Finding Aid for the Hugh O'Brian papers, 1949-1973

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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.


Container List

 

Clippings

Box 2, Folder 7

Clippings dealing with the career of O'Brian 1960

Box 2, Folder 5

Clippings dealing with the career of O'Brian (folder 1 of 2) no date

Box 2, Folder 6

Clippings dealing with the career of O'Brian (folder 2 of 2) no date

 

Plays

Box 6, Folder 3

6 Rms Riv Vu by Bob Randall - final production script 1972 Nov

Box 5, Folder 6

Affairs of Anatole (The) by Fay and Michael Kanin - from the play by Arthur Schnitzler no date

Box 4, Folder 4

Big Button Shoes no date

Box 5, Folder 5

Brother Cain by Jerome Chodorov no date

Box 5, Folder 4

Cactus Flower by Abe Burrows - from the play by Pierre Barillet and Jean-Pierre Gredy 1967 Mar

Box 5, Folder 3

Cappucino, Mon Amour by Stefan Kanfer and Jess Korman no date

Box 5, Folder 8

Consul in Damascus by Jann Lovengreen ca. 1963

Note

With Correspondence.
Box 5, Folder 7

Destry Rides Again no date

Box 6, Folder 1

Do You Take This Man by A.E. Hotchner - Revised 1974 Jul 15

Box 7, Folder 6

First Love by Samuel Taylor - Based on the memoir Promise at Dawn by Romain Gary no date

Box 1, Folder 2

Gone With the Wind - Adapted by Horton Foote - from the novel by Margaret Mitchell - Music and lyrics by Harold Rome - Second draft script 1971 Sep 1

Box 7, Folder 7

Incident in the Rain by Arnold Phillips no date

Box 4, Folder 7

Jumping Fool (The) by Shirl Hendryx ca. 1973

Note

With Anta newsletter article 1973 Nov.
Box 4, Folder 10

Nobody Loves an Albatross by Ronald Alexander 1962

Box 5, Folder 1

One Down by Benjamin Bernard Zavin no date

Box 1, Folder 1

Rabinowitz Gambit (The) by Rose Leiman Goldemberg no date

Box 4, Folder 9

Thousand Clowns (A) by Herb Gardner no date

Note

Heavily annotated.
Box 5, Folder 2

Touch of Spring (A) by Samuel Taylor no date

 

Printed Material

Box 6, Folder 5

Brass Legend (The) - A novelette by George Zuckerman and Jess Arnold - AGVA News 1958 May-Jun

Box 2, Folder 3

Cowboy in Africa - Motion picture publicity manual - Paramount Pictures no date

Box 2, Folder 9

Don't Move and When You're Smiling - Musical scores no date

Box 2, Folder 8

Ephemera no date

Box 1, Folder 3

Hugh O'Brian speech on mental health accompanied by 4 mental health brochures ca. 1952

Box 6, Folder 6

New Word - Man the Holy Spirit (The) by Bonnie Seefeldt no date

Box 6, Folder 2

Northern Lights - Uncorrected proof of a novel by Tim O'Brien - Delacorte Press 1975

 

Screenplays

Box 1, Folder 4

Ambush Bay by Steve Fisher, Ib Melchoir, and Ron Winston - final shooting script no date

Box 1, Folder 6

Apache Landing by Arthur Ross - first draft. 1952 Aug 8

Box 1, Folder 5

Apache War Cry by Irving Shulman - Original novel by William Vance no date

Box 1, Folder 7

Archimede no date

Box 1, Folder 8

Back to God's country by Tom Reed - final screenplay 1953 Jan 8

Box 2, Folder 10

Back to God's Country by Tom Reed - Revised final 1953 Jan 29

Box 2, Folder 12

Battle of Apache Pass by Gerald Drayson Adams - final shooting script 1951 May 25

Box 2, Folder 11

Beyond the Purple Hills (Valley of Fire) by Norman S. Hall - final 1949 Sep 12

Box 3, Folder 2

Blue Chip by Robert Joseph and Paul Leslie Peil 1957 Oct 2

Note

With Correspondence.
Box 3, Folder 1

Blue Chip by Robert Joseph and Paul Leslie Peil [another copy] 1957 Oct 2

Box 3, Folder 3

Brass Legend (The) by Don Martin [Copy 13] no date

Note

Annotated.
Box 3, Folder 4

Brass Legend (The) by Don Martin [Copy 16] no date

Note

Annotated.
Box 7, Folder 5

Broken Lance by Richard Murphy - final script 1954 Jan 27

Box 7, Folder 8

Brushpoppers by Stuart N. Lake - Outline no date

Box 7, Folder 4

Christian's Wake by Donald Wyre no date

Box 7, Folder 10

Cimarron Kid (The) by Louis Reeves - final shooting script 1951 Apr 20

Box 7, Folder 9

Edendale by Saul Levitt 1962 Jan 10

Box 8, Folder 1

Fantasy Island by Gene Levitt - final shooting script 1976 Sep 27

Note

With Correspondence.
Box 8, Folder 2

Fast Gun at Redrock by Sloan Nibley - from the novel by Brad Ward no date

Box 2, Folder 2

Fighting U.S. Coast Guard by Kenneth Gamet - Story by Charles Marquis Warren - Shooting script 1950 Nov 10

Box 8, Folder 3

General Hospital by Jim Henaghan no date

Box 3, Folder 6

Good Luck Lady by Edward Hamilton and Robert Eggenweiler no date

Box 3, Folder 5

Great Companions (The) by Irving Wallace - Revised final 1952 Jan 30

Box 6, Folder 7

Great Scout (The) and Cathouse Thursday by Richard Shapiro no date

Box 6, Folder 8

Gun Hand by Bordon Chase and Bernard Gordon - final shooting script 1952 Apr 10

Box 7, Folder 1

Hands of Cormac Joyce (The) by Albert Duffy and Philip Charlot - from the novel by Leonard Wibberly no date

Box 7, Folder 2

Heretic (The) by Irving S. White and Harold Lieberman no date

Box 7, Folder 3

Horsetrader (The) by Benjamin Manaster - from a story by Heinrich von Kleist no date

Box 12, Folder 7

Irving Berlin's There's No Business Like Show Business by Phoebe and Henry Ephron - from an original story by Lamar Trotti - Revised shooting final script 1954 May 12

Box 8, Folder 4

Journey Back (The) by Betty Ulius no date

Box 8, Folder 5

Little Big Horn by Charles Marquis Warren 1951 Nov 27

Note

Annotated.
Box 9, Folder 2

Lord Vanity by Charles Brackett and Walter Reisch - from a novel by Sam Shellaburger - Shooting final script 1954 Sep 23

Note

Annotated.
Box 2, Folder 1

Mademoiselle by Jean Genet - first draft script 1965 Jan 11

Box 9, Folder 1

Maya the Magnificent by John Fante - Second draft 1964 Jun 23

Box 8, Folder 6

Never Fear by Ida Lupino and Collier Young 1949 Sep 7

Box 8, Folder 8

None Came Back by Kurt Neumann 1950 Feb 1

Box 8, Folder 7

North to Hades by Richard Benz - from the story by Richard Macaulay - first draft no date

Box 9, Folder 9

Plunderers (The) by Bob Barbash no date

Box 8, Folder 9

Power by Benjamin Manaster no date

Box 9, Folder 3

Public Eye (The) by Milton Holmes - first draft screenplay no date

Box 9, Folder 4

Red Ball Express (The) by John Michael Hayes - Revised final shooting script 1951 Oct 19

Box 9, Folder 8

Rima The Bird Girl by Rona Jaffe - Treatment no date

Box 9, Folder 6

Rope Law by Harry Brown and Philip Yordan - final 1958 Mar 14

Box 9, Folder 7

Rope Law by Harry Brown and Philip Yordan - first draft 1957 Aug 22

Box 9, Folder 5

Rope Law by Harry Brown and Philip Yordan - Revised final 1958 Apr 11

Box 10, Folder 2

Sally and Saint Ann by Herb Meadow - final shooting script 1951 Dec 17

Box 10, Folder 1

Screaming Mimi (The) by Robert Blees - first estimating draft 1957 Jun 14

Box 10, Folder 6

Seminole by Chalres K. Peck, Jr. - final 1952 Mar 28

Box 10, Folder 5

Seminole by Charles K. Peck, Jr. - Revised final 1952 Jun 9

Box 10, Folder 4

Shadow on the Sun by Dwight Cummins no date

Box 10, Folder 3

Son of Ali Baba by DeVallon Scott - Second draft no date

Box 10, Folder 8

Son of Ali Baba by Gerald Drayson Adams - Revised final 1951 Jul 26

Box 10, Folder 7

Stone Wall (The) by Boris Ingster and William Kozlenko no date

Box 10, Folder 9

Sun Also Rises (The) by Peter Viertel - Based on the novel by Ernest Hemingway - Second revised temporary 1956 Aug 3

Box 11, Folder 2

Sundowners (The) by Aaron Spelling - first draft 1957 Jul 8

Box 11, Folder 1

Surprising Suzie - Original story by Maxine Dioguardi 1953 Apr 8

Box 11, Folder 3

Swann by Leonard Kantor - first draft no date

Note

With presentation.
Box 11, Folder 8

Take a Deep Six - Treatment (1 of 3 copies) no date

Box 11, Folder 9

Take a Deep Six - Treatment (2 of 3 copies) no date

Box 11, Folder 10

Take a Deep Six - Treatment (3 of 3 copies) no date

Box 12, Folder 2

Take Your Best Shot by Don Worden no date

Box 12, Folder 3

Ten Little Indians - Screenplay by Peter Yeldham from the scenario by Dudley Nichols, adapted by Peter Welbeck, original novel by Agatha Christie - Revised 1965 Mar 15

Box 12, Folder 4

Tension at Table Rock by Winston Miller - Estimating script, Part II 1956 Jan 15

Box 12, Folder 6

Trial by Sea by Jack English and Frank Hart Taussig no date

Box 2, Folder 4

Twinkle in God's Eye (The) by P.J. Wolfson - Estimating shooting script 1955 Apr 5

Box 6, Folder 4

White Feather by Delmar Daves and Leo Townsend - final shooting script 1954 Jul 1

 

Teleplays

Box 11, Folder 7

Bob Hope Presents the Christler Theatre - Certain Sky Revisited (A) by Rod Serling - Second revision 1964 Dec 4

Box 4, Folder 5

Desilu Playhouse - Chain of Command by Richard Levinson and William Link ca. 1959

Box 11, Folder 6

Doc - Presentation by Ernie Frankel no date

Box 11, Folder 5

Hallmark Hall of Fame - Punt, a Pass and a Prayer (A) by David Mark - Revised. 1968 Sep 26

Box 11, Folder 4

Harpy by William Wood - Based on a story by T.K. Brown, III - Shooting script 1969 Jun 11

Box 3, Folder 7

Kraft Suspense Theatre - In Darkness, Waiting 1964 Aug 31

Box 12, Folder 1

Kraft Suspense Theatre - In Darkness, Waiting - Revised 1964 Sep 14.

Box 3, Folder 12

Little House on the Prairie - Presentation by Jean Rouverol - from the book by Laura Ingalls Wilder no date

Box 3, Folder 8

Number Six Group (R.C.A.F.) created by Don R. Harker ca. 1972

Note

With Correspondence.
Box 12, Folder 5

Playhouse Ninety - Reunion by Merle Miller - final revisited 1957 Dec 16

Box 3, Folder 9

Police Story - Open City by Sean Blaine - Revised final draft 1976 Jan 21

Box 3, Folder 10

Resolution 803 - Kelly, Get Your Gun by Ellis Kadison - first draft no date

Box 4, Folder 8

Resolution 803 - Presentation by Ellis Kadison 1961 Jul

Box 4, Folder 1

Series 558-1B - Acres and Pains 1961 Dec 18

Box 3, Folder 11

Spring Thaw by Jean Rouberol - from the book The Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder ca. 1963

Note

With Correspondence.
Box 4, Folder 6

Stage 7 - Billy and the Bride by Joseph Chochran no date

Box 4, Folder 3

Theatre 62 - Spellbound by Sumner Locke Elliott - final revised 1962 Feb 5

Box 4, Folder 2

Virginian (The), Executioners (The) - Revised 1962 Apr 3