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Finding Aid for the Cortland Fitzsimmons Papers, ca. 1935-1947
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Box 1

All through the house. Los Angeles, n.d.

Physical Description: 81 leaves. Typescript.

Scope and Content Note

A first draft of the story for Mr. La Cossitt.
Box 1

Another day. A play in eight scenes. n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: [2 copies], 62 and 58 leaves. Typescript.
 

Arkansas Traveller

Box 1

1. First notes.

Physical Description: Typescript with holograph corrections. 18 leaves.
Box 1

2. Synopsis of scenario.

Physical Description: Typescript with holograph corrections. 53 leaves.
Box 1

3. Act 1, 2 scenes.

Physical Description: Typescript with holograph corrections. 12 leaves.
Box 1

4. Song of the Ozarks. The Ozark singer. Act 1, 4 scenes.

Physical Description: Typescript with holograph corrections. 39 leaves.
Box 1

5. Camera directions for Arkansas Traveler.

Physical Description: Typescript with holograph corrections. 22 leaves.
Box 1

6. Story suggestions to be used in conjunction with original story, The Arkansas traveler. n.p., 1935.

Physical Description: Typescript with holograph corrections. 13 leaves. 6 items.
Box 1

The Battle of Britain. Screenplay by Cortland Fitzsimmons from original story by Cortland Fitzsimmons, n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: 140 leaves. Typescript.
Box 1

Bitter freedom. A short, short story. n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: 5 leaves. Typescript (carbon).
Box 1

Chins Up. Original story and screenplay. n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: 180 leaves. Typescript (carbon).
Box 1

Death rings the bell. n.p.

Physical Description: 258 leaves. Typescript (carbon).

Note

First published by J.B. Lippincott, Philadelphia (1942) with title Death rings a bell (Detective novel).
Box 1

A detail man looks at the medical profession (article).

Physical Description: 33 leaves. Typescript, with holograph corrections.
Box 2

Every man for himself (an original story). n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: 69 leaves. Typescript (carbon).
Box 2

Falling apart at fifty? n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: 97 leaves. Typescript with holograph corrections.

Note

Several typescript versions of each section of this manuscript are included.
Box 2

Frozen evidence. n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: 47 leaves. Typescript (carbon).
Box 2

Glamour Nolan. n.p., ca. 1945.

Physical Description: 17 leaves. Typescript with holograph corrections.

Scope and Content Note

  • Short story.
  • Also contains contract between Prescott Chaplin and Cortland Fitzsimmons, dated April 15, 1945, regarding rights to Glamour Nolan character.
Box 2

In wartime Washington.... n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: 33 leaves. Typescript (carbon) with holograph notes on cover.

Scope and Content Note

Untitled story, which begins In wartime Washington, the Baghdad of the Potomac....
Box 2

Mental housecleaning for parents. Los Angeles, 1947.

Physical Description: 17 leaves. Typescript (carbon) with holograph corrections.

Scope and Content Note

Letter from Paul R. Reynolds [publisher], New York, September 17, 1947, rejecting the article is attached.
Box 2

Murder on the ice. Los Angeles, n.d. (synopsis).

Physical Description: 11 leaves. Typescript (carbon).
Box 3

On the hill. n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: 66 leaves. Typescript, with holograph corrections. Rough working copy. In black binder.
Box 2

The mystery of the rain dance. n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: 8 leaves. Typescript.
Box 3

Only the superstitious refuse to sleep.... n.p., 1943.

Physical Description: 28 leaves. Typescript with holograph corrections.

Scope and Content Note

Untitled story, which begins Only the superstitious refuse to sleep thirteen in a bed....
Box 3

Opportunity. Los Angeles, n.d. (short story).

Physical Description: 25 leaves. Typescript.
Box 3

A phoenix for Melissa. Los Angeles, n.d.

Physical Description: 10 leaves. Typescript (carbon).
Box 3

Sammy Brooks. [Los Angeles], 1943.

Physical Description: [2 copies], 12 and 3 leaves. Typescript (carbon).

Scope and Content Note

Character sketch, a public relations release of the First Motion Picture Unit Army Air Forces. Included are five pictures of Sammy Brooks as well as a 5-page V-mail letter addressed to Brooks.
Box 3

School play. n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: [4 copies], 15, 20, 10 and 2 leaves. Typescript (carbon).
Box 3

Second sight. Brooklyn, n.d.

Physical Description: 14 leaves. Typescript.
Box 3

Sherry flips. n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: 5 leaves. Typescript and two carbon copies.
Box 3

The shining palace. n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: 59 leaves. Typescript (carbon).
Box 3

The snow-covered caravan. Original story and screenplay. n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: 159 leaves. Typescript (carbon).
Box 3

Sow the wind. A play in seven scenes.

Physical Description: 51, 46 leaves. Typescript (carbon).
Box 3

Strange harbors. A play in three acts.

Physical Description: 181 leaves. Typescript.
Box 4

Tied for murder. n.p., n.d. (Detective novel).

Note

First published by J.B. Lippincott, Philadelphia, 1943.
Box 4

To victory. Hollywood, California. October 24, 1942. Work copy.

Physical Description: 162 leaves. Typescript (carbon) with holograph corrections.

Scope and Content Note

Screenplay by Cortland Fitzsimmons and Richard A. Rowland from original story by Cortland Fitzsimmons and Richard A. Rowland. Final script.
Box 4

True detective mysteries. Triple murder. Beverly Hills, n.d.

Physical Description: 106 leaves. Mimeograph.

Scope and Content Note

Original screenplay by Cortland Fitzsimmons and John Emerson. (Continuity synopsis). Bound in is mimeographed copy of agreement between Macfadden Publications, Incorporated and John Emerson, dated September 30, 1938 regarding motion-picture rights.
Box 4

The white gorilla. A treatment of an idea. n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: 7 leaves. Typescript (carbon).
Box 4

With him who sings. n.p., n.d. (Synopsis).

Physical Description: 8 leaves. Typescript (carbon).
Box 4

With him who sings. n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: 151 leaves. Typescript, with holograph corrections.
Box 4

Wolf brother. n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: 5 leaves. Typescript.