Collection consists of film and television scripts by Silliphant. Also includes correspondence, clippings, and production
Silliphant was born on Jan. 16, 1918 in Detroit, MI; graduated magna cum laude from Univ. of So. Calif., 1938; worked in advertising
and promotion for Walt Disney and 20th Century Fox until 1952; produced a few films in the 1950s before becoming a screenwriter
for both feature films and television; his successful television series include
Naked city and Route 66; films include
The Joe Louis story (1953),
In the heat of the night (1967),
The Poseidon adventure (1972),
The towering inferno (1974); won an Academy Award for
In the heat of the night in 1967; was a prolific novelist who published more than 50 books; moved to Thailand in late 1980s, where he was active in
developing the region's film industry; died in Bangkok on Apr. 26, 1996.
61.0 linear ft.
(120 boxes and 1 oversize box.)
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