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Finding Aid for the Gavin Lambert Collection of Books and Tapes, ca. 1954-2004 (bulk 1994-2004)
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Processing Note
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Gavin Lambert Collection of Books and Tapes
    Date (inclusive): ca. 1954-2004 (bulk 1994-2004)
    Collection number: 1278
    Creator: Lambert, Gavin
    Extent: 1 box (.5 linear feet)
    Abstract: This collection of Gavin Lambert materials consists of books, videocassettes, audio cassettes, and a computer disk.
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.


    Gavin Lambert was born July 23, 1924 in Sussex, England. Lambert was a screenwriter, author, and one-time director. His first book "The Slide Area" was published in 1959. His screenplays include "Sons and Lovers" and "Inside Daisy Clover", which was adapted from his book of the same title. He also wrote several bibliographies including "Nazimova," "Natalie Wood: A Life," and "Mainly About Lindsay Anderson." Mr. Lambert died [July 17, 2005], in Los Angeles, at aged 80.

    Scope and Content

    This collection consists of books, cassettes, and other materials written by Lambert including "Inside Daisy Clover" and two uncorrected proofs of "Natalie Wood: A Life." There are seven videocassettes in this collection including Gavin Lambert's copy of "Another Sky," the only film he both wrote and directed. Two audio cassettes and a Zip disk are also part of this collection.

    Processing Note

    Processed by the Center for Primary Research and Training by Aislinn Catherine Sotelo, with assistance from Elizabeth Sheehan, Spring 2007.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.


    Lambert, Gavin--Archives
    Authors--20th century--Archival resources.
    Screenwriters--Archival resources.