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Finding Aid for the Edmund H. North Papers, 1934-1968
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Edmund H. North Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1934-1968
    Collection number: 1076
    Creator: North, Edmund H., 1911-
    Extent: 4 boxes (2.0 linear ft.)
    Abstract: Edmund Hall North (1911-1990) was a free-lance screenwriter (1934- ), and served as president of the screen branch of the Writers Guild of America, West (1956-57). He won the Screen Writers Guild Award for “One night of love”, and won the Screen Writers Guild Award and Academy Award for best story and screenplay for “Patton” in 1970. The collection consists of 40 screenplays and related material by Edmund H. North. Also contains eleven scripts of orientation films made by the Signal Corps for the War Department during World War II, some of which were written by North, who also produced them.
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of 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, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

    Biography

    Edmund Hall North was born March 12, 1911, in New York City; attended Stanford University (1928-30); became a free-lance screenwriter in 1934, when he won the Screen Writers Guild Award for, “One night of love”; served as president of the screen branch of the Writers Guild of America, West (1956-57); won Screen Writers Guild Award and Academy Award for best story and screenplay for “Patton” in 1970; he died on August 18, 1990 in Santa Monica, California.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of 40 screenplays and related material by Edmund H. North. Includes “One night of love”, “Young man with a horn”, “Flamingo road”, “Dark canyon (released as “Colorado Territory”)”, “In a lonely place”, “Only the valiant”, “The day the earth stood still”, “Blue horizons” (released as “The far horizons”), “Destry”, “The proud ones”, “Reminiscences of a cowboy” (released as “Cowboy”), “Pilots for hire” (released as “The lady takes a flyer”), and “Sink the Bismarck!”, and several drafts of the screenplay, “Patton”, written with Francis Ford Coppola. Also contains eleven scripts of orientation films made by the Signal Corps for the War Department during World War II, some of which were written by North, who also produced them.

    Indexing Terms

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

    Subjects

    North, Edmund H., 1911- --Archives.
    Screenwriters--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources.

    Genres and Forms of Material

    Film scripts.