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Finding Aid for the Frederick Hazlitt Brennan Papers, 1955-1959
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Description
Frederick Hazlitt Brennan (1901-1962) was a rewrite man and political reporter for the St. Louis globe-Democrat (1921-23), a movie critic, feature and editorial writer for the St. Louis post-dispatch (1923-28), and a scenario writer for Fox Films, MGM, and First National Films (1928-30) before becoming a free lance writer of fiction. In 1955, he became the chief writer of the Wyatt Earp television series on the ABC network. The collection consists of 184 mimeographed scripts by Brennan for the Wyatt Earp television show, and four shooting scripts.
Background
Brennan was born on September 23, 1901 in St. Louis, Missouri; attended University of Missouri, 1919-20; became a rewrite man and political reporter for the St. Louis globe-Democrat (1921-23), movie critic, feature and editorial writer for the St. Louis post-dispatch (1923-28), scenario writer for Fox Films, MGM, and First National Films, 1928-30; then became a free lance writer of fiction, contributing to Collier's, Saturday evening post, Liberty, Red book, Cosmopolitan, and others; in 1955 became the chief writer of the Wyatt Earp television series on ABC network; publications include: God got one vote (1927), Pie in the sky (1931), Memo to a firing squad (1943), and One of our H-bombs is missing (1955); he died on June 30, 1962.
Extent
7 boxes (3.5 linear ft.)
Restrictions
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.
Availability
PARTIALLY PROCESSED COLLECTION UNAVAILABLE FOR USE: Inquiries regarding these materials should be directed, in writing, to the Manuscripts Librarian, UCLA Department of Special Collections.