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Finding Aid for the Colin Higgins Papers, ca. 1960-1987
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Indexing Terms
  • Items Removed from Collection

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Colin Higgins Papers,
    Date (inclusive): ca. 1960-1987
    Collection number: 1560
    Creator: Higgins, Colin
    Extent: 147 boxes (73.5 linear ft.) 2 oversize folders
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: Colin Higgins (1941-1988) was a screenwriter and director of the film comedies Harold and Maude, Silver streak, Foul Play, and Nine to Five. The collection consists of personal and professional correspondence, screenplays in various drafts, research materials, production reports, army and college notes, and photographs.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of 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.

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

    Additional Physical Form Available

    A copy of the original version of this online finding aid is available at the UCLA Department of Special Collections for in-house consultation and may be obtained for a fee. Please contact:
    • Public Services Division
    • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
    • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
    • Box 951575
    • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
    • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
    • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Colin Higgins 1988 Trust, bequest, 1988.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Colin Higgins Papers (Collection 1560). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Biography

    Higgins was born in Noumea, New Caledonia on July 28, 1941; attended Sorbonne, University of Paris, 1965; BA, Stanford, 1967; MFA, UCLA, 1970; screenwriter and director of film comedies Harold and Maude, Silver Streak, Foul Play, and Nine to Five; his film, Harold and Maude, was based on a screenplay written for his master's thesis; died on August 5, 1988.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of papers of Colin Higgins Productions, including personal and professional correspondence, screenplays in various drafts, research materials, production reports, army and college notes, and photographs.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Higgins, Colin--Archives.
    Motion picture producers and directors--Archival resources.
    Screenwriters--Archival resources.
    Screenplays.

    Items Removed from Collection

    The following film reels have been transferred to the UCLA Film and Television Archive.
    • Nine to Five, 6 reels.
    • Nine to Five, reels 1-3; [in box].
    • Nine to Five, reduction of reels 3-4.
    • Opus One.
    • Retreat.
    • Silver Streak, promo.
    • Best Little Whorehouse in Texas.
    • Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, gag reel.
    • The Devil's Daughter, part 1.
    • The Devil's Daughter, part 2.
    • Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, gag reel 3:1 xfer, TRK head.
    • Harold and Maude, 139, Colin Higgins #273-6769.
    • Best Little Whorehouse in Texas [in box].
    • Foul Play, Colin Higgins' personal copy.
    • 35mm test of Harold and Maude.