33.2 c.f. (19 record center cartons, 34 archives boxes, 2 flat boxes) and
12 tape recordings
Personal and professional papers of a theatrical and motion picture producer active in the United States, Canada, and England. The collection documents both Elkins' career and personal life, and to a lesser extent, the career and personal life of actress Claire Bloom, Elkins' wife from 1969 to 1976. Included are a general subject file of correspondence, agreements, clippings, and financial records relating to Elkins' work as an actors' representative and producer; personal papers of Elkins and Bloom; and fragmentary corporate records of Elkins' many production companies.
Files documenting Elkins' theatrical, motion picture, and television production ventures generally include scripts, correspondence, clippings, casting records, contracts, financial records, promotional and publicity records, reviews, and box office statements. Among the productions with the greatest documentation are the films "Alice's Restaurant," "A Doll's House," and "Oh! Calcutta!"; and stage plays "Best Laid Plans," "A Doll's House," "Golden Boy," "Oh! Calcutta!," "The Rothschilds," the South African plays "Sizwe Banzi Is Dead" and "The Island," "A Streetcar Named Desire," and "This Winter's Hobby." There are also tape recordings of music and performances.
Among papers in the general subject file are materials pertaining to Robert Culp, Alex Haley, John Ireland, Van Johnson, James Komack, John V. Lindsay, and Steve MacQueen.
Placed on deposit by Hillard Elkins, New York and Pennsylvania, 1972-1981.