James R. Webb (1909-1974) wrote fiction for such magazines as
Saturday evening post,
Cosmopolitan. He later became a Hollywood screenwriter and won a 1963 Academy Award for the original screenplay of
How the West was won (1962). The collection consists of 7 variant scripts for the film
How the West was won, and related materials by Webb.
Webb was born on October 4, 1909 in Denver, Colorado; graduated from Stanford University, 1930; from 1936 wrote fiction for
such magazines as Saturday evening post, Collier's, and Cosmopolitan; became a Hollywood screenwriter in the late 1930s writing for Roy Rogers westerns; served as secretary of the Screen Writers'
Guild in 1950; won 1963 Academy Award for the original screenplay of How the West was won (1962); other script credits include: South of Santa Fe (1942), Apache (1954), The big country (1958), Cape Fear (1963), Cheyenne autumn (1964), They call me Mr. Tibbs (1970), and The organization (1971); he died in 1974.
1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
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