Scope and Content
Title: James Poe Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1940-
Collection number: 878
Poe, James, 1923-
Extent: 48 boxes (24 linear ft.)
University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: James Poe (1923-1980) was associated with the motion picture industry (1941-80). He was a screenwriter who wrote documentaries,
radio and television scripts, and a made-for-television movie. He won an Academy Award and New York Film Critics Award in
1957 for the screenplay of
Around the world in 80 days, and was nominated for an Academy Award three more times during his career. The collection consists of scripts (radio, television,
and film), correspondence, ephemera, stills, and tapes related to the career and life of James Poe.
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.
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copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds
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Restrictions on Access
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.
Additional Physical Form Available
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Provenance/Source of Acquisition
Gift of James Poe, 1964-69.
[Identification of item], James Poe Papers (Collection 878). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research
Library, University of California, Los Angeles.
Poe was born October 4, 1923 in Dobbs Ferry, New York; attended St. John's College, Annapolis, Maryland; affiliated with the
news desk for The march of time series, Cinema Unit, RKO, 1941; associated with motion picture industry, 1941-80; won Academy
Award and New York Film Critics Award in 1957 for screenplay of
Around the world in 80 days; was nominated for an Academy Award three more times: in 1958 for
Cat on a hot tin roof, in 1963 for
Lilies of the field, and in 1969 for
They shoot horses, don't they?; wrote documentaries, radio and television scripts, and a made-for-television movie; president, James Poe Company, 1967-80;
died of a heart attack in 1980.
Scope and Content
Collection consists of scripts, correspondence, ephemera, stills, and tapes related to the career and life of James Poe. Scripts
are from Poe's work in radio, television, and film.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Poe, James, 1923- --Archives.
Screenwriters--United States--Archival resources.
Television writers--United States--Archival resources.
Radio writers--United States--Archival resources.