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Finding Aid for the John Gilmore papers, 1965-
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: John Gilmore papers
    Date (inclusive): 1965-
    Collection number: 1144
    Creator: Gilmore, John, 1935-
    Extent: 26 boxes (13.0 linear ft.) and 2 oversize boxes
    Abstract: John Gilmore (1935- ) was a instructor in creative writing at Antioch College/West and Glendora College (1974-76) and a author. The collection contains research materials for manuscripts and published copies of Gilmore's works, including the Tucson murders, The garbage people, Blowout, and the screenplay, Indiana twilight. Also contains photographs, clippings, diary entries, correspondence, and publicity materials.
    Language: Finding aid is written in English.
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library 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 UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Access

    Open for research. STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UC Regents. 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 of John Gilmore, 1974-89.
    • Gift of Laurance Rivera, 1994.
    • Gift of Marie NaVeaux, 1997.
    • Boxes 22-28 gift of Diana Levitt Herbert, 2007.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], John Gilmore papers (Collection Number 1144). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

    Biography

    Gilmore was born on July 5, 1935 in Los Angeles; became a child actor in Hollywood during the 1940s; attended New York University; BA, Antioch College, 1955; later became a leading man, acting in film, television, and on the New York stage; instructor in creative writing at Antioch College/West and Glendora College, 1974-76; won New York Circle Award for Poetry, 1967, and Southwest Literary Award in 1976 for his novel, Blowout; other publications include Overpass blues (1967), The Tucson murders (1970), The garbage people (1971), The real James Dean (1975), and Night shark (1975).

    Scope and Content

    Collection contains research materials for and manuscripts and published copies of John Gilmore's works, including the Tucson murders, The garbage people, Blowout, and the screenplay, Indiana twilight. Also contains photographs, clippings, diary entries, correspondence, and publicity materials.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    1. The garbage people (Boxes 1-4).
    2. The Tucson murders (Boxes 5,12).
    3. James Dean writings, photographs and ephemera (Boxes 5,7).
    4. Miscellaneous manuscripts (Boxes 6,15).
    5. Miscellaneous photographs and ephemera (Box 6).
    6. Wings, Bad losers, poems (Box 7).
    7. Blowout (Boxes 8-9).
    8. Miscellaneous diary entries, unpublished stories (Box 9).
    9. Indiana twilight (Boxes 10-11).
    10. Black Dahlia photographs (oversize, box 13).
    11. Black Dahlia, Shooting stars (Boxes 14-16).
    12. Severed, Desperation point, Signals, Santa Fe blond, Damaged man, and other material (Boxes 17-18).

    Indexing Terms

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

    Subjects

    Gilmore, John, 1935- --Archives.
    Authors, American--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources.

    Genres and Forms of Material

    Manuscripts for publication.