The collection consists entirely of scripts. Represented are two films, NEXT STOP, GREENWICH VILLAGE (1976) and UP THE SANDBOX
(1972), five teleplays, and nearly two dozen stage plays. Of special interest are the scripts for industrial films made by
American Motors Corporation.
John C. Becher was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1915. He attended the Milwaukee State Teachers College and earned a Bachelor
of Science degree in 1938, then moved to Chicago and earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Goodman School of Drama. Not
long after he completed his studies in Chicago, the United States entered World War II and Becher was drafted into the Army.
He was stationed at a special services school in Lexington, Virginia and assigned to instruct performers such as Red Skelton
and Melvyn Douglas on what to expect while touring overseas to entertain.
1.2 linear ft. of papers
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