Nat Segaloff Papers
Nat Segaloff is a freelance writer, producer, teacher and journalist whose broadcast, writing and hosting career has included positions for CBS radio, Westinghouse Television, network affiliates and independents, and U.S. field producer for the BBC. He has written special material for Edward Asner, William Baldwin, Angela Bassett, Warren Beatty, Maria Bello, Annette Bening, Toni Braxton, Jamie Lee Curtis, Dom DeLuise, Michael Douglas, Michael J. Fox, LisaGay Hamilton, Herbie Hancock, Dustin Hoffman, Anjelica Huston, Samuel L. Jackson, Natalie Maines, Esai Morales, Sarah Jessica Parker, Paula Poundstone, Alan Rosenberg, James Whitmore and numerous other celebrities and public figures. Segaloff’s writing has appeared in Film comment, International documentary, Boston magazine, Written by, Boston after dark, Time out (USA), The Journal of the Producers Guild of America, The Word Guild magazine, Audio/video interiors, The Tab, Animation magazine, American movie classics magazine, Moving pictures, The Boston globe and The Christian science monitor. He has taught on the faculty of Boston University and Boston College, and worked on motion picture advertising and publicity campaigns for Paramount, Disney, Columbia, United Artists, Fox, and MGM. In addition, he has written books on personalities such as: John Huston, Arthur Penn and William Friedkin and on such topics as: the Hollywood Blacklist, employment in the television field, romantic films, etiquette, and writing for television.
The collection consists of materials pertaining to Segaloff's career as freelance writer, producer, teacher and journalist.
A highlight of the collection is the extensive collection of Hollywood Blacklist materials collected and used by Segaloff as research material.
Segaloff compiled a detailed description of the collection contents which is attached to the finding aid as a PDF.
Included are materials related to Segaloff's newspaper, magazine, radio, television and film projects. Amongst these projects are "Alien Voices." In 1996 Nat, John de Lancie, and Leonard Nimoy formed a production company named Alien Voices to produce audiobook dramatizations of classic science fiction stories acted by “Star Trek” performers. The idea came from John’s recreated production of the Orson Welles classic Invasion From Mars that was done for LA Theatre Works and NPR. Because the radio play was so short, Nat and John wrote a sequel, When Welles Collide that trashed tabloid news media. They had so much fun that they formed a company to keep doing it. They did five titles for Simon & Schuster Audio. Included in the collection are marked-up copies of the scripts, sample tapes, never-released behind-the-scenes footage (DVD, VHS and mini cassette), audio outtakes, and corporate paperwork.
Another project of note is the Segaloff radio play, "The Waldorf Conference." "The Waldorf Conference” is a play about the secret meeting held in New York’s Waldorf-Astoria Hotel on November 24 and 25, 1947 among 48 film company businessmen to decide how the industry should react to the HUAC hearings just concluded in Washington from October 20-30 at which charges were leveled against 10 men for alleged Communist party membership.
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