The collection consists of film scripts, radio scripts, playscripts, teleplays, correspondence, audiocassette tape recordings
of UCLA writing seminars conducted by Bercovici, and photographs.
Leonardo Bercovici was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1908. He started his writing career on Broadway, co-writing the play
"Substitute for Murder" and the book adaptation for "The Holmses of Baker Street" with William Jourdan Rapp. His film career
began in 1938 with the release of RACKET BUSTERS (1938), from an original screenplay by Bercovici and Robert Rossen. He also
provided the stories for PRISON TRAIN (1938) and CHASING DANGER (1939). During World War II, he worked for the film division
of the Office of War Information.
19 linear ft. of papers
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