Milton Geiger wrote radio and television
scripts as well as motion picture plays, theater plays, and short stories, some of which
were performed or directed by Orson Welles, Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, Edward G.
Robinson, Lorne Greene, and Richard Dreyfuss. The collection documents Geiger's
writing career from 1938, particularly the creative development and research behind his
scripts. The collection also documents the business workings of the radio and television
industries through correspondence and legal documents between Mr. Geiger, the networks,
studios, and his agents.
Milton Geiger (December 29, 1907 -September 28, 1971) was born in New York City, but
grew up in Cleveland, Ohio where he received his first significant exposure to theater
at the Cleveland Play House. He married the author Dorothy Rubenstein (pen name Dorothy
English), and the couple moved to New York City so Geiger could pursue his writing
career. They later moved to Southern California to work in the entertainment
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