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Finding Aid for the James Poe Papers, 1940-
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Description
James Poe (1923-1980) was associated with the motion picture industry (1941-80). He was a screenwriter who wrote documentaries, radio and television scripts, and a made-for-television movie. He won an Academy Award and New York Film Critics Award in 1957 for the screenplay of Around the world in 80 days, and was nominated for an Academy Award three more times during his career. The collection consists of scripts (radio, television, and film), correspondence, ephemera, stills, and tapes related to the career and life of James Poe.
Background
Poe was born October 4, 1923 in Dobbs Ferry, New York; attended St. John's College, Annapolis, Maryland; affiliated with the news desk for The march of time series, Cinema Unit, RKO, 1941; associated with motion picture industry, 1941-80; won Academy Award and New York Film Critics Award in 1957 for screenplay of Around the world in 80 days; was nominated for an Academy Award three more times: in 1958 for Cat on a hot tin roof, in 1963 for Lilies of the field, and in 1969 for They shoot horses, don't they?; wrote documentaries, radio and television scripts, and a made-for-television movie; president, James Poe Company, 1967-80; died of a heart attack in 1980.
Extent
48 boxes (24 linear ft.)
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.