Wesley Ruggles papers
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Title: Wesley Ruggles papers
Collection number: PASC 261
UCLA Library Special Collections
Language of Material:
0.5 linear ft.
Date (inclusive): ca. 1940s-ca. 1960s
Wesley Ruggles, brother of Charles Ruggles, started his film career as a Keystone Cop and supporting comedy player ca. 1914.
The collection consists treatments for television and film projects, synopses, and scripts and correspondence.
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Provenance/Source of Acquisition
Mrs. Wesley Ruggles; 1976.
[Identification of item], Wesley Ruggles Papers (Collection PASC 261). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young
Research Library, UCLA.
Wesley Ruggles was born June 11, 1889 in LA, CA and is the brother of Charles Ruggles; he started his film career as a Keystone
Cop and supporting comedy player ca. 1914; he appeared in Chaplin shorts such as The bank (1915) and Triple trouble (1918);
his directing career spanned 1918-46 and he is best known for Silk stockings, Cimarron, and I'm no angel; he died in 1972.
Scope and Content
The collection consists of material related to the career of Wesley Ruggles. Includes treatments for television and film projects,
synopses, story ideas, scripts and correspondence.
Organization and Arrangement
There is no organization to the collection.
UCLA Catalog Record ID
Subjects and Indexing Terms
Ruggles, Wesley, 1889-1972--Archives
Motion picture directors and producers--Archival resources
Clippings from scrapbook.
Battling Malone - synopsis. Subject of the novel from Louis Hemon, Canadian author of Maria Chapdelaine..
Dairymaid and the Pot of Milk (The) - script.
Early One Morning - original story by Ruggles; short indication of story and theme for English Bing Crosby subject.
Early One Morning [?] - correspondence regarding English Bing Crosby project.
Fox and the Goat - script.
Images De Shakespeare - treatment.
La Fontaine Fables (in French) - adaptations.
Private Hargrove - memos from Margaret Booth and letter from Private Leon Sachs.
Production du Marathon - Art Films for story about European peoples - relates to films and scripts Wes Ruggles Prize Winners.
With breakdowns of costs..
Production du Marathon - suggested formats for TV project regarding Production du Marathon and Cie de Diffusion Cinemtographique.
Production du Marathon and Cie de Diffusion Cinematographique Agreement regarding adapting and editing short subject motion
pictures for television in the US.
Rooster of Villeneur - short story television idea.
Sailor of Gibraltar - treatment plus biographical notes; story by Marguerite Duras.
Sleeping Mountain (The) - based on a novel by John Harris by Wesley Ruggles, Jr. and one page analysis.
Story ideas: 3rd Premise regarding the fishless fisherman of the Seine and 4th Premise regarding Heloise and Abelard.
Wes Ruggles Prize Winners TV Format final script Rodin..
What A Life - correspondence, clippings, outline for scenes for a 90 minute film on dogs.
Wheelmaker (The) - script.
William Morris letter to Ruggles regarding TV Films featuring Ruggles..