Finding Aid for the Peter Stone Papers, ca. 1960-1967

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UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
Manuscripts Division
Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
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The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Finding Aid for the Peter Stone Papers, ca. 1960-1967

Collection number: 976

UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections

Manuscripts Division



Los Angeles, CA

Contact Information

  • Manuscripts Division
  • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
  • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
  • Box 951575
  • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
  • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
  • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
  • URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
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Manuscripts Division staff
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Alight Tsai and Caroline Cubé
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Descriptive Summary

Title: Peter Stone Papers,
Date (inclusive): ca. 1960-1967
Collection number: 976
Creator: Stone, Peter, 1930-
Extent: 7 boxes (3.5 linear ft.) 1 oversize box
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: Peter Stone (1930- ) was a writer for the stage and screen in the 1960s. He wrote various musicals on Broadway, including Kean (1961), Skyscraper (1965), and Two by two (1970). His film scripts include Charade (1963), Father Goose (1964), Mirage (1965), Sweet Charity (1969), and Someone is killing the great chefs of Europe (1978). The collection consists of manuscript and typescript screenplays by Stone. There are also related materials such as programs, playbills, photographs, reviews, and ephemera.
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

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  • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
  • Box 951575
  • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
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  • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Gift of Peter Stone, 1967-68.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Peter Stone Papers (Collection 976). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

Biography

Stone was born in Los Angeles, California, on February 27, 1930; attended Bard College and Yale University; established himself as a writer for the stage and screen in the 1960s; wrote various musicals on Broadway, including Kean (1961), Skyscraper (1965), 1776 (1969), and Two by two (1970); his film scripts include Charade (1963), Father Goose (1964), Mirage (1965), Arabesque (1966), Sweet Charity (1969), 1776 (1972), and Someone is killing the great chefs of Europe (1978); shared an Academy Award for the screenplay of Father Goose in 1964; occasionally used the pseudonym Pierre Marton.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of manuscript and typescript screenplays by Stone. Includes various drafts, typescripts showing additions and corrections, and rehearsal scripts. Also includes related materials such as programs, playbills, photographs, reviews, and ephemera.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Stone, Peter, 1930- --Archives.
Screenwriters--United States--Archival resources.
Dramatists--United States--Archival resources.
Screenplays.


Container List

 

Screenplays

 

Charade. 1963 (Stanley Donen Films, Incorporated)

Box 1

Revised draft, signed by Mr. Stone.

Box 1

Another copy of final draft, signed by Mr. Stone.

Box 1

Gold Medal edition of Charade, signed by Mr. Stone.

 

Arabesque. 1965 (L. Stanley Donen Enterprises)

Box 1

First typed script, fully annotated, and with changes in Mr. Stone's handwriting.

Physical Description: 156 leaves.
Box 1

Another copy, first photocopy, with annotations and changes in Mr. Stone's handwriting.

Box 1

Final photocopy, signed by Mr. Stone.

 

The Secret War of Private Frigg. 1966-67 (Universal Studios)

Box 3

Original draft, beginning with Scene 133, completely in Mr. Stone's hand.

Physical Description: 153 leaves. Unbound.
Box 2

Original first draft, annotated.

Physical Description: (First typescript). Grey cover.
Box 2

First typescript of corrected first draft, completely annotated in Mr. Stone's handwriting.

Physical Description: Grey cover.
Box 2

First draft screenplay, annotated with all changes in Mr. Stone's handwriting.

Physical Description: Green cover.
Box 2

Revised second draft, completely in Mr. Stone's handwriting.

Physical Description: Green cover.
Box 2

Final screenplay, completely annotated in Mr. Stone's handwriting.

Physical Description: Red cover.
Box 2

Final screenplay, with annotations.

Physical Description: Yellow cover.
Box 3

Complete file of call sheets, from first day of shooting. February 15-April 17, 1967.

 

Musicals

 

Kean. 1961 (Robert Lantz)

Box 3

First typescript, fully annotated and with all changes in Mr. Stone's handwriting.

Box 3

Typescript of second draft, with all changes and annotations in Mr. Stone's handwriting.

Box 3

Final draft, with all annotations and changes in Mr. Stone's handwriting.

Box 3

Program to the opening of Kean, signed by Mr. Stone.

Box 3

Playbill of premiers of Kean, signed by Mr. Stone.

Box 3

Stills, programs, review clippings, demonstration record.

 

Skyscraper. 1965 (Feuer and Martin Productions)

Box 4

Mr. Stone's rehearsal script, fully annotated and with all changes, in his handwriting.

Box 4

Another mimeographed copy of the final script signed by Mr. Stone.

Box 4

Program, premiere playbill, signed by Mr. Stone.

Box 4

Stills, demo, record, review clippings.

Note

Oversize record now in Box 8.
 

Teleplay (Television Special)

 

Androcles and the Lion

Box 5

The First Draft Teleplay.

Physical Description: Holographic, 113pp., with script revisions, additions, and corrections, all in ink, in the hand of Peter Stone.
Box 5

The Prologue.

Physical Description: First typescript, 64pp., with changes in ink by Peter Stone.
Box 5

Revised First Draft.

Physical Description: Mimeographed 85pp., with all script revisions, corrections, in red ink and pencil, by Mr. Stone.
Box 5

Rehearsal Script.

Physical Description: Mimeographed 128pp., again with corrections in red ink and pencil, in the hand of Mr. Stone.
Box 5

Final Script.

Physical Description: Mimeographed 78pp., signed by Mr. Stone.
Box 5

Demonstration record.

Physical Description: 10 inches. Recorded on one side only. Unique and made for Richard Rodgers, and signed on the sleeve by Peter Stone.
Box 5

Published stage play [1964].

Abstract: By George Bernard Shaw, completely annotated and signed by P. Stone. Penquin Books, Baltimore, publishers. Paperback.
Oversize Box 8

Recording. New York, RCA Victor. c. 1967.

Physical Description: 12 inches. 33 1/3 rpm. Stereo.
Abstract: Signed on the sleeve by Peter Stone. Recording of the TV Special.
 

Screenplays

Note

[Boxes 6-7]
 

Mirage

Box 6

A Screen Treatment for Fallen Angel ( Mirage).

Physical Description: Typescript, 116pp., profusely annotated with all revisions in Mr. Stone's hand. Unbound; held together by brads.
Box 6

First Draft Screenplay.

Physical Description: Typescript, original. 194pp. All revisions, in ink, in the hand of Mr. Stone. Unbound; held together by brads.
Box 6

Revised First Draft Screenplay.

Physical Description: Typescript, original 190pp., profusely annotated with all revisions, in the hand of Mr. Stone. In green binder.
Box 6

Second Revised First Draft Screenplay.

Physical Description: Typescript, original, 138pp., with all revisions, in pencil, in the hand of Mr. Stone. In green binder.
Box 6

Second Draft Screenplay.

Physical Description: Typescript, original, 185pp., with all revisions in pencil and ink, in the hand of Mr. Stone. In grey binder.
Box 7

Final Screenplay.

Physical Description: Typescript, original, 149pp., all revisions in pencil and ink, in the hand of Mr. Stone. In red binder.
Box 7

Revised Final Screenplay.

Physical Description: 146 leaves. Mimeographed, signed on the cover by Mr. Stone. In red binder.
 

Father Goose

Box 7

Revised First Draft Screenplay.

Physical Description: Typescript, original, 152pp. Revised in pencil in the hand of Mr. Stone. In green binder.
Box 7

First Draft Screenplay, plus 4 Draft Revisions.

Physical Description: All bound together. Mimeographed. 525pp., profusely annotated with all changes in ink and pencil in the hand of Mr. Stone. In red binder.
Box 7

Final screenplay.

Physical Description: Mimeographed 142pp., signed by P. Stone. In red binder.

Note

(Won Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, 1964).
 

Records

Box 8

Skyscraper - record. 1965.

Box 8

Androcles and the lion - record (signed). 1967.