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Finding aid of the Rick Sandford Writings Coll2009.001
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Journals Series 1: 1951 1994

Physical Description: 58.0 folders.

Series Scope and Content

The 1951 journal entries are typescripts of correspondence to his mother. From 1958-1980 and 1989-1994, Sandford's journals are primarily typescripts of traditional journal entries along with originals or copies of most everything that he received or sent. The list documents include: California sample ballot booklets, clippings, copies of mailed and unmailed correspondence, lists of expenses, personal and publicity photographs, plot outlines from his film appearances, photocopies of postcards sent, promotional materials, photocopies of psychological surveys from the Los Angeles Men's Study (LAMS), photocopies of tax returns, and copies of his writings. Most of the documents are annotated with pertinent information.
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1951, 1958-1965 1951 1958-1965

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1966-1969 1966-1969

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1970 1970

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1971 1971

Box-folder 1 : 10-15

1972 1972

Box-folder 1 : 16-18

1973 1973

Box-folder 1 : 19

1974 1974

Box-folder 1 : 20-23

1975 1975

Box-folder 1 : 24-27

1976 1976

Box-folder 1 : 28

1977 1977

Box-folder 1 : 29-30

1978 1978

Box-folder 2 : 1-3

1979 1979

Box-folder 2 : 4-7

1980 1980

Box-folder 2 : 8

1985 Stenopad 1985

Box-folder 2 : 9-11

1989 1989

Box-folder 2 : 12-13

1990 1990

Box-folder 2 : 14-16

1991 1991

Box-folder 2 : 17-19

1992 1992

Box-folder 2 : 20-23

1993 1993

Box-folder 3 : 1

1993 1993

Box-folder 3 : 2-5

1994 1994

 

Writings Series 2: 1959-1994

Physical Description: 60.0 folders.

Series Scope and Content

The writing series is divided into four subseries: Comparative Literature, Novel and Short Stories, Plays and Screenplays, and Poetry. The works of each series are arranged alphabetically with the exception of multiple and untitled works which begin the Novel and Short Stories, Plays and Screenplays, and Poetry subseries. Re-titled works were brought together and arranged under what appears to the last title. The works are primarily by Sandford with a few collaborative stories and screenplays with Josh Becker or Stacey Foiles.
 

Comparative Literature Subseries 2.1: 1959-1993

Physical Description: 4.0 folders.

Subseries Scope and Content

Sandford made a goal of reading the original works adapted to become Oscar nominated motion pictures. For Lawrence of Arabia, the collection contains Sandford's typescript notes and the research materials he used to compare works concerning and by T. E. Lawrence to the motion picture adaptation. In the second comparative work, Sanford brings together verses from different books of the Bible and quotations of Isaac Asimov for his Bartholomew's Gospel. The folder also includes a list of comparative passages from the four Gospels, passages from other books of the Bible, and other miscellaneous quotations, along with Sandford's The First Part of the Last Supper (in the style of the 1611 King James version of the Bible).
Box-folder 3 : 6

Bartholomew's Gospel 1993

Box-folder 3 : 7-9

Lawrence of Arabia 1989

Box-folder 3 : 7

Notes on Adaptation 1989

Box-folder 3 : 8-9

Research materials 1959-1989

 

Novels and Short Stories Subseries 2.2: 1962-1994

Physical Description: 29.0 folders.

Subseries Scope and Content

The subseries contains only one novel, Boys Across the Street, which was published posthumously in 2000. The writings in this subseries are arranged alphabetically with two exceptions, folders of multiple short stories found together during processing and related stories. The related stories and research materials are grouped under Sandford's published title. Several typescripts and related research information are group under the heading of the published work, Forster and Rosenthal Reevaluated: An Investigation. The folder of the posthumously published short story, Manifest: White also contains the revised original work, Fucking White.
Box-folder 3 : 10-14

Multiple Short Stories 1962-1993

Physical Description: 5.0 folders.
Box-folder 3 : 10

Miscellaneous early writings 1962-1972

Box-folder 3 : 11

Short Stories 1963-1979

Box-folder 3 : 12

Isaac and Moshe, Sightings, Manifest: White, and Comparative Quotations 1990

Box-folder 3 : 13

Isaac and Moshe, Rocks and Coconuts, Yeshiva Boy, Moshe and Me circa 1993

Box-folder 3 : 14

The Place of Sunlight, Sergeant Halley 1967-1982

Box-folder 3 : 15-33 ; 4 : 1-6

Short Stories and Novel 1967-1994

Physical Description: 25.0 folders.
Box-folder 3 : 15

The Beautiful Football Player 1970

Box-folder 3 : 16-18

Boys Across the Street (novel) 1993

Box-folder 3 : 19

December 1994: Intimations of Morality 1994

Box-folder 3 : 20

Don Juan's Reckless Daughter and Other Writings undated

Box-folder 3 : 21

Emotion Through Fantasy 1971

Box-folder 3 : 22-31

Forster and Rosenthal Reevaluated: An Investigation 1979-1991

Physical Description: 10.0 folders.
Box-folder 3 : 22

Photocopy of published work 1991

Box-folder 3 : 23-25

Drafts 1990

Box-folder 3 : 26

Notes and corrections 1990

Box-folder 3 : 27

Mann and Thalberg Reevaluated: An Investigative Report undated

Box-folder 3 : 28-30

Drafts 1979-1988

Box-folder 3 : 31

Auschwitz: Personal Ethics undated

Box-folder 3 : 32

God's Stacy 1967

Box-folder 3 : 33

Isaac and Moshe circa 1993

Box-folder 4 : 1

Levi 1994

Box-folder 4 : 2

Manifest: White / Fucking White 1989

Box-folder 4 : 3

My Earthquake Story 1994

Box-folder 4 : 4

Rick and Thelma 1980

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Sweet Nothings 1968

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Twenty-Nine, Thirty ... (in journal form) 1980

 

Plays and Screenplays Subseries 2.3: 1968-1993

Physical Description: 25.0 folders.

Subseries Scope and Content

The writings of the Play and Screenplays subseries are arranged alphabetically by title, with the exceptions of folders of miscellaneous and untitled works. The re-titled screenplays Brothers and Sisters and Yesterday are filed under the revised title, Tahoe. Sandford and Foiles revised this screenplay several times changing the title and character names. The revised title, Yesterday appears to be very similar to last revised screenplay titled Tahoe. The subseries also contains North Platte, Nebraska tourist information that was found with the Teenagers Die Screaming screenplays.
Box-folder 4 : 29

Miscellaneous short plays and screenplays 1970-1976

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Untitled screenplay (erotic) Undated

Box-folder 4 : 7-8

Above the Line, screenplay by Josh Becker, story by Josh Becker and Rick Sandford 1988

Box-folder 4 : 9

Boo!, script Undated

Box-folder 4 : 10-13

Boys Across the Street, play drafts 1993

Box-folder 4 : 14

Growing Up in Tahoe, screenplay 1975

Box-folder 4 : 15

Orthodox and Otherwise, play 1993

Box-folder 4 : 16

Paulson, screenplay Undated

Box-folder 12 : 1

The Screenplay Undated

Box-folder 4 : 17-22, 28

Tahoe by Stacey Foiles and Rick Sanford 1968-1980s

Physical Description: 7.0 folders.
Box-folder 4 : 17

Screenplay Undated

Box-folder 4 : 18-19

Screenplay 1980s

Box-folder 4 : 20

Screenplay 1968

Box-folder 4 : 21-22

Brothers and Sisters Tahoe undated

Box-folder 4 : 28

Yesterday by Stacey Foiles and Rick Sandford undated

 

Teenagers Die Screaming circa 1989

Physical Description: 5.0 folders.
Box-folder 4 : 23

Screenplay by Rick Sandford and Stacey Foiles undated

Box-folder 4 : 25-27

Screenplay by Rick Sandford and Stacey Foiles undated

Box-folder 4 : 24

North Platte, Nebraska tourism information 1989

 

Poetry Subseries 2.4: 1967-circa 1981

Physical Description: 2.0 folders.

Subseries Scope and Content

The subseries consists of two early folders of Sandford's poetry including a handwritten anthology and a folder of miscellaneous unsorted poetry, 1967-1981.
Box-folder 4 : 31

Miscellaneous poetry 1970-1976

Box-folder 4 : 32

The Poetry of Rick Sandford Undated

 

Personal Series 3: 1967-1999

Physical Description: 47.0 folders.

Series Scope and Content

The Personal Series consists of two chronologically arranged subseries, Correspondence and Biographical Subseries. Sandford's correspondence files contain published letters to editors, reference materials and clippings, 1967-1995. The biographical files contain files related to his life and professional careers, including appointment/address books, photographs, friend's remembrances, along with promotional materials and scripts for television and erotic motion pictures in which he appeared.
 

Correspondence Subseries 3.1: 1967-1995

Physical Description: 24.0 folders.

Series Scope and Content

The Correspondence Subseries consists of letters, clippings and other documents organized by correspondent or subject. The folder, Sanford and Rabbi Chaim Chabad conflict, may be related to the Jewish laws, the California penal code folder which follows the conflict folder. The undated Alan Howard screenplay, September Song folder was placed according to the first year his Howard's name appeared in Sandford's address books, 1985.
Box-folder 4 : 33

Stephanie Wood and miscellaneous 1967-1968 , 1972 , 1993

Box-folder 12 : 5

Tony Richardson clippings, correspondence, and photograph 1967-1994

Box-folder 11 : 4

Alan Howard, September Song screenplay Undated

Box-folder 4 : 34

Phil Trevor, correspondence 1971-1975 , 1993

Box-folder 12 : 2

Dan Redding, correspondence 1972 , 1985

Box-folder 4 : 35

Our Town, flyer and correspondence 1975

Box-folder 12 : 6

William Tepper, correspondence 1976-1978

Box-folder 4 : 36

Mark Valen, correspondence 1977-1985

Box-folder 12 : 7

Mark Valen poster, monthly cinema calendar 1985

Box-folder 4 : 37

Miscellaneous clippings, correspondence, and book receipts 1978-1992

Box-folder 12 : 8

Clippings, poster, miscellaneous 1980-1995

Box-folder 11 : 3

James Prideaux, appointment book 1981

Box-folder 4 : 38

Skinflicks and Advocate Classified clippings 1983 , 1994

Box-folder 4 : 39

Clippings, writings, medical records 1989

Box-folder 4 : 40

Charles Winecoff, correspondence 1989-1992

Box-folder 12 : 9

Letter to Editors and President Clinton 1991-1995

Box-folder 5 : 1

Sandford responds to essay "Rights" or Ills 1993

Box-folder 5 : 2

David Bergman, correspondence 1993

Box-folder 5 : 3

Peter Casherali, A Bouquet from a Field of Reading : A Reading List of 66 Books Read in 1992 with Awards for Excellence 1993

Box-folder 12 : 3

Distribution of wealth, Jews as Victims, and drug decriminalization; clippings 1993

Box-folder 5 : 4

Sanford and Rabbi Chaim Chabad conflict, notes and correspondence 1994

Box-folder 5 : 5

Jewish law, the California penal code; book sections and clippings 1981-1993

Box-folder 12 : 4

Miscellaneous 1994-1995

Box-folder 5 : 6

Thelma R. Wallack, correspondence 1995

 

Biographical Subseries 3.2: 1975-1999

Physical Description: 23.0 folders.

Subseries Scope and Content

The Biographical Subseries includes documents such as a resume, photographs, obituary, and remembrances from a friend. Additional materials include posters, flyers, and advertising for an erotic film, Kip Noll and The Westside Boys in which Sandford performed. He attempted to create a book of days for his life and other significant historical events, however most of the pages are blank. The bulk of the subseries contains Sandford's pocket appointment/address books, which list his daily activities. The three remaining folder contain scripts of television episodes and erotic films, in which Sandford appeared.
Box-folder 5 : 7

Resume, photographs, obituary, remembrances circa 1976 1995-1999

Box-folder 12 : 10

Kip Noll and The Westside Boys promotional materials 1980

Box-folder 5 : 8-10

Book of days circa 1985

Box-folder 5 : 11-25

Appointment/address books 1975-1994

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Scripts 1976-1989

Physical Description: 3.0 folders.
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Police Woman, " Task Force: Cop Killer" episode television script 1976

Box-folder 5 : 27

Pacific Coast Highway and The Class of '84 (part 2) screenplays 1981

Box-folder 5 : 28

The Hogan Family, " Private Lives" episode television script 1989

 

Cultural Compendia Series 4: 1963-1995

Physical Description: 113.0 folders.

Series Scope and Content

The series includes the source materials and copies of Sandford's annual Cultural Compendia, lists of books read, cultural events attended, and his selection of the best of the year. The sources materials consist of his manuscript and typescript lists of books, theater, and motion pictures. The source materials are divided into five subseries Cultural Compendia, Literary, Theater, Motion Pictures, and Reference Materials. The Motion Picture subseries includes spiral bound notebooks primarily consisting of motion picture lists, however a few notebooks contain book and theater lists. The last subseries contains reference materials from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and motion picture studios.
 

Cultural Compendia Subseries 4.1: 1981-1995

Physical Description: 20.0 folders.

Subseries Scope and Content

Sandford summarized the lists of book he read and cultural events he attended in an annual Cultural Compendium. Each compendium also included his selection of the best books, theater performances, and motion pictures of the year. The subseries includes a photocopy, typescript, and draft of the 1983 Cultural Compendium. Sandford used as a frontispiece a different publicity still from Baby It's You in each of three photocopies of his 1983 compendium. All the publicity stills were retained while the multiple photocopies of the 1983 compendium were removed from the collection.
Box-folder 5 : 29

A Cultural Compendium 1980 1981

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A Cultural Compendium 1981 1982

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A Cultural Compendium 1982 circa 1983

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A Cultural Compendium 1983 1984

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A Cultural Compendium 1984 circa 1985

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A Cultural Compendium 1985 1986

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A Cultural Compendium 1986 circa 1987

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A Cultural Compendium 1987 circa 1988

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A Cultural Compendium 1988 circa 1989

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A Cultural Compendium 1989 circa 1990

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A Cultural Compendium 1990 or The Emasculation of Acceptance 1991

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A Cultural Compendium 1991 or Tentative Working Assumptions circa 1992

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A Cultural Compendium 1992 1994

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A Cultural Compendium 1993 or What a Man Values ... 1994

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A Cultural Compendium 1994 or Rough Mosaic 1995

 

Literature Lists Subseries 4.2: 1989-1994

Physical Description: 9.0 folders.

Subseries Scope and Content

The subseries consists of typescripts of Sandford's A Literary Checklist, a compilation of various recommended reading lists, lists of various award-winning books, and book excerpts. The series also includes Sandford's handwritten list of books read, organized by the book's publication or copyright date.
Box-folder 6 : 17-20

A Literary Checklist 1989-1994

Box-folder 6 : 21-23

Book lists by book awards, 1973-1992 1992

Box-folder 6 : 24 ; 7 : 1

Book lists by publication/copyright date, 1973-1994 circa 1994

 

Theater Lists Subseries 4.3: 1977/1995

Physical Description: 4.0 folders.

Subseries Scope and Content

The bulk of the subseries consists of chronological lists of the Antoinette Perry Awards for Excellence in Theatre (Tony Awards) nominations through 1995. The subseries also contains unorganized manuscripts and typescript lists of theater performances attended by Sandford, most likely transcribed in the 1970s.
Box-folder 7 : 2-4

Antoinette Perry Awards for Excellence in Theatre (Tony Awards), 1947-1995 1977-1995

Box-folder 7 : 5

Theater performances by year, 1968-1979 circa 1979

 

Motion Picture Lists Subseries 4.4: 1963-1995

Physical Description: 61.0 folders.

Series Scope and Content

The subseries includes typescript lists of Sandford's annual choices of the best and worst motion pictures compiled from his handwritten lists. Sandford recorded chronological lists of motion pictures by date or year watched or year nominated for an award. He assembled these lists from spiral bound notebooks that recorded all the cultural events he attended in a calendar year. Sandford also transcribed lists of nominated and award winning films from various organizations such as the press, film festivals, and foreign academies.
Box-folder 7 : 6-7

Sandford's motion picture awards, 1963-1993 1993

Box-folder 7 : 8-11

Sandford's motion pictures watched, 1963-1988 1988

Box-folder 7 : 12-14

An Adjunct to the Academy Awards 1979

Box-folder 7 : 15

Sandford's motion picture reviews, 1972-1978 1972-1978

Box-folder 7 : 16-18

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Awards (Oscar) eligible, nominations, and winners, 1927-1994 1994

Box-folder 7 : 19-20

Foreign academies awards nominations and winners, 1931-1985 1985

Box-folder 7 : 21-24

Other motion picture awards, 1920-1993 1993

Box-folder 8 : 1-7

Chronological lists of motion pictures, 1895-1994 1994

Box-folder 10 : 4-5

Chronological lists of Academy Award nominations and winners, 1928-1994 1993

Box-folder 8 : 8-11

Chronological lists of motion pictures watched, 1973-1995 1995

Box-folder 8 : 12-24

Spiral bound notebooks annual lists 1963-1979

Box-folder 9 : 1-13

Spiral bound notebooks annual lists 1980

Box-folder 10 : 1-3

Spiral bound notebooks annual lists 1993-1995

 

Reference Materials Subseries 4.5: 1922-1994

Physical Description: 19.0 folders.

Subseries Scope and Content

The subseries includes reference materials from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences such as lists of nominations and award winners, nominations press releases, and reminder lists of eligible motion pictures. The Studio reference materials include a few studio biographies and production notes for films released in 1981, along with a list of MGM films released between 1962-1981.
Box-folder 10 : 6-20

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) Reference Materials 1965-1994

Physical Description: 15.0 folders.
Box-folder 10 : 6-7

Academy Award nominations and winners, 1927-1982 1982

Box-folder 10 : 8-10

Nominations press releases 1993

Box-folder 10 : 11-14

Reminder List of Eligible Releases booklets 1965-1994

Box-folder 10 : 15-20

Reminder List of Eligible Releases photocopies 1922-1990

Box-folder 11 : 1-2

Studio reference materials 1981 , 1991

Physical Description: 2.0 folders.
Box-folder 11 : 1

Studio motion picture biographies and production notes 1991

Box-folder 11 : 2

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Film Company Feature Film Titles, 1962-Present 1981