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Finding Aid for the Geoff Miller Los Angeles Magazine records, 1950-2011
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Description
Geoff Miller was co-founder and served as editor and publisher of Los Angeles Magazine. The collection consists of a small number of published writings by Miller, a small number of photographs, a small amount of material documenting Los Angeles Magazine’s operations, and issues of Los Angeles Magazine.
Background
George Geoffrey Miller was born in Salt Lake City on August 1, 1936. He earned his B.A. (1958) and M.A.in Journalism (1959) from the University of California, Los Angeles. While doing his graduate work at UCLA, Miller began developing a format for a city magazine. In 1960, he teamed with David Brown, an ad executive, to launch Los Angeles, known at the time as The Southern California Prompter. Miller served as editor in chief from 1974 until 1990, when he was appointed publisher. During his time as editor, Los Angeles Magazine was one of the most successful magazines of its type in the United States. Miller was awarded the first Irwin R. Blacker Award from the University of Southern California for Distinguished Contribution to Literature in Southern California. He retired from the magazine in 1994 and continued to work in the publishing field as a consultant. In 2006 Miller was diagnosed with Progressive Supra-nuclear Palsey and died April 16, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.
Extent
6.4 linear ft. (11 boxes, 17 magazine boxes, 6 flat boxes.)
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library 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 Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.