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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Important Information for Users of the Collection
  • Biography
  • Collection Scope and Content Summary
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Barré Lyndon papers
    Date (inclusive): 1930-1972
    Date (bulk): 1950s-1960s
    Collection number: 60
    Creator: Lyndon, Barré
    Extent: 14 linear feet of papers.
    Repository: Margaret Herrick Library. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
    Languages: English

    Important Information for Users of the Collection


    Available by appointment only.

    Publication rights

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the Margaret Herrick Library. Researchers are responsible for obtaining all necessary rights, licenses, or permissions from the appropriate companies or individuals before quoting from or publishing materials obtained from the library.

    Preferred Citation

    Barré Lyndon papers, Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Mrs. Barré Lyndon, 1974


    Barré Lyndon, also known as Alfred Edgar, was a British-born journalist, playwright, novelist, and short-story writer. In the early 1940s he established himself in Hollywood as a freelance screenwriter. Lyndon's best-known screenwriting credits include THE LODGER (1944), HANGOVER SQUARE (1945), THE GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH (1952), and THE WAR OF THE WORLDS (1953). In the 1960s he wrote for a number of television series.

    Collection Scope and Content Summary

    The Barré Lyndon papers span the years 1930-1972 (bulk 1950s-1960s) and encompass 14 linear feet. The collection includes copies of most of Lyndon's screenplays, a fair sampling of his scripts for television, and a smattering of his stage plays and short stories.


    Arranged in the following series: 1. Production files; 2. Television files; 3. Stage files; 4. Unproduced film, television, stage; 5. Story files; 6. Subject files

    Indexing Terms

    Lyndon, Barré, 1896-1972--Archives.