MsC 124

  Manuscript Register


Collection Dates: 1925 -- 1965
5 linear ft.

This document describes a collection of materials held by the
Special Collections Department
University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1420
Phone: 319-335-5921
Fax: 319-335-5900

Posted to Internet: March 1999


Acquisition Note: This collection was donated to the University of Iowa Libraries in 1966 by Robert Blees.

Access and Restrictions: This collection is open for research.

Photographs: Series II

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Table of Contents

Series I Film Materials

Series II Photographs

Series III Miscellany

Biographical Note

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.

Introduction revised November 1994 Kerry A. Shermer
Inventoried by Kristin Thompson, M.A. Candidate in Film History, Spring, 1972

Series I: Film Material

Box 1

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.

Box 2

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.

Box 3

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.

 Box 4

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.

Box 5

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.

Box 6

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.

Box 7

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.

Television material

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.

Box 8

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.

Box 9

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.


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.

Box 10

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.


Box 11

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.

Box 12

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")

Box 13

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


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

Box 13a

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 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 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



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

Box 14

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



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

Miscellaneous photographs

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


Pearl Bailey

Robert Benchley

Corem Calvet

John Carradine

Joan Crawford (missing)

Maurice Chevalier

Olivia DeHavilland

Irene Dunne

Nanette Fabray

Matita Hunt

John Huston

Walter Huston

Sidney Kingsley

Stanley Kramer

Robert Mitchum

B. Pearson

Roy Rogers

Moira Shearer

Elizabeth Taylor

Esther Williams

Marie Wilson

Stage Productions

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

Box 14a

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.








RULES OF THE ROAD and MORE. Frankie Randall



Miscellaneous photographs

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)


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


DOBIE GILLIS (20 episodes)

FOLLOW THE SUN (11 episodes)

MARGIE (10 episodes)

Misc. commercials


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