Finding Aid for the Donald Spoto papers, circa 1940-1988 LSC.1563

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Language of Material: English
Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
Title: Donald Spoto papers
creator: Spoto, Donald, 1941-
Identifier/Call Number: LSC.1563
Physical Description: 17 Linear Feet (34 boxes and 6 oversize boxes)
Date (inclusive): circa 1940-1988
Abstract: Donald Spoto (1941- ) wrote biographical studies of film and theater personalities. The collection contains files relating to Spoto's biographies and includes books, magazines, interviews, bibliographies, holograph notes, cassette recordings, film scripts, letters, and galley proofs covering the lives of Tennessee Williams, Alfred Hitchcock, Lotte Lenya, Preston Sturges, and Laurence Olivier. Spoto's doctoral dissertation and two of his original screenplays are included as well.
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Conditions Governing Access

Open for research. All requests to access special collections materials must be made in advance using the request button located on this page.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

CONTAINS AUDIO MATERIALS: Materials will require assessment and may need further processing for safe access. These materials may be found in boxes 24-26, 31, 39, and 40. Please contact Special Collections reference (spec-coll@library.ucla.edu) for more information.

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Gift of Donald Spoto, 1988-92.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged in the following series:
  1. Series 1. Biographical
  2. Series 2. Tennessee Williams
  3. Series 3. Alfred Hitchcock
  4. Series 4. Lotte Lenya
  5. Series 5. Preston Sturges
  6. Series 6. Laurence Olivier
  7. Series 7. Screenplays

Biography

Spoto was born June 28, 1941 in New Rochelle, New York; BA, Iona College, 1963; MA (1966) and Ph.D. (1970), Fordham University; taught at New School for Social Research, New York City, 1975-86; began teaching at University of Southern California in 1987; visiting lecturer, British Film Institute, National Film Theatre, London, 1980-86; published biographical studies of filmmakers Stanley Kramer, Alfred Hitchcock, Preston Sturges, playwright Tennessee Williams, and actors Marlene Dietrich, Marilyn Monroe, Lotte Lenya, Laurence Olivier, Elizabeth Taylor, Ingrid Bergman, and James Dean.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Donald Spoto papers (Collection 1563). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

Scope and Content

Collection contains files relating to Spoto's biographies of film and theater personalities. Research material is organized first by personality, then by work. Includes books, magazines, interviews, bibliographies, holograph notes, cassette recordings, film scripts, letters, and galley proofs covering lives of Tennessee Williams, Alfred Hitchcock, Lotte Lenya, Preston Sturges, and Laurence Olivier. Also includes Spoto's doctoral dissertation and two of Spoto's original screenplays.

Items Removed from Collection

Books Removed for Cataloging:
  • Leavitt, Richard F. The world of Tennessee Williams. With an introduction by Tennessee Williams. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, c. 1978. First edition, signed by Richard Freeman Leavitt and Tennessee Williams. Copy number: 226/250.
  • Leavitt, Richard Freeman, comp. and ed. Ave atque vale! memorial pages preserving the final notices. . .of Tennessee Williams. 1983?. Limited edition. . .copy number 7. . .is presented to Dakin Williams.
  • Van Antwerp, Margaret A., and Sally Johns, eds. Tennessee Williams. Afterword by Louis Auchincloss. Detroit: Gale Research Company. . . c. 1984. A Bruccoli Clark book. Dictionary of literary biography, documentary series, an illustrated chronicle, vol.4.
  • Williams, Tennessee. It happened the day the sun rose. Los Angeles, Sylvester & Orphanos, 1981. Copy 95 of 350.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Property rights to the physical objects belong to UCLA Library Special Collections. All other rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Papers cannot be photocopied, recorded, duplicated, or otherwise reproduced without written permission of Donald Spoto.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Motion picture producers and directors -- Research.
Motion picture actors and actresses -- Research.
Authors, American -- 20th century -- Archives.
Olivier, Laurence
Spoto, Donald, 1941- --Archives.
Sturges, Preston.
Williams, Tennessee 1911-1983.
Hitchcock, Alfred
Lenya, Lotte

 

Biographical Series 1

box 10, folder 3

Christ's preaching to the dead: an exegesis of I Peter 3,19 and 4,6. 1970.

Scope and Content

Spoto's dissertation for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in the Department of Theology at Fordham University.
 

Tennessee Williams Series 2

 

Books

box 12

Wood, Audrey, with Max Wilk. Represented by Audrey Wood. Garden City: Doubleday. 1981.

box 12

Williams, Tennessee. Where I live: selected essays. Edited by Christine R. Day. . . [New York]: New Directions. c. 1978.

box 12

Williams, Tennessee. The night of the iguana. 5th printing. [New York]: New American Library. c. 1961.

Scope and Contents note

Annotations.
box 12

Williams, Tennessee. Eight mortal ladies possessed: a book of stories. 2nd printing. New York: New Directions [1973].

box 12

Williams, Tennessee. In the winter of cities. New York: New Directions. 1964.

Scope and Contents note

Annotations.
box 12

Yacowar, Maurice. Tennessee Williams on film. New York: Frederick Ungar. c. 1977.

box 12

Williams, Tennessee. The knightly quest: a novella and four short stories. [New York]: New Directions. c. 1966.

box 12

Williams, Tennessee. Cat on a hot tin roof. 5th printing. New York: New Directions. c. 1975.

box 12

Williams, Edwina Dakin. Remember me to Tom. St. Louis: Sunrise. c. 1963.

Scope and Contents note

Annotations.
box 12

The Tennessee Williams newsletter. [vol.1 no.1], vol.1 no.2, vol.2 no.1-2, vol.3 no.2. 1979 Spring

Scope and Contents note

Minor annotations.
box 12

Hirsh, Foster. A portrait of the artist: the plays of Tennessee Williams. Port Washington, New York: Kennikat Press, 1979.

Scope and Contents note

Annotations.
box 12

Bowles, Jane. Feminine wiles. Introduction by Tennessee Williams. Santa Barbara: Black Sparrow Press. 1976.

box 12

Williams, Tennessee. A streetcar named desire. With an introduction by the author. [New York]: New American Library. 21st printing. c. 1947.

Scope and Contents note

Annotations.
box 12

Tharpe, Jac, ed. Tennessee Williams: 13 essays. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi. 1980.

Scope and Contents note

Holograph note by DS in back of book.
box 13

Maxwell, Gilbert. Tennessee Williams and friends: an informal biography. Cleveland and New York: the World Publishing Company [1965].

Scope and Contents note

Minor annotations. Inscribed: For Irwin T. Holtzman, sincerely, Gilbert Maxwell, New York, May 4, 1966.
box 13

Williams, Tennessee. One arm. 5th printing. [New York]: a New Directions book. n.d.

Scope and Contents note

Annotations.
box 13

Weales, Gerald. Tennessee Williams. Minneapolis, University of Minnestoa Press. University of Minnesota pamphlets on American writers. c. 1965.

General note

(Catalog[?] / Gifts)
box 13

Williams, Tennessee. Camino real. [New York]: a New Directions book. [?]. 1970

Scope and Contents note

Annotations.
box 13

Williams, Tennessee. Clothes for a summer hotel: a ghost play. [New York]: a New Directions book [1983].

box 13

Williams, Tennessee. Moise and the world of reason. New York: Simon and Schuster [1975].

Physical Description: Lacks dust jacket.

Scope and Contents note

Annotations.
box 13

Williams, Tennessee. Androgyne, mon amour. Second printing. [New York]: New Directions [1977].

Scope and Contents note

Minor annotations.
box 13

Williams, Tennessee. Vieux Carre. Third printing. [New York]: New Directions. c. 1979.

box 13

The Franklin Library. Notes from the editors: Tennessee Williams, selected plays. Franklin Center, Pennsylvania: The Franklin Library. c. 1981.

box 13

Williams, Tennessee. American blues: five short plays. Acting edition. [New York]: Dramatist's Play Service, Incorporated. n.d.

Scope and Contents note

Annotations.
box 13

Windham, Donald, ed. Tennessee Williams' letters to Donald Windham 1940-1965.

Scope and Contents note

Edited and with comments by Donald Windham. New York: Holt, Rinehar.

General note

Gifts.
box 13

Steen, Mike. A look at Tennessee Williams. New York: Hawthorn Books, Incorporated, publishers. c. 1969.

box 13

Vidal, Gore. Matters of fact and of fiction (essays 1973-1976). New York: Vintage Books [1978].

box 13

Londre, Felicia Hardison. Tennessee Williams. Third printing. New York: Frederick Ungar Publishing Company [1983].

box 14

Gotham Book Mart & Gallery, Incorporated. Tennessee Williams, a catalogue. [after 1983].

box 14

Williams, Tennessee. Hard candy: a book of stories. Sixth printing. [New York]: a New Directions book. n.d.

box 14

Williams, Tennessee. Stopped rocking, and other screenplays. With an introduction by Richard Gilman. [New York]: a New Directions book. c. 1984.

box 14

Falk, Signi. Tennessee Williams. Second edition. Boston: Twayne Publishers [1978].

Scope and Contents note

Two pages annotated.
box 14

Gunn, Drewey Wayne. Tennessee Williams: a bibliography. Metchuen, New Jersey and London: the Scarecrow Press, Incorporated. Scarecrow author bibliographies. 1980.

box 14

Williams, Dakin. The bar bizarre. Edited by Lucy Freeman. n.p. c. 1980.

Scope and Contents note

Inscribed: with best wishes, Dakin Williams.
box 14

Williams, Tennessee. Memoirs. Garden City, New York: Doubleday and Company. c. 1975.

Physical Description: Lacks dust jacket.

Scope and Contents note

Annotations.
box 14

Stanton, Stephen S. Tennessee Williams: a collection of critical essays edited by Stephen S. Stanton. Second printing. Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey. n.d.

Scope and Contents note

Annotations.
box 14

Williams, Dakin, and Shepherd Mead. Tennessee Williams, an intimate biography by his brother. New York: Arbor House. c. 1983.

box 15

The theatre of Tennessee Williams. vol.1-7. [New York]: a New Directions book [1978-1981].

Scope and Contents note

Various printings for the individual volumes. Annotations. vol.1-4 this box. Remaining volumes in Box 16.
box 16

Williams, Tennessee. Baby doll, the script for the film, Something unspoken, Suddenly last summer. Penguin Books . . . . 1976.

box 16

Rader, Dotson. Tennessee: cry of the heart. Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, Incorporated. 1985.

box 16

McCann, John S. The critical reputation of Tennessee Williams, a reference guide. Boston: G.K. Hall & Company. c. 1983.

box 16

The theatre of Tennessee Williams. vol.5-7.

 

Spota's research material

box 1, folder 1

Interviews and obiter dicta.

box 1, folder 2

Bibliographies.

box 1, folder 3

Family background and history to : TW Chapter 1. 1911

box 1, folder 4

TW: 1930-1935.

box 1, folder 5

TW: 1935-1940.

box 1, folder 6

TW: 1940-1945.

box 1, folder 7

TW: 1945-1950.

box 1, folder 8

TW: 1950-1955.

box 1, folder 9

TW: 1955-1960.

box 1, folder 10

TW: 1960-1965.

General note

1965-1970 material found here and following next file.
box 2, folder 1

TW: 1970-1975.

box 2, folder 2

TW: 1975-1980.

box 2, folder 3

TW: 1980-1983.

box 2, folder 4

San Domenico Palace Hotel, Taormina, Sicily. Brochures, etc.

box 2, folder 5

Tennessee Williams 70 [birthday celebration greetings, photocopies in printed folder].

box 2, folder 6

Holograph notes from unidentified source.

Physical Description: In spiral notebook.
box 24-25

Cassette recordings: interviews, programs, etc.

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box 26

Cassette recordings, microfilm of bibliography.

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Plays

box 3, folder 1

Something cloudy, something clear[?] 1981

Scope and Contents note

With cover letter from Eve Adamson to TW, 1981 September 3 (photocopy).
box 3, folder 2

Something cloudy, something clear.

box 3, folder 3

Stopped rocking. 1977.

box 3, folder 4

All Gaul is divided, a teleplay based on A lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur. 1979 June.

Scope and Contents note

First draft.
box 3, folder 5

The remarkable rooming-house of Mme. Le Monde.

box 3, folder 6

This is (an entertainment).

box 3, folder 7

The Red Devil battery sign, a work for The Presentational Theatre. 1976 September.

Scope and Contents note

With program from the Phoenix Theatre.
box 3, folder 8

Will Mr. Merriwether return from Memphis? 1969.

box 3, folder 9

A house not meant to stand, a Gothic comedy. 1982 April 27.

box 3, folder 10

[ Clothes for a summer hotel].

Scope and Contents note

Revised March 14.
box 3, folder 11

Clothes for a summer hotel, a ghost-play in 4 scenes. 1979 April-September.

box 3, folder 12

Now the cats with jewelled claws. [?]. 1983

 

Alfred Hitchcock Series 3

 

Biographical information

box 8, folder 5

1899-1925

box 9, folder 1

1925-1935

box 9, folder 2

1935-1940

box 9, folder 3

1940-1945

box 9, folder 4

1945-1950

box 9, folder 5

1950-1955

box 9, folder 6

1955-1960

box 9, folder 7

1961-1965

box 9, folder 8

1966-1970

box 9, folder 9

1971-1980

 

Books

box 22

Tutti i film Hitchcock a cura di Riccardo Rosetti. [Milano]: Savelli editori [1980].

box 22

Leff, Leonard J. Hitchcock and Selznick, the rich and strange collaboration . . . New York: Weidenfeld & Nicolson [1987].

Scope and Contents note

Uncorrected proof, in wrappers.
box 22

Haley, Michael. The Alfred Hitchcock album. Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, Prentice-Hall, Incorporated [1981].

box 22

Cameron, Ian, ed. Movie reader. New York and Washington: Praeger Publishers [1972].

box 22

Harris, Robert A. and Michael S. Lasky. The films of Alfred Hitchcock. Secaucus, New Jersey: the Citadel Press [1976].

Scope and Contents note

Inscribed: Jan 31, 1977, for Donald Spoto - a fellow Hitchophile - with warmest regards Bob [illegible].
box 22

Rothman, William. Hitchcock - the murderous gaze. Cambridge and London: Harvard University Press. 1982.

box 23

Taylor, John Russell. Hitch, the life and times of Alfred Hitchcock. New York: Pantheon Books [1978].

box 23

Camera / stylo. Alfred Hitchcock. 1981 November.

box 23

Durgnat, Raymond. The strange case of Alfred Hitchcock, or, the plain man's Hitchcock. Cambridge: the MIT Press [1974].

box 23

LaValley, Albert J., ed. Focus on Hitchcock. Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice-Hall, Incorporated [1972].

box 23

Phillips, Gene D. Alfred Hitchcock. Boston: Twayne Publishers. 1984.

box 23

Simsolo, Noel. Hitchcock. Cinema d'aujourd'hui 54. [Paris]: Editions Seghers [1969].

Physical Description: Leaves are coming unglued from binding.
box 23

The Alfred Hitchcock movie quiz book. [New York]: Perigree Books [1986].

box 23

Brown, Bryan. The Alfred Hitchcock movie quiz book. [New York]: Perigree Books [1986].

Scope and Contents note

Uncorrected proof, in wrappers.
box 23

Rohmer, Eric and Claude Chabrol. Hitchcock, the first forty-four films. Translated by Stanley Hochman. New York: Frederick Ungar Publishing Company [1979].

box 23

Freeman, David. The last days of Alfred Hitchcock, a memoir . . . Woodstock, New York: the Overlook Press [1984].

box 23

Perry, George. The films of Alfred Hitchcock. Highgate Hill and New York: Studio Vista / Dutton [1970].

General note

Reprinted from c. 1965.
 

Spota's research material

box 7, folder 1

Letters, obiter dicta, interviews, speeches, articles by.

box 7, folder 2

Funeral details, obituaries, tributes, etc.

box 7, folder 3

Bogdanovich () and Freeman () on AH. 1963 1982

box 7, folder 4

Miscellaneous theory and criticism, notes.

box 7, folder 5

Criticism: articles on AH to 1970.

box 7, folder 6

Bibliographies, microfiche.

box 8, folder 1

Family: Alma, Pat, early English period.

box 8, folder 2

Criticism: articles to 1950.

box 8, folder 3

Criticism: articles to 1980.

box 8, folder 4

Articles on AH's work (file B).

box 9, folder 10

Bogdanovich on AH.

box 10, folder 1

Journals with articles about AH.

box 10, folder 2

Notes on individual films. Copyright by Donald Spoto. 1979

Physical Description: ca. 100 leaves.

Scope and Contents note

Typescript[?].
box 11

Storyboards for Family plot. 1975.

Scope and Contents note

Prepared by illustrator Tom Wright, given to DS by AH 1975 November [oversize box].
box 11

Press books, etc. for: Rebecca, Frenzy, The birds, Rear window, etc.

box 26

Cassette recordings

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Spota's research material by movie

box 4, folder 1

The pleasure garden.

box 4, folder 2

The mountain eagle.

box 4, folder 3

The lodger.

box 4, folder 4

Downhill.

box 4, folder 5

Easy virtue.

box 4, folder 6

The ring.

box 4, folder 7

The farmer's wife.

box 4, folder 8

Champagne.

box 4, folder 9

The manxman.

box 4, folder 10

Blackmail.

box 4, folder 11

Juno and the paycock.

box 4, folder 12

Murder!

box 4, folder 13

The skin game.

box 4, folder 14

Number seventeen.

box 4, folder 15

Rich and strange.

box 4, folder 16

Waltzes from Vienna.

box 4, folder 17

The man who knew too much.

box 4, folder 18

The 39 steps.

box 4, folder 19

Secret agent.

box 4, folder 20

Sabotage.

box 4, folder 21

Young and innocent.

box 4, folder 22

The lady vanishes.

box 4, folder 23

Jamaica Inn.

box 4, folder 24

Rebecca.

box 4, folder 25

Foreign correspondent.

box 4, folder 26

Mr. and Mrs. Smith.

box 4, folder 27

Suspicion.

box 4, folder 28

Saboteur.

box 4, folder 29

Shadow of a doubt.

box 5, folder 1

Lifeboat.

box 5, folder 2

Bon voyage and Aventure malgache.

box 5, folder 3

Spellbound.

box 5, folder 4

Notorious.

box 5, folder 5

The Paradine case.

box 5, folder 6

Rope.

box 5, folder 7

Under Capricorn.

box 5, folder 8

Stage fright.

box 5, folder 9

Strangers on a train.

box 5, folder 10

I confess.

box 5, folder 11

Dial 'M' for murder.

box 5, folder 12

Rear window.

box 5, folder 13

To catch a thief.

box 5, folder 14

The trouble with Harry.

box 5, folder 15

The man who knew too much.

box 5, folder 16

The wrong man.

box 6, folder 1

Vertigo.

box 6, folder 2

North by northwest.

box 6, folder 3

No bail for the judge.

General note

Written but unproduced.
box 6, folder 4

Psycho.

box 6, folder 5

The birds.

box 6, folder 6

Marnie.

box 6, folder 7

Torn curtain.

box 6, folder 8

Topaz.

box 6, folder 9

Frenzy.

box 6, folder 10

Family plot.

 

Scripts

box 10, folder 6

The short night. 1979 March 2.

Scope and Contents note

Working draft by David Freeman.
box 10, folder 7

The short night. 1978 June 27.

Scope and Contents note

Screenplay by Ernest Lehman.
box 17, folder 1

The 39 steps.

box 17, folder 2

The lady vanishes.

box 17, folder 3

The man who knew too much.

box 17, folder 4

Rebecca.

box 17, folder 5

Suspicion.

box 18, folder 1

Saboteur.

box 18, folder 2

Shadow of a doubt.

box 18, folder 3

Lifeboat.

box 18, folder 4

Spellbound.

box 18, folder 5

Notorious.

box 19, folder 1

The Paradine case.

box 19, folder 2

Rope.

box 19, folder 3

Strangers on a train.

box 19, folder 4

Dial 'M' for murder.

box 19, folder 5

Rear window.

box 20, folder 1

To catch a thief.

box 20, folder 2

Vertigo.

box 20, folder 3

North by northwest.

box 20, folder 4

Psycho.

box 20, folder 5

The birds.

box 21, folder 1

Marnie.

box 21, folder 2

Torn curtain.

box 21, folder 3

Frenzy.

box 21, folder 4

Family plot.

box 21, folder 5

Mary Rose. 1963.

Scope and Contents note

First draft of unproduced screenplay.
 

Lotte Lenya Series 4

box 22

Book by James K. Lyon: Bertolt Brecht in America 1982

Preferred Citation

Lyon, James K. Bertolt Brecht in America. Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 1982.
box 11

Manuscript: Lenya: a life circa 1989

creator: Little, Brown and Company

Scope and Contents note

Photocopy of galley proofs[?]
box 27, folder 2

Manuscript: Lenya: a life 1988 June

Scope and Contents note

Fourth and final draft.
box 27, folder 3

Manuscript: Lenya: a life 1989 April

Scope and Contents note

Uncorrected advance proof.
 

Preston Sturges Series 5

 

Spoto's research material

box 28, folder 1

Miscellaneous articles from journals and newspapers.

Physical Description: Photocopies.
box 28, folder 2

Mary Desti. The untold story.

Physical Description: Photocopy.
 

Sturges. v.d.

box 28, folder 3

1898-1910, 1910-1920.

box 28, folder 4

1920-1925.

box 28, folder 5

1927.

box 28, folder 6

1928.

box 28, folder 7

1929.

box 28, folder 8

1930 January-June.

box 28, folder 9

1930 July-December.

box 28, folder 10

1931.

box 28, folder 11

1932.

box 29, folder 1

1933.

box 29, folder 2

1934.

box 29, folder 3

1935.

box 29, folder 4

1936-1937.

box 29, folder 5

1938.

box 29, folder 6

1939.

box 29, folder 7

1940.

box 29, folder 8

1941.

box 29, folder 9

1942.

box 29, folder 10

1943.

box 29, folder 11

1944.

box 29, folder 12

1945.

box 29, folder 13

1946.

box 29, folder 14

1947.

box 29, folder 15

1948.

box 29, folder 16

1949.

box 29, folder 17

1950.

box 29, folder 18

1951.

box 29, folder 19

1952.

box 30, folder 1

1953.

box 30, folder 2

1954.

box 30, folder 3

1955.

box 30, folder 4

1956.

box 30, folder 5

1957.

box 30, folder 6

1958.

box 31

Cassette recordings of interviews

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box 30, folder 7

Manuscript: Madcap: the life of Preston Sturges 1989 March 13

Scope and Contents note

First draft.
box 27, folder 1

Manuscript: Madcap: the life of Preston Sturges 1989 June

Scope and Contents note

Second draft.
box 31, folder 1

Manuscript: Madcap: the life of Preston Sturges 1989 June

Scope and Contents note

Second draft.
 

Lawrence Olivier Series 6

box 40, folder 24

The Old Vic - The Story of a Theatre 1983

Scope and Content

Commercially produced tape.

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Interviews by Spoto

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box 39, folder 1

Lawrence Olivier at the Oscars 1979

Scope and Content

Includes Robert Fry interview (1990).

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box 39, folder 2

Gerry Pinciss on Olivier and Shakespeare 1990

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box 39, folder 3

John Schlesinger and Ben Benjamin interviews for Olivier 1990

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box 39, folder 4

Memorial service for Olivier 1989

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box 39, folder 5

BBC-TV special on Olivier 1984.

Scope and Contents note

This is comprised of 2 cassettes with a four-part interview. Tape no.2 includes 60 Minutes (1982) Olivier interview.

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box 39, folder 6

Sunny Lash 1990

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box 39, folder 7

Charlton Heston and Daniel Petrie 1990

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

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box 39, folder 8

Jean Simmons and Richard Fleischer 1990

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

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box 39, folder 9

Anthony Crickmay and Rachel Kempson Redgrave 1989

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

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box 39, folder 10

Michael Redington and Harold Kasket 1989

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

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box 39, folder 11

Morgan-Jumel (conclusion only) and Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies 1989

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

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box 39, folder 12

Joyce Howard and Basil Langton 1990

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

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box 39, folder 13

Elaine Dundy and Gerry Pinciss 1990

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

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box 39, folder 14

Alexander H. Cohen and Hildy Parles 1990

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

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box 39, folder 15

Sir Peter Hall 1990

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

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box 39, folder 16

Robert Wagner 1990

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

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box 39, folder 17

George Roy Hill 1990

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

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box 39, folder 18

Ronal Pickup and Peter Plouviez 1989

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

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box 39, folder 19

Felix Barker and Virginia Fairweather 1989

Scope and Content

2 cassettes (3 parts).

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

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box 39, folder 20

Mark Amory, Denys Lasdun and Constance Cummings (part 1) 1989

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box 39, folder 21

Constance Cummings (conclusion) and Terrance Morgan (part 1) 1989

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box 40, folder 1

Alexander Clark and Marcella Markham 1990

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box 40, folder 2

Anthony Quinn 1990

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

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box 40, folder 3

John Goodwin 1989

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

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box 40, folder 4

William Gaskill and Peggy Ashcroft 1990

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box 40, folder 5

Jonathan Miller 1989

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

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box 40, folder 6

Michael Caine 1990

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

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box 40, folder 7

Mary Evans 1990

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box 40, folder 8

Laurence Evans 1990

Scope and Content

Interview 2

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box 40, folder 9

Diana Boddington 1990

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box 40, folder 10

Terence Young and Laurence Evans (conclusion of last several interviews) 1990

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box 40, folder 11

Laurence Evans 1990

Scope and Content

Interview 1[?]

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Douglas Rae and Edward Fox 1990

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box 40, folder 13

Jean Howard Feldman 1990

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box 40, folder 14

Renee Gilmore 1990

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box 40, folder 15

Helen Mirren and Robert Knights 1990

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box 40, folder 16

Denholm Elliott and Euan Lloyd 1990

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box 40, folder 17

Bette Davis (BBC-TV documentary) 1983

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box 40, folder 18

Michael Korda 1990

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box 40, folder 19

Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. 1990

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Stuart Burge and Alvin Rakoff 1989

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Alvin Rakoff (conclusion) and Leslie Evershed-Martin 1989

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Alec McCowen and Maxine Audley 1989

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box 40, folder 23

Pieter Rogers and Rosemary Harris 1990

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Spoto's research material

box 32, folder 1

Olivier: bibliography.

box 32, folder 2

Olivier: critical articles.

box 32, folder 3

Olivier: miscellaneous.

box 32, folder 4

1907-1910.

box 32, folder 5

1910-1916.

box 32, folder 6

1916-1917.

box 32, folder 7

1918-1920.

box 32, folder 8

1921-1924.

box 32, folder 9

1925.

box 32, folder 10

1926.

box 32, folder 11

1927.

box 32, folder 12

1928.

box 32, folder 13

1929.

box 32, folder 14

Birmingham Repertory Theatre.

box 33, folder 1

1930.

box 33, folder 2

1931.

box 33, folder 3

1932.

box 33, folder 4

1933.

box 33, folder 5

1934.

box 33, folder 6

1935.

box 33, folder 7

1936.

box 33, folder 8

1937.

box 33, folder 9

1938.

box 33, folder 10

1939.

box 33, folder 11

1940.

box 33, folder 12

1941.

box 33, folder 13

1942.

box 33, folder 14

1943.

box 33, folder 15

1944.

box 33, folder 16

1945.

box 33, folder 17

1946.

box 33, folder 18

1947.

box 33, folder 19

1948.

box 34, folder 1

1949.

box 34, folder 2

1950.

box 34, folder 3

1951.

box 34, folder 4

1952.

box 34, folder 5

1953.

box 34, folder 6

1954.

box 34, folder 7

1955.

box 34, folder 8

1956.

box 34, folder 9

1957.

box 35, folder 1

1958.

box 35, folder 2

1959.

box 35, folder 3

1960.

box 35, folder 4

1961.

box 35, folder 5

1962.

box 35, folder 6

1963.

box 35, folder 7

1964.

box 35, folder 8

1965.

box 36, folder 1

1966.

box 36, folder 2

1967.

box 36, folder 3

1968.

box 36, folder 4

1969.

box 36, folder 5

1970.

box 36, folder 6

1971.

box 36, folder 7

1972.

box 36, folder 8

1973.

box 36, folder 9

1974.

box 36, folder 10

1975.

box 36, folder 11

1976.

box 37, folder 1

1977.

box 37, folder 2

1978.

box 37, folder 3

1979.

box 37, folder 4

1980.

box 37, folder 5

1981.

box 37, folder 6

1982.

box 37, folder 7

1983.

box 37, folder 8

1984.

box 37, folder 9

1985.

box 38, folder 1

1986.

box 38, folder 2

1987.

box 38, folder 3

1988.

box 38, folder 4

1989.

 

Screenplays Series 7

box 10, folder 4

Spoto, Donald, and John Darretta. Based on an idea by Richard T. Waggoner. Holy terror. 1988 January.

Scope and Contents note

First draft. Bellwether Productions, Incorporated.
box 10, folder 5

Spoto, Donald and John Darretta. Channel crossing: a new age comedy. 1988 July.

Scope and Contents note

First draft. Original screenplay.