Collection consists of of material related to the career of scree n writer Waldo Salt.
Includes correspondence, scripts, research, and personal pa pers. Personal materials
include biographical information, family, legal, financ ial and medical papers, writings
by and about Salt, projects not authored by Sal t, photographs, and artwork.
Salt was born in Chicago, IL, Oct. 18, 1914; graduated from Stanford University, 1934;
taught drama and music at Menlo Junior College, CA, 1935; began writing scripts for
Hollywood films in the late 1930s; contract writer, MGM, 1936-42; civilian consultant to
the Office of War Information, 1942-45; he was investigated by the House Un-American
Activities committee starting in 1947; he refused to testify on Communist affiliations
and was blacklisted in 1951; wrot e for television and films without credit, 1951-62;
working alone or in collaboration, he added a number of important films to his screen
credits including "Midnight Cowboy," "Serpico," and "Coming Home"; recipient of numerous
awards including Academy Awards for "Midnight Cowboy" (1968) and "Coming Home" (1978);
died of lung cancer Mar. 7, 1987 in Los Angeles, CA.
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to the Arts Special Collections Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf
of the Arts Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to
include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.
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