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Fay and Michael Kanin papers
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Description
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.
Background
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).
Extent
2.8 linear feet of papers.
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the Margaret Herrick Library. Researchers are responsible for obtaining all necessary rights, licenses, or permissions from the appropriate companies or individuals before quoting from or publishing materials obtained from the library.
Availability
Available by appointment only.