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Theater Series 1: 1975-2007

Physical Description: 29 folders, 39 VHS videocasettes, 1 DVD, 1 oversize box.

Series Scope and Content

The Theater Series consists of subseries reflecting Kearns' activites as a Playwright, Director, Actor, and Producer. The performances are arranged alphabetically by title and are documented by programs, flyers, interviews and performances on videotape along with a few publicity still photographs and scripts of his theatrical works.
 

Playwright Subseries 1.1: 1975-2007

Physical Description: 13 folders, 10 VHS videocasettes, 1 compact disc, 1 compact audiocassette tape.

Subseries Scope and Content

The Playwright subseries consists of programs, clippings, flyers, VHS videocassettes of interviews and some performances, along with a few scripts of Kearns' plays and monologues.
Box 1, Folder 1

A to Z 2001

Scope and Contents note

Flyer.
Box 1, Folder 1

Alive and Kicking 2003

Scope and Contents note

Clippings, flyers, programs, text of short speech.
Box 1, Folder 1

Attachments 1996

Scope and Contents note

Clippings, postcards.
Box 1, Folder 2

Barriers 2003

Scope and Contents note

Newsletter, program.
 

Blessings 2004

Box 1, Folder 2

Clippings, correspondence, press releases, programs 2004

Box 10, Folder 1

Title song on compact disc 2004

Box 1, Folder 2

Come Back 2002-2007

Scope and Contents note

Program, flyers.
Box 1, Folder 2

Complications 2002

Scope and Contents note

Based on La Ronde by Schnitzler. Flyers, programs
 

Homeless: A Street Opera 1992

Box 1, Folder 3

Program 1992

Box 10, Folder 2

Compact audiocassette tape 1992

 

Intimacies 1996-2001

Box 1, Folder 3

Card, clippings, flyers, program 1996-2001

Box 5, Folder 1

Theater review on an award plaque 1996

Box 9, Item 13

Interview by Karen Ocamb, Out & About circa 1994

Box 9, Item 16

Performance; St. Louis, Missouri 1992

Box 9, Item 20

Interview; KTVI, St. Louis, Missouri 1992

Box 9, Item 28

Interview; American Cable, St. Louis, Missouri 1992

Box 9, Item 17

Performance circa 1994

Box 1, Folder 3

Intimacies and Complications: A Retrospective of AIDS Monologues 2003

Scope and Contents note

Flyers, postcards.
Box 1, Folder 3

An Intimate Evening with Michael Kearns 1995-1998

Scope and Contents note

Flyers, programs.
Box 1, Folder 3

Kiss & Tell 1987

Scope and Contents note

Clippings.
 

Life Expectancies 2005

Box 1, Folder 3

Programs 2005

Box 4, Folder 1

Sign-in book 2005

 

Make Love Not War 2005

Box 1, Folder 4

Programs, reviews, postcards 2005

Box 7, Folder 1

Poster 2005

Box 11, Folder 2

Publicity still photographs 2005

Box 9, Item 21

Performance 2005

 

More Intimacies 1990-1992

Box 1, Folder 4

Clipping 1990

Box 9, Item 23

Performance; Belvoir Street Theatre, Sydney, Australia 1992

 

My Name is Winona and I'm a Shoplifter 2002

Box 1, Folder 4

Clippings, flyers, press release 2002

Box 11, Folder 2

Publicity still photographs 2002

Box 1, Folder 4

Myron: A Fairy Tale in Black and White 1993

Scope and Contents note

Clippings.
 

Nine Lives 2004

Box 1, Folder 5

Clippings, postcard 2004

Box 7, Folder 1

Poster 2004

Box 1, Folder 5

One Man, One Night, Too Much! 1999

Scope and Contents note

Clippings, flyers.
Box 1, Folder 5

Out & Out 1997

Scope and Contents note

Clippings.
Box 1, Folder 5

Robert's Memorial 2004

Scope and Contents note

Clippings, correspondence, flyer.
 

Rock 1992-1993

Box 1, Folder 5

Clippings, flyers, programs 1993

Box 9, Item 26

Performance and interview 1992

Box 9, Item 27

Performance circa 1992

Box 1, Folder 6

T-Cells and Sympathy: Monologues in the Age of AIDS performance 1995-2001

Scope and Contents note

Clippings, press release, program.
Box 1, Folder 6

Tell-Tale Kisses 1998

Scope and Contents note

Clippings, flyers, postcards, programs.
 

The Truth is Bad Enough 1983

Box 1, Folder 6

Clippings, scripts 1983

Box 9, Item 30

Performance, Pacific Overture Productions 1983

Box 1, Folder 7

Who's Afraid of Edward Albee? 1999

Scope and Contents note

Clippings, flyers, postcards, programs.
 

Director Subseries 1.2: 1984-2006

Physical Description: 4 folders, 1 VHS videocasette.

Subseries Scope and Content

The Director Series contains clippings and programs along with a few publicity still photographs and scripts from theatrical works directed by Kearns.
 

AIDS/US, AIDS/US II 1986-1990

Box 2, Folder 1

Award, flyers, clippings 1986-1990

Box 9, Item 4

AIDS/US II performance 1990

Box 2, Folder 1

Bathhouse Benediction 1984

Scope and Contents note

Clippings.
 

Being Positive 2007

Box 2, Folder 1

Postcard, program 2007

Box 7, Folder 1

Poster 2007

Box 2, Folder 1

Beyond the Song: It's Not a Musical 2003

Scope and Contents note

Program.
 

Brothers Tellin' 1999-2000

Box 2, Folder 1

Clippings, flyers, postcard, program 1999-2000

Box 7, Folder 1

Poster 1999-2000

Box 2, Folder 1

... But Stevie Nicks Understands (Part IV) 1999

Scope and Contents note

Flyers, programs.
Box 2, Folder 1

Elevator Sex 2006

Scope and Contents note

Program.
Box 2, Folder 1

Footsteps 2006

Scope and Contents note

Program.
Box 7, Folder 1

Heroine 2000

Scope and Contents note

Poster.
Box 2, Folder 2

J for J 1999-2002

Scope and Contents note

Clippings, postcards, programs.
 

Jerker 1987-2006

Box 4, Folder 4

Clippings, flyers, programs 1987-2006

Box 11, Folder 2

Publicity still photographs 2006

Box 7, Folder 1

Poster circa 1989

Box 2, Folder 2

Night Sweat 1985

Scope and Contents note

Clippings.
Box 2, Folder 2

The Porcelain Penelope Freak Show 2002-2003

Scope and Contents note

Postcards, program.
 

The Tina Dance 2006

Box 2, Folder 2

Clippings, postcards, program, script 2006

Box 11, Folder 2

Publicity still photographs 2006

Box 2, Folder 2

Trafficking in Broken Hearts 2000

Scope and Contents note

Clippings, postcards.
Box 2, Folder 2

The Very Bad Boy Next Door 1999

Scope and Contents note

Clipping.
 

Warren 1986-1988

Box 2, Folder 2

Award, flyers, programs, reviews 1987

Box 11, Folder 2

Photographs 1986-1988

Box 2, Folder 2

We Are One 1999

Scope and Contents note

Clippings.
 

Actor Subseries 1.3: 1975-2007

Physical Description: 8 folders, 10 VHS videocasettes, 1 oversize box.

Subseries Scope and Content

The subseries primarily consists of clippings and programs along VHS videocassette tapes and publicity still photographs of some of his theatrical performances and readings.
Box 2, Folder 3

Bill and Eddie 1999

Scope and Contents note

Clippings, flyers, postcards, programs.
Box 2, Folder 3

Body Double 1984

 

Camille 1993

Box 4, Folder 5

Clippings, programs 1993

Box 10, Folder 6

Performance still photographs and color transparency with negative 1993

Box 7, Folder 3

Contact sheet print 1993

Box 2, Folder 3

Coming Home 1999

Scope and Contents note

Clippings, programs, text of short speech.
Box 2, Folder 3

Cootie Shots: Inoculations Against Bigotry circa 2000

Scope and Contents note

Clipping.
 

Dream Man 1987-2007

Box 2, Folder 4

Awards, clippings, postcard, programs, scripts 1987/2007

Box 9, Item 33

The Pride Playhouse Collection, Out and About Pictures 1991

Box 9, Item 34

News, reviews circa 1991

 

A Few Gay Men 2002

Box 2, Folder 5

Clippings 2002

Box 11, Folder 2

Publicity still photographs 2002

Box 9, Item 37

Gay Voices Gay Legends 2 1989

 

I Wish I Had Never Met You and I Was Meeting You Now circa 1987

Box 2, Folder 5

Program circa 1987

Map-case Michael Kearns

Poster circa 1987

Box 2, Folder 5

International Stud 1998

Scope and Contents note

Clippings.
Box 2, Folder 5

Jackie & Me 2006

Scope and Contents note

Clipping, program.
Box 9, Item 35

LA Tool & Die 1979

 

Life Goes On 1992

Box 2, Folder 5

Clippings 1992

Box 9, Item 015-016

Television episode 1992

Box 2, Folder 5

A Mother's Prayer 1995

Scope and Contents note

Clipping
Box 2, Folder 5

Movie Queen 2001

Scope and Contents note

Program
Box 9, Item 32

Nature, by William K. Haugse 2001

 

Queen of Angels 1992

Box 2, Folder 6

Flyers, music, script 1992

Box 11, Folder 2

James Carroll Pickett photographs 1992

Box 7, Folder 4

Pitch fork prop (in two parts) 1992

Box 2, Folder 5

Rubicon circa 2001

Scope and Contents note

Postcard, script.
Box 9, Item 36

Seize the Day!: A Guide to Living with HIV 1993

Box 9, Item 1

Stop AIDS 1990

Scope and Contents note

Television advertising.
Box 9, Item 38

Superior Court circa 1988

Scope and Contents note

Reality-based courtroom drama.
Box 2, Folder 5

T-Shirts 1979

Scope and Contents note

Clippings.
Box 2, Folder 5

The Waltons 1975

Scope and Contents note

Clippings.
 

Readings 2000-2004

Box 2, Folder 7

Reading at ONE Institute & Archives 2001

Scope and Contents note

Newsletter.
Box 2, Folder 7

Readings at Spoken Interludes 1999-2000

Scope and Contents note

Flyers, programs.
Box 2, Folder 7

Reading at West Hollywood Book Fair 2004

Scope and Contents note

Program.
 

Producer Subseries 1.4: 2000-2006

Physical Description: 1 folder.

Series Scope and Content

Programs, flyers, and clippings from events and performances produced by Kearns and with Kearns assistance.
Box 2, Folder 8

After Words: Honoring Writers We Miss 2000

Scope and Contents note

Programs, flyers, clippings.
Box 2, Folder 8

Dream: the Lyrics & of Johnny Mercer 2002

Scope and Contents note

Programs.
Box 2, Folder 8

The Flatted Fifth 2001

Scope and Contents note

Postcards, program.
Box 2, Folder 8

Kurt Weill: The Centennial 2000

Scope and Contents note

Program.
Box 2, Folder 8

Love Letters 2005

Scope and Contents note

Program.
Box 2, Folder 8

Tales from the Row: It's a Tough Row to Hoe 2006

Scope and Contents note

Clippings, flyers.
Box 2, Folder 8

Tap Your Troubles Away!: The Words and Music of Jerry Herman 2001

Scope and Contents note

Program.
 

Emcee, Model, and Speaker Series 2: 1976-2006

Physical Description: 3 folders, 18 VHS videocasettes, 1 DVD.

Series Scope and Content

The subseries consists of invitations, programs, and videotapes of various events hosted or with appearances by Kearns. The events include promotional appearances for his productions and performances along with benefits and awareness raising events for charitable organizations. The subseries includes video tapes of several of Kearns' appearances on Get Used to It, a cable public affairs program produced by the City of West Hollywood, hosted by California Senator Sheila James Kuehl.
Box 9, Item 25

7:30 Report, segment February 2, 1993

Box 9, Item 19

The 10% Show, Chicago April 1990

Box 3, Folder 1

The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences: Ribbon of Hope, Appearance 2001

Scope and Contents note

Invitation, program.
Box 3, Folder 1

AIDS Candlelight Memorial, Host 2001

Scope and Contents note

Postcard, program.
Box 3, Folder 1

AIDS Housing Santa Barbara, Reading 2002

Scope and Contents note

Program, invitation.
Box 9, Item 2

AIDS in Hollywood, Fox Entertainment News segments November 17, 1989

Box 7, Folder 2

American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), Advertising model 2000

Scope and Contents note

Print advertising literature, newspaper advertising.
Box 4, Folder 6

Being Alive, Reading 1998

Scope and Contents note

Clippings, flyers.
Box 3, Folder 1

Business Alliance of Los Angeles (BALA), Guest speaker 2000

Scope and Contents note

Clippings.
Box 7, Folder 2

Calendar model 2002

Scope and Contents note

Calendar images.
Box 3, Folder 1

Celebrating Jim Kepner's Life & the Past 50 Years of the Gay and Lesbian Rights Movement, Emcee (with Robin Tyler) 1998

Scope and Contents note

Program.
Box 4, Folder 6

Community Crisis & Help Line and Working Wonders, Contributing author/playwright 2002

Scope and Contents note

Clippings, flyers.
Box 9, Item 11

Des Moines, Iowa, television program 1986-1987

Box 9, Item 2

Entertainment Daily Journal, AIDS series 1991

Box 9, Item 18

Entertainment Daily Journal, AIDS series 1991

Box 9, Item 20

Entertainment Tonight, HIV segment 1991

Box 4, Folder 6

Five Acres Boys' and Girls' Aid Society, Reading 2002

Scope and Contents note

Flyers.
Box 3, Folder 1

Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) Media Awards, special guest 1991

Scope and Contents note

Program.
Box 4, Folder 6

Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund, Host and performer 1998-2001

Scope and Contents note

Announcement, photograph, postcards, poster.
 

Get Used to It 1998-2006

Box 9, Item 5

Voices of Our Lives: Michael Kearns, show #52 May 1998

Box 9, Item 6

Challenges in the Millennium, show #68 January 7, 2000

Box 9, Item 7

Out in the Industry, show #76 March 2, 2001

Box 9, Item 8

The One Institute, show #79 May 11, 2001

Box 9, Item 9

Experiencing Death, show #106 February 2002

Box 10, Folder 4

Eric Rofes 1954-2006, show #130, DVD November 2006

Box 9, Item 12

Heart to Heart: Two conversations between Robert Hales and Michael Kearns September 23, 1997

Box 4, Folder 6

Highways Performance Space, Benefit performance 1998

Scope and Contents note

Clippings.
Box 4, Folder 6

Jeff Griffith Gay & Lesbian Youth Center, Committee member 2000

Scope and Contents note

Invitation.
Box 3, Folder 1

Lambda Literary Awards Gala, Host committee 2002

Scope and Contents note

Program, invitation.
Box 4, Folder 6

Lamp Community, Guest director 2000-2001

Scope and Contents note

Programs.
Box 4, Folder 6

Liberty Hill Foundation, Host committee 2000

Scope and Contents note

Program.
Box 9, Item 21

Los Angeles Gay Men's Chorus circa 1985

Scope and Contents note

Christmas program.
Box 4, Folder 6

National Stonewall Democratic Federation, Special guest 2000

Scope and Contents note

Invitation.
Box 4, Folder 6

No on 64, P.A.N.I.C. in Griffith Park, Special thanks 1986

Scope and Contents note

Program, ticket, literature.
Box 9, Item 24

One in 10 People, show #3 no date

Box 4, Folder 6

Playwrights' Arena, Presenter 2001

Scope and Contents note

Program.
Box 4, Folder 6

Salk Institute for AIDS Research, Reading 1995

Scope and Contents note

Clipping.
Box 9, Item 29

The Tomorrow Show, "Male Hustlers" June 22, 1976

Box 9, Item 22

Tri-Cable, Milwaukee, Wisconsin no date

Scope and Contents note

Interview
Box 9, Item 29

Various television programs 1991

 

Writings Series 3: 1974-2005

Physical Description: 6 folders.

Series Scope and Content

The series consists of Kearns' non-theatrical works including poetry, articles, columns, editorials and letters to the editor along with clippings and flyers related to his published books.
 

Author, Poet Subseries 3.1: 1974-2005

Physical Description: 2 folders.

Subseries Scope and Content

The subseries contains primarily clippings and flyers related to Kearns' poetry and published works, including an article from the period of his portrayal as the author of the Happy Hustler.
Box 4, Folder 2

Acting = Life: An Actor's Life 1996

Scope and Contents note

Clippings.
Box 4, Folder 2

Gay Hollywood 1999

Scope and Contents note

Clippings.
Box 4, Folder 2

Getting Your Solo Act Together 1997

Scope and Contents note

Clippings.
Box 4, Folder 2

The Happy Hustler 1974

Scope and Contents note

Clippings.
Box 4, Folder 2

Life Expectancies: Monologues that Challenge 2005

Scope and Contents note

Sample book cover, program.
Box 4, Folder 2

O Solo Homo 1998

Scope and Contents note

Clippings, postcards, programs.
Box 4, Folder 2

The Solo Performer's Journey 2005

Scope and Contents note

Flyers, press release, sample book cover.
Box 4, Folder 2

T-Cells and Sympathy: Monologues in the Age of AIDS 1995-2001

Scope and Contents note

Clippings, flyers, press release.
Box 1, Folder 8

Theatrepoem circa 2000

Scope and Contents note

Typescript.
Box 4, Folder 2

Wanted: Widow's Assistant 1995

Scope and Contents note

Publishing agreement.
Box 1, Folder 8

Wartime circa 2000

Scope and Contents note

Postcard.
 

Journalist, Columnist Subseries 3.2: 1983-2005

Physical Description: 4 folders.

Subseries Scope and Content

The Subseries includes Kearns' articles and columns arranged by the publishing newspaper or magazine along with editorials, letters to the editor and some articles on family. He wrote on a variety of topics of interest to the gay and HIV+/AIDS communities as well as the performing arts. The file on family contains some of articles on his life as a parent.
Box 1, Folder 9

Back Stage West 2002

 

Edge, L.A. Edge, The Edge 1983-1998

Box 4, Folder 3

Articles, interviews, reviews 1983-1998

Box 4, Folder 3

Top Ten List 1996

Box 1, Folder 9

Frontiers 1998

Box 1, Folder 9

Glendale News-Press circa 1994

Box 4, Folder 3

In Magazine 2003-2005

Box 1, Folder 9

In Style for Men circa 1985

Box 4, Folder 3

LA Weekly 1998-2005

Box 1, Folder 9

Lambda Book Report 1999

Box 1, Folder 9

Los Angeles Times 1999

Box 1, Folder 9

Male Review circa 1987

Box 1, Folder 9

Paper 1999

Box 1, Folder 9

Unzipped 2001

Box 1, Folder 10

Editorials, letters to the editor 1999-2003

Box 1, Folder 11

Family 1997-2004

Scope and Contents note

Articles, correspondence, editorials.
 

Awards, Commendations, and Honors Series 4: 1987-2007

Physical Description: 5 folders.

Series Scope and Content

Awards, Commendations, and Honors Series consists of certificates and trophies for Kearns' achievements in theater and as an activist for gay, HIV+/AIDS, and other underserved communities.
Box 5, Folder 2

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Southern California, Lesbian and Gay Rights Chapter, award plaque 1987

Box 3, Folder 2

Back Stage West Garland Awards 2000

Scope and Contents note

Program.
Box 3, Folder 2

California Senate 2004

Scope and Contents note

Certificate of recognition.
Box 7, Folder 3

California Senate resolution 1992

Scope and Contents note

Certificate.
Box 8, Folder 1

Des Moines, Iowa 1987

Scope and Contents note

Key to the city.
Box 3, Folder 2

Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund 1999

Scope and Contents note

Victory award; fax.
Box 3, Folder 2

LA Weekly Queen of Angels award 2007

Scope and Contents note

Program.
Box 7, Folder 3

Los Angeles City Council resolution 1987

Scope and Contents note

Certificate.
Box 3, Folder 2

Los Angeles City Council resolution 1998

Scope and Contents note

Clipping, flyer.
Box 3, Folder 2

Los Angeles City Council 2002

Scope and Contents note

Certificate of appreciation.
Box 5, Folder 3

Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle 1993

Scope and Contents note

Award plaque for distinguished achievement.
Box 3, Folder 2

Maddy Awards 2000

Scope and Contents note

Certificate for performance in Bill and Eddie.
Box 3, Folder 2

The Metro St. Louis AIDS Interfaith Network 1999

Scope and Contents note

Certificate for outstanding services.
Box 3, Folder 2

National Coming Out Day 1992

Scope and Contents note

Certificate.
Box 3, Folder 2

Playwrights' Arena 2002

Scope and Contents note

Clippings, programs.
Box 8, Folder 2

Robby Awards 1993

Scope and Contents note

Trophy for best actor, comedy, in Camille.
Box 3, Folder 2

The Robert Chesley Foundation playwriting award 2005

Scope and Contents note

Invitation.
Box 7, Folder 3

St. Louis Mayor 1992

Scope and Contents note

Proclamation.
Box 7, Folder 3

Source Theatre Company, board of trustees award 1991

Scope and Contents note

Certificate.
 

Biographical Series 5: 1972-2007

Physical Description: 13 folders, 1 VHS videocassette, 3 compact audiocassette tapes.

Series Scope and Content

The Series contains biographical information in the form of newspaper, magazine and other media interviews along with a VHS videotape of clips of some of his performances, personal correspondence, and limited information on Kearns' Artist Confronting AIDS organization and Michael Kearns' Workspace, later referred to as the Space at Fountain's End, his theatrical performance space.
Box 3, Folder 3

Clippings 1972-2007

Box 6, Folder 1-2

California Theatre Annual 1982-1983

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 10, Folder 5

Headshots, photographs 1980-2000

Box 9, Item 10

Video clips from performances circa 1995

 

Interviews on compact audiocassette tapes circa 1980

Box 10, Folder 3

KALW, San Francisco by Alan Farley 1976

Box 10, Folder 3

The Breakfast Show, The Edge circa 1980

Box 10, Folder 3

Out & Out, parts 1 and 2 circa 1980

Box 3, Folder 4

Correspondence - personal 1976-2003

Box 3, Folder 5-7

Proposals and undeveloped concepts circa 1990

Physical Description: 3 folders.
Box 3, Folder 8

Artists Confronting AIDS; 1990-1993

Scope and Contents note

Clippings, proclamation.
 

Michael Kearns' Workspace / Space at Fountain's End 2005-2006

Box 3, Folder 9

E-mail, flyers, press releases 2005

Box 3, Folder 10

Scrapbook 2005-2006

Box 3, Folder 11

Correspondence, flyers, postcards, programs, press releases 2006

Box 10, Folder 7

AIDSWatch installation photographs 2006

 

Professional and personal papers 1950-2014

Scope and Contents

Articles, awards, clippings, correspondence, event cards, fliers, journals, manuscripts, photographs, poetry, posters, programs, scripts, and other materials, 1950-2014, primarily documenting the theatrical career and creative works of Michael Kearns. The series also includes materials regarding Kearns' personal life, including his relationship with his partner Philip Juwig (died 1992) and with his daughter Tia. The series comprises papers donated from 2008-2014. Scripts and manuscripts without attribution are primarly works of Michael Kearns, although they also include works of unidentified authorship.

Arrangement

The series is arranged into four sections: Writings, theater, and event projects; Photographs; Awards and media files; and Personal papers.
 

Photographs 1955-2013

Box 16, Folder 1-13

Photographs circa 1955-1990

Physical Description: [144 black-and-white photographic prints, 53 color photographic prints, 57 35mm slides, 32 contact sheets, 3 cutouts of contact sheets, 12 negatives, and 1 CD (with one image)]

Scope and Contents

Includes images from Kearns' early acting career as well as images of Craig Russell, Cricket Parmalee, Rob Sullivan, David Coleman, Ruth Hutry, Charles Pierce, Jane Fonda, David Hasselhoff, Jackie Vernon, Jim Brochu, Ray Wilson, Shane Hudson, Joseph Kearns, Ruth Webb, Jackie Hyde, Setphen Davis, Doris Roberts, James Carroll Pickett, Lynn Redgrave, Wanda Lee, Mike Kerr, David Desmoises, Mike Woo, Danny Kopelson, Darien Martus, David Stebbins, and Ian McKellen. (See the photograph legend in the front of the box for more details.)
Box 21, Folder 4

Photographs circa 1970-2001

Physical Description: [4 color and 1 black-and-white oversized photographic prints]

Scope and Contents

Includes images of James Carroll Pickett, David C. Nichols, Paul-Matthew Eckhart, Virginia Macolino, and Rich Hunter.
Box 17, Folder 1-8

Photographs 1980-1995

Physical Description: [125 black-and-white photographic prints, 120 color photographic prints, 5 negatives, 4 35mm slides, 2 negative strips, and 2 contact sheets]

Scope and Contents

Includes images of Kearns' theatrical works and acting career as well as images of Tia Kearns, Ian McKellen, Gordon Thompson, Mary Fisher, Paul Capsis, James Carroll Pickett, Alice Ghostley, Bea Arthur, Charles Pierce, Rex Lee, David Romin, Martin Serman, Scotch Ellis Loring, Mariah [Manguelis?], the cast of "Valley of the Dolls" (1990s production), and the cast of "The Boys in the Band" (1990s production). (See the photograph legend in the front of the box for more details.)
Box 15, Folder 30-31

Photographs circa 1990-2013

Physical Description: [96 black-and-white photographic prints, 23 color photographic prints, 8 negative strips, 4 contact sheets, and 2 negatives]

Scope and Contents

Includes images of Kearns' theatrical works and acting career, including images of Steve Tyler and the cast from "Pursuit of Happiness."
Box 17, Folder 9

35mm slides undated

Physical Description: [270 35mm slides]

Scope and Contents

Includes images of Kearns' theatrical works and acting career as well as images of Ken Hill, Max Drew, G. Carolus Duran, Steve Tracy, and Victor [Lopez?]. (See the photograph legend in the front of the box for more details.)
Box 15, Folder 26

AIDS/US undated

Physical Description: [30 color photographic prints]
Box 15, Folder 27

"Intimacies" 2009

Physical Description: [1 CD]

Scope and Contents

Ellen Skar's photographs of the "Intimacies" production at the Actor's Studio.
Box 15, Folder 28-29

Juwig, Philip 1949-1992

Physical Description: [105 color and 8 black-and-white photographic prints]

Scope and Contents

Images documenting Juwig's life and his years with Kearns. Includes an image of Elizabeth Taylor.
 

Writing, theater, and event projects 1969-2014

Arrangement

This section is arranged in alphabetical order.
Box 11, Folder 28

"After Wards," World AIDS Day event promotional materials 2000

Box 11, Folder 29

AIDS/US benefit and video records 1986-1990

Box 11, Folder 30

AIDS/US "Women" script undated

Box 11, Folder 31

"Attachments" manuscript drafts, clippings, and promotional material 1996

Scope and Contents

Includes a publicity photograph of Kearns.
Box 11, Folder 32

"Barriers" script undated

Box 11, Folder 33

"Comeback" script 2008

Box 12, Folder 1-2

"A Daddy Against All Odds" manuscripts, clippings, and promotional materials 1998

Box 12, Folder 5

"The Drama of AIDS" manuscript drafts 2009

Box 12, Folder 7-8

"Dream Man" script drafts by James Carroll Pickett, promotional material, and clippings 1985-1995

Scope and Contents

Includes a publicity photograph and negative of Kearns.
Box 12, Folder 6

"Drawing Blood" sample text, clippings, and notes 2007

Scope and Contents

Includes a photograph of Kearns, his daughter Tia, and Sir Ian McKellen.
Box 12, Folder 9

"Dream Man" and "Bathhouse Benediction" clippings 1984-1985

Box 12, Folder 10

"A Family of Secrets" screenplay undated

Box 12, Folder 11-13

"Gay Hollywood: Inside and Out" manuscript, clippings, and correspondence 1968-2002

Box 12, Folder 14

Highways performance gallery clippings and promotional material 1989

Box 12, Folder 15

"Homeless: A Street Opera" script, clippings, and promotional material 1990-1992

Scope and Contents

Includes a publicity photograph of the cast.
Box 12, Folder 20

"Intimacies and Complications" manuscript 2003

Box 12, Folder 21-23

"Jerker" script drafts, clippings, and promotional material 1986-2006

Scope and Contents

Includes one photograph of David Stebbins, one of Joe Fraser, one the cast, and one of the cast at an outdoor event.
Box 12, Folder 16-19

"Intimacies" and "More Intimacies" manuscript samples, promotional material, and clippings 1988-1996

Scope and Contents

Includes one publicity photograph and two contact sheets of Kearns.
Box 12, Folder 24-25

"Lessons in Blood" screenplays 1994

Box 12, Folder 26

"Life Goes On" screenplay and clippings 1990-1992

Box 12, Folder 27

"Make Love, Not War" manuscripts, images, and email correspondence 2005

Box 12, Folder 28

Memoirs, drafts and research files undated

Box 12, Folder 29

"Mijo" scripts 1994

Box 12, Folder 30

"A Mother's Prayer" promotional material 1995

Scope and Contents

Includes 4 publicity photographs of the cast.
Box 12, Folder 31

"Myron" script, promotional material, and clippings 1994

Scope and Contents

Includes a publicity photograph of Kyle Taylor and Neil Tadken.
Box 12, Folder 32

"Nine Lives" scripts 2003-2004

Box 12, Folder 33

"Off" administrative records, promotional material, and clippings 1993

Scope and Contents

Includes a publicity photograph of the cast.
Box 13, Folder 1

"Once upon a Time in South Africa" manuscript draft, promotional materials, and clippings 2007-2008

Box 13, Folder 2

Poetry undated

Box 13, Folder 3

"Pop and I" script undated

Box 13, Folder 4

"Private Theatricals: Morning, Noon, and Night" script by Robert Chesley undated

Box 13, Folder 5-6

"Queen of Angels" scripts by James Carroll Pickett, promotional materials, and clippings 1988-1992

Scope and Contents

Includes a publicity photograph of the cast.
Box 13, Folder 7

Research for undeveloped projects 1969-1996

Scope and Contents

Includes a photograph of Connie Norman.
Box 13, Folder 8-9

"Rock" script, promotional materials, and clippings 1989-1993

Scope and Contents

Includes a contact sheet of Kearns on stage.
Box 13, Folder 10-11

School and college productions 1963-1971

Scope and Contents

Includes awards, clippings, contracts, correspondence, programs, and promotional material.
Box 13, Folder 12

"Sex Change," Superior Court Case #88-1160, script 1987

Box 13, Folder 13

Skid Row book, manuscript drafts, notes, and research material 2004

Box 13, Folder 14

"The Stonewall Nation" script by by Sille Storihle 2014

Box 13, Folder 15

"Tell Tale Kisses" manuscript draft, promotional material, and clippings 1998

Box 13, Folder 16

"Torch" and World AIDS Day promotional material and clippings 2011

Box 12, Folder 3-4

Tia book, manuscript drafts 1999, undated

Box 13, Folder 17

"Traum Boy" script by James Carroll Pickett 1993

Box 13, Folder 21-24

"The Truth is Bad Enough" book manuscript drafts circa 2012

Box 13, Folder 18-20

"The Truth is Bad Enough" stage performance manuscript drafts and clippings 1982-1983

Box 13, Folder 25

"The Waltons" script undated

Box 13, Folder 26

"Warren" script by Rebecca Ranson, correspondence, and other materials 1984-1989

Scope and Contents

Includes a 35mm slide of Warren Johnson.
Box 13, Folder 27

"Where the Heart Is" and other manuscripts undated

Box 13, Folder 28

"Winona" manuscript, correspondence, and research material 2002

Box 13, Folder 29-30

"Who's Afraid of Edward Albee?" manuscript drafts and contracts 1999

Box 13, Folder 31-35

Writings, miscellaneous: manuscripts, scripts, and poetry 1989-2005, undated

Box 14, Folder 1

Writings, short works undated

Box 14, Folder 2

World AIDS Day, "Intimacies," and "Drama of AIDS" promotional material and clippings 2009-2010

 

Awards and media files 1967-2014

Arrangement

This section is arranged in alphabetical order.
Box 21, Folder 2

AARP promotional material with Kearns 2000

Box 14, Folder 21

Being Alive Spirit of Hope Award trophy 1999

Box 15, Folder 1

Certificates and plaques 1981-2007

Scope and Contents

Includes awards from "The Ladies of DWC" (2007); Skid Row Homless Healthcare Initiative's Train-the-Trainer program (2007); Hollywood Sunset Free Clinic (2005); City of St. Louis, Office of the Mayor (1992); Theater Critics of the LA Weekly for "AIDS/US" (1986); and Data Boy Magazine Robby Awards for "The International Stud" (1981).
Box 21, Folder 7

City of Los Angeles award certificate 1998

Box 21, Folder 3

Clippings 1969-2008

Physical Description: [oversized]
Box 14, Folder 3-11

Clippings 1976-2014

Scope and Contents

Includes some fliers.
Box 14, Folder 12-14

Clippings, writings by Kearns 1977-2009

Box 14, Folder 15-19

Event cards, programs, and fliers 1984-2013

Box 14, Folder 20

LA Weekly Theater Award trophy for "Queen of Angeles" 2006

Box 21, Folder 5

Mockups, promotional material undated

Box 21, Folder 6

Posters and book covers circa 1990-2010

Scope and Contents

Includes promotional material for "Camille," "Intimacies," "Nine Lives," "Dream Man," "Footsteps," "AIDS Everlasting," "The Boys in the Band," "Make Love, Not War," and "Out and Out." Includes book covers for "Life Expectancies," "The Drama of AIDS," and "Acting=Life."
Box 11, Folder 1-27

Professional history circa 1967-1997

Scope and Contents

Includes clippings, fliers, programs, and event cards.

Arrangement

Files are arranged in chronological order.
Box 15, Folder 22

Promotional and biographical media materials 1975-2009

Box 19, Folder 1

S.T.A.G.E Producers Award trophy 2009

 

Personal papers 1950-2013

Arrangement

This section is arranged in alphabetical order.
Box 15, Folder 2

"Celebrities in Los Angeles Cemeteries" legal records 2003-2004

Box 15, Folder 3

Chesley, Robert correspondence, clippings, and memorial material 1984-1990

Scope and Contents

Includes one color photograph of 5 pairs of boots.
Box 15, Folder 4-6

Correspondence and notes 1950-2013

Scope and Contents

Includes clippings, writings, and correspondence with Sir Ian McKellen.
Box 15, Folder 7

Housing Works subject file 2012

Box 15, Folder 8

Jackson, Don, interview transcript undated

Box 15, Folder 9-14

Journals (diaries) 1989-2008, undated

Box 21, Folder 1

Juwig, Philip, memorial guest book 1992

Box 15, Folder 15-16

Juwig, Philip, personal papers 1988-1992

Scope and Contents

Includes contacts, correspondence, and identification cards.
Box 15, Folder 17

Miscellaneous graphic materials undated

Scope and Contents

Includes Kearn's image on notepads, postcards, and the VHS cover of "Guys Who Do."
Box 18

Normandy High School yearbook 1968

Box 15, Folder 18

Note cards from talks undated

Box 15, Folder 19

Penthouse issue with "The Happy Hustler" article 1975

Box 15, Folder 20-21

Pickett, James Carroll, photographs, writings, and clippings 1971-1995

Physical Description: [includes 7 black-and-white photographic prints, 1 contact sheet, and 1 35mm slide]

Scope and Contents

Images of Pickett, including one with Kearns, Christopher Isherwood, and Don Bachardy.
Box 19, Folder 2

Sony DVCAM 40, untitled undated

Physical Description: [2 copies]
Box 15, Folder 23

Stebbins, David, clippings, correspondence, and memorial material circa 1986-1996

Box 15, Folder 24

Student letters sent to Kearns after a class visit 1998

Box 15, Folder 25

Tia adoption records 1993-1997