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Ellis St. Joseph papers
PASC 43  
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  • Restrictions on Access
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  • Provenance/Source of Acquisition
  • UCLA Catalog Record ID
  • Preferred Citation
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content

  • Title: Ellis St. Joseph papers
    Collection number: PASC 43
    Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 3.4 linear ft. (8 boxes)
    Date (inclusive): 1933-1979
    Abstract: Ellis St. Joseph was a producer and writer. The collection includes television and motion picture script material and published novellas related to St. Joseph's career.
    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: St. Joseph, Ellis

    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 Ellis St. Joseph, 1984.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 3222247 

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Ellis St. Joseph Papers (Collection PASC 43). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.


    There is little biographical information available about Ellis St. Joseph. St. Joseph created the adult education drama department at New York University and was a lecturer at Columbia University. Once a staff writer for Warner Bros., his film credits include The Barbarian and the Geisha (1958), The Christine Jorgensen Story (1970), Flesh and Fantasy (1943), Joan of Paris (1942), Reno (1939), and A Scandal in Paris (1946). Among his television credits are Batman, Bob Hope's Chrysler Theater, Combat Logan's Run, The Lloyd Bridges Show, The Outer Limits, and Playhouse 90, among others. Ellis St. Joseph died on August 21, 1993 in Beverly Hills, CA.

    Scope and Content

    The collection consists of material related to the career of producer and writer Ellis St. Joseph. Included are assorted script drafts and first edition published novellas. Among the projects represented are the television programs Batman, Grindl, Land of the Giants, Playhouse 90,and Time Tunnel, among others, and layscripts titled Iceberg, A Scandal in Paris, Strange Adventures of Sinbad, and Townsend Harris. Novella stories include The End of Monte Carlo, An Introduction to Eric, A Knocking at the Gate, Leviathan, and A Passenger to Bali.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    St. Joseph, Ellis--Archives.
    Screenwriters--Archival resources
    Television writers--Archives.