Film script collection, 1939-1990 (inclusive), 1977-1990 (bulk)


Film script collection, 1939-1990 (inclusive), 1977-1990 (bulk)

Mimeographed and photocopied typescripts of film and television scripts for production. Includes scripts for Airplane, Animal House, Atlantic City, That Championship Season, The Deerhunter, Nijinsky, An Officer and a Gentleman, Popeye, Pretty Baby, Romancing the Stone, About Last Night, The Sure Thing, Casablanca, Chinatown, The River, The Dreamer, Star Trek, Top Gun, Remember the Night, Raging Bull, Once Upon a Time in America, Much Ado, Nashville, Aliens, Twin Peaks, and Wild at Heart. Script authors include: Steven L. Bloom, Jonathan Roberts, Michael McDowell, David Lynch, Paddy Chayefsky, Buck Henry, Harold Ramis, David Mamet, John Guare, Franco Zeffirelli, Nora Ephron, Thomas Babe, Larry Gelbart, James L. Brooks, Robert Towne, Preston Sturges, Orson Welles, and Larry McMurtry.

190 items


SNAC Resource ID: 7795705

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Welles, Orson, 1915-1985 (person)

Actor, writer, director, and producer for stage, radio, and film. From the description of Papers, 1930-1959. (Indiana University). WorldCat record id: 31734907 George Orson Welles, named for his parents' friend George Ade, was born on May 6, 1915, in Kenosha, Wisconsin. A child prodigy aided and encouraged by guardian Maurice Bernstein and teacher Roger Hill, Welles had considerable writing and acting experience before the age of twenty. Through the years this multi-talented...

Guare, John (person)

John Guare, playwright. Music by Stephen Edwards. From the description of Four baboons adoring the sun: typescript, 1992. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122466949 John Guare, playwright. From the description of Chaucer in Rome : typescript, May 23 - June 1, 2000. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 79408756 From the description of Lydie Breeze: typescript, 1981. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 144652486 ...

Gelbart, Larry (person)

Larry Simon Gelbart was born in Chicago, IL, Feb. 25, 1923-28 (sources vary); at age 16 he began comedy writing for radio's Maxwell House coffee times; from 1946-52, he continued writing for a variety of radio series such as Duffy's tavern (1946), Command performance (1946-47), and The Bob Hope show (1949-52); started writing for television in 1950 and worked on shows including The Red Buttons show and Caesar's television comedy hour; started his career playwriting in the early 1960s with the th...

Zeffirelli, Franco (person)

Epithet: Italian film and opera director British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000210.0x0001d7 ...

McMurtry, Larry (person)

Larry McMurtry, novelist, essayist, and screenwriter, was born in 1936 in Wichita Falls, Texas. He spent his early years on his father's ranch outside of Archer City. He graduated from the University of North Texas in 1958 and from a graduate program at Rice University in 1960. That same year he was a Stegner Fellow at Stanford University. His first novel Horseman, Pass By won the Jesse H. Jones Award from the Texas Institute of Letters in 1962. Hud, a movie based on this novel, received numerou...

Brooks, James Leslie (person)

James L. Brooks, screenwriter. From the description of Spanglish : screenplay. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 79468051 ...

Lynch, David, 1946-.... (person)

Roberts, Jonathan, 1956- (person)

Babe, Thomas. (person)

Mamet, David. (person)

Henry, Buck (person)

Sturges, Preston. (person)

Bloom, Steven, 1942- (person)

Chayefsky, Paddy, 1923-1981 (person)

Paddy Chayefsky (1923-1981) was born Sidney Aaron Chayefsky in the Bronx, New York. While recovering from injuries sustained while serving in the U.S. Army during WWII he began to write. He spent the rest of his life writing for the stage as well as the screen. From the guide to the Paddy Chayefsky TV Script, 1954, (University of Colorado at Boulder Libraries. Special Collections Dept.) Paddy Chayefsky (1923-1981) was born Sidney Aaron Chayefsky in the Bronx, New York. While...

McDowell, Michael. (person)

Towne, Robert (person)

Robert Towne, screenwriter. From the description of Personal best : screenplay, 1980, February 22. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122485702 Robert Towne and David Rayfiel, screenwriters. From the description of The firm : screenplay, 1993 February 14. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122580800 ...

Ephron, Nora (person)