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David Weisbart papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 2179

Scope and Contents

This collection contains the papers of American film producer David Weisbart (1915-1967). Materials consist of screenplays, correspondence, stills, budgets, and general production materials relating to approximately 13 films produced by Weisbart; miscellaneous scripts and treatments pertaining to 56 unproduced films and television shows; synopses of approximately 30 projects (1950-1960); and extensive memos of correspondence from the story department at Twentieth Century-Fox (1950-1959). Screenplays include Love Me Tender (1956), April Love (1957), The Pleasure Seekers (1964), and Valley of the Dolls (1967).

Dates

  • 1950 - 1967

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

David Weisbart (1915-1967) was an American film editor and producer. He edited films including "The Constant Nymph" (1943), "Dark Passage" (1947), "The Glass Menagerie" (1950), and "A Streetcar Named Desire" (1951), and "Johnny Belinda" (1948). He produced films including "Rebel Without A Cause" (1955), "April Love" (1957), and "Love Me Tender" (1956). Weisbart was producing "Valley of the Dolls" (1967) when he died suddenly.

Extent

9 Linear Feet (8 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

This collection contains the papers of American film producer David Weisbart (1915-1967). Materials consist of screenplays, correspondence, stills, budgets, and general production materials relating to approximately 13 films produced by Weisbart; miscellaneous scripts and treatments pertaining to 56 unproduced films and television shows; synopses of approximately 30 projects (1950-1960); and extensive memos of correspondence from the story department at Twentieth Century-Fox (1950-1959). Screenplays include Love Me Tender (1956), April Love (1957), The Pleasure Seekers (1964), and Valley of the Dolls (1967).

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Mrs. David Weisbart, May 29, 1969.

Processing Information

This collection is unprocessed.

Title
Finding aid for the David Weisbart papers
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

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