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Ernest Lehman scripts

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 2192

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of scripts, papers, and publicity materials for film projects by American screenwriter Ernest Lehman (1915-2005). Materials include approximately 130 screenplays and approximately 120 synopses of potential projects, production materials, script drafts, outlines, publicity memos, correspondence, budgets, and contracts. Includes materials for the films The Prize (1963), The Sound of Music (1965), Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966), and Hell Dolly! (1969). Among the miscellaneous screenplays are a number for 20th Century-Fox musical comedies.

Dates

  • Majority of material found within 1950s-1980s

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

Ernest Lehman (1915-2005) was an American screenwriter, producer, and director. Among his most notable works are The King and I (1956), the screenplay adaptations of the musical West Side Story (1961) and the film version of The Sound of Music (1965).

Extent

55.10 Linear Feet (46 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

This collection consists of scripts, papers, and publicity materials for film projects by American screenwriter Ernest Lehman (1915-2005). Lehman wrote screenplay adaptations of the musical West Side Story (1961) and the film version of The Sound of Music (1965).

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Ernest Lehman, December 27, 1968.

Processing Information

This collection is unprocessed.

Title
Finding aid for the Ernest Lehman scripts
Status
Unprocessed
Author
Marissa Chavez for History Associates Incorporated
Date
2022 January
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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