Collection consists of materials related to the career of American writer, producer, and
director Robert Rossen. Includes various versions of scripts, notes and research
material, clippings, stills, and posters. Includes material from numerous projects
including the motion pictures "Alexander The Great" (1956), "All The King's Men" (1949),
"Body And Soul" (1947), "The Brave Bulls" (1950), "They Came To Cordura" (1959), "Edge Of
Darkness" (1942), "The Hustler" (1961), "Lilith" (1964), and "The Sea Wolf" (1941), and
the stage plays "The Body Beautiful," "The Cool World," "Corner Pocket," and a project
titled "Cocoa Beach." Includes some personal photographs.
Rossen was born in New York, NY, Mar. 16, 1908; he began his career for the NY stage;
moved to Hollywood (1939) as a contract writer for Warner Brothers and by the late 1940s
was firmly established as the creator of some of America's most acclaimed films; his
involvement with the Communist Party led to a subpoena from the House Un-American
Activities Committee (1947); after "naming names" (1953), Rossen was allowed to continue
working, but never returned to Hollywood, choosing instead to work in other locations; he
won an Academy Award for Best Picture (1949) with "All the King's Men"; his numerous
credits include such films as "The Roaring Twenties" (1939), "The Hustler," and "Lilith"
(both 1964); died Feb. 18, 1966.
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to the Arts Special Collections Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf
of the Arts Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to
include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.
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