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Description
The Julius J. Epstein papers spans the years circa 1931-1997 (bulk 1970s-1990s) and encompass 9 linear feet. The collection contains scripts, primarily for films written by Epstein in the 1970s and 1980s, including adapted screenplays for PETE 'N' TILLIE (1972) and REUBEN, REUBEN (1983). There are also playscripts and a smattering of clippings, contracts, and correspondence.
Background
Julius J. Epstein was an American screenwriter active in film from the mid-1930s to 1983. He often collaborated with his brother, Philip G. Epstein. Julius also wrote for the stage and occasionally produced films. He was nominated for an Academy Award four times in the screenwriting category, receiving an Oscar for CASABLANCA (1942).
Extent
9 linear feet of papers.
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the Margaret Herrick Library. Researchers are responsible for obtaining all necessary rights, licenses, or permissions from the appropriate companies or individuals before quoting from or publishing materials obtained from the library.
Availability
Available by appointment only.