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Description
The Barré Lyndon papers span the years 1930-1972 (bulk 1950s-1960s) and encompass 14 linear feet. The collection includes copies of most of Lyndon's screenplays, a fair sampling of his scripts for television, and a smattering of his stage plays and short stories.
Background
Barré Lyndon, also known as Alfred Edgar, was a British-born journalist, playwright, novelist, and short-story writer. In the early 1940s he established himself in Hollywood as a freelance screenwriter. Lyndon's best-known screenwriting credits include THE LODGER (1944), HANGOVER SQUARE (1945), THE GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH (1952), and THE WAR OF THE WORLDS (1953). In the 1960s he wrote for a number of television series.
Extent
14 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.