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Series 4, Unproduced Scripts, 1953 - 1992

 Series — Multiple Containers

Scope and Contents

Screenplays in this series include:

“The Almost People”(1980): 1 loose stack, 1 stack correspondence and revisions, 1 bound screenplay***Moldy*** , 1 bound screenplay

“The Apostles”(1992): 1 loose leaf stack of apostles research, 3 envelopes of drafts,1 folder “Synopsis of Gospels and Acts”,2 bound drafts for “the acts of the apostles”, 1 treatment for “The Apostles”, 1 box revised draft. “The Ark of Doctor Hollister”: 2 bound drafts

“The Battle for Jerusalem”/“The Battle for the City”(1948): 1 bound draft, 2 bound screenplays

“The Belli File”(1981): 1 draft, 1 final draft(final draft is incomplete), (Green/Epstein Productions with Columbia Television)

“Beethoven”(1988): 1 envelope of draft pages, 1 envelope of research materials, 1 envelope notes, 1 bound copy of draft and 1 envelope of draft.

“The Bio Kill”(1953): 1 manuscript

“Convention”: 1 screenplay

“Day of the Champion”: 1 copy of a final script (1965, Brookdale-Warener Bros, Elstree Studios)

“Decision at Delphi”(1962): 1 screenplay copy, 1 envelope with original copy and notes

“The Devil’s Advocate”: 2 bound screenplays

“The Disappearance”(1991):1 envelope, story structure

“Family Therapy Project”(1971): 1 bound final draft

“Final Approach”: 1 copy original first draft teleplay, 1 envelope of principals, 2 envelopes of revised drafts.

“Forty Eight Hours”: 1 synopsis, 1 proposal

“The Fourth City”: 2 synopses

“Kate’s Place”(1975): 1 bound copy

“The Killing Zone”: 1 loose screenplay in file folder, 1 bound copy

“The Last Love Song”, titled “Rachmaninoff”: 1 envelope

“The Law and Tombstone”: 1 bound shooting script

“Leave her to heaven”: 1 draft

“Luciano I”(1976): 2 draft copies

“Man on a nylon string”: 3 bound drafts

“A Matter of Conviction”: 1 bound revised draft

“Mayer and Thalberg” (1978): 1 copy 2nd draft teleplay

“The Messenger: A less than one act play”: 1 file folder with 6 drafts

“Mixed Doubles” 1 screenplay unbound, 1 structure

“Number 8 Wall Street”: 1 bound draft

“On the Road with Arafat” “/Arafat/Rabin”: 2 envelopes of research/notes/correspondence, 1 envelope with draft, 1 stack of notes/revisions/layouts/correspondence/research,1 rehearsal draft, 3 individual stacks of revisions, 1 loose copy screenplay with integrated revisions

“Prisoner of Honor”: 3 envelopes of drafts, 1 copy of writer’s notes to ‘all concerned’, 3 bound copies of screenplay, 1 loose stack conference notes and correspondence

“Riverworld”(1981): 1 bound draft ***MOLDY. DO NOT KEEP***

“Ryan and Company”: 1 bound draft

“Sacco and Vanzetti”(1963): 1 bound screenplay

“Sea Hawk”1 bound screenplay, 2 copies of synopsis and research

“Splendora” 2 loose screenplays in file folders, 1 bound screenplay (1971)

“Third Night” 1 loose stack of copied screenplays, notes/revisions

“The Third City” 1 bound manuscript, 2 bound screenplay copies, 1 paperclipped synopsis, 2 loose copies of copied manuscripts, 1 bound screenplay copy with author correspondence, paperwork for submittal, 1 bound screenplay copy with notes/revisions

“The Third World War”(1980): 1 copy second draft, 1 Revised Structure ***MOLDY/DO NOT KEEP***

“The translator”: 2 envelopes


  • 1953 - 1992


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.


From the Collection: 11.25 Linear Feet (9 cartons)

Language of Materials


Container Summary

(3.5 cartons, 39 files)

Repository Details

Part of the Frank Mt. Pleasant Library of Special Collections and Archives, Leatherby Libraries Repository

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