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Finding Aid for the James Poe Papers, 1940-
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  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: James Poe Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1940-
    Collection number: 878
    Creator: Poe, James, 1923-
    Extent: 48 boxes (24 linear ft.)
    Repository: 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.
    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.

    Additional Physical Form Available

    A copy of the original version of this online finding aid is available at the UCLA Department of Special Collections for in-house consultation and may be obtained for a fee. Please contact:
    • Public Services 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

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of James Poe, 1964-69.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], James Poe Papers (Collection 878). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Biography

    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.

    Indexing Terms

    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.
    Film scripts.
    Radio plays.
    Television plays.