Nichols, Dudley, 1895-1960

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From a story by Barney Slater and Joel Kane. Produced by Perlberg-Seaton; directed by Anthony Mann.

From the description of The tin star : screenplay, 1956. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754866695

Nichols was born on Apr. 6, 1895 in Wapakoneta, OH; began career as reporter for the New York Evening Post, then switched to the New York World; worked as journalist in NYC for 10 years; with his first screenplay, Men without women (1930), he began a long association with John Ford and subsequently wrote or co-authored screenplays for some of Ford's best-known films, including The informer (1935), which won an Academy Award, and Stagecoach (1939); adapted two Eugene O'Neill plays, Long voyage home and Mourning beomes Electra (1947), for the screen; wrote scripts for Howard Hawks, Jean Renoir, Fritz Lang, and Elia Kazan; was president of Screen Writers Guild (1938-39); produced and directed three films in 1940s; wrote action and Western scripts in 1950s; died Jan. 4, 1960.

From the description of Papers, 1940-1959. (University of California, Los Angeles). WorldCat record id: 38128839

American motion picture screenwriter Dudley Nichols was instrumental in founding the Screen Writers' Guild and also directed and produced films.

"Dudley Nichols 1895–1960." Biography Resource Center. Dictionary of American Biography, Supplement 6: 1956–1960. American Council of Learned Societies, 1980. http://galenet.galegroup.com (accessed March 29, 2007).

Irish author Liam O'Flaherty (1896–1984) is primarily known for his short stories and novels.

"O'Flaherty, Liam, 1896–1984." Literature Online. http://lion.chadwyck.com (accessed March 29, 2007).

From the guide to the "The Informer" screenplay, circa 1935, (University of Delaware Library - Special Collections)

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Nichols was born on April 6, 1895 in Wapakoneta, Ohio; began career as reporter for the New York Evening Post, then switched to the New York World ; worked as journalist in New York City for 10 years; with his first screenplay, Men without women (1930), he began a long association with John Ford and subsequently wrote or co-authored screenplays for some of Ford's best-known films, including The informer (1935), which won an Academy Award, and Stagecoach (1939); adapted two Eugene O'Neill plays, Long voyage home and Mourning beomes Electra (1947), for the screen; wrote scripts for Howard Hawks, Jean Renoir, Fritz Lang, and Elia Kazan; was president of Screen Writers Guild (1938-39); produced and directed three films in 1940s; wrote action and Western scripts in 1950s; died January 4, 1960.

From the guide to the Dudley Nichols Papers, 1940-1959, (University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.)

Dudley Nichols (1895-1960) was an American screenwriter, producer, and director.

H. Rider Haggard (1856-1925) was an English author of adventure novels.

Merian C. Cooper (1894-1973) was an American film director and producer.

Ruth Rose (1896-1978) was an American screenwriter.

Max Steiner (1888-1971) was an American composer.

RKO Radio Pictures (1932-1955) was a motion picture production and distribution company. The company was originally established in 1929 as Radio Pictures during the founding of Radio-Keith-Orpheum Corporation. In 1931 the company merged with Pathé, and was renamed RKO Radio Pictures in 1932. In 1955 the company merged with General Teleradio to form RKO Teleradio Pictures.

From the guide to the She / by H. Rider Haggard ; screen play by Ruth Rose ; additional dialogue by Dudley Nichols, 1935 July 12, (L. Tom Perry Special Collections)

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Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Zanuck, Darryl Francis, 1902-1979. Copy of TLS, 1948 September 21 : Beverly Hills, to Walter White. Copley Press, J S Copley Library
referencedIn O'Neill, Eugene, 1888-1953. Eugene O'Neill papers, 1872-1970 (bulk 1930-1959). Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Young, Art, 1866-1943. Art Young correspondence, 1891-1943. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Trotti, Lamar, 1900-1952. One world, 1943 Dec. 14 / by Wendell Willkie ; screenplay by Lamar Trotti, Dudley Nichols. Ohio State University Libraries
referencedIn O'Neill, Eugene, 1888-1953. Eugene O'Neill collection, 1912-1993. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf "The Informer" screenplay, circa 1935 University of Delaware Library - Special Collections
referencedIn Theater collection, 1844-1965 Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Eugene O'Neill papers, 1872-1970, 1930-1959 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Masters, Edgar Lee, 1868-1950. Papers of Edgar Lee Masters [manuscript], 1935-1984. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Nichols, Dudley, 1895-1960. Steamboat round the bend : screenplay / by Dudley Nichols and Lamar Trotti. University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
creatorOf Nichols, Dudley, 1895-1960. Correspondence file, 1929, from Horace Liveright, Inc. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Lamb, Harold, 1892-1962. The Crusades, 1935. Harold B. Lee Library
creatorOf Masters, Edgar Lee, 1868-1950. Masters-Davis collection, 1928, 1930-1977, bulk (1936-1944). New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Dudley Nichols papers, ca. 1915-1959 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Nichols, Dudley, 1895-1960. Correspondence with Theodore and Helen Dreiser, 1921-1946. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Nichols, Dudley, 1895-1960. Papers, 1940-1959. University of California, Los Angeles
referencedIn Evelyn Scott Collection TXRC98-A5., 1894-1952 Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn Theater collection, 1844-1965. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Masters-Davis collection, 1928, 1930-1977, 1936-1944 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Scott, Evelyn, 1893-1963. Evelyn Scott Collection, 1894-1952. Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn O'Neill, Eugene, 1888-1953. Eugene O'Neill papers, 1872-1970 (bulk 1930-1959) Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Nichols, Dudley, 1895-1960. Correspondence with Van Wyck Brooks, 1955-1956. University of Pennsylvania Library
referencedIn O'Neill, Eugene, 1888-1953. Papers of Eugene O'Neill [manuscript], 1915-1940. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Nichols, Dudley, 1895-1960. Dudley Nichols papers, ca. 1915-1959. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Faulkner, William, 1897-1962. Papers regarding Faulkner's work as Chairman of the Writers Committee of President Eisenhower's People-to People Program [manuscript], 1956-1969. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Dudley Nichols Papers, 1940-1959 University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
creatorOf Nichols, Dudley, 1895-1960. Scarlet Street, [1945?] / by Dudley Nichols. Ohio State University Libraries
referencedIn A Collection of material about Dudley Nichols, 1936-1958. University of California, Los Angeles
creatorOf Nichols, Dudley, 1895-1960. Collection relating to Eugene O'Neill (1946-1956), and his play "Mourning Becomes Electra." Copley Press, J S Copley Library
creatorOf Nichols, Dudley, 1895-1960. "Swamp water" : screenplay / by Dudley Nichols. University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
creatorOf Nichols, Dudley, 1895-1960. The great Louisiana lottery : typescript, 1955 Dec. 11. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf She / by H. Rider Haggard ; screen play by Ruth Rose ; additional dialogue by Dudley Nichols, 1935 July 12 L. Tom Perry Special CollectionsArts & Communications Archives
creatorOf Dunne, Philip, 1908-1992. "Pinky" : screenplay / by Philip Dunne and Dudley Nichols. University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
creatorOf Nichols, Dudley, 1895-1960. The tin star : screenplay, 1956. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn O'Neill, Eugene, 1888-1953. Eugene O'Neill collection, 1912-1993. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
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associatedWith Bell, Vereen, 1911-1944. person
associatedWith Burden, Carter, person
associatedWith Burman, Ben Lucien, 1896-1984. person
associatedWith Cooper, Merian C. person
associatedWith Dunne, Philip, 1908-1992. person
associatedWith Faulkner, William, 1897-1962. person
associatedWith Haggard, H. Rider (Henry Rider), 1856-1925 person
associatedWith Kane, Joel. person
associatedWith Lamb, Harold, 1892-1962. person
associatedWith Lang, Fritz, 1890-1976. person
associatedWith Masters, Edgar Lee, 1868-1950. person
associatedWith McCoy, Horace, 1897-1955. person
associatedWith O'Flaherty, Liam, 1896-1984 person
associatedWith O'Neill, Eugene, 1888-1953. person
associatedWith Rose, Ruth, 1896-1978 person
associatedWith Scott, Evelyn, 1893-1963 person
associatedWith Slater, Barney. person
associatedWith Steiner, Max, 1888-1971 person
associatedWith Trotti, Lamar, 1900-1952, person
associatedWith Young, Art, 1866-1943. person
associatedWith Zanuck, Darryl Francis, 1902-1979. person
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American literature--20th century
Women--drama
Motion pictures
Media and Communication
Authors, American--20th century--Archives
English drama--Irish authors--20th century--Sources
Screenwriters--Archival resources
Immortalism--Drama
Reincarnation--Drama
Motion picture producers and directors--Archival resources
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Screenwriters
Screenwriters--United States--Archival resources
Motion picture producers and directors--Archival resources
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Birth 1895-04-06

Death 1960-01-04

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