Scope and Content
Title: Script and production research materials for Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet,
Date (inclusive): 1881-1940
Collection number: 7
Extent: 2 boxes (1.0 lin. ft.)1 v. ; 34 cm.
University of California, Los Angeles. Library.Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library History and Special Collections for the Sciences
Los Angeles, California 90095-1490
Abstract: The collection includes the script, photographs, and research materials gathered to support production of the 1940 Warner
Bros. motion picture, "Dr. Ehrlich's magic bullet", which focused on Paul Ehrlich's work to develop effective chemical cures
for diphtheria and syphilis. A bound oversize album contains many illustrations to guide studio set designers, props, art
and costume departments, etc. Articles, many of which have been excerpted and translated from the original German, include
biographies, some of Ehrlich's publications, and commentaries on his syphilis treatment.
Physical location: UCLA Biomedical Library History and Special Collections for the Sciences locked Cage
Language of Material: Collection materials inEnglish,German,French
The collection is open for research.
Property rights to the physical objects belong to the UCLA Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library, History & Special Collections
for the Sciences. 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 University of California Regents do not hold the copyright.
[Identification of item], Script and production research materials for Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet, 7, Louise M. Darling Biomedical
Library History and Special Collections for the Sciences , University of California, Los Angeles.
The collection was a gift from Dr. Elmer Belt to the UCLA Biomedical Library.
Scope and Content
The collection is organized into the following series:
- Series 1. The Motion Picture., 1939-1940. 1 album and 6 folders
- Series 2. The Man., 1911-1939. 13 folders
- Series 3. The Science., 1881-1937. 22 folders
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Belt, Elmer, 1893-1980
Diphtheria -- drug therapy
Ehrlich, Paul, 1854-1915
Motion pictures - production and direction -- Archival resources
Syphilis - drug therapy