Ellis St. Joseph papers

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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.

Biography

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.

Container List

 

Television Projects

Box 1

Batman: The sandman cometh (undated)

Scope and Content Note

Typed carbon (2 copies).
Box 5

Bob Hope presents The Chrysler Theatre: Operation Paranoia (1954)

Scope and Content Note

Special run, September 24, 1954. Black Spy (former title), undated (2 copies).
Box 3

The Body Guards presentation for a TV series (2 copies)

Box 2

Combat: The refugees August 29, 1962

Scope and Content Note

Final draft (2 copies).
Box 3

The Dick Powell Show: Going, going, gone! (1963)

Scope and Content Note

Second draft annotated typed carbon, January 14, 1963. Script, January 21, 1963.
Box 2

Grindl: Goodbye, Dear Grindl (Pilot script) (1962)

Scope and Content Note

Second draft, August 14, 1962 (3 copies). Revised second draft, September 28, 1962 (2 copies).
Box 2

Grindl: You can take it with you (1962)

Scope and Content Note

First draft, May 10, 1962 (4 copies). Revised, October 10, 1962.
Box 8

King's Row stills (3 items) (undated)

Box 3

King's Row: Mail order bride (July 13, 1955)

Scope and Content Note

Final with added pages, typed carbon.
Box 3

King's Row: Two of a kind (June 13, 1955)

Scope and Content Note

Draft (2 copies).
Box 1

Land of the Giants: The weird world (1967)

Scope and Content Note

Shooting final, August 2, 1967; revised shooting final, August 21, 1967.
Box 1

Land of the Giants: Underground

Scope and Content Note

Revised shooting final, November 16, 1967 (2 copies). Second revised shooting final, February 1, 1968 (2 copies).
Box 4

Logan's Run: The guardians, by Ellis St.Joseph (1977)

Scope and Content

Manuscript notes, undated (24 leaves). Manuscript, July 1, 1977 (23 leaves). Manuscript, undated (22 leaves). Treatment, June 10, 1977 (25 leaves). Treatment, June 10, 1977 with manuscript inserts and typescript revisions, May 30, 1977. Act one typescript restructure with added revisions, July 14, 1977. Act two miscellaneous notes. Typed script with manuscript revisions, August 8, 1977. Second draft, August 8, 1977 (62 leaves).
Box 4

Logan's Run: final draft by William F. Nolan and Saul David (1977)

Scope and Content Note

Revision through March 3, 1977.
Box 2

The Lloyd Bridges Show: Just married (1962)

Scope and Content Note

June 16, 1962. Revised, June 25, 1962. Revised, August 6, 1962 (7 copies).
Box 4

One for the Road (hour television play) (Theatre Guild of the Air and Matinee Theatre Classics)

Scope and Content

2 copies, one copy is a typed carbon.
Box 3

The Outer Limits: The sixth finger (revised) (July 23, 1963)

Box 4

A Passenger To Bali annotated prompt copy

Box 5

Playhouse 90: Topaze (1957)

Scope and Content Note

Original first draft, air date September, 26, 1957. Revised first draft, undated. Final revised, September, 18, 1957.
Box 3

The Rogues: The project man (1964)

Scope and Content Note

Work run, June 16, 1964. Revised, August 10, 1964.
Box 1

The Time Tunnel: The day the sky fell down (July 13, 1966)

Scope and Content Note

Shooting final.
Box 1

The Time Tunnel: The day the zeros came (released as The day the sky fell down) (undated)

Scope and Content Note

Typed carbon.
Box 1

The Time Tunnel: Joshua (December 6, 1966)

Scope and Content Note

Shooting final (3 copies)
Box 1

The Time Tunnel: Joshua and the walls of Jericho (undated)

Scope and Content Note

Original 1st draft.
 

Theater Playscripts

Box 6

Iceberg (undated)

Scope and Content

Original handwritten manuscript treatment. Treatment (3 copies).
Box 6

A Scandal In Paris (1945)

Box 6

Strange Adventures of Sinbad (adapted for the screen by Ellis St. Joseph) (June 2, 1944)

Scope and Content

Estimating script (98 leaves).
Box 6

Townsend Harris original story (undated)

 

Screenplays

Box 7

Catch a Falling Star (1979)

Scope and Content Note

Annotated, handwritten inserts, 2nd major revision. An original screenplay, July 30, 1979 (121 p.). Synopsis, handwritten manuscript (19 leaves).
 

Hollywood Boulevard (undated)

Scope and Content Note

Original screenplay (116 p.). Original screenplay (135 p).
 

A Movie Star of My Own (undated)

Scope and Content Note

Handwritten manuscript first draft. Original manuscript. First revision, handwritten and typed pages. Synopsis of the screenplay. Third revision manucript inserts. Original screenplay typed xerox (113 p.).
 

Novellas

Box 5

A Passenger to Bali (Story Magazine, pp. 9-40) (November, 1936)

Box 5

(June 1933)

Box 5

The End of Monte Carlo (Story: The Magazine of the Short Story) (March-April, 1941)

Box 5

A knocking at the gate (Redbook Magazine, pp. 50) (February, 1939)

Box 5

Leviathan (Redbook Magazine, pp. 16) (September, 1938)