Mixed Materials

Papers, 1944-1959

Author / Creator
Patrick, John, 1905-1995
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Papers of a playwright and screenwriter, including drafts of plays, scripts, correspondence, some playbills, and copies of foreign editions of his work. Insights into the writer's craft are provide...

Papers of a playwright and screenwriter, including drafts of plays, scripts, correspondence, some playbills, and copies of foreign editions of his work. Insights into the writer's craft are provided by numerous notes, insertions, and corrections in Patrick's hand on such plays as The Hasty Heart (1945) and The Story of Mary Surratt (1947), but for his Pulitzer Prize-winning work The Teahouse of the August Moon (1953), there are only brief notes on dialogue, playbills, photographs, and clippings. Included with the documentation of his career as a screenwriter are drafts, treatments, and extensive correspondence relating to location problems, censorship. and difficulties with actors' rights and perogatives encountered during the filming of The World of Suzie Wong (Para., 1960).

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Mixed Materials
Physical Details
  • 0.8 c.f. (2 archives boxes)
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  • Presented by John Patrick, Suffern, New York, 1961.