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Finding Aid for the Phil Karlson Papers, 1954-1969
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Phil Karlson Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1954-1969
    Collection number: 345
    Creator: Karlson, Phil, 1908-
    Extent: 3 boxes (1.5 linear ft.)
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Dept. of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: Phil Karlson (1908- ) was born Philip N. Karlstein. He worked in many positions at Universal Studios, including propman, film editor, associate producer, and finally as feature editor in 1944. He was known for directing realistic crime films. The collection consists of screenplays and related materials of motion pictures directed byKarlson. Most screenplays are heavily annotated, and some contain drawings, timing notes, schedules, memos, and cast lists.
    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

    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.

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Phil Karlson.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Phil Karlson Papers (Collection 345). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 1972958 

    Biography

    Karlson was born Philip N. Karlstein on July 2, 1908 in Chicago, Illinois; studied law at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles; worked in many positions at Universal Studios, including propman, film editor, associate producer, and finally as feature editor in 1944; became known for directing realistic crime films, including Scandal sheet (1952), 99 River street (1953), Tight spot, Five against the house, and the Phenix city story (all 1955), The brothers Rico (1957), and Walking tall (1973).

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of screenplays and related materials of motion pictures directed by Phil Karlson. Most screenplays are heavily annotated, and some contain drawings, timing notes, schedules, memos, and cast lists. Also includes a television script for the final draft pilot of The untouchables.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    1. Tight spot, Five against the house, Gunman's walk, Key witness (Box 1).
    2. The young doctors, Kid Galahad, Rampage, The silencers (Box 2).
    3. The hornet's nest, The untouchables (final draft pilot screenplay for television) (Box 3).

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Karlson, Phil, 1908- --Archives.
    Motion picture producers and directors--California, Southern--Archives.
    Screenplays.