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Stirling Silliphant papers, 1957-1985
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  • Restrictions on Access
  • Restrictions on Use and Reproduction
  • Provenance/Source of Acquisition
  • UCLA Catalog Record ID
  • Preferred Citation
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Related Material

  • Title: Stirling Silliphant papers
    Collection number: 1079
    Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 61.0 linear ft. (120 boxes and 1 oversize box.)
    Date (inclusive): 1957-1985
    Abstract: Collection consists of film and television scripts by Silliphant. Also includes correspondence, clippings, and production notes.
    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.
    Creator: Silliphant, Stirling, 1918-

    Restrictions on Access

    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.

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Copyright of portions of this collection has been assigned to the UCLA Library Special Collections. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Manuscripts Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the UCLA Library Special Collections.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Stirling Silliphant, 1969-85.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 2976906 

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Stirling Silliphant Papers (Collection 1079). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Biography

    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), Charly (1968), Marlowe (1969), 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.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of film and television scripts by Silliphant. Also includes correspondence, clippings, and production notes.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Collection arranged by title.

    Related Material

    Stirling Silliphant Collection.   Available at UCLA Library Special Collections.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Silliphant, Stirling, 1918---Archives.
    Film scripts.
    Screenwriters--California--Los Angeles--Archives.
    Television plays.