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Finding Aid for the Haskell Wexler Collection of Scripts for Television and Motion Pictures, 1967-1996
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Organization
  • Scope and Content
  • Access Points

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Haskell Wexler Collection of Scripts for Television and Motion Pictures,
    Date (inclusive): 1967-1996
    Collection number: 72
    Origination: Wexler, Haskell
    Extent: 24 boxes (10.0 linear ft.)
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Arts Special Collections
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Shelf location: Held at SRLF. Please contact the Performing Arts Special Collections for paging information.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Access

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

    Restrictions on Use

    Scripts may not be photocopied without permission of copyright holder
    Copyright has not been assigned to the Performing Arts Special Collections, UCLA. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Arts Special Collections Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Arts Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

    Preferred Citation

    Haskell Wexler Collection of Scripts for Television and Motion Pictures, 1967-1996. (Collection 72). Performing Arts Special Collections, Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.


    Wexler was born in Chicago, IL, June 2, 1922; attended Univ. of CA, Berkeley; made educational and industrial films before he started a career in cinematography (late 1950s); the recipient of two Academy Awards, his credits include, "Medium Cool" (1969), "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" (1966), "In the Heat of the Night" (1967), "American Graffiti" (1973), "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" (1975); has made a number of documentary films in various capacities including, "The Bus" (1965), "Interviews with My Lai Veterans" (1970), and "At the Max" (1991); was also interviewed for the film documentary "Visions of Light : the art of cinematography" (1992).


    Arranged alphabetically by film title.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of television and motion picture scripts and treatments received by Haskell Wexler's production company. Includes numerous scripts by various authors. The bulk of the collection dates from the late 1980s on.

    Access Points

    Film scripts
    Television scripts
    Treatments (documents)