4.2 c.f. (3 record center cartons, 1 archives box, and 1 flat box)
Papers of John Cecil Holm (1904-1981), an actor and playwright best known for his play "Three Men On a Horse." Included are a few personal papers, autobiographical materials, correspondence, and newsclippings and a scrapbook of reviews. There are draft scripts of a number of Holm's plays (some written in collaboration with George Abbott), including "Banjo Eyes," "Best Foot Forward," "Brighten the Corner," "Four Cents a Word" later made into the film "Blonde Inspiration", "Gramercy Ghost," "The Southwest Corner," "Sweethearts," and "Three Men on a Horse." Other writings include articles; a book draft; song lyrics; monologues and speeches; short stories, outlines, and story lines; television scripts; and additional unproduced scripts.
Presented by the Estate of John Cecil Holm, via William R. Thornton, Westerly, Rhode Island, 1982.