Jump to Content

Collection Guide
Collection Title:
Collection Number:
Get Items:
Finding Aid for the James R. Webb Papers, 1960-1961
490  
View entire collection guide What's This?
PDF (77.73 Kb) HTML
Search this collection
Collection Overview
 
Table of contents What's This?
Description
James R. Webb (1909-1974) wrote fiction for such magazines as Saturday evening post, Collier's, and Cosmopolitan. He later became a Hollywood screenwriter and won a 1963 Academy Award for the original screenplay of How the West was won (1962). The collection consists of 7 variant scripts for the film How the West was won, and related materials by Webb.
Background
Webb was born on October 4, 1909 in Denver, Colorado; graduated from Stanford University, 1930; from 1936 wrote fiction for such magazines as Saturday evening post, Collier's, and Cosmopolitan; became a Hollywood screenwriter in the late 1930s writing for Roy Rogers westerns; served as secretary of the Screen Writers' Guild in 1950; won 1963 Academy Award for the original screenplay of How the West was won (1962); other script credits include: South of Santa Fe (1942), Apache (1954), The big country (1958), Cape Fear (1963), Cheyenne autumn (1964), They call me Mr. Tibbs (1970), and The organization (1971); he died in 1974.
Extent
1 box (0.5 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.