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Bernard Gordon papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 2387

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of the papers of American writer and producer Bernard Gordon (1918-2007), including scripts, personal papers, books, floppy disks, photographs, and personal finance records. Gordon was a blacklisted writer who often wrote screenplays under the name Raymond T. Marcus. He wrote films like Flesh and Fury (1952), Earth vs. the Flying Saucers (1956), and 55 Days at Peking (1963). He also wrote two autobiographical books about his blacklisting and the government surveillance that ensued.

Dates

  • Majority of material found within 1950s-1970s

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Advance notice required for access.

Rights Statement for Archival Description

Finding aid description and metadata are licensed under an Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) license.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Cinematic Arts Library at ctlibarc@usc.edu. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Cinematic Arts Library 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.

Biographical / Historical

Bernard Gordon (1918-2007) was an American writer and producer who was blacklisted and often credited under the pseudo name Raymond T. Marcus. He wrote screenplays for Flesh and Fury (1952), Earth vs. the Flying Saucers (1956), and 55 Days at Peking (1963). Gordon worked on a number of films in Madrid, Spain after being blacklisted in Hollywood, until moving back to the United States in the 1970s. He then wrote two autobiographical books about his blacklisting and the government surveillance that ensued.

Extent

26.125 Linear Feet (24 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

This collection consists of the papers of American writer and producer Bernard Gordon (1918-2007), including scripts, personal papers, books, floppy disks, photographs, and personal finance records. Gordon was a blacklisted writer who often wrote screenplays under the name Raymond T. Marcus. He wrote films like Flesh and Fury (1952), Earth vs. the Flying Saucers (1956), and 55 Days at Peking (1963). He also wrote two autobiographical books about his blacklisting and the government surveillance that ensued.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Bernard Gordon estate, November 1, 2007.

Processing Information

This collection is unprocessed.

Title
Finding aid for the Bernard Gordon papers
Status
Unprocessed
Author
Marissa Chavez & Brandon Werts for History Associates Incorporated
Date
2022 February
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the USC Libraries Cinematic Arts Library Repository

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