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Dan Duryea collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 2172

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of Dan Duryea's papers and scrapbooks with photographs and newspaper clippings, scripts, and contracts. Duryea (1907-1968) was an American actor both on stage and in films and television series. This collection includes his work on television series "China Smith" and "Peyton Place."

Materials include approximately 70 screenplays (1941-1966); television scripts for approximately 50 episodes of The Affairs of China Smith (1952-1956); approximately 75 miscellaneous television scripts for programs in which Duryea acted; television scripts and call sheets for approximately 60 episodes of Peyton Place (1967-1968); and scripts of 6 stage plays (1952-1956). Also included are 8 scrapbooks (1924-1967), correspondence, publicity booklets, articles, story treatments, and programs. Among the screenplays are Ball of Fire (1941), The Little Foxes (1941), The Pride of the Yankees (1942), and Winchester '73 (1950).

Dates

  • Majority of material found within 1940s-1968

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Advance notice required for access.

Rights Statement for Archival Description

Finding aid description and metadata are licensed under an Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) license.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Cinematic Arts Library at ctlibarc@usc.edu. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Cinematic Arts Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

Biographical / Historical

Dan Duryea (1907-1968) was an American actor both on stage and in films and television series. Duryea often played villain roles, acted in film noir and western series, and was a Broadway actor.

Extent

25.25 Linear Feet (17 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

This collection consists of Dan Duryea's papers and scrapbooks with photographs and newspaper clippings, scripts, and contracts. Duryea (1907-1968) was an American actor both on stage and in films and television series. This collection includes his work on television series "China Smith" and "Peyton Place."

Processing Information

This collection is unprocessed.

Title
Finding aid for the Dan Duryea collection
Status
Unprocessed
Author
Marissa Chavez for History Associates Incorporated
Date
2022 February
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the USC Libraries Cinematic Arts Library Repository

Contact:
Doheny Memorial Library G4
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Los Angeles California 90089-0185 United States