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Photographs: Series II
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
Series I Film
Series I Film Materials
Series II Photographs
Series II Photographs
Series III Miscellany
Series III Miscellany
Robert Blees is an American film and television script-writer and producer. He was born June 9, 1918 in Lathrop, Montana. He studied at Dartmouth College. Past positions have included work as a writer and photographer for Time and Life magazines. In 1940 he worked as a scenarist for Warner Brothers. During World War II he served as a USAF navigator. Blees has held Board membership in the Screen Writers Guild, Executive Board membership in the Screen Producers Guild and membership on the Board of Directors of the Producer-Writers Pension Plan
Robert Blees Productions Archive
The Robert Blees Productions Papers consist of approximately five linear feet of archival boxes and one oversized drawer. The papers date from 1925 -- 1965. The material is divided into three sections: Written Material, Still Photographs, and Miscellany.
The Written Materials section contains: screenplay drafts and treatments written by Blees and others of various produced and unproduced motion pictures; teleplays written by Blees and others of produced and unproduced television episodes including episodes of the Blees produced television series "Bus Stop" and "Combat!"; a small section containing other writings by Blees such as short stories and a novelette; miscellaneous series containing business correspondence, articles, etc.
Still Photographs are to be found in three of the archival boxes. These photographs are of various motion pictures not necessarily associated with Blees and are arranged alphabetically.
Previously unlocated items are collected under the heading Miscellany. These items include: pressbooks; original drawings for the motion picture Off We Go main title; photostats on the bizarre suicide/murder/drowning of 25 year old Boston socialite Starr Faithfull in the summer of 1931; and non-commercial recordings from sound-tracks.
revised November 1994 Kerry A. Shermer
Inventoried by Kristin Thompson, M.A. Candidate in Film History, Spring, 1972
Series I: Film Material
1 ALL I DESIRE (Universal-International; dir. Douglas Sirk, pro. Ross Hunter, 1952). Screenplay by Robert Blees, under title YOU BELONG TO ME. Inserted: breakdown of preview cards.
2 ALL THIS AND HEAVEN TOO (1940, Warner Bros.) Screenplay by Casey Robinson, from the novel by Rachel Field. Revised final, Feb. 5, 1940.
3 ----. 2nd copy
4 BABY TALK. Treatment by RB, 1958
5 BANDSTAND. Treatment by RB for Warner Bros.
6 THE BEARDLESS WARRIORS. Screenplay by Richard Matheson from his novel, for General Artists Corporation.
7 ----. Another draft.
8 BITTER VICTORY (Paramount; dir. William Dieterle, pro. Hal Wallis, with Robert Cummings, Lizabeth Scott, Eve Arden, Diana Lynn; released in 1950 as PAID IN FULL)
Screenplay by RB, from article by Frederic M. Loomis in April, 1946 Reader's Digest
9 BLACK SPOT ON THE SUN (Producers: Jed Harris and Charles K. Feldman). Screenplay by RB, from novel April Evil by John D. MacDonald
10 CAIRO. 1958. Original story for feature by RB, 2 copies in folder. Also adaptation changing locale to Hong Kong, "Hong Kong Project"
11 THE CLIPPER LEAVES AT DAWN. Story and treatment by RB and Frederick Torberg, May 26, 1941. With production memos and research material.
1 THE CONSTANT NYMPH. Part 1, final, June 10, 1940. Includes copy of Breen letter (censorship) and resulting memo halting production of film.
2 ----. Complete version. Includes list of cuts and revisions.
3 CRY THE SILENT. Screenplay by Vic Morrow (star of COMBAT!) and Barbara Turner
4 CURTAIN GOING UP. Original story by RB and David Dortort (producer of BONANZA), in folder with miscellaneous correspondence regarding casting.
5 DARK VICTORY (1939; Warner Bros.) Screenplay by Casey Robinson, from the play by George Brewer, Jr. and Bertram Bloch. Final of Part I, Oct. 5, 1938.
6 DEAD HEAT ON A MERRY-GO-ROUND (1966; Columbia). Treatment by Bernard Girard, under title ELI KOTCH: TWENTIETH CENTURY ROGUE
7 THE DEALER'S NAME WAS GEORGE. Temporary screenplay, Oct. 2, 1940, for Warner Bros.
8 ----. Treatment
9 FOUR DAUGHTERS (1938, Warner Bros. John Garfield's first starring role). Revised temporary screenplay by Tulie Epstein and Lenore Coffee, from novel Sister Act by Fannie Hurst. Under title FOUR SISTERS
10 HIGH SCHOOL CONFIDENTIAL (1958; MGM). Folder with: 2 drafts of treatment. Story based on true incident; folder contains resulting clearance correspondence, legal correspondence. Also research materials, memos, WGA arbitration material.
1 ----. Treatment by RB under title THE YOUNG AND THE DAMNED.
2 THE HOPE OF REFUGE. Screenplay by David Haft and RB.
3 THE HUNTERS. Adaptation of Ernest Hemingway's "The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber" by RB. Optioned for remake (produced once as THE MACOMBER AFFAIR). Inserted are notes and a letter concerning copyright status of property.
4 ISLANDIA. Screenplay by Casey Robinson and RB, from the novel by Austin Tappan Wright. 2nd draft, master copy; with breakdown of book and story conference memo.
5 ----. Early draft of screenplay.
6 ----. Part II, "to be incorporated."
7 ----. Carbons of memos concerning Blees. Carbons of letter concerning transfer of stock in Islandia Co. by Blees.
8 ----. Rough draft. Inserted: corrections, memo, clipping of interview with Blees by Philip K. Scheuer about remakes of films.
9 ----. Revised draft. Inserted: revisions, location info. memos.
10 ----. Revisions of various parts of screenplay. Several drafts included. About 2 1/2 inches.
1 ----. Continuation of revision material.
2 ----. Folder with story outline, rough and final copies
3 ----. Revisions of various parts of screenplay; with several drafts. About 3 inches.
4 IT'S LOVE I'M AFTER (Warner Bros.; dir. Archie Mayo, with Bette Davis, Leslie Howard, Olivia DeHavilland. 1937). Revised temporary screenplay, under title LOVE DERBY
5 KINGS IN EXILE. Contemporary treatment of Alphonse Daudet novel by RB
6 KINGS ROW (1942; Warner Bros.) Final screenplay by Casey Robinson, from the novel by Henry Bellamann, April 17, 1941. Censor's copy.
1 THE LADY LIES. Treatment by RB
2 THE LONG AND THE SHORT OF IT (1965; Columbia). Original story and screenplay by Bernard Girard. First estimating draft, August 11, 1965.
3 MAGNIFICENT OBSESSION (Universal-International. dir. Douglas Sirk). Final screenplay by RB from the novel by Lloyd C. Douglas, July 9, 1953.
4 ----. First draft screenplay, May 2, 1953.
5 ----. Folder with: production memos, notes, treatments, budgets, research, location outline. Envelope with early drafts and notes. Summaries of preview comment cards. Tentative writers' credits. Writers Guild correspondence. Breakdown of Douglas novel by RB.
6 ----. Press preview brochure.
7 THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT. Novelette by RB, intended for feature Production, 1959.
8 MURREL OF MISSISSIPPI. 2nd draft screenplay.
9 NO DOWN PAYMENT. Story and treatment by RB for Universal-International.
10 THE OLD MAID (1939; Warner Bros.) Revised final screenplay by Casey Robinson, from the play by Zoe Akins, from book by Edith Wharton, March 14, 1939
11 PLAYGIRL (Universal-International; dir. Joseph Perney, pro. Albert J. Cohen, starred Shelley Winters. 1953). Final screenplay by RB from a story by Ray Buffum.
12 PSYCHO (1959; dir. Alfred Hitchcock). Revised screenplay by Joseph Stefano, November 10, 1959.
1 RADIO CITY. First draft screenplay by RB for Warner Bros., producer Alex Gottlieb.
2 RAW WIND IN EDEN (Universal-International; dir. Richard Wilson, starring Jeff Chandler and Esther Williams. 1958). Treatment by Robert Tallman, June 22, 1955.
3 RENDEZVOUS. Original typescript, all drafts, with holographic changes and cuts, in folder. Feature for Anita Ekberg.
4 SARATOGA TRUIIK (1946; Warner Bros.) Temporary screenplay by Casey Robinson from a story by Edna Ferber.
5 SCREAMING MIMI (Columbia; dir. Gerd Oswald, with Anita Ekberg. 1958). Screenplay by RB from storv by Frederic Brown.
6 THE SILENCERS (Columbia; starred Dean Martin. 1966). Final screenplay by Oscar Saul, with notes by actress Nancy Kovack, June 17, 1965.
7 THE SNOWS OF KILIMANJARO (Twentieth Century Fox; 1952). Final shooting script by Casey Robinson, from story by Ernest Hemingway, January 17, 1952.
8 A STAR IS BORN (Selznick International; dir. William Wellman, pro. David Selznick. 1936). Final shooting script. Screenplay by Dorothy Parker, Alan Campbell and Robert Carson from an original story by William Wellman and Robert Carson.
9 SWEATER GIRL (1941) screenplay by Eve Greene, from story by Beulah Marie Dix and Bertram Millhauser. Additional Dialopue by RB). Partial rough draft, under title SING A SONG OF HOMICIDE by RB, July 10, 1941.
10 SWEATER GIRL. Screenplay by RB, July 15, 1941.
11 TAINT AND TARNISH. Project for a film; various treatments by Ellis Kadison and RB. Production memos, Universal-International.
---- TAINT AND TARNISH. Folder with memo.
12 THREE SECRETS (Warner Bros.; pro. Milton Sperling). Folder with several treatments of script and screen story by Martin Rackin and Gina Kaus, under title THE CHILDREN.
1 ----. Folder with case histories, background research material, production memos.
2 TONY PASTOR. Story line of 2nd version by RB, for Warner Bros.
3 ----. Story line by RB. 2 copies, one with a couple of Pencilled comments.
4 TRIPLE AGENT. Screenplay by David Chandler from unpublished novel, first draft.
5 WHY HORSES DON'T BET ON PEOPLE. Novelette by RB, basis for script of feature starring Julie London.
6 ALFRED HITCHCOCK THEATRE--"The Cheney Vase" (Produced by Alfred Hitchcock. Starred Carolyn Jones, Darrin McGavin, Patricia Collinge). Folder with original story and teleplay by RB.
7 ----. Revised copy of story by RB
8 ASSIGNMENT 100 (NBC--Desilu Pilot. Produced by RB, created by Gene Rodenberry, pilot script by RB). Folder with various step outlines, revisions, correspondence, memos, treatment, presentation (publicity)
9 BUS STOP (TV series produced by RB for Twentieth Century Fox Television, Inc.) Pilot script by RB, Feb. 9, 1961.
----. "Afternoon of a Cowboy" by Sally Benson, revised final, May 29, 1961.
10 ----. "Success Story" by Luther Davis, final, Tune 15, 1961.
11 ----. "The Runaways" by Sally Benson from story by Kurt Vonnegut, 2 copies of final, June 23, 1961.
12 ----. "The Resurrection of Annie Ahearn" final, June 29, 1961.
13 ----. "Brief Stop at Sunrise" by Jean Holloway, revised final, July 24, 1961.
14 ----. "The Glass Jungle" by Norman Jacob, revised final, August 17, 1961.
15 ----. ... And the Pursuit of Evil" from a novel by Wilbur Daniel Steele, final, September 5, 1961.
1 ----. "Accessory by Consent" by Robert Altman (director of MASH, McCABE AND MRS. MILLER,etc.), final, October 2, 1961.
2 ----. 2nd copy.
3 ----. "Jaws of Darkness" by Alvin Sargent and Jonathan Hughes from a novel by Henry Farrell, final, October 19, 1961.
4 ----. "The Ivory Tower" by Luther Davis, final, November 27, 1961.
5 ---- "The Stubborn Stumboes"(by Edmund Hartmann, from magazine article in True, final draft, November 30, 1961.
6 ----. "The Opposite Virtues" by James P. Cavanagh from a story by James P. Cavanagh and Marie Baumer, final draft, Januarv 5, 1962.
7 ----. "County General" by David Shaw, final, January 23, 1962.
9 ----. Detailed cost statement.
10 ----. Folder with schedules for series, Personnel assignments, progress reports.
8 CATCH FEAR BY THE THROAT. Draft of pilot incorporating material by RB into teleplay by Oscar Millard, June 4, 1963.
9 CLIMAX!--TV series. "The Disappearance of Daphne" by RB from a serial in the Saturday Evening Post by Nancy Rutledge. Revised, April 28, 1958.
10 COMBAT! (TV series. Selmur Productions, Inc., Executive producer: Selig Seligman, Producer: RB).
----. "Any Second Now" by Gene Levitt, revised final draft, June 6, 1962.
11 ----. "The Squad" by Harry Brown, revised final draft, June 18, 1962.
12 ----. "Oddballs" by Gene Levitt, based on "Battle Star" by Richard Tregaskis, Final draft, July 13, 1962.
13 ----. "Afterwards the Sounds of the Sea" by Halsted Welles, first draft, July 18, 1962.
14 ----. "The Chateau" by Judith and George W. George, first draft, July 19, 1962.
15 ----. "Just for the Record" by Art Wallace and William Bast from the story by William Bast, final draft, August 7, 1962.
16 ----. "The Celebrity" by Art Wallace from story by Tom Sellers and Art Wallace, revised final, September 17, 1962.
1 ----. "Reunion" by Art Wallace, final draft, October 9, 1962.
2 ----. "I Swear by Apollo" by Gene Levitt, final draft, Oct. 22, 1962.
3 ----. Folder: script status reports (weekly).
4 COUSIN AUBRY. First draft of pilot for proposed television series by Mark Miller.
5 THE DAMON RUNYON THEATRE. "Barbecue" screenplay by RB from the story by Damon Runyon.
6 DATELINE: SAN FRANCISCO (Twentieth Century Fox Television, Inc.) "The Castle" story for pilot by RB and Dorothy Robinson.
7 DESILU PLAYHOUSE. "The Eighth Circle" by RB, December 22, 1959.
8 DICK POWELL'S ZANE GREY THEATRE. "Set-Up" by RB.
9 DR. KILDARE (MGM series). "Tiger" pts. I and II by Ben Masselink (first Kildare 2-parter; with Richard Chamberlin and Yvette Mimiuex). Missing 7/2008
10 FRANK MERRIWELL. Pilot script by Leslie Stevens, 2nd draft, Nov. 12, 1964.
11 HOLLYWOOD BOULEVARD. A prospectus and first story for television series, by Edmund H. North.
12 HONG KONG (Twentieth Century Fox Television, Inc.) "With Deadly Sorrow" 3anuary 13, 1961.
13 THE HUNTERS. "The Hunters" by RB (also produced), revised pilot, Feb. 8, 1961.
14 JERICHO (MGM-CBS pilot). Presentation created for networks and Madison Ave. execs for new TV series (aired in 1966).
15 KRAFT SUSPENSE THEATRE. "The End of the World, Baby" by Luther Davis from story by John Philip Cohane, revised, August 6, 1963. (Directed by Irving Kirshner. Starred Gig Young, Nina Pock, Peter Lorre). Inserted: production memos, budget summary.
16 ----. "A Part of the Bargain" by Luther Davis from a story by George Cuomo, revised, Sept. 12, 1963. Attached: memo, letters.
17 ----. "A Part of the Bargain" another copy of teleplay.
18 ----. "A Part of the Bargain" story outline by RB.
19 ----. "The Name of the Game" by Frank Penton from a story by Frank Finkelhoffe, revised, Oct. 24, 1963.
20 ----. "The Deep End" by Jonathan Hughes from the novel by John D. MacDonald, revised, Nov. 14, 1963.
1 ----. "My Enemy, This Town" by Frank Fenton from story by John Whittier, first draft, Dec. 6, 1963.
2 ----. "Knight's Gambit" by Lorenzo Semple, Jr., Halsteed Welles, and Jonathan Hughes from story by RB, 2nd revised teleplay, Feb. 13, 1964. Inserted: early draft under title "His Excellency, the Exile" and memo.
3 ----. "Charlie, He Couldn't Hurt a Fly" by Irving Pearlberg, March 18, 1964.
4 THE LEATHERNECKS. Untitled treatment by RB, third draft, Dec. 26, 1956.
5 MANN IN ACTION. A television project of RB, also known as PACIFIC ZONE. 2 copies.
6 ----. Folder: early treatments under title PACIFIC ZONE.
7 THE MARK HELLINGER THEATER. "An Old Man and His Money" by RB.
8 ----. "The Gesture" by RB. Insert: Mark Hellinger newspaper column, basis for script.
9 MEET THE MOOSES (1965; produced by RB). A presentation by Henry Garson and Edmund Beloin.
10 NAKED CITY. Original story and screenplay by RB and Dorothy Robinson (Mrs. Blees). In folder with: memos, article original idea was taken from, letters, contracts, story, revised story. 1958.
11 OFF WE GO (Pilot film aired 1966 by CBS. Directed by Don Weis, starred Michael Burns and Dick Foran, created by Bob Kaufman and William Fox, executive producer RB). Revised script by Bob Kaufman and Willitm Fox.
12 ----. Script by Bob Kaufman and Bill Fox, March 2, 1965.
13 PETER GUNN. "The Leaper" by RB, August 1, 1958 (Filmed Oct. 7-9; director Paul Stewart.
14 THE P.O.W.'S (Desilu Television Pilot). Story treatment by RB.
15 PROJECT. Original story by RB, sold to Revue for Audie Murphy series.
16 RAFFLES #5. "Crooked Crossing" by RB from a story by Joseph Orr and RB
17 RICHARD DIAMOND (Starring David Janssen). "Matador Murder" by RB
18 STAR TREK (Desilu Productions, Inc.). "The Cage" original pilot script by Gene Roddenberry, revised, Sept. 22, 1964
19 SUNSET BAY. TV series outline by RB.
20 TALES OF TIN PAN ALLEY (Produced by Matt Brooks; written by RB from material by Gerald Marks). First draft, with holographic editing and changes, pages missing at beginning.
21 TANGANYIKA (Twentieth Century Fox TV pilot produced 1961). Pilot script by RB, January 5, 1961.
22 THE VIKINGS (TV series produced in Europe). "The Thing" by RB.
Other Writings of Robert Blees
23 BACK LOT. Unfinished short story about studios by RB. Synopsis of ending.
24 ROUND UP. Western novelette by Harry Essex and RB, sold to Universal-International
25 SIX STAYED ON CRETE. Original WWII story by RB.
1 AFTER LADY CHATTERLY, WHAT? A reminiscence by Bernard Wolfe, third carbon original mss, with editing. (Digested in PLAYBOY; hard-cover publication 1967)
2 CONVERSATION AT MIDNIGHT (Edna St. Vincent Millay's play). Backers' proposals and contracts, publicity.
3 Holographic business correspondence. Folder includes: 2 letters from Edward G. Robinson, 1 letter on COMBAT! from James G. Chesnutt, 1 letter from Barbara Stanwyck, 1 note from Claire Trevor, 3 letters from Joan Crawford. (With the exception of the letter dealing with COMBAT!, this correspondence deals with BABY TALK.)
4 Misc. Memos. Folder with early treatments, in form of memos, of: TONY PASTORO, STORY OF AN ORCHESTRA LEADER, and BANDSTAND
5 Misc. folder. Newspaper and trade paper mentions; articles; Early publications (Dartmouth College); Misc. correspondence; Photos of wartime Britain (research material?)
6 The Television Code. Booklet, May 1962, 7th ed. Published by Nat. Assoc. of Broadcasters. Inserted: mimeos of studio policy.
11 ----. Misc. folder. Primarily correspondence, inter-office memos. Training schedule for actors, newspaper clips, production photo.
l2 ----. Budgets in folder.
13 ----. Budgets in folder.
1 ----. Misc. folder: pattern budget, daily production reports and cost, inter-office memos, correspondence, stories from story file
2 MIDNIGHT VISITOR. Short story by RB published in Cosmopolitan, 1947. Teleplay sold to CBS, 2 copies. Dramatic version, produced at Universal-International showcase. 2 treatments for motion picture by Robert Kaufman and RB. Correspondence regarding plagiarism suit against Esquire and Monsieur magazines. Correspondence relating to TV and film versions
3 ----. Folder with various copies of first draft with revision notes and background information
4 ----. Folder with first draft, containing complete revisions
5 ----. First draft, with notes and memos
6 SUNSET BAY. Three versions of treatment for TV series by RB
Series II: Still Photographs (8 1/2" x 11")
ADAM'S RIB (3) Katherine Hepburn, Spencer Tracy, Judy Holliday
THE ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD (2) Errol Flynn, Basil Rathbone
ALL ABOUT EVE (9) Bette Davis, Gary Merrill, Anne Baxter, Celeste Holm, Hugh Marlowe, George Sanders, Marilyn Monroe
ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT (4) Lew Ayres, Louis Wolheim and others
ALL THE KING'S MEN (2) Broderick Crawford, John Ireland, Joanne Dru, John Derek
AN AMERICAN IN PARIS (1) portrait of Leslie Caron
ANNIE GET YOUR GUN (3) Betty Hutton, Howard Keel, Keenan Wynn, Louis Calhern
THE ASPHALT JUNGLE (10) Sterling Hayden, Sam Jaffe, Marilyn Monroe
THE AWFUL TRUTH (2) Cary Grant, Irene Dunne and others
THE BARRETTS OF WIMPOLE STREET (1) Frederic March, Norma Shearer, Charles Laughton
BATHING BEAUTY (2) Red Skelton, Esther Williams
BATTLEGROUND (1) John Hadiak and Van Johnson
THE BIG PARADE (1) John Gilbert
BITTER VICTORY (4) Robert Cummings, Diana Lynn, and others
BLOOD ON THE MOON (3) Robert Preston, Robert Mitchum, Walter Brennan
BOOM TOWN (1) portrait of Spencer Tracy, Hedy Lamarr, Claudette Colbert, Clark Gable
BOOMERANG (3) Dana Andrews, William Challee, Arthur Kennedy, Lee J. Cobb
BROKEN ARROW (1) Jeff Chandler, James Stewart
BUCK PRIVATES (1) Abbott and Costello
CALL NORTHSIDE 777 (2) Jane Crowley, James Stewart, Lee J. Cobb
CAMILLE (2) Greta Garbo, Robert Taylor and others
CAPTAIN BLOOD (3) Errol Flynn, Olivia DeHavilland
CAPTAINS COURAGEOUS (2) Spencer Tracy, Freddy Bartholemew
CASABLANCA (4) Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Dooley Wilson
THE CHAMP (1) Wallace Beery, Jackie Cooper and others
CHAMPION (3) Kirk Douglas, Ruth Roman and others
COME TO THE STABLE (1) Loretta Young and Elsa Lanchester
CONNECTICUT YANKEE (1) Bing Crosby
COVER GIRL (1) Leslie Brooks, Rita Hayworth
CROSSFIRE (2) Robert Ryan, Robert Mitchum, Robert Young
DARK VICTORY (4) Bette Davis and George Brent
DAVID COPPERFIELD (2) Freddie Bartholemew, W. C. Fields
DESIRE (2) Marlane Dietrich, Gary Cooper
DEVIL IN THE FLESH (8) Micheline Presle, Gerard Philipe
DISRAELI (2) Joan Bennett, George Arliss
DODSWORTH (1) Walter Huston, William Wyler on set
DINNER AT EIGHT (3) Wallace Beery, Jean Harlow, Billie Burke
DODGE CITY (3) Errol Flynn, Olivia DeHavilland, Anne Sheridan, Victor Jory, Bruce Cabot
DOUBLE INDEMNITY (7) Fred MacMurray, Barbara Stanwyck, E. G. Robinson
A DOUBLE LIFE (6) Ronald Colman, Shelley Winters, Signa Hasso, Edmund O'Brien and others
EASTER PARADE (4) Judy Garland, Fred Astaire and others
THE EDGE OF DOOM (1) Dana Andrews, Farley Granger
THE EGG AND I (5) Claudette Colbert, Fred MacMurray, Richard Long
FATHER OF THE BRIDE (2) Elizabeth Taylor, Spencer Tracy, Joan Bennett
FIGHTING LADY (1) Rochemont documentary
FOOTLIGHT PARADE (4) Ruby Keeler and others
A FOREIGN AFFAIR (2) Jean Arthur
FRANKENSTEIN (4) Boris Karloff, Colin Clive, Marylyn Harris and others
GILDA (1) Glenn Ford, Rita Hayworth
THE GLASS MENAGERIE (7) Jane Wyman, Kirk Douglas, Gertrude Lawrence, Arthur Kennedy
GOING MY WAY (4) Barry Fitzgerald, Bing Crosby
8 1/2" x 11" stills, cont.
GONE WITH THE WIND (9) Clark Gable, Vivian Leigh, Leslie Howard, Olivia DeHavilland
GOOD NEWS (1) June Allyson, Peter Lawford
GRAND HOTEL (4) Greta Garbo, John Barrymore
GREAT EXPECTATIONS (7) John Mills, Valerie Hobson, Martita Hunt, Jean Simmons and others
THE GREAT ZIEGFELD (1) chorus
THE GUN FIGHTER (1) Gregory Peck, Williard Mitchell
HALLS OF MONTEZUMA (1) Robert Wagner, Richard Widmark
HAMLET (33) Laurence Olivier, Jean Simmons and others
HARVEY (4) James Stewart, Josephine Hull, Cecil Kellawaye and others
THE HEIRESS (3) Olivia DeHavilland, Ralph Richarson, Montgomery Clift, Albert Pollet, Miriam Hopkins
HERE COMES MR. JORDAN (1) Robert Montgomery, Evelyn Keyes
HONKY TONK (3) Clark Gable, Lana Turner
THE HOUSE ON 92ND STREET (1) Leo G. Carroll, William Eythe and others
I AM A FUGITIVE FROM A CHAIN GANG (5) Paul Muni
I WAS A MALE WARBRIDE (2) Ann Sheridan, Gary Grant
I'D CLIMB THE HIGHEST MOUNTAIN (1) William Fundigan, Rory Calhoun, Susan Hayward
IN A LONELY PLACE (2) Humphrey Bogart, Gloria Grahame
IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT (4) Claudette Colbert, Clark Gable, Walter Conolly
JOAN OF ARC (5) Ingrid Bergman, Jose Ferrer, John Ireland, Ward Bond
JOHNNY BELINDA (3) Jane Wyman, Lew Ayres, Agnes Moorehead and others
JOLSON SINGS AGAIN (2) William Demerest, Larry Parks, Barbara Hale
KEY LARGO (1) Humphrey Bogart, E. G. Robinson, Claire Trevor
THE KID FROM BROOKLYN (1) Danny Kaye, Virginia Mayo
THE KILLERS (2) Burt Lancaster, Sam Levene, Ava Gardner and others
KING'S ROW (3) Ronald Regan, Ann Sheridan, Robert Cummings
THE LATE GEORGE APLEY (1) Ronald Colman, Edna Best
LAURA (2) Dana Andres, Gene Tierney
LEAVE HER TO HEAVEN (4) Gene Tierney, Cornel Wilde
A LETTER TO THREE WIVES (6) Kirk Douglas, Jeanne Crain, Linda Darnell, Paul Douglas, Ann Sothern
THE LIFE OF EMILE ZOLA (2) Paul Muni
LIGHTS OF NEW YORK (1)
LOST BOUNDARIES (3) William Greaves, Richard Hylton, Canada Lee, Mel Ferrer, Rev. Robert Dunn
THE LOST WEEKEND (7) Ray Milland, Jane Wyman and others
THE LOUISIANA STORY (4) Flaherty documentary
THE MALTESE FALCON (4) Humphrey Bogart, Sydney Greenstreet, Peter Lorre, Mary Astor
MARCH OF TIME (1) Documentary: "A Chance to Live"
Marilyn Maxwell discussing a scene for CHAMPION with director Stanley Kramer
MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS (1) Margaret O'Brien, Judy Garland
THE MEN (15) Marlon Brando, Teresa Wright, Everett Sloane, Jack Webb
MILDRED PIERCE (3) Joan Crawford, Ann Blythe, Eve Arden, Zachary Scott
THE MIRACLE (2) Anna Magnani
THE MIRACLE OF MORGANIS CREEK (2) Eddie Bracken, Betty Hutton, William Demarest, Diana Lynn and others
MR. BELVEDERE GOES TO COLLEGE (2) Clifton Webb, Shirley Temple and others
MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON (4) James Stewart, Jean Arthur, Thomas Mitchell, Claude Rains
THE MORE THE MERRIER (4) Jean Arthur, Joel McCrea, Charles Coburn
MOTHER WORE TIGHTS (1) Betty Grable, Dan Dailey
THE MUDLARK (1) Irene Dume, Andrew Ray
MY BLUE HEAVEN (5) Dan Dailey, Betty Grable
THE NAKED CITY (2) Dan Taylor, Barry Fitzgerald
NATIONAL VELVET (1) Elizabeth Taylor, Mickey Rooney
NIGHT MUST FALL (2) Robert Montgomery and others
NO MAN OF HER OWN (6) Clark Gable, Carole Lombard
ON THE TOWN (1) Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra, Betty Garrett, Vera-Ellen, Jules Munshin, Ann Miller
ONE HUNDRED MEN AND A GIRL (3) Deanna Durbin, Adolph Menjou, Mischa Auer, Leopold Stokowski
ONE NIGHT OF LOVE (1) Caminati, Grace Moore
PALEFACE (4) Bob Hope, Jane Russell and others
THE PETRIFIED FOREST (4) Leslie Howard, Bette Davis, Humphrey Bogart
PIGSKIN PARADE (2) Judy Garland, Tony Martin, Jack Haley
8 1/2 x 11" stills, cont.
PINKY (2) Ethel Barrymore, Jeanne Crain, William Lundigan
PRINCE OF FOXES (1) Tyrone Power, Orson Welles
PUBLIC ENEMY (2) James Cagney
RANDOM HARVEST (1) Ronald Colman, Greer Garson
RED DUST (3) Clark Gable, Jean Harlow and others
RED HEADED WOMAN (2) Jean Harlow, Chester Morris
RED RIVER (6) Montgomery Clift, John Wayne, Joanne Dru
ROAD TO UTOPIA (1) Bing Crosby, Bob Hope
SAMSON AND DELILAH (3) Victor Mature, Hedy Lamarr, George Sanders and others
SAN FRANCISCO (1) Spenser Tracy, Clark Gable.
THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY (1) Virginia Mayo, Danny Kaye
SEVEN DAYS TO NOON (1)
THE SEVENTH VEIL (3) Ann Todd
SHANGHAI EXPRESS (3) Malene Dietrich, Warner Oland, Anna May Wong
SITTING PRETTY (1) Clifton Webb
THE SNAKE PIT (4) Olivia DeHavilland, Mark Stevens
A SONG IS BORN (1) Danny Kaye, Virginia Mayo
THE SONG OF BERNADETTE (2) Jennifer Jonds, Alan Napier, Charles Bickford, Basil Rathbone
SORRY, WRONG NUMBER (4) Barbara Stanwyck, Burt Lancaster and others
STATE FAIR (2) Dana Andrews, Joanne Crain and others
THE STORY OF LOUIS PASTEUR (2) Paul Muni and others
SUMMER STOCK (3) Gene Kelly, Judy Garland
SUNSET BOULEVARD (5) William Holden, Gloria Swanson, Erich Von Stroheim
THE TALK OF THE TOWN (5) Jean Arthur, Cary Grant, Ronald Colman
TARZAN (1) Johnny Weismuller
TARZAN FINDS A SON (1) Johnny Weismuller, Maureen Sullivan. Missing 7/2008
TARZAN'S SECRET TREASURE (1) Johnny Weismuller and Maureen Sullivan. Missing 7/2008
THIS GUN FOR HIRE (2) Veronica Lake, Robert Preston and others
THREE SECRETS (1) Ruth Roman, Patricia Neal
THREE SMART GIRLS (1) Nan Gray, Deanna Durbin, Barbara Reed
TO EACH HIS OWN (4) Olivia DeHavilland, Roland Culver, and others
TO HAVE AND HAVE NOT (3) Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Walter Brennan
TRADER HORN (1) Harry Carey and others
THE TREASURE OF THE SIERRA MADRE (3) Humphrey Bogart, Tim Holt, Walter Huston
TWELVE O'CLOCK HIGH (1) Dean Jagger, Gregory Peck
TWO GIRLS AND A SAILOR (3) June Allyson, Jimmy Durante, Van Johnson and others
VIVA VILLA! (1) Wallace Beery
THE WAY TO LOVE (1) Maurice Chevalier
THE YEARLING (2) Gregory Peck, Jane Wyman, Claude Jarman, Jr.
YOU'RE IN THE ARMY NOW (1) Eddie Albert, Gary Cooper and others
Richard Basehart and Paul Douglas in an unknown production
Bill Robinson and Shirley Temple in an unknown production
George VI in crowd (possibly research photo)
Joseph Mankiewicz and Darryl Zanuck discuss THE KEYS OF THE KINGDOM, 1945
Louis B. Mayer and wife
Ethel Barrymore at her birthday party, with Louis B. Mayer and Lionel Barrymore
Merle Oberon and Samuel Goldwyn during filming of WUTHERING HEIGHTS
Walter and John Huston and Claire Trevor at Oscar ceremonies
Somerset Maughm and Darryl Zanuck dicuss THE RAZOR'S EDGE, 1946
Hollywood Women's Press Club, October 1963
Joan Crawford (missing)
ARMS AND THE GIRL (3) Nanette Fabray, Georges Guetary, Pearl Bailey
THE COCKTAIL PARTY (1) Alec Guinness, Irene Worth
THE CONSUL (1) Cornell MacNeil, Marie Powers
GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES (1) Jack McCauley, Carol Channing
21- LOST IN THE STARS (2) Herbert Coleman, Todd Duncan and others
THE MADWOMAN OF CHAILLOT (3) Martita Hunt, John Carradine, Nydia Westman, Estelle Winwood
A MEMBER OF THE WEDDING (1) Julie Harris, Brandon de Wilde, Ethel Waters and others
PETER PAN (1) Marcia Henderson, Jean Arthur
SOUTH PACIFIC (3) Mary Martin, Ezio Pinza, Myron McCormick, Juanita Hall and others
Miscellaneous production and publicity photographs from several television-film series, including BUS STOP, COMBAT!, and others. Performers shown include Eleanor Parker, Anita Ekberg, Nancy Sinatra, Nina Foch, Robert Ryan, Keenan Wynn, Tina Louise, Julie London, Aldo Ray, Geraldine Brooks, Marilyn Maxwell, Dean Stockwell, Steve Cochran, Lew Ayres, Wendell Corie, and others.
AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' and NO MOON AT ALL. Fran Jeffries
BLUES IN THE NIGHT. Lainie Kazan
BUS STOP SERIES
BOOTS and SHADOW OF YOUR SMILE. Nancy Sinatra
DADDY and THE WATERMELON MAN
RULES OF THE ROAD and MORE. Frankie Randall
YAKETY SAX and CHARLIE BROWN. Boots Randolph
Smaller photographs, some in color
ANYTHING GOES -- 20 photos
ON YOUR TOES -- 10 photos, Ray Bolger, Doris Carson
DEAD END -- 6 photos
THE GREAT ZIEGFELD -- 3 photos, William Powell, Luise Rainer (film)
CAMILLE -- 3 photos, Greta Garbo and Robert Taylor (film)
Gypsy Rose Lee (1936) -- 4 photos
Series III: Previously Unlocated and Unlocated Items
A number of items are listed on the appraisal sheets and preliminary inventory that have not been located in making the present inventory. They are:
FILM DAILY YEARBOOKS -- 1944, 1955, 1956, 1957
MOTION PICTURE and TV PRODUCTION ENCYCLOPEDIAS -- 1945 -- 1949, 1946 -- 1950, 1945 -- 1949,1947 -- 1951
MOTION PICTURE (AND TV) ALMANACS -- 1933, 1937, 1942, 1951, 1953 -- 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957
MCA TV CATALOGUE OF PARAMOUNT FEATURES [found January 1994]. Pressbooks, Advertisements, Synopses
ORIGINAL DRAWINGS, PAINTINGS, RENDERINGS, DESIGNS [found January 1994 in poster cabinet drawer marked Blees]. "Off We Go" animated main title; "Off We Go" animated main title, revised; "Off We Go" main title (Artists: George Rappaport, DePatie-Frelong)
---STARR FAITHFULL PROJECT [found January 1994 located in Map File drawer]. Photostats of all New York newspapers regarding murder and trial.
ADVERTISING RENDERINGS [found January 1994 in Poster Cabinet drawer marked Blees]. Color-Sonics (2 trade ads, artist: David Weissmann)
NON-COMMERCIAL RECORDINGS FROM SOUNDTRACKS (all 12"). Record album at 5:20:5
From BUS STOP: "Annabel"
----. Same (Vocal by Quen Williams)
----. "Twistin' Baby"
----. "Temptation (Vocal by Tuesday Weld)
----. Dance band arrangements of main title and themes
----. End title music
THE HUNTERS: "You Go To My Head" (Vocal by Elizabeth Allen)
SNOWS OF KILIMANJARO: "Song #1 (Written and played by Benny Carter), "Song #2 (Written and played by Bennie Carter and Combo), "You Do Something to Me, (Written by Cole Porter, vocal by Hildegard Neff)
----. Same as above; short version
----. "Just One of Those Things" (by Cole Porter, vocal by Hildegard Neff)
COMBAT!: Themes written and conducted by Leonard Rosenman
KRAFT THEATER: "Riviem Twist" (by Johnny Williams) and "Knight's Gambit" (by Johnny Williams)
Budgets, costs, IBM tapes on
ADVENTURES IN PARADISE (9 episodes)
DOBIE GILLIS (20 episodes)
FOLLOW THE SUN (11 episodes)
MARGIE (10 episodes)