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Sidney Sheldon papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 2303

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of American writer and producer Sidney Sheldon's (1917-2007) scripts, production notes, and manuscripts. Sheldon wrote film, television, novels, and for Broadway. Materials include television scripts and research files from various projects including Nancy, The Patty Duke Show, and I Dream of Jeannie. Screenplays include Three Guys Named Mike (1951), You're Never Too Young (1955), The Buster Keaton Story (1957), and Roman Candle (1961), plus drafts of screenplay projects.

Dates

  • Majority of material found within 1940s-1990s

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

Sidney Sheldon (1917-2007) was an American writer and producer. He wrote film, television, novels, and for Broadway. Sheldon won an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay in 1984 for the film "The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer" (1947) and a Tony Award in 1959 for his Broadway musical "Redhead" (1959). He created, produced, and wrote the NBC television series "I Dream of Jeannie." Sheldon wrote 18 novels.

Extent

22.5 Linear Feet (20 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

This collection consists of American writer and producer Sidney Sheldon's (1917-2007) scripts, production notes, and manuscripts. Sheldon wrote for film, television, novels, and for Broadway.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Sidney Sheldon, April 1, 1974.

Processing Information

This collection is unprocessed.

Title
Finding aid for the Sidney Sheldon 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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