Donald S. Sanford Papers, 1937, 1949-1978

Summary Information

Title: Donald S. Sanford Papers
Inclusive Dates: 1937, 1949-1978

  • Sanford, Donald S., 1918-
Call Number: U.S. Mss 179AN

Quantity: 20.4 c.f. (51 archives boxes)

Wisconsin Historical Society Archives / Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research
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Archival Locations:
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Papers of Donald Sanford, a motion picture and television writer. Television files, which are most extensive, consist of correspondence, clippings, synopses, and scripts, many bearing informative annotations. Best represented of Sanford's many television credits are the series Bonanza (NBC), Days of Our Lives (NBC), Ellery Queen (DuMont), The Felony Squad (ABC), Gunsmoke (CBS), Laramie (NBC), The Loretta Young Show (NBC), M Squad (NBC), Martin Kane, Private Eye (DuMont), Passport to Danger (CBS), Perry Mason (CBS), The Plainclothesman (DuMont), Telephone Time (CBS), and Thriller (NBC). Motion picture files contain extensive revisions of seven screenplays including Casino Royale (Columbia, 1967, with Ben Hecht), The Ravagers (Columbia, 1979), and Midway (Universal, 1976). Also relating to the last named film are several drafts of the novel which Sanford adapted from his screenplay. The remainder of the collection consists of a few radio scripts, subject files containing correspondence and clippings, and miscellaneous business and legal papers.

Language: English

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