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Finding Aid for the Ross Martin papers, ca. 1960s-ca. 1970s
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Ross Martin papers,
    Date (inclusive): ca. 1960s-ca. 1970s
    Collection number: 239
    Creator: Martin, Ross, 1920-1981
    Extent: 2 boxes (1 linear ft.)
    Abstract: Best known for his role as Artemus Gordon in the 1960s television series The Wild Wild West, Ross Martin was an actor who performed on Broadway, television and motion pictures. The collection contains photographs, script material and ephemera related to Martin's acting career.
    Language: Finding aid is written in English.
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Performing Arts Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Performing Arts Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library, Performing Arts Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Performing Arts Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift, 1983.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Ross Martin papers (Collection 239). Performing Arts Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

    Biography

    Ross Martin was born Martin Rosenblatt in Grodek, Poland (ca. 1920). He came to the US as an infant and grew up in NYC, NY. Though he earned a law degree, Martin chose to work in public relations. He started acting on the Janice Gray radio series and went onto various roles on Broadway, televsision and motion pictures. He is best known for his role as Artemus Gordon in the 1960s television series The Wild Wild West. Martin passed away at the age of 61 in July 1987.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of materials related to Ross Martin's acting career. The bulk of the collection is photographs from various projects including The Wild Wild West and The Twilight Zone. Also included is script material and ephemera from a series of Dodge commercials, and miscellaneous articles about Martin. Notably absent from the collection are scripts from The Wild Wild West television series, but for one episode, The Night of the Sorcere.

    Organization and Arrangement

    There is no specific arrangement to the collection

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

    Subjects

    Martin, Ross, 1920-1981 -- Archives.
    Actors -- United States -- Archival resources.

    Genres and Forms of Material

    Photographs.