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Fred Roos collection of HAMMETT script material
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Description
The Fred Roos collection of HAMMETT script material spans the years 1975-1981 and encompasses 2.2 linear feet. The collection consists of more than 30 scripts accumulated by one of the film's producers, Fred Roos, that document various writers' adaptations of Joe Gores's novel from first draft to shooting script. Screenwriters include Joe Gores, Dennis O'Flaherty, Thomas Pope, and Ross Thomas. There are also memos from director Wim Wenders.
Background
Fred Roos is an American producer. Roos was one of the producers of HAMMETT (1982). HAMMETT, based on the book by Joe Gores, was German New Wave director Wim Wenders's first American film.
Extent
2.2 linear feet of papers.
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the Margaret Herrick Library. Researchers are responsible for obtaining all necessary rights, licenses, or permissions from the appropriate companies or individuals before quoting from or publishing materials obtained from the library.
Availability
Available by appointment only.