Finding Aid for the Gerald Drayson Adams scripts, ca.1949-ca. 1960s

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UCLA Library, Performing Arts Special Collections
University of California, Los Angeles, Library
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Descriptive Summary

Title: Gerald Drayson Adams scripts,
Date (inclusive): ca.1949-ca. 1960s
Collection number: 221
Creator: Adams, Gerald Drayson
Extent: 6 boxes (3 linear ft)
Abstract: Gerald Drayson Adams was a film and television writer. Among his credits are the films Dead Reckoning and Kissin Cousins and the television series Maverick. The collection consists of screenplays, teleplays, treatments, and other writings for what appear to be movie and television projects related to Adam's career.
Language: Finding aid is written in English.
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Performing Arts Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Performing Arts Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library, Performing Arts Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Gerald Drayson Adams Scripts (Collection 221). Performing Arts Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

Biography

There is very little biographical information available about Gerald Drayson Adams. It appears that he began his film and television writing career in the 1940s. He has numerous motion picture and television writing credits including the films Dead Reckoning with Humphrey Bogart and Haram Scarum and Kissin Cousins featuring Elvis Presley. His television work includes episodes of Bronco, Cheyenne, Maverick, and Northwest Passage.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of screenplays, teleplays, treatments and other writings related to the career of writer Gerald Drayson Adams. Included in the collection are writings for a number projects such as the films Blood Brothers (released as Gun Brothers), Son of Cochise (released as Taza: Son of Chocise), Chief Red Sleeves (released as War Drums) and the television series Broken Arrow, Maverick and Northwest Passage. Additionally, there are two works, Galvanized Yankee and Music in the Night, which may have been created as novels. Notably missing from the collection are writings for Dead Reckoning, Haram Scarum, and Kissin Cousins.

Organization and Arrangement

The files in the collection are arranged alphabetically by project titles.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

Subjects

Adams, Gerald Drayson -- Archives.
Motion picture writers -- Archival resources.
Television writers -- Archival resources.

Genres and Forms of Material

television scripts
Film scripts


Container List

Box 4, Folder 2

Aladdin's Lamp no date

Note

First draft screenplay by Adams.
Box 4, Folder 3

Aladdin's Lamp no date

Note

Final draft screenplay by Adams.
Box 4, Folder 10

Barbary Belle no date

Note

Story outline by Adams.
Box 1, Folder 4

Baton Rouge 1953 Dec 14

Note

Shooting final screenplay by Adams.
Box 2, Folder 10

Beachtown no date

Note

Novel by Allan MacDonald.
Box 2, Folder 9

Beyond Sound of Bugles no date

Note

Outline by Adams.(2 copies)
Box 1, Folder 1

Bisbee Massacre (The) no date

Note

First draft screenplay by Adams.
Box 1, Folder 3

Black Tolts (The) 1952 Dec 18

Note

Writer's working script by Adams.
Box 5, Folder 6

Black-Out no date

Note

Story outline by Norman Claverhouse.
Box 4, Folder 1

Blood Brothers no date

Note

Screenplay by Adams.
Box 6, Folder 7

Broken Arrow: Apache Child 1957 May 3

Note

First draft continuity teleplay by Adams.
Box 6, Folder 8

Broken Arrow: Apache Child 1957 May 23

Note

Final draft teleplay by Adams.
Box 5, Folder 4

Buaya no date

Note

Shooting continuity by Majour Claude Hammond
Box 5, Folder 2

Bubble 'n Squeak no date

Note

Story by Adams.
Box 5, Folder 11

Cheyenne, Requiem to Massacre 1959 March 5

Note

Final television screenplay by Adams.
Box 5, Folder 12

Cheyenne, Requiem to Massacre 1959 Aug 13

Note

First draft screenplay by Adams.
Box 1, Folder 2

Chief Red Sleeves 1955 Nov 18

Note

Screenplay by Adams.
Box 6, Folder 6

Chief Red Sleeves 1956 June 12

Note

Revised final shooting screenplay by Adams.
Box 6, Folder 1

Comes the Revolution no date

Note

Treatment by Gerald Adams. (2 copies)
Box 4, Folder 8

Dakota Jim no date

Note

Pilot teleplay by Adams.(2 copies)
Box 5, Folder 8

Duel at Jackson Hole no date

Note

Synopsis by Adams.
Box 4, Folder 12

Fun Begins at Forty no date

Note

Story outline by Jerry Kennedy and Leon Mayer. (2 copies)
Box 5, Folder 1

Galvanized Yankee no date

Note

Novel by Adams.
Box 5, Folder 7

Girl From the Folies Bergere (The) no date

Note

Treatment by Richard Ralston and Margaret Bell Houston.
Box 4, Folder 9

Golden Lady no date

Note

Story outline by Adams.
Box 3, Folder 2

Hawk of the Desert 1954 March 17

Note

Revised shooting final screenplay by Adams and William Bowers.
Box 3, Folder 3

Hawk of the Desert no date

Note

Drafts screenplay by Adams and William Bowers. 3 copies, 2 incomplete)
Box 3, Folder 4

Hawk of the Desert no date

Note

Screenplay by Adams and William Bowers.
Box 4, Folder 4

Hero and Son no date

Note

Treatment by Adams.
Box 4, Folder 5

Hero and Son no date

Note

Treatment by Adams.(2 copies)
Box 5, Folder 10

His Lordship Goes to Press no date

Note

Treatment by Margaret McDonnell and Gordon McDonnell.
Box 2, Folder 5

Kissin' Cousins 1964 May 13

Note

Presentation and first draft television pilot script by Adams.
Box 2, Folder 7

Kissin' Cousins: Big Daddy 1964 Nov 9

Note

Teleplay by Adams.
Box 2, Folder 6

Kissin' Cousins: Princess Seraphina 1964 Nov 30

Note

Teleplay by Adams.
Box 5, Folder 9

Love Me Deadly no date

Note

Screenplay by F.M. Renaud.
Box 2, Folder 1

Maverick: Showdown at Midnight (tentative title) 1957 July 29

Note

First draft teleplay by Adams.
Box 5, Folder 13

Maverick: Stampede 1957 Sep 19

Note

Revised draft teleplay by Adams.
Box 5, Folder 14

Million Dollar Lady (The) no date

Note

Story by Adams.
Box 5, Folder 5

Move Over, Dear no date

Note

Treatment by John Douglas.
Box 3, Folder 8

Music in the Night no date

Note

Novel by Adams.
Box 6, Folder 12

National Forest no date

Note

Screenplay by Adams.
Box 3, Folder 6

Northwest Passage 1957 May 17

Note

First draft teleplay by Adams.
Box 3, Folder 7

Northwest Passage 1957 Nov 4

Note

Teleplay by Adams.
Box 6, Folder 5

Northwest Passage: The Red Coat (#15-26) 1958 May 28

Note

Teleplay by Adams.
Box 2, Folder 4

Pauline Cushman (The Secrets of an Actress) 1949 Aug 26

Note

Treatment by Adams.
Box 4, Folder 7

Road to Malarkey no date

Note

Treatment by Ralph Snyder.
Box 6, Folder 13

Sabers West no date

Note

Screenplay by Adams.
Box 1, Folder 5

Saladin 1961 Sep 5

Note

Screenplay by Adams.
Box 1, Folder 6

Saladin 1961 Aug 8

Note

First draft screenplay by Adams.
Box 1, Folder 7

Saladin 1961 Sep 1

Note

Revised first draft screenplay by Adams.
Box 6, Folder 9

Shadow at My Shoulder 1954 April 2

Note

First draft continuity screenplay by Adams.
Box 2, Folder 2

Silver Palace no date

Note

Treatment for television series by Adams.
Box 5, Folder 3

Silver Tomahawk (The) 1954 April 8

Note

Story outline by Adams.
Box 3, Folder 5

Slightly International 1941 April 28

Note

Synopsis by Adams and Lon Young.
Box 6, Folder 11

Son of Cochise 1952 Oct 2

Note

Treatment by Adams.
Box 3, Folder 10

Song of the Nightingale no date

Note

Treatment by Tracy Knight.
Box 6, Folder 2

South Sea Island Magic no date

Note

Book by Norman Claverhouse and Morgan Cox.
Box 6, Folder 10

Star Sapphire 1949 April 14

Note

Final draft screenplay by Adams.
Box 2, Folder 11

Texan (The): Border Incident 1959 May 14

Note

Teleplay by Adams.
Box 2, Folder 8

Three Were Renegades no date

Note

Treatment Kenneth Perkins.
Box 3, Folder 9

Tribute to John James Audubon (A) 1956 June 20

Note

Working teleplay by Adams.
Box 4, Folder 11

Untitled screenplay no date

Box 4, Folder 13

Untitled story outline no date

Box 6, Folder 4

Waikiki Beach no date

Note

Story and character outline by Adams. (3 copies)
Box 4, Folder 6

Winged Dagger (The) no date

Note

Treatment by Adams.
Box 3, Folder 1

Wings of the Vulture 1952 May 29

Note

First draft screenplay by Adams.
Box 2, Folder 3

Wolf Call no date

Note

Treatment by Adams.
Box 6, Folder 3

Wolf Call no date

Note

Outline by Adams. (3 copies)