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Finding Aid for the James Poe Papers, 1940-
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Box 1

Native Land, 1941.

Scope and Content Note

Original typescript, holographic revisions.
This script is included for the historical value, but was not written by Mr. Poe. It was a documentary with narration by Paul Robson.
Box 1

4 Documentary Scripts. U.S. Navy, 1945.

Scope and Content Note

Original typescripts.
Box 1

Son of Darkness.

Scope and Content Note

Original typescripts (3), holographic notes.
Box 2

The Boy From Nowhere.

Scope and Content Note

Synopsis of a story, typescript.
Box 1

Subway, 1946.

Scope and Content Note

Holographic script, original typescript.
Box 1

D.D., 1946.

Scope and Content Note

2 stories, holographic and typescript.
Box 1

Bottle of Beer, 1947.

Scope and Content Note

Holographic working notes, correspondence and research. 1 typed script.
Box 1

Documentary, 1947.

Scope and Content Note

1 folder of scripts, holographic revisions, research with Veterans Administration, correspondence with Eddie Albert.
Box 1

Capitalism, 1947.

Scope and Content Note

Typescript and holographic working notes.
Box 1

City Planning Story, 1947.

Scope and Content Note

Holographic working notes, drawings, typewritten notes and script.
Box 3

Paraplegic & Aphasia, 1947.

Scope and Content Note

Holographic scripts and typescript, done for Veterans Administration.
 

Radio Scripts

Box 4

Flood on the Goodwins, 1949.

Scope and Content Note

Original typescript and broadcast script.
Box 4

Three Skeleton Key, 1949.

Scope and Content Note

Holographic notes, original typescript and holographic revisions.
Box 4

First Contact, 1949.

Scope and Content Note

Holographic notes and correspondence, story treatment and script, typed and holographic.
Box 4

Rave Notice, 1949.

Scope and Content Note

2 scripts, holographic revisions.
Box 8

Carmen, 1950.

Scope and Content Note

2 scripts, 1 original typescript, holographic revisions.
Box 4

The Red Mark, 1949.

Scope and Content Note

2 scripts - original typescript with revisions.
Box 8

Poison, 1950.

Scope and Content Note

2 scripts - original typescript, holographic revisions, broadcast script.
Box 8

Present Tense.

Scope and Content Note

3 scripts (2 original typescripts, holographic revisions, 1 broadcast script).
Box 8

Pictura.

Scope and Content Note

3 original typescripts, holographic revisions.
Pictura was not a radio script - it was a documentary art film, with narration by Vincent Price.
Box 5

Bloodbath.

Scope and Content Note

3 scripts (1 original typescript, with revisions, 1 copy of Claire Booth Luce script with revisions, 1 broadcast script).
Box 8

Two Came Back.

Scope and Content Note

3 scripts (1 original typescript with holographic changes).
Box 8

Darkness & Silence.

Scope and Content Note

2 original typescripts, holographic changes.
Box 8

1953 High Tor.

Scope and Content Note

2 scripts, holographic changes.
Box 8

Squanto.

Scope and Content Note

3 scripts, holographic changes.
Box 9

Williamnewton Byers.

Scope and Content Note

2 scripts (1 original typescript) holographic changes.
Box 8

Sam Houston.

Scope and Content Note

2 scripts (1 original typescript) holographic changes.
Box 10

Joseph Geating McCoy.

Scope and Content Note

4 scripts (1 original typescript) with holographic revisions.
Box 8

Americana.

Scope and Content Note

1 script, holographic changes, working notes, typescript and holographic.
Box 10

Dutch Schultz.

Scope and Content Note

2 scripts (1 original typescript) with holographic revisions.
Box 10

Cyrano de Bergerac.

Scope and Content Note

2 scripts: 1 original typescript, with holographic changes.
Box 8

1953 Schlammin With a Lead Pipe.

Scope and Content Note

4 scripts, holographic revisions.
Box 8

The Birds.

Scope and Content Note

3 scripts, holographic changes.
Box 8

Arabian Nights.

Scope and Content Note

5 scripts (3 original typescripts) holographic changes).
Box 8

Branded Woman.

Scope and Content Note

Original typescript of notes and story outline.
Box 9

The Virginian.

Scope and Content Note

Original typescript, correspondence and broadcast script, holographic notes.
Box 8

Marcus Whitman.

Scope and Content Note

3 scripts (2 typescripts) holographic changes.
Box 8

Random Harvest.

Scope and Content Note

4 scripts, holographic revisions, story notes.
Box 8

A Bell for Adano.

Scope and Content Note

2 scripts (1 original typescript) holographic changes.
Box 8

Major General Dean.

Scope and Content Note

1 script, holographic changes.
Box 10

Albert Schweitzer, 1954.

Scope and Content Note

2 scripts, holographic changes.
 

The Lineup:

Box 10

Armed Robbery no.1.

Scope and Content Note

Holographic research notes, photographs, 2 typescripts, holographic changes.
Box 10

Homicide no.1.

Scope and Content Note

Original typescript, annotated, 1 broadcast script.
Box 9

Lionel Barrymore.

Scope and Content Note

Original typescript, holographic changes, correspondence and research notes.
Box 9

An Error In Chemistry.

Scope and Content Note

Original typescript, holographic notes, correspondence, story notes and outlines.
Box 9

A Little Matter Of Memory.

Scope and Content Note

Original typescript with holographic changes, broadcast script, holographic notes.
Box 9

Tom Mix.

Scope and Content Note

1 original typescript, holographic changes, 1 broadcast script.
Box 9

William L. White, 1954.

Scope and Content Note

1 script with holographic notes, correspondence from William L. White.
Box 9

Stackolee.

Scope and Content Note

4 scripts, holographic notes, 1 libretto, holographic working notes, correspondence & contracts.
 

Movies

Box 2

Abandon Ship, 1944.

Scope and Content Note

2 scripts, typescript and photographed.

Scope and Content Note

Contains original sketches and photos.
Box 2

Bugles in the Afternoon, 1946.

Scope and Content Note

1 Script, original typescript.

Scope and Content Note

Working notes and outline.
Box 3

The French Reed, 1947.

Scope and Content Note

Holographic scripts and working notes, research materials, 1 original typescript with holographic changes.
Box 3

No Man is an Island, 1947.

Scope and Content Note

1 script, holographic changes.
Box 2

Closeup, 1946.

Scope and Content Note

1 script, holographic changes, clippings, working notes.
Box 4

The Bloody Jackpot, 1949.

Scope and Content Note

1 script, holographic changes.
Box 4

Twilight, 1948.

Scope and Content Note

5 scripts, (original typescripts, holographic changes, shooting scripts, 1 first draft script) Correspondence, reviews, working notes, clippings.
Box 5

A Spark in the Night, 1950.

Scope and Content Note

Step sheet - First Rought Draft (Original typescript) Folder of correspondence (Sam Engel) and story conference notes.
Box 5

On to Oregon, 1950.

Scope and Content Note

3 scripts, holographic revisions, correspondence and working notes.
Box 5

The Dark Page, 1951.

Scope and Content Note

2 scripts, holographic changes.
Box 7

Jubel's Children, 1951-52.

Scope and Content Note

2 scripts, holographic changes story outlines and working notes, Correspondence between Mr. Poe and Harry Cohn re story changes.
Box 5

The Barracouta, 1951.

Scope and Content Note

2 scripts, holographic changes, Correspondence and working notes.
Box 5

Feather in the Breeze, 1951.

Scope and Content Note

3 scripts, original typescript with holographic changes, 1 folder of working notes and outlines.
Box 6

Paula, 1951.

Scope and Content Note

4 scripts, holographic changes Step outlines, working notes, correspondence with Harry Cohn and Buddy Adler Clippings.
Box 7

The Devil's Throne, 1952.

Scope and Content Note

1 Original typescript, holographic changes. Notes and revisions.
Box 7

My Pal Geechy, 1952.

Scope and Content Note

2 scripts (original typescripts), holographic changes. Working outline and reader's report from Columbia Studios.
Box 7

Brief Moment, 1952.

Scope and Content Note

Story treatment, holographic changes, step outlines, story conference notes, correspondence with Jerry Wald.
Box 7

Far East, 1952.

Scope and Content Note

Original typescript, holographic changes, story treatment and outlines. Correspondence with Jerry Wald.
Box 7

Rough Company, 1952.

Scope and Content Note

1 Original typescript, holographic outline and step sheet. Correspondence with Jerry Wald Mr. Wald's script with holographic revisions.
Box 10

Dead Man Pass, 1954.

Scope and Content Note

2 scripts - 1 original typescript with working notes and correspondence, 1 shooting script. Holographic revisions.
Box 11

Clockwork, 1955.

Scope and Content Note

1 script, holographic revisions.
Box 12

Rip Van Winkle, 1955.

Scope and Content Note

1 original typescript, holographic revisions. Notes on story treatment and holographic notes from story conferences.
Box 11

The Fragile Fox, 1955.

Scope and Content Note

4 scripts, holographic revisions working notes.
Box 12

Last Train From Gun Hill, 1956.

Scope and Content Note

5 scripts (including original typescript) holographic revisions. Correspondence with Hal Wallis and notes of story conferences.
Box 12

Night Man, 1956.

Scope and Content Note

2 Scripts, holographic revisions.
Box 12

Affair in Rome, 1956.

Scope and Content Note

Original typescript of story treatment, holographic revisions.
Box 14

The Obsessed, 1957.

Scope and Content Note

Original typescript, holographic changes, step sheet and second act revisions, working notes.
Boxes 22-24

1955 Around the World in 80 Days.

Scope and Content Note

1 Carton containing 4 scripts, original typescript pages, conference notes, correspondence from Mike Todd, depositions for arbitration suit, miscellaneous mimeographed scripts and clippings, photostats and legal documents used in arbitration, pre-trial depositions, correspondence and statements from Poe, Todd, Farrow, S.J. Perleman.
Box 13

Hot Spell, 1956.

Scope and Content Note

5 scripts, holographic revisions.
Box 14

The Sergeant, 1959.

Scope and Content Note

Original typescript, holographic revisions. Story breakdown and original step-outline. Correspondence and story conference notes, Ray Stark and William Bloom.
Box 15

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, 1957.

Scope and Content Note

3 scripts, including the original Tennessee Williams Screenplay, holographic changes by Poe and Burl Ives. Step outline, folder of holographic revisions to script. Correspondence re arbitration.
Box 14

Sanctuary, 1959-60.

Scope and Content Note

2 Scripts of Requiem, 3 scripts of Sanctuary with holographic changes, final script changes and story conference notes.
Box 15

Summer and Smoke, 1959.

Scope and Content Note

1 original typescript, step sheet 4 scripts, holographic revisions, correspondence & telegrams from Hal Wallis.
Box 11

The Big Knife, 1955.

Scope and Content Note

3 scripts, holographic revisions.
Box 15

Devil in Bucks County, 1960.

Scope and Content Note

2 Scripts, (original typescript of story treatment and outline) 1 folder, holographic notebooks, various treatments and incomplete first draft.
Box 17

Toys in the Attic, 1962.

Scope and Content Note

2 holographic notebooks, 1 script, holographic revisions, 1 typescript of Hellman play.
Box 17

Cage of Gold, 1962.

Scope and Content Note

1 folder holographic notes and material from story conferences in Paris. Story breakdown and outline, in French and English. Correspondence.
Box 18

Lilies Of The Field, 1962-63.

Scope and Content Note

1 carton: holographic notebooks. 65 Dictabelts, various drafts, 1 original typescript with holographic revisions of step outline - continuous roll Copy of Barret novel, Mr. Poe's notes Correspondence to Ralph Nelson 1 original typescript, holographic revisions. Correspondence with Arbitration Committee Folder of holographic notes and sketches made at location. Miscellaneous holographic revisions Nelson correspondence, 4 scripts: 1 original typescript and step outline.

Note

A group of miscellaneous dictabelts is filed in 2 folders in Box 21.
Box 17

Madwoman of Chaillot, 1963.

Scope and Content Note

35 dictabelts, original typescript, holographic revisions, 1 folder correspondence with Miner and Eli Landau, Poe notes on Valency translation Copy of Miner translation, 1 final script, Story conference and work notes.
Boxes 19-20

The Bedford Incident, 1964.

Scope and Content Note

Folders of typescript, revision pages, holographic changes. 4 Scripts, to final draft. Typescript of novel breakdown, Correspondence and story, conference notes.
 

Television

Box 10

Life With Father, 1953.

Scope and Content Note

2 story outlines, holographic revisions. 1 Script.
Box 9

Red Wind, 1953.

Scope and Content Note

3 Scripts (1 original typescript) holographic revisions. William Bryce illustrations.
Box 16

Come a Runnin', 1961.

Scope and Content Note

2 scripts, holographic changes.
Box 16

Crazy Sunday, 1962.

Scope and Content Note

Holographic working notes, Correspondence from Aaron Spelling, 1 original typescript, holographic revisions, 2 shooting scripts with revisions.
Box 16

Munroe Story no.1, 1962.

Scope and Content Note

4 scripts, (2 original typescripts, holographic revisions, working notes.
Box 16

Munroe Story no.2, 1962-63.

Scope and Content Note

2 original typescripts, holographic changes, miscellaneous holographic revisions. Shooting schedule and scripts.
 

Miscellaneous

Boxes 26, 27

Clippings and reviews, filed in random order, in manila folders.

Box 25

1 Folder of Miscellaneous correspondence.

Scope and Content Note

Buddy Adler[?] /Bud Schulberg, William Froug, Eddie Albert, Sol Siegel, Harry Ackerman, Harry Cohn.
Box 25

7 Posters, advertisements, in a manila folder.

Box 25

1 Folder - Memos.

Scope and Content Note

re story treatments - Columbia Studios. Includes step sheets for various stories - Pal Joey, The Wanderers.
Box 25

1 Folder of photographs.

Scope and Content Note

Scenes from Lilies of the field, and others.
Box 21

1 Journal.

Scope and Content Note

Working notes and drawings - holographic. For movie documentary of New York.
Box 21

1 Journal.

Scope and Content Note

Holographic, story ideas.
Box 21

1 Journal.

Scope and Content Note

Holographic - story ideas and working notes.
Box 13

Touch of Nutmeg, 1957.

Scope and Content Note

Original typescript - incomplete script.
Box 9

1955

Scope and Content Note

Typescript of The Chalk Garden with Poe's typed notes re the screenplay to Mock and Duggan.
 

Radio Scripts

Note

The radio scripts were written for the following programs, and unless otherwise indicated, were broadcast on those programs.
Box 1

Flood on the Goodwins: Escape.

Box 1

Three Skeleton Key: Escape

Box 1

First Contact: NBC Mystery Theatre.

Box 1

Rave Notice: Suspense.

Box 8

Carmen: Romance.

Box 8

Poison: Escape.

Box 1

The Red Mark: Escape.

Box 8

Present Tense: Escape.

Box 5

Bloodbath: Escape.

Box 8

Two Came Back: Escape.

Box 8

Darkness & Silence: Escape.

Box 8

High Tor: Lux Radio Theatre.

Box 9

Squanto: Hallmark Hall Of Fame.

Box 9

William Newton Byers: Hallmark.

Box 8

Sam Houston: Hallmark.

Note

(Won the Christopher Award for 1953)
Box 10

Joseph Geating McCoy: Hallmark.

Box 8

Americana: Hallmark.

Box 10

Dutch Schultz: Suspense.

Box 10

Cyrano de Bergerac: G.E. Theatre.

Box 8

Schlammin with a Lead Pipe: Suspense.

Box 8

The Birds: Lux Summer Theatre.

Box 9

The Virginian: Hallmark.

Box 8

Marcus Whitman: Hallmark.

Box 8

Random Harvest: G.E. Theatre.

Box 8

Bell for Adano: G.E. Theatre.

Box 8

Major General Dean: Hallmark.

Box 10

Albert Schweitzer: Hallmark.

Box 10

The Lineup: Pilot TV Film for CBS.

Box 9

Lionel Barrymore: Hallmark.

Box 9

Error in Chemistry: Suspense.

Box 9

Little Matter of Memory: Suspense.

Box 9

Tom Mix: Hallmark.

Box 9

William L. White: Hallmark.

Box 28

Shoes of the fisherman.

Box 28

Mad woman of Chaillot.

Box 28

Around the world in 80 days.

Box 28

Desire under the elms.

 

Additions to Radio Scripts

Box 8

Edwin Laurentine Drake, 1953.

Scope and Content Note

3 Scripts, holographic changes. Original typescript for Hallmark Hall of Fame & outline.
Box 9

Never Steal a Butcher's Wife, 1954.

Scope and Content Note

Holographic working notes, revisions, typescript. 1 Script, holographic revisions. For Suspense.
Box 9

Never Follow a Banjo Act, 1954.

Scope and Content Note

3 scripts, holographic revisions. For Suspense.
Box 29

Captain Cook.

Box 29

Bracken's world.

Box 30

The Bedford incident.

Box 30

The gambler.

Box 31

Shoes of the fisherman.

Box 32

The riot.

Box 32

After the fall.

Box 33

They shoot horses, don't they?

Box 33

Mirage.

Box 34

They shoot horses, don't they?

Boxes 35-40

Unprocessed.