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Luther Davis papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 2021

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of scripts and production material for the 1969 television production of "Arsenic and Old Lace" by writer Luther Davis (1921-2008). It includes drafts of the television script, a model of the set for the television production, reviews of the television program, and a printed copy of the script for the stage play version.

Dates

  • 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

Luther Davis (1916-2008) was an American playwright and screenwriter. He received two Tony Awards in 1954 for Kismet as Best Author (Musical) and as co-author of the book which contributed to the Best Musical recognition.

Extent

2.25 Linear Feet (2 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

This collection consists of scripts and production material for the 1969 television production of Arsenic and Old Lace by writer Luther Davis (1921-2008). It includes drafts of the television script, a model of the set for the television production, reviews of the television program, and a printed copy of the script for the stage play version.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Luther Davis, February 6,1968.

Processing Information

This collection is unprocessed.

Title
Finding aid for the Luther Davis 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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