Julius J. Epstein papers

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Julius J. Epstein papers
Date (inclusive): circa 1931-1997
Date (bulk): 1970s-1990s
Collection number: 446
Creator: Epstein, Julius J.
Extent: 9 linear feet of papers.
Repository: Margaret Herrick Library. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Languages: English

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Preferred Citation

Julius J. Epstein papers, Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Acquisition Information

Gift of James M. Epstein, 1999


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).

Collection Scope and Content Summary

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.


Arranged in the following series: Not arranged in series.

Indexing Terms

Epstein, Julius J. , 1909-2000--Archives.