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William Shanks collection of scripts
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Description
The William Shanks collection of scripts spans the years 1949-1958 and encompasses 1.3 linear feet. The collection consists of scripts for four Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer productions: KING SOLOMON'S MINES (1950), SOME CAME RUNNING (1958), THE TEAHOUSE OF THE AUGUST MOON (1956), and VALLEY OF THE KINGS (1954). All the scripts are heavily annotated, and in addition there is a variety of production material for the first two films listed, including cast sheets, memos, schedules, and wardrobe plots. Helen Shanks was the secretary to the producer on SOME CAME RUNNING.
Background
William Blaine Shanks was an American script supervisor and an assistant director active in film from around 1949 to 1962.
Extent
1.3 linear feet of papers.
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the Margaret Herrick Library. Researchers are responsible for obtaining all necessary rights, licenses, or permissions from the appropriate companies or individuals before quoting from or publishing materials obtained from the library.
Availability
Available by appointment only.