Aubrey Wisberg Papers
Language of Materials
Aubrey Wisberg, film and television writer and producer died in New York City in 1990 at the age of 78. His papers consist of typescripts for his film and television productions, and draft copies of his novels, short stories and plays. The collection also includes a small portion of correspondence, photos, and promotional materials relating to specific film or television productions.
Aubrey Lionel Wisberg was born in London, England. He immigrated to the United States in 1921, attended New York University and Columbia University, and married Barbara Duberstein. Wisberg made his career as a screenwriter, director, and producer with credits in more than 40 films including The Big Fix and The Man from Planet X. Three of his early screenplays were World War II movies: Counter-Espionage and Submarine Raider in 1942 and They Came to Blow Up America in 1943. Mr. Wisberg's 1945 film The Horn Blows at Midnight starred the comedian Jack Benny.
Wisberg was associate producer for Edward Small Productions; founder and executive producer for Wisberg Productions; and co-founder of American Pictures Corporation and Mid-Century Films. Production credits for Mid-Century Film include, The Man From Planet X (1951), Return to Treasure Island (1954) and Murder Is My Beat (1955).
Wisberg was the author of several books, including Patrol Boat 999, Savage Soldiers, This Is the Life and Bushman at Large. Wisberg was also a radio and television dramatist in the United States, Australia, and England; a radio diffusionist in Paris; and a journalist. He won the International Unity Award, from the Inter-Racial Society, for The Burning Cross.
Aubrey Wisberg died of cancer in 1990 in New York City. He was 78 years old.
Materials are arranged alphabetically by production title. Duplicate copies of scripts are grouped in the same folder, and copies with annotations or anomalies have been foldered separately.
- Series I: Film and Television Production Typescripts
- Series II: Miscellaneous Materials
Scope and Contents
The Aubrey Wisberg Papers consist of typescripts for his film and television productions, and draft copies of his novels, short stories and plays. The collection also includes a small portion of correspondence, photos, and promotional materials relating to specific film or television productions.
Conditions Governing Access
Materials are open to researchers. Please contact the Fales Library and Special Collections, email@example.com, 212-998-2596.
Conditions Governing Use
Copyright (or related rights to publicity and privacy) for materials in this collection was not transferred to New York University. Permission to use materials must be secured from the copyright holder. Please contact the Fales Library and Special Collections, firstname.lastname@example.org, 212-998-2596.
Published citations should take the following form: Identification of item, date (if known); The Aubrey Wisberg Papers; MSS 048; box number; folder number; Fales Library and Special Collections, New York University Libraries.
The Aubrey Wisberg Papers were donated to the Fales Library by Maura Jacobsen in September of 1994.
Monographs have been separated and catalogued individually. These items can be searched in Bobcat through the name of the work, author or provenance information.