John Paxton (1911- ) worked as a press agent (1937-38), associate editor for
Stage magazine (1937-38) and a publicist for New York Theatre Guild (1941) before coming to Hollywood to work as a scriptwriter
with RKO. The collection consists of Paxton's treatments, screenplays, and clippings relating to his films including
Farewell my lovely,
The cyclists' raid,
On the beach, and
Paxton was born in 1911 in Kansas; BJ, University of Missouri, 1934; worked as a press agent, 1937-38; associate editor, Stage magazine, 1937-38; publicist for New York Theatre Guild, 1941; in 1942 he came to Hollywood to work as a scriptwriter with
RKO, notably on films directed by Edward Dmytryk, 1945-47; in the 1950s, wrote scripts for various companies, including three
for Warwick Films in London and two Stanley Kramer productions; screenplays include Murder my sweet (1945), Cornered (1945), Crossfire (1947), So well remembered (1947), Fourteen hours (1951), The wild one (1953), A prize of gold (1955), The cobweb (1955), and On the Beach (1959).
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