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Finding Aid for the Haskell Wexler Collection of Scripts for Television and Motion Pictures, 1967-1996
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Collection consists of television and motion picture scripts and treatments received by Haskell Wexler's production company. Includes numerous scripts by various authors. The bulk of the collection dates from the late 1980s on.
Wexler was born in Chicago, IL, June 2, 1922; attended Univ. of CA, Berkeley; made educational and industrial films before he started a career in cinematography (late 1950s); the recipient of two Academy Awards, his credits include, "Medium Cool" (1969), "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" (1966), "In the Heat of the Night" (1967), "American Graffiti" (1973), "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" (1975); has made a number of documentary films in various capacities including, "The Bus" (1965), "Interviews with My Lai Veterans" (1970), and "At the Max" (1991); was also interviewed for the film documentary "Visions of Light : the art of cinematography" (1992).
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