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Finding Aid for the Robert Rossen Papers, 1934-1965
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MOTION PICTURES

 

ALEXANDER THE GREAT (1956)

Box 14 , Folder  2

Location stills and snapshots (40 items, misc. sizes) R. Rossen, Richard Burton, Claire Bloom, Danielle Derrieux and others.

 

ALL THE KING'S MEN (1949)

Box  1 , Folder  1

Synopsis of novel "A Lion is in the Streets" by Adria Locke Langley,attached Readers Report from Columbia Pictures, 7/26/44.

Box  1 , Folder  2

Synopsis of play "All The King's Men" by Robert Penn Warren,includes Columbia Pictures Inter-Office memos. 1946-1947. 5 items.

Box  1 , Folder  3

Synopsis of "All The King's Men" (no author, no date) by Shirley Miller. 32 pages.

Box  1 , Folder  4

Handwritten notes (unsorted, unidentified by scene), 250 pieces. n.d.

Box  1 , Folder  5

Handwritten and typed notes for treatment and screenplay by Robert Rossen, n.d. approx. 175 pgs.

Box  1 , Folder  6

Breakdown of script, 2 copies, 4 pgs. each. Script concordance, 5 pgs. Index and recommendations, 3 pgs. n.d.

Box  1 , Folder  7

3rd revised final draft of script, 3/1/49. Copy 1, bound, 140 pgs.

Box  1 , Folder  8

3rd revised final draft of script, 3/1/49. Copy 2, bound. 140 pgs.

Box  1 , Folder  9

Results of preview cards, Pasadena, CA., 6/16/49.

Box  1 , Folder 10

Bound copy of script: "Screenwriter's Guild Award to R.Rossen for..the best written drama of 1949". 3rd copy of 3rd revised final shooting script, 3/1/49.

Box  1 , Folder 11

Clipping from "Box Office", n.d. re: Rossen awarded tribute from Screen Directors Guild.

Box 12 , Folder  1

Scene stills (6 items 8"x10", 9 items 4"x5" ): R.R. rehearsing cast (6 items), Unidentified award (1 items), Oscar Awards (1 item 4"x5") R.R., Broderick Crawford, Mercedes McCambridge.

Box 13 , Folder  5

Poster/ads with variations in text and picture illustration, in color, 30 items. Press book. Plastic print mockup for billing.

Box 14 , Folder  1

Scrapbook of newspaper clippings, 1947-1950.

Box 14 , Folder  3

Academy Awards Program 3/23/50 (2 items).

 

BLUES IN THE NIGHT (1941)

Box  7 , Folder  4

Script titled "Hot Nocturne" dated 6/6/41.

 

BODY AND SOUL (1947)

Box  2 , Folder  3

Final shooting script revised, dated 1/13/47. Copy 1.

Box  2 , Folder  4

Final shooting script revised, datd 1/13/47. Copy 2.

Box 13 , Folder  6

Reviews: Washington D.C. Evening Star 11/13/47, Variety 8/13/47, N.Y. Times 11/10/47, Sunday News 11/9/47, L.A. Herald Examiner 11/22/47, Washington Post 11/13/47, Box Office 8/23/47.

Box 13 , Folder  6

Reviews (clippings), incl. interviews with cast members, Jan.- May, 1947.

 

THE BRAVE BULLS (1951)

Box  2 , Folder  1

Revised final draft of shooting script with tabs indexing scenes, dated 2/16/50.

Box  2 , Folder  2

Shooting script #6 with tabs indexing scenes, dated 10/26/49.

Box 12 , Folder  2

R. Rossen and cast on location, incl. Mel Ferrer, Anthony Quinn (121 items, 8"x10").

Box 13 , Folder  3

Pressbook.

Box 14 , Folder  7

R. Rossen on location, 4 photographs (oversize).

 

DUST BE MY DESTINY (1939)

Box  7 , Folder  1

Final script, dated 4/1/39.

 

EDGE OF DARKNESS (1943)

Box  7 , Folder  2

Bound shooting script, dated 7/24/42.

Box  7 , Folder  3

Temporary script, dated 6/2/42.

 

THE HUSTLER (1961)

Box  8 , Folder  1

Handwritten notes and script. (n.d.) 138 pieces.

Box  8 , Folder  2

Handwritten script notes,including telephone dictation (4/25/61) and correspondence from Sidney Carroll (n.d.)

Box  8 , Folder  3

Fragments of typed script (n.d.) 44 pieces.

Box  8 , Folder  4

Bound screenplay, dated 8/20/60.

Box  8 , Folder  5

Script dated Oct 1960.

Box  8 , Folder  6

Bound first draft fragments, dated 5/25/60.

Box  8 , Folder  7

Bound fragmented first draft (n.d.)

Box  9 , Folder  1

Bound copy of second draft, dated 7/6/60.

Box  9 , Folder  3

Shooting script, pages 51-100, dated 3/2/61.)

Box  9 , Folder  3

Shooting script, pages 1-50, dated 3/2/61.

Box  9 , Folder  4

Shooting script, pages 101-135, dated 3/2/61.

Box  9 , Folder  5

Book of set design sketches autographed by Harry Horner, dated 5/11/61.

Box 12 , Folder  3

Stills of R.Rossen, Paul Newman, Jackie Gleason, P. Laurie, G. C.Scott and others (41 items 8"x10").

Box 13

Scrapbook of clippings.

 

JOHNNY O'CLOCK (1947)

Box  7 , Folder  6

Bound script. (n.d.)

Box 13 , Folder  6

Reviews (clippings) various newspapers, Feb.- May 1947.

 

LILITH (1964)

Box 10 , Folder  1

Synopsis of "Lilith" (n.d.)

Box 10 , Folder  2

Character descriptions (n.d.)

Box 10 , Folder  3

Breakdown of book (n.d.), breakdown of picnic scene (n.d.)

Box 10 , Folder  4

Notes on "Lilith" by Dr. Charles Fischer, dated 1/17/63. 3 copies.

Box 10 , Folder  5

Screenplay, dated 6/6/62. 2 copies.

Box 10 , Folder  6

Notes dated 4/27/62-11/5/62, includes pages from the novel.

Box 10 , Folder  7

Fragments of scenes, dated 11/23/62-1/2/63.

Box 10 , Folder  8

Analysis of screenplay, dated 2/27/63, 2 copies.

Box 10 , Folder  9

Tenative Step-Outline, dated 11/1/63.

Box 10 , Folder 10

Bound final script, dated 1/10/63.

Box 10 , Folder 11

Bound final script, Rosson's copy, dated 1/10/63. copy 2.

Box 10 , Folder 12

Bound final version, dated 1/10/63. copy 3.

Box 10 , Folder 13

Cutting room notes dated 10/12 - 12/3/63.

Box 10 , Folder 14

"The Legend of Lilith" (n.d.),a biography of Robert Rossen (n.d.) and publicity campaign notes.

Box 12 , Folder  4

Location stills R. Rossen, Warren Beatty, Jean Seberg, Peter Fonda and others(80 items 8"x10").

 

THE SEA WOLF (1941)

Box 11 , Folder  1

Rossen's bound final script, dated 10/22/40.

Box 11 , Folder  2

Bound copy with changes, dated 11/29/40.

 

THEY CAME TO CORDURA (1959)

 

Poster (stored in Arts Special Collections - map cabinet).

Box 11 , Folder  3

Novel "They Came To Cordura" by Glendon Swarthout Random House, 1958 with indexing tabs.

Box 11 , Folder  4

Revised final draft, dated 9/23/58.

Box 11 , Folder  5

Revised final draft, dated 9/23/58. Copy 2.

Box 11 , Folder  6

Revised final draft, dated 9/23/58. Copy 3.

Box 14 , Folder  6

Reviews (newspaper clippings) Oct. 1959.

 

THEY WON'T FORGET (1937)

Box  7 , Folder  5

Script entitled "In the Deep South", dated 2/15/37.

 

UNDERCOVER MAN (1949)

Box 11 , Folder  7

Bound script, dated 5/1/48.

Box 13 , Folder  6

Reviews (clippings), April 1949.

 

PROJECTS

 

COCOA BEACH (project)

Box  3 , Folder  1

Magazine articles:"Esquire" n.d., "The New Yorker" 2/15/58 and "The Insider", approx. 1962.

Box  3 , Folder  2

Synopsis for "Cocoa Beach", 4 copies dated 12/11/61, 2 undated.

Box  3 , Folder  3

Assorted script notes, January-November, 1962.

Box  3 , Folder  4

First draft treatment, dated 3/2/62. 4 copies.

Box  3 , Folder  5

Step Outline 7/24/62. Framework, dated 12/11/62, 3 copies.

Box  3 , Folder  6

Outline "#10 - A Film by R. Rossen", dated 12/1/64.

Box  3 , Folder  7

Random ideas, n.d.

Box  3 , Folder  8

Character descriptions, n.d.

Box  3 , Folder  9

Handwritten notes, 453 pieces. Folder 1 of 2. n.d.

Box  3 , Folder 10

Handwritten notes, 453 pieces. Folder 2 of 2. n.d.

Box  3 , Folder 11

Handwritten pages, 359 pieces. Folder 1 of 2. n.d.

Box  3 , Folder 12

Handwritten pages, 359 pieces. Folder 2 of 2. n.d.

Box  4 , Folder  1

Handwritten sequence 19 pages and notebook in shorthand, n.d.

Box  4 , Folder  2

Notes on Cape Canaveral scene. 3 copies. n.d.

Box  4 , Folder  3

Script notes. 1/7-1/29/65, 68 pieces.

Box  4 , Folder  4

Cocoa Beach Treatment, n.d.

Box  4 , Folder  5

Script notes, 2/1-18/65.

Box  4 , Folder  6

Script notes, 3/1-8/27/65.

Box  4 , Folder  7

Screenplay, dated 3/2/65. 2 copies.

Box  4 , Folder  8

Sequence #3-Slattery, dated 3/12/65. Sequences After Slattery. 1 piece. n.d.

Box  4 , Folder  9

Sequence #2, dated 3/15/65. Notes on Opening Sequence. 1 piece. n.d.

Box  4 , Folder 10

Sequence #1. 4 copies. n.d.

Box  4 , Folder 11

Script notes. 5 copies. n.d.

Box  4 , Folder 12

Basic scene outline. 2 copies. n.d.

Box  4 , Folder 13

Misc. notes and scenes. 96 pieces. n.d.

Box  4 , Folder 14

Misc. partial copies of notes and scripts. 17 copies. n.d.

Box  4 , Folder 15

Working script, misc. pages. 33 pieces. n.d.

Box  4 , Folder 16

Working script partial copies and misc. scenes. 177 pieces. (n.d.)

Box  5 , Folder  1

Partial script. 3 copies. (n.d.)

Box  5 , Folder  2

Working script #10, dated 10/26/65. 9 copies.

Box  5 , Folder  3

Working script, partial copies. (n.d.)

Box  5 , Folder  4

Final draft of treatment and screenplay, indexed. 2 copies. (n.d.)

Box 13 , Folder  2

Newspaper clippings from New York Post: 1/11/62, 11/6/62, 11/8/62, 11/15/62, 11/14/62.

 

STAGE PLAYS

 

THE COOL WORLD (play)

Box  6 , Folder  3

Bound copy of play by Warren Miller and Robert Rossen. Dated 1/4/60.

Box  6 , Folder  4

Bound copy of play by Warren Miller and Robert Rossen. Dated 12/10/59.

 

CORNER POCKET (play)

Box  6 , Folder  1

6 copies of partial stage script. 27 pages. Copyright dated 1936.

Box  6 , Folder  2

2 copies of Act 1. Bound. (n.d.)

 

MISCELLANEOUS

 

MISCELLANEOUS

Box  5 , Folder  5

"The Director", [essay by R.R.], 4 copies. (n.d.). [found w/COCOA BEACH material.

Box  5 , Folder  6

Letter from CENTAUR ENTERPRISES to R.R., dated 7/21/65 re office key and an appointment.

Box  5 , Folder  7

Articles about R.R. and his films: Film Quarterly, vol. 20 #2 (Winter 1966-67). Cahiers du Cinema, Jan. 1967, #7. Cinema, nos.6-7, Aug. 1970.

Box 13 , Folder  6

Newspaper notices on R.R.'s production plans, 1947-1964.

Box 14 , Folder  4

One photograph of R. Rossen.

Box 14 , Folder  5

Correspondence 1950-63, re various projects. (5 items).