.


Container List

Box 1

Audio cassette--Arts Show with Clare English : Gavin Lambert Interview 2004 July 19

Language of Material: English
Physical Description: Audio cassette

Scope and Content Note

Interview with Gavin Lambert produced by Hazel Marshall for BBC Radio Scotland.
Box 1

Audio cassette--Copy of Olga Viripaeff and Suzanne Finstad 1999 May 8

Language of Material: English
Physical Description: Audio cassette
Box 1

Book--Hollywood's first choices (or why Groucho Marx never played Rhett Butler) : how the greatest casting decisions were made, First edition. 1994

Creator/Collector: Burkhart, Jeff
Creator/Collector: Stuart, Bruce
Publisher: New York: Crown Trade Paperbacks
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 21 cm. 230 p.

Scope and Content Note

Handwritten note on front endpage.
Box 1

Book--Inside Daisy Clover 1996

Creator/Collector: Lambert, Gavin
Publisher: London/ New York : Midnight Classics
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 20 cm. 245 p.

Scope and Content Note

Copy 1
Box 1

Book--Inside Daisy Clover 1996

Creator/Collector: Lambert, Gavin
Publisher: London/ New York : Midnight Classics
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 20 cm. 245 p.

Scope and Content Note

Copy 2
Box 1

Book--Natalie Wood: A lifeFirst 2004

Creator/Collector: Lambert, Gavin
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 24 cm. 346 p.

Scope and Content Note

Copy 1. This is an uncorrected proof.
Box 1

Book--Natalie Wood: A lifeFirst 2004

Creator/Collector: Lambert, Gavin
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 24 cm. 346

Scope and Content Note

Copy 2. This is an uncorrected proof.
Box 1

Videocassette--Another Sky [1954]

Creator/Collector: Lambert, Gavin
Publisher: The National Film Archive
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 16 mm.

Scope and Content Note

Film release, 1954. Runtime, 86 mins. This is the only copy Gavin Lambert had of "Another Sky" on P.A.L format (British cassette). The only film Gavin Lambert both wrote and directed (see his Biography of Lindsay Anderson "Mainly About L.A." for details) 16 mm. 1955.
Box 1

Vidocassette--Gavin Lambert

Creator/Collector: [Lambert, Gavin]
Box 1

Videocassette--Saturday Night at the Movies: Natalie [2004 December 4]

Creator/Collector: [Lambert, Gavin]
Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Canada : tvo Television that Matters

Scope and Content Note

"Original Airdate: December 4, 2004"
Box 1

Videocassette--Saturday Night at the Movies: Gavin Lambert, part 1 of 4 2004 May 27

Creator/Collector: [Lambert, Gavin]
Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Canada : tvo Television that Matters
Physical Description: 30 mins.
Box 1

Videocassette--Saturday Night at the Movies: Gavin Lambert, part 2 of 4 2004 May 27

Creator/Collector: [Lambert, Gavin]
Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Canada : tvo Television that Matters
Physical Description: 30 mins.
Box 1

Videocassette--Saturday Night at the Movies: Gavin Lambert, part 3 of 4 2004 May 27

Creator/Collector: [Lambert, Gavin]
Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Canada : tvo Television that Matters
Physical Description: 30 mins.
Box 1

Videocassette--Saturday Night at the Movies: Gavin Lambert, part 4 of 4 2004 May 27

Creator/Collector: [Lambert, Gavin]
Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Canada : tvo Television that Matters
Physical Description: 16 mins.
Box 1

Zip disk--Unknown content no date

Creator/Collector: [Lambert, Gavin]
Physical Description: 100 MB iomega Zip disk