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Louis Pollock papers, 1939-1964
PASC 83  
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Description
Louis Pollock was a writer for motion picture, television, and radio programs, in addition to authoring a number of short stories and articles. He also wrote under the pseudonyms Joe Madison and Louis Benart. The collection consists of script and story files, articles written for magazine publications, and a small amount of correspondence and advertising materials.
Background
Louis Pollock was born in Liverpool, England on February 16, 1904. In 1916 Pollock's family moved to the United States, where he finished high school and went on to pursue a career in writing. In 1925 Pollock began his career working as a reporter and re-write man on the staff of the Chicago City News Bureau, the American Weekly, and the Chicago Herald and Examiner. Throughout the 1930s Pollock worked in public relations, and publicized various theatrical ventures, before acquiring the position of Manager of Advertising and Publicity with Universal Studios in 1937. During his association with Universal, Pollock helped publicize actors such as Deanna Durbin and the comedy team of Abbott and Costello, in addition to arranging special promotions to advertise Universal's films. In 1943, he became the director of advertising and publicity for United Artists; however, he resigned the following year to devote all of his time to his writing career.
Extent
3.4 linear ft. (8 boxes)
Restrictions
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.
Availability
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.