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


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.

6 linear feet (6 records center boxes)

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