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Finding Aid for the Daniel Mainwaring Papers, ca. 1930-ca. 1970
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Daniel Mainwaring Papers,
    Date (inclusive): ca. 1930-ca. 1970
    Collection number: 111
    Origination: Mainwaring, Daniel, 1902-1977
    Extent: 16 boxes (6.5 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

    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

    Daniel Mainwaring Papers, ca. 1930-ca. 1970. (Collection 111). Performing Arts Special Collections, Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.


    Daniel Geoffrey Homes Mainwaring was born Feb. 27, 1902 in Oakland, CA; educated at Fresno College; worked as a journalist for various newspapers; joined Warner Bros. publicity department (1934) later moving to RKO; author of popular action novels since the 1930s, he began screenwriting in the early 1940s; many of his works are under the pseudonym, Geoffrey Homes; his many screen credits include Invasion Of The Body Snatchers, The Last Outpost, and Against All Odds; died Jan. 31, 1977 in Los Angeles, CA.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of materials related to the career of screenwriter and novelist Daniel Mainwaring. Includes script materials for 9 produced motion pictures, drafts and rewrites of projects, episodes for several television series, fictional writings, and personal and biographical material. Some materials may carry Mainwaring's pseudonym, Geoffrey Homes.

    Access Points

    Mainwaring, Daniel--Archives.
    Screenwriters--United States--Archival resources.
    Television writers--United States--Archival resources.