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Mort Fine papers, 1940s-1982
PASC 76  
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  • Restrictions on Access
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  • Provenance/Source of Acquisition
  • UCLA Catalog Record ID
  • Preferred Citation
  • Biography/History
  • Scope and Content
  • Related Material

  • Title: Mort Fine papers
    Collection number: PASC 76
    Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 29.0 linear ft. (68 boxes, 1 shoe box, and 1 flat box)
    Date (inclusive): 1940s-1982
    Abstract: There is little biographical information available about Mort Fine. Morton Fine was born in 1916. He teamed with with David Friedkin in the 1940s and together they collaborated on a number of successful radio, television and motion pictue projects over the years. Among their radio projects are Bold Venture, Crime Classics, Broadway is My Beat, and Suspense. By the 1950s the team made the transistion to motion pictures with credits that included Handle with Care and The Pawn Broker, among others. They eventually produced and developed the televsion series I Spy and The Most Deadly Game. Among the many other Mort Fine credits are the radio programs Adventures of Johnny Fletcher, Adventures of Sam Spade, and Escape; the television series Kojak, McCloud, and Streets of San Francisco; and the motion pictures The Greek Tycoon and Caboblanco. He was twice nominated for an Emmy Award for his work on I Spy, and won the Writers Guild Best Written Drama (with Fridekin) for The Pawnbroker (1966). Mort Fine died in 1991.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.
    creator: Fine, Morton, 1916-1991

    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

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UC Regents. 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.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Mort Fine 1978, 1980, 1984. Additions are the gift of Michael Vernon, 2013.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 1218087 

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Mort Fine Papers (Collection PASC 76). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

    Biography/History

    There is little biographical information available about Mort Fine. Morton Fine was born in 1916. He teamed with with David Friedkin in the 1940s and together they collaborated on a number successful radio, television and motion pictue projects over the years. Among their radio projects are Bold Venture, Crime Classics, Broadway is My Beat, and Suspense. By the 1950s the team made the transistion to motion pictures with credits that included Handle with Care and The Pawn Broker, among others. They eventually produced and developed the televsion series I Spy and The Most Deadly Game. Among the many other Mort Fine credits are the radio programs Adventures of Johnny Fletcher, Adventures of Sam Spade, and Escape; the television series Kojak, McCloud, and Streets of San Francisco; and the motion pictures The Greek Tycoon and Caboblanco. He was twice nominated for an Emmy Award for his work on I Spy, and won the Writers Guild Best Written Drama (with Fridekin) for The Pawnbroker (1966). Mort Fine died in 1991.

    Scope and Content

    The collection consists of materials related to the career of writer and producer, Mort Fine. The bulk of collection are scripts, many in bound volumes, for radio, television and motion picture projects. Also included is a very small amount of production information, clippings, ephemera, stories, articles, and other writings by Fine and a small amount of business correspondence and agreements. Among the many radio projects represented in the collection are the series The Adventures of Johnny Fletcher, The Adventures of Sam Spade, Bold Venture, Broadway's My Beat, and Crime Classics. Television projects include Kojak and The Most Deadly Game among others. Motion Picture projects include Cabo Blanco, Greek Tycoon, The Pawnbroker, That Championship Season, and others.

    Related Material

    Collection of Scripts and Production Material for the Television Series I Spy . Available at UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library.
    Mort Fine Papers . Available at UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Fine, Morton, 1916-1991--Archives.
    Radio writers --United States--Archives.
    Screenwriters --United States--Archives.
    Television writers --United States--Archives.