Papers of a noteworthy motion picture producer-director, chiefly comprised of materials relating to films made for Universal Studios and the Mirisch Corporation. Pertaining to such films as "The Cincinnati Kid" (MGM, 1965), "Fiddler on the Roof" (UA, 1972), "Gaily, Gaily" (UA, 1969), "Jesus Christ, Superstar" (Universal, 1973), "In the Heat of the Night" (UA, 1967), "The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming" (UA, 1966), and "The Thomas Crown Affair" (UA, 1968) are correspondence, scripts, photographs, technical production information, contracts, reviews, clippings (some available on microfilm), financial records, and sound track recordings. Jewison's later films are usually well documented and the files trace each title from preproduction planning to distribution and publicity. In addition to the normal production files, the material on "Superstar" is of interest for its portrayal of Jews' role in the death of Christ. Filed with a group of protest letters from concerned Jewish organizations is one letter from Golda Meir.
Also part of the papers are scripts, correspondence, and synopses for unproduced films; scripts and tape recordings for several television programs directed for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and various U.S. networks; general correspondence; and a documentary about Jewison as a filmmaker.
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