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MS Thr 401

Screenplays and scripts, 1939-1994: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Thr 401
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Title: Screenplays and scripts,
Date(s): 1939-1994.
Quantity: 1 collection (33 boxes (15 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Typescript photocopies and mimeographs of screenplays and scripts for American television and film productions.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Gift of various sources; received at various dates. See items for accession information.

Processing Information:

Processed by: Bonnie B. Salt and Melanie Wisner

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Screenplays and Scripts, 1939-1994 (MS Thr 401). Houghton Library, Harvard University.


Arranged primarily alphabetically by title of production; end of collection is not in alphabetical order.

Scope and Contents

Mimeographed and photocopied typescripts of film and television scripts and screenplays for production. Includes scripts for Airplane, Animal House, Atlantic City, That Championship Season, The Deerhunter, Nijinsky, An Officer and a Gentleman, Popeye, Pretty Baby, Romancing the Stone, About Last Night, The Sure Thing, Casablanca, Chinatown, The River, The Dreamer, Star Trek, Top Gun, Remember the Night, Raging Bull, Once Upon a Time in America, Much Ado, Nashville, Aliens, Twin Peaks, Wild at Heart, and many others. Script authors include: Steven L. Bloom, Jonathan Roberts, Michael McDowell, David Lynch, Paddy Chayefsky, Buck Henry, Harold Ramis, David Mamet, John Guare, Franco Zeffirelli, Nora Ephron, Thomas Babe, Larry Gelbart, James L. Brooks, Robert Towne, Preston Sturges, Orson Welles, and Larry McMurtry. Original Broadway casts include: Olive Stanton; Peggy Coudray; Charles Niemeyer; Maynard Holmes, and others.

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