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Yordan, Philip



  • Existence: 1914 - 2003

Biographical History

Citation: Yordan, October 28, 2013 (born April 1, 1914; American screenwriter; Bachelor's degree at University of Illinois; law degree at Chicago-Kent College of Law; wrote films such as The Chase, Whistle Stop, Houdini, The Bravados, Broken Lance, and God's Little Acre; nominated for Academy Award for Detective Story, 1951; won an Academy Award for Broken Lance, 1954; died March 24, 2003).

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Sunset Films records on Brigham

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2303
Scope and Contents

Contains notes, articles, clippings, and other materials relating to the production, distribution, and publicizing of the motion picture Brigham, produced by Sunset Films. Also includes two bound copies of the script for Brigham. Dated approximately 1976-1978.

Dates: approximately 1976-1978

Philip Yordan papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1789
Scope and Contents

Scripts, notes, advertising layouts, articles, newspaper clippings, surveys, and questionnaires. The materials relate to the filming, promotion, and the reception of the movie "Brigham." David Yeaman also produced the film.

Dates: 1977-1978