The Papers of Devery Freeman, 192?-196? 1945-1960.


The Papers of Devery Freeman, 192?-196? 1945-1960.

The Papers of Devery Freeman are primarily comprised of Devery Freeman's writings, movie and television scripts in particular, which are contained and bound in some instances within beautiful bindings. Most of the scripts were written for movies, radio and television shows. The dates they encompass are from the 1940's through the 1960's. There is material that he scripted for movies like "The Yellow Cab Man," "The Fuller Brush Man," "The Girl Most Likely," and "Taps;" ones written for television like "The Thin Man" series, "The Loretta Young Show, " "Ann Southern," and "Pete and Gladys;" as well as radio scripts, specifically ones written for "Baby Snooks," a popular radio show in the 1940's. In addition, there are also videotapes that were prepared for a number of the above-mentioned scripts. There is some correspondence in this collection as well, mainly from television studios written in the mid-1950's; and some promotional material regarding several of the shows and movies that appeared with Mr. Freeman's byline. Finally, there are a few photographs and contact sheets taken on the sets of TV shows like "Pete and Gladys" and "The Thin Man".

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