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Finding Aid for the John Paxton papers, ca. 1944-1971
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Description
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, Crossfire, The cyclists' raid, On the beach, and Kotch.
Background
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).
Extent
5 boxes (2.5 linear ft.)
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.