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MS Thr 381

Graff, Robert D., 1919-. Robert D. Graff papers on the production of Young Cassidy, 1960-1976 (MS Thr 381): Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

© President and Fellows of Harvard College

Descriptive Summary

Location: Harvard Depository, ppf
Call No.: MS Thr 381
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Title: Robert D. Graff papers on the production of Young Cassidy
Date(s): 1960-1976
Quantity: 6 linear feet (10 boxes and 9 folders)
Language of materials: Collection material is in English
Abstract: Papers on the production of the 1965 film Young Cassidy

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Gift of Mr. & Mrs. Robert D.Graff, 1985 October 10. 91-92.79.01-05. Gift of Robert D. Graff, 1992 August 6.

Processing Information:

Processed by Irina Klyagin, 2018.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research. A portion of this collection is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. Retrieval requires advance notice. Readers should check with Houghton Public Services staff to determine what material is offsite and retrieval policies and times.

Preferred Citation:

Robert D. Graff Papers on the Production of Yong Cassidy, 1960-1976 (1960-1976). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Separated Materials

A small portion of the papers was cataloged separately as Robert D. Graff Collection on Young Cassidy, 1964 (MS Thr 575)

Biographical / Historical

Young Cassidy was the 1965 film version adaptation of Sean O'Casey's autobiography, Mirror in my house. The story was a biographical drama based upon the life of Irish playwright Sean O'Casey. Robert Graff was the producer of the film, and it was directed by Jack Cardiff, and starred Rod Taylor, Maggie Smith, Julie Christie, Michael Redgrave, and others. The movie originally was directed by John Ford, but when he fell ill, he was replaced by Cardiff. John Whiting wrote the screenplay.


Arranged by the donor into four series: I. Correspondence II. Script II. Publicity material IV. Designs and sketches

Scope and Contents

Collection includes correspondence of Robert D. Graff and his co-producer Robert Emmett Ginna with Sean O'Casey and his wife, with directors, actors, agents, movie studios, and other institutions and organizations; several versions of script; publicity material, including clippings and photographs; and costume and set designs and sketches by Margaret Furse, Michael Stringer, Brian Bourke, and Liam Martin.

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