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S.N. Behrman papers, 1911, 1924-1962

Behrman, S. N. (Samuel Nathaniel), 1893-1973

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  • Format Mixed Materials; Microforms
  • Physical Details
    • 10.8 c.f. (27 archives boxes) and
    • 1 reel of microfilm (35 mm)
  • OCLC ocn145800002, ocn145770130
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  • Papers of S. N. Behrman, a writer noted for his sophisticated comedy for the stage and motion pictures. Illustrating Behrman's writing techniques are detailed notes, drafts, and revisions of more than thirty plays, screenplays, and adaptations. Among the plays he wrote or adapted are Amphitryon 38, (1937) Biography (1932), The Cold Wind and the Warm (1958), End of Summer (1935), Fanny (1954), Jacobowsky and the Colonel (1944), Jane (1952), No Time for Comedy (1939), The Pirate (1942), Rain from Heaven (1934), and The Second Man (1927); screenplays represented include Bonjour Tristesse (Columbia, 1958), Ninotchka (MGM, 1939), and Waterloo Bridge (MGM, 1940). In addition to script materials for some titles there are clippings, playbills, correspondence, and other related information.


  • Portions of this collection are also available on microfilm.
  • Presented by Samuel N. Behrman, New York, N.Y., 1961-1962, and placed on deposit by Anne Grossman, New York, N.Y., 1975.
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