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Finding Aid for the Hugh O'Brian papers, 1949-1973
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Hugh O'Brian papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1949-1973
    Collection number: 257
    Creator: O'Brian, Hugh.
    Extent: 12 boxes (6.0 linear ft.)
    Abstract: Hugh O'Brian was an actor who appeared in numerous theater, television, and motion picture productions. He is best identified for his role as Wyatt Earp in the television western, The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (1955-61). The collection consists of plays, screenplays and television scripts.
    Language: Finding aid is written in English.
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Performing Arts Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Performing Arts Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library, Performing Arts Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Performing Arts 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.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift, 1976.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Hugh O'Brian papers (Collection 257). Performing Arts Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

    Biography

    Hugh O'Brian was born April 19, 1925 as Hugh J. Krampe. After briefly attending the University of Cincinnati, he enlisted in the Marine Corps at age 17. He received an honorable discharge from the service and moved to Los Angeles where he began acting in a small theater group. Ida Lupino signed him to play his first starring role in Young Lovers. O'Brian appeared in numerous theater, television, and motion picture productions, but he is best identified for his role as Wyatt Earp in the television western, The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (1955-61). In the late 1950s, O'Brian formed the Hugh O'Brian Youth Foundation, later known as Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY). He has received many awards and honors for both his civic and philanthropic work over the years along with honorary degrees from several institutions of higher learning.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists primarily of scripts related to the career of actor Hugh O'Brian. Includes 18 plays, 66 screenplays, and 18 television scripts. Also includes a small collection of clippings about O'Brian. Notably missing from the collection are materials from The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp

    Organization and Arrangement

    The collection is arranged by material format.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

    Subjects

    O'Brian, Hugh -- Archives.
    Actors -- United States -- Archival resources.

    Genres and Forms of Material

    screenplays.
    television scripts.