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Finding Aid for the Elick Moll Papers, 1957-1964
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Elick Moll Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1957-1964
    Collection number: 738
    Creator: Moll, Elick
    Extent: 4 boxes (2.0 linear ft.)
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: Elick Moll (1907- ) was a screenwriter for Samuel Goldwyn, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and Twentieth Century-Fox, a television writer, and frequent contributor of short stories to various magazines. The collection consists of manuscripts and clippings relating to Elick Moll and his books.
    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.

    Additional Physical Form Available

    A copy of the original version of this online finding aid is available at the UCLA Department of Special Collections for in-house consultation and may be obtained for a fee. Please contact:
    • Public Services Division
    • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
    • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
    • Box 951575
    • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
    • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
    • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Elick Moll, 1962, 1965.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Elick Moll Papers (Collection 738). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4233442 


    Moll was born on March 20, 1907 in New York City; attended the University of Illinois and the University of Chicago; became a screenwriter for Samuel Goldwyn, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, and Twentieth Century-Fox, as well as a television writer; contributed short stories to various magazines; published works include Night without sleep (1950), Seidman and Son (1958), Memoir of spring (1961), Mr. Seidman and the geisha (1962), Image of Tallie (1964), and The perilous spring of Morris Seidman (1972).

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of manuscripts and two clippings relating to Elick Moll and his books. Includes Memoir of spring, A south sea story, Image of Tallie, and the television plays The fabulous Irishman, Mr. Sizeman and the dangerous age, and Seidman and Son.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    1. The fabulous Irishman, Memoir of spring, Mr. Sizeman and the dangerous age, A south sea story, ephemera and clippings re Moll (Box 1).
    2. Seidman and Son (Box 2).
    3. Image of Tallie (Box 3).
    4. Image of Tallie mimeograph in grey wrappers (Box 4).

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Moll, Elick--Archives.
    Television writers--California, Southern--Archival resources.
    Screenwriters--California, Southern--Archival resources.
    Manuscripts for publication.
    Television scripts.