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Samuel and Bella Spewack papers, 1920-1980

Series IX: Productions

The productions are alphabetical by title. Some productions have working titles different from their actual titles: see the title list below.

Within each production the material is in this order: correspondence (ordered chronologically by year if a lot); background information; worksheets; summaries; scripts (if more than one version, the scripts are lettered arbitrarily A-F or whatever. Some scripts are annotated.); legal (includes contracts, etc.); financial (includes box office receipts, budget information, etc. Information re royalties of many the productions are in the separate general file Financial of the collection); photographs (includes photos of rehearsals, live productions, some photos of Spewacks working with cast); playbills (in English and foreign); clippings (includes advertisements, reviews, etc.); other (song lyrics, production information,miscellaneous); printed material (includes scripts printed in magazines, scripts in book form). The scrapbooks, sheet music, and posters for each production are in separate general files, as are audio-visual materials (record albums, audio tapes, films).

If there is not much information on a production (usually because it was never produced) then it is in one of the Miscellaneous boxes at the end of the production file. Also please note that sometimes a production was produced at different times under different titles, but one title--the most famous one--is used as a collective heading. For example, Leave it to Me is the collective heading for information about Clear All Wires and Sweeney, two earlier non-musical versions of the same basic storyline, later rewritten with Cole Porter as the musical Leave it to Me.

The titles in bold are the actual titles or collective headings.

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Subseries IX.1: Alphabetic List


An Act of Virtue -- -- And the Angels Sang SEE My Three Angels -- -- At Rise SEE Misc. -- -- Big Boy SEE Misc. -- -- Better than Ever SEE Boy Meets Girl -- -- Black Stemmed Cherries SEE Misc. -- -- Blinski SEE Leave it to Me under Sweeney -- -- Borrowed Love SEE Misc. -- -- Boy Meets Girl -- -- Can Can SEE Misc. -- -- Cat and the Fiddle SEE Misc. -- -- Child's Play SEE Festival -- -- Clear All Wires SEE Leave it to Me -- -- A Comedy with Music SEE Misc. -- -- Comfort with Apples -- -- Comrade X SEE Leave it to Me UNDER Clear All Wires -- -- Countess and Conductor SEE The Orient Express -- -- La Cuisine des Anges SEE My Three Angels -- -- Dear Mr. Sweeney SEE Leave it to Me UNDER Sweeney -- -- Deus Anges Sont Venus SEE My Three Angels -- -- Eine Schoene Bescherung SEE My Three Angels -- -- The Enchanted Nutcracker -- -- An English Play SEE Misc. -- -- Ex-Lover SEE Once There was a Russian -- -- Ex-Officer SEE Solitaire Man -- -- Ex-Officer X SEE Solitaire Man -- -- Female Human Being SEE Of Human Bondage -- -- Festival -- -- Gambling SEE Misc. -- -- The Gay Bride SEE Misc. -- -- A Gentleman's Gentleman SEE Misc. -- -- The Golden State -- -- Happy SEE Boy Meets Girl -- -- Hizzoner SEE Papa -- -- How to make a Woman Happy SEE Two Blind Mice -- -- I've Got a Book SEE Miss Swan Expects -- -- Kiss Me Kate -- -- A Kiss for Tomorrow SEE Misc. -- -- Kuess Mich Kaetchen SEE Kiss Me Kate -- -- Lady Liz SEE Mrs. A. -- -- The Lamplighter SEE Comfort with Apples -- -- Lawyer Lady and Thief SEE The Night is Young -- -- Leave it to Me -- -- Leo McCrary #2 SEE My Favorite Wife -- -- Liebe=x SEE Under the Sycamore Tree -- -- Life with the Wooleys SEE Misc. -- -- Look to the Ant SEE Under the Sycamore Tree -- -- The Lost Soldier SEE Misc. -- -- Manna Falls for Moses SEE The Shyster -- -- Manhatten Miracle SEE The Night is Young -- -- Meet the Wife SEE My Favorite Wife -- -- Miracle in Manhatten SEE The Night is Young -- -- Miss Swan Expects -- -- Move Over Darling SEE My Favorite Wife -- -- Mr. Broadway -- -- Mr. Jennings SEE Solitaire Man -- -- Mr. Jenkins SEE Solitaire Man -- -- Mr. King's Case -- -- Mrs. A. -- -- My Favorite Wife -- -- My Three Angels -- -- The Night is Young -- -- Nucleus SEE Out West it's Different -- -- Nize Baby SEE Misc. -- -- Of Human Bondage -- -- Once there was a Russian -- -- One Man's Venus -- -- The Orient Express -- -- Out West it's Different -- -- Perfect Pitch SEE Festival -- -- Pincus SEE Poppa -- -- Play it by ear SEE Festival -- -- The Play's the Thing SEE Misc. -- -- Pleasures and Palaces SEE Once there was a Russian -- -- Poppa -- -- Portrait of Boy with Ladder SEE Out West it's Different -- -- Potemkin SEE Once there was a Russian -- -- Pousse Toi Cherie SEE My Favorite Wife -- -- The Prince and Mr. Jones SEE Once there was a Russian -- -- The Princess and the Pauper -- -- Private Jones SEE Once there was a Russian OR War Song -- -- Eine Schoene Bescherung SEE My Three Angels -- -- The Shyster -- -- Sister Carrie SEE Misc. -- -- Sisters SEE Misc. -- -- Sky Trapped SEE Misc. -- -- The Solitaire Man -- -- Something's Got to Give SEE My Favorite Wife -- -- Spring Song -- -- Spring Song SEE Misc. (this short script seems unrelated to the above--has different plot, different characters) -- -- Swing High Sweeney SEE Leave it to Me UNDER Sweeney -- -- Sweeney SEE Leave it to Me -- -- Theodora SEE Misc. -- -- There Goes the Ballgame SEE An Act of Virtue -- -- Trousers to Match SEE Miss Swan Expects -- -- Trousers to Match SEE Short Stories and Articles, Bella (this story seems unrelated to the play of the same name) -- -- Twisting the Law SEE The Shyster -- -- Two Acts of Virtue SEE An Act of Virtue -- -- Two Angels Have Come SEE My Three Angels -- -- Two Blind Mice -- -- Under the Sycamore Tree -- -- Unmarried Father SEE Misc. -- -- Vogues SEE Misc. -- -- The War Song -- -- The Way of a Hen SEE Festival -- -- Weekend at the Waldorf -- -- White Girl -- -- Wings SEE The Solitaire Man -- -- Woman Bites Dog -- -- Woman Overboard SEE My Favorite Wife -- -- Young Man with a Ladder SEE Out West it's Different -- -- You're Only Young Twice SEE Misc. -- -- Zwei Blinde Huener SEE Two Blind Mice


Subseries IX.2: An Act of Virtue



Box 8 Correspondence -- Background (clippings about nuns) -- Worksheets (2 folders) -- Scripts: version A (2 copies); version B (2 copies); version C -- Financial (estimated production budget


Subseries IX.3: Boy Meets Girl



Box 9 Correspondence, 1935-1956, 24 folders,

[Includes opening night telegrams, correspondence re. printed book]



Box 10 Correspondence, 1957-1980, 21 folders,


Worksheets, 2 folders,


Scripts: -- --Script A/2 (prompt script, annotated) -- --Script A (2 copies) -- --Script B



Box 11 Script C -- Script D (film) -- Script E (film) -- Script F (film, final) -- Script E (Italian, annotated) -- Script G (German, annotated) -- Script H (German)


Legal: -- --contracts [includes contracts r.e. BMG game, re. legal protection afforded title]



Box 12 Financial, 7 folders,

[Includes financial information for British production, box office receipts from tour, misc.)]



Box 13 Photos -- Playbills -- Clippings -- Other (includes menu from Hollywood dinner, list of places BMG was performed, misc.) -- Softcover printed books: 2 copies version 1; 2 copies version 2 (includes Spring Song); 1 copy version 2 with inscription and annotations -- Hardcover printed books: 2 copies version 1; 3 copies version 2 (includes Spring Song) all inscribed


Subseries IX.4: Comfort Me with Apples



Box 14 Correspondence -- Worksheets (2 folders) -- Scripts: -- -- Script A ("The Lamplighter") -- -- Script B (2 copies) -- -- Script C (2 copies)


Subseries IX.5: The Enchanted Nutcracker



Box 15 Correspondence -- Background information (playbill from Nutcracker ballet) -- Summaries (2 copies) -- Worksheets -- Scripts: Script A (2 copies); Script B (revision 9/5/61, 2 copies); Script C (revision 9/28/61, 2 copies) -- Legal (includes contracts, legal correspondence) -- Financial (includes income statements) -- Photos (includes photos of rehearsals, of production with printed descriptions) -- Clippings -- Other (includes blocking and taping schedules, piece of tape)


Subseries IX.6: Festival



Box 16 Correspondence r.e. Perfect Pitch -- Correspondence--opening night telegrams -- Correspondence 1950-1970 (3 folders) -- Worksheets for Perfect Pitch (2 folders) -- Worksheets -- Summary -- Scripts: -- -- Script A ("The Way of a Hen," 2 copies) -- -- Script B ("Perfect Pitch," annotated) -- -- Script C ("Perfect Pitch")



Box 17 Script D ("Perfect Pitch," 5 copies, 3 annotated) -- Script E (2 copies, both annotated) -- Script F (2 copies, 1 annotated) -- Script G (incomplete, annotated)



Box 18 Script H (incomplete) -- Script I (2 copies, 1 annotated) -- Legal: -- --Contracts for Way of a Hen -- -- Contracts for Perfect Pitch; Contracts -- Financial -- Photos (of finished production) -- Playbills: Perfect Pitch; Festival -- Clippings: Way of a Hen; Perfect Pitch; Festival; Typewritten reviews -- Other (includes scene design, audience survey, interview questions, misc.) -- Printed Material: Printed scripts--"Play it by Ear"


Subseries IX.7: The Golden State



Box 19 Correspondence -- Scripts: Script A (3 copies, 1 annotated); Script B (3 copies, i annotated) -- Financial: Box office statements; Book sale receipts; Budget; Production fees; Prop information; Financial correspondence; Manager's account statements; Cashbooks; Income tax information



Box 20 Financial--vouchers, etc. (2 folders) -- Legal (contracts) -- Photos (includes rehearsal photos, Spewacks at rehearsal, finished production) -- Clippings -- Other (company information, misc.) -- Printed Material: Softcover printed scripts (2 copies)


Subseries IX.8: Kiss Me Kate



Box 21 Correspondence, 1948-1958

[Includes opening night telegrams,13 folders]



Box 22 Correspondence, 1959-1962, 8 folders,



Box 23 Correspondence, 1963-1965, 8 folders,



Box 24 Correspondence, 1966-1968, 9 folders,



Box 25 Correspondence, 1969-1981, 16 folders,



Box 26 Background Material: The Taming of the Shrew in hardback, 2 copies; The Taming of the Shrew, typescript; Hallmark Hall of Fame t.v. script of Shrew, annotated, 2 copies; Worksheets for Hallmark script (non-Spewack) -- Worksheets (2 folders) -- Summaries -- Song lyrics -- Song lyrics revisions -- Script fragments



Box 27 Scripts--bound: Script A (5 copies, 2 annotated, 1 labeled British); Script B (2 copies, 1 annotated); Script C (3 copies, 1 annotated, 1 labeled Final)



Box 28 Scripts--for television: Script D (2 copies, both incomplete); Script E (Hallmark Hall of Fame, 3 copies, 2 annotated); Script F (BBC, 2 copies, 1 annotated)



Box 29 Scripts--foreign: Script G (Danish); Script H (French); Script I (Icelandic); Script J (Italian, 2 copies); Script K (Swedish)



Box 30 Script in Braille



Box 31 Legal: -- --contracts: -- Hurok Attractions -- Hallmark Hall of Fame -- Scholastic Book Services -- Knopf -- Film -- Argentina -- Australia -- Belgium (Brussels) -- Czechoslovakia -- England (BBC) -- England (Sadler's Wells Opera, London) -- England (St. Subber and Samuel Ayers) -- England (director's) -- France (translation) -- France (Paris) -- France (Societe des Auteurs) -- Germany-Austria Switzerland -- Greece -- Holland (SEBA) -- Italy -- Japan -- Mexico -- Norway-Sweden-Denmark-Poland -- Yougoslavia -- Poland -- Yugoslavia -- -- Financial (3 folders misc.)


Financial, 3 (misc.) folders,



Box 32 Financial, 8 misc. folders,



Box 33 Photos: -- --negatives -- --Cole Porter and Bella -- --Ingrid Bergman, Bella, Bob Wright -- --Broadway production -- --Wagner College production -- --North Shore Music Theater production -- --Seattle production -- --Century Theater production -- --Misc. -- --The Taming of the Shrew (non-Spewack)



Box 34 Photos--foreign productions: -- --Posters for foreign productions: -- --Argentina, Buenos Aires -- --Austria, Vienna -- --Belgium, Brussels -- --Canada, Toronto -- --Czechoslovakia, Prague -- --Denmark, Copenhagen -- --England, Sadler's Wells Opera, London -- --England, BBC -- --Germany, Frankfurt -- --Germany -- --Holland -- --Hungary -- --Iceland, Reykjavik -- --Israel -- --Italy, Trieste -- --Japan, Tokyo -- --Norway, Oslo -- --Poland, Warsaw -- --Sweden, Malmo -- --Turkey, Ankara -- --Yugoslavia, Zagreb



Box 35 Playbills (in English)



Box 36 Playbills (in foreign languages)



Box 37 Clippings (reviews and references--includes printed articles, ads, typescripts): -- Anta Album references -- ABC t.v. productions reviews -- Bergman, Wright, Bella--interview typescript -- Century Theater reviews -- Civic Light Opera reviews -- Hallmark Hall of Fame t.v. production reviews -- Kabuki Theater reviews -- Elizabeth Larner clippings -- "Much Ado About Kate" article by Bella -- "My Life with Shakespeare" article by Bella -- New York City Center reviews -- Playboy article mentioning KMK -- Cole Porter clippings, etc. -- Shubert Theater reviews -- The Taming of the Shrew film reviews (some mention KMK) -- Theater Arts cover -- "We've Been There Before" article by Bella -- "Woman Behind Girl Scout Cookies and Kiss Me Kate" -- Misc. references -- Misc. reviews -- Misc. reviews--financial (box office intake lists) -- Misc. typescripts of reviews -- Misc. typescripts of reviews by Bella -- Misc. retrospective reviews



Box 38 Clippings--foreign: -- --Argentina (Buenos Aires) (typescript) -- --Austria (Vienna) -- --Belgium (Brussels) (typescript and printed) -- --Czechoslovakia -- --England (BBC) -- --France -- --Germany (typescript and printed) -- --Holland (typescript) -- --Hungary (Budapest) -- --Israel (typescript and printed) -- --Italy (Trieste) -- --Italy (Verona) -- --Poland (typescript and printed) -- --Soviet Union -- --Sweden (Malmo) -- --Turkey -- --Yugoslavia (typescript and printed)


Other: -- --Publicity package -- --"Under Discussion: Shakespeare" script -- --KMK tour information -- --New York Public Library Exhibit -- --Production information -- --Misc.



Box 39 Printed Material: -- --Knopf script (1 copy, 1 photocopy) -- --German script ("Kuess Mich Kaetchen") (2 copies) -- --Dutch script (2 copies) -- --Japanese script -- --Script printed in Theater Arts Magazine -- --Book jackets for Knopf edition


Subseries IX.9: Leave it to Me as Clear All Wires



Box 40 Correspondence -- Worksheets -- Scripts: -- --Script A (annotated) -- -- Script B (annotated) -- --Script C (annotated) -- --Script D -- --Script E (incomplete) -- --Script F (2 copies, both incomplete) -- Legal--contracts -- Financial--box office statements, misc. -- Photos--Spewacks and cast members -- Playbills -- Clippings -- Printed Material--photocopy of printed script


Subseries IX.10: Leave it to Me as Sweeney



Box 41 Correspondence -- Worksheets -- Scripts: Script A ("Dear Mr. Sweeney"); Script B ("Swing High Sweeney"); Script C ("Swing High Sweeney," annotated); Script D (2 copies); Script E; Script F (2 copies) -- Financial--misc. -- Playbills -- Clippings -- Other: Summary for "Blinski," an adaptation of "Sweeney" for the Marx Brothers--4 copies, 2 annotated.


Subseries IX.11: Leave it to Me as Leave it to Me



Box 42 Correspondence -- Summary (2 copies) -- Scripts: -- --Script A (3 copies, 1 annotated) -- --Script B (2 copies, 1 annotated) -- Financial--box office statements, misc. (2 folders) -- Legal -- Photos--of performance -- Playbills -- Clippings -- Other--production information, misc.


Subseries IX.12: Miss Swan Expects



Box 43 Correspondence -- Worksheets -- Summary (2 copies) -- Scripts: -- --Script A -- --Script B (3 copies, 1 annotated) -- Financial--box office statements, misc. -- Playbills -- Clippings -- Printed Material: Printed script Trousers to Match, 2 copies


Subseries IX.13: Mr. Broadway



Box 44 Correspondence -- Worksheets (2 folders) -- Summary -- Scripts: -- --Script A -- --Script B (2 copies, both annotated) -- Legal--contracts -- Financial--misc. -- Clippings -- Other--rehearsal schedules, misc.


Subseries IX.14: Mr. King's Case



Box 45: Correspondence -- Script--4 copies, 2 annotated


Subseries IX.15: Mrs. A.



Box 46 Correspondence (2 folders) -- Background--clippings re. Gertrude Lawrence -- Worksheets (2 folders) -- Summary ("Lady Liz") -- Scripts: -- --Script A (2 copies, both annotated) -- -- Script B (2 copies)



Box 47 Scripts: -- --Script C (2 copies) -- --Script D (3 copies, 1 annotated) -- Legal--contracts (2 folders) -- Financial--misc. -- Photos--possible actresses to play leading role -- Clippings : re. Julie Andrews; re. production -- Other: Notes toward production; Song lyrics


Subseries IX.16: My Favorite Wife



Box 48 Correspondence -- Background: -- --Script A ("Move Over Darling" by Hal Kanter and Jack Sher) -- Scripts: -- --Script B (McCarey #2 or "Woman Overboard") -- --Script C (incomplete, out of order) -- --Script D -- Legal--contracts -- Clippings


Subseries IX.17: My Three Angels



Box 49 Correspondence, 1952-1985, 33 folders,

[Includes correspondence with Hugh "Binkie" Beaumont 1953-1954]



Box 50 Background: -- --Subber translation of Husson's play -- --Millington translation of Husson's play -- --Pierre's adaptation of Husson's play (French) -- --Translation of Pierre's adaptation (2 copies) -- Worksheets (2 folders) -- Summary (2 copies, 1 annotated)



Box 51 Scripts: -- --Script A -- --Script B -- --Script C -- --Script D "And the Angels Sang" 3 copies, 1 annotated



Box 52 Scripts: -- --Script E ("We're No Angels" film) -- --Script F (for t.v. 2 copies, 1 annotated) -- --Script G (for BBC radio 2 copies) -- --Script H (Hebrew) -- --Script I (Spanish)



Box 53 Legal: -- --Contracts (3 folders) -- --Paramount squabble: -- -- Trial transcript -- --Background for case -- --Misc. (correspondence, etc.) -- --Misc.



Box 54 Financial: -- --Information re. audit -- --British production -- --Australian production -- --Misc. (3 folders)



Box 55 Photos--of various performances -- Playbills: English and Foreign -- Clippings: Reviews of Film; Reviews of t.v. production; Misc.; Misc. foreign -- Other: Production information--list of cities for road tour, press releases, etc. -- Printed Material: -- --Husson play "La Cuisine des Anges" in French -- --German version of Husson play: "Eine Schoene Bescherung" -- --Script of My Three Angels in Theater Arts Magazine (2 copies) -- --Printed scripts of My Three Angels in book form: Uncorrected proof with annotations; Edition A (2 copies); Edition B (2 copies); Edition C (3 copies, 1 inscribed and annotated)


Subseries IX.18: The Night is Young



Box 56 Correspondence -- Worksheets (2 folders) -- Scripts: -- --Script A (2 copies:"Lawyer, Lady and Thief" and "Miracle in Manhattan") -- --Script B -- --Script C (screenplay, first draft) -- --Script D (screenplay, final draft, incomplete, 2 copies) -- Legal--contracts -- Clippings


Subseries IX.19: Of Human Bondage



Box 57 Correspondence -- Background--information re. historical London -- Worksheets (3 folders) -- Scripts: -- --Script A ("Female Human Being," 2 copies) -- --Script B (2 copies) -- --Script C -- Other--song lyrics -- Clippings


Subseries IX.20: Once There Was a Russian



Box 58 Correspondence 1928-1975 (17 folders) -- Background--historical information about John Paul Jones, etc. -- Worksheets (1-3 of 6 folders)



Box 59 Worksheets (4-6 of 6 folders) -- Summary ("A Russian Story" 2 versions) -- Scripts: -- --Script A ("Ex-Lover" 2 copies, both annotated) -- --Script B ("Pleasures and Palaces" 2 copies, 1 annotated) -- --Script C ("Pleasures and Palaces" annotated)



Box 60 --Script D (2 copies, both annotated, 1 labeled "Ex-Lover") -- --Script E ("Ex-Lover," annotated) -- --Script F ("Ex-Lover," annotated) -- --Script G (untitled, annotated) -- --Script H (untitled, annotated, 2 copies, 1 incomplete) -- --Script I ("The Prince and Mr. Jones," copies 1-2 of 7, 1 annotated)



Box 61 Script I ("The Prince and Mr. Jones," copies 3-7 of 7, 3-5 annotated)



Box 62 Legal: Contracts; Misc. -- Financial--box office statements, etc. -- Photos: -- --Posters, Performance with Walter Matthau -- --negatives -- --Ari Kutai, Israeli actor trying for role -- Playbills: -- --The Prince and Mr. Jones -- --Once There Was a Russian -- Clippings -- Other--rehearsal schedule, actors' phone list, etc. -- Printed Material: "The Prince and Mr. Jones" script in book form


Subseries IX.21: One Man's Venus



Box 63 Correspondence -- Background: -- --"The Tinted Venus" story by F. Ansley, 2 copies -- --Untitled script by Perelman/Nash/Weill, 2 copies -- --"One Touch of Venus" script by Kunitz -- Worksheets -- Scripts: -- --Script A (annotated, not in order) -- --Script B (3 copies, 2 annotated) -- --Script C (2 copies) -- Legal--contracts -- Clippings


Subseries IX.22: The Orient Express



Box 64 Correspondence -- Summary: -- --Version A (2 copies) -- --Version B (3 copies, 1 annotated, "for the Astaires") -- Script (3 copies, 2 labeled "The Countess and the Conductor") -- Clippings--typescript review


Subseries IX.23: Out West it's Different



Box 65 Correspondence -- Worksheets (3 folders ) -- Scripts: -- --Script A ("Young Man with a Ladder" 2 copies, 1 annotated) -- --Script B ("Portrait of Boy with Ladder" 2 copies) -- --Script C (2 copies)



Box 66 --Script D (untitled) -- --Script E (annotated) -- --Script F (untitled) -- --Script G -- --Script H (2 copies) -- Legal--contracts -- Financial--report -- Playbills -- Clippings


Subseries IX.24: Poppa



Box 67 Correspondence -- Worksheets -- Summary -- Scripts: -- --Script A (2 copies) -- --Script B -- --Script C ("Hizzoner" 2 copies, 1 incomplete) -- --Script D (Italian) -- Legal--contracts -- Financial--box office statements -- Playbills -- Clippings--Italian review, typescript translation -- Printed Material--script in book form, 2 copies


Subseries IX.25: The Princess and the Pauper



Box 68 Correspondence -- Background: Story by Lynn Root and Frank Fenton -- Worksheets -- Scripts: -- --Script A (annotated, incomplete) -- --Script B (film, incomplete) -- --Script C (film, 2 copies) -- Clippings


Subseries IX.26: The Solitaire Man



Box 69 Correspondence -- Summaries: -- --Summary A (2 copies, 1 annotated) -- --Summary B (2 copies) -- --Summary C (German, 2 copies) -- --Summary D (annotated) -- Scripts: -- --Script A (annotated, incomplete) -- --Script B (annotated, incomplete) -- --Script C (annotated, incomplete) -- --Script D (2 copies, both annotated, 1 incomplete) -- --Script E -- --Script F (2 copies) -- --Script G (2 copies) -- Financial--misc. -- Playbills -- Clippings--includes typescript report, annotated


Subseries IX.27: The Shyster



Box 70 Correspondence -- Background: "Manna Falls for Moses," a play by Aaron Hoffman -- Worksheets -- Scripts: -- --Script A (2 copies) -- --Script B -- --Script C (2 copies) -- --Script D (2 copies) -- Legal--contracts -- Playbills


Subseries IX.28: Spring Song



Box 71 Correspondence -- Summary (film, 2 copies) -- Worksheets -- Scripts: -- --Script A -- --Script B (3 copies, 2 annotated) -- --Script C (annotated) -- --Script D -- --Script E (2 copies)



Box 72 --Script F (2 copies) -- --Script G (annotated, incomplete) -- --Script H (2 copies, both incomplete) -- --Script I (2 copies) -- --Script J -- Legal--contracts -- Financial--misc. -- Playbills -- Clippings -- Other: Radio ad script; Mailing list -- Printed Material: The script in book form is bound with and filed under Boy Meets Girl.


Subseries IX.29: Two Blind Mice



Box 73 Correspondence (3 folders) -- Worksheets ("How to Make a Woman Happy") -- Summaries: Summary A ("How to Make a Woman Happy, 2 copies); Summary B (film, 2 copies) -- Scripts: -- --Script A -- --Script B (British adaptation) -- --Script C ("How to Make a Woman Happy" film 3 copies, 1 annotated)



Box 74 Legal--contracts -- Financial--box office statements, misc. -- Playbills -- Clippings: In English; Foreign -- Other--Columbia University donation slip, not filled out, used as a book mark in printed script, saved for humor value -- Printed Material: -- --Script printed in Theater Arts Magazine (2 copies) -- --Script in book form (3 editions, 2 copies of one) -- --Script in book form (Zwei Blinde Huehner, German)


Subseries IX.30: Under the Sycamore Tree



Box 75 Correspondence 1950-1976 (26 folders) -- Worksheets -- Scripts: -- --Script A ("Look to the Ant" annotated) -- --Script B ("look to the Ant" 2 copies, 1 annotated)



Box 76 --Script C (3 copies, 1 annotated) -- --Script D (Italian) -- Legal--contracts (2 folders) -- Financial--misc.



Box 77 Photos--performance with Alec Guiness, other performances -- Playbills -- Clippings -- Other: Production information; Alec Guiness information; Bella's introduction to play, annotated manuscript; Misc.--includes menu of honorary dinner -- Printed Material: -- --Script in Italian printed in Sipario magazine -- --Script in book form--American edition (2 copies); British edition (2 copies); German edition ("Liebe=X")


Subseries IX.31: The War Song



Box 78 Correspondence -- Background: "Private Jones," one act play by E. Richard Schayer -- Scripts: -- --Script A (2 copies, both incomplete, 1 annotated) -- --Script B (incomplete) -- --Script C (2 copies, both incomplete) -- Legal--contracts -- Financial--misc. -- Playbills -- Clippings


Subseries IX.32: Weekend at the Waldorf



Box 79 Correspondence -- Background--timeline, historical information about the Ritz and the Waldorf) -- Worksheets -- Script (2 copies) -- Photo--Sam and Bella in front of curtain with woman -- Clippings


Subseries IX.33: White Girl



Box 80 Correspondence -- Scripts: -- --Script A (3 copies, 2 annotated) -- --Script B; Script C -- Legal--contract


Subseries IX.24: Woman Bites Dog



Box 81 Correspondence -- Scripts: -- --Script A (2 copies) -- --Script B -- --Script C (2 copies, 1 annotated) -- --Script D (annotated) -- --Script E (annotated) -- --Script F (2 copies) -- Legal--contracts -- Financial--closing statement -- Playbills -- Clippings -- Other: Bella's response to WBD criticism--annotated manuscript -- Printed Material: Script in book form (2 copies)


Subseries IX.35: Miscellaneous Spewack Productions



Box 82 At Rise by Bella. Worksheets, Script (2 copies) -- Big Boy by Bella and Sam. Summary -- Black Stemmed Cherries by Bella. Synopsis of play by Hunyady -- Borrowed Love by Bella Cohen and Sam. Summary (2 copies) -- Can Can by ? Involves Cole Porter. Correspondence, Legal--contracts -- Cat and the Fiddle Clipping -- A Comedy with Music by Bella and Sam. Summary (2 copies) -- An English Play Worksheets -- Gambling by Sam and George M. Cohan Correspondence, Script (annotated), Legal--transcription of examinations before trial -- The Gay Bride Photo with Bella's note on back



Box 83 A Gentleman's Gentleman by Bella and Sam. Script (2 copies) -- A Kiss for Tomorrow by Bella and Sam. Correspondence, Script (2 copies) -- Life with the Wooleys by Bella. Involves Billie Burke. Correspondence, Worksheets, Script (2 copies) -- The Lost Soldier by Bella Cohen and Sam. Summary (version A 2 copies, version B 2 copies) -- Meet the Wife by Bella. Adapted from play by Lynn Starling. -- Nize Baby by Bella and Milt Gross. Script, Clipping -- The Play's the Thing by Bella and Sam. Script (film, 2 copies) -- Sister Carrie by Bella and Sam. Correspondence, Background, Script (film) -- Sisters by Bella (and maybe Sam) Summary (3 copies, 1 annotated) -- Skipper by ? Summary (incomplete)



Box 84 Sky Trapped by ? Script (annotated) -- Spring Song by Bella. Seems unrelated to more famous play. Summary (version A 2 copies, version B 2 copies) -- Theodora by ? Script -- Vogues by ? Correspondence, Clippings -- Unmarried Father by Bella. Summary (2 copies) -- You're Only Young Twice by Bella and Sam. Summary (3 copies, 1 annotated), Script (2 copies) -- Untitled works: -- -- #1: worksheets for play in postwar Germany -- --#2: correspondence, background on Anton Dvorak -- --#3: "#59" Summary--WWII propaganda -- --#4: comedy for Cary Grant and Irene Dunne, by Bella and Leo McCary. Summary (3 copies, 1 annotated) -- Misc. notes and worksheets--some notebooks of shorthand (2 folders) -- Misc. lists of plays -- Misc. clippings re. more than one play


Subseries IX.36: Miscellaneous Non-Spewack Productions



Box 85 Anne Frank Correspondence -- The Best Butter Correspondence, Legal--contract -- A Death of No Importance (Une Mort Sans Importance) by Yvan Noe. Correspondence, Translation, Printed French Script -- The Fabrizzi System by Albert Husson. Correspondence, Translation (version A, version B 2 copies), Printed French Script -- Ghost Goes West by Arthur Loew. Correspondence, Background, Summary (2 copies) -- Les Girls Correspondence, Legal--contract -- Les Hussards by P. A. Breal. Translation, Printed French Script



Box 86 The Immortal Idler by Bruno Frank. Translation by Jerome Lachenbruch -- An Old Wive's Tale by Arnold Bennett. Correspondence -- Reunion in Vienna by Robert E. Sherwood. Correspondence, Script -- Send Me No Flowers by ? Notes, Clippings -- The Torch Bearers by George Kelly. Script -- Misc. playbills