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Ned Brown play scripts, approximately 1970-1989

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 6098 Series 2

Scope and Contents

Contains several scripts of plays produced by Ned Brown's literary agency.


  • approximately 1970-1989


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 Ned Brown papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

From the Collection:

Ned Brown (1911-1996) was a literary agent in Los Angeles, California.

Ned Brown was born August 26, 1911. Shortly before the outbreak of World War II, Brown started his own literary agency, Ned Brown Associated. He married Myra Berry in 1942 while she was working as a writers' secretary at Hollywood motion picture studios. Shortly after they were married, Brown enlisted in the Navy and his wife took over his offices while he was gone. They had three children: Lorna, Betsy, and Jonathon. Ned ran MCA's literary division until its dismantle in 1963 and then started his own business, the Ned Brown Agency. Over the years, Brown represented several authors and screenwriters including Sherwood Anderson, Carlos Castaneda, Jackie Collins, Robert Heinlein, Paul Callico, and John Michael Hayes. Brown died on August 9, 1996 after a protracted illness.


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