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  • Conditions Governing Access
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  • Provenance/Source of Acquisition
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  • Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
    Title: Lawrence Turman papers
    Identifier/Call Number: LSC.0506
    Physical Description: 15 Linear Feet (26 boxes, 1 oversize box)
    Date (inclusive): 1960-1968
    Abstract: Lawrence Turman (1926- ) was born in Los Angeles, California and was a independent producer. The collection consists of scripts, drafts, and related materials for eleven of Turman's films, including The Graduate.
    Physical Location: Stored off-site. All requests to access special collections material must be made in advance using the request button located on this page.
    Language of Material: English.
    Language of Material: Materials are in English.

    Conditions Governing Access

    Open for research. All requests to access special collections materials must be made in advance using the request button located on this page.

    Conditions Governing Use

    Property rights to the physical objects belong to UCLA Library Special Collections. All other 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.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Lawrence Turman papers (Collection 506). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Lawrence and Suzanne Turman, 1968

    Processing Information

    Collections are processed to a variety of levels depending on the work necessary to make them usable, their perceived user interest and research value, availability of staff and resources, and competing priorities. Library Special Collections provides a standard level of preservation and access for all collections and, when time and resources permit, conducts more intensive processing. These materials have been arranged and described according to national and local standards and best practices.
    Processed by: Manuscripts Division staff; Encoded by: Caroline Cubé; Text converted and initial container list EAD tagging by: Apex Data Services; Online finding aid edited by: Josh Fiala, April 2002

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 3222585 


    Turman was born in Los Angeles, California, in 1926; attended UCLA; before becoming an independent producer, he was in the textile business; some of his films include: The Young Doctors (1961), I Could Go on Singing (1963), The Graduate (1967), The Marriage of a Young Stockbroker (1970), The Drowning Pool (1975), and Gang (1979).

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of scripts, drafts, and related materials for the following films: The Young Doctors, I Could Go on Singing , The Best Man, The Flim Flam Man, Pretty Poison , When Michael Calls, Give Me the World , Ordeal By Hunger , Project Pilgrim, Mister Sam, and The Graduate .

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Motion picture producers and directors--Archival resources.
    Film scripts.