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Finding Aid for the Jerry Bresler motion picture scripts, 1944-1963
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Jerry Bresler motion picture scripts,
    Date (inclusive): 1944-1963
    Collection number: 229
    Creator: Bresler, Jerry
    Extent: 4 boxes (2 linear ft.)
    Abstract: Jerry Bresler was a songwriter and a producer. The collection consists of motion picture scripts and a small amount of sheet music that appears to be related to his career.
    Language: Finding aid is written in English.
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Performing Arts 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, Performing Arts 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, Performing Arts Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Performing Arts 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

    Gift, 1977.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Jerry Bresler motion picture scripts> (Collection 229). Performing Arts Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

    Biography

    Jerome Bresler was born April 13, 1908 in Denver, Colorado. He started his career as a production supervisor, working for small companies, but would eventually start his own independent company. He joined MGM as a unit manager in the late 1930s working on the Dr. Kildare series and other films. After winning Academy Awards for the short subject films Heavenly Music and Stairway to Light, he went on to produce feature films. Among his film credits are After Dark, Bewitched, Casino Royale, Major Dundee, and The Vikings. He died August 23, 1977 in Los Angeles, California.

    Scope and Content

    The collection consists of motion picture scripts related to the career of producer Jerry Bresler. Among the 20-plus scripts are An Act of Murder, Another Part of the Forest, Casino Royale, Diamond Head , Gidget Goes Hawaiian, and The Vikings. Also included in the collection are a small collection of snapshots and a small amount of sheet music. Notably missing from the collection are scripts from his academy winning short subject films, Heavenly Music and Stairway to Light.

    Organization and Arrangement

    The collection is arranged alphabetically by project title.

    Indexing Terms

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

    Subjects

    Bresler, Jerry -- Archives
    Motion picture producers and directors -- Archival resources.

    Genres and Forms of Material

    Film scripts