S. Guy Endore (1901-70) was a prolific author of books as well as television and movie scripts. His script,
G.I. Joe, was nominated for an Oscar in 1945. He was reputedly blacklisted by the Hollywood studios for his political views in the
late 1940s. Endore devoted much of his time to the Synanon Foundation after being blacklisted. The collection consists of
Endore's manuscripts and typescripts for plays, novels, and television shows. Other materials include clippings and printed
materials, many of which address and review Endore's writings. The collection also contains materials related to the House
Un-American Activities Committee and the Hollywood Blacklist, the Sleepy Lagoon Defense Committee, the assassination of President
Kennedy, and the Warren Commission Report. Books from Endore's library and correspondence (including fan mail) are also included.
The finding aid contains an extensive name index.
S. Guy Endore was born in 1901; author of 15 books, including King of Paris, Casanova--His Known and Unknown Life, Voltaire! Voltaire!, and Man from Limbo; wrote screenplays, including Captain Sinbad, Johnny Allegro, Song of Russia, He Ran All the Way, Werewolf of Paris, Methinks the Lady, and Devil Doll; his script, G.I. Joe, was nominated for an Oscar, 1945; was reputedly blacklisted by the studios for his political views, late 1940s; devoted
much of his time to the Synanon Foundation; died February 12, 1970.