A. S. Fleischman papers

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Descriptive Summary

Title: A. S. Fleischman papers
Date (inclusive): 1954-1997
Collection number: 1636
Creator: Fleischman, A. S.
Extent: 5 linear feet of papers. 0.4 linear foot of photographs. 3 folders of artworks
Repository: Margaret Herrick Library. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Languages: English

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Preferred Citation

A. S. Fleischman papers, Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Anne Fleischman Miller, 2011


Albert Sidney Fleischman was an American novelist, screenwriter and children's book author, widely known in the latter capacity as Sid Fleischman. Several of his books were adapted to the screen. His most prominent films as a screenwriter include the adaptations for BLOOD ALLEY (1955) and LAFAYETTE ESCADRILLE (1957), as well as THE DEADLY COMPANIONS (1961), based on his novel "Yellowleg."

Collection Scope and Content Summary

The A. S. Fleischman papers span the years 1954-1997 and encompass approximately 8 linear feet. The collection includes script and production material for a half dozen films scripted by Fleischman, including BLOOD ALLEY (1955) and THE ADVENTURES OF BULLWHIP GRIFFIN (1967), along with script material for a number of unproduced films, books by Fleischman, clippings, photographs, and three production design drawings. There are also significant files on the Disney television movie, "The Whipping Boy," based on Fleischman's Newbery Award-winning book.


Arranged in the following series: 1. Production files, subseries A-B as follows: A. Produced; B. Unproduced; 2. Television files, subseries A-B as follows: A. Produced; B. Unproduced; 3. Subject files.

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