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Motion Picture Projects (ca.1930s-ca. 1972s, bulk 1938-1958)

Physical Description: Boxes 2, 5-11, 18-19

Scope and Content Note

The Motion Picture series contains script material and a small collection of stills related to motion picture projects featuring or including Joslyn. Included are scripts for My Sister Eileen, This Thing Called Love, Titanic, and Heaven Can Wait, among others. Additionally, there are scripts which may have been submitted to Joslyn for his consideration. The stills document selected film projects in which Joslyn was involved such as Café Society, Deep South, Hollywood Hotel, and No Time for Comedy, among others. The series is arranged alphabetically by motion picture project title. See also the Press Clipping series.
 

Box 2, Folder 13

Bedtime Story (A) - magazine ad tear out no date

Box 5, Folder 9

Bell for Adano (A) - final script 1944 Oct 27

Box 11, Folder 7

Beyond Tomorrow - loose script page no date

Note

Appears to be Beyond Tomorrow.
Box 5, Folder 9

Birthday - final script 1942 Dec 14

Note

Thought to be released as Heaven Can Wait.
Box 18, Folder 10

Brothers O'Toole (The) (1 of 2) - final script and revised pages 1972-73

Note

With call sheets, photocopies letters from colleagues, studio newsletter, and press clippings. Caricature drawing of Joslyn moved to Box 19, Folder 3.
Box 19, Folder 3

Brothers O'Toole (The) (2 of 2) - caricature of Joslyn 1972

Note

Signed by Mike. Removed from Box 18, Folder 10.
Box 1, Folder 4

Café Society - 9 photographs 1939

Box 5, Folder 10

Café Society (1 of 2) - script pages and revised buff script 1938

Box 5, Folder 11

Café Society (2 of 2) - first white script and script pages 1938

Box 6, Folder 1

Christmas in Connecticut - script 1944 Mar 20

Box 6, Folder 2

Clementine - final script 1947 Mar 18

Note

Thought to be released as Mickey.
Box 6, Folder 3

Colonel Effingham's Raid - revised final script 1944 Nov-Dec

Note

With revised pages dated Dec 1944.
Box 6, Folder 4

Dark Waters - first draft script with changes 1944 Mar

Box 1, Folder 5

Deep South - 47 photographs. no date

Note

Thought to be released as They Won't Forget.
Box 1, Folder 7

Expensive Husbands - 13 photographs no date

Box 6, Folder 5

Faculty Row - script 1942 Nov

Note

Thought to be released as Young Ideas.
Box 6, Folder 7

Fast and Furious - loose script pages 1939 Aug

Box 6, Folder 6

Fast and Furious - script 1939 Jul 28

Box 6, Folder 8

Fastest Gun Alive (The) - script and souvenir program 1955

Box 6, Folder 9

Girl Trouble - first draft continuity script 1942 Mar 31

Box 7, Folder 1

Harriet Craig - fourth revised final draft loose script pages 1950 Apr

Box 2, Folder 15

Heaven Can Wait - ad from Hollywood Reporter 1943 July

Box 7, Folder 2

Hit the Deck - script 1954 Jun

Box 1, Folder 8

Hollywood Hotel - 34 photographs no date

Box 7, Folder 3

Home Sweet Homicide - first draft continuity script 1946 Jan 10

Box 7, Folder 4

Horn Blows at Midnight (The) - part one revised final script pages 1943- 1944

Note

With added scenes and retakes dated Oct 1944.
Box 7, Folder 5

Hot Spot - final script and playbill 1941 Jul 11

Note

Thought to be released as I Wake Up Screaming.
Box 7, Folder 6

I Love Melvin - script 1952 Apr

Box 1, Folder 9

If I Had My Way - 13 photographs 1940

Note

One item inscribed by Allyn Joslyn.
Box 7, Folder 7

If I Had My Way - revised final script 1940 Feb 2

Box 7, Folder 8

If the Shroud Fits - first draft 1943 Jan 26

Note

Thought to be released as Dangerous Blondes.
Box 1, Folder 10

If You Knew Susie - 3 photographs ca. 1947

Box 7, Folder 9

Imitation of Life - revised final screenplay 1958 Jul 10

Box 1, Folder 21

Immortal Sergeant - 5 photographs no date

Note

Thought to be from Immortal Sergeant based on press clippings from collection.
Box 8, Folder 1

Immortal Sergeant - revised final script 1942 Aug

Box 8, Folder 2

Imposter (The) - script 1943 Aug

Box 8, Folder 3

Innocent Affair - script ca. 1948

Box 8, Folder 4

Island in the Sky - revised script 1953 Jan

Box 8, Folder 5

Jazz Singer (The) - part one revised final script 1952 Jul

Box 8, Folder 6

Junior Miss - final script 1945 Jan 20

Box 8, Folder 7

Lady in Ermine (The) - first draft continuity script 1947 Jun 3

Box 8, Folder 8

Lady of the House (The) - fourth revised final draft 1950 Mar

Note

Thought to be released as Harriet Craig.
Box 8, Folder 9

Marriage of Inconvenience - script no date

Box 8, Folder 10

Miracle of the Moor - script 1947

Box 9, Folder 1

My Sister Eileen - revised final draft script 1942 May 19

Box 9, Folder 2

Nearer My God to Thee - revised final script 1952 Oct 22

Note

Thought to be released as Titanic.
Box 9, Folder 3

Nightmare in the Sun - final revised script 1963 Jul 31

Box 1, Folder 12

No Time for Comedy - 59 photographs ca. 1940

Box 9, Folder 4

No Time for Comedy - final script 1940 Apr 4

Box 9, Folder 5

Octopus and Miss Smith (The) - part one final script 1949 Feb 10

Note

Thought to be released as The Lady Takes a Sailor.
Box 9, Folder 6

Once Upon a Thursday - script 1942 Feb

Note

Thought to be released as The Affairs of Martha.
Box 19, Folder 4

Only Angels Have Wings - 2 mounted photographs no date

Note

Thought to be a behind the scenes shot. Title thought to be formerly known as Plane No. 4. See also Box 1, Folder 14 for additional stills.
Box 9, Folder 7

Only Angels Have Wings - loose script pages 1938

Note

Thought to be Only Angels Have Wings based on pages labeled: Plane Number Four and character names.
Box 11, Folder 6

Personal History - test scenes no date

Note

Released as Foreign Correspondent.
Box 1, Folder 14

Plane No. 4 - 10 photographs. no date

Note

Thought to be released as Only Angels Have Wings. See also Box 19, Folder 4 with photographs for Only Angels Have Wings.
Box 9, Folder 8

Public Pigeon No. 1 - first draft estimating script 1956

Box 9, Folder 9

Rendezvous in Rio - final draft script 1946 Apr

Note

With revised pages dated May 3, 1946.
Box 9, Folder 10

Repeat Performance - script 1946 Aug 7

Box 10, Folder 1

Rich Man, Poor Man - incomplete revised estimating script 1946 Sep 20

Box 1, Folder 15

Shining Hour (The) - 1 photograph no date

Box 10, Folder 2

Shining Hour (The) - incomplete script 1938 Aug 18

Box 1, Folder 16

Shocking Miss Pilgrim (The) - 5 photographs no date

Box 10, Folder 3

Shocking Miss Pilgrim (The) - shooting final script 1945 Nov

Note

With revisions dated Nov 10, 1945 and music for The Back Bay Polka. Radio sound recording in Box 21 Folder ?.
Box 10, Folder 4

Shocking Miss Pilgrim (The) - shooting final script 1945 Nov

Note

With revisions dated Nov 10 and Nov 19, 1945. See also sound recording, Box 21 Folder ?.
Box 10, Folder 5

So This is New York - first draft screenplay ca. 1947

Box 10, Folder 6

Spring Parade - revised final script 1940 May 18

Box 10, Folder 7

Stalk the Hunter - final draft script 1944 May 8

Note

Thought to be released as Strange Affair.
Box 1, Folder 18

Sweethearts - 2 photographs no date

Box 10, Folder 8

Sweethearts - script and loose script pages 1938

Box 10, Folder 9

This Thing Called Love - loose script pages no date

Note

Appears to be This Thing Called Love.
Box 10, Folder 10

This Thing Called Love - revised final draft script 1940 Aug 24

Box 11, Folder 2

This Thing Called Love - revised pages for second revised final draft script 1940

Note

With shooting schedules and retakes pages.
Box 11, Folder 1

This Thing Called Love - second revised final draft script 1940 Sep 11

Box 1, Folder 19

Titanic - 1 photograph no date

Box 11, Folder 3

Very Remarkable Fellow (A) - final script 1946 Aug 28

Box 2, Folder 17

Wife Takes a Flyer - ad from Variety (3 copies) 1942 May

Box 11, Folder 4

Will You Love Me in December? - final script 1950 Oct 27

Note

Thought to be released as As Young As You Feel.
Box 11, Folder 5

You Gotta Stay Happy - script 1948 Apr

 

Radio Projects (1935, 1940s)

Physical Description: Boxes 15, 21

Scope and Content Note

The Radio series contains script material and a small number of audio recordings for radio projects in which Joslyn was involved. The series is arranged alphabetically into sub-series by radio series title. The processor created the sub-series Unknown Radio Projects for items not identified with a produced radio program and which may have been project ideas submitted to Joslyn for his consideration. The files within each sub-series are arranged alphabetically by episode or program title. Among the scripts are writings for The Joan Davis Show and advertising spots for Velure Lotion. The sound recordings include My Life of Caroline, Skylark, and Talk of the Town presented by the Lady Esther Screen Guild Players. (The "Screen Guild was a charity show donating all star fees" to the Motion Picture Relief Fund which was used to build the Motion Picture Country House for "aging and indigent screen stars." Joslyn would later live his last days at the Motion Picture Country House). Use of audio material requires production of listening copies. See also Press Clippings series for press clippings.
 

Hollywood Star Time

Box 21

Junior Miss - audio recordings 1946 Mar 24

Note

RESTRICTED ACCESS - Use of audio material requires production of listening copies. Prepared for Joslyn by Foote, Cone, and Belding. Includes additional Hollywood Star Time recording dated 7/28/44. (4 discs). Personalized record album in box 22.
Box 22

Junior Miss - personalized record album 1946 Mar 24

Note

Discs in box 21.
 

Joan Davis Show

Box 15, Folder 9

Joan Davis Show - script 1947 Feb 24

 

Lady Esther Screen Guild Players

Box 21

My Life With Caroline - audio recordings 1945 Oct 8

Note

RESTRICTED ACCESS - Use of audio material requires production of listening copies. Prepared for Joslyn compliments of the Lady Esther company. (3 discs). Personalized record album in box 22.
Box 22

My Life with Caroline - personalized record album 1945 Oct 8

Note

Discs in box 21.
Box 21

Skylark - audio recordings 1943 Aug 23

Note

RESTRICTED ACCESS - Use of audio material requires production of listening copies. Prepared for Joslyn compliments of the Lady Esther company. Includes additional unlabeled disc. (4 discs). Personalized record album in box 22.
Box 22

Skylark - personalized record album 1943 Aug 23

Note

Discs in box 21.
Box 21

Talk of the Town (The) - audio recordings 1946 May 13

Note

RESTRICTED ACCESS - Use of audio material requires production of listening copies. Prepared for Joslyn compliments of the Lady Esther company. Includes additional disc labeled The Shocking Miss Pilgrim. (4 discs). Personalized record album in box 22.
Box 22

Talk of the Town (The) - personalized record album 1946 May 13

Note

Discs in box 21.
 

This Is My Best

Box 15, Folder 18

Employment agreement signed by JAJ 1945 Oct 17

Note

From Batten, Barton, Durstine and Osborn - for Cresta Blanca Wine Company and thought to be for the episode: Venus Didn't Diet.
 

Unknown Radio Projects

Box 15, Folder 10

Julie's Mr. Ames - tentative outline no date

Box 15, Folder 11

Red Mallory - proposal and script pages no date

Box 15, Folder 12

Velure Lotion - advertising spot scripts 1935 Sep

Box 15, Folder 13

Voice of Broadway - script 1942 Jun 9

Note

Dorothy Kilgallen, Voice of Broadway, sponsored by Johnson and Johnson.
 

Stage Projects (1924, late 1930s, early 1940s, and early 1950s)

Physical Description: Boxes 2, 3-5

Scope and Content Note

The Stage Projects consists of scripts for stage productions featuring Joslyn and/or submitted to him for his consideration. The series is arranged alphabetically by production title. Several of the scripts are undated; dated materials range from 1937-1952. See also the Press Clippings series.
 

Box 3, Folder 2

Adam's Other Wife - play script no date

Note

Also known as Mrs. Curtis the First.
Box 3, Folder 3

Afternoon - A Play in Three Acts by Dorcas Ruthenburg no date

Box 1, Folder 1

All That Glitters - 9 photographs ca. 1938

Note

Thought to be for stage production.
Box 3, Folder 4

And the Angels Sang by Bella and Samuel Spewack - play script. no date

Box 1, Folder 2

Arsenic and Old Lace - 7 photographs no date

Note

Thought to be for stage production.
Box 2, Folder 12

Arsenic and Old Lace - promotional ephemera no date, 1941

Box 3, Folder 5

Astrologer Fainted (The) - play script no date

Box 1, Folder 3

Boy Meets Girl - - 36 photographs no date

Note

Thought to be for stage production. Some items identified as Boy Meets Girl by Bella and Samuel Spewack A George Abbott Production Cort Theatre, N.Y. and/or Photograph by Vandamm Studio, N.Y.
Box 2, Folder 14

Boy Meets Girl - playbills no date

Box 3, Folder 6

Cloud Chamber (The) - A Comedy in Three Acts by Robert L. Craig - play script 1942 Aug

Box 3, Folder 8

Collector's Item - Actors' Equity Association agreement form signed by AJ 1952 Jan 11

Box 3, Folder 7

Collector's Item - annotated play script and playbills no date

Note

Script is untitled and thought to be Collector's Item based on character names and story line. Playbills from Booth Theatre.
Box 3, Folder 9

Debt (The) - play script no date

Note

Also known as Palace on the Sand.
Box 15, Folder 14

Desert Isle - script pages no date

Note

Thought to be stage production.
Box 3, Folder 10

Don't Run, Walk - Some Comedy, Farce, Mystery and What Not in Three Acts - play script 1939 Mar 17

Box 3, Folder 11

Drat! The Cat! - play script no date

Box 3, Folder 12

Fancy Meeting You Again - play script no date

Box 3, Folder 12

Flahooley - play script no date

Box 4, Folder 1

Hand in Glove - play script 1943 Jan 27

Box 4, Folder 2

Happy Ending (The) - play script no date

Box 4, Folder 3

He Drew a Blank - play script no date

Box 4, Folder 4

Highland Fling (A) - play script no date

Box 5, Folder 7

Honesty is the Pest Policy - A Three Act Play - title page only no date

Box 4, Folder 5

It's Always Fair Weather!! - play script no date

Box 4, Folder 6

Magnum Opus - play script 1938

Box 2, Folder 16

Misalliance - playbills (3 copies) no date

Note

Directed by Joslyn.
Box 4, Folder 7

Once There Was a Russian - play script no date

Box 4, Folder 8

Overtons (The) - play script no date

Box 1, Folder 13

Paolo and Francesca - 6 photographs no date

Note

Thought to be for stage production.
Box 4, Folder 9

Police! Police! - play script no date

Box 4, Folder 10

Prodigal Father (The) - play script 1937

Box 5, Folder 1

Promise Past the Night - play script no date

Box 5, Folder 2

Ready-Made Tomorrows - play script no date

Box 5, Folder 3

Rx - One Pill in Hot Water - play script no date

Box 5, Folder 4

Silk Hat Harry - play script no date

Box 1, Folder 17

Six Characters in Search of an Author - 1 photograph 1924

Note

Thought to be for stage production.
Box 5, Folder 5

This is on Me - play script no date

Box 2, Folder 18

Tobacco Road - playbill no date

Note

Project of Dorothy Yockel (AJ's wife).
Box 5, Folder 6

Together Again - play script no date

Box 3, Folder 1

Untitled play script no date

 

Television Projects (1950s-mid 1960s)

Physical Description: Boxes 11-15, 18

Scope and Content Note

The Television Projects series consists mostly of scripts and a small number of stills and press clippings for television projects where Joslyn was either a featured player or had a guest role. The series is arranged alphabetically into subseries by television series or television program title. The processor created the sub-series Other Television Projects for the small number of items not identified with a produced television program and which may have been project ideas submitted to Joslyn for his consideration. The files within each sub-series are arranged alphabetically by episode or project title. Among the many television projects are 25-plus scripts and a small number of stills from the 1960s television series McKeever and the Colonel, where Joslyn starred as Colonel Harvey Blackwell from 1962-1963. Additionally, there is a small number of scripts, stills, and press clippings for The Eve Arden Show, where Joslyn had an ongoing role as George Howell (1957-58). See also the Press Clipping series.
 

20th Century-Fox Hour (The)

Box 15, Folder 3

Christopher Bean - revised final script 1955 Oct 17

 

Addams Family

Box 11, Folder 12

Gomez the Politician - revised script pages 1964 Sep

 

Alaskans (The)

Box 11, Folder 13

Trail North - revised final script 1959 Apr 27

 

Alfred Hitchcock Presents

Box 11, Folder 14

Make Me An Offer - script 1959 Jan 13

Box 11, Folder 15

Right Price (The) - script pages no date

Note

Thought to be for Alfred Hitchcock Presents series.
 

Bachelor Father

Box 12, Folder 1

Bentley and the Travel Agent - script 1960 Feb 17

 

Ben Casey

Box 12, Folder 2

When Givers Prove Unkind - final draft script 1965 Jul 23

 

Cheyenne

Box 12, Folder 3

Top Hand - revised final script 1957 Sep 27

 

Chrysler Theatre

Box 12, Folder 4

The Square Peg - revised script 1964 Jan

 

Eve Arden Show (The)

Box 1, Folder 6

Eve Arden Show (The) - 2 photographs no date

Box 18, Folder 18

Eve Arden Show (The) - magazine publications 1957

Note

Reference or mention of the Eve Arden Show: TV-Radio Life, TV Radio Mirror, and TV Star Parade.
Box 18, Folder 15

Eve Arden Show (The) - press clippings 1958

Box 18, Folder 16

Eve Arden Show (The) - press clippings 1957-58

Box 18, Folder 17

Eve Arden Show (The) - press clippings 1957? Sep-Dec

Note

TV Guide review and TV Guides (5) listing the Eve Arden Show.
Box 18, Folder 12

Eve Arden Show (The) - press clippings (1 of 3) 1957

Box 18, Folder 13

Eve Arden Show (The) - press clippings (2 of 3) 1957

Box 18, Folder 14

Eve Arden Show (The) - press clippings (3 of 3) 1957

Box 18, Folder 11

Eve Arden Show (The) - printed ephemera 1957

Note

Congratulatory telegram, tickets, and press release for Temple Foundation in Philadelphia.
Box 12, Folder 5

Hollywood Offer (The) -revised script 1957 Dec 6

Box 12, Folder 6

Liza and the Harvard Man -first draft script 1958 Jan 22

Box 12, Folder 7

Liza Meets Young Korea - first draft script 1957 Dec 30

Box 12, Folder 8

Liza's Nightmare - script no date

Box 12, Folder 9

Liza's Reunion Dance - first draft script 1957 Nov 18

Box 12, Folder 10

Mary's Report Card - first draft script 1957 Nov 27

Box 12, Folder 11

New Tenant (The) - first draft script 1957 Nov 11

Box 12, Folder 12

Rivals (The) - first draft script 1957 Dec 11

 

Ford Theatre

Box 1, Folder 20

All For A Man - 4 photographs ca. 1956

Note

Thought to be publicity stills for the Ford Theatre television production, All For A Man with Linda Darnell.
Box 12, Folder 13

Slide, Darling, Slide - final draft script 1954 Jun 22

Note

With script for promotional spot.
 

Gale Storm Show (The)

Box 12, Folder 14

Happy Horoscope - third series script and call sheet 1959 Mar 18

Note

Script subtitled Oh! Susanna.
 

Great Adventure (The)

Box 12, Folder 15

Man Who Stole New York City (The) - revised script 1963

 

Guestward Ho!

Box 12, Folder 16

Dimples Goes Hollywood - script 1960 Nov 2

 

Harrigan and Son

Box 13, Folder 1

You Can Fight City Hall - final revised script 1960 Sep 20

 

Lawman

Box 13, Folder 2

Sin Buster (The) - first draft script 1960 Nov 18

 

McKeever and the Colonel

Box 13, Folder 4

All Quiet on the Westfield Front - script 1962 Nov 27

Box 13, Folder 5

Army Mule (The) - script 1962 Jul 18

Box 13, Folder 6

Blackwell the Retread - revised script 1962 Jan 23

Box 13, Folder 7

Blackwell's Stand - script 1962 Aug 22

Box 13, Folder 8

Bugle Sounds (The) - final shooting script and call sheet 1962 Jun 7

Box 13, Folder 9

By the Book - final shooting script, call sheet and shooting schedule 1962 Jun 6

Box 13, Folder 10

Cooky Crumbles (The) -script 1962 Aug 17

Box 13, Folder 3

Correspondence and other papers no date, 1962-63

Note

Handwritten notes, itinerary, letters and telegrams all related to the McKeever show.
Box 13, Folder 11

Feat of Clay - revised script 1962 Nov 15

Box 13, Folder 12

For Dear Old Westfield - script 1962 Oct 1

Box 13, Folder 13

General McKeever - script 1962 Jul 12

Box 13, Folder 14

Hand in Glove -script 1962 Sep 25

Box 13, Folder 15

Happy Birthday Colonel - revised script 1962 Oct 29

Box 13, Folder 16

Love Comes to Westfield - script 1962 Nov 26

Box 13, Folder 17

Make Room for Mother - script 1962 Nov 15

Box 13, Folder 18

Mascot (The) - script 1962 Jul 18

Box 13, Folder 19

McKeever and the Celestial Bells - revised script 1962 Jun 15

Box 1, Folder 11

McKeever and the Colonel - 27 photographs no date

Box 19, Folder 1

McKeever and the Colonel - prop newspaper no date

Note

2 copies.
Box 13, Folder 20

McKeever Meets Munroe - script, call sheets and shooting schedule 1963 Jan 30

Box 13, Folder 21

McKeever's Astronaut - revised script 1962 Oct 17

Box 14, Folder 1

Neighbor (The) - script 1962 Oct 30

Box 14, Folder 2

Old Grad (The) - script 1962 Dec 14

Box 14, Folder 3

Old Grad (The) - script 1963 Jan 16

Box 14, Folder 5

Pilot - revised script 1960 Nov 11

Box 14, Folder 4

Pilot - script no date

Box 14, Folder 6

Project: Walkie-Talkie - script 1962 Oct 31

Box 14, Folder 7

Relative Matter (A) - revised script 1963 Jan 8

Box 14, Folder 8

Straight and Narrow - script 1962 Jul 10

Box 14, Folder 9

Too Many Sergeants - script 1962 Oct 3

Box 14, Folder 10

TV or Not TV - revised script 1962 Jun 18

 

Michael Shayne

Box 14, Folder 11

Final Settlement - script 1960 Dec 9

 

My Three Sons

Box 14, Folder 12

One Of Our Moose is Missing - revised script 1964 Mar-Apr

 

NBC Matinee Theatre

Box 14, Folder 13

Pushover (The) - title page no date

 

Peter Loves Mary

Box 14, Folder 14

Make a Million - script 1960 Aug 3

Box 14, Folder 15

Make a Million - script 1960 Aug 3

 

Rawhide

Box 14, Folder 16

Incident at Ashton Corners - final draft script 1964 Feb 4

 

Ray Bolger Show (The)

Box 14, Folder 17

Ray Bolger Show (The) - script no date

Box 14, Folder 18

Where's Raymond? (The Shoe Store) - first draft script 1954 Feb 26

 

Target: The Corruptors

Box 14, Folder 19

Book of Faces (A) - revised script 1963 Mar 7

 

Those Whiting Girls

Box 14, Folder 20

Barbara's Love Song - script no date

 

Tom Ewell Show (The)

Box 15, Folder 1

Prying Eye (The) - script and call sheet 1961 Feb 9

 

Topper

Box 15, Folder 2

Topper - script no date

 

Unknown Television Projects

Box 11, Folder 8

Cracker Barrel - An Original Weekly, One-Hour Live Television Program - project proposal 1959 Feb 10

Box 11, Folder 9

Lucky Louis Series - The Boy Who Talked to Himself - script no date

Box 11, Folder 10

Publicity Girl - teleplay by Jerry Davis no date

Box 11, Folder 11

Real George - first draft script 1953 Mar 29

 

Untouchables (The)

Box 15, Folder 4

Silent Partner - first draft teleplay and call sheet 1961 Oct 27

Note

Memo and copies of unsigned contracts from [Sid Gold] (not necessarily related to The Untouchables).
 

Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color

Box 15, Folder 5

Kilroy Part I - shooting script 1964 Jul 15

Note

The War at Wilton Junction.
Box 15, Folder 6

Kilroy Part II - shooting script and call sheets 1964 Jul 15

Note

Oscar the Great.
Box 15, Folder 7

Kilroy Part III - first draft teleplay 1964 Jun 5

Note

The Reluctant Dog-Catcher.
 

Westinghouse Preview Theatre

Box 15, Folder 8

Heave Ho Harrigan (created as a comedy series for television) - script 1959 Mar 19

 

Correspondence (ca. 1940s-1960s)

Physical Description: Box 2

Scope and Content Note

The Correspondence series is a mix of letters, telegrams, and/or cards to Joslyn that appear to be related to both personal matters and professional activities. Also included are a very small number of items to Josylyn's wife and daughter. The files are arranged alphabetically by file titles which reflect the contents of the folders. All file titles have been supplied by the processor.
 

Box 2, Folder 9

Business correspondence to Allyn Joslyn 1940s

Box 2, Folder 10

Business correspondence to Allyn Joslyn 1950s

Box 2, Folder 11

Business correspondence to Allyn Joslyn 1960s

Box 2, Folder 8

Fan mail to Allyn Joslyn 1931, 1944, no date

Box 2, Folder 7

To Allyn Joslyn from friends no date

Note

Including Charles Coburn and Glenn Ford among others.
Box 2, Folder 6

To Allyn Joslyn from Mother 1942, 1957

Box 2, Folder 3

To Dorothy Joslyn 1933, 1944-45

Box 2, Folder 4

To Linda Joslyn no date

Box 2, Folder 5

To Mr. and Mrs. Joslyn 1942, 1962-63

 

Memorabilia (1930a-1960s)

Physical Description: Boxes 2, 19

Scope and Content Note

The Memorabilia series includes a small collection of playbills, programs, memorabilia, and other printed ephemera collected by Joslyn. Also included is a small amount of membership mailings/printed ephemera from professional organizations. The files are arranged alphabetically by folder title which reflect the contents of the folder. All file titles have been supplied by the processor.
 

Box 2, Folder 21

Actors' Equity - membership ephemera 1936, 1963, 1965,

Box 2, Folder 2

Allyn Joslyn drawing (unsigned by artist) no date

Box 2, Folder 1

Allyn Joslyn personal memorabilia no date

Note

With address book, miscellaneous handwritten notes, SAG identification card, MGM questionnaire pertaining to the Draft, menu card from the S.S. Saramacca. Also includes Actors Equity card for AJ's wife Dorothy Yockel.
Box 2, Folder 19

Assorted event playbills and programs 1935-36, 1951, 1958, no date

Box 2, Folder 26

Celebrity Service Information and Research Daily Bulletin 1945 June

Note

Celebrity of today: Allyn Joslyn.
Box 2, Folder 22

Coffee House (The) - membership ephemera 1959 Apr 15

Box 2, Folder 23

Masquers Club - membership certificate no date

Box 2, Folder 24

Players - membership ephemera 1930s-1970s

Box 2, Folder 25

Screen Actors Guild - membership ephemera 1942, 1978

Box 2, Folder 20

Sheet Music 1921, no date

Note

Forgive Me, Tears Made You Mine; and Greenwhich Village Follies: Swanee River Moon, and When Dreams Come True.
Box 2, Folder 27

Talent Scout 1945 Nov

Note

Lists editor Alan Allyn (could this be AJ?).
 

Press Clippings (ca. 1940s-1964 and 1976)

Physical Description: Boxes 15-19

Scope and Content Note

The Press Clippings series is a mixture of reviews, publicity, and promotional write-ups about Joslyn and/or the various projects or events in which he was involved during his career. The series is arranged chronologically into sub-series by decade. The chronological arrangement of the series often brings together information about particular projects, during specific periods of Joslyn's career such as Arsenic and Old Lace (stage version), Immortal Sergeant, Titanic, and The Wife Takes a Flyer. Whenever possible, known project titles are listed in the notes field. A portion of the clippings were sent to Joslyn by the Henry Arnsten Public Relations company. The files within each sub-series are arranged chronologically. Joslyn's name appears in the notes field in the abbreviated form, "AJ."
 

1930s

Box 15, Folder 19

Clipping on scrapbook page ca. 1931

Note

Only one page of clippings found in scrapbook.
Box 16, Folder 2

Clippings - 1930s 1930s

Note

With information for Boy Meets Girl, Fast and Furious, and They Won't Forget, among others.
 

1940s

Box 18, Folder 19

Box Office Digest publications 1945-46; 1950

Note

Three issues of the publication mentioning Joslyn and/or projects for which he was involved).
Box 16, Folder 3

Clippings - 1940-41 1940-41

Note

With information for Arsenic and Old Lace, among others.
Box 16, Folder 12

Clippings - 1944 1944

Note

With information for Strange Affair and The Imposter, among others.
Box 16, Folder 13

Clippings - 1945-49 1945-49

Note

Publicity with brief mentions and/or reference to AJ.
Box 16, Folder 10

Clippings - Apr-Aug 1943 1943 Apr-Aug

Note

With information for Heaven Can Wait and HellZaPoppin, USO Camp show, among others.
Box 16, Folder 8

Clippings - Dec 1942 1942 Dec

Note

Publicity with brief mentions and or reference to AJ.
Box 16, Folder 4

Clippings - Jan-Feb 1942 1942 Jan-Feb

Note

With information for I Wake Up Screaming, among others.
Box 16, Folder 9

Clippings - Jan-Mar 1943 1943 Jan-Mar

Note

With information for Immortal Sergeant, among others.
Box 16, Folder 7

Clippings - Jun 1942 1942 Jun

Note

With information for The Wife Takes a Flyer.
Box 16, Folder 5

Clippings - Mar-May 1942 (1 of 2) 1942 Mar-May

Note

With information for Bedtime Story, among others.
Box 16, Folder 6

Clippings - Mar-May 1942 (2 of 2) 1942 Mar-May

Note

With information for The Wife Takes a Flyer.
Box 16, Folder 11

Clippings - Sep-Dec 1943 1943 Sep-Dec

Note

With information for Dangerous Blondes.
Box 19, Folder 6

Motion Picture Herald publications 1943-45

Note

Six issues of the publication mentioning Joslyn and/or projects for which he was involved.
 

1950s

Box 16, Folder 14

Clippings - 1950-51 1950-51

Note

With information for Harriet Craig and As Young As You Feel.
Box 16, Folder 15

Clippings - 1952 1952

Note

With information for Collector's Item, among others.
Box 16, Folder 16

Clippings - 1953 (1 of 2) 1953

Note

With information for Island in the Sky, among others.
Box 16, Folder 17

Clippings - 1953 (2 of 2) 1953

Note

With information for Titanic, among others.
Box 17, Folder 1

Clippings - Apr 1956 (1 of 2) 1956 Apr

Note

Publicity with brief mentions and/or reference to AJ.
Box 17, Folder 2

Clippings - Apr 1956 (2 of 2) 1956 Apr

Note

Publicity with brief mentions and/or reference to AJ.
Box 17, Folder 8

Clippings - Aug 1956 (1 of 2) 1956 Aug

Note

Publicity with brief mentions and/or reference to AJ.
Box 17, Folder 9

Clippings - Aug 1956 (2 of 2) 1956 Aug

Note

Publicity with brief mentions and/or reference to AJ.
Box 18, Folder 4

Clippings - Aug-Oct 1958 1958 Aug-Oct

Note

Publicity with brief mentions and/or reference to AJ.
Box 16, Folder 18

Clippings - Dec 1955 (1 of 3) 1955 Dec

Note

Publicity with brief mentions and/or reference to AJ.
Box 16, Folder 19

Clippings - Dec 1955 (2 of 3) 1955 Dec

Note

Publicity with brief mentions and/or reference to AJ.
Box 16, Folder 20

Clippings - Dec 1955 (3 of 3) 1955 Dec

Note

Publicity with brief mentions and/or reference to AJ.
Box 17, Folder 17

Clippings - Dec 1956 1956 Dec

Note

Publicity with brief mentions and/or reference to AJ.
Box 17, Folder 25

Clippings - Dec 1957 1957 Dec

Note

Publicity with brief mentions and/or reference to AJ.
Box 16, Folder 23

Clippings - Feb 1956 (1 of 3) 1956 Feb

Note

Publicity with brief mentions and/or reference to AJ.
Box 16, Folder 24

Clippings - Feb 1956 (2 of 3) 1956 Feb

Note

Publicity with brief mentions and/or reference to AJ.
Box 16, Folder 25

Clippings - Feb 1956 (3 of 3) 1956 Feb

Note

Publicity with brief mentions and/or reference to AJ.
Box 18, Folder 3

Clippings - Feb-Mar 1958 1958 Feb-Mar

Note

Publicity with brief mentions and/or reference to AJ.
Box 16, Folder 21

Clippings - Jan 1956 (1 of 2) 1956 Jan

Note

Publicity with brief mentions and/or reference to AJ.
Box 16, Folder 22

Clippings - Jan 1956 (2 of 2) 1956 Jan

Note

Publicity with brief mentions and/or reference to AJ.
Box 18, Folder 1

Clippings - Jan 1958 (1 of 2) 1958 Jan

Note

Publicity with brief mentions and/or reference to AJ.
Box 18, Folder 2

Clippings - Jan 1958 (2 of 2) 1958 Jan

Note

Publicity with brief mentions and/or reference to AJ.
Box 17, Folder 18

Clippings - Jan-Feb 1957 1957 Jan-Feb

Note

With information for I Wake Up Screaming, among others.
Box 17, Folder 6

Clippings - Jul 1956 (1 of 2) 1956 Jul

Note

Publicity with brief mentions and/or reference to AJ.
Box 17, Folder 7

Clippings - Jul 1956 (2 of 2) 1956 Jul

Note

Publicity with brief mentions and/or reference to AJ.
Box 17, Folder 5

Clippings - Jun 1956 1956 Jun

Note

Publicity with brief mentions and/or reference to AJ.
Box 17, Folder 19

Clippings - Jun-Aug 1957 1957 Jun-Aug

Note

Publicity with brief mentions and/or reference to AJ.
Box 16, Folder 26

Clippings - Mar 1956 (1 of 3) 1956 Mar

Note

Publicity with brief mentions and/or reference to AJ.
Box 16, Folder 27

Clippings - Mar 1956 (2 of 3) 1956 Mar

Note

Publicity with brief mentions and/or reference to AJ.
Box 16, Folder 1

Clippings - Mar 1956 (3 of 3) 1956 Mar

Note

Publicity with brief mentions and/or reference to AJ.
Box 17, Folder 3

Clippings - May 1956 (1 of 2) 1956 May

Note

Publicity with brief mentions and/or reference to AJ.
Box 17, Folder 4

Clippings - May 1956 (2 of 2) 1956 May

Note

Publicity with brief mentions and/or reference to AJ.
Box 17, Folder 14

Clippings - Nov 1956 (1 of 3) 1956 Nov

Note

Publicity with brief mentions and/or reference to AJ.
Box 17, Folder 15

Clippings - Nov 1956 (2 of 3) 1956 Nov

Note

Publicity with brief mentions and/or reference to AJ.
Box 17, Folder 16

Clippings - Nov 1956 (3 of 3) 1956 Nov

Note

Publicity with brief mentions and/or reference to AJ.
Box 17, Folder 23

Clippings - Nov 1957 (1 of 2) 1957 Nov

Note

Publicity with brief mentions and/or reference to AJ.
Box 17, Folder 24

Clippings - Nov 1957 (2 of 2) 1957 Nov

Note

Publicity with brief mentions and/or reference to AJ.
Box 17, Folder 12

Clippings - Oct 1956 (1 of 2) 1956 Oct

Note

Publicity with brief mentions and/or reference to AJ.
Box 17, Folder 13

Clippings - Oct 1956 (2 of 2) 1956 Oct

Note

Publicity with brief mentions and/or reference to AJ.
Box 17, Folder 21

Clippings - Oct 1957 (1 of 2) 1957 Oct

Note

Publicity with brief mentions and/or reference to AJ.
Box 17, Folder 22

Clippings - Oct 1957 (2 of 2) 1957 Oct

Note

Publicity with brief mentions and/or reference to AJ.
Box 17, Folder 10

Clippings - Sep 1956 (1 of 2) 1956 Sep

Note

Publicity with brief mentions and/or reference to AJ.
Box 17, Folder 11

Clippings - Sep 1956 (2 of 2) 1956 Sep

Note

Publicity with brief mentions and/or reference to AJ.
Box 17, Folder 20

Clippings - Sep 1957 1957 Sep

Note

Publicity with brief mentions and/or reference to AJ.
 

1960s

Box 18, Folder 5

Clippings - 1961-63 (1 of 2) 1961-63

Note

With information for McKeever and the Colonel, among others.
Box 18, Folder 6

Clippings - 1961-63 (2 of 2) 1961-63

Note

Hollywood Reporter and Variety publications.
Box 18, Folder 7

Clippings - 1964 (1 of 2) 1964

Note

With information for The Addams Family.
Box 18, Folder 8

Clippings - 1964 (2 of 2) 1964

Note

With information for The Addams Family and Kilroy.
 

1970s

Box 18, Folder 9

Clippings - 1976 1976

Note

Hollywood Reporter mention of AJ's heart operations.
 

Publications (ca. mid-1940s, mid-1950s, and 1962)

Physical Description: Boxes 15, 18-20

Scope and Content Note

The Publication series consists of industry publications that appear to have been collected by Joslyn and do not appear to be directly related to his personal or professional life. The bulk of the series are issues of the Motion Picture Daily (1945), of which Joslyn was a subscriber. Other titles include the Hollywood Reporter, Variety, and single issues of miscellaneous magazines. The series is arranged alphabetically by publication titles.
 

Box 15, Folder 15

Cue - publication 1952 Feb 23

Box 18, Folder 20

Hollywood Reporter and Daily Variety 1962

Box 20, Folder 1

Motion Picture Daily (1 of 2) 1945

Note

Miscellaneous issues spanning Mar, Apr, Aug, Sep, Oct 1945.
Box 20, Folder 2

Motion Picture Daily (2 of 2) 1945

Note

Incomplete issues for Nov and Dec 1945.
Box 19, Folder 2

New York Times - World's Fair Section 1939 Mar 5

Box 15, Folder 16

Spotlite: official publication of Hollywood Athletic Club - publication 1946 Dec

Box 15, Folder 17

TV-Radio Life 1956 Jan

Note

Volume 32, Issue 32.
 

Publicity Stills and Photographs (no dates)

Physical Description: Boxes 1, 19

Scope and Content Note

The Publicity Stills and Photographs series includes a small number of stills and photographs that were not identified with any specific motion picture, television, stage, or radio related project. Included are a small number of head shots of Joslyn, four USO-related photographs, and a very small number of personal photographs with family members. The files are arranged alphabetically by file titles reflecting the contents of each folder.
 

Box 1, Folder 28

Duplicate photographs from collection - 47 items no date

Note

Duplicates of photographs in the collection consisting mostly of McKeever and the Colonel and AJ head shots.
Box 19, Folder 5

Allyn Joslyn and others photographs - 11 oversize items no date

Note

Headshots of Joslyn (3), scene shots from unknown stage production (4 including one duplicate), and unknown female(s) (4 including two duplicates).
Box 1, Folder 23

Allyn Joslyn head shots and publicity stills - 37 items no date

Note

Includes a photograph of a sketch of young AJ.
Box 1, Folder 24

Allyn Joslyn publicity photographs - 30 photographs no date

Note

Publicity shots alone and with others, mostly unidentified (30 items).
Box 1, Folder 26

Gish, Dorothy - 1 photograph inscribed by Gish no date

Box 1, Folder 22

HellZaPoppin, USO Camp shows - 4 photographs ca. 1943

Note

Group shots including Lynn Bari and Milton Douglas among others.
Box 1, Folder 27

Reiner, Carl - 6 photographs no date

Note

Publicity photographs (6) and biography of Reiner (2 copies).
Box 1, Folder 25

Unidentified negatives - 4 items no date

Note

Too small or cloudy to clearly identify people in negatives.