Loring Mandel Papers, 1942-1977

Summary Information

Title: Loring Mandel Papers
Inclusive Dates: 1942-1977

  • Mandel, Loring, 1928-
Call Number: U.S. Mss 164AN

Quantity: 21.3 cubic feet (54 archives boxes)

Wisconsin Historical Society Archives / Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research
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Archival Locations:
Wisconsin Historical Society (Map)

Papers of Loring Mandel, a writer for television, theater, and motion pictures. The majority of the collection focuses on his professional career and consists of script materials such as outlines, treatments, and variant scripts; correspondence; research materials; notes; production materials; clippings; and miscellany. Miscellaneous writings, musical composition, and some personal correspondence with family and friends complete the collection. Among television programs represented are anthologies such as Armstrong Circle Theater (“Kidnap Story: Hold for Ransom”), CBS Playhouse (“Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night”), Kaiser Aluminum Hour (“Arm Game”), Lux Video Theatre (“A House of His Own”), Playhouse 90 (“Project Immortality”), and Studio One (“Shakedown Cruise”); specials such as The Coming Asunder of Jimmy Bright and Sandburg's Lincoln; and the soap opera series Love of Life. Materials are also contained on the plays Advise and Consent and Project Immortality and the motion pictures The Children's Hour and Countdown. Notable correspondents include Ralph Bellamy, Burton Benjamin, Gilbert Cates, Hume Cronyn, Melvyn Douglas, Allen Drury, Hugh Hefner, John Houseman, Bob Newhart, John Scali, Jack Warner, and Morris L. West. Also of interest in a small file of research material for the film The Lemon Eaters which contains Mandel's notes and impressions of group encounter sessions which he attended.


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Language: English

URL to cite for this finding aid: http://digital.library.wisc.edu/1711.dl/wiarchives.uw-whs-us0164an
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