The Melville Shavelson papers span the years circa 1940s-1970s (bulk 1960s-1970s) and encompass
approximately 62 linear feet. The collection includes production material and scripts for CAST A GIANT
SHADOW (1966), MIXED COMPANY (1974), and THE WAR BETWEEN MEN AND WOMEN (1972). Two television programs,
THE DANNY THOMAS SHOW and MY WORLD AND WELCOME TO IT, are represented by scripts and some production
material. Finally, there are extensive project and script files, as well as correspondence, notes, some
early career papers, and three production design drawings.
Melville Shavelson was an American writer, producer, and director. With collaborator Jack Rose, he was
twice-nominated for an Academy Award in the writing category for THE SEVEN LITTLE FOYS (1955) and
HOUSEBOAT (1958). He served as president of the Writers Guild of America, West.
62 linear feet of papers.
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