MGM and Twentieth Century-Fox screenplays, 1931-1963 (bulk 1937-1955). [1931-1963]

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Berlin, Irving, 1888-1989. MGM and Twentieth Century-Fox screenplays, 1931-1963 (bulk 1937-1955).

MGM and Twentieth Century-Fox screenplays, 1931-1963 (bulk 1937-1955). [1931-1963]

The MGM and Twentieth Century-Fox screenplays is a collection of 129 film scripts produced by the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and Twentieth Century-Fox studios between 1931 and 1963. Nearly all are musicals, and many scripts are present in multiple drafts. Included in the collection are the screenplays for Daddy Long Legs, Kiss Me Kate and Singin' in the Rain.

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As a result of the success of his Broadway musical Lady in the dark in 1941, German-born composer Kurt Weill and his wife, the singing actress Lotte Lenya, were able to buy "Brook House," in Rockland County, New York, moving there during their sixth year in the United States. From Brook House, and a couple of addresses in Los Angeles during his trips there, Weill kept in touch, until a month before his death, with his parents, who had emigrated to Israel in 1935. From the description...

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American television and motion picture screenwriter and novelist. Father of Ryan O'Neal. From the description of Papers of Charles O'Neal, 1942-1982. (University of Iowa Libraries). WorldCat record id: 233101713 ...

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Loos, Mary

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Fields, Sidney

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Tunberg, Karl

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Thompson, Marian, 1899-1983

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Seaton, George, 1911-1979

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Motion-picture writer and director. From the description of Reminiscences of George Seaton : oral history, 1958. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122684126 ...