Papers of I.A.L. Diamond (Itzek Domnici), 1920-1988, a noted screenwriter and motion picture producer. Included are correspondence, notes, outlines, treatments, and scripts dating from his early career as a contract writer for Paramount and Warner Brothers to his later Academy Award-winning collaboration with Billy Wilder. Early files, which are most extensive for his Twentieth Century-Fox credits, include notes on the reactions of Darryl F. Zanuck to various scripts. Diamond's work with Wilder, however, which included the films The Apartment (UA, 1960), Irma La Douce (UA, 1963), Love in the Afternoon (Allied Artists, 1957), One, Two, Three (UA, 1961), and Some Like It Hot (UA, 1959), is documented only by scripts. The collection also contains unproduced scripts and miscellaneous writings, some of which date to his student days.
Placed on deposit by I. A. L. Diamond, Beverly Hills, California, 1971, 1979, and 1982.