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Finding Aid for the Edmund H. North Papers, 1934-1968
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Description
Edmund Hall North (1911-1990) was a free-lance screenwriter (1934- ), and served as president of the screen branch of the Writers Guild of America, West (1956-57). He won the Screen Writers Guild Award for “One night of love”, and won the Screen Writers Guild Award and Academy Award for best story and screenplay for “Patton” in 1970. The collection consists of 40 screenplays and related material by Edmund H. North. Also contains eleven scripts of orientation films made by the Signal Corps for the War Department during World War II, some of which were written by North, who also produced them.
Background
Edmund Hall North was born March 12, 1911, in New York City; attended Stanford University (1928-30); became a free-lance screenwriter in 1934, when he won the Screen Writers Guild Award for, “One night of love”; served as president of the screen branch of the Writers Guild of America, West (1956-57); won Screen Writers Guild Award and Academy Award for best story and screenplay for “Patton” in 1970; he died on August 18, 1990 in Santa Monica, California.
Extent
4 boxes (2.0 linear ft.)
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.