Scope and Content
Title: Edmund H. North Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1934-1968
Collection number: 1076
Creator: North, Edmund H., 1911-
Extent: 4 boxes (2.0 linear ft.)
Abstract: 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.
University of California, Los Angeles. Library.
Department of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
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[Identification of item], Edmund H. North Papers (Collection 1076). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research
UCLA Catalog Record ID
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.
Scope and Content
Collection consists of 40 screenplays and related material by Edmund H. North. Includes “One night of love”, “Young man with
a horn”, “Flamingo road”, “Dark canyon (released as “Colorado Territory”)”, “In a lonely place”, “Only the valiant”, “The
day the earth stood still”, “Blue horizons” (released as “The far horizons”), “Destry”, “The proud ones”, “Reminiscences of
a cowboy” (released as “Cowboy”), “Pilots for hire” (released as “The lady takes a flyer”), and “Sink the Bismarck!”, and
several drafts of the screenplay, “Patton”, written with Francis Ford Coppola. 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
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
North, Edmund H., 1911- --Archives.
Screenwriters--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources.
Genres and Forms of Material