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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Indexing Terms
  • Items Removed from Collection
  • Related Material

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: S. Guy Endore Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1925-1970
    Collection number: 279
    Creator: Endore, S. Guy, 1901-1970
    Extent: 93 boxes (46.5 linear ft.)
    Abstract: S. Guy Endore (1901-70) was a prolific author of books as well as television and movie scripts. His script, G.I. Joe, was nominated for an Oscar in 1945. He was reputedly blacklisted by the Hollywood studios for his political views in the late 1940s. Endore devoted much of his time to the Synanon Foundation after being blacklisted. The collection consists of Endore's manuscripts and typescripts for plays, novels, and television shows. Other materials include clippings and printed materials, many of which address and review Endore's writings. The collection also contains materials related to the House Un-American Activities Committee and the Hollywood Blacklist, the Sleepy Lagoon Defense Committee, the assassination of President Kennedy, and the Warren Commission Report. Books from Endore's library and correspondence (including fan mail) are also included. The finding aid contains an extensive name index.
    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.

    Biography

    S. Guy Endore was born in 1901; author of 15 books, including King of Paris, Casanova--His Known and Unknown Life, Voltaire! Voltaire!, and Man from Limbo; wrote screenplays, including Captain Sinbad, Johnny Allegro, Song of Russia, He Ran All the Way, Werewolf of Paris, Methinks the Lady, and Devil Doll; his script, G.I. Joe, was nominated for an Oscar, 1945; was reputedly blacklisted by the studios for his political views, late 1940s; devoted much of his time to the Synanon Foundation; died February 12, 1970.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of Endore's manuscripts and typescripts for plays, novels, and television shows. Other materials include clippings and printed materials, many of which address and review Endore's writings. Collection also contains materials related to the House Un-American Activities Committee and the Hollywood Blacklist, the Sleepy Lagoon Defense Committee, the assassination of President Kennedy, and the Warren Commission Report. Books from Endore's library and correspondence (including fan mail) are also included. Finding aid contains an extensive name index.
    Portions of this collection are in French, German and Spanish.

    Indexing Terms

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

    Subjects

    Endore, S. Guy, 1901-1970--Archives.
    Sleepy Lagoon Defense Committee (Los Angeles, Calif.)
    United States--Warren Commission--Report of the President's Commission on the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
    United States--Congress--House--Committee on Un-American Activities.
    Authors, American--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources.
    Screenwriters--California--Los Angeles.
    Blacklisting of authors--California--Los Angeles.

    Items Removed from Collection

    The contents of Box 25 have been transferred to UCLA University Archives, Record Series 507  , Box 26. The material is restricted -- “No quotation, publication or reproduction without written permission of legal heir.”

    Related Material

    Reflections of Guy Endore (oral history transcript) / S. Guy Endore, interviewee. UCLA Oral History Department interview, 1961-62. Available at Department of Special Collections, UCLA.