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HOLLIS 13777568

The Paper Chase, Photographs, circa 1973-1983: Finding Aid

Harvard Law School Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


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Descriptive Summary

Location: Harvard Depository
Call No.: HOLLIS 13777568
Repository: Harvard Law School Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Osborn, John Jay
Creator: Harvard Law School Library
Title: The Paper Chase, photographs
Date(s): 1973-1983
Quantity: 1 collection (28 black and white photographs)
Language of materials: English
Abstract: Photographs of the 1973 movie, The Paper Chase, and of cast members from the 1983 Showtime television series.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

This is a composite collection made up of a 2012 donation from John Jay Osborn Jr. and existing holdings in Historical & Special Collections.

Processing Information:

Processed by Lesley Schoenfeld 2013.

Conditions Governing Access:

Access to these papers is governed by the rules and regulations of the Harvard Law School Library. Open to the public but requires 2 business-day advance notice for retrieval. Consult the Historical & Special Collections staff for further information.

Conditions Governing Use:

The Harvard Law School Library holds copyright on some, but not all, of the material in our collections. Requests for permission to publish material from this collection should be directed to the Special Collections staff. Researchers who obtain permission to publish from the Harvard Law School Library are also responsible for identifying and contacting the persons or organizations who hold copyright.

Related Materials

Papers relating to John Jay Osborn's books: The Paper Chase ; The Only thing I've done wrong ; and The Associates. 1971-1978 (Hollis 601662)

Historical/Biographical Information

John J. Osborn, Jr. graduated from Harvard Law School with a J.D. in 1970. In 1971, he published the novel The Paper Chase , which he began writing during his third year of law school. Following the popularity of the book, Twentieth Century Fox produced a movie in 1973 based on the book. All exterior movie shots were filmed onsite at the Harvard Law School and all interior shots were filmed on sound stages built in Toronto, Canada. The book also spawned a television series that aired on CBS from 1978-1979 and was later picked up by Showtime and aired from 1983-1986. Osborn was a writer for the series.

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Scope and Contents

The collection includes 28 black and white photographs dating from circa 1973 to 1983 and ranging in size from 5 x 8 inches to 8 x 10 inches. The photographs feature movie stills and behind the scenes photographs from the 1973 film The Paper Chase , as well as candid shots of some of the cast from the 1983 Showtime TV series The Paper Chase being interviewed and at an event, possibly at Harvard Law School.


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