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Finding Aid for the Benjamin F. Glazer Papers, ca. 1930-1950
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Benjamin F. Glazer Papers,
    Date (inclusive): ca. 1930-1950
    Collection number: 920
    Creator: Glazer, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Floyer), 1887-1958
    Extent: 18 boxes (9 linear ft.)
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: Benjamin Glazer (1887-1958) was born in Belfast, Ireland. He was an attorney, a journalist with the Philadelphia Press and wrote several plays and stage adoptions. In the 1930s, he worked for Paramount, chiefly as a producer. The collection consists of manuscripts, copies, outlines, notes, synopses, musical scores, business materials, ephemera, and correspondence relating to screenplays written or produced by Benjamin Glazer.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    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.

    Restrictions on Access

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

    Additional Physical Form Available

    A copy of the original version of this online finding aid is available at the UCLA Department of Special Collections for in-house consultation and may be obtained for a fee. Please contact:
    • Public Services Division
    • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
    • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
    • Box 951575
    • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
    • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
    • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Benjamin F. Glazer Papers (Collection 920). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Biography

    Glazer was born on May 7, 1887 in Belfast, Ireland; he became an attorney, and then a journalist with the Philadelphia Press; wrote several plays and stage adoptions; in the early 1920s, he began writing screenplays for silent films, which he occasionally produced or directed as well; in the late 1920s, he served as head of production at Pathé he continued with sound productions, and in the 1930s worked mainly for Paramount, chiefly as a producer; screenplays include The Merry Widow (1925), The Dance of Life (1929), A Farewell to Arms (1933), and Tortilla Flat (1942); he died in 1958.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of manuscripts, copies, outlines, notes, synopses, musical scores, business materials, ephemera, and correspondence relating to screenplays written or produced by Benjamin Glazer. Screenplays include Anything Goes, Breakfast in Bed, A Farewell to Arms, The Great Lover, The Marvelous Mandarin, Paris Calling, Rasputin, Slaves of Love, Steamboats and Steamboating, and The Woman-Hunter.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Collection arranged alphabetically by screenplay title.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Glazer, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Floyer), 1887-1958--Archives.
    Screenwriters--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources.
    Motion picture producers and directors--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources.
    Screenplays.