Jump to Content

Collection Guide
Collection Title:
Collection Number:
Get Items:
Bruce Feldman Collection
View entire collection guide What's This?
Search this collection
Collection Overview
Table of contents What's This?
The Bruce Feldman Collection consists of multiple drafts of Feldman's teleplays written for two TV movies: Maybe I’ll Come Home in the Spring and The Defection of Simas Kudirka. The bulk of the collection consists of research, interview transcripts, and working documents regarding the Kudirka project.
Bruce Feldman was a writer and book publisher. He was born in Davenport, Iowa on July 10, 1941 and grew up in South Bend, Indiana. He attended Indiana University before transferring to University of Southern California, where he graduated from its film school and began working as a screenwriter. His first produced television movie was Maybe I’ll Come Home in the Spring (1971) starring Sally Field as a runaway girl who comes home. He also wrote the lyrics to the title song that was recorded by Linda Ronstadt. He also wrote the teleplay The Defection of Simas Kudirka (1978) starring Alan Arkin. He won a Christopher Award and was nominated for an Emmy for the script that tells the true story of a Lithuanian sailor who attempted to defect to the U.S. by jumping aboard an American Coast Guard cutter. Bruce married Cathy Fischgrund in 1967 and they moved to Santa Barbara from LA in 1975. In 1991 they co-founded Blue Point Books, dedicated to publishing books that make a difference. In 2006 Bruce edited “Harry Says: Boss Talk Without the Warm Fuzzies” based on the stories of a successful boss he knew in LA. Feldman died on February 5, 2014 in Santa Barbara.
2.5 linear feet
The responsibility to secure copyright and publication permission rests with the researcher.
Available by appointment only. Materials stored offsite. One week advance notice required for retrieval.