Collection of Motion Picture Scripts

(Collection 073)

UCLA Library Special Collections



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This web-based interface allows you to search the finding aid for the Collection of Motion Picture Scripts held by the UCLA Library Special Collections. The finding aid contains over 7,000 titles, but does not contain links to electronic versions of scripts. Please see the UCLA Library Special Collections web page for contact and service information on viewing scripts. See below for help on searching, wildcards, and indexes.

Searching the Motion Picture Scripts Collection

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About the Indexes

You may select from the following indexes:

Title: Searches the Title field using left and right truncation to find the occurrence of the search term anywhere within the field, including within words.

Example: entering the word "RAIN" will retrieve: Black Rain
Throw Mama From The Train
Rain Man


Release Company: Searches the Release Company field without automatic truncation to find the exact occurrence of the search term anywhere within the field.

Example: entering the word "Paramount" will produce a list of titles attributed to Paramount.


Release Year: Searches the Release Year field to find the exact occurrence of the search term anywhere within the field. Searching this index does not use automatic left and right truncation and does not allow for searching a specific range of dates (e.g., 1954-1964). The use of a wildcard is useful when using this index.

Script Writer: Searches the Script Writer field using automatic left and right truncation to find all instances of the search term anywhere within the field, including within words.

Example: entering the word "Smith" will retrieve: Dewitt, Jack; Smith, J. Woodruff
Smith, Kevin
Zugsmith, Albert



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