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Finding Aid for the Conference Press Records, 1936-1946
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Description
The Conference Press was spontaneously formed in the 1930s when three UCLA students visited William Saroyan at a Hollywood film studio. In 1936, the Press published Saroyan's Three Times Three, a collection of short stories. One of the stories, The Man With His Heart in the Highlands, went on to become a successful Broadway play. The collection consists of the typescript, proofcopy and copy of Three Times Three, correspondence, publicity and reviews, photographs and miscellaneous clippings.
Background
The Conference Press was spontaneously formed in the 1930s when three UCLA students visited Saroyan at a Hollywood film studio; all three were on the editorial staff of the Daily Bruin newspaper: Hal Levy (publisher of Westwood Scene), Gil Harrison (former editor), and Bill Okie (student of Max Reinhardt); in 1936 the Press published William Saroyan's Three Times Three, a collection of short stories, each with a preface by the author; one of the stories, The Man With His Heart in the Highlands, went on to become a successful Broadway play.
Extent
2 boxes (1 linear ft.) 1 oversize box
Restrictions
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.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.