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Waldo Salt: A Screenwriter’s Journey Collection

AFA Collection - Waldo Salt: A Screenwriter’s Journey Collection

The “Waldo Salt: A Screenwriter’s Journey” Collection arrived at the Academy Film Archive in 2007 from Robert Hillman, the producer and co-director of this documentary feature film. The collection consists of approximately 300 items including film prints as well as film and audio production elements used to create the documentary. “Waldo Salt: A Screenwriter’s Journey” (1992) is an Academy Award nominated film about the life and work of American screenwriter Waldo Salt, who was blacklisted in the 1950s and later won two Academy Awards (Best Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen for “Coming Home” in 1978, and Best Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium for “Midnight Cowboy” in 1969). The documentary features highlight clips from Salt’s films and showcases interviews with collaborators and friends such as Dustin Hoffman, Robert Redford, Jon Voight, and John Schlesinger.


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