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Samuel and Bella Spewack papers, 1920-1980

Series XVI: Printed Material

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Subseries XVI.1: Books by Sam

Box 127 Murder in the Gilded Cage: 3 copies in English--1 includes printed bookmark with title and slip of paper with alternate title; 2 copies in Spanish (Asesinada en la Juala de Oro); 1 skinny copy with different chapter titles--first chapter only within -- Busy Busy People--2 copies -- The Best Short Stories of 1926 ed. J. O'Brien--lists 3 titles by Sam in back -- The Best in the World 1921-1928--"Justice by Limelight" short story by Sam p.36

Subseries XVI.2: Books by Bella

Box 127: The Best Short Stories of 1925 ed. J. O'Brien--"The Laugh" short story by Bella Cohen p.81

Subseries XVI.3: Books with reference to productions

Box 128: Boy Meets Girl: Sixteen Famous American Plays--script p. 533, 3 copies (1 in next box); Twenty Best Plays ed. John Gassner--script p. 371 2 copies

Box 129: Boy Meets Girl continued: Sixteen Famous American Plays--script p. 533; Great Farces--introduction by Sam p.5, script p.245 2 copies; Hello, Hollywood! by Allen Rivkin and Laura Kerr--mention p.24; World Drama by Allardyce Nicoll--excerpt from script p.845 -- Kiss Me Kate: American Drama since World War II by Gerald Weales--mention p.139; Musical Comedy in America by Cecil Smith--mentions pp. 303,. 320-321, 342. 350; Horizon September 1958--mention p.61

Box 130: Kiss Me Kate continued: Ten Great Musicals of the American Theater--script p.213--includes pictures; The Making of the American Theater by Howard Taubman--mentions pp. 267, 269; Complete Book of the American Musical Theater by David Ewen--mention p. 20--also mentions Leave it to Me p.214 -- Leave it to Me: Great Musicals of the American Theater vol. 2 inscribed--script p.1 -- My Three Angels: Twenty Best European Plays on the American Stage--script p.164

Box 131: Spring Song: The Best Plays of 1934-1935 by Burns Mantle--cast list and summary p.381 -- Under the Sycamore Tree: Theatre World Annual London--script excerpts and photos p.148; Plays of the Year Vol. 7 (1951-1952)--script p.243

Subseries XVI.4: Large books with reference to productions

Box 131: Cole by Brendan Gill Kiss Me Kate and Leave it to Me :--song lyrics, photos. Includes photo of Cole and Bella -- Great Stars of the American Stage by Daniel Blum (photos and a brief bio of each actor): Billie Burke in Life with the Wooleys p.66; Victor Moore in Leave it to Me p.68; Mary Boland in Meet the Wife p.76; Francine Larrimore in Spring Song p.82; William Gaxton in Leave it to Me p.101; Mary Martin in Leave it to Me p.123; Alfred Drake in Kiss Me Kate p.131 -- A Pictoral Histoy of the Talkies by Daniel Blum Kiss Me Kate--photos from film p.268

Subseries XVI.5: Books with reference to the Spewacks

Box 132: The Society of Independent Artists--art pictures. According to note, Bella handled publicity. -- The Autobiography of Lincoln Steffans Incribed by author--Story about Sam as reporter for World pp.809-811 -- A History of the Theatre by Freedly and Reeves--Paragraph about Spewacks p.691 -- The World of Swope Biography of Herbert Swope by E.J. --Kahn. Ref to Bella's series on slum housing, p. 242; Ref to Sam's reporting in the Soviet Union pp.248-252--series "Behind Red Curtains" "may have been the first use of "curtain" in connection with the Soviet Union" -- Weekend at the Waldorf novelization by Charles Lee of screenplay by Spewacks

Subseries XVI.6: Books by Daniel Lang, Bella's half brother

Box 132 The Man in the Thick Lead Suit dedicated to Sam and Bella -- Die Maenner im Bleianzug (German translation of above) -- Early Tales of the Atomic Age includes clipping of review

Subseries XVI.7: Books for research for plays and articles

Box 133: For Anastasia article by Bella:: "Anastasia" play by Marcelle Maurette; Anastasia by H. von Rathlef-Keilman; Education of a Princess by Marie, Grand Duchess of Russia; I, Anastasia--autobiography; The Real Romanovs by Gleb Botkin--mentions Bella's article p.259 -- For Mrs. A: Gertrude Lawrence as Mrs. A by Richard Aldrich. 2 editions--1 includes playbill and clipping; A Star Danced by Gertrude Lawrence 2 copies, both inscribed by Fanny Holtzman

Box 134 For An Act of Virtue "Catholic Digest" July 1969; "Guide to the Catholic Sisterhoods" -- For Under the Sycamore Tree: Ants, Bees, and Wasps -- For The Best Butter: The Best Butter by Jean Dutourd

Subseries XVI.8: Signed and inscribed books

Box 134: Samuel Beckett Three Plays -- E.F. Benson Peter -- Willa Cather Youth and the Bright Medusa -- Eugene O'Neill "The Emperor Jones" and "A Moon for the Misbegotten" -- Harold Pinter "The Caretaker" and "A Slight Ache and Other Plays"

Box 135: Maria (poetry by Maria Ingram) -- Offenbach "The Grand Duchess of Gerolstein" -- Archibald Henderson Mark Twain -- Byron poems -- Walter Spearman The Carolina Playmakers -- Lord Dunsany Five Plays -- John Galsworthy Plays -- Henrik Ibsen "Hedda Gabler" and other plays -- Chekhov "Rothschild's Fiddle" and other stories -- Oevres Completes de Voltaire -- Genova--Storia--Arte -- Margaret Morris Movement Magazine