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Scope and Contents This archive comprises a group of twenty-three screenplays, dating from 1923 to 1958, and related material by Jules Furthman (1888-1966).Jules Furthman was born in Chicago (Julius Grinnell Furthman), educated at Northwestern, and began his career as journalist and magazine writer.He first submitted stories for silent films in 1915, and for forty years from 1918 wrote screenplays for Paramount, Fox, MGM, Warner Brothers, and other studios. He worked with the directors Josef...
Scope and Contents Jules Furthman was a screenwriter who worked on many Hollywood films. He was also a collector of rare books and manuscripts, including a Shakespeare second folio and an original copy of a work by Montaigne. This collection was gathered by Matthew J. Bruccoli and focuses on the work by Montaigne. The majority of the collection is composed of correspondence exchanged as Bruccoli gathered information and of various drafts of a “Birthday Sketch” written by Furthman that describes the contents of...