Finding Aid for the Ross Martin papers, ca. 1960s-ca. 1970s

Processed Arts Special Collections staff; machine-readable finding aid created by Elizabeth Graney and Julie Graham.
UCLA Library Special Collections
Performing Arts Special Collections
Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
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Descriptive Summary

Title: Ross Martin papers,
Date (inclusive): ca. 1960s-ca. 1970s
Collection number: 239
Creator: Martin, Ross, 1920-1981
Extent: 2 boxes (1 linear ft.)
Abstract: Best known for his role as Artemus Gordon in the 1960s television series The Wild Wild West, Ross Martin was an actor who performed on Broadway, television and motion pictures. The collection contains photographs, script material and ephemera related to Martin's acting career.
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, 1983.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Ross Martin papers (Collection 239). Performing Arts Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

Biography

Ross Martin was born Martin Rosenblatt in Grodek, Poland (ca. 1920). He came to the US as an infant and grew up in NYC, NY. Though he earned a law degree, Martin chose to work in public relations. He started acting on the Janice Gray radio series and went onto various roles on Broadway, televsision and motion pictures. He is best known for his role as Artemus Gordon in the 1960s television series The Wild Wild West. Martin passed away at the age of 61 in July 1987.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of materials related to Ross Martin's acting career. The bulk of the collection is photographs from various projects including The Wild Wild West and The Twilight Zone. Also included is script material and ephemera from a series of Dodge commercials, and miscellaneous articles about Martin. Notably absent from the collection are scripts from The Wild Wild West television series, but for one episode, The Night of the Sorcere.

Organization and Arrangement

There is no specific arrangement to the collection

Indexing Terms

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

Subjects

Martin, Ross, 1920-1981 -- Archives.
Actors -- United States -- Archival resources.

Genres and Forms of Material

Photographs.


Container List

Box 2, Folder 4

Abdullah Location - photograph (1975)

Box 1, Folder 2

Articles about Martin (photocopied clippings) (no date)

Box 1, Folder 12

Caricature sketch of Martin by Sandy Dvore photograph (3 copies) (no date)

Box 1, Folder 6

Celebrity Pictoral (The) - article titled Ross and Olavee Martin as party pacesetters (1974 July)

Box 1, Folder 37

Charlie Chan Dodge Commercials - Chan and 4 Sons in T-Shirts script and story boards (1977 May-June)

Box 1, Folder 30

Charlie Chan Dodge Commercials - Chan Bridge story boards (no date)

Box 1, Folder 32

Charlie Chan Dodge Commercials - Check 30 script and story boards (1977 Jun-July)

Box 1, Folder 31

Charlie Chan Dodge Commercials - Check script and story boards (1977 Jun-July)

Box 1, Folder 33

Charlie Chan Dodge Commercials - I See script and story boards (1977 Jun-July)

Box 1, Folder 34

Charlie Chan Dodge Commercials - Luxury/Room script and story boards (1977 May-Jun)

Box 1, Folder 38

Charlie Chan Dodge Commercials - Price/Styling script and story boards (1977 July)

Box 1, Folder 29

Charlie Chan Dodge Commercials - quotations book and color photographs (no date)

Box 1, Folder 36

Charlie Chan Dodge Commercials - That's One annotated scripts (1977 July 17)

Box 1, Folder 35

Charlie Chan Dodge Commercials - Wagon Features script (1977 June 16)

Box 1, Folder 9

City of Fossils - annotated television script (1976 April 30)

Box 1, Folder 3

Coloroto Magazine Sunday New York News - article about Martin's marriage. (1967 Dec 17)

Box 2, Folder 3

Crooked Hearts - photographs (3 items) (1972 May)

Box 1, Folder 21

Dr. Kildare - photographs (5 items) (no date)

Box 1, Folder 19

I and Claudie - photographs (2 items) (no date)

Box 1, Folder 22

Joey Bishop Show - Hat Sketches black and white proof sheet (no date)

Box 1, Folder 15

Martin and Bernie West - photographs (2 items) (no date)

Box 1, Folder 11

Martin caricature - photograph (no date)

Box 1, Folder 16

Martin head shots - Early sixties (7 items) (ca. 1960)

Box 1, Folder 14

Martin head shots (4 items, color) (no date)

Box 1, Folder 17

Martin head shots (5 items) (no date)

Box 2, Folder 1

More Wild Wild West - photographs (8 items) (no date)

Box 1, Folder 10

More Wild Wild West - photographs of Martin and James Cagney (3 items) (no date)

Box 2, Folder 2

More Wild Wild West Revisited - photographs (5 items) (no date)

Box 1, Folder 18

Mr. Lucky - photograph (no date)

Box 2, Folder 7

National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences award for Distinguished Service medal in wood enclosure (no date)

Box 1, Folder 13

Photographs of Martin (30 items) (no date)

Box 2, Folder 6

Photographs of Martin (8 items) (ca. 1981)

Box 1, Folder 5

Photoplay - article about Ross Martin's health crisis (1969 Jun)

Box 1, Folder 7

Photoplay - article featuring Mrs. Ross Martin talking about Lucille Ball (1974 Nov)

Box 1, Folder 24

Return of Charlie Chan (The) - photograph (no date)

Box 1, Folder 23

Seekers (The) - photographs (9 items) (no date)

Box 1, Folder 8

Tele Jours - article featuring photographs of Ross Martin (1977 Jan 15)

Box 1, Folder 4

TV Radio Mirror - article about Martin's marriage. (1967 Dec)

Box 1, Folder 20

Twighlight Zone (The) - Four of Us Are Dying black and white photographs (37 items) (ca. 1960)

Box 1, Folder 25

Wild Wild West - photocopied photographs of Martin in various costumes (no date)

Box 1, Folder 26

Wild Wild West - photographs of Martin in various costumes (23 items) (no date)

Box 1, Folder 27

Wild Wild West - photographs of Martin in various costumes (39 items) (no date)

Box 1, Folder 28

Wild Wild West - The Night of the Sorcerer second draft script (1968 Dec)

Box 1, Folder 1

Wild Wild West - TV Guide cover and unlabelled still photocopies (no date)

Box 2, Folder 5

Zorgon the Malevolent - photographs of Martin (2 items) (1978 Mar)