US TxAM-C C000170
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Bernard Gordon Collection
- 1963-01-17 (Creation)
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Bernard Gordon (1981-2007) was a noted screenwriter whose left-wing sympathies caused him to be denied overt credited work throughout the 1950s and 1960s. Under the pseudonym Raymond T. Marcus, Gordon wrote scripts for such films as Earth Vs. The Flying Saucers (1956), Hellcats of the Navy (1957), and Chicago Confidential (1957). He wrote the screenplay for the science fiction classic The Day of the Triffids (1962), which was credited to the film's producer Philip Yordan.
When the Writers Guild of America took up the task of correctly crediting pseudonymous screenwriters from the 1950s and 1960s, awarding retroactive screen credits to them, Gordon received more after-the-fact credits than any other blacklisted writer.
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This collection consists of a domestic version of the export script dated January 17, 1963, for the British science fiction movie The Day of the Triffids (1962), written by Gordon and based on the famous 1951 novel by John Wyndham.
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Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
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