Finding Aid for the Frederick Hazlitt Brennan Papers, 1955-1959

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Finding Aid for the Frederick Hazlitt Brennan Papers, 1955-1959

Collection number: 951

UCLA Library Special Collections

UCLA Library Special Collections staff



Los Angeles, CA
Processed by:
Janet Madden, March 1967
Encoded by:
Caroline Cubé
Online finding aid edited by:
Josh Fiala, February 2004
© 2004 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Frederick Hazlitt Brennan Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1955-1959
Collection number: 951
Creator: Brennan, Frederick Hazlitt, 1901-1962
Extent: 7 boxes (3.5 linear ft.)
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: Frederick Hazlitt Brennan (1901-1962) was a rewrite man and political reporter for the St. Louis globe-Democrat (1921-23), a movie critic, feature and editorial writer for the St. Louis post-dispatch (1923-28), and a scenario writer for Fox Films, MGM, and First National Films (1928-30) before becoming a free lance writer of fiction. In 1955, he became the chief writer of the Wyatt Earp television series on the ABC network. The collection consists of 184 mimeographed scripts by Brennan for the Wyatt Earp television show, and four shooting scripts.
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

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Restrictions on Access

PARTIALLY PROCESSED COLLECTION UNAVAILABLE FOR USE: Inquiries regarding these materials should be directed, in writing, to the Manuscripts Librarian, UCLA Library Special Collections.
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Frederick Hazlitt Brennan Papers (Collection 951). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4230413 

Biography

Brennan was born on September 23, 1901 in St. Louis, Missouri; attended University of Missouri, 1919-20; became a rewrite man and political reporter for the St. Louis globe-Democrat (1921-23), movie critic, feature and editorial writer for the St. Louis post-dispatch (1923-28), scenario writer for Fox Films, MGM, and First National Films, 1928-30; then became a free lance writer of fiction, contributing to Collier's, Saturday evening post, Liberty, Red book, Cosmopolitan, and others; in 1955 became the chief writer of the Wyatt Earp television series on ABC network; publications include: God got one vote (1927), Pie in the sky (1931), Memo to a firing squad (1943), and One of our H-bombs is missing (1955); he died on June 30, 1962.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of 184 mimeographed scripts by Brennan for the Wyatt Earp television show, and four shooting scripts.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Brennan, Frederick Hazlitt, 1901-1962--Archives.
Television writers--California, Southern--Archival resources.
Authors, American.
Television plays.


Container List

 

Papers, 1955-1959

Creator/Collector: Brennan, Frederick Hazlitt, 1901-
Physical Description: (7 boxes)

Scope and Content Note

Collection of 184 mimeographed scripts by Mr. Brennan for the Wyatt Earp television show. Los Angeles, ca. 1955-1959.
  • 1. Earp, Wyatt Barry Stapp, 1848-1929.
  • 2. Television plays.