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Finding Aid for the Mort Fine Papers, 1972-1982
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Mort Fine Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1972-1982
    Collection number: 76
    Creator: Fine, Mort
    Extent: 21 boxes (9.0 linear ft.)
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Performing Arts Special Collections
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: Morton Fine was a both producer and a writer. He frequently collaborated with David Friedkin, writing for radio, motion pictures, and television. The collection consists of various script drafts, pre-production notes and memos for a number of projects including Kojak (1973 to 74) and the film The Greek Tycoon.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact Performing Arts Special Collections for paging information.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for access.

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Copyright has not been assigned to the Performing Arts Special Collections, UCLA. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Arts Special Collections Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Arts Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Mort Fine Papers, 76, Performing Arts Special Collections, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Provenance/Source of Aquisition

    Gift; 1978, 1980, 1984.


    Morton Fine was both a producer and writer for television and motion pictures. He started working with David Friedkin in the 1940s writing for the radio and later motion pictures and television. His numerous credits include the television series I Spy, Kojak, McCloud, and Streets of San Francisco as well as the motion pictures The Greek Tycoon and Caboblanco.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of television and motion picture scripts related to the career of writer and producer, Mort Fine. Includes various script drafts for numerous projects including the television series Kojak (1973-74) and the screenplay The Greek Tycoon (1978). Also includes some pre-production notes and memos.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Fine, Mort--Archives.
    Television writers--United States--Archival resources.
    Screenwriters--United States--Archival resources.
    Television scripts.