Leigh Vance papers, 1968-1987

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Title: Leigh Vance papers
Collection number: PASC 227
Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 3.0 linear ft. (7 boxes)
Date (inclusive): 1968-1987
Abstract: Leigh Vance is best known as a writer and film producer. He was also a founding officer of the British Writers Guild and former president of the International Writers Guild. The collection consists of fifty-seven scripts for television series such as Mission Impossible, The Phoenix, and Switch, among others. Also includeded are eleven scripts for motion pictures such as Air Force One Is Down, Crossplot, Dawn of Time, and Queen of Diamonds, among others.
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.
Creator: Vance, Leigh

Restrictions on Access

Open for research. STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

Property rights to the physical object belong to the UC Regents. 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 of Leigh Vance, 1987.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Leigh Vance Papers (Collection PASC 227). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4435866 

Biography/History

Leigh Vance was a writer and film producer. He was also a founding officer of the British Writers Guild and former president of the International Writers Guild. His motion picture credits include The Black Windmill, The Frightened City, and The Shakedown, among others. He moved to Hollywood and wrote for and produced several television series including Baretta, Cannon , and Hart to Hart, among others. Leigh Vance died in Los Angeles on October 15, 1994 from a brief illness.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of materials related to the career of writer and producer Leigh Vance. The bulk of the collection are script files for television series representing Mission Impossible, The Phoenix, and Switch, among others. Also included are script materials for motion pictures such as Air Force One Is Down, Crossplot, Dawn of Time, and Queen of Diamonds, among others.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged in the following series:
  1. Motion Picture Projects
  2. Television Projects

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Vance, Leigh--Archives.
Television producers and directors--Archives.
Television writers--Archives.

Container List

 

Motion Picture Projects

Box 5, Folder 3

Air Force One is Down

Additional Note

Script and note.
Box 5, Folder 4

Crossplot

Additional Note

Script, 7/30/68.
Box 5, Folder 7

Dawn of Time

Additional Note

Second draft, 7/25/79.
Box 5, Folder 8

Dawn of Time

Additional Note

Revised script, 8/12/80.
Box 5, Folder 5

Drabble (a.k.a. The Black Windmill)

Additional Note

Revised first draft, no date.
Box 5, Folder 6

Gault at the Dawn of Time

Additional Note

Second draft, 7/25/78.
Box 6, Folder 6

Miss World

Additional Note

Synopsis, 5/13/85.
Box 6, Folder 2

Queen of Diamonds

Additional Note

Final draft, 8/14/84.
Box 6, Folder 1

Queen of Diamonds

Additional Note

First draft, c. 1984
Box 6, Folder 3

Tall Cool Girl

Additional Note

First draft, c. 1982.
Box 6, Folder 4

Target

Additional Note

Outline for a two-hour film, 5/12/77.
 

Television Projects

Box 4, Folder 8

Air Force One is Down

Additional Note

Second draft, 4/7/80.
Box 1, Folder 1

Armchair Theatre: Edward the Confessor

Additional Note

Camera script, ca. 1/69.
Box 6, Folder 8

Avengers (The): All Done With Mirrors

Additional Note

Final script, 2/16/68.
Box 1, Folder 2

Bronk: Vigilante (The) (The P.I.)

Additional Note

Revised draft, 3/1/76.
Box 1, Folder 13

Chains That Bind Me: Injustice

Additional Note

Script, no date.
Box 4, Folder 2

Crisis in Mid-Air

Additional Note

Revised draft, 5.1.78. A CBS movie.
Box 1, Folder 3

Danger Times Three: All in the Mind

Additional Note

Pilot episode, 9/6/71.
Box 1, Folder 4

Darkroom: Down the Hatch

Additional Note

First draft, 9/7/81.
Box 1, Folder 6

Fantasy Island: Most Chivalrous Man in the World (The)

Additional Note

Second draft, 2/2/81.
Box 1, Folder 5

Fantasy Island: My Late Lover and Sanctuary

Additional Note

Final draft, 10/30/80.
Box 1, Folder 7

Fantasy Island: Perfect Husband (The)

Additional Note

Work draft, 2/24/81.
Box 1, Folder 8

Getting Even: Pilot

Additional Note

First draft, 2/11/83.
Box 4, Folder 9

Goliath Awaits

Additional Note

Second revised draft, 2/11/80.
Box 1, Folder 9

Hart to Hart: Hostage Harts

Additional Note

Revised shooting script, 5/17/83.
Box 4, Folder 5

Hercules Esquire

Additional Note

Third draft script, second revised storyline, 10/6/79.
Box 4, Folder 4

High Midnight

Additional Note

Script, 12/28/78.
Box 1, Folder 10

Jenny: Pilot

Additional Note

Screenplay, first draft, c. 1987
Box 1, Folder 11

Jenny: Pilot

Additional Note

Screenplay, revised second draft, 11/20/86.
Box 1, Folder 12

Jigsaw: Moving Target (The)

Additional Note

First draft, 6/23/72.
Box 2, Folder 3

Karma: Pilot

Additional Note

Second draft, 3/6/87.
Box 2, Folder 1

Karma: Pilot

Additional Note

First draft, 1/5/87.
Box 2, Folder 2

Karma: Pilot

Additional Note

First draft, 1/22/87.
Box 4, Folder 3

Let's Do It!

Additional Note

Script, 5/9/78.
Box 5, Folder 1

Life Penalty

Additional Note

Second draft, 11/6/85.
Box 4, Folder 6

Love Chronicles (The): Curse of the Kings (The)

Additional Note

Treatment, 1/16/79.
Box 6, Folder 7

Man in the Glass Coffin (The)

Additional Note

Draft of script, c. 1957.
Box 1, Folder 17

Mannix: Broken Mirror

Additional Note

Fifth revised final draft, 6/5/72.
Box 1, Folder 15

Mannix: Game of Shadows (A)

Additional Note

Final Draft, 4/14/72.
Box 1, Folder 16

Mannix: Game of Shadows (A)

Additional Note

Revised final draft, 4/25/72.
Box 1, Folder 14

Mannix: Sound of Murder (The)

Additional Note

Third revised final draft, 11/1/71.
Box 4, Folder 1

Metropolitan Night Court

Additional Note

Revised second draft, 2/20/73. An Adult Late Night Drama for ABC-TV.
Box 2, Folder 6

Mink Collar: Pilot

Additional Note

Second draft, 12/11/80
Box 2, Folder 5

Mink Collar: Pilot

Additional Note

First draft, 12/17/80.
Box 2, Folder 4

Mink Collar: Pilot

Additional Note

First draft, 12/2/80.
Box 2, Folder 7

Mission Impossible: Numbers Game (The)

Additional Note

Final draft, 6/19/69. Formerly titled The Key.
Box 2, Folder 10

Mission Impossible: Puppet (The)

Additional Note

Final draft, 8/22/72.
Box 2, Folder 8

Mission Impossible: The Brothers

Additional Note

Final draft, 8/26/69.
Box 2, Folder 9

Mission Impossible: Underground

Additional Note

Work draft, 2/24/72.
Box 6, Folder 5

Operation Danger Three

Additional Note

Photocopies of correspondence from Edward Henrix and report, ca. 1971
Box 2, Folder 11

Perry Mason: Case of the Barking Dog (The)

Additional Note

First draft, 5/5/86.
Box 2, Folder 13

Phoenix (The): Carrying a Torch (Episode Three)

Additional Note

First draft, 10/28/81.
Box 2, Folder 15

Phoenix (The): Episode One

Additional Note

Revised script, 1/18/82
Box 3, Folder 2

Phoenix (The): Episode Three

Additional Note

First draft, 1/1/82.
Box 3, Folder 1

Phoenix (The): Episode Two

Additional Note

Shooting script, 1/19/82.
Box 2, Folder 12

Phoenix (The): Face of an Angel (The) (Episode One)

Additional Note

Script, 8/21/81.
Box 2, Folder 14

Phoenix (The): Question of Courage (A) (Episode Four)

Additional Note

Script, 121/9/81.
Box 3, Folder 11

Precinct Seven

Additional Note

First draft, 1/8/72. An adult late night Drama for ABC-TV.
Box 3, Folder 12

Precinct Seven

Additional Note

First draft, 12/12/72. Adult Late Night Drama for ABC-TV.
Box 5, Folder 2

Small War, Long Forgotten (A)

Additional Note

Script, no date.
Box 4, Folder 7

Ski Project

Additional Note

Revised script, 9/17/79. A two hour movie for C.B.S.
Box 3, Folder 3

Strange Report: Never Say Niet to a Stranger

Additional Note

First draft script, 10/2/68.
Box 3, Folder 4

Strange Report: Serious Risk of Disease (A)

Additional Note

Final Script, 1/1//69.
Box 3, Folder 10

Switch: Blue Crusaders Reunion

Additional Note

Revised script, 12/5/77.
Box 3, Folder 8

Switch: Chrome Inheritance (The)

Additional Note

Revised script, 3/31/77. A two hour Switch.
Box 3, Folder 6

Switch: Chrome Inheritance (The) (Part One)

Additional Note

Revised script, working title. 6/3/77.
Box 3, Folder 7

Switch: Chrome Inheritance (The) (Part Two)

Additional Note

Revised script, working title. 1//3/77.
Box 3, Folder 9

Switch: Chrome Inheritance (The) (Part Two)

Additional Note

Revised script, working title. 6/16/77.
Box 3, Folder 5

Switch: Twelfth Commandment (The)

Additional Note

Revised script, 7/9/76.