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Finding Aid for the Elliot Paul Papers, 1942-1945
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Elliot Paul Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1942-1945
    Collection number: 473
    Creator: Paul, Elliot, 1891-1958
    Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Dept. of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: Elliot Paul (1891-1958) was a journalist for European editions of American newspapers, co-founded the literary review, Transition (1927) in Paris, and a screenwriter. The collection consists of screenplays and proof sheets of books by Paul including Conspiracy in jazz, Long live everybody, Singing in the wilderness, I'll hate myself in the morning, Summer in December, and With a Hays nonny nonny (by Elliot Paul and Luis Quintanilla).
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of 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.

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Elliot Paul Papers (Collection 473). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4233560 


    Paul was born on February 11, 1891 in Malden, Massachusetts; attended University. of Maine, 1908-9; became statehouse correspondent in Boston; fought in World War I; quit job as journalist to write a novel; moved to Paris in the summer of 1923, working for the European edition of the Chicago tribune; co-founded the literary review, Transition, in 1927 in Paris; worked for European edition of the New York herald tribune; spent five years in Spain before returning to Paris after the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War; returned to the U.S. at the beginning of World War II; became a screenwriter in Hollywood; published works include: The life and death of a Spanish town (1937), The stars and stripes forever (1939), The last time I saw Paris (1942), and Springtime in Paris (1950); he died on April 7, 1958 in Providence, Rhode Island.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of screenplays and proof sheets of books by Paul. Includes original story of Conspiracy in jazz, and first draft of screenplay; story outline and drafts of Long live everybody; script of Singing in the wilderness; uncorrected proofs of I'll hate myself in the morning and Summer in December; and With a Hays nonny nonny, by Elliot Paul and Luis Quintanilla.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Paul, Elliot, 1891-1958--Archives.
    Authors, American--Archival resources.
    Manuscripts for publication.