Mark D. Van Ells Papers and Photographs,

Contents List

Container Title
Series: Subject File
Box   1
Folder   1
Army-Navy Screen Magazine, 1943-1945
Box   1
Folder   2
Clippings, circa 1937-1953
Box   1
Folder   3
Correspondence, 1932-1966
Contracts
General, between Binyon and Studios
Box   1
Folder   4
1934-1949
Box   1
Folder   5
1950-1958
Box   1
Folder   6
Agreement with Random House re John Swope book on Hollywood, 1938
Box   1
Folder   7
Miscellaneous, undated
Box   1
Folder   8
Roster and committee list for the “West Side Asthma and Riding Club”
Scrapbook of clippings, reviews, photos, and correspondence
Box   1
Volume   9
1932-1935, October
Box   1
Volume   10
1934, June-1935, December
Box   1
Folder   11
Screen Writers' Guild, 1941-1943, 1957
Box   1
Folder   12
Writings, circa 1939-1954, undated
Series: Motion Pictures-Produced
Aaron Slick from Punkin Crick (1951, PAR)
Box   2
Folder   1
Shooting schedule, 1951, April 16-June 7
Box   2
Folder   2
Dialogue continuity, 1951, June 26
Box   2
Folder   3
Sheet music for “Marshmallow Moon” and “You Gotta Show Me,” undated
Box   2
Folder   4
Clippings, 1951, June
Box   2
Folder   5
Accent on Youth (1935, PAR)
Script, 1935, April 16
Box   2
Folder   6
Certificate of authorship, 1935, April 30
And the Angels Sing (1944, PAR)
Box   2
Folder   7
Clippings, reviews, 1944
Arizona (1940, COL)
Box   2
Folder   8
Dialogued treatment, 1939, April 6
Box   2
Folder   9
Suggested revisions, 1939, March, August
Box   2
Folder   10
Estimating script, first draft, 1939, June 20
Box   2
Folder   11
Research breakdown for estimating script, first draft, 1939, June 28
Box   2
Folder   12
Script, final draft, 1939, August 22
Box   2
Folder   13
Production notes and cast list, circa 1939
Box   2
Folder   14
Script, second revised final, 1940, March 2
Box   3
Folder   1
Shooting schedule, 1940, July 17
Box   3
Folder   2
Clippings, reviews, 1940-1941
The Bride Comes Home (1935, PAR)
Box   3
Folder   3
Treatment, circa 1935, February 13
Box   3
Folder   4
Script, 1935, August 12
Box   3
Folder   4
Partial revisions, 1935, September, October
Can-Can (1960, F)
Box   3
Folder   5
Agreement, 1956
College Humor (1933, PAR)
Box   3
Folder   6
Treatment, co-authored by Joseph L. Mankiewicz, circa 1932, October 18
Box   3
Folder   7
First script, co-authored by Fred Niblo,Jr., 1932, December 13
Box   3
Folder   8
Certificate of authorship, 1932, December 15 and 1933,April 12
Box   3
Folder   9
Revised final script, co-authored by Frank Butler, 1933, March 10
Box   3
Folder   10
Third final script, co-authored by Frank Butler, 1933, March 20
Cross My Heart (1946, PAR)
Box   3
Folder   11
Reviews, 1946, November
The Daring Young Man (1935, F)
Box   3
Folder   12
Treatment, “Man Proposes,” co-authored by Sidney Skolsky, undated
Box   3
Folder   13
Treatment, “Safe in Jail,” co-authored by Sidney Skolsky, undated
Box   3
Folder   14
Agreement, “Safe in Jail,” 1934, October 30
Dixie (1943, PAR)
Box   3
Folder   15
Treatment, undated
Box   3
Folder   16
Reviews, clippings, 1943, June-August
Down Among the Sheltering Palms (1953, F)
Box   3
Folder   17
Working script, “Friendly Island,” 1950, August 22
Dream Boat (1952, F)
Box   4
Folder   1
Continuity and dialogue revisions from a conference on the first draft, 1951, November 2
Box   4
Folder   2
Cross-plot sheets, 1951, December 7
Box   4
Folder   3
Comments, 1951, December 7
Box   4
Folder   4
Censor's revisions, 1951, December 11
Box   4
Folder   5
Estimated footage, first draft, 1951, December 12
Box   4
Folder   6
Music requirements, 1951, December 13
Box   4
Folder   7
Index to breakdown from final script dated 1951, November 29; 1951, December 14
Box   4
Folder   8
Index to breakdown of silent film sequence, 1951, December 14
Box   4
Folder   9
Wardrobe plot, 1951, December 20
Box   4
Folder   10
Orientation diagram for television sequence, undated
Box   4
Folder   11
Agreement, 1952, February 12
Box   4
Folder   11
Retakes for final script, 1952, February 21
Family Honeymoon (1948, U)
Box   4
Folder   12
Revised final screenplay, by Dane Lussier, 1948, May 24
Box   4
Folder   13
Clippings, 1948, circa June-December
Gambling Ship (1948, U)
Box   4
Folder   14
Final script, 1933; April 4
Box   4
Folder   15
Revised final script, 1933, April 20
Box   4
Folder   16
Certificate of authorship, 1933, June 16
Gilded Lily (1935, PAR)
Box   4
Folder   17
Treatment, 1934, June 7
Box   4
Folder   18
Incomplete script, undated
Box   4
Folder   19
Certificate of authorship, 1934, November 20
Girl Without a Room (1933, PAR)
Box   4
Folder   20
Final script, “She Made Her Bed,” co-authored by Frank Butler, 1933, September 16
Here Come the Girls (1953, PAR)
Box   5
Folder   1
Agreement, “Girls Are Here to Stay,” 1952, February 12
Box   5
Folder   2
Dialogue continuity, undated
Box   5
Folder   3
Advertisement, undated
Holiday Inn (1942, PAR)
Box   5
Folder   4
Outline, 1941, August 29
Box   5
Folder   5
Revisions in latter portion, 1941, September 27
Box   5
Folder   6
Script, 1941, October 13
Box   5
Folder   7
Notice of tentative credits, 1941, November 21
Box   5
Folder   7
Revised script, 1941, November 24
Box   5
Folder   8
Clippings, reviews, 1942
I Met Him in Paris (1937, PAR)
Box   5
Folder   9
Treatment, 1936, October 28
Box   5
Folder   10
Revised script, 1937, January 15
If I Had a Million (1932, PAR)
Box   5
Folder   11
Final script for the episode of the Three Marines, co-adapted by Joseph L. Mankiewicz, 1932, October 10
Box   5
Folder   12
Revised final script for the episode of the Three Marines, co-adapted by Joseph L. Mankiewicz, undated
Incendiary Blonde (1945, PAR)
Box   5
Folder   13
Notes, “Texas Guinan,” 1941, July 2
Box   5
Folder   14
Treatment, “Texas Guinan,” 1941, July 28
Box   5
Folder   15
Script, “Texas Guinan,” 1942, March 11
Box   5
Folder   16
Obituaries re Texas Guinan, 1933
Box   5
Folder   16
Clippings, “The Smoothest Gal in Town,” undated
Box   6
Folder   1
Clippings, reviews, 1945
Invitation to Happiness (1939, PAR)
Box   6
Folder   2
Treatment, “King Cole's Woman,” 1938, June 18
Box   6
Folder   3
Script, 1938, December 1
Box   6
Folder   4
Script dated 1938, December 1, with revisions, undated
Box   6
Folder   5
Notice of final credits, clippings, reviews, 1938-1939
Kisses For My President (1964, WA)
Box   6
Folder   6
Treatment, 1963, March 1
Box   6
Folder   7
Script, 1963, April 18-May 15
Box   6
Folder   8
Estimating script, 1963, May 27
Box   6
Folder   9
Script, 1963, June-July
Ladies Should Listen (1934, PAR)
Box   7
Folder   1
Certificate of authorship, 1933, December 22
Box   7
Folder   2
First script, co-authored by Frank Butler, 1934, February 5
Many Happy Returns (1934, PAR)
Box   7
Folder   3
Script, “Burns and Allen and Guy Lombardo Story,” 1934, March 9
Box   7
Folder   4
Certificate of authorship, 1934, March 27
Box   7
Folder   4
Censor's revisions, 1934, July 12
Mississippi (1935, PAR)
Box   7
Folder   5
Script, 1934, November 6
Box   7
Folder   6
Certificate of authorship, 1934, December 18
Mother Didn't Tell Me (1950, F)
Box   7
Folder   7
Agreements, “The Doctor Has Three Faces,” 1948-1949
Box   7
Folder   8
Final script, “Oh, Doctor!,” 1949, March 23
Box   7
Folder   9
Revised final script, “The Doctor Wears Three Faces,” 1949, April 12
Box   7
Folder   10
Revised final script dated 1949, April 12 with some additional revisions, undated
No Time for Love (1943, PAR)
Box   8
Folder   1
Script, 1942, June 3
Box   8
Folder   2
Script revisions, 1942, June 11
Box   8
Folder   3
Reviews, clippings, undated
North to Alaska (1960, F)
Box   8
Folder   4
Agreement, “The Alaskans,” 1959, December 2
Box   8
Folder   4
Clippings, reviews, 1960, November
Pepe (1961, COL)
Box   8
Folder   5
Reviews, 1960, December
Rally `Round the Flag Boys (1958, F)
Box   8
Folder   6
Agreements, 1958
Satan Never Sleeps (1962, F)
Box   8
Folder   7
Agreements, “China Story,” 1960-1961
Box   8
Folder   8
Second revised screenplay, “China Story,” co-authored by Leo McCarey, 1961, February 17
Saxon Charm (1948, U)
Box   8
Folder   9
Contracts and supplemental correspondence re “Midnight Lace,” 1947-1948
Box   8
Folder   10
Clippings, press preview invitation, reviews, 1948
Search for Beauty (1934, PAR)
Box   8
Folder   11
Final script, co-authored by Frank Butler, 1933, October 28
Box   8
Folder   12
Certificate of authorship, 1933, November 17
She Made Her Bed (1934, PAR)
Box   8
Folder   13
Certificate of authorship, 1933
Shoot the Works (1934, PAR)
Box   8
Folder   14
Script, “Thank Your Stars,” 1934, March 31
Box   8
Folder   15
Script, “Thank Your Stars,” annotated with revisions, undated
Box   8
Folder   16
Sound scene report, 1934, May 3
Box   8
Folder   17
Censor's revisions, 1934, August 23
Box   8
Folder   17
Lyrics, “Thank Your Stars,” undated
Sing, Boy, Sing (1958, F)
Box   8
Folder   18
Agreement, “The Singin' Idol,” 1957
Sing You Sinners (1938, F)
Box   8
Folder   19
Treatment and accompanying notes, 1937, December 29
Box   9
Folder   1
Script, 1938, March 18
Box   9
Folder   2
Clippings, reviews, 1938
Stella (1950, F)
Box   9
Folder   3
Final script, 1950, February 27
Stolen Harmony (1935, PAR)
Box   9
Folder   4
Script, 1934, December 21
Suddenly It's Spring (1947, PAR)
Box   9
Folder   6
Script, 1946, February 5
Box   9
Folder   7
Clippings, reviews, 1947
Take a Letter, Darling (1942, PAR)
Box   9
Folder   8
Agreements, 1941, April-May
Box   9
Folder   9
Treatment, 1941, May 28
Box   9
Folder   10
Script, 1941, November 14
Box   9
Folder   11
Notice of tentative credits, 1941, December 1
Box   9
Folder   11
Clippings, reviews, promotional material, 1941-1942
Terror Aboard (1933, PAR)
Box   12
Folder   6
Cast list and script, “Dead Reckoning,” February, 1933
This Is the Army (1943, WA)
Box   9
Folder   12
Outline and notes, undated
Box   9
Folder   13
Revised outline, undated
Box   10
Folder   1
Revised final script, part I, 1943, February 11
Box   10
Folder   2
Reviews, clippings, 1943, July-August
Too Many Husbands (1940, COL)
Box   10
Folder   3
Rewritten scenes, annotated, undated
Box   10
Folder   4
Final script, 1939, December 2
Box   10
Folder   5
Clippings, preview quotations, undated
True Confessions (1937, PAR)
Box   10
Folder   6
Playscript, “Mon Crime!,” by Georges Berr and Louise Verneuil, undated
Box   10
Folder   7
Treatment, 1937, May 17
Box   10
Folder   8
Script, 1937, July 25
Box   10
Folder   9
Script, 1937, August 28
Box   10
Folder   10
Censor's revisions, 1937, September 3
Box   10
Folder   11
Revisions, 1937, September 24
Box   10
Folder   12
Synopsis from Movie Story Magazine, 1938, January
Valiant Is the Word for Carrie (1936, PAR)
Box   10
Folder   13
Synopsis, 1936, April 8
Box   10
Folder   14
Script, 1936, May 18
Box   11
Folder   1
Script, 1936, June 12
Box   11
Folder   2
Script with revisions, post 1936, June 12
The Way to Love (1933, PAR)
Box   11
Folder   3
Script, undated
Box   11
Folder   4
Certificate of authorship, 1933, July 12
Well-Groomed Bride (1946, PAR)
Box   11
Folder   5
Agreements, 1944-1945
Box   11
Folder   6
Reviews, advertising, 1946
A Woman's World (1954, AF)
Box   11
Folder   7
Agreement, 1953, April, October
Box   11
Folder   8
Treatment, 1953, May 26
Box   11
Folder   9
General comment from a conference on the treatment by Zanuck, 1953, July 25
You Belong to Me (1941, COL)
Box   11
Folder   10
First draft screenplay, “The Doctor Is A Lady,” 1940, November 26
Box   11
Folder   11
Script, first draft with revisions, undated
Box   11
Folder   12
Final script, “The Doctor's Husband,” 1941, February 14
Box   12
Folder   1
Revised final script, “The Doctor's Husband,” 1941, March 14
Box   12
Folder   2
Pages replaced by censorship, circa 1941
Box   12
Folder   3
Credits and synopsis, 1941, August 28
Box   12
Folder   4
Reviews, promotional advertising, 1941-1942
You Can't Run Away from It (1956, COL)
Box   12
Folder   5
Agreement, “It Happened One Night,” 1955, April 20
Series: Motion Pictures-Unproduced
All-Star
Box   12
Folder   7
Assignment of rights, 1934, June 2
Angel Face
Box   12
Folder   8
News release, clipping, 1946, December
The Bachelor's Baby
Box   12
Folder   9
Agreement, 1960, August, October
Box   12
Folder   10
Screenplay, 1960, October 3
The Big Brass Band
Box   12
Folder   11
Agreement, 1954, December 28
Box   12
Folder   12
Treatment, 1955, February 15
Box   12
Folder   13
Treatment, annotated, post 1955, February 15
Box   12
Folder   14
Character list
Box   12
Folder   15
Brochure announcing the first “All-American High School Band” and application form
Charm School
Box   12
Folder   16
Story outline, circa 1934, June 27
Fair Game
Box   12
Folder   17
Agreements, 1959, October, December
Glory Pass
Box   12
Folder   18
Agreement, 1957
The Gauntlet
Box   12
Folder   19
Clippings, 1945-1946
Hollywood Gold Rush
Box   12
Folder   20
Treatment, 1962, April 17
It Gives Me Great Pleasure
Box   13
Folder   1
Agreement, 1948
Janine Is French
Box   13
Folder   2
Agreement, 1960, February
Lie Down, Louisa
Box   13
Folder   3
Treatment, undated
A Machine for Chuparosa
Box   13
Folder   4
Agreement, 1958
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Box   13
Folder   5
Agreement, 1956, September 21
The Wonder of It All
Box   13
Folder   6
Script, 1946, October 3
Series: Theater
Madame Du Barry
Box   13
Folder   7
Story outline, “Beaux Arts Ball,” co-authored by Frank Butler, used as basis for musical by Buddy De Sylva, 1933, October 26
A Soft Touch (Coconut Grove, Florida, Coconut Grove Theatre)
Box   13
Folder   8
Playscript, “Feather Fingers,” by Max Edwards, 1953
Box   13
Folder   9
Outline, “Too Many Doctors,” post 1953
Box   13
Folder   10
Correspondence, 1956-1957
Box   13
Folder   11
Playscript, “Too Many Doctors,” co-authored by Max Edwards
Box   13
Folder   12
Playscript, “Too Many Doctors,” undated
Box   13
Folder   13
Playscript, “Too Many Doctors,” co-authored by Max Edwards
Agreements and contracts
Box   14
Folder   1
1957
Box   14
Folder   2
1958, 1960, 1966
The Stooge (Beverly Hills, Threshold Theatre, 1934)
Box   14
Folder   3
Playscript, co-authored by Joseph L. Mankiewicz, circa 1934
Box   14
Folder   4
Agreement, “The Diary of A Stooge,” 1948, July
Sweet Surrender (unproduced)
Box   14
Folder   5
Book outline, “Romantic Weather,” undated
Box   14
Folder   6
Script, “Romantic Weather,” undated
Box   14
Folder   7
Lyrics, “Romantic Weather”
Box   14
Folder   8
Treatment and lyrics with some revisions, “Romantic Weather.”
Box   14
Folder   9
Lyrics for “Our Commandante”
Box   14
Folder   10
Script, annotated, “Romantic Weather”
Box   14
Folder   11
Script, co-authored by William Crozier Walsh, “Romantic Weather”
Box   14
Folder   12
Contract, “Romantic Weather,” 1944, October 24
Box   14
Folder   13
Clippings, 1944, October 24
Series: Television
Alcoa Premiere (1961-1963, ABC Network)
“Mr. Easy,”
Box   14
Folder   14
Agreement, “Mr. Mumpis,” 1961, October 24
Box   14
Folder   15
Teleplay, 1961, November 22
Screen Director's Playhouse (1955-1956, NBC Network)
Box   14
Folder   16
Agreement, “It's a Most Unusual Day,” 1955-1956
Box   14
Folder   17
Script, “It's a Most Unusual Day,” 1956, January 19
U.S. Steel Hour (1955-1963, CBS Network)
Box   14
Folder   18
Agreement, “Man With High Heels,” April 19
Box   14
Folder   19
Script, “Man With High Heels,” undated
Young MacDonald (1958, CBS Network)
Box   14
Folder   20
Agreement, 1958, September-October
Zorro (1957-1959, ABC Network)
Box   14
Folder   21
Photostat of unidentified scene sketches, possibly from Zorro, undated