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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.


  • approximately 1976-1978


Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Sunset Films records on Brigham must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Philip Yordan (1914-2003) was an American screenwriter.

Philip Yordan was born on April 1, 1914. He earned a Bachelor's degree at University of Illinois, and a law degree at Chicago-Kent College of Law. He became a screenwriter and wrote films such as The Chase, Whistle Stop, Houdini, The Bravados, Broken Lance, and God's Little Acre, among others. In 1951 he was nominated for an Academy Award for Detective Story, and won an Academy Award for Broken Lance in 1954. He died on March 24, 2003.

Administrative History

Sunset Films (1976-1979) produced the motion picture Brigham.

Sunset Films was organized in 1976 for the purpose of producing the motion picture Brigham. After production and distribution of the film, the company was dissolved in 1979.


2 boxes (1 linear ft.)

2 cartons (2 linear ft.)

1 oversize box (0.5 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

Materials passed into the possession of various members of the production company, Sunset Films, who in turn donated them to Brigham Young University. Includes material donated by David Yeaman in 1977, and by Lincoln Dastrup in 1978. Photographs were separated to the Photograph Archives.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Sunset Films.

Donated; David Yeaman; 1977.

Donated; Lincoln Dastrup; 1978.


Arts & Communications.

Processing Information

Processed; Norm Gillespie; 2013.

Register of Sunset Films records on Brigham
Norm Gillespie
2013 October 28
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States