George S. Kaufman Papers, 1912-1958

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Title: George S. Kaufman Papers
Inclusive Dates: 1912-1958

  • Kaufman, George S. (George Simon), 1889-1961
Call Number: U.S. Mss 12AN; Micro 1198

Quantity: 0.8 c.f. (2 archives boxes) and 4 reels of microfilm (35mm)

Wisconsin Historical Society Archives / Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research
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Papers of a Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and director, consisting primarily of correspondence, scripts, and microfilmed biographical scrapbooks. The correspondence contains originals or copies of letters from Fred Allen, Winthrop Ames, George Arliss, Eleanor Belmont, Walter Damrosch, Joseph E. Davies, Robert H. Davis, Theodore Dreiser, James A. Farley, Arthur Hopkins, Otto Kahn, Groucho and Harpo Marx, Adolph Menjou, William Saroyan, Alfred E. Smith, Henry L. Stimson, John Steinbeck, Booth Tarkington, Oswald Garrison Villard, William Allen White, Alexander Woollcott, and others. There are scripts (some annotated) for seventeen produced and unproduced plays and motion pictures including The Butter and Egg Man (1925), The Late George Apley (1944), The Man Who Came to Dinner (1939) and several other works on which Kaufman collaborated with Marc Connelly, Ruth Goodman Goetz, Laueen MacGrath, Morrie Ryskind, Howard Teichmann and others. The remainder of the collection consists of notes pertaining to Of Thee I Sing (1931); scrapbooks (available only on microfilm) concerning Dulcy (1921), The Man Who Came to Dinner, and The Senator Was Indiscreet (1947); and other miscellany. The entire collection is also available on microfilm.

Language: English

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