James Lee Barrett papers, 1965-1989.


Barrett, James Lee. James Lee Barrett papers, 1965-1989.

James Lee Barrett papers, 1965-1989.

Scripts, playbills, and correspondence with family, friends, agents, actors, and other business associates, including discussion of politics, screenwriting, status of Barrett's own screen productions, opinions of writers Kurt Vonnegut and Adela Rogers St. Johns, and thoughts on John Wayne as an individual and actor; also includes letters of actress Anne Baxter, author Ferrol Sams, National Security Advisor and U.S. Secretary of the Interior William P. Clark, and Barrett's daughter, Penelope Barrett. Collection also includes playbills, clippings, and reviews of Barrett's work, and preliminary and final drafts of scripts, including The Greatest Story Ever Told, The Long Haul, and Shenandoah, both as film and stage musical. Barrett's scripts for television projects include In the Heat of the Night, Belle Starr, The Day Christ Died, Stagecoach, Mayflower: The Pilgrim Experience, Something Big, The Loner, tick ... tick ... tick ..., Lee of Virginia, Hard Time: Inside America's Toughest Prison, Ms. Raggedy Ann, The Heaven Train, Scrapbook, Close Relations, Big Bad John, The Wild Rose, The Defiant Ones, Abduction, Vengence: The Tragedy of Tony Cimo, 14 Napoleon Street, Mister Harrison, Tender Loving Care, and various others. Also including script for Vengence, also titled Dead Even, a dramatization of murder of prisoner Rudolph Tyner by fellow prisoner Pee Wee Gaskins at Central Correctional Institute, Columbia, S.C.; and outline for plot of movie, Catch a Falling Star, 12 July 1987.

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St. Johns, Adela Rogers.

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Journalist, novelist and screenwriter (1894-1988), best known for her reporting for the Hearst newspapers in the 1920s and 1930s. Awarded the United States Medal of Freedom in 1970. From the description of Collection of papers relating to her novel, Tell no man, 1966. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122530621 Author. From the description of Reminiscences of Adela Rogers St. Johns : oral history, 1971. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record ...

Vonnegut, Kurt

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Novelist. From the description of Papers, 1965-2002. (Indiana University). WorldCat record id: 259277264 From the description of Papers, 1941-2007. (Indiana University). WorldCat record id: 41182258 Kurt Vonnegut was born in Indianapolis, Indiana. His writings include articles, short stories and scripts, but he is most well-known for his novels from his first, Player Piano in 1952, through Cat's Cradle and Slaughterhouse Five, to his last Timequake in 1997. Nanny Vo...

Gaskins, Pee Wee, 1935-1991

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Clark, William Patrick, 1931-2013

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Sams, Ferrol, 1922-2013

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Baxter, Anne.

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Anne Baxter was a stage, film, and television actress. She won an Academy Award for her supporting role in "The Razor's Edge" (1946). She starred as Eve in "All About Eve" and as Queen Nefretiri in "The Ten Commandments". Baxter appeared on television from the 1960s and continued to do guest roles until 1983. From the description of Anne Baxter papers, 1924-1985. (University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center). WorldCat record id: 29631733 ...

Barrett, James Lee.

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Screenwriter and playwright; born, 1929, in Charlotte, N.C.; raised in Anderson, S.C.; died, 1989, Paso Robles, Ca. From the description of James Lee Barrett papers, 1965-1989. (University of South Carolina). WorldCat record id: 34362596 ...

Wayne, John, 1907-1979

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Movie star. From the description of Oral history interview, 1970 Apr. 29 [sound recording]. (Arizona Historical Society, Southern Arizona Division). WorldCat record id: 35774013 Actor. From the description of Reminiscences of John Wayne : oral history, 1971. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122512951 ...

Barrett, Penelope

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