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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Important Information for Users of the Collection
  • Biography
  • Collection Scope and Content Summary
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Julius J. Epstein papers
    Date (inclusive): circa 1931-1997
    Date (bulk): 1970s-1990s
    Collection number: 446
    Creator: Epstein, Julius J.
    Extent: 9 linear feet of papers.
    Repository: Margaret Herrick Library. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
    Languages: English

    Important Information for Users of the Collection


    Available by appointment only.

    Publication rights

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the Margaret Herrick Library. Researchers are responsible for obtaining all necessary rights, licenses, or permissions from the appropriate companies or individuals before quoting from or publishing materials obtained from the library.

    Preferred Citation

    Julius J. Epstein papers, Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of James M. Epstein, 1999


    Julius J. Epstein was an American screenwriter active in film from the mid-1930s to 1983. He often collaborated with his brother, Philip G. Epstein. Julius also wrote for the stage and occasionally produced films. He was nominated for an Academy Award four times in the screenwriting category, receiving an Oscar for CASABLANCA (1942).

    Collection Scope and Content Summary

    The Julius J. Epstein papers spans the years circa 1931-1997 (bulk 1970s-1990s) and encompass 9 linear feet. The collection contains scripts, primarily for films written by Epstein in the 1970s and 1980s, including adapted screenplays for PETE 'N' TILLIE (1972) and REUBEN, REUBEN (1983). There are also playscripts and a smattering of clippings, contracts, and correspondence.


    Arranged in the following series: Not arranged in series.

    Indexing Terms

    Epstein, Julius J. , 1909-2000--Archives.