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Nat Segaloff papers, 1958-2008
PASC 354  
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  • Restrictions on Access
  • Restrictions on Use and Reproduction
  • Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biographical Note
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • UCLA Catalog Record ID

  • Title: Nat Segaloff papers
    Collection number: PASC 354
    Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 41.5 linear ft. (83 boxes)
    Date (inclusive): 1958-2008
    Abstract: The collection consists of materials pertaining to Nat Segaloff's career as a freelance writer, producer, teacher and journalist. A highlight of this collection is the large amount of material pertaining to the Hollywood blacklist.
    Physical Location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Language of Materials: Materials are in English.
    Creator: Segaloff, Nat 1948-

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library Special Collections. 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.

    Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

    COLLECTION CONTAINS DIGITAL MATERIALS: Special equipment or further processing may be required for viewing. To access digital materials you must notify the reference desk in advance of your visit.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Nat Segaloff Papers (Collection PASC 354). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

    Acquisition Information

    The collection is a gift of the creator, Nat Segaloff.

    Biographical Note

    Nat Segaloff is a freelance writer, producer, teacher and journalist whose broadcast, writing and hosting career has included positions for CBS radio, Westinghouse Television, network affiliates and independents, and U.S. field producer for the BBC. He has written special material for Edward Asner, William Baldwin, Angela Bassett, Warren Beatty, Maria Bello, Annette Bening, Toni Braxton, Jamie Lee Curtis, Dom DeLuise, Michael Douglas, Michael J. Fox, LisaGay Hamilton, Herbie Hancock, Dustin Hoffman, Anjelica Huston, Samuel L. Jackson, Natalie Maines, Esai Morales, Sarah Jessica Parker, Paula Poundstone, Alan Rosenberg, James Whitmore and numerous other celebrities and public figures. Segaloff's writing has appeared in Film comment, International documentary, Boston magazine, Written by, Boston after dark, Time out (USA), The Journal of the Producers Guild of America, The Word Guild magazine, Audio/video interiors, The Tab, Animation magazine, American movie classics magazine, Moving pictures, The Boston globe and The Christian science monitor. He has taught on the faculty of Boston University and Boston College, and worked on motion picture advertising and publicity campaigns for Paramount, Disney, Columbia, United Artists, Fox, and MGM. In addition, he has written books on personalities such as: John Huston, Arthur Penn and William Friedkin and on such topics as: the Hollywood Blacklist, employment in the television field, romantic films, etiquette, and writing for television.

    Scope and Content

    The collection consists of materials pertaining to Segaloff's career as freelance writer, producer, teacher and journalist. A highlight of the collection is the extensive collection of Hollywood Blacklist materials collected and used by Segaloff as research material.
    Included are materials related to Segaloff's newspaper, magazine, radio, television and film projects. Amongst these projects are "Alien Voices." In 1996 Nat, John de Lancie, and Leonard Nimoy formed a production company named Alien Voices to produce audiobook dramatizations of classic science fiction stories acted by "Star Trek" performers. The idea came from John's recreated production of the Orson Welles classic Invasion From Mars that was done for LA Theatre Works and NPR. Because the radio play was so short, Nat and John wrote a sequel, When Welles Collide that trashed tabloid news media. They had so much fun that they formed a company to keep doing it. They did five titles for Simon & Schuster Audio. Included in the collection are marked-up copies of the scripts, sample tapes, never-released behind-the-scenes footage (DVD, VHS and mini cassette), audio outtakes, and corporate paperwork.
    Another project of note is the Segaloff radio play, "The Waldorf Conference." "The Waldorf Conference" is a play about the secret meeting held in New York's Waldorf-Astoria Hotel on November 24 and 25, 1947 among 48 film company businessmen to decide how the industry should react to the HUAC hearings just concluded in Washington from October 20-30 at which charges were leveled against 10 men for alleged Communist party membership.
    Segaloff compiled a detailed description of the collection contents which is attached to the finding aid as a PDF.

    Organization and Arrangement

    The collection is organized into the following series:
    • Series 1. Projects
    • Series 2. Hollywood Blacklist
    • Series 3. Research Material, 1970-

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 6709291