Kenneth MacDonald Script Collection

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Kenneth MacDonald Script Collection
Dates: 1939-1969
Collection Number: WGF-MS-107
Creator/Collector: MacDonald, Kenneth, 1901-1972
Extent: 10 linear feet (8 boxes)
Repository: Writers Guild Foundation Archive
Los Angeles, California 90048
Abstract: This collection comprises shooting scripts for most of the film and television projects MacDonald worked on, including dozens of B westerns and film serials. Each script is annotated in MacDonald's hand with information such as shooting schedule, filming location and producers and directors.
Language of Material: English


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Preferred Citation

Kenneth MacDonald Script Collection. Writers Guild Foundation Archive

Acquisition Information

Donated by Victoria Strong on 10/6/2017

Biography/Administrative History

Kenneth MacDonald was a Hollywood actor whose career spanned the 1930s to 1972.

Scope and Content of Collection

This collection consists of about 250 film and television scripts from almost every project MacDonald acted in throughout his career. Scripts span 1939-1969. Each script was annotated by MacDonald and includes on the cover page his shooting dates, location notes, and names of producers and directors. Many scripts contain performance and character notes written in the margins. Most of the film scripts derive from his time under contract at Columbia Pictures.

Indexing Terms

Western television programs -- United States
Western films
Film serials
Television scripts