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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Important Information for Users of the Collection
  • Biography
  • Collection Scope and Content Summary
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: John Paxton papers
    Date (inclusive): 1941-1980
    Date (bulk): 1942-1970
    Collection number: 300
    Creator: Paxton, John
    Extent: 15 linear feet of papers.
    Repository: Margaret Herrick Library. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
    Languages: English

    Important Information for Users of the Collection


    Available by appointment only.

    Publication rights

    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.

    Preferred Citation

    John Paxton papers, Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Sarah Jane Paxton, 1992-2011


    John Paxton was an American screenwriter most active in film from 1943 to 1959. He was nominated for an Academy Award for writing the screenplay for CROSSFIRE (1947).

    Collection Scope and Content Summary

    The John Paxton papers span the years 1941-1980 (bulk 1942-1970) and encompass 13 linear feet. The collection contains production material, scripts, correspondence, and clippings. In addition to the film scripts, there are also scripts for unproduced films and television programs, notably ?eneral Electric Theater.? There are also a handful of scripts for 20th Century-Fox productions from 1944 to 1948, which were obtained by Paxton? wife Sarah Jane in the course of her work in the publicity department at the studio.


    Arranged in the following series: 1. Production files, subseries A-B as follows: A. Produced; B. Unproduced; 2. Television files; 3. Subject files

    Indexing Terms

    Paxton, John , 1911-1985--Archives.