Stuart Heisler began his career in the film industry in 1913. He became a film editor and later a director of motion pictures.
In the late 1950s and throughout the 60s, Heisler also did a substantial amount of television work. Boxes 1-7 contain television
scripts; boxes 7-15 are motion picture scripts. Much of the material is in the notebooks, maintaining Heisler's own arrangements.
Heisler was born in 1894 in Los Angeles, CA; quit school in the eighth grade to work in the motion picture industry; entered
films in 1913 as a propman; began work with Mack Sennett in 1914, and eventually worked for many of the film studios, including
Samuel Goldwyn, Warner Brothers, and Universal; directed more than 25 feature films, including The Glass Key (1942), The Negro Soldier (1944), Along Came Jones (1945), Blue Skies (1946), Tokyo Joe (1949), Journey Into Light (1951), I Died A Thousand Times (1955), and The Burning Hills (1956); directed television films in the 1960s; died in Aug. 1979 in Oceanside, CA.