Finding Aid for the Richard Alan Wilson Papers, ca. 1945-1967

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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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Finding Aid for the Richard Alan Wilson Papers, ca. 1945-1967

Collection number: 1154

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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Descriptive Summary

Title: Richard Alan Wilson Papers,
Date (inclusive): ca. 1945-1967
Collection number: 1154
Creator: Wilson, Richard Alan, 1915-
Extent: 25 boxes (12.5 linear ft.)
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: Richard Alan Wilson (1915- ) was a actor, stage manager, and assistant producer at the Mercury Theatre under Orson Welles. Wilson worked on all Welles' films and radio shows until 1948 when he began work as an associate producer on Lady from Shanghai and Macbeth. He later became a producer at Universal-International and directed movies including Man with the gun (1955), Night in Havana (1957), Al Capone (1959), Invitation to a gunfighter (1964), and Three in the attic (1968). The collection consists of general correspondence, miscellanea, U.S. government and United Nations publications, and production files for film, radio, and stage productions. The production files contain correspondence, photographs, press clippings, screenplays, shooting scripts, material on research, budget and publicity, and interviews, articles and addresses by Wilson. There is also material relating to Orson Welles and the Mercury Theater production of Macbeth.
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.

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Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Gift of Richard Wilson, 1969-82.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Richard Alan Wilson Papers (Collection 1154). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

Biography

Wilson was born in 1915 in McKeesport, Pennsylvania; attended Denver University; became an announcer and actor for radio in Denver and New York; in 1937, became an actor, stage manager, and assistant producer for Orson Welles at the Mercury Theatre; worked on all Welles' films and radio shows to 1948; was associate producer on Lady from Shanghai (in collaboration with William Castle), and Macbeth; became associate producer, then producer at Universal-International; directed the following films: Man with the gun (1955), Trouble-shooter (1955), The big boodle (1957), Night in Havana (1957), Raw wind in Eden (1958), Al Capone (1959), Pay or die (1960), Wall of noise (1963), Invitation to a gunfighter (1964), and Three in the attic (1968).

Scope and Content

Collection consists of production files, general correspondence, miscellanea, and U.S. government and United Nations publications. Includes Wilson's production files for film, radio, and stage productions, containing correspondence, photographs, press clippings, screenplays, shooting scripts, material on research, budget and publicity, and interviews, articles and addresses by Wilson. Also includes material relating to Orson Welles and the Mercury Theater production of Macbeth.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged in the following series:
  1. Correspondence (Box 1).
  2. Miscellaneous (Box 2).
  3. Production files (Boxes 3-23).
  4. United Nations materials and U.S. government publication on atomic energy (Box 24).
  5. Material relating to Orson Welles (Box 25).

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Wilson, Richard Alan, 1915- --Archives.
Motion picture producers and directors--United States--Archival resources.
Radio producers and directors--United States--Archival resources.
Film scripts.


Container List

 

Correspondence, General

Scope and Content Note

Note: Correspondence relating to major productions is filed with the individual production material.
 

Correspondence, General. v.p., 1947-1955

Physical Description: (1 Box, 628 items)
Box 1, Folder 1

A.

Physical Description: 52 items.
Box 1, Folder 2

B.

Physical Description: 31 items.
Box 1, Folder 3

C.

Physical Description: 66 items.
Box 1, Folder 4

D.

Physical Description: 29 items.
Box 1, Folder 5

E.

Physical Description: 15 items.
Box 1, Folder 6

F.

Physical Description: 15 items.
Box 1, Folder 7

G.

Physical Description: 39 items.
Box 1, Folder 8

H.

Physical Description: 34 items.
Box 1, Folder 9

I.

Physical Description: 3 items.
Box 1, Folder 10

J.

Physical Description: 4 items.
Box 1, Folder 11

K.

Physical Description: 9 items.
Box 1, Folder 12

L.

Physical Description: 24 items.
Box 1, Folder 13

M.

Physical Description: 63 items.
Box 1, Folder 14

N.

Physical Description: 20 items.
Box 1, Folder 15

O.

Physical Description: 4 items.
Box 1, Folder 16

P.

Physical Description: 15 items.
Box 1, Folder 17

Q - R

Physical Description: 21 items.
Box 1, Folder 18

S.

Physical Description: 52 items.
Box 1, Folder 19

T.

Physical Description: 15 items.
Box 1, Folder 20

U.

Physical Description: 17 items.
Box 1, Folder 21

V.

Physical Description: 4 items.
Box 1, Folder 22

W.

Physical Description: 88 items.
Box 1, Folder 23

X - Y - Z.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 1, Folder 24

Unidentified.

Physical Description: 7 items.
 

Miscellaneous

Box 2, Folder 1

Mercury Productions. Los Angeles, n.d.

Physical Description: 4pp. Typescript with holograph corrections.

Scope and Content Note

Biography of Mercury Productions from inception to presentation of MacBeth in 1947.
Box 2, Folder 2

Newsclippings. v.p., v.d.

Physical Description: 6 items.

Note

Not related to productions listed.
Box 2, Folder 3

Personal (Wilson, Richard Alan) v.p., v.d.

Physical Description: 31 items.

Scope and Content Note

Includes resumés and personal business material.
Box 2, Folder 4

Republic Productions, Incorporated. n.p., 1950-1951.

Physical Description: 57 items.

Scope and Content Note

Story comments and production notes by Richard Wilson for Republic Productions, Incorporated.
Box 2, Folder 5

Universal-International Pictures. Meeting and review of producer's picture assignments. n.p., 1952-1953.

Physical Description: 19 items.
Box 2, Folder 6

Universal-International Pictures. Los Angeles, 1953.

Physical Description: 1 item.

Scope and Content Note

Story comment by Richard Wilson for Universal-International Pictures.
 

Productions

 

Al Capone, 1958

Abstract: (An Allied Artists File Production, directed by Richard Wilson)
Physical Description: (2 Boxes)
Box 3, Folder 1

Art direction. Sketches by Hilyard Brown. n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: 185 pencil sketches (8 × 10).

Scope and Content Note

With this: explanatory note by Richard Wilson, holograph.
Box 3, Folder 2

Budget and production information. Los Angeles, 1958-1959.

Physical Description: 6 items.
Box 3, Folder 3

Correspondence. v.p., 1958-1960.

Physical Description: 21 items.
Box 3, Folder 4

Photographs. n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: 17 items. Production stills (8 × 10).
Box 3, Folder 5

Press clippings and reviews. v.p., 1958-1959.

Physical Description: 62 items.
Box 3, Folder 6

Publicity and preview material. v.p., 1958-1959.

Physical Description: 45 items.
Box 3, Folder 7

Research material. n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: 20 (8 × 10) production stills of the historical period.

Scope and Content Note

With this: 7pp. holograph notes; 4pp. typescript (carbon) notes.
 

Al Capone Script Material

Box 4, Folder 1

First draft screenplay by Malvin Wald and Henry F. Greenberg. Los Angeles, 1958.

Physical Description: 1 p.l., 133pp. Typescript multilith and typescript (carbon) with holograph annotations.

Scope and Content Note

Signed with holograph note by Richard Wilson.
Box 4, Folder 2

Second draft screenplay. Los Angeles, 1958.

Physical Description: 1 p.l., 120pp. Typescript and typescript multilith with holograph annotations.

Scope and Content Note

Signed with holograph note by Richard Wilson.
Box 4, Folder 3

Director's working script. [Los Angeles, 1958].

Physical Description: 14 p.l., 118pp. Typescript multilith with holograph annotations. Bound in red leather.

Scope and Content Note

Includes cast sheet, staff list, and interleaved photographs.
With this: holograph note by Richard Wilson.
Box 4, Folder 4

Final draft screenplay. Los Angeles, 1958.

Physical Description: 1 p.l., 118pp. Typescript multilith.

Scope and Content Note

Signed by Richard Wilson and Rod Steiger.
Box 4, Folder 5

Revised script pages. n.p., 1958.

Physical Description: 95pp. Typescript, typescript multilith and holograph.

Scope and Content Note

With explanatory note by Richard Wilson.
Box 5, Folder 1

And then the dawn came by Antonio Centa. v.p., 1948-1949.

Physical Description: Typescript, typescript (carbon) and holograph. 6 items.

Scope and Content Note

Story outlines (titles vary).
Box 5, Folder 2

And then the dawn came. Correspondence. v.p., 1948-1950.

Physical Description: 13 items.
Box 5, Folder 3

Appointment with fame by John Rich. n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: 1 p.l., 63pp. Typescript (carbon).

Scope and Content Note

Screen treatment.
With this: cast list and explanatory note by Richard Wilson.
 

The Big Boodle, 1957

Abstract: (A United Artists Film Production, directed by Richard Wilson)
Box 5, Folder 4

Correspondence. v.p., 1956-1958.

Physical Description: 7 items.
Box 5, Folder 5

Press clippings and publicity material. v.p., 1956-1957.

Physical Description: 14 items.
Box 5, Folder 6

Production files. v.p., [1956].

Physical Description: 29 items.

Scope and Content Note

Signed with holograph note by Richard Wilson.
Box 5, Folder 7

Screenplay. By Jo Eisenger. n.p., 1956.

Physical Description: 1 p.l., 99pp. Typescript multilith with holograph corrections.

Scope and Content Note

Editor's copy of script, annotated by director and editor.
Box 5, Folder 8

Screenplay. n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: 7 p.l., 99pp. Typescript multilith and typescript (carbon) with holograph corrections.

Scope and Content Note

With this: Scene breakdown and crew list. Signed with holograph note by Richard Wilson.
 

Black magic, 1949

Abstract: (Edward Small Productions, Incorporated. Directed by Richard Wilson and Starring Orson Welles)

Scope and Content Note

(Note: Originally titled Cagliostro)
Box 5, Folder 9

Correspondence. v.p., 1948-1949.

Physical Description: 17 items.
Box 5, Folder 10

Production notes. n.p., 1948.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 5, Folder 11

Bolt from the blue by R.W. Russell. Beverly Hills, California, n.d.

Physical Description: 1 p.l., 96pp. Typescript multilith.

Scope and Content Note

Screen treatment.
Box 5, Folder 12

Cattle Kate [or, The redhead from Wyoming] by Polly James and Herb Meadow. Universal City, California, 1952.

Physical Description: 2 p.l., 100pp. Typescript multilith.

Scope and Content Note

Final screenplay, signed and annotated by Richard Wilson as associate producer.
Bound with this: story outline, treatment and research material.
Also included: 2pp. holograph note by Wilson, staff sheet, and production & budget reports.
 

Conflict

Abstract: (A Proposed Radio Series to be Produced and Directed by Richard Wilson)
Box 5, Folder 13

Correspondence and program outline. v.p., 1949.

Physical Description: 9 items.
Box 5, Folder 14

Sweets to the sweet by William Alland, Virginia Mullen and Guy Endore. n.p., ca. 195?.

Physical Description: Typescript (carbon). 27pp.

Scope and Content Note

Final draft script for episode in proposed series.
Box 6, Folder 1

Crazy Jane by Robert Russell. n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: 1 p.l., 65pp. Typescript (carbon) Screen treatment.
Box 6, Folder 2

Crosswinds [or, Fall on your knees; or Where are we going?] by Steve Fisher and Bradley King. n.p., 1951.

Physical Description: 1 p.l., 126pp. Typescript (carbon).

Scope and Content Note

Revised final draft screenplay.
With this: Richard Wilson's comments on the script. n.p., 1951 (6 items).
 

Doorway to Life

Abstract: (Material chronicling Richard Wilson's efforts to transfer the 1948 CBS radio series, Doorway to life, to other media)
Box 6, Folder 3

Correspondence: with agencies and corporations. v.p., 1948-1949.

Physical Description: 124 items.
Box 6, Folder 4

Correspondence: audience mail. v.p., 1947-1948.

Physical Description: 161 items.
Box 6, Folder 5

Correspondence: indivual professionals. v.p., 1949.

Physical Description: 22 items.
Box 6, Folder 6

Unpublished manuscript. By Richard Wilson. n.p., [1948].

Physical Description: 11 p.l., 81pp. Typescript.

Scope and Content Note

Unpublished manuscript based on the CBS radio series, Doorway to life.
Box 6, Folder 7

Unpublished manuscript. n.p., [1948].

Physical Description: 60pp. Typescript.

Scope and Content Note

Based on the CBS radio series, Doorway to life. Incomplete.
With this: correspondence and memoranda. v.p., 1948 (3 items).
Box 6, Folder 8

Legal and contractual information. v.p., 1948-1955.

Physical Description: 35 items.
Box 7, Folder 1

Production notes. n.p. [1948].

Physical Description: 6 items.

Scope and Content Note

Notes for radio series and proposed motion picture.
Box 7, Folder 2

Promotional material and press clippings. v.p., [1948].

Physical Description: Brochures, memoranda and press clippings. 19 items.
Box 7, Folder 3

Research material concerning mental health. v.p., v.d.

Physical Description: 13 items.
Box 7, Folder 4

Scripts, film treatments and synopses. n.p., [1948].

Physical Description: Typescript and typescript (carbon) with holograph corrections. 75pp. 7 items.
Box 7, Folder 5

The egg & I by Chester Erskine and Fred Finklehoffe. n.p., 1947.

Physical Description: 1 p.l., 54pp. Typescript multilith.

Scope and Content Note

Dialogue and continuity script. Signed by Richard Wilson as associate producer.
Box 7, Folder 6

Faraway tales by Virginia Mullen and Anne Froelich. n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: 11pp. Typescript and typescript carbon.

Scope and Content Note

Story outline adapted from The getting of wisdom by Handel Richardson.
With this: correspondence and illustrations (11 items).
Box 7, Folder 7

Fire and ice by Robert Wallace Russell. n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: 1 p.l., 10pp. Typescript carbon.

Scope and Content Note

Story outline for film.
Box 7, Folder 8

Francis by Richard Wilson and Kay Lenard. n.p., 1955.

Physical Description: 3pp. Typescript and typescript carbon with holograph corrections. 3 copies.

Scope and Content Note

Story outline.
With this: correspondence and notes. v.p., 1955 (2 items).
 

The Glass House by Howard Koch and Anne Froelich

Abstract: (Proposed stage production)
Box 7, Folder 9

Correspondence. v.p., 1949-1950.

Physical Description: 45 items.
Box 7, Folder 10

Production notes. n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: Holograph and typescript. 13 items.
 

The Golden Blade, 1952

Abstract: (A Universal-International film production, produced by Richard Wilson)
Box 7, Folder 11

Production notes. v.p., v.d.

Physical Description: 22 items.

Scope and Content Note

Includes budget reports, press clippings, staff lists, story board, synopsis and explanatory note by Wilson.
Box 7, Folder 12

The golden sword by John Rich. Universal City, California, 1952.

Physical Description: 111pp. Typescript multilith with holograph annotations.

Scope and Content Note

Revised final screenplay. Signed by Wilson.
Box 7, Folder 13

The golden vanity by James Edmiston. n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: 23pp. Typescript multilith.

Scope and Content Note

Story outline.
Box 7, Folder 14

Gypsy girl by James Edmiston. n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: 1 p.l., 22pp. Typescript multilith.

Scope and Content Note

Screen treatment (2 copies).
With this: revisions and synopsis. n.p., n.d. (5 items).
Box 8, Folder 1

If tomorrow be sad by James E. Moser. n.p., [1955].

Physical Description: 30pp. Typescript multilith with holograph annotations, typescript carbon and holograph.

Scope and Content Note

Teleplay for Medic television series, this episode directed by Richard Wilson.
With this: schedules, script revisions and director's notes.
Box 8

The Jewelled Serpent [or, Streets of Cairo]

Abstract: (A Universal-International film production, not released. Was to have been produced by Richard Wilson)
Box 8, Folder 2

Production notes. n.p., [1953].

Physical Description: 5 items.

Scope and Content Note

Includes budget reports, cast list, and research material.
Box 8, Folder 3

The streets of Cairo by Thelma Robinson and John Rich. Universal City, California, 1953.

Physical Description: 1 p.l., 113pp. Typescript multilith.

Scope and Content Note

Second draft screenplay.
Box 8, Folder 4

--. Universal City, California, 1953.

Physical Description: 1 p.l., 115pp. Typescript multilith with holograph annotations.

Scope and Content Note

Second draft screenplay. Signed by Richard Wilson.
Box 8, Folder 5

Legend of love by Anne Froelich. Universal City, California, 1951.

Physical Description: 3 p.l., 44pp. Typescript multilith.

Scope and Content Note

Screen treatment.
 

The Little Grand

Abstract: (Proposed television series created by Kay Lenard, Jess Carneol and Richard Wilson)
Box 8, Folder 6

Productions notes and correspondence. v.p., 1955-1956.

Physical Description: 26 items.
 

Teleplays - Includes:

Box 8, Folder 7

The gay ladies by Kay Lenard, Richard Wilson and Jess Carneol. n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: 2 p.l., 12pp. Typescript carbon.

Scope and Content Note

Presentation for television series.
Box 8, Folder 7

The little grand by Kay Lenard and Richard Wilson. n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: 4 p.l., 7pp. Typescript and typescript multilith.

Scope and Content Note

Presentation for television series. 3 copies, one of which is signed by Wilson.
Box 8, Folder 7

The little grand. n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: 4pp. Typescript. Story outline. 2 copies.
Box 8, Folder 7

Judging Alfred by Kay Lenard and Jess Carneol. Beverly Hills, California, n.d.

Physical Description: 1 p.l., 37pp. Typescript.

Scope and Content Note

Final draft teleplay for the proposed series The little grand.
Box 8, Folder 8

The love scarf by James Edmiston. n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: 2 p.l., 115pp. Typescript multilith.

Scope and Content Note

First draft screenplay.
Box 8, Folder 9

Screenplay. n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: 114pp. Typescript.
Box 8, Folder 10

Screenplay. n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: 99pp. Typescript.
 

Ma & Pa Kettle, 1949-1953

Abstract: (Universal-International film productions)
Box 9, Folder 1

Continuity and dialogue script. By Herb Margolis and Louis Morheim. n.p., 1949.

Physical Description: 1 p.l., 100pp. Typescript multilith.

Scope and Content Note

Produced by Richard Wilson. Signed.
Box 9, Folder 2

Ma & Pa Kettle at home by Kay Lenard. n.p., 1953.

Physical Description: 1 p.l., 112pp. Typescript multilith.

Scope and Content Note

Continuity and dialogue script. Produced by Richard Wilson. Signed with holograph note.
Box 9, Folder 3

Ma & Pa Kettle at the fair by Richard Morris and John Grant. n.p., 1951.

Physical Description: 1 p.l., 131pp. Typescript multilith.

Scope and Content Note

Continuity and dialogue script. Richard Wilson associate producer. Signed
Box 9, Folder 4

Ma & Pa Kettle at Waikiki by Harry Clark and Elwood Ullman. n.p., 1952.

Physical Description: 1 p.l., 125pp. Typescript multilith.

Scope and Content Note

Continuity and dialogue script. Richard Wilson associate producer. Signed.
With this: staff list, budget report and memorandum.
Box 9, Folder 5

Ma & Pa Kettle go to Waikiki by Harry Clark and Elwood Ullman. n.p., 1952.

Physical Description: 1 p.l., 125pp. Typescript multilith.

Scope and Content Note

Final draft screenplay. Richard Wilson associate producer. Signed [Later retitled Ma & Pa Kettle at Waikiki].
Box 9, Folder 6

Ma & Pa back on the farm by Herb Margolis and Louis Morheim. n.p., 1950.

Physical Description: 1 p.l., 113pp. Typescript multilith.

Scope and Content Note

Continuity and dialogue script. Richard Wilson associate producer. Signed.
Box 9, Folder 7

Ma & Pa Kettle go to Paris by Jack Henley and Elwood Ullman. n.p., 1951.

Physical Description: 2 p.l., 119pp. Typescript multilith.

Scope and Content Note

Revised final shooting script. Richard Wilson associate producer. Signed.
With this: script script revisions, budget and production reports (5 items).
Box 9, Folder 8

Ma & Pa Kettle go to town by Martin Ragaway and Leonard Stern. n.p., 1949.

Physical Description: 1 p.l., 117pp. Typescript multilith.

Scope and Content Note

Continuity and dialogue script. Richard Wilson associate producer. Signed.
Box 9, Folder 9

Ma and Pa Kettle hit the road home, by Kay Lenard and Jack Henley. n.p., 1953.

Physical Description: 1 p.l., 124pp. Typescript with holograph annotations.

Scope and Content Note

Final screenplay. Richard Wilson associate producer. Signed. With this: budget and production notes, staff sheet and ephemera (14 items).
Box 9, Folder 10

Ma & Pa Kettle on vacation by Jack Henley. n.p., 1953.

Physical Description: 1 p.l., 104pp. Typescript multilith.

Scope and Content Note

Continuity and dialogue script. Richard Wilson associate producer. Signed, with holograph note.
 

MacBeth. A Republic Film Production, 1947

Scope and Content Note

Produced and directed by Orson Welles. Richard Wilson associate producer. Adapted for the screen by and starring Orson Welles. Music by Jacques Ibert. Louis Lindsay, editor.
 

Budget and Cost Reports

Box 10, Folder 1

Budget and cost reports, v.p., v.d.

Physical Description: 18 items.
 

Cutting and Continuity Notes

Box 10, Folder 2

Cutting continuity script prepared by Richard Wilson for redubbing sound track. New York, n.d.

Physical Description: Typescript multilith with holograph annotations. 89pp.
Box 10, Folder 3

Cutting continuity script sent to Orson Welles by Richard Wilson with notes indicating looping, n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: Typescript multilith with holograph annotations. 89pp.
Box 10, Folder 4

Cutting continuity script with underlining and color-coded notes representing looping and cutting debates. New York, n.d.

Physical Description: 89pp. Typescript multilith with holograph annotations.

Scope and Content Note

With this: explanatory sheet of instructions by Richard Wilson. n.p., 1949. 7pp. Typescript carbon and holograph.
Box 10, Folder 5

Script scene continuity. n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: 85pp. Typescript with holograph annotations.
Box 10, Folder 6

Recordings of cutting notes dictated by Orson Welles.

Physical Description: 7 recording discs. 10 items.

Scope and Content Note

With this: typed transcription. n.p., 1947. 14pp.
Box 10, Folder 7

Cutting continuity script of final version. New York, n.d.

Physical Description: 71pp. Typescript multilith.
 

Production Notes

Box 10, Folder 8

Production notes. v.p., v.d.

Physical Description: Typescript, typescript carbon and holograph, most with explanatory notes by Richard Wilson (13 items).
 

Promotional Materials

 

MacBeth

Box 11, Folder 1

Studio promotional material.

Physical Description: 14 items.
Box 11, Folder 2

Press clippings, foreign and domestic, v.p., v.d.

Physical Description: 38 items.
Box 11, Folder 3

Critical articles and reviews. v.p., v.d.

Physical Description: 10 items.
Box 11, Folder 4

Articles, interviews and addresses by Richard Wilson. v.p., v.d.

Physical Description: 8 items.
 

Receipts, Bills, Contracts

Box 11, Folder 5

MacBeth. Receipts, bills and contracts. v.p., v.d.

Physical Description: 18 items.
 

Redubbing and Re-editing

Box 11, Folder 6

MacBeth. Production notes, correspondence and memoranda concerned with the redubbing and re-editing of the film. v.p., ca. 1947-1950.

Physical Description: 36 items.
 

Scripts

 

MacBeth

Box 11, Folder 7

Preliminary screenplay. North Hollywood, California, [May 16, 1947].

Physical Description: 78pp. Typescript multilith.

Scope and Content Note

With this: Explanatory note by Richard Wilson. 2pp. Holograph.
Box 11, Folder 8

Revised shooting script. North Hollywood, California, June 16, 1947.

Physical Description: 74pp. Typescript multilith with holograph notations.

Scope and Content Note

With this: Explanatory note by Richard Wilson. 1p. Holograph.
Box 11, Folder 9

Revised shooting script. North Hollywood, California, June 16, 1947.

Physical Description: 75pp. Typescript multilith with holograph notations.

Scope and Content Note

Editor's script. Records sound takes for redubbing film.
With this: Explanatory note by Richard Wilson. 2pp. Holograph.
Box 11, Folder 10

Revised shooting script. North Hollywood, California, June 16, 1947.

Physical Description: 74pp. Typescript multilith with holograph notations.

Scope and Content Note

Annotated by script assistant.
 

Correspondence - MacBeth. v.p., 1947-1951

Physical Description: (338 items)
Box 12, Folder 1

A - L.

Physical Description: 89 items.
Box 12, Folder 2

ANTA [American National Theatre and Academy] v.p., 1947-1950.

Physical Description: 24 items.
Box 12, Folder 3

Famous Artists Agency, v.p., 1947-1951.

Physical Description: 13 items.
Box 12, Folder 4

Ibert, Jacques, v.p., 1948-1949.

Physical Description: 27 items.
Box 12, Folder 5

M - Z.

Physical Description: 45 items.
Box 12, Folder 6

Nathanson Enterprises. Los Angeles, 1950.

Physical Description: 12 items.
Box 12, Folder 7

Republic Productions Incorporated. v.p., 1947-1950.

Physical Description: 68 items.
Box 12, Folder 8

Unidentified. v.p., 1947-1949.

Physical Description: 8 items.
Box 12, Folder 9

Utah Centennial Commission. v.p., 1947.

Physical Description: 40 items.
Box 12, Folder 10

Weisman, Grant, Nova and Doskow Law offices. v.p., 1947-1949.

Physical Description: 12 items.
 

Man With a Gun, United Artists, 1955

Abstract: (Screenplay by Richard Wilson and N.B. Stone, Jr. Directed by Richard Wilson)
Box 13, Folders 1-3

Art direction. n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: ca. 750 items. Pencil, pen and ink sketches (8 × 10).
Box 13, Folders 4-6

Budget, cost and distribution reports. n.p., 1955-1967.

Scope and Content Note

With this: explanatory note by Richard Wilson.
Box 14, Folder 1

Correspondence. v.p., 1954-1962.

Physical Description: 10 items.

Scope and Content Note

With this: explanatory note by Richard Wilson.
Box 14, Folder 2

Photographs. n.p., [1955].

Physical Description: 10 items. Production stills (8 × 10).
Box 14, Folder 3

Production notes. n.p. [1955].

Physical Description: 6 items.
Box 14, Folder 4

Publicity material and press clippings. v.p., 1955.

Physical Description: 38 items.
Box 14, Folder 5

The deadly peacemaker by N.B. Stone, Jr. and Richard Wilson. n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: 1 p.l., 121pp. Typescript multilith.

Scope and Content Note

First draft screenplay. Explanatory note by Wilson attached.
Box 14, Folder 6

First draft screenplay. n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: 1 p.l., 121pp. Typescript multilith.

Scope and Content Note

Second copy.
Box 14, Folder 7

First draft screenplay. Los Angeles, 1955.

Physical Description: 1 p.l., 121pp. Typescript multilith.

Scope and Content Note

Final draft.
Box 14, Folder 8

[ Man with a gun] The deadly peacemaker by N.B. Stone, Jr. and Richard Wilson., Los Angeles, 1955.

Physical Description: 1 p.l., 121pp. Typescript multilith with holograph corrections.

Scope and Content Note

Final draft screenplay. Director's copy, signed, with scene breakdown and photographs interleaved. Explanatory note by Wilson attached.
Box 14, Folder 9

Man with a gun. Studio synopsis. Los Angeles, 1955.

Physical Description: Typescript multilith. 1 item.
Box 14, Folder 10

The deadly peacemaker. Screenplay by N.B. Stone, Jr. and Richard Wilson. Los Angeles, 1955.

Physical Description: Final script. 174 leaves. Typescript multilith with copious holograph notes.
 

Mary Ellen

Abstract: (Proposed television series created by Richard Wilson and Kay Lenard)
Box 15, Folder 1

Correspondence, contractual information and production notes. v.p., 1955.

Physical Description: 16 items.
Box 15, Folder 2

Notes and rough drafts for proposed teleplay. n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: Typescript, typescript carbon and holograph. 175pp.
Box 15, Folder 3

Step outline and synopses. n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: Typescript. 8pp.

Scope and Content Note

Includes: Mary Ellen. Step outline.
Box 15, Folder 3

Sheriff Mary Ellen Street by Richard Wilson and Kay Lenard.

Physical Description: Typescript with holograph corrections. 4pp.

Scope and Content Note

Synopsis.
Box 15, Folder 3

Mary Ellen; a new comedy by Richard Wilson and Kay Lenard.

Physical Description: Typescript carbon. 2 p.l., 14pp.

Scope and Content Note

Synopsis.
Box 15, Folder 4

Mary Ellen. n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: 47pp. Typescript with holograph corrections. Teleplay.
Box 15, Folder 4

Mary Ellen. n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: 1 p.l., 47pp. Typescript carbon. Teleplay.
 

Meet the World; a Play in Two Acts

Scope and Content Note

(Performed at UCLA on March 30, 1950. Richard Wilson associate producer)
Box 15, Folder 5

Meet the world. Production file. n.p., [1950].

Physical Description: 8 items.

Scope and Content Note

Includes production notes, programs and correspondence.
Box 15, Folder 6

Meet the world by Peg Fenwick. n.p., 1949.

Physical Description: 76pp. Type-script multilith.

Scope and Content Note

Annotated script with revised pages.
Box 15, Folder 7

Mysterious mansion. Universal City, California, n.d.

Physical Description: 28pp. Typescript carbon.

Scope and Content Note

Story outline based on the novel La grande breteche by Honore de Balzac.
 

The Nymph and the Lamp

Abstract: (Material concerning adoption of the original novel by Thomas Raddall for the screen. Adaption by Richard Wilson and John Rich)
Box 15, Folder 8

Correspondence with Thomas Raddall. v.p., 1956-1960.

Physical Description: 19 items.
Box 15, Folder 9

Correspondence with John Rich. v.p., 1956-1958.

Physical Description: 11 items.

Scope and Content Note

Explanatory note by Wilson attached.
Box 15, Folder 10

Correspondence, general. v.p., 1956-1958.

Physical Description: 33 items.
Box 15, Folder 11

Legal and contractual information. v.p., 1957-1959.

Physical Description: 9 items.
Box 15, Folder 12

Screenplay. n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: 2 p.l., 152pp. Typescript carbon with holograph corrections by Richard Wilson.

Scope and Content Note

Signed by Wilson. Final version, from the novel by Thomas H. Raddall.
Box 15, Folder 13

Screenplay. n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: 2 p.l., 146pp. Typescript multilith.

Scope and Content Note

Signed by Wilson. Final Wilson version.
Box 16, Folder 1

Screenplay. n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: 1 p.l., 142pp. Typescript multilith.

Scope and Content Note

Signed by Wilson. Final Rich version.
Box 16, Folders 2-4

Script development by John Rich. n.p., 1956-1957.

Physical Description: 500pp. Typescript, typescript carbon and holograph.

Scope and Content Note

Includes step outline, script drafts and notes. With explanatory note by Richard Wilson.
Box 17, Folders 1-4

Script development by Richard Wilson. n.p., 1957-1958.

Physical Description: 600pp. Typescript, typescript carbon, typescript multilith and holograph.

Scope and Content Note

Includes script drafts and notes. With explanatory by Richard Wilson.
Box 17, Folder 5

Studio synopses of the novel by Thomas H. Raddall. n.p., v.d.

Physical Description: Typescript multilith and typescript carbon and typescript photocopy. 6 items.
Box 18, Folder 1

Ordeal of silence by Richard and Elizabeth Wilson. n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: 5pp. Typescript carbon. Synopsis of story. 2 copies.
 

Othello

Abstract: (Stage and screen productions involving Orson Welles and/or Richard Wilson)
Box 18, Folder 2

Correspondence. v.p., 1948-1949.

Physical Description: 22 items.

Scope and Content Note

Concerning Welles' London stage production and proposed Edinburgh Festival Society production.
Box 18, Folder 3

Production notes. v.p., ca. 1948.

Physical Description: 14 items.
 

Private Property [The More, the Merrier] by Robert Russell

Box 18, Folder 4

Final draft screenplay. By Robert Russell. Los Angeles, 1947.

Physical Description: 1 p.l., 223pp. Typescript carbon.

Scope and Content Note

Signed by Richard Wilson.
Box 18, Folder 5

Working continuity script. By Robert Russell. n.p., 1949[?].

Physical Description: 7 p.l., 125pp. Typescript multilith.

Scope and Content Note

Bound with this: artist's conceptions and blue prints (4 items).
Explanatory note by Wilson attached. 1p. Holograph.
 

Raw Wind in Eden [The Island Affair], 1957

Abstract: (Universal-International film production. Screenplay by Elizabeth and Richard Wilson. Directed by Richard Wilson)
Box 18, Folder 6

Art direction by Al Ybarra. n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: Pencil sketches (5 × 7). 32 items.

Scope and Content Note

Explanatory note by Wilson attached.
Box 18, Folder 7

Budget, board schedules and daily log. Rome, 1957.

Physical Description: 5 items.

Scope and Content Note

Explanatory note by Wilson attached.
Box 18, Folder 8

Call sheets. Rome, 1957.

Physical Description: 64pp.
Box 18, Folder 9

Correspondence. v.p., 1957-1958.

Physical Description: 87 items.
Box 18, Folder 10

Music notes. n.p., 1957.

Physical Description: Typescript carbon. 18pp.

Scope and Content Note

Signed by Richard Wilson.
Box 18, Folder 11

Photographs. n.p., [1958].

Physical Description: Production stills (8 × 10). 4 items.
Box 18, Folder 12

Press book. n.p., [1958].

Physical Description: 12pp.
Box 18, Folder 13

Production notes. v.p., 1957.

Physical Description: 13 items.
Box 19, Folder 1

Publicity and reviews. v.p., 1958.

Physical Description: 27 items.
Box 19, Folder 2

Island affair by Dan Lundberg and Elizabeth Wilson. n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: 1 p.l., 93pp. Typescript multilith.

Scope and Content Note

Novelette.
With this: story line by Richard Wilson. 9pp. Typescript.
Box 19, Folder 3

The islander by Elizabeth and Richard Wilson. Universal City, California, 1957.

Physical Description: 2 p.l., 130pp. Typescript multilith with holograph annotations.

Scope and Content Note

Second draft screenplay. Signed by Richard Wilson.
Box 19, Folder 4

Another copy.

Physical Description: With holograph note by Richard Wilson.
Box 19, Folder 5

Final draft screenplay. n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: 2 p.l., 110pp. Typescript multilith with holograph annotations.

Scope and Content Note

Signed and with holograph note by Richard Wilson.
Box 19, Folder 6

Screenplay. n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: 1 p.l., 129pp. Typescript multilith.

Scope and Content Note

Signed with holograph note by Richard Wilson.
Box 19, Folder 7

Raw wind in Eden. Script development. n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: Typescript multilith. 150pp.

Scope and Content Note

Transposition of locale from Mexico to Italy.
Box 20, Folders 1-3

Raw wind in Eden. Script development. n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: 500pp. Typescript, typescript multilith and holograph.

Scope and Content Note

With explanatory note by Richard Wilson.
Box 20, Folder 4 and 5

Script notes. n.p., 1957.

Physical Description: 300pp. Typescript carbon.

Scope and Content Note

With explanatory note by Richard Wilson. In 2 folders.
Box 20, Folder 6

Staff lists. n.p. [1957].

Physical Description: 8 items.
Box 20, Folder 7

The islander. Studio synopsis. n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: Typescript multilith and typescript carbon. 3 items.
Box 21, Folder 1

Return to nowhere by Lawrence Menkin and Aaron Spelling. Culver City, California, 1956.

Physical Description: 2 p.l., 39pp. Typescript multilith with holograph annotations.

Scope and Content Note

Teleplay for Zane Grey Theater series. This episode directed by Richard Wilson. With this: production notes and correspondence (9 items).
Box 21, Folder 2

Rim of the caprock by Frank Burt. Universal City, California, 1953.

Physical Description: 1 p.l., 114pp.

Scope and Content Note

First draft screenplay.
Box 21, Folder 3

Rim of the caprock by Frank Burt. Universal City, California, 1953.

Physical Description: 1 p.l., 114pp. Typescript multilith with holograph corrections.

Scope and Content Note

First draft screenplay.
Bound with this: set list and schedule, continuity breakdown, miscellaneous pages of screenplay heavilty annotated by Richard Wilson and treatment by Frank Burt, n.p., n.d. 69pp. Typescript multilith with holograph annotations. Signed by Wilson.
Box 21, Folder 4

Step outline by Frank Burt from the novel by Noel M. Loomis. n.p., 1952.

Physical Description: 8pp. Typescript carbon.
Box 21, Folder 5

Production notes and correspondence. v.p., 1952-1953.

Physical Description: 14 items.
 

River Rat

Abstract: (Proposed film production. Screenplay by Richard Wilson based on the novel by Dan Lundberg)
Box 21, Folder 6

Screenplay. n.p., ca. 1950.

Physical Description: 159pp. Typescript carbon.
Box 21, Folder 7 and 8

Miscellaneous sections of screenplay. n.p., ca. 1950.

Physical Description: Typescript, typescript carbon and holograph.
Box 22, Folder 1

Construction notes and research material. n.p., ca. 1950.

Physical Description: 19 items.
Box 22, Folder 2

Correspondence and promotional material. v.p., ca. 1950-1951.

Physical Description: 22 items.
Box 22, Folder 3

The life and times of Ralph Blood. n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: 63pp. Typescript and typescript multilith.

Scope and Content Note

Radio treatment and presentation by Richard Wilson and Dan Lundberg of the story contained in River rat.
Box 22, Folder 4

Rough and ready by Charles Myers. Los Angeles, n.d.

Physical Description: 1 p.l., 47pp. Typescript multilith.

Scope and Content Note

Screen treatment.
Box 22, Folder 5

The screamer by John Rich. n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: 29pp. Typescript multilith.

Scope and Content Note

Outline for original screenplay.
 

Shakespeare

Abstract: (Dramatic presentations based on the plays of Shakespeare. Not connected with Richard Wilson)
 

Hamlet

Abstract: (Produced, Directed and Starring Laurence Olivier)

Scope and Content Note

Includes:
Box 22, Folder 6

Newsclippings. v.p., ca. 1948.

Physical Description: 28 items.
Box 22, Folder 6

Photographic stills, n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: 12 items.
Box 22, Folder 6

Playbills. n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: 3 items.
Box 22, Folder 7

Henry V. Produced, directed by and starring Laurence Olivier. Playbills. n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: 2 items.
Box 22, Folder 7

MacBeth. Theatre Incorporated Production. Playbill. n.p., 1948[?].

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 22, Folder 8

Silas Marner. Notes toward the development of a screenplay by Richard Wilson based on the novel by George Eliot. n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: Typescript carbon. 8 items.

Scope and Content Note

Includes: draft construction notes, story outline and explanation of project.
Box 22, Folder 9

The spot by Daniel Lundberg. n.p., 1952.

Physical Description: 1 p.l., 38pp. Typescript multilith.

Scope and Content Note

First draft teleplay. With this: Universal-International Pictures interoffice memorandum concerning the teleplay.
Box 22, Folder 10

The story of Judith; an adaptation by Richard Wilson. n.p., 1953.

Physical Description: 1 p.l., 19pp. Typescript. Synopsis.

Scope and Content Note

With this: Universal-international pictures memoranda concerning the project and research notes. n.p., 1953 (4 items).
 

Sweet Chariot [ Joy ride], 1950

Abstract: (Proposed motion picture)
Box 22, Folder 11

Budget and casting reports. [Los Angeles, 1950].

Physical Description: 21 items.
Box 22, Folder 12

Correspondence. v.p., 1950.

Physical Description: 5 items.
Box 23, Folder 1

Production notes. n.p., [1950].

Physical Description: 25 items.

Scope and Content Note

Includes story board, scene breakdown and casting suggestions.
Box 23, Folder 2

Joy ride, by Robert W. Russell., n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: Typescript multilith with holograph annotations. 111pp. Screenplay.
Box 23, Folder 3

Joy ride. n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: Typescript carbon, typescript multilith and holograph with holograph corrections.

Scope and Content Note

Miscellaneous pages of screenplay (4 incomplete copies).
Box 23, Folder 4

Tell your story by Richard Wilson, William Alland and Virginia Mullen. n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: Typescript multilith. 42pp.

Scope and Content Note

Sample scripts and presentation outline for proposed radio program.
 

The Three Sons of Zante, 1953

Abstract: (A Universal-International film production. Produced by Richard Wilson)
Box 23, Folder 5

Budget and production notes. v.p., v.d.

Physical Description: 75pp. Typescript, typescript multilith and holograph.
Box 23, Folder 6

Screen treatment. By Thelma Robinson. Universal City, California, 1953.

Physical Description: 2 p.l., 59pp. Typescript multilith with holograph annotations.

Scope and Content Note

Signed by Richard Wilson.
Box 23, Folder 7

Revised first draft screenplay by John Rich. Universal City, California, 1953.

Physical Description: 1 p.l., 114pp. Typescript multilith.

Scope and Content Note

Signed by Wilson.
Box 23, Folder 8

Through a dead man's eye. By Cornell Woolrich. n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: 36pp. Typescript multilith. Story.
Box 23, Folder 9

Thurber material. Presentation by Richard Wilson and John Hubley. n.p., 1951.

Physical Description: Typescript, typescript carbon and holograph. 11 items.

Scope and Content Note

Includes synopsis of projected animated feature based on James Thurber, research material and an explanatory note by Wilson.
Box 23, Folder 10

Trucking comedy idea by Richard Wilson. n.p., 1951.

Physical Description: 7pp. Typescript.

Scope and Content Note

Story outline. Signed by Richard Wilson.
Box 23, Folder 11

Wagon train by N.B. Stone, Jr. Los Angeles, n.d.

Physical Description: 3 p.l., 109pp. Typescript carbon.

Scope and Content Note

First draft screenplay.
Box 23, Folder 12

Wagon train by Richard Wilson. v.p., 1955.

Physical Description: Typescript, typescript carbon and holograph. 35pp.

Scope and Content Note

Story outline.
Box 24, Folder 1

Comments and prepared amendments concerning the Dumbarton Oaks proposal. Submitted by the United Nations Conference on International Organisation. [New York], 1945.

Physical Description: With 7 additional leaves.
Box 24, Folder 2

Smyth, H.D. A general account of the development of methods of using atomic energy for military purposes under the auspices of the United States Government, 1940-1945 . Washington, U.S. Army, c. 1945.

Physical Description: 182pp.
Box 24, Folder 2

Address by the President of the United States of America at the Closing Plenary Session of The United Nations Conference on International Organization. San Francisco, June 26, 1945.

Physical Description: [7]pp.
Box 24, Folder 2

Charter of the United Nations. Report to the President on the results of the San Francisco Conference by the Chairman of the United States Delegation, The Secretary of State. June 26, 1945.

Physical Description: 266pp.
Box 24, Folder 2

Program. Closing Plenary Session. The United Nations Conference on International Organization. San Francisco, June 26, 1945.

Physical Description: [20]pp.
Box 25

Material relating to Orson Welles.