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Finding Aid for the Elwood Ullman papers, ca. 1937-ca. 1964
PASC 159  
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  • Restrictions on Access
  • Restrictions on Use and Reproduction
  • Provenance/Source of Acquisition
  • Preferred Citation
  • UCLA Catalog Record ID
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement

  • Title: Elwood Ullman papers
    Collection number: PASC 159
    Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 17.0 linear ft. (41 boxes)
    Date (inclusive): ca. 1937-ca. 1964
    Abstract: Elwood Ullman was a screenwriter best known for his work on The Three Stooges comedy features. The collection consists of various drafts of motion picture, television, and radio scripts, story ideas and outlines, treatments, publicity, and correspondence.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.
    Creator: Ullman, Elwood

    Restrictions on Access

    Open for research. STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UC Regents. 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.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of the Writers Guild Foundation Library, 1985.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Elwood Ullman Papers (Collection PASC 159). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4233900 

    Biography

    Elwood Ullman was born in Memphis, Tennessee ca. 1903. After graduating from the University of Washington, Ullman worked as a reporter for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. In the late 1920s, he moved to Hollywood, CA to start a screen writing career working for both Columbia and RKO studios. His writing credits include drama and comedy, but he is best known for the more than 190 Three Stooges comedy features he wrote. In addition to his screenwriting, Ullman wrote short stories and articles for such publications as the Saturday Evening Post and Esquire. Ullman died October 11, 1985 in Los Angeles, CA.

    Scope and Content

    The collection consists of drafts of motion picture, television, and radio scripts, story ideas and outlines, treatments, publicity, and correspondence related to the career of screenwriter Elwood Ullman. Includes materials for motion pictures such as The Three Stooges, The Bowery Boys, and Ma and Pa Kettle and television series such as All star comedy, Any Clyde comedy, Hugh Hubert comedy, and Stooge comedy.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    1. Original Stories, Treatments, Concepts and Unpublished Material
    2. Business Correspondence and Personal Letters
    3. Novel Project
    4. Radio Projects
    5. Motion Picture Projects
    6. Television Projects

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Ullman, Elwood--Archives.
    Radio writers--Archival resources.
    Screenwriters--Archival resources.