The Fay and Michael Kanin papers span the years 1941-1984 and encompass 2.8 linear feet. The
collection includes scripts, miscellaneous photocopied correspondence, and photostats of storyboards for
A DOUBLE LIFE (1947). There are also photocopies of correspondence for Kanin Productions from 1948 to
1952. Oversize material consists of set design drawings, scene sketches, several costume design drawings,
and set plans and elevations for A DOUBLE LIFE, many by Harry Horner. There is no script material for
their respective solo writing careers and no biographical material.
Fay Kanin was an American screenwriter and producer. She married screenwriter Michael Kanin in 1940.
Michael Kanin earned an Academy Award for cowriting WOMAN OF THE YEAR (1942). The Kanins received an
Academy Award nomination in the writing category for TEACHER'S PET (1958).
2.8 linear feet of papers.
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