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Finding Aid for the Leonard Gershe Papers, 1944 - 2000
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40 Carats

Box 7

40 Carats A screenplay by Leonard Gershe - revised motion picture shooting script - set photographs 1972 Aug 22

Box 7

40 Carats publicity reviews - clippings 1972

 

According to Jan

Box 7

According To Jan A teleplay by Leonard Gershe - The Janet Leigh Show teleplay script no date

Box 7

According To Jan by Leonard Gershe - The Janet Leigh Show first draft teleplay script 1967

 

Boys On Top (The)

Box 8

Boys On Top (The) by Leonard Gershe - synopsis no date

 

Broadway Babies

Box 8

Broadway Babies - contracts 1978

Box 8

Broadway Babies A musical comedy, book by Leonard Gershe - synopsis and first draft script (musical) 1978

Box 8

Broadway Babies by Leonard Gershe - script (musical) no date

 

Butterflies Are Free

Box 1

[Butterflies Are Free] - play script no date

Box 5

Butterflies Are Free - photos by Max Eisen 234 West 44th Street NY, NY 10036 no date

Box 6

Butterflies Are Free "Le Fafalle Sono Libre" Italian - script no date

Box 5

Butterflies Are Free (1 of 2) - letters and personal ephemera 1969-1985

Box 5

Butterflies Are Free (2 of 2) - letters and personal ephemera 1969-1985

Box 5

Butterflies Are Free a Frankovich production - original screenplay and shooting script 1971

Box 1

Butterflies Are Free A play by Leonard Gershe - annotated play script no date

Box 1

Butterflies Are Free An original screenplay by Leonard Gershe - shooting script 1971 Aug 16

Note

Bound with production information and stills.
Box 1

Butterflies Are Free Australia - production rights, correspondence, and royalty information 1970-1971

Box 1

Butterflies Are Free Austria - production rights agreement 1989

Box 1

Butterflies Are Free Austria English Speaking Theatre of Vienna - reviews and ephemera 1990

Box 6

Butterflies Are Free bus and truck - clippings 1971-1972

Box 1

Butterflies Are Free Canada - production rights and correspondence 1971, 1979-1980

Box 1

Butterflies Are Free China - production rights agreement 2000

Box 6

Butterflies Are Free correspondence pre-Broadway 1968-1969

Box 1

Butterflies Are Free Czechoslovakia - production rights, correspondence, and financial statements 1973-1990

Box 1

Butterflies Are Free Dutch - production rights, correspondence, financial statements, and agreement 1970-1980, 2000

Box 1

Butterflies Are Free England (1 of 2) - ephemera and clippings - clippings 1970, 1982

Box 1

Butterflies Are Free England (2 of 2) - ephemera and clippings - ephemera 1970, 1982

Box 5

Butterflies Are Free Eric Douglas Dinner Playhouse, Inc. Kansas City, MO - correspondence, clippings, and ephemera 1986

Box 6

Butterflies Are Free film letters - clippings and correspondence 1972

Box 6

Butterflies Are Free film reviews and articles (1 of 2) - clippings, ephemera, and correspondence 1972

Box 6

Butterflies Are Free film reviews and articles (2 of 2) - clippings, ephemera, and correspondence - clippings and ephemera 1972

Box 6

Butterflies Are Free film stills 1972

Box 1

Butterflies Are Free France - production rights, correspondence, and ephemera 1970-1989

Note

Oversized material moved to Box 15.
Box 15

Butterflies Are Free France - production rights, correspondence, and ephemera - poster removed from Box 1 1970, 1972

Note

Oversized material pulled from Box 1.
Box 2

Butterflies Are Free France, Belgium - clippings and ephemera 1970, 1972

Box 2

Butterflies Are Free Germany - clippings and correspondence 1971

Box 2

Butterflies Are Free Germany - production rights, correspondence, and financial statements 1969-1997

Box 6

Butterflies Are Free Gloria Swanson NY reviews - clippings and ephemera 1971

Box 2

Butterflies Are Free Greece - production rights, correspondence, and contract 1970-1994

Box 2

Butterflies Are Free Greece, Turkey, So. Africa, Israel, Australia - photos, clippings, and ephemera 1970-1971

Box 2

Butterflies Are Free Holland - scripts, clippings, ephemera, and photos 1970

Box 2

Butterflies Are Free Hungary - production rights, correspondence, and financial statements 1971-1999

Box 2

Butterflies Are Free India - production rights 1971

Box 2

Butterflies Are Free Ireland - production rights 1972

Box 2

Butterflies Are Free Israel - production rights, correspondence, financial statements, and agreement 1971-2000

Box 3

Butterflies Are Free Italy - clippings and ephemera 1971

Note

Oversized material moved to Box 15.
Box 15

Butterflies Are Free Italy - clippings and ephemera - poster removed from Box 3 1971

Note

Oversized material pulled from Box 3.
Box 2

Butterflies Are Free Italy - production rights and correspondence 1970-1973, 1995, 1997

Box 3

Butterflies Are Free Japan - production rights and agreement 1980, 1990

Box 4

Butterflies Are Free Konzertkirektion Landgraf Neustadt-Schwarzwald - correspondence and clippings 1973-1975

Note

German scrapbook.
Box 1

Butterflies Are Free language translations - performing rights documents 1983, 1985, 1997

Box 5

Butterflies Are Free McGraw-Hill or S. French - correspondence and reprint permissions 1980

Box 3

Butterflies Are Free Mexico - production rights and agreement 1970-1983

Box 5

Butterflies Are Free Miami Beau Bridges, Ann Southern, Pamela Kingsley - clippings 1971

Box 5

Butterflies Are Free misc. production correspondence 1970-1980

Box 6

Butterflies Are Free motion pictures - correspondence and royalty statements 1969-1982

Box 6

Butterflies Are Free National Company (1 of 3) - ephemera and clippings - ephemera 1970-1971

Box 6

Butterflies Are Free National Company (2 of 3) - ephemera and clippings - clippings 1970-1971

Box 6

Butterflies Are Free National Company (3 of 3) - ephemera and clippings - clippings 1970-1971

Box 3

Butterflies Are Free Poland - clippings and ephemera 1972-1976

Box 3

Butterflies Are Free Poland (1 of 2) - production rights, correspondence, and financial statements 1971-1977

Box 3

Butterflies Are Free Poland (2 of 2) - production rights, correspondence, and financial statements 1978-1987

Box 3

Butterflies Are Free Portugal - production rights 1971

Box 3

Butterflies Are Free Puerto Rico - production rights 1971

Box 4

Butterflies Are Free quote from Iran-Contra hearings - clippings 1987

Box 5

Butterflies Are Free Random House - correspondence and royalty statements 1970-1975

Box 4

Butterflies Are Free reviews - photocopies and ephemera 1969-1970

Box 4

Butterflies Are Free reviews and clippings 1969-1970

Box 5

Butterflies Are Free Samuel French (stock and amateur) - correspondence, agreement, and reprint permissions 1969-1979, 1994-1995

Box 3

Butterflies Are Free Scandinavia - production rights, correspondence, financial statements, and agreement 1970-1974, 1991

Box 3

Butterflies Are Free So. Africa - production rights, correspondence, and financial statements 1971, 1985

Box 3

Butterflies Are Free So. America - production rights, correspondence, financial statements, and agreement 1971-1980, 1994

Box 3

Butterflies Are Free So. America, Mexico (1 of 2) - script, correspondence, photos, clippings, and ephemera - script, correspondence, photos, and ephemera 1971

Box 4

Butterflies Are Free So. America, Mexico (2 of 2) - script, correspondence, photos, clippings, and ephemera - clippings and ephemera 1971

Box 4

Butterflies Are Free Spain - correspondence, clippings, ephemera, and photos 1971

Note

Oversized material moved to Box 15.
Box 15

Butterflies Are Free Spain - correspondence, clippings, ephemera, and photos - poster removed from Box 4 1970

Note

Oversized material pulled from Box 4.
Box 4

Butterflies Are Free Spain - production rights, correspondence, financial statements, and agreement 1970-1975, 1994

Box 5

Butterflies Are Free stock - clippings and ephemera 1971-1972, 1976

Box 5

Butterflies Are Free summer stock reviews - clippings, correspondence, and ephemera 1969

Box 4

Butterflies Are Free Sweden, Denmark, Norway - correspondence, clippings, ephemera, and photos 1971

Note

Oversized material moved to Box 15.
Box 15

Butterflies Are Free Sweden, Denmark, Norway - correspondence, clippings, ephemera, and photos - posters removed from Box 4 1971

Note

Oversized material pulled from Box 4.
Box 4

Butterflies Are Free Turkey - production rights, correspondence, and agreement 1970, 1988

Box 5

Butterflies Are Free TV - production rights, correspondence, and agreement 1977-1979

Box 4

Butterflies Are Free West Indies - production rights 1972

Box 4

Butterflies Are Free Yugoslavia - production rights 1971, 1973

Box 13

Gershe Butterflies Are Free - cast photo album from New York (Broadway) production 1970 June 10

 

Climb Upon My Knee

Box 8

Climb Upon My Knee A comedy by Leonard Gershe - script and correspondence 1966

Box 8

Climb Upon My Knee by Leonard Gershe - script (play) no date

Box 8

Climb Upon My Knee by Leonard Gershe - script (play) no date

 

Delicate Outrage (A )

Box 8

Delicate Outrage (A) by Leonard Gershe, Outline for It Takes A Thief - synopsis and motion picture script no date

 

Destry Rides Again

Box 7

Destry "Fair Warning" lyrics no date

Box 9

Destry England, British Production - correspondence, clippings, and ephemera 1981-1982

Note

Oversized material moved to Box 15.
Box 15

Destry England, British Production - poster removed from Box 9 1981-1982

Note

Oversized material pulled from Box 9.
Box 9

Destry Rides Again by Leonard Gershe - script (musical), ephemera, and set photographs ca. 1959

 

Eulogies, Speeches, and Toasts Written or Collected by L. Gershe

Box 14

Eulogies, Speeches, and Toasts (1 of 3) - scripts, ephemera, and clippings 1944-1996

Box 14

Eulogies, Speeches, and Toasts (2 of 3) - scripts, ephemera, and clippings - ephemera 1944-1996

Box 14

Eulogies, Speeches, and Toasts (3 of 3) - scripts, ephemera, and clippings - Kennedy clippings and ephemera 1944-1996

Box 14

Remembering Connie Salinger cassette tape no date

 

Fame and Fortune

Box 9

Fame and Fortune (The Enchanted Cottage) A screenplay by Leonard Gershe - first draft script 1977

Box 9

Fame and Fortune (The Enchanted Cottage) by Leonard Gershe - second draft screenplay 1977 Dec 2

Note

Two script copies.
 

Friend of the Family

Box 9

Friend of the Family by Leonard Gershe - script (play) no date

 

Funny Face

Box 9

Funny Face by Leonard Gershe - revised final white motion picture script with set photographs - new print clipping 1956 Mar 21, 1990

Box 7

Music and lyrics 1956

 

Hand in Hand

Box 10

Hand in Hand - synopsis no date

 

Horse Opera

Box 15

Horse Opera A musical satire by Enoch Sheraton (book) and Leonard Gershe (music and lyrics) - music for Horse Opera - music and lyrics pulled from Box 10 no date

Note

Oversized material pulled from Box 10.
Box 10

Horse Opera A musical satire by Enoch Sheraton (book) and Leonard Gershe (music and lyrics) - script 1947

Note

Oversized material moved to Box 15.
Box 7

Horse Opera lyrics no date

 

I Married A Star

Box 10

I Married A Star - Outline of a half hour comedy by Leonard Gershe no date

 

Jacobowsky and the Colonel

Box 10

Jacobowsky and the Colonel A musical by Leonard Gershe (book) and Stan Daniels (music and lyrics) - first draft script 1976 Aug

 

Lawsuit Gershe v. Haver, et al. (A Star Is Born - Born In A Trunk)

Box 14

[Gershe v. Haver, et al. suit] - request for documents and interrogatories 1989

Box 14

Born in a Trunk libel suit - correspondence and clippings 1985, 1996-1991

Box 14

Deposition - Gershe v. Haver, Luft, and Knopf, Inc. 1990

Box 14

Knopf's requests - correspondence and legal documentation 1989

Box 14

Libel settlement, apology statement, Luft dismissal letter - correspondence and legal documentation 1991

Box 14

M.S. Luft - correspondence and legal documentation 1954, 1985

Box 14

Stein and Kahan contract - correspondence and financial statement 1989, 1991

 

Man in the Santa Claus Suit (The)

Box 10

The Man in the Santa Claus Suit A teleplay by George Kirgo, Story by Leonard Gershe - first script after final draft - correspondence 1979 Oct 11

Box 10

The Man in the Santa Claus Suit An outline by Leonard Gershe - annotated and revised script pages 1979 May 23, 1979 Sept 11

 

Mato Grosso

Box 10

Mato Grosso by Leonard Gershe - outline for a mystery-adventure series for TV, including synopsis for a feature film no date

 

Misc. Correspondence

Box 13

American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) Correspondence 1984, 1989

Box 7

Gloria Vanderbilt - handwritten note no date

Box 13

Letter and photo from Peter Turrini - personal ephemera no date

 

Miss Pell Is Missing

Box 10

Miss Pell Is Missing by Leonard Gershe - corrected script (play) - set photographs and ephemera ca. 1962

 

Music Written or Collected by L. Gershe

Box 7

Addinsell Music 1954-1959

Box 7

Alive and Kicking lyrics by Leonard Gershe and music by Irma Jurist 1947

Box 7

Lyrics by Hugh Martin and Ralph Blanc no date

Box 14

Marti Stevens - musical numbers list for The American Musical Comedy Script ca. 1980s

Box 7

Music by Addinsell 1948, 1950

Box 14

Songs of Irving Berlin - songbook and tribute ephemera 1990

Box 7

Star Is Born (A) - music and lyrics 1954

Box 7

Various lyrics and music sheets no date

Box 7

Wedding Day (Ogden Nash and Vernon Duke) no date

 

No Strings

Box 10

No Strings (1 of 2) - by Leonard Gershe - A screenplay from the musical play by Richard Rodgers (music and lyrics) and Samuel Taylor (book) no date, 1966

Box 11

No Strings (2 of 2) - by Leonard Gershe - A synopsis, reviews, and correspondence no date, 1966

 

Nutcracker (The)

Box 11

Nutcracker (The ) - synopsis and correspondence 1966

Box 11

Nutcracker (The) (1 of 2) - by Leonard Gershe - first draft screenplay no date, 1967

Box 11

Nutcracker (The) (2 of 2) - by Leonard Gershe - screenplay drafts and correspondence no date, 1967

 

Photographs

Box 13

Photo album - "Lennys" no date

Box 13

Unidentified photographs no date

 

Rear Window

Box 11

Rear Window - contract and correspondence 1982

Box 11

Rear Window A play by Leonard Gershe from a story by Cornell Woolrich - second draft script (play) no date

Box 11

The All New.. Rear Window A screenplay by Leonard Gershe from the story Rear Window by Cornell Woolrich no date

 

Second Time Around

Box 11

Second Time Around written by Leonard Gershe - screenplay 1974 Dec 10

 

Silk Stockings

Box 11

Silk Stockings by Leonard Gershe - changes to motion picture script - set photographs ca. 1956-1957

 

Snacks

Box 12

Snacks A play by Leonard Gershe - play script 1980 June

Box 12

Snacks - Brisson contract 1982

Box 12

Snacks - Brisson correspondence and clippings 1982

Box 12

Snacks - clippings, correspondence, photos, and ephemera 1984, 1987

Box 12

Snacks - Jim McKenzie (Connecticut Theatre Foundation) contract 1984

 

Stone of Chastity (The)

Box 12

The Stone of Chastity - synopsis no date

 

Swing Low, Sweet Harriet

Box 12

Swing Low, Sweet Harriet (1 of 2) - script - revised first draft script 1967-1968

Box 12

Swing Low, Sweet Harriet (2 of 2) - script - script outline, ephemera, revised first draft script 1967-1968

 

That's Entertainment, Too

Box 12

That's Entertainment, Too - songwriters sequence 1975 June

 

That's Willie for You

Box 12

That's Willie for You A screen treatment by Leonard Gershe - synopsis no date

 

TJB on Tour (The)

Box 13

The TJB on Tour by Leonard Gershe - treatment first draft synopsis no date

 

Tuppence Coloured (Europe Trip)

Box 8

Europe (1 of 3) - ephemera, correspondence, and clippings - correspondence and Tuppence Coloured ephemera and clippings 1947

Box 8

Europe (2 of 3) - ephemera, correspondence, and clippings - telegrams and travel ephemera 1947

Box 8

Europe (3 of 3) - ephemera, correspondence, and clippings - clippings 1947

 

Valentine Hatchett

Box 13

Valentine Hatchett A comedy by Leonard Gershe - play script no date

 

Who Is Sylvia

Box 13

Who Is Sylvia A screenplay by Leonard Gershe - second draft script 1959 Feb 3

Box 7

Who Is Sylvia music and lyrics no date

 

Wilds of Pasadena (The)

Box 13

Wilds of Pasadena (The) created by Norman Abbott, written by Leonard Gershe - TV script and correspondence 1969