Finding Aid to the Leonard Now Papers, 1977 Coll2014-040

Cooper Moll
Processing this collection has been funded by a generous grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California
909 West Adams Boulevard
Los Angeles, California 90007
(213) 821-2771

Language of Material: English
Contributing Institution: ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California
Title: Leonard Now papers
creator: Now, Leonard
Identifier/Call Number: Coll2014-040
Physical Description: 0.2 Linear Feet 1 archive carton.
Date (inclusive): 1977
Abstract: This collection is comprised of Leonard Now's original screenplays Chief, Dennis, Gold!, and Let Me In!, as well as correspondence, sheet music, lyrics, and audiocassettes, 1977.


In 1977, Leonard Weinstein changed his professional name to Leonard Now. He was a gay screenwriter in Los Angeles, California.

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open to researchers. There are no access restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the ONE Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives at USC Libraries 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.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donor and date of acquisition unknown.

Preferred Citation

[Box/folder #, or item name] Leonard Now Papers, Coll2014-040, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California.

Processing Information

Materials in this collection were originally found in sealed registered mail envelopes, dated 1977 and self-addressed by Leonard Weinstein. Collection processed by Cooper Moll, August 2014.

Scope and Contents

The collection comprises Leonard Now's four original screenplays, lyrics for a proposed album, correspondence, notes, one b&w photograph, a registration of name change, and audiocassettes, dated from 1977.


This collection is arranged alphabetically with audiocassettes at the end.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Gay and lesbian writers
Gay men's writings
Now, Leonard

Box 1, Folder 1

Chief screenplay 1977

Box 1, Folder 2

Correspondence and notes Undated

Box 1, Folder 3

Dennis screenplay 1977

Box 1, Folder 4

Gold! screenplay 1977

Box 1, Folder 5

Let Me In! screenplay 1977

Box 1, Folder 6

Music and lyrics 1977

Box 1, Folder 7

"Not an Inch" lyrics for proposed album 1977

Box 1, Folder 8

Portrait photograph Undated

Box 1, Folder 9

Registration of name change 1977

Box 1, Folder 10

Resume and headshot circa 1977

Item AC3058

100% Leonard Weinstein [sound recording] 1977

Physical Description: 1 audiocassette.
Item AC3059

Adam Spirit; Ding-a-Ling Day; Hard to Work, by Leonard Weinstein [sound recording] Undated

Physical Description: 1 audiocassette.