Rare Books and Special Collections
University of South Carolina Libraries



James Ellroy Archive, 1915 – 
(bulk 1980 - )

Collection: MSS. 1999:1

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©2009 Thomas Cooper Library




Descriptive Summary

     Title: James Ellroy Archive, 1915 – 

     Collection Number: MSS. 1999:1

     Creator: James Ellroy

     Extent: 65 cubic feet (190 archival boxes)

Administrative Information

     Provenance: Multiple acquisitions, 1991, 2001, 2009.

     Processed by: Bruce Langley, Deb Green, and Jeffrey Makala.

     Access Restrictions: Open to research.

     Preferred Citation: James Ellroy Archive, Rare Books and Special Collections, University of South Carolina Libraries.

     Publication Rights: All rights reside with the creator.


Scope and Contents Note

        The James Ellroy Archive at the University of South Carolina contains manuscripts, typescripts, drafts, notes, and research material for most of Ellroy's works. These items show the steps, from initial story outline to publication, that were taken to bring his writing to life: the author uses extensive longhand in writing out his ideas. Many of the manuscripts contain handwritten corrections made during the revision process. The largest sections of material are for his novels The Cold Six Thousand, L.A. Confidential, and memoir My Dark Places. The majority of the material for L.A. Confidential documents the Academy Award-winning movie which was based on the book. The collection also contains material for all of his published works including his writing in popular magazines such as GQ.
        The arrangement of the collection is chronological based to highlight the manuscripts, typescripts, drafts, notes, and research material used in the author’s writing: this pattern was followed for each series. Following the biography and correspondence series the book series is divided into novels and nonfiction material. The major representation in the nonfiction section is the author’s book My Dark Places. Each section is based on the publication chronology of the books. The "About James Ellroy" series includes written material about the author and his work. The majority of it is from magazines and newspapers, but also contains different forms of expression; a Master’s thesis and book draft. The Photographs series is focused on pictures of the author and his mother when they were children and adults. Audio / Video contains many recordings of interviews given by the author. In addition it also includes a T.V. series’ production dailies.
        The Realia & Miscellanea series includes a child’s nurse costume. It was made by Ellroy’s mother and friends. Their handiwork was given to a child who was born at the hospital where they worked. Years later when the recipient was an adult it was given to the author with an explanation of the history behind the gift. Oversized material rounds out the collections series. It mainly consists of large newspapers containing articles by and about Ellroy. The material in the collection is the culmination of two major acquisitions, in 1999 and 2001. The archive also includes a, separately housed, collection of framed dust jackets, articles, movie posters, and magazine profiles of Ellroy. 

        A 2009 accession, added at box 170, includes material related to short pieces, screenplays, and the novel Blood's A Rover, all worked on between 2006 and 2009. 


Related Ellroy Material in Thomas Cooper Library


Contents                                                                                                                                                                                                     Box

     Biography ..................................................................................................................................................................... 1

     Correspondence ........................................................................................................................................................... 1 - 4

     Books ........................................................................................................................................................................... 5 - 122

     Brown’s Requiem (1981)-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------5
     Clandestine (1982)------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------5
     Blood on the Moon (1984)---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------5
     Because the Night (1985)----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------6
     Suicide Hill (1986)------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------7 – 8
     The Black Dahlia (1987)-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------9 – 11
     The Big Nowhere (1988)-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------12
     L.A. Confidential (1990)-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------13 – 29
     White Jazz (1993)-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------30 – 37
     Hollywood Nocturnes (1994)-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------38
     Dick Contino’s Blues (1994)------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------38
     American Tabloid (1995)----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------39 – 46
     L.A. Quartet (1996)-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------47
     L.A. Noir (1997)---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------48
     Crime Wave (1999)-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------49 – 52
     The Cold Six Thousand (2001)----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------53 – 100
     The Confessions of Bugsy Siegel (Unpublished)-------------------------------------------------------------------------------100
     My Dark Places (1996)------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------101 – 122

Short Stories ......................................................................................................................................................................123 – 126

Screenplays & Teleplays ..................................................................................................................................................127 – 137

Non-fiction Journalism .....................................................................................................................................................138 – 142

About James Ellroy ..........................................................................................................................................................143 – 147

Photographs .....................................................................................................................................................................148 – 150

Audio / Video ..................................................................................................................................................................150 – 157

Realia & Miscellanea ......................................................................................................................................................158 – 159

Oversized ........................................................................................................................................................................160 – 169

2009 Accession: Short Works..................................................170
        Screenplays and Teleplays, Misc. ...................................171 
– 173
        Blood's A Rover (2009) .................................................. 174
– 190

Oversized material, large map folder

Oversized maps, rolled



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Container List

Box     Folder

Series1:  Biography

1     1    Family History, Police record for James Ellroy, November 11, 1968 to November 1, 1973.

Series 2:  Correspondence

1     2-5  Correspondence, Personal, May 6, 1983, March 16, 1990 – October 12, 1990, Oct. 1992 – December 5, 1996, January 29, 1997 – Apr. 27, 2000,                
               no date (4 folders)

2     1     Correspondence, Personal, Walter McIntosh, May 3, 1998. Typescript letter, top of shipping box, plus books: My Dark Places, White Jazz, and               
              The Black Dahlia (Box 1 of 2)

3     1     Correspondence, Personal, Walter McIntosh, May 3, 1998 continued. Books: American Tabloid, L.A. Confidential, The Big Nowhere (Box 2 of 2)

4     1-4  Correspondence, Business, October 16, 1980 – October 1, 1981, April 22, 198?, November 18, 1984, June 17, 1985, October 8, 1986,
              Apr. 16, 1990 – January 21, 1997, March 3, 1997 – Jun. 10, 1998, Mar. 19, 1999 – July 11, 2002, and no date (4 folders)

Series 3: Books

Brown’s Requiem (1981)

5     1-3  Brown’s Requiem, dust jacket proof, dust jacket, Avon Twilight (3 folders)

5     4     Brown’s Requiem, dust jacket, Century, press clipping

Clandestine (1982)

5     5     Clandestine, dust jacket, Avon Twilight

Blood on the Moon (1984)

5     6     Blood on the Moon, dust jacket, Avon, Mysterious Press

Because the Night (1985)

6     1-4  Because the Night, typescript (original, as indicated by author on title page) uncorrected, 1 – 350 (4 folders)

6     5     Because the Night: option – production rights

Suicide Hill (1986)

7     1     Suicide Hill, dust jacket, Mysterious Press

7     2-5  L.A. Death Trip [Suicide Hill], corrected manuscript, photocopy, 1 – 472 (4 folders)

7     6     Suicide Hill, screenplay by Edward Bunker, based on the novel by James Ellroy

8     1-5  L.A. Death Trip [Suicide Hill], corrected typescript, front matter, 1 – 423, and fragments (5 folders)

The Black Dahlia (1987)

9     1     The Black Dahlia, beginning research, manuscript notes

9     2-3  The Black Dahlia, background research (2 folders)

9     4     The Black Dahlia, Introduction

9     5     The Black Dahlia, story outline

10   1-5  The Black Dahlia, corrected manuscript, photocopy, 2 – 545 (additional corrections made by author in red ink) (5 folders)

11   1     The Black Dahlia, corrected proofing notes, editor and author, July 31, 1997

11   2     The Black Dahlia, dust jacket proof, April 27, 2000, dust jacket, Arrow

11   3     The Black Dahlia, publicity, card, December 6, 1989, publication photograph slide, and Mysterious Press: Mysterious News, Vol. II No. 3 Fall, 1987

11   4-5  The Black Dahlia, publicity, free book with GQ, July 1994, plastic wrap (2 copies)

11   6     The Black Dahlia, publicity, press clippings, January 21, 1996, February 4, 1996, March 10, 2000

11   7     The Black Dahlia, publicity, “Personal Favorites.” Book World, June 1, 1997: 15

11   8     The Black Dahlia, review, Dougherty, Steve. “Mystery.” People, December 14, 1987: 122-124.

The Black Dahlia, film

11   9     The Black Dahlia, film, publicity, Carver, Benedict. “MDP to take ‘Dahlia’ global.” Daily Variety, n.d.: 1, 103

11   10  The Black Dahlia, film, review, Swanson, Tim. “Broken Flower.” Premiere, Oct. 2006: 48-50, 103.

The Big Nowhere (1988)

12   1     The Big Nowhere, dust jacket, Mysterious Press, dust jacket proof, Arrow

12   2     The Big Nowhere, publicity, Mysterious Press: Mysterious News, Vol. III No. 2 Fall, 1988, pg. 8

12   3     The Big Nowhere, publicity, free book with GQ, February 1995, book, Arrow, GQ edition, plastic wrap, loose

L.A. Confidential, book (1990)

13   1     L.A. Confidential, dust jacket proofs, Arrow, Warner Books, publicity, advertisement cards

13   2     L.A. Confidential, publicity, Publishers Weekly, March 9, 1990, front cover and page 1

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L.A. Confidential, film

13   3     L.A. Confidential, film, background research, notes

13   4-5  L.A. Confidential, film, screenplay, Brian Helgeland, 1 – 128 (2 folders)

13   6     L.A. Confidential, film, publicity, in-house, Warner Bros. Pictures, plot, backstory, histories, credits, opening announcement story

13   7     L.A. Confidential, film, publicity, Oct. 1996 – Jul. 18 1997 (8 articles)

                                    Stahl, Jerry. “Hollywood’s King of Cool.” Buzz, Oct. 1996: 70-72, 149.

                                    Homes, A.M. “Mother’s Boy?” Harpers Bazaar, Nov. 1996: 180.

                                    Hubbard, Kim & Stanley Young. “Telltale Heart: A writer confronts his murdered mother’s ghost.” People, Nov. 25 1996: 93-94.

                                    “The L.A. List.” Harper’s Bazaar, April 1997: 84.

                                    Brown, Corie & Kendall Hamilton. “Basinger, DeVito and Foie Gras for 100.” Newsweek, May 26 1997: 80.

                                    Gleiberman, Owen. “Up and Atom.” Entertainment Weekly, May 30 1997: 51-52.

                                    “From Cannes, the critics applaud . . .” Hollywood Reporter, Jun. 12 1997: 19.

                                    Gurley, George. “Best-selling authors enlist for Great American Book Festival.” The Kansas City Star, Jul. 18 1997: C-2.

14   1     L.A. Confidential, film, publicity, Aug. 1997 – Aug. 25 1997 (5 articles)

                                    Brodie, John. “Getting Lit.” Premiere, Aug. 1997: 66-68.

                                    Gurley, George. “Terry McMillan to speak at festival.” The Kansas City Star: Books, Aug. 3 1997: J-10.

                                    Fall Movie Preview. Entertainment, Aug. 22 & 29 1997: 30-34.

                                    Grove, Martin A. “Fall gets serious with ‘Game,’ ‘Confidental’” Hollywood Reporter, Aug. 22 1997: 8.

                                    “The latest buzz.” [P Weekly], Aug. 25 1997.

14   2     L.A. Confidential, film, publicity, Aug. 27 1997 – Sep. 1997 (7 articles)

                                    Fax from Arrow publishers, Aug. 27 1997.

                                    Willis, Jessica. “Man at his Best: L.A. Confidential’s Top Secret.” Esquire, Sep. 1997: 46.

                                    Male, Andrew. “Novice director: Kevin Spacey – From bowling- alley comedian to Walken impersonator.” [Fouis], Sep. 1997: 10.

                                    Kamps, Louisa. “Noir kinda Guy.” Mirabella, Sep. – Oct. 1997: 35.

                                    Mooney, Joshua. “Into the Known World.” Movieline, Sep. 1997: 80-81.

                                    “Wrapped: Imminent releases only a fool would miss.” [Neon], Sep. 1997.

                                    The Ultimate Fall Preview. Premiere, Sep. 1997: 58.

14   3     L.A. Confidential, film, publicity, Vogue, Sep. 1997, 416

14   4     L.A. Confidential, film, publicity (11 articles)

                                    Powers, John. “People are talking about Movies.” Vogue, Sep. 1997: 416-418.

                                    Milward, John. “L.A. Beyond Your Wildest Nightmare.” [untitled], Sep. 7 1997.

                                    Luhrssen, Dave. “Dishing out Justice, L.A. style.” Shepherd Express, Sep. 11 1997: 19.

                                    Stark, Susan. “Director loves to explore the dark beneath the light.” The Detroit News: Accent, Sep. 13 1997: C1?

                                    Whittell, Giles. “Film – metro: LA stories.” The Times [England], Sep. 13-19 1997: 9.

                                    Ressner, Jeffrey. “Strictly Confidential.” Time, Sep. 15 1997: 97 – 100.

                                    Seymour, Gene. “Once Again, It’s About Acting.” Newsday, Sep. 17 1997: B6-B7.

                                    Gleiberman, Owen. “Movie Reviews: Lost Angeles.” Entertainment Weekly, Sep. 19 1997: 54-55.

                                    “Critics’ choices: movies.” Chicago Tribune: Arts & Entertainment, Sep. 21 1997: 4 Section 7.

                                    Gurley, George. “‘Demon Dog’: James Ellroy.” The Kansas City Star: Books, Sep. 21 1997: J-10.

                                    Ansen, David. “Noir Kind of Town.” Newsweek, Sep. 22 1997: 83.

15   1     L.A. Confidential, film, publicity, Sep. 22 1997 – Oct. 1997 (9 articles)

                                    Lane, Anthony. “The Current Cinema: On the Town—‘L.A. Confidential,’ a thriller that really thrills.” The New Yorker, Sep. 22, 1997:
                                    141-142.

                                    Ceis, Roger. “‘Confidential’ out in the open.” Hollywood Reporter, Sep. 23 1997: 3, 168, 170.

                                    Reder, Scott. “A Quick Chat with James Ellroy: a Dog’s Life in Kansas City.” The Richmond Review, Sep. 27 1997. (Web document)

                                    Sarris, Andrew. “Confidentially Speaking, Noir’s Gone Hollywood.” [untitled magazine], [Sep. 27 1997].

                                    [Smith, Doug.] “Review.” San Fancisco Chronicle, Sep. 28 1997.

                                    Denby, David. “Palpable Fiction.” New York, Sep. 29 1997: 50-51.

                                    A.L. “L.A. Confidential.” New Yorker, Sep. 29 1997. (movie review)

                                    Amazon.com, [Sep. 1997]. (website advertisement)

                                    Rudolph, Eric. “Exposing Hollywood’s Sordid Past.” American Cinematographer Oct. 1997: 46-55.

15   2     L.A. Confidential, film, publicity, Oct. 1997 – Oct. 10 1997 (4 articles)

                                    McGregor, Alexander. “Los Angeles: A ‘50s Filmography.” Buzz, Oct. 1997: 56.

                                    Thomson, David. “A Good Cop is Hard to Find.” Esquire, Oct. 1997: 50-52.

                                    Hochman, David. “Next of Kim.” Entertainment, Oct. 3 1997: 38-43.

                                    “Murder by Numbers.” Entertainment Weekly, Oct. 10 1997: 47.

15   3     L.A. Confidential, film, publicity, Oct. 17 1997 – Nov. 1997 (7 articles)

                                    Schwarzbaum, Lisa. “Buy the Book.” Entertainment Weekly, Oct. 17 1997: 65.

                                    Kubernik, Harvey R. “Confidentially Yours.” Hits, Oct. 17 1997: 43-44.

                                    Ansen, David. “The Neo-Noir ’90s.” Newsweek, Oct. 27 1997: 68-70.

                                    Sutherland, John. “Noir in the soul.” The Guardian [England], Oct. 30 1997: 11.

                                    Morgan, Mike. “Sleazy, brutal and brilliant!” Bristol Observer [England], Oct. 31 1997.

                                    SB. “Review: LA Confidential.” Elle, Nov. [1997]: 170. (movie review)

                                    “Front desk clips: Sneak preview!” [Empire] [England], Nov. 1997: 34.

15   4     L.A. Confidential, film, publicity, Nov. 1997 – Dec. 26 1997 (24 articles)

                                    Johnston, Ian. “Crime watch.” GQ, Nov. 1997: 77.

                                    “H&Q Arts film: A kiss before dying.” Harpers & Queen, Nov. 1997: 32.

                                    Churcher, Sharon. “The writer James Ellroy recalls with forensic precision the six short words that shaped his life nearly 40 years ago.”
                                    The Mail on Sunday [England], Nov. 2 1997: 18-19.

                                    Lutterbeck, Claus. “Ich liebe wilde Tiere.” Stern [Germany], Nov. 6 1997: 44.

                                    Burman, John. “New ‘Alien’ installment a real scream in France.” The Hollywood Reporter, Nov. 18-24 1997: 156.

                                    “Just for Variety.” Army Archerd[?], Nov. 18 1997: 2.

                                    “Box Office.” Variety (film), Nov. 24-30: 7.

                                    “International Box Office.” Variety, Nov. 24-30: 13.

                                    Trout, Jon. “Books: Fiction.” Felix, Nov. 28 1997: 17.

                                    “Box Office.” Variety (film), Dec. 1-7 1997: 10.

                                    Pate, Nancy. “Paper Chase.” Orlando Sentinel, Dec. 7 1997.

                                    “Box Office.” Variety (film), Dec. 8-14 1997.

                                    “Box Office.” Variety (film), Dec. 8-14 1997: 13. (from Howard Frumes)

                                    Gaul, Lou. “Some novel ideas for those last-minute gifts.” Burlington County Times, Dec. 9 [1997: C1]

                                    Roman, Monica. “Board of Review revs ‘L.A. Confidential’.” Variety, Dec. [19 1997]: 1.

                                    M???y??tt, Kirk. “Milchan relishes ‘L.A.’ glory.” Variety, Dec. [19 1997]: 1.

                                    “Box Office.” Variety [film], Dec. 15-21 1997.

                                    Hindes, Andrew. “Despite the glory, Academy winners face obstacles turning triumph into dollars.” Variety, Dec. 15-21 1997: 1, 73, 76.

                                    Kimmel, Dan. “‘L.A. Confidential’ Is Big Boston Critics Winner.” Yahoo! News: Reuters, Dec. 15 1997. (Web document)

                                    Klady, Leonard. “Los Angeles Critics Pick ‘Confidential’.” Yahoo! News: Reuters, Dec. 15 1997. (Web document)

                                    “Confidentially, ‘L.A. is best film.” Associated Press, [Dec. 16 1997].

                                    Pate, Nancy(Orlando Sentinel). “New in Paperback.” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Dec. 21 1997.

                                    Rasmusser, Cecilia. “L.A. then and now: The ‘Bloody Christmas” of 1951.” Dec. 22 1997.

                                    Gleiberman, Owen. “The Best and Worst, Movies.” Entertainment Weekly, Dec. 26 1997 / Jan. 2 1998: 130 – 139.

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16   1     L.A. Confidential, film, publicity, Dec. 27 1997 – Mar. 27 1998 (14 articles)

                                    “What’s On: The Book Worm.” York? District Advertier [Foreign], Dec. 27 1997.

                                    “The Best Cinema of 1997.” Time, Dec. 29 1997: 134.

                                    McCarthy, Todd and Godfrey Cheshire. “‘Confidential’ adds kudos.” Daily Variety, Jan. 5 1998: 1, 42.

                                    Lyman, Rick. “‘L.A. Confidential’ Wins National Critics’ Awards.” The New York Times, Jan. 5 1998.

                                    Madigan, Nick. “USC kudo goes to ‘Confidential’.” Daily Variety, Jan. 8 1998: 42.

                                    Harris, Dana. “‘Confidential’ gets Scripter.” Hollywood Reporter, Jan. 8 1998: 8,45.

                                    Grove, Martin A. “Clearly, critics’ choice is strictly ‘Confidential.’” The Hollywood Reporter, Jan. 9-11 1998: 12.

                                    “Best Picture.” Entertainment Weekly, Jan. 10 1998: 30-31.

                                    Harris, Mark. “Script Teases.” [Money], Jan. 1[6] [1998].

                                    Byrge, Duane. “‘L.A. Confidential’ cops most nods on critic lists.” The Hollywood Reporter, Jan. 23-25 1998: 4, 46.

                                    Kingsley, Madeleine. “Who’s reading what.” She, Mar. 1998: 52.

                                    Christy, George. “The Great Life.” The Hollywood Reporter, Mar. 19 1998: 27.

                                    Daly, Steve and Jeff Gordinier. “Desconstructing Oscar.” Entertainment Weekly, Mar. 20 1998: 31-36.

                                    Tenth Annual Scripter Awards information, Mar. 27 1998.

16   2     L.A. Confidential, film, publicity, Apr. 1998 Vanity Fair, 318-319.

16   3     L.A. Confidential, film, publicity, Apr. 6 1998 – no date (11 articles)

                                    Denby, David. “The Moviegoers: Why don’t people love the right movies anymore?” [A critic at large?], [Apr. 6 1998?].

                                    Tribune, Chicago. “‘L.A. Confidential’ makes its film noir way to video.” Kansas City Star, Apr. 10 1998: 11.

                                    “Ellroy celebrates success of ‘L.A. Confidental’.” Kansas City Star, Apr. 12 1998: K-5.

                                    Hontz, Jenny. “HBO can’t keep ‘Confidential’.” [Variety], [Apr. 29 1999?]: ?, 27.

                                    McGee, Celia. “Ovitz books N.Y. for publishing.” BizNews, [Jul. 27 1999].

                                    Takimoto, Makoto, Akiko Sugano trans. “Film L.A. Noir.” GQ [Japan], Jul. 2000 : 90-95.

                                    Tibbetts, John C. “Into the Past: L.A. Confidential.” Creative Screenwriting, Sept./Oct. 2000: 60-62.

                                    Lane, Anthony. “On the town: ‘L.A. Confidential,’ a thriller that really thrills.” The Current Cinema, n.d.

                                    Kadet, Gary. “The Dead of December.” The Boston Book Review, n.d. (review)

                                    “Critics go out on limb to pick Oscar’s brain.” [periodical title unknown] n.d.

                                    Campbell, McCoy. “Ellroy detective reveals the dark underbelly of L.A.” [periodical title unknown], n.d.


Note, the following publicity, boxes 17 to 29, contains clippings of show times, movie advertisements, and short film reviews etc. The high volume of similar styled items necessitated a rough chronological order, based on month and year, for boxes 17 to 24. However, a more specific order, based on month; date range; and year, was followed for boxes 25 to 29. The exception to this order is the folder 18-6. It contains a manuscript connected to articles.

17 – 29 L.A. Confidential, film, publicity, press clips, Sep. 1997 – Nov. 16 1997 (84 folders)

White Jazz (1993)

30   1     White Jazz, notes, author corrected manuscript

30   2     White Jazz, story outline, author corrected manuscript

30   3     White Jazz, story outline, author corrected typescript

31   1-5  White Jazz, book typescript (original as indicated by author on title page), 1 – 548 (5 folders)

32   1     White Jazz, loose book sections with sample case

32   2     White Jazz, dust jackets, Knopf, Arrow, Fawcett (Goldmedal)

33   1     White Jazz, publicity, printed excerpt, opening chapters (indicated in front)

33   2     White Jazz, publicity, catalog, Knopf, Fall 1992, Random House – Audio, Fall 1992

33   3     White Jazz, publicity, signing advertisement cards, advertisement cards, “White Jazz” author documentary advertisement cards, American Booksellers 
              Association name tags, James Ellroy & Helen Knode

34   1     White Jazz, review (3 articles)

                                    Bell, Frank & Dan Taylor. “James Ellroy: The King of Crime Faction.[sic]” Exploitation Retrospect, #36, 1992: 10-15. (Interview)

                                    Kihn, Martin. “Doctor ‘Noir.’” New York, Aug. 24 1992: 106-116.

                                    Random House, Inc. “Knopf Catalog.” Fall 1992: 17.

34   2     White Jazz, review (2 articles)

                                    “White Jazz.” Esquire, Oct. 1992: 76.

                                    Scanlon, Paul. “‘Demon Dog’ Has His Day: Meet James Ellroy, the Scariest Man in New Canaan, Connecticut.” GQ, Oct. 1992:
                                    200-206.

34   3     White Jazz, review (3 articles)

                                    Harris, Mark. “Paint it Noir.” Entertainment Weekly, Oct. 9 1992: 52-53.

                                    Gilbert, Ruth. “Hot Line.” New York, Oct. 19 1992: 36.

                                    Carcaterra, Lorenzo. “Talking with…James Ellroy.” People, Oct. 19 1992: 36-38.

34   4     White Jazz, review (2 articles)

                                    Kartvedt, Sindre. “Ellroy’s Thing.” Scanorama, Nov. 1992: 20-24.

                                    Shiner, Lewis. “Ellroy Confidential.” Reflex, Dec. 12 1992: 22-24.

34   5     White Jazz, review (2 articles)

                                    “The Best & Worst Books 1992.” Entertainment Weekly, Jan. 7 1993: 120.

                                    Lileks, James. “White Jazz.” [Newhouse Newspapers?], Jan. 8 1993.

White Jazz, film

35   1     White Jazz, film script outline, corrected manuscript notes and correc. manuscript

35   2-3  White Jazz, film, screenplay, corrected manuscript plus correc. manuscript photocopy fax, 1 – 157 (2 folders)

35   4-5  White Jazz, film, screenplay, corrected manuscript photocopy, 1 – 171c (2 folders)

36   1     White Jazz, film, screenplay by author, outline typescript

36   2     White Jazz, film, studio notes (indicated by author on first page), July 21, 1997

36   3     White Jazz, film script outline, author corrected notes, May 16, 1998

36   4     White Jazz, film, screenplay by Ellroy and Cleveland, draft, March 11, 1999

36   5     White Jazz, film, screenplay outline, draft, February 3, 2000

36   6     White Jazz, film, studio notes, screenplay, February 4, 2000

36   7     White Jazz, film, studio notes, screenplay, March 19, 2000

36   8     White Jazz, film, notes, screenplay, corrected manuscript, no date

36   9     White Jazz, film, screenplay-outline, no date

36   10   White Jazz, film, notes, screenplay, manuscript and corrected typescript interfiled

37   1     White Jazz, film, screenplay, corrected typescript

37   2     White Jazz, film, screenplay, typescript, no date

37   3     White Jazz, film, screenplay, fragments, no date

37   4     White Jazz, film, notes, screenplay outline, no date

37   5     White Jazz, film, screenplay, no date

37   6      White Jazz, film, publicity (2 articles)

                                    Honeycutt, Kirk. “Kingsgate, Nolte moving to Phoenix Pics.” The Holloywood [Report], May 22 1997: 1,29.

                                    Cox, Dan and Nick Madigan. “Vitale out, Ordesky up at Fine Line.” Daily Variety, Jan. 12 1998: 1, 46.

Hollywood Nocturnes (1994)

38   1  Hollywood Nocturnes, catalog, Otto Penzler Books, Spring 1994 (2 copies)

Dick Contino’s Blues (1994)

38   2     Dick Contino’s Blues and Other Stories, Dick Contino’s Blues, corrected manuscript

38   3      Dick Contino’s Blues and Other Stories, Dick Contino’s Blues, typescript with publisher correspondence and questions

38   4     Dick Contino’s Blues and Other Stories, publicity (1 article)

                                    Gilstrap, Peter. “Squeeze Player.” New Times Los Angeles Online, Apr. 29 – May 5 1999: 1-13.

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American Tabloid (1995)

39   1     American Tabloid, outline, 1st draft, editorial comments, manuscript

39   2     American Tabloid, notes, outline, corrected manuscript

39   3-5  American Tabloid, outline, corrected manuscript, 1 – 309 (3 folders)

39   6-8  American Tabloid, outline 1st draft, typescript, 1 – 342 (3 folders)

39   9     American Tabloid, corrected manuscript, fragments

40   1-3  American Tabloid, setting typescript, 1 – 344 (3 folders)(Box 1 of 2)

41   1-3  American Tabloid, setting typescript, 345 – 584 (3 folders) (Box 2 of 2)

42   1-3  American Tabloid, galley proof, Nov. 9 1994, 1 – 346 (3 folders) (Box 1 of 2)

43   1-2  American Tabloid, galley proof, Nov. 9 1994, 347 – 465 (2 folders) (Box 2 of 2)

44   1-5  American Tabloid, galley, Dec. 7 1994, 1 – 465 (5 folders)

45   1     American Tabloid, dust jackets-Knopf, Feb. 1995, dust jacket-Ivy Books

45   2     American Tabloid, publicity, information fold-out, advertisement insert

45   3     American Tabloid, publicity, tour schedule, Dec. 12, 1994, and tour schedule, no date

45   4     American Tabloid, publicity, information flyer, public reading, Feb. 3, 1995

45   5     American Tabloid, publicity, publicist letter, to producer / editor, Feb. 6, 1995

45   6     American Tabloid, publicity, letter, Feb. 28, 1995

45   7     American Tabloid, publicity, letter, Mar. 2, 1995, movies from 1940’s and 1950’s

45   8     American Tabloid, publicity, letter from Don DeLillo, Mar. 4 1995, tabloid history

45   9     American Tabloid, publicity information

45   10   American Tabloid, reviews (2 articles)

                                    Uitgeverij de Arbeiderspers [Netherlands]. “Catalog.” 1995: 6-7.

                                    Knopf Publishing Group. “Catalog.” Winter 1995: 113.

45   11   American Tabloid, reviews (4 articles)

                                    Romney, Jonathan. “Rottweiler Fangs.” Literary Review [Foreign], Jan. 1995: 46.

                                    “Fiction.” Kirkus Reviews, Jan. 1 1995.

                                    “London’s best sellers: fiction.” The London Evening Standard [England], Jan. 30 1995.

                                    “The mix: In Print” New York, Jan. 30 1995: 116. (note: connection to Ellroy’s American Tabloid is through the author Don DeLillo)

45   12   American Tabloid, reviews (6 articles)

                                    Schappell, Elissa. “Hot Type.” Vanity Fair, Feb. 1995: 64.

                                    “Books & Poetry” Time Out [England], Feb. 8-15 1995: 50.

                                    Berlins, Marcel. “Slime and the Kennedys.” The Times [England], Feb. 11 [1995].

                                    Hughes, David. “Novels.” Night & Day [Foreign], Feb. 12 1995: 36.

                                    “James Ellroy’s new novel, . . .” The New York Observer, Feb. 27 1995.

                                    Sykes, Jerry. “Jerry Sykes talks to James Ellroy.” A Shot in the Dark [England], Mar. 1995: 20-24.

45   13   American Tabloid, reviews (6 articles)

                                    de Moraes, Lisa. “Ellroy’s ‘L.A.’ on way to ABC.” The Hollywood Reporter, Mar. 1 1995: 1, 33.

                                    Long, Benjamin. “Dark passages.” The Weekend Australian [Australia], Mar. 4 1995: 7.

                                    De Haven, Tom. “Hits and Messes.” Entertainment Weekly, Mar. 10, 1995: 61.

                                    “New Titles at Powell’s” The Sunday Oregonian, Mar. 12 1995: E7. (advertisement)

                                    Kirn, Walter. “Worst and Darkest.” New York, Mar. 13 1995: 64.

                                    Cowton, Michael. “Nightmare vision of a political game show.” Lincolnshire Echo, Mar. 15 1995.

46   1     American Tabloid, reviews (5 articles)

                                    Lewis, Paul. “Hard-hitting look at US corruption.” South Wales Evening Post [England], Mar. 16 1995.

                                    Cash, William. “The dark Underbelly.” Weekend [Australia], Mar. 25 1995: 8.

                                    Caveney, Graham. “Nasty by nature.” [Arena], Spring 1995: 34.

                                    Dunlevy, Maurice. “The Demon Dog of American literature.” Canberra Times [Australia], Apr. 8 1995: C12.

                                    Reed, J. D. “Pages: ‘American Tabloid.’” People, Apr. 10 1995: 25-27.

46   2     American Tabloid, reviews (5 articles)

                                    Gary, Paul. “The Real Pulp Fiction.” Time, Apr. 10 1995: 75-76.

                                    Coupe, Stuart. “The return of Demon Dog . . . mush! Mush!” Sydney Morning Herald [Australia], Apr. 15 1995: 11A. [Review]

                                    Pierce, Peter. “Murky route to a president’s death.” The Bulletin, Apr. 25 1995: 88-89.

                                    Emck, Katy. “One man and his dog.” RASP, May 1995: 36-37.

                                    Gray, Paul. “The Real Pulp Fiction.” Time, May 1 1995: 64-67.

46   3     American Tabloid, reviews (7 articles)

                                    Reed, J.D. Who Weekly, May 1 1995: 79.

                                    Coupe, Stuart. “Scoring a direct hit with novel crime.” The Sunday Age [Australia], May 21 1995: 8.

                                    Hoenjet, Hans. “De ultieme onder.” [Kunst & Genot] [Foreign], May 26 1995: 68-71.

                                    “American Tabloid.” Manhattan, Summer 1995: 19-21.

                                    Glorfeld, Jeff. “Books: American Tabloid.” Melbourne Weekly [Australia], Jun. 20 1995: 1.

                                    Becker, Joel. “Crime in fiction.” The Cairns Post [Foreign], Aug. 4 1995: 28.

                                    Wootton, Adrian & Mark Adams. “Mad Dog’s Noir.” British Film Institute: National Film Theatre [England], Sep. 1995: 28-32.

46   4      American Tabloid, reviews (4 articles)

                                    “Books Previews: Fiction.” [Whats On ????]? [England], Sep. 2 1995: 36.

                                    Hiney, Tom. Spectator [England], Nov. 18 1995: 50.

                                    “Crimes & Misdemeanours.” Bookside, Nov. 29 1995: 30-31. (Interview)

                                    Homans, John. “Books” New York, Dec. 25 1995: 130.

46   5      American Tabloid, reviews (6 articles)

                                    “The Best Books of 1995.” Time, Dec. 25 1995: 148.

                                    Black Mask Booknews. Black Mask Books [Australia], Feb. 1996: 1.

                                    Huschke, Roland. “Das Hirn der Finsternis” [Cli?ela] [Foreign], Sep. 1996: 154.

                                    “Meine Bücher sind rauh, hässlich und tief.” Die Weltwoche [Foreign], Sep. 1996: 51. (Interview)

                                    Horvath, M. “Schöne Schmöker: Spannendes für langen Lesegenuß.” Bud[b]ul[???] [Foreign], 1997.

                                    Sana, Barbara. Ne[??] W[ie??] Buc[h??i???] [Foreign], Apr. 1997.

46   6      American Tabloid, reviews (8 articles)

                                    DPA. “Gnadenlose Unterwelt.” Lub[?dees] Nad[???eu] [Foreign], Oct. 10 1997.

                                    Hill, Annette. Sa[m]t[r]i[n] – Rochampton Institute: London [England], Dec. 3 1997. (Book review)

                                    Al. F. “American Death Trip.” (American Tabloid) Livres Hebdo [Foreign], Mar. 2 2001: 23-25. (review)

                                    Gurley, George. “The mystery maestro?” [The Kansas City Star], no date

                                    “Books.” Loaded [England], no date

                                    Johnston, Ian. “King Noir.” Purr Quarterly [England], no date: 12-17. (interview)

                                    Roth, Evan. “Ellroy’s dark night.” Washington P. . .: Book review, no date

                                    Holm, D.K. “The American Nightmare.” [WW]?, no date

L.A. Quartet(1996)

47   1     L.A. Quartet, reviews (2 articles)

                                    Chute, David. “An Excellent Place to Die.” Los Angeles, Jun. 1996 : 62-68, 140-141.

                                    Iborra, Juan R. “James Ellroy.” Dominical [Spain], May 4 1997: 58-66. (Interview)

L.A. Noir (1997)

48   1     L.A. Noir, dust jacket proof, Mysterious Press, dust jacket, Arrow

48   2     L.A. Noir, reviews (7 articles)

                                    Mysterious Press. “L.A. Noir.” Jan. 30, 1998.

                                    Williams, Bob. “Latest book reviews.” The Beverley Guardian [England], Mar. 27 1998. (Review)

                                    Williams, Bob. “A testimony to love: Book Reviews.” Driffield P. . . [England], Mar. 27 1998. (Review)

                                    Koeppel, Fredric. “Books: The dark side.” Commercial Appeal, May 31, 1998.

                                    “Footnotes.” Denver Post, Jun. 7 1998.

                                    Blinkhorn, Lois. “About Books.” Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Jun. 14 1998.

                                    “Books.” The Austin Chronicle, Jun. 26 1998.

48   3  L.A. Noir, reviews (7 articles)

                                    Woog, Adam. “Scene of the Crime.” The Seattle Times, Jul. 12 1998.

                                    McGoogan, Ken. “Literary – Critic’s Pick.” Calgary Herald [Canada], Jul. 16 1998.

                                    Philadelphia Inquirer, Jul. 19 1998.

                                    “Book Review.” The Fresno Bee, Aug. 9 1998.

                                    Kelly, Ed. “Book Notes.” Buffalo News, Aug. 23 1998.

                                    Finkhouse, Joseph. “A world beyond hard-boiled.” Providence Sunday Journal, Aug. 23 1998.

                                    Cox, Clark. “Book is collection of three early tales from Ellroy.”, no date

48   4     L.A. Noir, legal agreement, publishing rights [Oct. 21 1997], Warner Books, Fax [Dec. 11 1997], Warner Books, catalog,
             Spring / Summer 1998, 2 copies

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Crime Wave (1999)

49   1     Crime Wave, part I—Unsolved, Body Dump, part 1, typescript

49   2     Crime Wave, part I—Unsolved, Body Dump, part 2, corrected typescript

49   3     Crime Wave, part I—Unsolved, Body Dump, part 2, corrected galleys

49   4     Crime Wave, part I—Unsolved, Glamour Jungle, notes manuscript, Bill Stoner

49   5     Crime Wave, part I—Unsolved, Glamour Jungle: typescript

49   6     Crime Wave, part II—Getchell, Hush-Hush, fiction, notes manuscript

49   7     Crime Wave, part II—Getchell, Hush-Hush, corrected notes manuscript, 1-32

49   8     Crime Wave, part II—Getchell, Hush-Hush, typescript, title, 1-35

49   9     Crime Wave, part II—Getchell, Hush-Hush, Galley proof

50   1     Crime Wave, part III—Contino, Hollywood Shakedown, photographs

50   2     Crime Wave, part III—Contino, Hollywood Shakedown, corrected manuscript, 1 – 62

50   3     Crime Wave, part III—Contino, Hollywood Shakedown, typescript (mastercopy), 1-70

50   4     Crime Wave, part III—Contino, Hollywood Shakedown, typescript (#2 copy), 1-70

50   5     Crime Wave, part III—Contino, Hollywood Shakedown, corrected typescript (#3 copy), 1-70

50   6     Crime Wave, part IV—L.A., Bad Boys in Tinseltown, galley

50   7     Crime Wave: part IV—L.A., Let’s Twist Again, background research, photos

50   8     Crime Wave, part IV—L.A., Cut-Rate Camelot (Let’s Twist Again), corrected typescript (master copy), 2-23

51   1     Crime Wave, Introduction, corrected typescript, “L.A.: Come on vacation; go home on probation.”, correc. manuscript, correc. typescript,
              “Most of my friends. . . .”, correc. manuscript

51   2-4  Crime Wave, setting typescript corrected, 1 – 261 (3 folders)

52   1-3  Crime Wave, author galley, 1 – 292 (3 folders)

52   4     Crime Wave, author corrected proof, book

52   5     Crime Wave, dust jacket, Vintage

52   6     Crime Wave, newspaper clippings, reviews

[The Cold Six Thousand] Blood’s A Rover (2001)

53   1     Blood’s A Rover [Cold Six Thousand], background research

53   2     Blood’s A Rover [Cold Six Thousand], preliminary notes, indicated by author, manuscript

53   3     Blood’s A Rover [Cold Six Thousand], outline, preliminary

The Cold Six Thousand (2001)

54   1     The Cold Six Thousand, background research, filing notes

54   2     The Cold Six Thousand, background research, legal, Workman vs. Bell

54   3-5  The Cold Six Thousand, background research, legal information (3 folders) (Box 1 of 2)

55   1-4  The Cold Six Thousand, background research, legal information (4 folders) (Box 2 of 2)

56   1     The Cold Six Thousand, background research, article selection, “The Mob.” By Sandy Smith

56   2     The Cold Six Thousand, background research, articles, “April Fool’s Day.”, “Test Fleet Taxi Case.”

56   3     The Cold Six Thousand, background research, chapter selections, “The Don The Fall.”

56   4     The Cold Six Thousand, background research, notes

56   5     The Cold Six Thousand, background research, notes, JFK assassination witnesses

56   6     The Cold Six Thousand, background research, boxing article

56   7     The Cold Six Thousand, background research, 1963 chronology of events, “The Man on the Grassy Knoll.”, fax – Jan. 28 1998

56   8     The Cold Six Thousand, background research, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department historical information

56   9     The Cold Six Thousand, background research, Hoffa – JFK Assassination information, map of Los Vegas, heroin information

57   1     The Cold Six Thousand, background research, “Let the Trumpet Sound.” By Stephen B. Oates

57   2     The Cold Six Thousand, background research, Vietnam

57   3     The Cold Six Thousand, background research, green notebook with Vegas notes

57   4     The Cold Six Thousand, background research, Bayard Rustin / Don Jordan

58   1     The Cold Six Thousand, background research, outline, Las Vegas history, Cuba during Johnson administration, Jack Ruby info., book chapter from
              The Politics of Heroin

58   2     The Cold Six Thousand, background research, Sonny Liston

58   3     The Cold Six Thousand, background research, Las Vegas Night Club Acts

58   4     The Cold Six Thousand, background research, update notes manuscript

58   5     The Cold Six Thousand, background research, book chapter, “What Follows?” from Bayard Rustin: Troubles I’ve Seen

58   6     The Cold Six Thousand, background research, characters 3rd pass manuscript, indicated by author

58   7     The Cold Six Thousand, background research, part 1 & 2 Outline manuscript, indicated by author

58   8     The Cold Six Thousand, background research, timeline 1963 manuscript, indicated by author

58   9     The Cold Six Thousand, background research, Jimmy Hoffa manuscript notes

58   10   The Cold Six Thousand, background research, plot / detail notes manuscript

58   11   The Cold Six Thousand, background research, initial notes, manuscript – Jan. 3 1998, indicated by author

58   12   The Cold Six Thousand, background research, JFK witness notes, manuscript

58   13   The Cold Six Thousand, background research, M.L.K. [Martin Luther King Jr.] notes, manuscript

58   14   The Cold Six Thousand, background research, Howard Hughes / Vegas information, manuscript & fax

58   15   The Cold Six Thousand, background research, Howard Hughes, corrected typescript

58   16   The Cold Six Thousand, background research, clippings, correspondence, photographs

59   1     The Cold Six Thousand, background research, typescripts – character information, Hoffa, Kennedy brothers, M. Monroe, P. Lawford,
              Sinatra / Kennedy file

59   2     The Cold Six Thousand, background research, corrected typescript (incomplete) outline, “American Tabloid.”

59   3     The Cold Six Thousand, background research, corrected typescript, history Vegas police department, Politics, Sonny Liston article

59   4     The Cold Six Thousand, background research, Mrs. Louise Springer murder

60   1     The Cold Six Thousand, background research, photocopied book, The Ten Thousand Day War by Michael Maclear

60   2     The Cold Six Thousand, background research, Vietnam, The Ten Thousand Day War by Michael Maclear, outline typescript with notes

60   3     The Cold Six Thousand, background research, book chapters, “Preference for the Status Quo.”, “Personal Diplomacy.”,
              “Chattanooga, Chicago, and the End of an Era.”, “No. 33-298 NE.”

60   4     The Cold Six Thousand, background research, “The Mob.” Life, Sep. 1 1967, photocopy

60   5     The Cold Six Thousand, background research, “Howard Hughes in Las Vegas.”, pp. 47 – 241, photocopy.

60   6     The Cold Six Thousand, background research, book chapters, 11-12, from Secrecy and Power, photocopy

61   1     The Cold Six Thousand, background research, Civil Rights and Vietnam information

61   2     The Cold Six Thousand, background research, photocopy of book chapters, 16-27, from Bobby Kennedy: The Making of a Folk Hero by
              Lester David and Irene David

61   3     The Cold Six Thousand, background research, photocopy of book chapters, 14-16, from, Howard Hughes: The Secret Life by Charles Higham

61   4     The Cold Six Thousand, background research, photocopy, book chapters, 1-10, 30, from, The Killing of Robert F. Kennedy by Dan E. Moldea

61   5     The Cold Six Thousand, background research, Jimmy Hoffa Chronology

61   6     The Cold Six Thousand, background research, J. Edgar Hoover Chronology

61   7     The Cold Six Thousand, background research, Howard Hughes Chronology

61   8     The Cold Six Thousand, background research, JFK Assassination witnesses

61   9     The Cold Six Thousand, background research, Sonny Liston, photocopy newspaper articles, 1960’s

61   10   The Cold Six Thousand, background research, Martin Luther King Jr. chronology, 1963 – 1968

61   11   The Cold Six Thousand, background research, Sirhan Bishara Sirhan

61   12   The Cold Six Thousand, background research, “[Orders to Kill]”, chapter selections

61   13   The Cold Six Thousand, background research, Civil Rights Movement Chronology, 1962 – 1968

61   14   The Cold Six Thousand, background research, Las Vegas Cabaret Bill, week of February 21, 1968

61   15   The Cold Six Thousand, background research, Las Vegas map

61   16   The Cold Six Thousand, background research, Las Vegas, Sheriff Office information

61   17   The Cold Six Thousand, background research, Vietnam information

61   18   The Cold Six Thousand, background research, South Vietnam’s heroin trade

61   19   The Cold Six Thousand, background research, correspondence, manuscript notes

62   1     The Cold Six Thousand, background research, book, Reasonable Doubt: An Investigation into the Assassination of John F. Kennedy by Henry Hurt

62   2     The Cold Six Thousand, background research, book, 85 Days: The Last Campaign of Robert Kennedy by Jules Witcover

63   1     The Cold Six Thousand, background research, book, The Man Who Knew too Much by Dick Russell

64   1     The Cold Six Thousand, background research, book, The Year the Dream Died: Revisting 1968 in America by Jules Witcover

64   2     The Cold Six Thousand, background research, book, Shadow Play: The murder of Robert F. Kennedy, the trial of Sirhan Sirhan, and the falure of
              American Justice by William Klaber and Philip H. Melanson

65   1     The Cold Six Thousand, background research, book, Bayard Rustin: Troubles I’ve Seen by Jervis Anderson

66   1     The Cold Six Thousand, outline typescript, “Volume IV of the Quintet Hopkins in Jeopardy.”, title page, 33-84

66   2-4  The Cold Six Thousand, corrected outline typescript, “Volume 2 of the Underworld, U.S.A. Trilogy.”, title page, 1 – 343 (3 folders)

67   1     The Cold Six Thousand, corrected manuscript notes, dramatis personae, indicated by author, other character notes

67   2     The Cold Six Thousand, photocopy corrected manuscript notes, dramatis personae, indicated by author, and afterword

67   3     The Cold Six Thousand, corrected manuscript, 10 – 141

67   4-5  The Cold Six Thousand, Part 5 corrected manuscript, 592 – 765 (2 folders)

68   1-3  The Cold Six Thousand, corrected manuscript, 1 – 301 (3 folders)

69   1     The Cold Six Thousand, photocopy corrected manuscript, front matter, 754 – 765

69   2-5  The Cold Six Thousand, photocopy corrected manuscript, 1 – 90 (pg. 34 fax), 247 – 591 (4 folders) (Box 1 of 2)

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70   1-2  The Cold Six Thousand, Part 5, photocopy corrected manuscript, 592 – 753, 703 – 753 (2 folders) (Box 2 of 2)

70   3     The Cold Six Thousand, photocopy corrected manuscript, 1 – 122

70   4     The Cold Six Thousand, corrected manuscript, “Dallas November ’63. . . .”

71   1-5  The Cold Six Thousand: Holograph, corrected manuscript, 1 – 591 (5 folders)

72   1     The Cold Six Thousand, corrected manuscript notes, [author of original notes unknown]

72   2     The Cold Six Thousand, typescript: 1 – 179, 438 – 453

72   3-5  The Cold Six Thousand, Part 1, corrected typescript, 1 – 290 (3 folders)

73   1-3  The Cold Six Thousand, corrected typescript, Part I, 1 – 178, 118 – 266 (3 folders)

73   4-6  The Cold Six Thousand, corrected typescript, Part I, correction pages, 1 – 221 (3 folders)

74   1     The Cold Six Thousand, corrected typescript, Parts I & II, 1 – 117

74   2     The Cold Six Thousand, corrected typescript, Part I, 1 – 106

74   3     The Cold Six Thousand, corrected typescript, Part I, 1 – 61

74   4     The Cold Six Thousand, corrected typescript, Part I, 1 – 61

74   5     The Cold Six Thousand, corrected typescript, 5 – 108

75   1-5  The Cold Six Thousand, corrected typescript, Parts III & IV, 465 – 1028 (5 folders)

76   1-2  The Cold Six Thousand, corrected typescript, Part V, 779 – 1031 (2 folders)

76   3-4  The Cold Six Thousand, corrected typescript, Part V, 779 – 897 (2 folders)

77   1-2  The Cold Six Thousand, corrected typescript, Part V, 779 – 930 (2 folders)

77   3-5  The Cold Six Thousand, corrected typescript, 1 – 353 (3 folders) (Box 1 of 2)

78   1-3  The Cold Six Thousand, corrected typescript, 354 – 629 (3 folders) (Box 2 of 2)

79   1-4  The Cold Six Thousand, corrected typescript, general notes, 1 – 464 (4 folders)

80   1-4  The Cold Six Thousand, corrected typescript, 1 – 464 (4 folders)

81   1-4  The Cold Six Thousand, corrected typescript, 1 – 46 4 (4 folders)

82   1-5  The Cold Six Thousand, corrected typescript, 1 – 979 (5 folders)

83   1-2  The Cold Six Thousand, corrected typescript, 1 – 185, 119 – 185 (2 folders)

83   3     The Cold Six Thousand, corrected typescript, 62 – 103, 105

83   4     The Cold Six Thousand, corrected typescript, 62 – 106

83   5     The Cold Six Thousand, corrected typescript, 92 – 104

84   1-4  The Cold Six Thousand, corrected typescript, 186 – 302 (4 folders)

85   1     The Cold Six Thousand, corrected typescript fax, 284 – 321

85   2-3  The Cold Six Thousand, corrected typescript, 291 – 436 (2 folders)

85   4     The Cold Six Thousand, corrected typescript, 292 – 379

85   5     The Cold Six Thousand, corrected typescript, 300 – 339

86   1     The Cold Six Thousand, corrected typescript, 380 – 436

86   2     The Cold Six Thousand, corrected typescript fax, 365 – 464

86   3     The Cold Six Thousand, corrected typescript, 412 – 427

86   4-5  The Cold Six Thousand, corrected typescript, 419 – 536 (2 folders)

87   1-3  The Cold Six Thousand, typescript, Part III, 465 – 779 (3 folders)

87   4-6  The Cold Six Thousand, corrected typescript, Part III, 465 – 779 (3 folders)

88   1-3  The Cold Six Thousand, typescript, Part III, 465 – 779 (3 folders)

88   4     The Cold Six Thousand, corrected typescript, 466 – 520

88   5     The Cold Six Thousand, corrected typescript, front page, 574 – 620

88   6-7  The Cold Six Thousand, corrected typescript, 621 – 779 (2 folders)

89   1-3  The Cold Six Thousand, corrected typescript, 630 – 964 (3 folders)

90   1-3  The Cold Six Thousand, corrected typescript, 639 – 980 (3 folders)

90   4-5  The Cold Six Thousand, corrected typescript, 639 – 877 (2 folders)

91   1     The Cold Six Thousand, corrected typescript (photocopy & fax), 702 – 779, 702 – 779

91   2-4  The Cold Six Thousand, corrected typescript (fax), 779 – 1028 (3 folders)

92   1-2  The Cold Six Thousand, typescript (notes, fax), 779 – 1031 (2 folders)

92   3     The Cold Six Thousand, typescript, 932 – 1031

92   4     The Cold Six Thousand, typescript variety, some correction

92   5     The Cold Six Thousand, typescript (fax), 1 – 54, missing pages

93   1     The Cold Six Thousand, corrected typescript (fax), 11 – 305 (missing pgs.)

93   2     The Cold Six Thousand, corrected typescript (fax), 242 – 259 (missing pages), 242 – 346, 285 – 322 (missing pages)

93   3     The Cold Six Thousand, corrected typescript (photocopy & fax), 323, pages not in numerical order

93   4     The Cold Six Thousand, corrected typescript (photocopy & fax), 397 – pages not in numerical order

94   1-2  The Cold Six Thousand: corrected typescript, 465 – pages not in numerical order, 522 – pages not in numerical order (2 folders)

94   3     The Cold Six Thousand, corrected typescript, 521 – pages not in numerical order

94   4     The Cold Six Thousand, corrected typescript, 521 (blue tabs) – pages not in numerical order

94   5     The Cold Six Thousand, corrected typescript, Part IV, 628 – 699 (some duplication)

95   1-2  The Cold Six Thousand, typescript (faxed), 781 – 900 (missing pages), 931 – 1030 (missing pages) (2 folders)

95   3-6  The Cold Six Thousand, setting copy, 1 – 462 (4 folders)

96   1-2  The Cold Six Thousand, setting copy, 463 – 638 (2 folders)

96   3-6  The Cold Six Thousand, foul author 1st Pass, corrected: 1 – 395 (4 folders) (Box 1 of 2)

97   1-3  The Cold Six Thousand, foul author 1st Pass, corrected, 396 – 728 (3 folders) (Box 2 of 2)

98   1-4  The Cold Six Thousand, foul author 2nd Pass, corrected, 1 – 395 (4 folders) (Box 1 of 2)

99   1-3  The Cold Six Thousand, foul author 2nd Pass, corrected, 396 – 679 (3 folders) (Box 2 of 2)

99   4     The Cold Six Thousand, publicity, GQ excerpt, boards

99   5     The Cold Six Thousand, filing envelopes

99   6     The Cold Six Thousand, dust jacket proofs, proof information, Vintage, Century

99   7     The Cold Six Thousand, various material, correspondence, maps, dust cover material, research notes

100   1     The Cold Six Thousand, publicity, newspaper clippings, mostly foreign (49 articles)

                                    “Mörderische Reise.” Eurocity [Foreign], Dec. / Jan. 2001.

                                    “Die 10 spannendsten Krimi – Neuerscheinungen.” Journal Frankfurt [Germany], [Jan. 21 2001].

                                    “buchnews.” TV Movie [Germany], [Jan. 22-23 2001.]

                                    “Bestseller: 20 Top-Tipps von der Buchmesse.” Tomorrow [Germany], [Jan. 24 2001]

                                    “james ellroy: Ein amerikanischer Albtraum.” Applaus [Germany], [Feb. 1 2001]

                                    “Der Geschichtskrimi.” Playboy [Germany], [Feb. 1 2001]

                                    McCarthy, Terry. “James Ellroy Confidential.” Time, May 21 2001: 89-90.

                                    Gray, Paul. “History as Gutter Journalism.” Time, May 21 2001: 90.

                                    Hoetzel, Holger. “Ich um é Kennedy um.” Focus [Foreign], Sep. 10 2001: 134, 136.

                                    [Simon, Jana.] “Ist Politik ein Verbrechen, Mister Ellroy?” Der Tagesspiegel [Germany], Sep. 12 2001. (interview)

                                    “James Ellroy und der amerikanische Albtraum.” Elmshorner Nachrichten [Germany], Sep. 27 2001.

                                    Feldhoff, Von Jürgen. “James Ellroys rabenschwarze 60er Jahre.” Lübecker Nachrichten [Germany], Sep. 27 2001.

                                    Kreitling, Von Holger. “Böse weiße Männer.” Die We[l]t [Foreign], Sep. 29 2001.

                                    “Ein amerikanischer Albtraum.” Tomorrow [Germany], Oct. 2001.

                                    “Ein Buch Mit Der Wucht . . .” Nö Nachrichten: St. Pöltner Zeitung, Oct.8 2001.

                                    Paterno, Von Wolfgang. “Schuss ins Herz.” [Perchtoldsdorf] [Foreign], Oct. 8 2001: 2-4.

                                    “Neue Bücher: Ein amerikanischer Alptraum.” Schweizer Illustrierte [Germany], Oct. 8 2001.

                                    Gerster, Michael. “Abrechnung mit dem Mythos USA.” Stuttgarter Nachrichten [Germany], Oct. 9 2001.

                                    “Das Rauschen im Bücherwald.” [B.Z.] [Germany], Oct. 10 2001.

                                    Juretzka, Von Jörg. “Mit der Brechstange.” Die ?eltwoche [Foreign], Oct. 11 2001.

                                    “Neue Büchertipps vom ‘U-Express.’” U-Express [Foreign], Oct. 12 2001.

                                    Burmeister, Von Thomas. “Ellroys spannender Albtraum.” Deister- und Weserzeitung [Germany], Oct. 13 2001.

                                    “Ellroys Albtraum: Knappe Sätze, dickes Buch.” Ludwigsburger Kreiszeitung [Germany], Oct. 16 2001.

                                    Burmeister, Von Thomas. “Nach Attentaten läuft Amerikas Politik auf Hochtouren.” Frankurter Neue Presse [Germany], Oct. 18 2001.

                                    Burmeister, Thomas. “Die spannendste Phase vor dem Fall.” Nordkurier [Germany], Oct. 20 2001.

                                    Burmeister, Thomas. “Kultautor widmet sich Kennedy-Mord.” Ruhr-Nachrichten Wittener Zeitung [Germany], Oct. 25 2001.

                                    “Sumpf unter den Füßen.” Metzinger-Uracher Volksblatt [Germany], Oct. 31 2001.

                                    Frömberg, Wolfgang. “Ein amerikanisches Albtraum.” Spex – Magazin [Germany], Nov. 2001.

                                    c.g. “Ein amerikanischer Albtraum.” Subway [Foreign], Nov. 2001.

                                    “Apokalypse in Amerika.” Telemo[u]at [Germany], Nov. 2001.

                                    Albers, Von Volker. “Der Prophet des Verfalls.” Hamburger Abendblatt: Wochenend-Journal [Germany], Nov. 3-4 2001.

                                    Mcb. “Höllen – Tour durch die 60er.” Muncher Merkur [Foreign], Nov. 3 2001.

                                    Kreitling, Von Holger. “Lügen, Verrat, Intrigen.” , “Diese Sprache ist in meinem Kopf.” , “Watergate war nur die Kirsche auf der Torte.”
                                    Netzeitung.DE [Germany], Nov. 5 2001. (website)

                                    Münzberger, Von Martin. “Bumm, um: Sprache als Abbild von Gewalt.” Wilhelmshavener Zeitung [Germany], Nov. 10 2001.

                                    “James Ellroy: Ein amerikanischer Albtraum.” Chemnitzer Morgenpost [Foreign], Nov. 12 2001.

                                    “Ein amerikanischer Albtraum.” Dresdn[o] Moigenpost [Germany], Nov. 12 2001.

                                    HK. “Black is beautiful?: James Ellroys Schwarzbücher aus den 60er Jahren.” Blitz Leipzig [Germany], Nov. 15 2001.

                                    Wilmes, Von Hartmut. “Billard mit der Mafia gespielt.” Kölnische Rundschau [Germany], Nov. 15 2001.

                                    Bec. “Bestseller.” Neue Luzerner Zeitung [Germany], Nov. 20 2001: 50.

                                    Mb. “Rabiat und rabenschwarz.” O? Nach[n]chten [Foreign], Nov. 26 2001.

                                    Mcb. “Höllen-Tour durch die 60er Jahre.” Altenaer Kreisblatt [Germany], Nov. 28 2001.

                                    Hauser, Andreas. “Apokalypse pur.” Echo [Austria], Dec. 2001: [12].

                                    Kunze, Rolf-Ulrich. “James Ellroy: Ein amerikanischer Albtraum.” Stadtblatt (Nr.275) [Foreign], Dec. 2001.

                                    Raab, Helmut. “James Ellroy: Wilde Jahre.” Frankenpost [Foreign], Dec. 3 2001.

                                    Albers, Volker. “Orgie der Macht.” N?mberger Nachrichten, Dec. 8 2001.

                                    Raab, Helmut. “James Ellroy: Wilde Jahre.” Frankenpost, Ausgabe Hof [Germany], Dec. 17 2001.

                                    “Ein amerikanischer Albtraum.” Max [Germany], Dec. 17 2001.

                                    Prellberg, Von Michael. “Amerikas apokalyptische Reiter.” Financial Times Deutschland [Germany], Dec. 12 2001.

                                    Seeberg, Matthias. “James Ellroy: Ein amerikanischer Albtraum.” [??????t:] Potiti? & Kutt?? (A), Jan. 2002.

100   2     The Cold Six Thousand, publicity, excerpt, GQ, Apr. 2001, pg. 240

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The Confessions of Bugsy Siegel (Unpublished)

100   3-6  The Confessions of Bugsy Siegel, unpublished typescript: 1 – 398, outline (4 folders)

[Unidentified fragments]

100   7     Revision notes, corrected manuscript, 11 pages

Non-fiction, book

My Dark Places (1996)

101   1     My Dark Places, family information, manuscript & manuscript photocopy, Feb. 5 1997 & no date

101   2-3  My Dark Places, background research, death registration information GHE, coroner information, Geneva Hilliker Ellroy, and Bobbie Long (2 folders)

101   4     My Dark Places, background research, historical information

101   5     My Dark Places, background research, various information, correspondence, research material, police patch (Cross Plains)

102   1-6  My Dark Places, background research, interview notes, C[a]uall[en]o, T[edn]ow, 1st investigatory trip, Whittaker, Wi[n]e, and Lawton (6 folders)

102   7     My Dark Places, background research, legal documents

102   8-10  My Dark Places, background research, newspaper articles (3 folders) (Box 1 of 2)

103   1-3  My Dark Places, background research, newspaper articles (3 folders) (Box 2 of 2)

103   4     My Dark Places, background research, police reports (1 folder) (Box 1 of 2)

104   1     My Dark Places, background research, police reports (1 folder) (Box 2 of 2)

104   2     My Dark Places, manuscript corrected notes

104   3     My Dark Places, notes [many not Ellroy]

104   4-5  My Dark Places, background research, file notes, Ellroy, and Long (2 folders)

105   1-10  My Dark Places, background research, update notes, Pa[r]ga, Bill Stoner, Yarborough, computer runs of witnesses, spatial memories. . .[M]aple St. house,
                 paper search. . .Whittaker, Kryc[k] is / Ca[m]a[n]ell[a],  Vickens (interview), Manga[n]iello, Dun, and Out[l]aw (interviews), T[u]bioco (interview) (10 folders)

105   11   My Dark Places, outline, typescript, 1 – 35

105   12   My Dark Places, outline, corrected typescript, 1 – 35

105   13-14  My Dark Places, corrected manuscript draft, 1 – 236 (2 folders) (Box 1 of 2)

106   1-2  My Dark Places, corrected manuscript draft, 237 – 464 (2 folders) (Box 2 of 2)

106   3-4  My Dark Places, corrected manuscript, photocopy, 1 – 236 (2 folders) (Box 1 of 2)

107   1-2  My Dark Places, corrected manuscript, photocopy, 237 – 439, 462 - 464 (2 folders) (Box 2 of 2)

107   3     My Dark Places, corrected typescript, part A, 1 – 92

107   4     My Dark Places, typescript (master copy), 1 – 118 (1 folder) (Box 1 of 2)

108   1-3  My Dark Places, typescript (master copy), 119 – 454 (3 folders) (Box 2 of 2)

109   1-4  My Dark Places, corrected typescript, 1 – 454 (4 folders)

109   5     My Dark Places, typeset pages

110   1-4  My Dark Places, setting typescript, 1 – 454 (4 folders)

111   1-3  My Dark Places, corrected foul setting copy, 1 – 256 (3 folders)

111   4-7  My Dark Places, foul master 1st pass, 1 – 454 (4 folders)

112   1-3  My Dark Places, corrected foul copy author’s 1st pass, 1 – 360 (3 folders)

112   4-6  My Dark Places, 2nd pass, 1 – 360 (3 folders)

113   1-3  My Dark Places, corrected foul copy author’s 2nd pass, 1 – 360 (3 folders)

113   4-5  My Dark Places, blues (2 folders)

114   1     My Dark Places, dust jacket proofs, Century, Knopf, Random House

114   2     My Dark Places, preview, Qualiteria, 157

114   3     My Dark Places, publicity, sample pages, Vintage

114   4     My Dark Places, publicity, book option

114   5     My Dark Places, publicity, book tour information, London, 9 – 19 Feb. [1995]

114   6     My Dark Places, publicity, large foldout information cards

114   7     My Dark Places, publicity, El Monte Police Department correspondence with police patches, thank you letter

115   1     My Dark Places, publicity, catalog, Century, Knopf

115   2     My Dark Places, publicity, large double sided information cards, Century

115   3     My Dark Places, publicity, article, Publishers Weekly, 2 copies

115   4     My Dark Places, publicity, articles, various print media, newspaper, magazine

116   1-2  My Dark Places, publicity, press clippings, 1992 – 1997, n.d. (2 folders)

116   3     My Dark Places, publicity, press clippings, 1996 – 1997

117   1-2  My Dark Places, publicity, press clippings, 1996 – 1998 (2 folders)

118   1     My Dark Places, publicity, French press clippings, 1997

118   2-4  My Dark Places, publicity, promotional reviews, 1996 – 1997 (3 folders)

119   1     My Dark Places, publicity, reviews (3 articles)

                                    GQ [England], Jan. 1996. (Book review)

                                    Kiger, Patrick J. “A Story Without An Ending.” Orange Coast, Jan. 1996: 58-66.

                                    Keens, Leta. “Stranger Than Fiction.” Who, Feb. 26 1996: 56-58.

119   2     My Dark Places, publicity, reviews (3 articles)

                                    Random House Publishing Group. “Century – Hutchinson – Business Books – Legend – Audio” Jul. 1996 – Jan. 1997: 20. (Catalog)

                                    Crime Times, Autumn 1996: 1-5. (Book review)

                                    Knopf catalog, Fall 1996, pg. 57

119   3     My Dark Places, publicity, reviews (3 articles)

                                    Great Lakes Booksellers Association. “1996 Trade Show.” Great Lakes Booksellers Association, Sep. 20-22 1996: 45.

                                    Kaplan, Michael. “Mama’s Boy.” Los Angeles, Nov. 1996: 114-120.

                                    Homes, A.M. “Mother’s Boy?” Harper’s Bazaar, Nov. 1996: 180.

119   4     My Dark Places, publicity, reviews (3 articles)

                                    Kirn, Walter. “A Writer’s Hardboiling.” New York, Nov. 4 1996: 85-86.

                                    Jones, Malcolm Jr. “Tracking Mommy.” Newsweek, Nov. 11 1996: 79.

                                    DeHaven, Tom. “Blood Relative.” Entertainment Weekly, Nov. 15 1996: 63-64.

120   1     My Dark Places, publicity, reviews (3 articles)

                                    Fuidge, Jeff. “Life, Death in the Dark.” Bristol Observer (Keynsham) and (Northwest) [England], Nov. 22 1996: 49.

                                    Hubbard, Kim and Stanley Young. “Telltale Heart.” People, Nov. 25 1996: 93-94.

                                    Gray, Paul. “A Death in the Writer’s Family.” Time, Nov. 25 1996: 115-116.

120   2     My Dark Places, publicity, reviews (3 articles)

                                    New York Times, Nov. 26 1996.

                                    Lewis, Paul. Swansea South Wales Evening Post [Great Britain], Nov. 27 1996: 29. (Book review)

                                    Young, Gordon. “Dark side to the fore.” Jersey Evening Post [England], Nov. 28 1996. (Book review)

120   3     My Dark Places, publicity, reviews (3 articles)

                                    Rice, Gary. Central Birmingham Whats On [England], Nov. 30 1996: 37. (Book review)

                                    Brandt, Anthony. “Story of His Life.” Men’s Journal, Dec. 1996/ Jan. 1997: 48.

                                    Morris, Philippa. The Village Magazine [England], Dec. 1996/Jan. 1997: 12-13.

120   4     My Dark Places, publicity, reviews (3 articles)

                                    Gannett News Service. “Author’s latest book is memorial to mother.” North Hills News Record, Dec. 2 1996. (Book review)

                                    Behe, Rege. “Mother’s death liberates aouthor ---- twice.” Tribune – Review, Dec. 3 1996. (Book review)

                                    Swindle, Howard. “Tell-all’s a raw tale of raw life.” Dallas Morning News, Dec. 15 1996: 8J-9J. (Book review):

120   5     My Dark Places, publicity, reviews (3 articles)

                                    Radish, Kris. “A mother, her killer tracked in ‘Dark Places’.” Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Dec. 22 1996. (Book review)

                                    Bellafante, Ginia, et al. “The Best of 1996.” Time, Dec. 23 1996: 86.

                                    Book of the Month Club: Views, Jan. 1997: 11. (Book review)

120   6     My Dark Places, publicity, reviews (3 articles)

                                    Miller, Lowri A. “Spotlight: The Year’s Best Books.” Options [England], Jan. 1997: 130. (Book review)

                                    Grant, Steve. Time Out [England], Jan. 1-8 1997: 54.(Book review)

                                    Coward, Mat. “Burglar’s Roots.” Tribune: arts / focus [England], Aug. 1 1997. (Review)

120   7     My Dark Places, publicity, reviews (3 articles)

                                    Williams, Bob. “World of Books.” Bridlington Gazette & Her[ald] [England], Aug. 5 1997.

                                    Williams, Bob. “Bookworm” Driffield P[?]. . . [England], Aug. 8 1997.

                                    Hesse, Reinhard. “Danke, Mutter.” Süddeutsche Zeitung [Germany], Aug. 22 1997: 17-21. (Interview)

120   8     My Dark Places, publicity, reviews (3 articles)

                                    “Leselust: Bucmesse 1997.” ??? [Foreign], Oct. 1997.

                                    “Als James Ellroy . . .” M[?][kisdo] [Ga?kt] [Foreign], Oct. 1 1997.

                                    Schneider, D. “Die Rothaarige.” Ostdeubda Ruu[df][uu]e B[r]aud[????]g [Germany], Oct. 2 1997.

120   9     My Dark Places, publicity, reviews (5 articles)

                                    Baker, Jeff. “Ellroy’s hep-cat swagger delivers up private demons.” Oregonian – pdx life – readings & writings, Oct. 10 1997.

                                    Pusch, Helmut. “Was wirklich geschah.” Südwest Presse [Germany], Oct. 10 1997.

                                    Boedecker, Von S. “Tote Frauen zuhauf.” Hannover[?]fche Allgemeine [Germany], Oct. 15 1997. (Review)

                                    Maurer, Von M. “Ein Blick in die scheußliche Realitz.” Weue[?] Zeituug: Bücher [Foreign], Oct. 17 1997. (Review)

                                    Fuchs, Von M. “Wo die Liebe begraben ist.” Berliner Morgenpost [Germany], Oct. 19 1997.

120   10   My Dark Places, publicity, reviews (7 articles)

                                    “Die Rothaarige.” Für Sie [Germany], Oct. 22 1997: 262. (Review)

                                    Mischke, R. “Reise in die Vergangenheit.” Osttüringer Zeitung [Germany], Oct. 25 1997.

                                    Klingenmaier, Thomas. “Er öffnet gnadenlos die” Sonnta[g] Aktuell [Foreign], Oct. 26 1997.

                                    Hansen, Per. “Biographie” B[?]eme[s] [Foreign], Nov. 1997. (Review)

                                    “Die Rothaarige.” Hauau[s] S[?]adtzeituug [Foreign], Nov. 1997. (Review)

                                    C.G. “Die Rothaarige” Subway [Foreign], Nov. 1997. (Review)

                                    Van Bebber, Von W. “Obsessionen: James Ellroy auf der Suche nach dem Mörder seiner Mutter.” Der Tages Spiegel [Germany], Nov. 2 1997. (Review)

120   11   My Dark Places, publicity, reviews (5 articles)

                                    S.G. “Selbstexorzistische Reise in die Vergangenheit.” [?]osla[???]e [?]eit[e]u[i]g [Foreign], Nov. 4 1997.

                                    Gallasch, Walter. “Bücher – Schau.” [?]w[?][?]ogo [?]a[d][???]teu [Foreign], Nov. 8 – 9 1997.

                                    Buß, Christian. “Ödipaler Rausch.” Kulturtaz hamburg. Montag [Germany], Nov. 24 1997: 23.

                                    “Die Rothaarige.” [?]uldur [?]aga[?]iu [?]aa[?][b][?]?deeu [Foreign], Dec. 1997. (Review)

                                    “Die Rothaarige.” S[???????] Kult[???]aja[z] [Foreign], Dec. 1997. (Review)

120   12   My Dark Places, publicity, reviews (4 articles)

                                    Hill, Annette. Sa[m]t[r]i[n] – Rochampton Institute: London [England], Dec. 3 1997.

                                    Falconi, Jose Luis. “Me llamen el Rey.” El Comercio: Somos [Peru], Jul. 10 1999: 38-41.

                                    “My Dark Places.” [No title] n.d. (Advertisement)

                                    “My Dark Places.” [No title] n.d.(Advertisement: recommendation statements)

121   1     My Dark Places, correspondence, 1926, Jun. 23 1958, Mar. 12 1996 – Nov. 27 1997, n.y., n.d.

121   2     My Dark Places, correspondence, photographs

121   3-4  My Dark Places, audio script, typescript, 1 – 156 (2 folders)

122   1-2  My Dark Places, revised audio script, corrected typescript, 1 – 155B (2 folders)

Man on the Grassy Knoll

122   3-5  Man on the Grassy Knoll: The Secret Assassin of JFK?, by John R. Craig and Philip A. Rogers, typescript (reviewed by Ellroy?), 1 – 347 (3 folders)

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Series 4: Short Stories

123   1     Gravy Train, The Armchair Detective, Winter 1990 Volume 23 Number 1, pg. 82.

123   2     Hollywood Shakedown, corrected manuscript, correc. manuscript photocopy, second page proof, legal agreement

123   3-4  Hollywood Shakedown (part 1), GQ, Nov. 1997, pg. 424, 2 copies, 2nd one in plastic (2 folders)

123   5     Hollywood Shakedown (part 2), GQ, Dec. 1997, pg. 156

124   1     [Generations of Freaks], unpublished corrected typescript Fax, Jun. 1 1998, correc. manuscript, 1 – 6

124   2     Hush-Hush, corrected outline manuscript, correc. outline manuscript photocopy

124   3     Hush-Hush, GQ, Sep. 1998, pg. 256

124   4     [PW Piece], corrected manuscript, 1999, 1 – 4

124   5     GQ, Mar. 1999 (In plastic)

124   6     Tijuana, Mon Amour, background research, corrected manuscript, 1999, 1 – 42, correc. typescript, 1 – 60

125   1     1957, typescript, 1 – 3, corrected manuscript, 1 – 3, GQ, Dec. 1999

125   2     Balls to the Wall, corrected typescript fax, correc. manuscript

125   3     The Trouble I cause, corrected typescript fax, correc. manuscript, typescript and First proof, GQ, Mar. 2000, pg 232

125   4     [We want the goods], corrected typescript fax, correc. manuscript, GQ, Mar. 2000

125   5     Grave Doubt, letter of introduction, Nov. 17 1999, corrected manuscript, correc. typescript

125   6     Grave Doubt, corrected typescript faxes, final proof, GQ, Jun. 2000

125   7     Crime Map, galley and typescript

125   8     I’ve Got the Goods, typescript and first proof GQ, Mar. 2000

126   1     Beaver Man [My Life as a Creep], typescript with notes, corrected original outline manuscript, first proof, GQ, Oct. 2000

126   2     The Father, the Son and Bubba’s Ghost, corrected manuscript, correc. manuscript photocopy, [Circle Jerk] correc. typescript, correc. typescript, correc. typescript fax, first proof,
                GQ, Nov. 2000

126   3     Stay Clean (“Lifted from ‘Killer on the Road’ by James Ellroy”), Mitch Brian, typescript

126   4     Mondo Cane, typescript with notes: GQ [Italy]

126   5     Story from USA Weekend contest, corrected manuscript, n.d.

126   6     No title, corrected manuscript, n.d.

126   7     No title, corrected outline manuscript, n.d.

Series 5: Screenplays & Teleplays

127   1     Mini-series outline, “Dark City.”

127   2-3  T.V. series script, revised draft (May 26 1995), double pink draft (Jun. 3 1996), “King of the Volcano.”, participating writer, Ellroy (2 folders)

128   1     Plague Season, typescript and typescript fax (Sep. 19 1995)

128   2-3  Plague Season, corrected manuscript, 1 – 153 (2 folders)

128   4     Plague Season, screenplay revised draft, typescript

128   5     Plague Season, screenplay outline, corrected typescript, 1 – 105

128   6     Plague Season, corrected manuscript (shrink wrapped)

129   1     Plague Season, screenplay outline plus studio notes

129   2     Plague Season, screenplay outline with manuscript notes

129   3     Plague Season, screenplay outline, typescript

129   4     Plague Season, screenplay draft 3, typescript plus faxed notes

130   1     The Night Watchman, film, corrected outline manuscript

130   2     The Night Watchman, film script, corrected outline typescript

130   3     The Night Watchman, film script, corrected outline manuscript

130   4     The Night Watchman, film script, corrected manuscript with correc. typescript

131   1     The Night Watchman, corrected manuscript and typescript, photocopy, 1 – 125d

131   2     The Night Watchman, corrected manuscript, 1 – 68

131   3     The Night Watchman, corrected manuscript photocopy plus correc. manuscript addition

131   4     The Night Watchman, corrected typescript fax

131   5     The Night Watchman, outline commentary and notes

132   1     The Night Watchman, screenplay, original draft

132   2     The Night Watchman, screenplay, corrected typescript

132   3     The Night Watchman, screenplay, corrected typescript (partial)

133   1     The Night Watchman, screenplay, corrected typescript, 1st draft, Jun. 23 1997

133   2     The Night Watchman, screenplay, corrected typescript, 2nd draft, Jun. 23 1997

133   3     The Night Watchman, screenplay correction notes

133   4     The Night Watchman: screenplay, corrected typescript, 2nd draft, Sep. 2 1997, studio notes, Sep. 8 1997

133   5     The Night Watchman, screenplay, typescript photocopy, Sep. 2 1997

133   6     The Night Watchman, film script: typescript, 3rd draft, Apr. 28 1999

134   1     Inferno, typescript outline

134   2     Inferno, typescript revised, Jan. 11 1999

134   3     Inferno, corrected typescript, manuscript, and typescript fax, Jan. 24 1999

134   4     “Inferno” by John Pogue based on a treatment by James Ellroy, screenplay, typescript

135   1     Bad Dog, ideas, notes, sketches

135   2     77, newspaper clipping, corrected manuscript: 1 – 45

135   3     77, corrected and flagged typescript, typescript faxed

135   4     Sheriff’s Homicide, T.V. Series, original proposal corrected manuscript

135   5     Sheriff’s Homicide, T.V. Series, story ideas: typescript with notes

135   6     Sheriff’s Homicide, T.V. Series, legal agreements, fax

135   7     Sheriff’s Homicide, T.V. Series, research

135   8     Sheriff’s Homicide, T.V. Series, episode drafts

135   9     Sheriff’s Homicide, T.V. Series, pilot typescript

136   1     Sheriff’s Homicide, T.V. Series, Paramount information cards

136   2     “Detour: A Hollywood Story.” By Mitch Brian, story adaptation by James Ellroy and Mitch Brian, based on the book by Cheryl Crane, registration certificate

136   3     The Union Station Massacre, miniseries, treatment by Mitch Brian and Robert Unger, executive producer, James Ellroy, typescript

136   4     White Heat, screenplay manuscript, 1 – 113, 1 – 113

136   5     White Heat, screenplay draft, corrected typescript, fax, Feb. 23 2001

137   1     White Heat, screenplay draft, typescript (very few corrections), fax, Feb. 25 2001

137   2     White Heat, notes, fax, Nov. 13 2001

137   3     White Heat, screenplay draft, corrected and flagged typescript, fax, Jan. 11 2002

137   4     White Heat, information, Jan. 15 2002 (typescript), Apr. 15 2002 (fax), Jul. 17 2002 (typescript)

137   5     White Heat, memos, no date

137   6     White Heat, screenplay draft, corrected typescript

137   7     White Heat, screenplay draft, typescript, no date

137   8     White Heat, screenplay draft, typescript, no date

Series 6: Non fiction Journalism

138   1     Against All Odds, by Helen Knode, Movieline, Jun. 1991, pg. 50

138   2     “The King of Made-for-video.” Movieline, Aug. 1991, 44-48, 84.

138   3     “Out of the Past.” GQ, Nov. 1993, 258-263.

138   4     “My Mother’s Killer.” GQ, Aug. 1994, 144-149.

138   5     “Sex, Glitz and Greed the Seduction of O. J. Simpson.” GQ, Dec. 1994, 214-217, 267.

139   1     “My Mother’s Killer.” HQ, Jan. – Feb. 1995, 116-121 (photocopy)

139   2     GQ [England], Feb. 1995

                                    “Hard Words.” (Interview) by John Williams, pg. 26.

                                    “My Mother’s Killer.”, pgs. 94-99.

139   3     GQ [England], Feb. 1995 (Attached book—The Big Nowhere, wrapped in plastic)

139   4     “Le Noir qui voulait être Blanc.” Vogue Hommes, [France] Fév. 1995, 86-90.

139   5     “The Tooth of Crime.” GQ, July 1995, 90-97.

140   1     “Bad Boys in Tinseltown.” GQ, Oct. 1997, 256-263.

140   2     “Kansas City Konfidential.”, Jul. 21 1997, typescript & notes

141   3     Sam Fuller, memorial tribute

140   4     “Body Dumps.” GQ, Mar. 1998, 262-271, 312-314.

140   5     “Body Dumps II.” GQ, Apr. 1998, 240-247, 269-272.

141   1     “Let’s Twist Again.” GQ, Nov. 1998, 466-476.

141   2     Dashiell Hammett / Amazon.com, typescript with notes, “Hammett the Great: James Ellroy’s Ode to a Master.” Amazon.com, Sep. 7 1999.(accessed Sep. 7 1999 at 11:07am)

141   3     “Io, delinquette.” Sergio Claudio Perroni, trans. GQ [Foreign], Febraio 2000, 84-89.

141   4     “L.A. Obsession.” Sergio Claudio Perroni, trans. GQ [Foreign], Marzo 2000, 180-190.

141   5     Contentville E-book, Sep. 24, 2000

141   6     Milo Obitituary, Oct. 12, 2000

141   7     Bill O’Reilly (Truthseeker), typescript, corrected typescript, correc. typescript fax, notes

142   1     Puzzle Cube, corrected manuscript, correc. typescript

142   2     The Short Story, typescript, Jan. 1 2002

142   3     Little Sleazer and the mail-sex mama, notes, corrected manuscript, correc. typescript, typescript

142   4     “Little Sleazer.” GQ, Mar. 2002, 310-315

142   5     The D.A. (Steve Cooley), notes, corrected manuscript, correc. typescripts, typescript, “The D.A.” GQ, Jul. 2002, 126-131, 158-160

142   6     Where I Get My Weird Shit, typescript with notes, “My Weird Shit.” GQ, Sep. 2002 (2nd proof)

142   7     “A Fool for Love.” by Helen Knode, typescript rough draft, n.d.

142   8     [On 9-11], corrected manuscript, n.d.

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Series 7: About James Ellroy

General Articles

143   1     Meeks, Fleming. “James Ellroy.” Publishers Weekly, Jun. 15 1990: 53-54 (Interview)
               Davidson, Bill. “The Big Sleaze.” Los Angeles, Aug. 1992: 72-78
               Details, Oct. 1992. (It is in plastic wrap.)

143   2     Gilmore, Mikal. “A Life in Crime.” Men’s Journal, Nov.-Dec. 1992: 164-171
               Ellis, Bret E. “Von Frauen besessen.” Vogue (Deutsch) [Germany], Apr. 1993: 223-228. (Interview)

143   3     Hiaasen, Carl. “Das Auge des Hurrikans.” Männer Vogue [Germany], Oct. 1993: 132-135
               “Krieg und Frieden.” Braut Vogue [Germany], Winter 1993-1994: 100.

143   4     Rydberg, Carina. “En Vit Ond Man.” Månads Journalen [Sweden], Jul. 1994: 50-54
               Robert, Richard. “Briseur ? histoire.” Les Inrockuptibles [France], Mai. 3-9 1995: 34-37.

144   1     Silet, Charles L.P. “Mad-Dog and Glory: A Conversation with James Ellroy.” The Armchair Detective, Summer 1995: 236-244. (Interview)
               Rose, Alison, et al. “The Talk of the Town.” The New Yorker, Jul. 3 1995: 56.

144   2     Knode, Helen. “Je Craque Pour L’Amore.” Ecrivacn, Ete 1996: 8-20. (Interview)
               Thomas, Kevin. “Screening room: Lesbian Comedy at Nuart, Chinese Gems at UCLA.” Los Angeles Times, Jul. 22 1996: F6.

144   3     White, Carolyn. “Shortlist: Good Books, Bad Books, Good Bad Books.” Mirabella, Nov. - Dec. 1996: 50
               “James Ellroy: A Dog’s Life.” CT [England], Jan. 1997: 6-9.

144   4     Sullivan, Chris. “Bleekers Digest.” Loaded [England], Jan. 1997: 81-83
               Robert, Richard. “Cherchez la Femme.” Les Inrockuptibles [France], Mar. 12-18 1997: 19-23.

144   5     Quinn, Patrick. “Every Dog has His Day.” Kansas City, Aug. 1997: 38-41, 57
               Taylor, Art. “James Ellroy: America’s Most Daring Novelist?” Spectator, Oct. 2 1997: 6.

144   6     Wellershoff, Von M. “Mordsache Z-483-362.” Der Spiegel [Germany], Nov. 8 1997: 106-110
               Manly, L[o]rne. “The new Esquire man pops his GQ mentor.” The New York Observer, Jan. 12 1998: [5]-6, 12.

144   7     [note, this is one sheet of paper with many small articles on it.]
               “James Ellroy: Demon Dog of American Crime Fiction. By Reinhard Jud.” Film Forum 1, Feb. - Jun. 1998. (Movie Review)
               “James Ellroy” Daily News, Feb. 26 1998
               Adams, Thelma. “James Ellroy.” New York Post, Mar. 2 1998
               Pasternack, Joe H. “Thriller für starke Nerven.” NY Staatszeitz, Mar. 5 1998
               “Also opening: ‘James Ellroy: Demon Dog of American Crime Fiction.’” Time Out New York, Mar. 19-26 1998
               Heiman, J.D. “Calendar: ‘James Ellroy: Demon Dog of American Crime Fiction.’” Daily News, Mar. 22 1998
               “Opening this Week: ‘James Ellroy: Demon Dog of American Crime Fiction.’” The New York Times, Mar. 22 1998
               “James Ellroy: Demon Dog of American Crime Fiction.” New York, Mar. 30 1998
               “James Ellroy: Demon Dog of American Crime Fiction.” The New Yorker, Mar. 30 1998. (Movie Reviews)

144   8     Christy, George. “The Great Life.” The Hollywood Reporter, Mar. 1998: 27
               Posnanski, Joe. “Robertson knows how people talk.” The Kansas City Star: Sports Daily, Mar. 13 1998: D-1, D-4.

144   9     Fessier, Bruce. “Living: Accordion great on the upswing.” The Desert Sun, Mar. 17 1998
               Kehr, Dave. “James Ellroy: Demon Dog of American Crime Fiction.” Daily News, Mar. 25 1998
               Atkinson, Michael. “James Ellroy: Demon Dog of American Crime Fiction.” Village Voice, Mar. 31 1998. (Movie Reviews)

144   10   Anderson, John. “‘Ellroy’: A Closer Look at the Prince of Pulp.’” Newsday, Mar. 25 1998. (Movie Review)
               Adams, Thelma. “The ‘Confidential’ life of L.A.’s James Ellroy” New York Post, Mar. 25 1998. (Movie Review)
               Seitz, Matt Z. “‘James Ellroy: Demon Dog of American Crime Fiction’ directed by Reinhard Jud.’” New York Press, Mar. 25-31 1998. (Movie Review)

144   11   Maslin, Janet. “James Ellroy Prowls His Inner L.A.” The New York Times, Mar. 25 1998. (Movie Review)
               Johnston, Andrew. “James Ellroy: Demon Dog of American Crime Fiction.” Time Out New York, Mar. 26 – Apr. 2 1998
               Whitty, Stephen. “James Ellroy: Demon Dog of American Crime Fiction.” The Star-Ledger, Mar. 27 1998. (Movie Reviews)

144   12   “Ellroy, James.” Current Biography, Apr. 1998: 15-18
               Elias, Justine. “Behind the scenes: James Ellroy.” US Magazine, May 1998: 34. (Interview)

145   1     Janssens, Benjamin. “L’homme dans l’ombre: James Ellroy.” Video [France], Mai 7 1998: 62-63
               The James Ellroy Archive at the University of South Carolina, Nov. 2 1999
               Cogan, David. “Offbeat: Gamecock Confidential.” L.A. Weekly, Dec. 10 1999
               Meudal, Gérard. “Œuvre au noir.” Le Monde Télév [France], Fév. 28 2000.
               (Revue de presse: James Ellroy ; Un film de Benoit Cohen ; Ecrit par François Guérif : “Un siècle ?écrivains”)
               Granon, François. “Un siècle ?écrivains.” Télérama (Nº 2616) [France], Mar. 1 2000: 101.
               (Revue de presse: James Ellroy ; Un film de Benoit Cohen ; Ecrit par François Guérif : “Un siècle ?écrivains”)

145   2     de VIRIEU, Hélène. “Qui a peur de James Ellroy?” France Soir [France], Mar. 4 2000.
               (Revue de presse: James Ellroy ; Un film de Benoit Cohen ; Ecrit par François Guérif : “Un siècle ?écrivains”)
               Halphen, Ludovic. “Ellroy, le cauchemar américain.” Tele Cable Satellite [semaine] [France], Mar. 4 & 10 2000:14.
               (Revue de presse: James Ellroy ; Un film de Benoit Cohen ; Ecrit par François Guérif : “Un siècle ?écrivains”)
               Rousseau, Nita. “Ellroy confidentiel.” TéléObs [France], Mar. 4 [2000]: 11.
               (Revue de presse: James Ellroy ; Un film de Benoit Cohen ; Ecrit par François Guérif : “Un siècle ?écrivains”)

145   3     Corty, Bruno. “Ellroy, au nom de la mere.” Le Figaro [France], Mar. 5 2000.
               (Revue de presse: James Ellroy ; Un film de Benoit Cohen ; Ecrit par François Guérif : “Un siècle ?écrivains”)
               Rostain, Sophie. “Ellroy, au pays de ?ange noir.” Liberation [France], Mar. 5 2000.
               (Revue de presse: James Ellroy ; Un film de Benoit Cohen ; Ecrit par François Guérif : “Un siècle ?écrivains”)
               Bonnaud, Frédéric. “froid comme la mort.” Les Inrockuptibles, Mar. 14-20 2001.

145   4     Libiot, ?Eric. “? ENTRE: James Ellroy.” ? EXPRESS [France], Mar. 15 2001
               Ferniot, Christine. “Hanté par le meurtre de samère.” VSD [France], Mar. 15 2001
               Shindler, Dorman T. “Good Dog.” Book, May / Jun. 2001: 48-51.

145   5     Fallent, Andrea & Hans Schneewiß. “Spiel & Buch.” [Tele-fit] [Foreign], Sep. 21, 2001
               Remke, Michael. “Mann gegen Mann.” Welt am Sonntag [Germany], Okt. 7 2001. (interview)
               “Literatur/Rezensionen/.” [Germany], Oct. 8 2001
               “Mail Call” GQ, Jun. 2002: 32-33

145   6     “James Ellroy.” Tangled Web, n.d. (website)
               “A Violent Streak in Austrian Film.” Autria Kultur, n.d
               “De meest eigentijdse thriller-auteur van dit moment.” Uitgeverij de Arbeiderspers [Netherlands], n.d.: 4-5
               Untitled interview. Weltwoche [Foreign], n.d. (Information missing)

145   7     Articles related to Ellroy (13 articles)

                                    Lewis, Charles. “GQ and Q stocking stuffers for the well-read” Calgary Herald [Canada], Dec. 20 1994

                                    Maslin, Janet. “Camelot’s Seamy Side, Brazenly Reconstructed.” The New York Times, Mar. 1 1995: C17

                                    “Ellroy Trifecta.” Publishers Weekly, Mar. 6 1995

                                    Paragraph and picture of Elroy. Time, Dec. 25 1995 – Jan. 1 1996

                                    “Women: Talking dirty.” The Guardian [Foreign], 1996 [full date not clear]

                                    Williams, Bob. “Bookworm.” Bridlington Gazette & Hearald [England], Jan. 9, 1997

                                    “Movies: Cannes turned 50, and Hollywood reports from the front.” Vogue, Jul. 1997

                                    “They come together . . .” Driffield Post [Foreign], Aug. 1 1997

                                    Introduction of Elroy material, corrected typescript fax, Mar. 24 2000

                                    Bryant, Bobby. “Kiss, kiss, bang bang.” The State, Jul. 8 2001

                                    “Demon Dog of American Crime Fiction.” Newspaper clipping for movie showing, no date

                                    “Recommended Reading.” No date.

                                    Vollmann, William T. “En Route to the Grassy Knoll.” No date

146   1     Callecod, Kimberly A. “The Noir Sensibility of James Ellroy.”, Master’s Thesis: Bowling Green State University, Dec. 1992

146   2     Wolfe, Peter, “Hot Knives to the Brain: James Ellroy’s Search for Himself.”, book, 1st three chapters, typescript, Dec. 8 1999

146   3     Wolfe, Peter, “Hot Knives to the Brain: James Ellroy’s Search for Himself.”, selections from book, typescript, Oct. 23 2000

146   4     Wolfe, Peter, “Hot Knives to the Brain: James Ellroy’s Search for Himself.”, selections from book, typescript, Dec. 18 2000

146   5     Wolfe, Peter, “Hot Knives to the Brain: James Ellroy’s Search for Himself.”, selections from book, typescript, Feb. 2 2001

146   6     Wolfe, Peter, “Hot Knives to the Brain: James Ellroy’s Search for Himself.”, selections from book, typescript, May 23 2001

147   1-4  Wolfe, Peter, “Like Hot Knives to the Brain: James Ellroy’s Search for Himself.”, typescript, 1 – 388 (4 folders)

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Series 8: Photographs

148   1     Geneva Hilliker Ellroy, baby book, 1910’s

148   2     Geneva Hilliker Ellroy, 1920’s

148   3     Family, Geneva Hilliker Ellroy, 1930’s

148   4     James & Geneva Ellroy, family, 1940’s

148   5     James Ellroy, family, 1950’s

148   6     James Ellroy, 1960’s

148   7     Family, 1970’s

148   8     Family, 1985

148   9     James Ellroy, publicity, 1987

149   1     James Ellroy, publicity, 1989

149   2     Family, Oct. 1991

149   3     Family, James Ellroy publicity, 1994

149   4     Family, 1995

149   5     James Ellroy publicity, 1996

149   6     L.A. Confidential, James Ellroy publicity, 1997

149   7     James Ellory publicity, 2001

149   8     Geneva Hilliker, family, no date

149   9     Family, Geneva Hilliker Ellroy, no date

149   10   James Ellroy, baby, no date

149   11   James Ellroy, toddler & child, no date

149   12-13  Various photographs, no date (2 folders) (Box 1 of 2)

150   1     Various photographs, no date (1 folder) (Box 2 of 2)

Series 9: Audio / Video

150   2     Audio, script, Crime Novelist, Unsolved Mysteries

150   3     Audio / Video, cassette tape, Interview between James Ellroy and Rick Laymans, 1991 original copy and duplicate

150   4     Audio / Video: cassette tape, “Das Ende Des Amerikanischen Traums.”, DLF, Mar. 7 1992

150   5     Audio / Video, cassette tape, WNYC / NY & Co. (radio), James Ellroy, Sep. 14 1992

150   6     Audio / Video, microcassette, Ellroy 1994, [Not sure if it plays.]

150   7     Audio / Video, CD – ROM, Ellroy interview with MJB’s Freshman Honor’s class 1994

151   1     Audio / Video, Interview between James Ellroy and Matt Bruccoli’s Hard Boiled Fiction class, Oct. 4 1994, original & duplicate copy [high pitch whine at beginning of tape.]

151   2     Audio / Video, cassette tape, “Conversations on the Coast from the Rex Hotel.”, interview with James Ellroy, hosted by Jim Foster, Nov. 21 1996, interview with Sr. Helen Prejean on                opposite side of cassette tape.

151   3     Audio / Video: cassette tape, “Fresh Air with Terry Gross.”, WHYY (Philadelphia), original broadcast, Dec. 3 1996

152   1     Audio / Video, VHS, Interview with James Ellroy, Caterina Borelli for, Mixer RAI2, Jun. 19 1993, NTSC, American standard

152   2     Audio / Video, BETA, James Ellroy reads Dick Contino’s Blues with special guest, Dick Contino, number 3 and 4

153   1     Audio / Video, VHS, “Close Up (Daddy-O)”, BBC Television, [Nov. 4 1995]

153   2     Audio / Video, VHS, “Sunday Morning.” (James Ellroy), Jan. 26 1997

153   3     Audio / Video, VHS, 10th Annual Scripter Awards, Mar. 14 1998

154   1     Audio / Video, VHS, UCSD-TV (Ellroy Confidential), [Apr. 8 1998]

154   2     Audio / Video, VHS, 1998 GQ, “Men of the Year” Awards, Radio City Music Hall, New York City, VH1 Broadcast version, Oct. 21 1998

155   1     Audio / Video, VHS, E! True Hollywood Story (James Ellroy), [Aug. 25 1999], 2 copies

155   2     Audio / Video, VHS, Blue Murder (The Real Australia), [note: plays at a higher speed. Audio is hard to hear and visuals are distorted.]

155   3     Audio / Video, VHS, Lindsay Frost

156   1     Audio / Video, VHS, LA Sheriff’s Homicide, 6 tapes, [See front cover of folder for information.] (1 of 2) (Box 1 of 2)

                                    Acts 1 – 7 Producer’s cut

                                    Dailies, 1- Lite Reel 7B RT(46:25) Shot: 6 – 3

                                    Dailies, Day 5 Reel 6 RT(33:07) Shot: 5 – 11

                                    Dailies, Day 10 Reel 12 RT(45:00) Shot: 5 – 18

                                    Dailies, Day 15 Reel 18 RT(14:00) Shot: 5 – 25

                                    Dailies, Day 16 Reel 19, 20 RT(90:00) Shot: 5 – 26

157   1     Audio / Video, VHS, LA Sheriff’s Homicide, 6 tapes, [See front cover of the folder for information.] (2 of 2) (Box 2 of 2)

                                    Dailies, Day 17 Reel 21, 22 RT(82:00) Shot: 5 – 27

                                    Dailies, Day 18 Reel 1B RT(40:00) Shot: 5 – 28

                                    Dailies, Day 19 Reel 3B RT(57:00) Shot: 6 –1 with thank you card

                                    Dailies, Day 20 Reel 5B RT(37:00) Shot: 6 – 3

                                    Dailies, Day 20 Reel 6B RT(35:00) Shot: 6 – 2

Series 10: Realia & Miscellanea

158   1     L.A. Public Library, 125th Anniversary Celebration Dinners information, Nov. 1997

158   2     PEN Center material, Center, The Magazine of PEN Center USA West, Spring 1996, PEN Center USA West directory of Members, 1996 – 1997

158   3     Coromandel express: 4 livres ?artistes, GQ: Special Fifteenth Anniversary Issue, pamphlet

159   1     Child’s Nurse costume, photographs, letter of explanation

Series 11: Oversized

160   Articles by Ellroy (7 articles)

                                    “Too Guilt to Tell: An Excerpt from James Ellroy’s White Jazz.” LA Weekly, Sep. 11 1992: 18-27.

                                    “American Tabloid.” LA Weekly, Jan. 27 1995: 22-30.

                                    “Pop Goes the Clown Boy.” The New York Times Magazine, Oct. 8 1995: 56-57.

                                    “Pulp-Non-Fiction.” OC Weekly, Nov. 8-14 1996: 14-19.

                                    “My Dark Places.” LA Weekly, Nov. 8-14 1996: 24-30.

                                    “Finish the mystery . . .” USA Weekend, Jul. 9-11 1999: 12.

                                    “The Stalking Detective.” The New York Times Magazine, Jan. 7 2001: 47.

161   Articles about Ellroy (18 articles)

                                    Erickson, Steve. “James Ellroy: Crime Fiction Beyond Noir.” LA Weekly, Jul. 21-27 1989: 18-20,22,24,26.

                                    Milward, John. “Crime Story.” The Boston Globe Magazine, Oct. 4 1992:18-26.

                                    Smith, Robert. “Not Your Average Literary Reading.” Los Angeles Times: Book review, Jun. 12 1994: 14.

                                    [Shelley, Jim.] “A genre’s demon dog.” The Guardian Weekend [England], Jan. 7 1995: 16, 18-19.

                                    Laski, Beth. “Crime Pays for Scribe Ellroy.” Daily Variety, Aug. 17 1995: 3.

                                    Gill, Susan. “In Search of a Killer.” Star News, Nov. 5 1995: D1+.

                                    Costanzo, Angela. “Crime Fiction’s ‘Demon Dog’.” dB Magazine [Australia], Feb. 28 – Mar. 5 1996: 7. (Interview)

                                    Smith, David James. “In Cold Blood.” The Sunday Times Magazine, Oct. 6 1996: 18-25.

                                    Barra, Allen. “Who Killed Jean Ellroy?” Interview, Dec. 1996: 70-72. (Interview)

                                    “L.A. Confidential: Table of Contents – To Our Readers.” New Times Los Angeles, Jun. 26 – Jul. 1997: 4.

                                    “Ellroy Signs TV deal.” The Kansas City Star, Jul. 25 1997: E-6.

                                    Tibbetts, John C. “Why Kansas City?” New Times, Sep. 25 – Oct. 1 1997: 14. (interview)

                                    Wilson, Brandon. “Despite two current best-sellers, ‘L.A. Confidential’ author James Ellroy remains self critical.” Daily Bruin – Arts & Entertainment,
                                     Oct. 20 1997: 22-23, 26-27.

                                    Wilson, Brandon. “Novelist focuses on craft not frame.” Daily Bruin – Arts & Entertainment, Oct. 20 1997: 23, 27.

                                    Sawyer, Miranda. “Prince of darkness.” The Observer Magazine [Foreign], Mar. 7 1999: 12-13, 15-16. (Interview)

                                    “Ellroy em dose dupla.” Jornal Do Brasil [Brazil], Jun. 13 1999: 27.

                                    Adalian, Josef. “Peacock nabs Ellroy drama.” Daily Variety, Mar. 14 2000: 1, 30.

                                    Solomon, Deborah. “The Mother Load.” The New York Times Magazine, Nov. 5 2006: 21. (Interview)

162   Articles about major works, The Black Dahlia, L.A. Confidential (12 articles)

                         The Black Dahlia

                                    Harnisch, Larry. “A Slaying Cloaked in Mystery and Myths.” Los Angeles Times, Jan. 6 1997: A1, A13-A14.

                         L.A. Confidential

                                    The secret is out!” Variety, May 12-18 1997: 37. (Advertisement)

                                    “Kim Basinger en Veronica Lake.” NiceMatin: Le Premier Quotidien D’Informations Du Sud-Est Et De La Corse [France], Mai 15 1997: 1, [pages missing].

                                    J.-F. R. “Kim Basinger au bord de la nostalgie.” NiceMatin: Le Premier Quotidien D’Informations Du Sud-Est Et De La Corse [France], Mai 15 1997: 4.

                                    Largillet, Jean-Pierre. “Un somptueux polar américain!” NiceMatin: Le Premier Quotidien D’Iformations Du Sud-Est Et De La Corse [France], Mai 15 1997: 4.

                                    Horn, John. “Is Hollywood Becoming a Bookwork?” The Kansas City Star: Preview, Jul. 25-31 1997: 8-9.

                                    Milward, John. “L.A. Beyond Your Wildest Nightmare.” Los Angeles Times: Calendar, Sep. 7 1997: 12,31,41.

                                    Carr, Jay. “Steamy, riveting ‘L.A. Confidential’” The Boston Globe, Boston Film Festival, Sep. 10 1997: C1, C4.

                                    Sragow, Michael. “City of Angles.” New Times, Sep. 11-17 1997: 9,11-13.

                                    “Week in Preview.” Los Angeles Times: Calendar, Sep. 14 1997: 2.

                                    Butler, Robert W. “Hard-boiled Respect.” The Kansas City Star: Arts, Sep. 14 1997: J1, J3.

                                    Butler, Robert W. “‘L.A. Confidential’ is full of dirty little secrets.” The Kansas City Star: Preview, Sep. 19-25 1997: 4.

163   Articles about major works, L.A. Confidential (12 articles)

                                    Dargis, Manohla. “The Big Picture.” LA Weekly, Sep. 19-25 1997: 22,25.

                                    Taylor, Ella. “Pulp Poetry.” LA Weekly, Sep. 19-25 1997: 23.

                                    Maslin, Janet. “The Dark Underbelly of a Sunny Town.” The New York Times, Sep. 19 1997: E1, E23.

                                    Levy, Shawn. “Corruption City.” The OregonianF: A&E, Sep. 19 1997: 23.

                                    Antonucci, Mike. “Behind the Scenes.” San Jose Mercury News, Sep. 19 1997, Eye: 5-7.

                                    Clark, Mike. “Cool ‘L.A. Confidential’: Classic film noir to the core.” USA Today: Life, Sep. 19 1997: 1D.

                                    Seiler, Andy. “Inside: ‘L.A. Confidential’.” USA Today: Life, Sep. 19 1997: 4D.

                                    McKenna, Kristine. “Sgt. Friday Was Never Like This.” Los Angeles Times: Calendar, Sep. 21 1997: 7, 39.

                                    Quigley, Linda. “Murder, women and family ties.” The Tennessean, Sep. 23 1997: 1D-2D.

                                    Depko, John. “‘L.A.’ best big movie of the year.” Daily Pilotj / 72 Hours, Sep. 26 1997: 2-3.

                                    Harvey, Steve. “Touring L.A. Confidentially.” Los Angeles Times / Orange County: Calendar, Sep. 27 1997: F1, F14, F16.

                                    “Bestsellers – Paperbacks – Fiction.” Los Angeles Times : Book Review, Sep. 28 1997: 15.

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164   Articles about major works, L.A. Confidential (25 articles)

                                    M.-P.M. “La cité des rêves.” Le film français [French], Mai 14 1997: 16.

                                    Maslin, Janet. “The Films at Cannes are also Hot.” The New York Times, May 15 1997: B1, B6.

                                    McCarthy, Todd. “‘L.A.’: Consequential.” Variety, May 15 1997: 1, 12.

                                    Maslin, Janet. “Films heating up at Cannes festival.” The Kansas City Star, May 16 1997: 4.

                                    Grove, Martin A. “Hanson put Milchan in mood fro ‘Confidential.’” Hollywood Reporter, Sep. 3 1997.

                                    Weimers, Leigh. “‘Fine porcelain’ pots at Flint Center await jingle of coins.” San Jose Mercury News, Sep. 15 1997: C1.

                                    Levy, Shawn. “A ‘Confidential’ admiration society.” The Sunday Oregonian, Sep. 28 1997: G1, G4.

                                    Holmes, Pat. “The Bad and the Beautiful.” Ourtown – film & video, Sep. 29 1997: 30.

                                    Bush, Lyall. “King of Darkness.” Willamette Week, Oct. 1 1997: 74. (Interview)

                                    Butler, Robert W. “L.A. Confidence.” The Kansas City Star: Arts, Oct. 5 1997: L1, L3.

                                    “Bestsellers.” Los Angeles Times: Book Review, Oct. 5 1997: 11.

                                    “Book Review: Best-Sellers – Quality Paperbacks.” San Francisco Chronicle, Oct. 5 1997: 11.

                                    “Bestsellers – Paperbacks – Fiction.” Los Angeles Times: Book Review, Oct. 12 1997: 15.

                                    “Bestsellers – Paperbacks – Fiction.” Los Angeles Times: Book Review, Oct. 19 1997: 19.

                                    “Bestsellers – Paperbacks – Fiction.” Los Angeles Times: Book Review, Oct. 26 1997: 11.

                                    “Bestsellers – Paperbacks – Fiction.” Los Angeles Times: Book Review, Nov. 2 1997: 15.

                                    “Bestsellers – Paperbacks – Fiction.” Los Angeles Times: Book Review, Nov. 9 1997: 11.

                                    Weinraub, Bernard. “‘Confidential’ has the critics’ confidence.” The Kansas City Star, Jan. 4 1998: K-5.

                                    Daily Variety, Jan. 9 1998.

                                    Niccum, Jon. “The Year in Film.” PitchWeekly, Jan. 15 1998: 16.

                                    Barron, Kamron. “Hollywood, USC honor best creative film writers.” Daily Trojan, Mar. 17 1998: 1-2.

                                    Lacher, Irene. “Out & about.” Los Angeles Times, Mar. 22 1998: E1, E10.

                                    Butler, Robert W. “Leading film at box office honored with 11 Oscars.” The Kansas City Star, Mar. 24 1998: A1, A6.

                                    Paul, Steve. “Confidentially, James Ellroy’s doing fine.” The Kansas City Star, Mar. 28 1998: E12.

                                    “Summer Fiction ’99.” USA Weekend, Jun. 11-13 1999: 14.

                                    “Coming up: Summer confidential.” USA Weekend, Jun. 25-27 1999: 16.

165   Articles about major works, White Jazz (3 articles)

                                    Wood, Jack. “James Ellroy’s Dark Obsessions.” Orange County Register, Oct. 17 1992: F4+.

                                    Pascoe, David. “Slicing up life.” The Modern Review [England], Dec. – Jan. 1992-1993: 15.

                                    Miller, Marcin. “Roundup.” City [Links], Nov. 26 [19??]

166   Articles about major works, American Tabloid

                                    Cash, William. “Mean Streets and Dark Hearts.” Telegraph Magazine, Jan. 14 1995: 30-35.

                                    Durrant, Sabine. “Down the tube.” The Sunday Times: Books [England], Feb. 12 1995: 7-13.

                                    Adler, Dick. “The Kennedy Assassination, According to James Ellroy.” Chicago Tribune, Feb. 19 1995, Books, sec. 14: 5+.

                                    Vollmann, William T. “En Route to the Grassy Knoll.” The New York Times Book Review, Feb. 26 1995: 12.

                                    Maslin, Janet. “Camelot’s Seamy Side, Brazenly Reconstructed.” The New York Times, Mar. 1 1995: C17.

                                    Udo, Tommy. “The Dahlia Today.” New Musical Express [England], Mar. 4 1995: 33.

                                    Advertisement. The New York Times, Book review, Mar. 12 1995: 23.

                                    Lanham, Fritz. “In engrossing ‘Tabloid,’ Ellroy rewrites history as crime fiction.” Houston Chronicle, Zest, Mar. 12 1995: 24, 32.

                                    Harrison, Carey. “Ellroy Takes Down the Kennedy Era.” San Francisco Chronicle, Book Review, Mar. 12-18 1995: 3, 10. (Review)

                                    Book Review. San Francisco Chronicle Best-Sellers. San Francisco Chronicle: Datebook, Mar. 19-25, 1995: 11.

                                    Bril, Martin. “Fuck you Fritz.” [Het Parool] [Netherlands], Mei. 6 1995: 49.

                                    Sante, Luc. “Low Lifes – American Tabloid.” The New York Review of Books, May 11 1995: 34-36.

                                    Kadet, Gary S. “Trouble is Their Business: Crime Writing.” The Boston Book Review, Aug. 1995: 34.

                                    “Best-Selling Books.” USA Today, Feb. 1 1996: 4D.

                                    Gurley, George. “James Ellroy: The ‘demon dog’ barks.” The Kansas City Star, Jun. 9 1996: J5.

167   Articles about major works, My Dark Places

                                    Girardot, Frank C. and Tori Richards. “For sleuths, some cases die hard.” San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Oct. 16 1993: A1, A6.

                                    Butler, Kateri. “Pulp Nonfiction: Novelist James Ellroy’s search for his mother’s killer.” LA Weekly, Feb. 17 – 23 1995: 20-26,28.

                                    Wallace, Amy. “The Trail of a Killer.” Los Angeles Times, Aug. 30 1995: E1+.

                                    Wallace, Amy. “A Personal Interest in the Trail of a Killer.” Los Angles Times, Aug. 20 1995, Orange County ed.: E1+.

                                    Kanter, Larry. “A boy’s life.” San Francisco Bay Guardian, Mar. 15 1995: 44-45.

                                    Gougis, Michael. “Unsolved Mystery.” San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Feb. 12 1996: A1+.

                                    Eskin, Blake. “Case closed.” The Boston Phoenix, Supplement: PLS, Nov. 1996: 8-9.

                                    Gurley, George. “Peace in Dark Places.” The Kansas City Star, Nov. 10 1996: K1, K10.

                                    Miami Book Fair: International. “Miami Book Fair: International – fairgoer’s guide.” Miami Herald, Nov. 16-23 1997: 12.

                                    “Bestsellers.” Lost Angeles Times: Book Review, Nov. 17 1996: 15.

168   Articles about major works, My Dark Places

                                    Trevenon, Stacy. “Best seller Ellroy visits.” Half Moon Bay Review, Nov. 20 1996: 7B.

                                    Kelly, Katy. “Crime novelist Ellroy’s latest case: His mother’s murder.” USA Today, Nov. 22 1996: 17D. (Interview)

                                    “Bestsellers.” Los Angeles Times: Book Review, Nov. 24 1996: 11.

                                    Friedman, Bruce J. “Unsolved Mystery.” The New York Times: Book Review, Nov. 24 1996: 11-12. (Book review)

                                    White, Emily. “Her Power Over Me.” The Stranger, Nov. 28 – Dec. 4 1996: 9, 15.

                                    “Bestsellers.” Los Angeles Times: Book Review, Dec. 1 1996: 11.

                                    “And Bear in Mind.” The New York Times Book Review, Dec. 1 1996: 34.

                                    Bernard, André. “Looking for Mother, He Found Something Else.” New York Observer, Dec. 9 1996.

                                    “Bestsellers.” Los Angeles Times: Book Review, Dec. 15 1996: 15.

                                    Garvey, Hugh. “ The Long Goodbye.” The Village Voice, Dec. 17 1996: 52-53.

169   Articles about major works and authors connected to Ellroy, My Dark Places and Helen Knode (5 articles)

                         My Dark Places

                                    Luce, Mark. “Mystery writer familiar with murder.” Lawrence Journal-World: The Mag, Dec. 19 1996: 13.

                                    “Notable Books of the Year 1996” The New York Times Book Review, [No specific date]: 89.

                                    Wright, Chris. “James Ellroy.” Stuff Magazine, Jan 1997: 21-23.

                         Helen Knode

                                    [Knode, Helen]. “Weird Sister: More Philosophy in the Bathtub.” LA Weekly, May 10-16 1991.

                                    Knode, Helen. “Weird Sister: Wild Blue Yonder.” LA Weekly, May 24-30 1991: 20-21.


2009 Accession: Works, 2006 – 2009.

Short Works

170    1-2    “The Hillikers,”afterword for Black Dahlia movie tie-in edition. Corrected
                    typescript, proofs, and correspondence (2 folders), 2006

170    3    Introduction to Everyman’s Library Dashiell Hammett edition. Manuscript
                and typescript, 2006
   
170    4    Jack Webb Awards introductory remarks, manuscript, n.d.

170    5    “Major Barbara,” television show synopsis, manuscript, n.d.

170    6    “My Dark Places,” film narration/voice over script, manuscripts and
                typescripts, n.d.


        “To Live and Die in L.A.,” Los Angeles Times, July 30, 2006
170    7         “Ideas” and “Outline,” manuscripts
170    8         Manuscript
170    9         Typescript (July 1, 2006) with hand corrections
170    10       Typescript (July 1, 2006), corrected
170    11       Typescript, July 11, 2006
170    12       Typescript, July 2006
170    13       Corrected typescript (July 17, 2006) with correspondence           

Screenplays and Teleplays

        “Extremis”
171    1        Preliminary notes, manuscript
171    2        Outline, manuscript
171    3        Outline, corrected typescript   
171    4        Screenplay, manuscript
171    5        Notes, corrections, correspondence
171    6        “Felon,” screenplay, typescript

        “Rampart” (screenplay), 2007
172    1        Outline, manuscript
172    2        Outline, corrected typescript
172    3-4     Screenplay, manuscript (2 folders)
172    5        Typescript I (early)
172    6        Typescript II
172    7        Revised typescript

        “White Jazz” Screenplay
173    1        Notes and correspondence, 2007
173    2        Screenplay by Matthew Carnahan and Joe Carnahan, typescript,
                   Jun. 1, 2006
173    3        Screenplay typescript, Apr. 17, 2007
173    4        Screenplay typescript, Sep. 16, 2007
173    5        The Wildcat Play (Helen Knode), book outline, typescript
173    6        2 original photos (1978 and 1980) sent to Paris Review, with
                   correspondence, 2008
173    7    Correspondence, 2007


Blood’s A Rover (2009)

        Background Research
174    1    American Tabloid, reference copy marked with Post-It notes.
174    2    The Cold Six Thousand, reference copy marked with Post-It notes.

175    1-2    Research binder, chronological newspaper article printouts, 1968-72 (2
                  folders)
175    3-4    Research assistant files, printouts, hours summaries, and disk (2 folders)

176    1-3    Articles, general, photocopies, printouts and summaries with occasional
                   annotations and Post-It notes (folders 1-3 of 10)

177    1-3    Articles, general, photocopies, printouts and summaries with occasional
                   annotations and Post-It notes (folders 4-6 of 10)

178    1-3    Articles, general, photocopies, printouts and summaries with occasional
                   annotations and Post-It notes (folders 7-9 of 10)

179    1       Articles, general, photocopies, printouts and summaries with occasional
                   annotations and Post-It notes (folder 10 of 10)

        Preliminary Material and Outlines
179    2        American Tabloid/Cold Six Thousand notes on continuity, manuscripts
179    3        Earliest notes and thoughts, manuscripts, ca. 2005
179    4        Early notes on topics and pre-outline notes, manuscripts
179    5        Character lists and sketches, manuscripts
179    6        Notes on research, manuscripts
179    7        Parts I and II, pre-outline notes and narrative template, manuscripts
179    8        Part III, pre-outline notes and narrative template, manuscripts

180    1        Part IV, pre-outline notes and narrative template, manuscripts
180    2        Introduction and Part I outline, manuscript
180    3        Introduction and Part I outline, typescript (minor corrections), 2 copies

181    1-3    Outline, corrected typescript with Introduction and Afterword, Aug. 1,
                    2007 (3 folders)
181    4        Part II outline, manuscript
181    5        Part II outline, typescript (minor corrections)

182    1        Part III outline, manuscript
182    2        Part IV outline, manuscript

        Manuscript and subsequent typescripts
183    1-4     Manuscript, p. 183-482, 554-621, 633, 645-795 (folders 1-4 of 5)

184    1        Manuscript, p. 183-482, 554-621, 633, 645-795 (folder 5 of 5)
184    2-4     Manuscript photocopy, corrected (3 folders)

185    1        Notes on outline additions, corrections, and editorial correspondence,
                    manuscripts and typescripts, 2007-2008
185    2        First edits, parts I and II (p. 182-387), corrected typescript
185    3        Second edits, part II (p. 241-387), corrected typescript
185    4        Prologue and chapters 97-99, corrected typescript

        Typescripts
186    1-3    Complete typescript, corrected (folders 1-3 of 5)

187    1-2    Complete typescript, corrected (folders 4-5 of 5)
187    3-4    Complete typescript II, corrected (folders 1-2 of 5)
                    “Moribund 10/1/08 A.A. Knopf Kopy Koming”

188    1-3    Complete typescript II, corrected (folders 3-5 of 5)

189    1-3    Complete typescript III, corrected (folders 1-3 of 5)
                    Sonny Mehta/JE edit

190     1-2    Complete typescript III, corrected (folders 4-5 of 5)

191    1-4    "The Hilliker Curse," corrected typescripts to all 4 parts


Large oversized material, Mar. 19 – 25 1995 – Mar. 28 1998 (In OS map folder)

                                    L.A. Confidential advertisement poster (novel)

                                    LA Weekly: American Tabloid, color separation proofs, Jan. 27 – Feb. 2 1995

                                    My Dark Places, dust jacket mock-up, n.d.

                                    Artwork, [My Dark Places], 1995

                                    James Ellroy advertisement [French]

                                    Crime Ink, crime-writers’ map of America

                                    Large photographs, Ellroy

                                    Ellroy [High school reunion?] dream photo

                                    Very large advertisement posters, Century, book, American Tabloid, My Dark Places, (3 copies each, total 6 posters)

                                    Very large advertisement posters, American Tabloid (3 copies), The Cold Six Thousand (1 copy), in cardboard mailing tube

Large oversized maps, rolled (in OS map folder)

                                    Map 1, [Map of Saigon, South Vietnam, 19??, text in Vietnamese]

                                    Map 2, [Map of Saigon, South Vietnam, Nov. 1964]

                                    Map 3, [City Map Saigon, South Vietnam, 19??, some text in English, French, & Vietnamese]

Shelved separately:

The Falcon Award 1996, James Ellroy, White Jazz, The Maltese Falcon Society Japan Chapter, wood falcon with painted talons, beak, eyes, feathers, carved wings, and tail feathers, signed with calligraphic characters.

Good Samaritan Project, and The San Francisco Breakfast Club awards, framed.

Peace Officers Shrine Club, Sheriff’s Night, May 21, 1962, framed photograph.

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