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Papers, 1929-1963

Wexley, John, 1907-1985

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  • Format Mixed Materials
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    • 4.0 c.f. (10 archives boxes)
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  • Restricted: John Wexley retains literary rights.


  • Papers of John Wexley (1907-1985), a playwright and screenwriter, consisting of scripts and drafts, treatments, contracts, correspondence, playbills, and clippings. Among the better represented titles are the plays The Last Mile (1930) and They Shall Not Die (1934), and the motion pictures Angels With Dirty Faces (Warner Bros., 1938), Confessions of a Nazi Spy (Warner Bros., 1939), Hangmen Also Die (UA, 1943), and The Roaring Twenties (Warner Bros., 1939).


  • Presented and placed on deposit by John Wexley, Ottsville, Pennsylvania, 1963.
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