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Bresler (Jerry) motion picture scripts
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  • Restrictions on Access
  • Restrictions on Use and Reproduction
  • Preferred Citation
  • Provenance/Source of Acquisition
  • Processing Information
  • UCLA Catalog Record ID
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement

  • Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
    Title: Jerry Bresler motion picture scripts
    Creator: Bresler, Jerry
    Identifier/Call Number: PASC.0229
    Physical Description: 2 Linear Feet (4 boxes)
    Date (inclusive): 1944-1963
    Abstract: Jerry Bresler was a songwriter and a producer. The collection consists of motion picture scripts and a small amount of sheet music that appears to be related to his career.
    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 Material: English .

    Restrictions on Access

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

    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.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Jerry Bresler motion picture scripts (Collection Number PASC 229). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift, 1977.

    Processing Information

    Processed by UCLA Library Special Collections staff; machine-readable finding aid created by Julie Graham, 2008.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4658947 


    Jerome Bresler was born April 13, 1908 in Denver, Colorado. He started his career as a production supervisor, working for small companies, but would eventually start his own independent company. He joined MGM as a unit manager in the late 1930s working on the Dr. Kildare series and other films. After winning Academy Awards for the short subject films Heavenly Music and Stairway to Light, he went on to produce feature films. Among his film credits are After Dark, Bewitched, Casino Royale, Major Dundee, and The Vikings. He died August 23, 1977 in Los Angeles, California.

    Scope and Content

    The collection consists of motion picture scripts related to the career of producer Jerry Bresler. Among the 20-plus scripts are An Act of Murder, Another Part of the Forest, Casino Royale, Diamond Head , Gidget Goes Hawaiian, and The Vikings. Also included in the collection are a small collection of snapshots and a small amount of sheet music. Notably missing from the collection are scripts from his academy winning short subject films, Heavenly Music and Stairway to Light.

    Organization and Arrangement

    The collection is arranged alphabetically by project title.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Motion picture producers and directors -- Archives.
    Film scripts.
    Bresler, Jerry, 1908-1977--Archives.