Finding Aid for the Benjamin F. Glazer Papers, ca. 1930-1950

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UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
Manuscripts Division
Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
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The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

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Finding Aid for the Benjamin F. Glazer Papers, ca. 1930-1950

Collection number: 920

UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections

Manuscripts Division



Los Angeles, CA

Contact Information

  • Manuscripts 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
  • URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
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Alight Tsai
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Online finding aid edited by:
Josh Fiala, April 2002
© 2002 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Benjamin F. Glazer Papers,
Date (inclusive): ca. 1930-1950
Collection number: 920
Creator: Glazer, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Floyer), 1887-1958
Extent: 18 boxes (9 linear ft.)
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: Benjamin Glazer (1887-1958) was born in Belfast, Ireland. He was an attorney, a journalist with the Philadelphia Press and wrote several plays and stage adoptions. In the 1930s, he worked for Paramount, chiefly as a producer. The collection consists of manuscripts, copies, outlines, notes, synopses, musical scores, business materials, ephemera, and correspondence relating to screenplays written or produced by Benjamin Glazer.
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

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Restrictions on Access

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  • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
  • Box 951575
  • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
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  • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Benjamin F. Glazer Papers (Collection 920). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

Biography

Glazer was born on May 7, 1887 in Belfast, Ireland; he became an attorney, and then a journalist with the Philadelphia Press; wrote several plays and stage adoptions; in the early 1920s, he began writing screenplays for silent films, which he occasionally produced or directed as well; in the late 1920s, he served as head of production at Pathé he continued with sound productions, and in the 1930s worked mainly for Paramount, chiefly as a producer; screenplays include The Merry Widow (1925), The Dance of Life (1929), A Farewell to Arms (1933), and Tortilla Flat (1942); he died in 1958.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of manuscripts, copies, outlines, notes, synopses, musical scores, business materials, ephemera, and correspondence relating to screenplays written or produced by Benjamin Glazer. Screenplays include Anything Goes, Breakfast in Bed, A Farewell to Arms, The Great Lover, The Marvelous Mandarin, Paris Calling, Rasputin, Slaves of Love, Steamboats and Steamboating, and The Woman-Hunter.

Organization and Arrangement

Collection arranged alphabetically by screenplay title.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Glazer, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Floyer), 1887-1958--Archives.
Screenwriters--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources.
Motion picture producers and directors--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources.
Screenplays.


Container List

Box 1, Box 1

Adam Apple's College Pharmacy.

Physical Description: 1 copy.
Box 1

Anything Goes.

Physical Description: 1 copy.
Box 1

Arise My Love.

Scope and Content Note

1 copy; notes; correspondence.
Box 1

Autumn Fires.

Physical Description: 2 copies.
Box 1

The Barker.

Physical Description: 2 copies.
Box 1

Beautiful Baby.

Scope and Content Note

No script; 6 outlines.
Box 1

A Bedtime Story.

Scope and Content Note

No script; music scores.
Box 1

Bellamy the Magnificent.

Scope and Content Note

No script; correspondence.
Box 1

Beregiss.

Physical Description: 1 copy.
Box 1

Between Nine and Nine.

Scope and Content Note

No script; outline; notes; correspondence.
Box 1

Beyond Sound of Machine Gun.

Scope and Content Note

No script; short story.
Box 2

Big Broadcast.

Scope and Content Note

No script; notes; music scores.
Box 2

Blue Mist.

Physical Description: 1 copy.
Box 2

Bolero.

Scope and Content Note

No script; music score.
Box 2

The Boudoir Diplomacy.

Physical Description: 1 copy.
Box 2

Boy Meets Sally.

Physical Description: 1 copy.
Box 2

Breakfast in Bed.

Physical Description: 1 copy.
Box 2

Burlesque.

Scope and Content Note

1 copy; business material.
Box 2

The Cat's Bridge.

Scope and Content Note

No script; outline.
Box 2

Chanson Americaine.

Scope and Content Note

No script; outline.
Box 2

The Children's Tragedy.

Physical Description: 1 copy.
Box 2

Chinese Story.

Scope and Content Note

No script; notes; correspondence.
Box 2

Chivalry.

Scope and Content Note

Incomplete script; correspondence.
Box 2

Comet Over Broadway.

Scope and Content Note

3 copies; notes; business materials.
Box 3

The Command to Love.

Physical Description: 1 copy.
Box 3

Comrade of Chaos.

Scope and Content Note

1 copy; 2 outlines; correspondence.
Box 3

Diplomacy.

Scope and Content Note

1 copy; notes.
Box 3

Double or Nothing.

Scope and Content Note

2 copies; correspondence; music scores; business materials.
Box 3

Enter Madame.

Scope and Content Note

No script; synopsis; correspondence.
Box 3

Everybody's Acting.

Physical Description: 1 copy.
Box 4

Exclusive.

Scope and Content Note

No script; correspondence; business materials.
Box 4

The Fan Chest.

Physical Description: 1 copy.
Box 4

A Farewell to Arms.

Physical Description: 2 copies.
Box 4

Fashions for Men.

Scope and Content Note

No script; outline; correspondence.
Box 4

The Field Marshall.

Physical Description: 3 copies.
Box 4

The Fifth Column.

Scope and Content Note

4 copies; notes; correspondence; ephemera.
Box 5

Fly-By-Night.

Scope and Content Note

No script; outline.
Box 5

Foam.

Scope and Content Note

1 copy; notes; correspondence.
Box 5

Forever Yours.

Scope and Content Note

2 copies; music scores; business materials.
Box 5

The Forty Days of Musa Dagh.

Physical Description: 1 copy.
Box 5

Going Places.

Scope and Content Note

1 copy; notes; correspondence.
Box 6

The Great Illusion.

Physical Description: 1 copy.
Box 6

The Great Lover.

Physical Description: 1 copy.
Box 6

The Green Hussar.

Physical Description: 1 copy.
Box 6

Honey Boy.

Scope and Content Note

No script; outline.
Box 6

Hotel Imperial.

Scope and Content Note

1 copy; notes.
Box 6

The Hottentot.

Scope and Content Note

No script; 2 outlines.
Box 6

Humoresque.

Scope and Content Note

2 copies; outline.
Box 6

Idas Roman.

Physical Description: 1 copy.
Box 6

Internes Can't Take Money.

Scope and Content Note

No script; synopsis; business materials.
Box 6

Invitation to Happiness.

Scope and Content Note

1 copy; notes; correspondence.
Box 7

Jonny.

Scope and Content Note

1 copy, (Act 4).
Box 7

Josephine.

Scope and Content Note

2 copies; notes.
Box 7

The Justice of the Damned.

Physical Description: 2 copies.
Box 7

Kindertragcedie.

Physical Description: 1 copy.
Box 7

The King of the Cannibals.

Scope and Content Note

No script; synopsis.
Box 7

Lady Be Careful.

Scope and Content Note

No script; correspondence; business materials.
Box 7

The Last Miracle.

Physical Description: 2 copies.
Box 7

The Law Breakers.

Scope and Content Note

Incomplete script; correspondence.
Box 7

A Lesson.

Physical Description: 1 copy.
Box 7

Liliom.

Scope and Content Note

No script; correspondence; ephemera; business materials.
Box 7

Lilly Turner.

Physical Description: 1 copy.
Box 7

Lola.

Scope and Content Note

3 copies and second version; correspondence.
Box 7

Love in Bloom.

Scope and Content Note

No script; correspondence; business materials.
Box 7

Madame Racketeer.

Scope and Content Note

No script; synopsis from the story The Countess of Auburn.
Box 7

Maltese Falcon.

Scope and Content Note

No script; note; correspondence.
Box 7

The Marvelous Mandarin.

Physical Description: 2 copies.
Box 7

Mary Pickford.

Scope and Content Note

1 copy (Act II).
Box 8

The Master.

Scope and Content Note

2 copies; correspondence.
Box 8

Mata Hari.

Physical Description: 8 copies.
Box 8

Mississippi Belle.

Physical Description: 2 copies
Box 9

Mountain Music.

Scope and Content Note

2 copies; correspondence; music scores.
Box 9

Mozart.

Scope and Content Note

1 copy; correspondence; music scores.
Box 9

Narrentanz.

Physical Description: 2 copies.
Box 9

Never Goodbye.

Physical Description: 2 copies; notes.
Box 9

Night Shift.

Physical Description: 1 copy.
Box 9

On the Loose.

Scope and Content Note

1 copy; correspondence.
Box 10

On the Neva.

Physical Description: 3 copies.
Box 10

Paris Calling.

Scope and Content Note

2 copies; synopsis.
Box 10

Paris in Spring.

Scope and Content Note

No script; music scores; business materials.
Box 10

Pathetique.

Scope and Content Note

2 copies; notes; correspondence.
Box 10

The Phantom President.

Scope and Content Note

No script; synopsis.
Box 11

A Play in Four Acts and Six Scenes.

Physical Description: 1 copy.
Box 11

The Prodigal.

Physical Description: 2 copies.
Box 11

Puppets.

Physical Description: 2 copies.
Box 11

Queen Kelly.

Scope and Content Note

2 copies; notes.
Box 11

Rasputin.

Physical Description: 1 copy.
Box 11

The Return of the Soldier.

Scope and Content Note

No script; notes; outline.
Box 11

A Royal Scandal.

Scope and Content Note

1 copy; business materials.
Box 12

Saturday Night.

Physical Description: 3 copies.
Box 12

Schulding.

Scope and Content Note

1 copy in German.
Box 12

Service for Ladies.

Scope and Content Note

No script; synopsis.
Box 12

The Shield.

Scope and Content Note

No script; synopsis; correspondence.
Box 12

Shoe the Wild Mare.

Scope and Content Note

1 copy; outline; correspondence.
Box 12

Slaves of Love.

Physical Description: 1 copy.
Box 12

Song of Songs.

Scope and Content Note

2 copies; correspondence; business materials.
Box 12

Sound the Trumpet.

Physical Description: 2 copies.
Box 12

Steamboats and Steamboating.

Physical Description: 1 copy.
Box 13

The Sucker.

Physical Description: 2 copies.
Box 13

Tol'Able David.

Scope and Content Note

No script; synopsis; correspondence.
Box 13

Tomorrow.

Scope and Content Note

No script; synopsis.
Box 13

Tortilla Flat.

Physical Description: 5 copies.
Box 13

Ups and Downs.

Scope and Content Note

No script; notes; outline.
Box 13

Vagabonds and Thieves.

Scope and Content Note

2 copies of the story.
Box 14

The Wild Waves.

Physical Description: 1 copy.
Box 14

The Woman-Hunter.

Physical Description: 1 copy.
Box 14

Unidentified scripts.

Scope and Content Note

2 scripts and 6 outlines of scripts.
Box 14

Correspondence.

Scope and Content Note

Pertaining to other screenplays of Benjamin Glazer.
Box 15-18

Duplicates of some of the scripts.