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Finding Aid for the Stirling Silliphant Papers, ca. 1950-ca. 1985 PASC.0134
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Collection consists of materials related to the career of screenwriter Stirling Silliphant. Includes film and television scripts, transcripts, treatments, clippings, correspondence, and production material. Includes materials for numerous projects including "Dirty Harry" (1971), "Towering Inferno" (1974), "Fly Away Home" (television), "Mussolini" (Miniseries, 1985), "Pearl" {Harbor} (television), "Route 66" (television), and "Welcome To Paradise" (television). General files contain personal material such as correspondence.
Silliphant was born on Jan. 16, 1918 in Detroit, MI; graduated magna cum laude from Univ. of So. CA, 1938; worked in advertising and promotion for Walt Disney and 20th Century Fox until 1952; produced a few films in the 1950s before becoming a screenwriter for both feature films and television; his successful television series include "Naked City" and "Route 66"; films include "The Joe Louis Story" (1953), "In The Heat Of The Night" (1967), "Charly" (1968), "Marlowe" (1969), "The Poseidon Adventure" (1972), and "The Towering Inferno" (1974); won an Academy Award for "In The Heat Of The Night" in 1967; was a prolific novelist who published more than 50 books; moved to Thailand in the late 1980s, where he was active in developing the region's film industry; died in Bangkok on Apr. 26, 1996.
27.0 linear feet 65 boxes.
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