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Finding Aid for the Stirling Silliphant Papers, ca. 1950-ca. 1985 PASC.0134
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  • Title: Stirling Silliphant papers
    Identifier/Call Number: PASC.0134
    Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 27.0 linear feet 65 boxes.
    Date (inclusive): ca. 1950-ca. 1985
    Language of Materials: Materials are in English.
    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.

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UC Regents. 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], Stirling Silliphant Papers (Collection Number PASC 134). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 2976905 


    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.

    Scope and Content

    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.


    Arranged in the following series:
    1. Novels/books
    2. Motion pictures
    3. Projects
    4. Script submissions
    5. Television
    6. General files including personal material.

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    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Silliphant, Stirling, 1918-1996 -- Archives
    Screenwriters--United States--Archives.