Samuel and Bella Spewack Papers
1920-1980


Finding Aid Prepared by Henry Rowen
March 2002


Date Range: 1920-1980
Size of Collection: 72 linear ft (ca.75,000 items in 150 boxes)
Date of Acquisition: Bequest of the estate of Bella C. Spewack, 1990.
Material on Microfilm: Posters are also available on 29 microfiche ( filmed in 1996 by New York State Program for the Conservation and Preservation of Library research Materials)
Terms of Access: Permission of Arthur and Lois Elias required to access and photocopy this collection
Restrictions on Use or Access: Permission to publish materials must be obtained in writing from the Librarian for Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Location in Stacks: In sequence
Microfiche of posters Cab. #1, Drawer 2 [Balcony 654]
Processing Information: Processed by Henry Rowen 2/91 and 8/93
RLIN ID: NYCR91-A12

BIOGRAPHY

       Samuel Spewack, 1899-1971 Columbia College B. A. 1919 and Bella Cohen Spewack 1899 1990 were authors of Broadway plays and musicals novels short stories and articles. They were also foreign correspondents for Europe and Russia for the NEW YORK WORLD 1919-1926 and the NEW YORK HERALD TRIBUNE 1922-1926 respectively.

SCOPE AND CONTENT

       Correspondence, manuscripts, playscripts, screenplays, diaries, documents, contracts, financial records, photographs, phonograph records, motion pictures, playbills, posters, sheet music, cartoons, art work, memorabilia, scrapbooks, and printed materials. . The collection consists chiefly of correspondence and production files relating to the creation, production, and performance of their works for stage, screen, radio, and television, such as LEAVE IT TO ME and KISS ME KATE (with music by Cole Porter), BOY MEETS GIRL, and MY THREE ANGELS. Correspondence (with twentieth century authors, playwrights, musicians, political figures, and actors) includes: George Abbott, Jean Arthur, Bennett Cerf, Katharine Cornell, Jo Davidson, George and Ira Gershwin, Alec Guiness, W. Averell Harriman, Lilli Lehmann, Mary Martin, Laurence Olivier, Mary Pickford, Cole Porter, Regina Resnick, Eleanor Roosevelt, Robert E. Sherwood, Lincoln Steffens, Kurt Weill, Rebecca West, and Thornton Wilder. There is also correspondence concerning Bella Spewack's work with the New York Girls' Scholarship, UNRA, and the Sports Cente of Israel. In addition to the production files, there are manuscripts and typescript drafts for novels, short stories, and articles by the Spewacks


Cataloged Series

   --Correspondence

A  Abbott, George
     

 Acosta, Mercedes de
     

 Adams, Edie
     

 Aherne, Brian
     

 Albert, Eddie
     

 Andrews, Julie
     

 Arthur, Jean
     

 Atkinson, (Justin) Brooks
     

 Aumont, Jean Pierre
     

 Baker, Russell
     

 Baum, Vicki
     

 Beaumont, Hugh (Binkie)
     

 Bedford, Brian
     

 Belasco, David
     

 Berg, Gertrude
     

 Bernstein, Aline
     

 Bikel, Theodore
     

 Blackmer, Sidney
     

 Blatas, Arbit
     

 Boag, Gil
     

 Bocher, Main
     

 Bonnet, Henri
     

 Booth, Shirley
     

 Bousquet, Marie Louise (Mrs. Jaques)
     

 Boyer, Charles
     

 Brook, Peter
     

 Brooks, Van Wyck
     

 Broun, Heywood
     

 Brown, John L.
     

 Brown, John Mason
     

 Brown, Vanessa
     

 Burford, Roger
     

 Calhern, Louis
     

 Carmer, Carl
     

 Cerf, Bennett
     

 Champion, Gower
     

 Channing, Carol
     

 Clavé, Antoni
     

 Clooney, Rosemary
     

 Clurman, Harold
     

 Coca, Imogene
     

 Cohen, Benjamin V.
     

 Cohen, Harriet
     

 Cohen, Myron
     

 Colbert, Claudette
     

 Collier, Constance
     

 Connelly, Marc
     

 Considine, Millie (Mrs. Robert)
     

 Cornell, Katharine
     

 Craven, Frank
     

 Crawford, Cheryl
     

 Crist, Judith
     

 Cronkite, Walter
     

 Cronyn, Hume
     

 Crowther, Bosley
     

 Cukor, George
     

B  Dalrymple, Jean
     

 Dassin, Jules
     

 Davidson, Florence (Mrs. Jo)
     

 Davidson, Jo
     

 Day, Dorothy
     

 de Mille, Clara B.
     

 Douglas, Melvyn
     

 Drake, Alfred
     

 Duke, Vernon
     

 Elath, Zehava
     

 Eldridge, Florence
     

 Enters, Angna
     

 Erdman, Richard
     

 Eudoxie, Princess (of Bulgaria)
     

 Evans, Maurice
     

 Ewell, Tom
     

 Fadiman, Clifton
     

 Ferrer, José
     

 Flon, Suzanne
     

 Freedley, George
     

 Freud, Anna
     

 Fuerholzer, T. H.
     

 Garson, Greer
     

 Gassner, John W.
     

 Geddes, Norman Bel
     

 Gershwin, Ira and Lee
     

 Gershwin, Ira
     

 Gielgud, John
     

 Gielgud, Val
     

 Gilmore, Margalo
     

 Gingold, Hermione
     

 Glenn, John
     

 Glenville, Peter
     

 Goddard, Paulette
     

 Goldwyn, Samuel and Jennifer
     

 Goodman, Anson Conger
     

 Gordon, Max
     

 Gould, Morton
     

 Grimes, Tammy
     

 Graham, Katharine
     

 Guggenheim, Irene R.
     

 Guinness, Alec
     

 Guinness, Merula (Mrs. Alec)
     

 Guthrie, Tyrone
     

 Halliday, Richard
     

 Hammerstein, Oscar
     

 Harriman, William Averell
     

 Harris, Jed
     

 Harris, Julie
     

 Harris, Rosemary
     

 Harris, Sam H.
     

 Harris, William , Jr
     

 Hart, Lorenz
     

 Hart, Moss
     

 Hartl, Leon
     

 Hassam, Childe
     

 Hayes, Helen
     

 Helburn, Theresa
     

 Hellman, Lillian
     

 Helpmann, Robert
     

 Henri, Robert
     

 Hepburn, Katharine
     

 Hirsh, Jo
     

 Holden, William
     

 Hope, Constance
     

 Hornblow, Arthur , Jr.
     

 Hurok, Sol
     

C  Ives, Burl
     

 Jones, Barry
     

 Kanin, Garson
     

 Karloff, Boris
     

 Kaufman, George S.
     

 Keller, Helen
     

 Kelly, Gene
     

 Kilty, Jerome
     

 King, Alan
     

 King, Alexander
     

 Kirk, Lisa
     

 Kirkwood, James
     

 Klopfer, Donald S.
     

 La Follette, Clara
     

 Lansbury, Edgar
     

 Lawrence, Gertrude
     

 Lazar, Irving P.
     

 Lederer, Charles
     

 Lehmann, Lilli
     

 Leigh, Vivien
     

 Leighton, Margaret
     

 Lewis, Mary
     

 Lewisohn, Irene
     

 Loesser, Frank
     

 Logan, Joshua
     

 Lombardo, Guy
     

 Luhan, Mabel Dodge
     

 Lumet, Sidney
     

 Lunt, Alfred
     

 Lyons, Leonard and Sylvia
     

 McCarey, Leo and Stella
     

 MacMahon, Aline
     

 Mankiewicz, Herman
     

 Mantle, Burns
     

 Markova, Alicia
     

 Martin, Mary
     

 Marx, Zeppo
     

 Mellett, Lowell
     

 Merivale, Jack
     

 Messel, Oliver
     

 Middleton, George
     

 Miller, Gilbert
     

 Moffo, Anna
     

 Moiseivitsch, Benno
     

 Montalban, Ricardo
     

 Montand, Yves
     

 Moore, Dudley
     

 Moore, Victor
     

 Morison, Patricia
     

 Munsell, Patricia
     

 Murray, Kathryn
     

 Murrow, Edward R.
     

 Nesbitt, Cathleen
     

 Newmar, Julie
     

 Nissen, Greta
     

 Norton, Elliot
     

 Nugent, Elliott
     

 Oakes, Nancy
     

 O'Brien, Edward J.
     

 O'Casey, Sean
     

 Olivier, Laurence
     

 Ostrovsky, V.
     

 Page, Geraldine
     

 Palmer, Lilli
     

 Parker, Dorothy
     

 Patterson, Elizabeth
     

 Pickford, Mary
     

 Picon, Molly
     

E  Porter, Cole
     

C (cont.)  Powell, Dick
     

 Reid, Whitelaw
     

 Reinhardt, Max
     

 Reinking, Ann
     

 Resnick, Regina
     

 Rice, Elmer
     

 Richardson, Sir Ralph
     

 Richardson, Tony
     

 Rios, Fernando de los
     

 Ritchard, Cyril
     

 Robertson, James -Justice
     

 Robinson, Edward G.
     

 Rodgers, Richard
     

 Robson, Flora
     

 Roosevelt, Eleanor
     

 Rosay, Francoise
     

 Ross, Frank
     

 Rubin, Esther
     

 Rubin, J. Robert
     

 Rubin, Reuvin
     

 Violet Lindsay Manners, Duchess of Rutland
     

 Salmi, Albert
     

D  Schary, Dore
     

 Schildkraut, Joseph
     

 Schmidt, Lars R.
     

 Schulz, Charles M.
     

 Schwartz, Arthur
     

 Sellers, Peter
     

 Selznick, Irene M.
     

 Shaffer, Peter
     

 Sherwood, Robert E.
     

 Shumlin, Herman
     

 Sidney, George
     

 Simkovitch, Jasha
     

 Simonson, Lee
     

 Slezak, Walter
     

 Smith, Madeline P.
     

 Spewack, Bella and Sam
     

 Steele, Wilbur Daniel
     

 Steffens, Lincoln
     

 Stokes, Rose Pastor
     

 Stravinsky, Igor
     

 Stromberg Jr, Hunt
     

 Styne, Jule
     

 Sullivan, Frank
     

 Sutherland, Joan
     

 Swinnerton, Frank Arthur
     

 Swope, Herbert Bayard
     

 Syms, Sylvia
     

 Szigeti, Joseph
     

 Taft, Charles P.
     

 Tandy, Jessica
     

 Thimmy-Reinhardt, Helene
     

 Tomlin, Lily
     

 Tourel, Jennie
     

 Townsend, James
     

 Truman, Margaret
     

 Tuttle, Frank
     

 Tucker, Sophie
     

 Ustinov, Peter
     

 Villa Lobos, Heitor
     

 Wagner, Robert F.
     

 Walker, Stuart
     

 Wallach, Eli
     

 Walters, Barbara
     

 Walton, Tony
     

 Wanger, Walter
     

 Weaver, Fritz
     

 Weeks, Constance
     

 Weill, Kurt
     

 Welles, Orson
     

 West, Rebecca
     

 Wilder, Thornton
     

 Willkie, Wendell L.
     

 Wilson, Julie
     

 Winchell, Walter
     

 Winter, Ella
     

 Wood, Audrey
     

 Wood, Peggy
     

 Wright, Robert
     

 Wyler, William
     

 Wynyard, Diana
     

 Zetterling, Mai
     

 Zolotow, Sam
     

   --Manuscripts and Documents

E  Abbott, George
     

 Arthur, Jean
     

 Baum, Vicki
     

 Bernstein, Aline
     

 Cerf, Bennett
     

 Fletcher, Bramwell
     

 Gershwin, Ira
     

 Kern, Jerome
     

 Lehmann, Lilli
     

 Lindsay, Howard
     

 March, Fredrick
     

 Resnick, Regina
     

 Spewack, Bella and Sam
     See Also Productions and Short Stories and Articles Series [Boxes 8-99]
     Note: See also Productions and Short Stories and Articles Series (Boxes

 Steffens, Lincoln
     

 Stokes, Rose Pastor
     

 Szigeti, Joseph
     

   --Photographs

 Arthur, Jean
     

 Baum, Vicki
     

 Bergman, Ingrid
     

 Bing, Rudolf
     

 Blasco, Vincente Ibanez
     

 Cooper, Lady Diana
     

 Cornell, Katharine
     

 Davidson, Jo
     

 Ferrer, Jose and Hagen, Uta
     

 Harriman, W.Averell
     

 Hellman, Lillian
     

 Kazner, Kurt
     

 Martin, Mary and Preston, Robert and Spewack, Bella
     

 Masaryk, Jan and Spewack, Bella
     

 Shaw, George Bernard
     

 Steffens, Lincoln
     

 Truman, Harry S. and Spewack, Sam and Bella
     

 Wilder, Thornton
     

 Willkie, Wendell
     

   --Art

 Baird, Bill
     

 Gard, Alex
     

 Davidson, Jo
     

 Hirsch, Joseph
     

 Hirschfeld, Al
     

 Kravchenko, Aleksei Ilich
     

 L'Anglais, Pacal
     

 Matorin, Mikhail Vladimirovich
     

 Pavlov, Ivan Nikolaevich
     

 Pusey, James Carver
     

 Sotomayor, Antonio
     

 Stokes, Rose Pastor
     


Arranged Series

   --Art

 Buckley
     

 Hambold, Ida
     

 Martinez
     

 O'Brien
     

 Reyes
     

 Silver, Joyce
     

 Struglia
     

 Stulberg, Tony
     

   --Personal Correspondence

1  Sam and Bella
     Letters, etc.
        1920-1959
       26 folders

2  Sam and Bella
     Letters, etc.
        1960-1971
       15 folders

 Sam and Bella with family
            11 folders

   --Friends

3  Bella's childhood friends (Sarah, Rose, Woe)

 Trini Barnes
     

 Jo Davidson
     

 Ehle/Harris family
     

 James family
     

 Mary Lewis
     

 Nobuko
     

 Esther and Rueven Rubin
     

 Julie Wilson
     

   --General Correspondence

4  Includes information r.e. Tchaikovsky, Pullman Papers, Tahra Bey, Edgar Bergen
        1916-1949
       37 folders

5          1950-1968
       19 folders

6          1969-1981
       22 folders

7  Holiday cards and postcards


Poductions


Note: The productions are alphabetical by title. Some productions have working titles different from their actual titles: see the title list below.

Within each production the material is in this order: correspondence (ordered chronologically by year if a lot); background information; worksheets; summaries; scripts (if more than one version, the scripts are lettered arbitrarily A-F or whatever. Some scripts are annotated.); legal (includes contracts, etc.); financial (includes box office receipts, budget information, etc.

Information re royalties of many the productions are in the separate general file Financial of the collection); photographs (includes photos of rehearsals, live productions, some photos of Spewacks working with cast); playbills (in English and foreign); clippings (includes advertisements, reviews, etc.); other (song lyrics, production information,miscellaneous); printed material (includes scripts printed in magazines, scripts in book form). The scrapbooks, sheet music, and posters for each production are in separate general files, as are audio-visual materials (record albums, audio tapes, films).

If there is not much information on a production (usually because it was never produced) then it is in one of the Miscellaneous boxes at the end of the production file. Also please note that sometimes a production was produced at different times under different titles, but one title--the most famous one--is used as a collective heading. For example, Leave it to Me is the collective heading for information about Clear All Wires and Sweeney, two earlier non-musical versions of the same basic storyline, later rewritten with Cole Porter as the musical Leave it to Me.

The titles in bold are the actual titles or collective headings.

 An Act of Virtue

And the Angels Sang SEE My Three Angels

At Rise SEE Misc.

Big Boy SEE Misc.

Better than Ever SEE Boy Meets Girl

Black Stemmed Cherries SEE Misc.

Blinski SEE Leave it to Me under Sweeney

Borrowed Love SEE Misc.

Boy Meets Girl

Can Can SEE Misc.

Cat and the Fiddle SEE Misc.

Child's Play SEE Festival

Clear All Wires SEE Leave it to Me

A Comedy with Music SEE Misc.

Comfort with Apples

Comrade X SEE Leave it to Me UNDER Clear All Wires

Countess and Conductor SEE The Orient Express

La Cuisine des Anges SEE My Three Angels

Dear Mr. Sweeney SEE Leave it to Me UNDER Sweeney

Deus Anges Sont Venus SEE My Three Angels

Eine Schoene Bescherung SEE My Three Angels

The Enchanted Nutcracker

An English Play SEE Misc.

Ex-Lover SEE Once There was a Russian

Ex-Officer SEE Solitaire Man

Ex-Officer X SEE Solitaire Man

Female Human Being SEE Of Human Bondage

Festival

Gambling SEE Misc.

The Gay Bride SEE Misc.

A Gentleman's Gentleman SEE Misc.

The Golden State

Happy SEE Boy Meets Girl

Hizzoner SEE Papa

How to make a Woman Happy SEE Two Blind Mice

I've Got a Book SEE Miss Swan Expects

Kiss Me Kate

A Kiss for Tomorrow SEE Misc.

Kuess Mich Kaetchen SEE Kiss Me Kate

Lady Liz SEE Mrs. A.

The Lamplighter SEE Comfort with Apples

Lawyer Lady and Thief SEE The Night is Young

Leave it to Me

Leo McCrary #2 SEE My Favorite Wife

Liebe=x SEE Under the Sycamore Tree

Life with the Wooleys SEE Misc.

Look to the Ant SEE Under the Sycamore Tree

The Lost Soldier SEE Misc.

Manna Falls for Moses SEE The Shyster

Manhatten Miracle SEE The Night is Young

Meet the Wife SEE My Favorite Wife

Miracle in Manhatten SEE The Night is Young

Miss Swan Expects

Move Over Darling SEE My Favorite Wife

Mr. Broadway

Mr. Jennings SEE Solitaire Man

Mr. Jenkins SEE Solitaire Man

Mr. King's Case

Mrs. A.

My Favorite Wife

My Three Angels

The Night is Young

Nucleus SEE Out West it's Different

Nize Baby SEE Misc.

Of Human Bondage

Once there was a Russian

One Man's Venus

The Orient Express

Out West it's Different

Perfect Pitch SEE Festival

Pincus SEE Poppa

Play it by ear SEE Festival

The Play's the Thing SEE Misc.

Pleasures and Palaces SEE Once there was a Russian

Poppa

Portrait of Boy with Ladder SEE Out West it's Different

Potemkin SEE Once there was a Russian

Pousse Toi Cherie SEE My Favorite Wife

The Prince and Mr. Jones SEE Once there was a Russian

The Princess and the Pauper

Private Jones SEE Once there was a Russian OR War Song

Eine Schoene Bescherung SEE My Three Angels

The Shyster

Sister Carrie SEE Misc.

Sisters SEE Misc.

Sky Trapped SEE Misc.

The Solitaire Man

Something's Got to Give SEE My Favorite Wife

Spring Song

Spring Song SEE Misc. (this short script seems unrelated to the above--has different plot, different characters)

Swing High Sweeney SEE Leave it to Me UNDER Sweeney

Sweeney SEE Leave it to Me

Theodora SEE Misc.

There Goes the Ballgame SEE An Act of Virtue

Trousers to Match SEE Miss Swan Expects

Trousers to Match SEE Short Stories and Articles, Bella (this story seems unrelated to the play of the same name)

Twisting the Law SEE The Shyster

Two Acts of Virtue SEE An Act of Virtue

Two Angels Have Come SEE My Three Angels

Two Blind Mice

Under the Sycamore Tree

Unmarried Father SEE Misc.

Vogues SEE Misc.

The War Song

The Way of a Hen SEE Festival

Weekend at the Waldorf

White Girl

Wings SEE The Solitaire Man

Woman Bites Dog

Woman Overboard SEE My Favorite Wife

Young Man with a Ladder SEE Out West it's Different

You're Only Young Twice SEE Misc.

Zwei Blinde Huener SEE Two Blind Mice

   --An Act of Virtue

8  Correspondence

Background (clippings about nuns)

Worksheets (2 folders)

Scripts: version A (2 copies); version B (2 copies); version C

Financial (estimated production budget

   --Boy Meets Girl

9  Correspondence
        1935-1956
       24 folders
     Note: Includes opening night telegrams, correspondence re. printed book

10  Correspondence
        1957-1980
       21 folders

 Worksheets
       2 folders

 Scripts:
--Script A/2 (prompt script, annotated)
--Script A (2 copies)
--Script B

11  Script C

Script D (film)

Script E (film)

Script F (film, final)

Script E (Italian, annotated)

Script G (German, annotated)

Script H (German)

 Legal:
--contracts [includes contracts r.e. BMG game, re. legal protection afforded title]

12  Financial
       7 folders
     Note: Includes financial information for British production, box office receipts from tour, misc.)

13  Photos

Playbills

Clippings

Other (includes menu from Hollywood dinner, list of places BMG was performed, misc.)

Softcover printed books: 2 copies version 1; 2 copies version 2 (includes Spring Song); 1 copy version 2 with inscription and annotations

Hardcover printed books: 2 copies version 1; 3 copies version 2 (includes Spring Song) all inscribed

   --Comfort Me with Apples

14  Correspondence

Worksheets (2 folders)

Scripts:
-- Script A ("The Lamplighter")
-- Script B (2 copies)
-- Script C (2 copies)

   --The Enchanted Nutcracker

15  Correspondence

Background information (playbill from Nutcracker ballet)

Summaries (2 copies)

Worksheets

Scripts: Script A (2 copies); Script B (revision 9/5/61, 2 copies); Script C (revision 9/28/61, 2 copies)

Legal (includes contracts, legal correspondence)

Financial (includes income statements)

Photos (includes photos of rehearsals, of production with printed descriptions)

Clippings

Other (includes blocking and taping schedules, piece of tape)

   --Festival

16  Correspondence r.e. Perfect Pitch

Correspondence--opening night telegrams

Correspondence 1950-1970 (3 folders)

Worksheets for Perfect Pitch (2 folders)

Worksheets

Summary

Scripts:
-- Script A ("The Way of a Hen," 2 copies)
-- Script B ("Perfect Pitch," annotated)
-- Script C ("Perfect Pitch")

17  Script D ("Perfect Pitch," 5 copies, 3 annotated)

Script E (2 copies, both annotated)

Script F (2 copies, 1 annotated)

Script G (incomplete, annotated)

18  Script H (incomplete)

Script I (2 copies, 1 annotated)

Legal:
--Contracts for Way of a Hen
-- Contracts for Perfect Pitch; Contracts

Financial

Photos (of finished production)

Playbills: Perfect Pitch; Festival

Clippings: Way of a Hen; Perfect Pitch; Festival; Typewritten reviews

Other (includes scene design, audience survey, interview questions, misc.)

Printed Material: Printed scripts--"Play it by Ear"

   --The Golden State

19  Correspondence

Scripts: Script A (3 copies, 1 annotated); Script B (3 copies, i annotated)

Financial: Box office statements; Book sale receipts; Budget; Production fees; Prop information; Financial correspondence; Manager's account statements; Cashbooks; Income tax information

20  Financial--vouchers, etc. (2 folders)

Legal (contracts)

Photos (includes rehearsal photos, Spewacks at rehearsal, finished production)

Clippings

Other (company information, misc.)

Printed Material: Softcover printed scripts (2 copies)

   --Kiss Me Kate

21  Correspondence
        1948-1958
     Note: Includes opening night telegrams,13 folders

22  Correspondence
        1959-1962
       8 folders

23  Correspondence
        1963-1965
       8 folders

24  Correspondence
        1966-1968
       9 folders

25  Correspondence
        1969-1981
       16 folders

26  Background Material: The Taming of the Shrew in hardback, 2 copies; The Taming of the Shrew, typescript; Hallmark Hall of Fame t.v. script of Shrew, annotated, 2 copies; Worksheets for Hallmark script (non-Spewack)

Worksheets (2 folders)

Summaries

Song lyrics

Song lyrics revisions

Script fragments

27  Scripts--bound: Script A (5 copies, 2 annotated, 1 labeled British); Script B (2 copies, 1 annotated); Script C (3 copies, 1 annotated, 1 labeled Final)

28  Scripts--for television: Script D (2 copies, both incomplete); Script E (Hallmark Hall of Fame, 3 copies, 2 annotated); Script F (BBC, 2 copies, 1 annotated)

29  Scripts--foreign: Script G (Danish); Script H (French); Script I (Icelandic); Script J (Italian, 2 copies); Script K (Swedish)

30  Script in Braille

31  Legal:
--contracts:

Hurok Attractions

Hallmark Hall of Fame

Scholastic Book Services

Knopf

Film
Argentina
Australia
Belgium (Brussels)
Czechoslovakia
England (BBC)
England (Sadler's Wells Opera, London)
England (St. Subber and Samuel Ayers)
England (director's)
France (translation)
France (Paris)
France (Societe des Auteurs)
Germany-Austria Switzerland
Greece
Holland (SEBA)
Italy
Japan
Mexico
Norway-Sweden-Denmark-Poland
Yougoslavia
Poland
Yugoslavia

Financial (3 folders misc.)

 Financial
       3 (misc.) folders

32  Financial
       8 misc. folders

33  Photos:
--negatives
--Cole Porter and Bella
--Ingrid Bergman, Bella, Bob Wright
--Broadway production
--Wagner College production
--North Shore Music Theater production
--Seattle production
--Century Theater production
--Misc.
--The Taming of the Shrew (non-Spewack)

34  Photos--foreign productions:
--Posters for foreign productions:
--Argentina, Buenos Aires
--Austria, Vienna
--Belgium, Brussels
--Canada, Toronto
--Czechoslovakia, Prague
--Denmark, Copenhagen
--England, Sadler's Wells Opera, London
--England, BBC
--Germany, Frankfurt
--Germany
--Holland
--Hungary
--Iceland, Reykjavik
--Israel
--Italy, Trieste
--Japan, Tokyo
--Norway, Oslo
--Poland, Warsaw
--Sweden, Malmo
--Turkey, Ankara
--Yugoslavia, Zagreb

35  Playbills (in English)

36  Playbills (in foreign languages)

37  Clippings (reviews and references--includes printed articles, ads, typescripts):

Anta Album references

ABC t.v. productions reviews

Bergman, Wright, Bella--interview typescript

Century Theater reviews

Civic Light Opera reviews

Hallmark Hall of Fame t.v. production reviews

Kabuki Theater reviews

Elizabeth Larner clippings

"Much Ado About Kate" article by Bella

"My Life with Shakespeare" article by Bella

New York City Center reviews

Playboy article mentioning KMK

Cole Porter clippings, etc.

Shubert Theater reviews

The Taming of the Shrew film reviews (some mention KMK)

Theater Arts cover

"We've Been There Before" article by Bella

"Woman Behind Girl Scout Cookies and Kiss Me Kate"

Misc. references

Misc. reviews

Misc. reviews--financial (box office intake lists)

Misc. typescripts of reviews

Misc. typescripts of reviews by Bella

Misc. retrospective reviews

38  Clippings--foreign:
--Argentina (Buenos Aires) (typescript)
--Austria (Vienna)
--Belgium (Brussels) (typescript and printed)
--Czechoslovakia
--England (BBC)
--France
--Germany (typescript and printed)
--Holland (typescript)
--Hungary (Budapest)
--Israel (typescript and printed)
--Italy (Trieste)
--Italy (Verona)
--Poland (typescript and printed)
--Soviet Union
--Sweden (Malmo)
--Turkey
--Yugoslavia (typescript and printed)

 Other:
--Publicity package
--"Under Discussion: Shakespeare" script
--KMK tour information
--New York Public Library Exhibit
--Production information
--Misc.

39  Printed Material:
--Knopf script (1 copy, 1 photocopy)
--German script ("Kuess Mich Kaetchen") (2 copies)
--Dutch script (2 copies)
--Japanese script
--Script printed in Theater Arts Magazine
--Book jackets for Knopf edition

   --Leave it to Me as Clear All Wires

40  Correspondence

Worksheets

Scripts:
--Script A (annotated)
-- Script B (annotated)
--Script C (annotated)
--Script D
--Script E (incomplete)
--Script F (2 copies, both incomplete)

Legal--contracts

Financial--box office statements, misc.

Photos--Spewacks and cast members

Playbills

Clippings

Printed Material--photocopy of printed script

   --Leave it to Me as Sweeney

41  Correspondence

Worksheets

Scripts: Script A ("Dear Mr. Sweeney"); Script B ("Swing High Sweeney"); Script C ("Swing High Sweeney," annotated); Script D (2 copies); Script E; Script F (2 copies)

Financial--misc.

Playbills

Clippings

Other: Summary for "Blinski," an adaptation of "Sweeney" for the Marx Brothers--4 copies, 2 annotated.

   --Leave it to Me as Leave it to Me

42  Correspondence

Summary (2 copies)

Scripts:
--Script A (3 copies, 1 annotated)
--Script B (2 copies, 1 annotated)

Financial--box office statements, misc. (2 folders)

Legal

Photos--of performance

Playbills

Clippings

Other--production information, misc.

   --Miss Swan Expects

43  Correspondence

Worksheets

Summary (2 copies)

Scripts:
--Script A
--Script B (3 copies, 1 annotated)

Financial--box office statements, misc.

Playbills

Clippings

Printed Material: Printed script Trousers to Match, 2 copies

   --Mr. Broadway

44  Correspondence

Worksheets (2 folders)

Summary

Scripts:
--Script A
--Script B (2 copies, both annotated)

Legal--contracts

Financial--misc.

Clippings

Other--rehearsal schedules, misc.

   --Mr. King's Case

45:  Correspondence

Script--4 copies, 2 annotated

   --Mrs. A.

46  Correspondence (2 folders)

Background--clippings re. Gertrude Lawrence

Worksheets (2 folders)

Summary ("Lady Liz")

Scripts:
--Script A (2 copies, both annotated)
-- Script B (2 copies)

47  Scripts:
--Script C (2 copies)
--Script D (3 copies, 1 annotated)

Legal--contracts (2 folders)

Financial--misc.

Photos--possible actresses to play leading role

Clippings : re. Julie Andrews; re. production

Other: Notes toward production; Song lyrics

   --My Favorite Wife

48  Correspondence

Background:
--Script A ("Move Over Darling" by Hal Kanter and Jack Sher)

Scripts:
--Script B (McCarey #2 or "Woman Overboard")
--Script C (incomplete, out of order)
--Script D

Legal--contracts

Clippings

   --My Three Angels

49  Correspondence
        1952-1985
       33 folders
     Note: Includes correspondence with Hugh "Binkie" Beaumont 1953-1954

50  Background:
--Subber translation of Husson's play
--Millington translation of Husson's play
--Pierre's adaptation of Husson's play (French)
--Translation of Pierre's adaptation (2 copies)

Worksheets (2 folders)

Summary (2 copies, 1 annotated)

51  Scripts:
--Script A
--Script B
--Script C
--Script D "And the Angels Sang" 3 copies, 1 annotated

52  Scripts:
--Script E ("We're No Angels" film)
--Script F (for t.v. 2 copies, 1 annotated)
--Script G (for BBC radio 2 copies)
--Script H (Hebrew)
--Script I (Spanish)

53  Legal:
--Contracts (3 folders)
--Paramount squabble:
  -- Trial transcript
  --Background for case
--Misc. (correspondence, etc.)
--Misc.

54  Financial:
--Information re. audit
--British production
--Australian production
--Misc. (3 folders)

55  Photos--of various performances

Playbills: English and Foreign

Clippings: Reviews of Film; Reviews of t.v. production; Misc.; Misc. foreign

Other: Production information--list of cities for road tour, press releases, etc.

Printed Material:
--Husson play "La Cuisine des Anges" in French
--German version of Husson play: "Eine Schoene Bescherung"
--Script of My Three Angels in Theater Arts Magazine (2 copies)
--Printed scripts of My Three Angels in book form: Uncorrected proof with annotations; Edition A (2 copies); Edition B (2 copies); Edition C (3 copies, 1 inscribed and annotated)

   --The Night is Young

56  Correspondence

Worksheets (2 folders)

Scripts:
--Script A (2 copies:"Lawyer, Lady and Thief" and "Miracle in Manhattan")
--Script B
--Script C (screenplay, first draft)
--Script D (screenplay, final draft, incomplete, 2 copies)

Legal--contracts

Clippings

   --Of Human Bondage

57  Correspondence

Background--information re. historical London

Worksheets (3 folders)

Scripts:
--Script A ("Female Human Being," 2 copies)
--Script B (2 copies)
--Script C

Other--song lyrics

Clippings

   --Once There Was a Russian

58  Correspondence 1928-1975 (17 folders)

Background--historical information about John Paul Jones, etc.

Worksheets (1-3 of 6 folders)

59  Worksheets (4-6 of 6 folders)

Summary ("A Russian Story" 2 versions)

Scripts:
--Script A ("Ex-Lover" 2 copies, both annotated)
--Script B ("Pleasures and Palaces" 2 copies, 1 annotated)
--Script C ("Pleasures and Palaces" annotated)

60  --Script D (2 copies, both annotated, 1 labeled "Ex-Lover")
--Script E ("Ex-Lover," annotated)
--Script F ("Ex-Lover," annotated)
--Script G (untitled, annotated)
--Script H (untitled, annotated, 2 copies, 1 incomplete)
--Script I ("The Prince and Mr. Jones," copies 1-2 of 7, 1 annotated)

61  Script I ("The Prince and Mr. Jones," copies 3-7 of 7, 3-5 annotated)

62  Legal: Contracts; Misc.

Financial--box office statements, etc.

Photos:
--Posters, Performance with Walter Matthau
--negatives
--Ari Kutai, Israeli actor trying for role

Playbills:
--The Prince and Mr. Jones
--Once There Was a Russian

Clippings

Other--rehearsal schedule, actors' phone list, etc.

Printed Material: "The Prince and Mr. Jones" script in book form

   --One Man's Venus

63  Correspondence

Background:
--"The Tinted Venus" story by F. Ansley, 2 copies
--Untitled script by Perelman/Nash/Weill, 2 copies
--"One Touch of Venus" script by Kunitz

Worksheets

Scripts:
--Script A (annotated, not in order)
--Script B (3 copies, 2 annotated)
--Script C (2 copies)

Legal--contracts

Clippings

   --The Orient Express

64  Correspondence

Summary:
--Version A (2 copies)
--Version B (3 copies, 1 annotated, "for the Astaires")

Script (3 copies, 2 labeled "The Countess and the Conductor")

Clippings--typescript review

   --Out West it's Different

65  Correspondence

Worksheets (3 folders )

Scripts:
--Script A ("Young Man with a Ladder" 2 copies, 1 annotated)
--Script B ("Portrait of Boy with Ladder" 2 copies)
--Script C (2 copies)

66  --Script D (untitled)
--Script E (annotated)
--Script F (untitled)
--Script G
--Script H (2 copies)

Legal--contracts

Financial--report

Playbills

Clippings

   --Poppa

67  Correspondence

Worksheets

Summary

Scripts:
--Script A (2 copies)
--Script B
--Script C ("Hizzoner" 2 copies, 1 incomplete)
--Script D (Italian)

Legal--contracts

Financial--box office statements

Playbills

Clippings--Italian review, typescript translation

Printed Material--script in book form, 2 copies

   --The Princess and the Pauper

68  Correspondence

Background: Story by Lynn Root and Frank Fenton

Worksheets

Scripts:
--Script A (annotated, incomplete)
--Script B (film, incomplete)
--Script C (film, 2 copies)

Clippings

   --The Solitaire Man

69  Correspondence

Summaries:
--Summary A (2 copies, 1 annotated)
--Summary B (2 copies)
--Summary C (German, 2 copies)
--Summary D (annotated)

Scripts:
--Script A (annotated, incomplete)
--Script B (annotated, incomplete)
--Script C (annotated, incomplete)
--Script D (2 copies, both annotated, 1 incomplete)
--Script E
--Script F (2 copies)
--Script G (2 copies)

Financial--misc.

Playbills

Clippings--includes typescript report, annotated

   --The Shyster

70  Correspondence

Background: "Manna Falls for Moses," a play by Aaron Hoffman

Worksheets

Scripts:
--Script A (2 copies)
--Script B
--Script C (2 copies)
--Script D (2 copies)

Legal--contracts

Playbills

   --Spring Song

71  Correspondence

Summary (film, 2 copies)

Worksheets

Scripts:
--Script A
--Script B (3 copies, 2 annotated)
--Script C (annotated)
--Script D
--Script E (2 copies)

72  --Script F (2 copies)
--Script G (annotated, incomplete)
--Script H (2 copies, both incomplete)
--Script I (2 copies)
--Script J

Legal--contracts

Financial--misc.

Playbills

Clippings

Other: Radio ad script; Mailing list

Printed Material: The script in book form is bound with and filed under Boy Meets Girl.

   --Two Blind Mice

73  Correspondence (3 folders)

Worksheets ("How to Make a Woman Happy")

Summaries: Summary A ("How to Make a Woman Happy, 2 copies); Summary B (film, 2 copies)

Scripts:
--Script A
--Script B (British adaptation)
--Script C ("How to Make a Woman Happy" film 3 copies, 1 annotated)

74  Legal--contracts

Financial--box office statements, misc.

Playbills

Clippings: In English; Foreign

Other--Columbia University donation slip, not filled out, used as a book mark in printed script, saved for humor value

Printed Material:
--Script printed in Theater Arts Magazine (2 copies)
--Script in book form (3 editions, 2 copies of one)
--Script in book form (Zwei Blinde Huehner, German)

   --Under the Sycamore Tree

75  Correspondence 1950-1976 (26 folders)

Worksheets

Scripts:
--Script A ("Look to the Ant" annotated)
--Script B ("look to the Ant" 2 copies, 1 annotated)

76  --Script C (3 copies, 1 annotated)
--Script D (Italian)

Legal--contracts (2 folders)

Financial--misc.

77  Photos--performance with Alec Guiness, other performances

Playbills

Clippings

Other: Production information; Alec Guiness information; Bella's introduction to play, annotated manuscript; Misc.--includes menu of honorary dinner

Printed Material:
--Script in Italian printed in Sipario magazine
--Script in book form--American edition (2 copies); British edition (2 copies); German edition ("Liebe=X")

   --The War Song

78  Correspondence

Background: "Private Jones," one act play by E. Richard Schayer

Scripts:
--Script A (2 copies, both incomplete, 1 annotated)
--Script B (incomplete)
--Script C (2 copies, both incomplete)

Legal--contracts

Financial--misc.

Playbills

Clippings

   --Weekend at the Waldorf

79  Correspondence

Background--timeline, historical information about the Ritz and the Waldorf)

Worksheets

Script (2 copies)

Photo--Sam and Bella in front of curtain with woman

Clippings

   --White Girl

80  Correspondence

Scripts:
--Script A (3 copies, 2 annotated)
--Script B; Script C

Legal--contract

   --Woman Bites Dog

81  Correspondence

Scripts:
--Script A (2 copies)
--Script B
--Script C (2 copies, 1 annotated)
--Script D (annotated)
--Script E (annotated)
--Script F (2 copies)

Legal--contracts

Financial--closing statement

Playbills

Clippings

Other: Bella's response to WBD criticism--annotated manuscript

Printed Material: Script in book form (2 copies)

   --Miscellaneous Spewack Productions

82  At Rise by Bella. Worksheets, Script (2 copies)

Big Boy by Bella and Sam. Summary

Black Stemmed Cherries by Bella. Synopsis of play by Hunyady

Borrowed Love by Bella Cohen and Sam. Summary (2 copies)

Can Can by ? Involves Cole Porter. Correspondence, Legal--contracts

Cat and the Fiddle Clipping

A Comedy with Music by Bella and Sam. Summary (2 copies)

An English Play Worksheets

Gambling by Sam and George M. Cohan Correspondence, Script (annotated), Legal--transcription of examinations before trial

The Gay Bride Photo with Bella's note on back

83  A Gentleman's Gentleman by Bella and Sam. Script (2 copies)

A Kiss for Tomorrow by Bella and Sam. Correspondence, Script (2 copies)

Life with the Wooleys by Bella. Involves Billie Burke. Correspondence, Worksheets, Script (2 copies)

The Lost Soldier by Bella Cohen and Sam. Summary (version A 2 copies, version B 2 copies)

Meet the Wife by Bella. Adapted from play by Lynn Starling.

Nize Baby by Bella and Milt Gross. Script, Clipping

The Play's the Thing by Bella and Sam. Script (film, 2 copies)

Sister Carrie by Bella and Sam. Correspondence, Background, Script (film)

Sisters by Bella (and maybe Sam) Summary (3 copies, 1 annotated)

Skipper by ? Summary (incomplete)

84  Sky Trapped by ? Script (annotated)

Spring Song by Bella. Seems unrelated to more famous play. Summary (version A 2 copies, version B 2 copies)

Theodora by ? Script

Vogues by ? Correspondence, Clippings

Unmarried Father by Bella. Summary (2 copies)

You're Only Young Twice by Bella and Sam. Summary (3 copies, 1 annotated), Script (2 copies)

Untitled works:
-- #1: worksheets for play in postwar Germany
--#2: correspondence, background on Anton Dvorak
--#3: "#59" Summary--WWII propaganda
--#4: comedy for Cary Grant and Irene Dunne, by Bella and Leo McCary. Summary (3 copies, 1 annotated)

Misc. notes and worksheets--some notebooks of shorthand (2 folders)

Misc. lists of plays

Misc. clippings re. more than one play

   --Miscellaneous Non-Spewack Productions

85  Anne Frank Correspondence

The Best Butter Correspondence, Legal--contract

A Death of No Importance (Une Mort Sans Importance) by Yvan Noe. Correspondence, Translation, Printed French Script

The Fabrizzi System by Albert Husson. Correspondence, Translation (version A, version B 2 copies), Printed French Script

Ghost Goes West by Arthur Loew. Correspondence, Background, Summary (2 copies)

Les Girls Correspondence, Legal--contract

Les Hussards by P. A. Breal. Translation, Printed French Script

86  The Immortal Idler by Bruno Frank. Translation by Jerome Lachenbruch

An Old Wive's Tale by Arnold Bennett. Correspondence

Reunion in Vienna by Robert E. Sherwood. Correspondence, Script

Send Me No Flowers by ? Notes, Clippings

The Torch Bearers by George Kelly. Script

Misc. playbills


Short Stories and Articles

   --Bella

87  "Arms and the Man" incomplete MS

"Bennie, My Boy!" MS (2 copies), printed

"Bennie's Annie" MS

"[Russian] Bernhardt of the Ballet" MS, printed

"The Big Chance" MS (2 copies)

"Big Town Love" MS (3 copies, 1 annotated)

"The Binding LIne" MS (2 copies), printed

"Birds of a Feather" MS (version A, 3 copies, 1 annotated; version B, 3 copies, 1 annotated; financial)

"Children of the Asphalt" MS, printed

"Cigarette Money" or "Cigarette Over Europe" MS, printed

"Cinderella on Grand Street" MS (2 copies)

"City Girl" MS (3 copies, 1 annotated)

"The Conspiracy on Wheels" MS

"The Cutter's Saturday Night" MS

"Deena's Diary" MS, printed

de la Falaise stories (ghosted):
--Correspondence
--"Antiques" MS
--"Paris Luck" MS
--"The Paris Divorce" printed
--"Glorifying the Gigolo" MS

"The Divorce" MS (2 copies)

"Down Czechoslovakia Way" MS

"Fantasies from the Ghetto":
--Part 1: "Roaches are Golden" MS (2 copies)
--Part 2: ? (missing)
--Part 3: "The Magic Mint Mitten" printed
--Part 4: "The Icicle that Wept Alone" MS (2 copies), printed
--Part 5: "The Mustard Millennium of Hester Street" MS (2 copies), printed

"Figure Fragment" or "We'll Do the Rest" MS (3 versions)

"For Certain Temperaments, I Recommend Trial Marriage" (ghosted) MS

"Furniture of the Fourth Dimension" printed (2 copies)

88  "Gramercy!" MS (2 copies)

"The Guy from Heaven" MS, printed

"Half a Dream" MS (version A, 2 copies, 1 annotated; version B, 2 copies, printed, 2 copies)

"Hands: A Few Sketches from Life" MS (2 copies), printed

"The Homerun of the Prodigal" MS (2 copies)

"The House":
--"Lilly" MS (5 copies, 2 in German)
--"Feinstein" MS (4 copies, 2 in German)
--"The Bad Woman" MS (2 copies)

"I Know Nothing of the Einstein Theory" Correspondence, Background, MS

"I'm Thinking of My Darling" MS

"The Ink-Slingers Debacle" printed

"The Iron Horse" MS (2 copies), printed

"The Kesslers" MS

"Kitty" or "Cherry Flats Fairy Tale" MS (version A, 2 copies; version B; version C)

"The Laugh" Correspondence, MS (4 copies, 2 in German), printed

"The Little Lame Chorus Girl" MS (versions A-C)

"The Last Walk" MS (annotated)

"Love Pays to Advertise" MS

"Love Story" Correspondence, MS (2 copies), financial

"The Lyric Daughter of the Sober Russians" printed

89  "Madame Holzappel" MS, printed

"Molly Delaney Finds" MS (2 copies)

"Moscow Mosaics" MS's:
--"The Beggar and the Merchant"
--"In Memorium"
--"Moscow in the Moon"
--"The Old Ballerina"
--"She Who Laughed Last"
--"The Ugly Artist"
--"The Neppa and the Dressmaker"

"My Advent into Society" MS

"My Galatea" (ghosted) MS

"My People":
--1. "The Unwanted Guest" MS (2 copies)
--2. "Painted Cages" MS (2 copies), printed
--3. "The Manicure Set" MS ( 2 copies, printed)
--4. "The Gods of the Movies" MS (2 copies), printed

"Naughty Marietta" MS (versions A-B)

"The Naughty Princess" MS (2 copies)

"Of Mathilda Thecla Forte" MS

"Oh, Yes, The Woman Pays!" MS

"Once there was a Princess" or "The Gay Goddess" MS (2 copies)

"Our Unoffical Ambassadors" MS

"Out of the East" or "Leave it to the Lord" MS (version A, 2 copies; version B, 2 copies; printed)

"Passage to Paris" or "Bird of Paris" or "Via Paradisa" MS

"The Passing of La Vie Boheme" MS

"The Passing of the Stranger" MS (2 copies), printed

"Perel Brandt" MS (3 copies, 1 in German)

"Plays and Reviews on Berlin's Stage" printed

"Princesses I Have Educated" (ghosted) MS (2 copies)

90  "The Reincarnation of Rose Pastor Stokes" Background, MS

"Sara Resnikoff" MS (version A, 2 copies; version B, 2 copies, printed)

"Silent Lydia, a Tale of the Tenements" MS

"Streets of Berlin" MS (2 copies, 1 incomplete)

"Sweet Poppa" MS

"The Theater and Other Things in Moscow" MS

"Thieving Youth" MS (2 copies), printed

"Three American Dollars" MS

"The Three Who Could Not Speak" MS (2 copies), printed

"To the Chesterfield Cluett Peabody Cigarette Man" printed

"Trousers to Match" (seems unrelated to play) MS

"Truman Pictured as Understudy Who Stepped In and Saved Show" printed (4 copies)

"Two New Dresses in Two Years" (ghosted) printed

"Under the Sidewalks of New York" or "The Subway City" MS

"The Upper Deck Girl" MS

"Voices of Spring" MS, printed (2 copies),

"When the Bells Stopped Ringing" MS

"Where Starving Artists Eat" MS (incomplete)

"Why I Voted for Hinkety Blink" printed

"With a Purpose" MS

"Women of Red Russia" printed

"Yetta's Fella" or "An Orchard Street Idyll" MS (version A; version B, 2 copies); printed

"You Look Just Like..." printed

"You Meet So Many Interesting People" MS (2 copies)

      --Miscellaneous

91:  List

Letter to Playboy, printed

Articles r.e. Germany, esp. Berlin, under name Isabel Spewack, MS's

Untitled incomplete MS with references to Mrs. Einstein, Princess Eudoxie, "Arms and the Man"

MS fragments r.e. Russia

MS fragments r.e. theater and travel

Housing article--Correspondence, Background, MS, clippings

Info. r.e. Kreuzer

Info. r.e. "For the Love O' Lil"

MS fragments (12 folders)

Clippings

Clippings (in German)

Scrapbook (small)

      --Special: Long Works [Anastasia Material]

92:  Correspondence (some in German)

Background information (personal statements)

MS by Bella (2 copies)

Financial (cancelled checks)

Photos and pictures

Clippings: Article by Bella (Cohen) in NY Times (original and 3 photocopies); Article by Bella (Cohen) in Titbits (original and 2 photocopies); r.e. Film; r.e. Musical; r.e. Play (includes playbill and printed script); r.e. Ballet; Misc. related clippings

      --Special: Long Works [Streets or Why I Wrote Comedy]

93  Bella's autobiography
--Worksheets (4 folders); Final MS; Photocopy of final MS

      --Special: Long Works [UNRRA Material]

94:  Correspondence
Reports and other information (2 folders)
Transcriptions of Bella's radio broadcasts
Information r.e. Bella's other work with UNRRA
Financial
Picture cards
Bella's i.d.'s and letters of introduction

95:  Photographs (3 folders); Clippings; Pamphlets

   --Sam

96  "Anatomy of Humor" Correspondence, MS (2 copies)

"Between Raids" printed (2 copies)

"Boris Buys a Rose" printed (2 copies)

"Brands Across the Sea" printed

"Bread and Salt" MS

"Broadway Revolution" printed 8 part series

The Busy Busy People (first titled "A Can of Peaches") Correspondence, Clippings (reviews)

"Bye Bye Blackbird" MS (2 copies)

"Confession" MS (2 copies)

"Democracy Marches" transcript of radio discussion

"Down Memory Lane" MS (refers to "Spring Song")

"Exiles of the Sky" or "Salvage" Correspondence, MS, printed table of contents from magazine

"Gentleman Joe" MS (2 copies)

"The Gift of the Little Gods" MS (annotated)

"A Grand Dukes's Diary" (translation) MS (3 copies, 2 annotated)

Great Farces introduction MS (3 copies, 1 annotated)

"The Gypsy Pilot" MS (4 copies, 2 annotated)

"Hands Across the Sea" printed (2 copies)

"Hero" MS (version A 2 copies; version B)

"The High Sign" MS (2 copies)

"Home Sweet Home" MS (2 copies, 1 incomplete)

97  "The Last Job" MS

"Madame Luck" printed

"Moonbeam" MS, printed

Murder in the Gilded Cage Correspondence, Legal

"Nameless Coffee House" MS

"Nikita" printed (in Swedish)

"The Philanthropic Urge" MS (version A, version B)

"Presenting Morris Guest": Correspondence; MS version A; MS version B (2 copies, 1 annotated)

"The Prisoner's Song" Correspondence, MS (version A 2 copies; version B 2 copies) Financial

"Quelque Fleurs" MS (3 copies, 1 annotated)

"Red Russia Revealed" printed (in book form, 2 copies)

"The Schoolmaster" MS (annotated)

"Silver Sails" MS

Skyscraper Murder Financial

"The Song of Life" MS

"The Spectators" MS (2 copies, 1 annotated)

98  "This is Russia" Correspondence, MS, Financial

"Trotsky" MS

"The Watch on the Hudson" MS (2 copies)

"Wings and a Woman" MS, Financial, Legal, printed (2 copies)

"Without Benefit of Cook's" MS (2 copies)

"Whom Lola Loves" MS

World at War: Correspondence, notes; Film script (2 photocopies), title list; Press releases and clippings

Miscellaneous:
--#1. List
--#2. Correspondence, story idea
--#3. Story idea
--#4. untitled story
--#5. Editorial MS
--#6. Untitled MS r.e. Fanny Hurst
--#7. Clippings (articles by Sam)

   --Bella and Sam together

99  Fragments of short stories (all mixed together)


Personal Information

   --Bella (and her family)

100  Biographical information (MS and printed)

Information r.e. involvement with Campfire Girls (includes photo of Bella with President and Mrs. Harding)

Information r.e. meeting Thornton Wilder

Rorschach analysis

Grade School autograph book

Diaries 1922-1923

High School report cards

High School diploma

Passports

Personal papers

Awards

Honorary dinners

Clippings

Family: Brother Danny Lang's graduation program; Mother Fanny Lang's will

   --Sam (and his family)

101  Biographical information (MS and printed)

School notebook

Grade School diploma

High School diploma

Passports

Personal papers

Letter r.e. Columbia Journalism award

Awards

Honorary events

Clippings

Information r.e. health

Obituaries

Funeral guest list and memorial service signatures

Family:
--Father Noel Spewack's memorandum (handwritten MS)
--Father's naturalization papers and passport
--Information r.e. death of mother Sema Spewack (includes Sam's notes for memorial speech)
--Clipping r.e. parents


Bella and Sam together

101  Joint biographical information (MS and printed)

Letter r.e. marriage ceremony

Power of attorney documents

Clippings

102  Address books and loose addresses

Calendars 1948-1959

103  Calendars,
        1960-1976


Financial Information

104  Royalties for productions received
        1930's-1960's
       6 folders

105  Royalties for productions received
        1960's -1970's
       4 folders

   --New York Girls' Scholarship Fund

106:  Correspondence 1937-1955 and 1971 (24 folders):
--Letters from recipients after graduation (1942-1943)
--Letters r.e. Brightside Day Nursery (1946-1948)
--Letters r.e. Bella's studenthood at Washington Irving, includes 2 creative pieces from that time (1952)
--Thank-you letters from recipients (1971)

Information about girls--correspondence, photos, transcripts of meetings--1939-1941 (3 folders)

107:  Information about girls--correspondence, photos, transcripts of meetings--1942-1956 (15 folders)

Information about girls post high school, not dated

108:  Financial information
        1937-1941
       7 folders

109:  Financial information,
        1942-1951
       10 folders

110:  Financial information 1952-1955 (5 folders)

Other--high school graduation programs

Printed Material: Newspaper clippings from Washington Irving High School and Wadleigh High School; Yearbooks--Central High School 1960 and Washinton Irving High School 1960; Literary Magazines--Washington Irving Sketchbook, Spring 1948; Winter 1949; Spring 1949; Spring 1950; Spring 1951; 1952 (includes pieces by alumni, including one by Bella); 1954

   --Palestine Endowment Fund (PEF) Sports Club

111:  Correspondence
        1938-1975
       22 folders
     Note: Includes personal correspondence from Esther and Rueven Rubin

112:  Financial information
        1957-1974
       17 folders
     Note: Includes receipts, etc. for Cole Porter's contributions

113:  Photos--include some of Bella and Sam in Israel

Clippings

Other: Honorary dinner; Spewacks' award; General information; Sports information; Speech transcripts; My Three Angels production--correspondence, playbills; Maps; Press releases on Wheelchair Basketball; Other--letter from tourist dept., gift to Bella

114:  Printed Material: Pamphlets and Booklets

115  Financial books,
        1956-1961
       6 books

116  Financial books,
        1962-1968
       6 books

117  Financial correspondence

Cancelled checks

Records and Documents: General; r.e. Dramatist's Play Service stock

   --Personal financial information

118:  Cancelled checks for family members: Danny Lang (Bella's brother); Fanny Lang (Bella's mother); Noel Spewack (Sam's father)

Insurance

Charities

Lot purchases

Travel

Karen Norwood's trust account (2 folders)

Spewack vs. Bachman ($900.00 settlement--over what?)

Auto repair

   --Household financial information

119:  Farm at New Hope, PA (4 folders)

Apartment at 930 5th Ave. (2 folders)

General

120  Tax records,
        1931-1976
       27 folders


Photographs

121  Photo Albums
       4
     Note: Includes fairly good black and white and color photos mostly of Sam and Bella not chronological. Also includes signed photo of Jo Davidson)

   --Sam and Bella and family photos

122:  Sam alone

Sam with others

Bella alone

Bella with others

Sam and Bella alone

Sam and Bella with others

Norman Klein's photos of Sam (and Bella)

Album of black and white photos of young Bella

Sam's family

Bella's family

   --Friends and Acquaintances

123:  Trini Barnes family

Jo Davidson

Rosemary Harris/John Ehle family

James/Norwood family

Mary Lewis

Cole Porter

Regina Resnick

Sylvia Sims

Stevenson sisters

Igor Stravinsky

Julie Wilson

Misc. labelled photos

Misc. old black and white photos, unlabelled

Misc. newer photos, unlabelled

Farm at New Hope, PA

Pets

The Ritz

"Child Refugee Bill" production

Misc. theatrical

   --Travel

124  Asia; Mexico; Misc.

   --Non-People

 Interiors; Exteriors

Artsy photos by Bella

Ambulance and Jungle Gym donated by Spewacks

Photos for an article on art by Bella

All the negatives


Memorabilia

   --General Memorabilia

125:  Happy New Year cards

Sam's cigarette case, gift from Bella

Spewack Sports Center: banners, pin, 2 commemorative coins, patch

Columbia University: alumni sticker, Journalism School 50th Anniversary Award--commemorative coin inscribed to Sam

Cloth scarf (gift to Bella from "Pat M.")

Cloth American flag

Sam's United Airlines 100,000 Mile Club plaque

Metal beer stein inscribed to "S.S."

   --Kiss Me Kate Memorabilia

126:  Antoinette Perry ("Tony") Award

Japanese matchbox

Matted photo of cast

Lawrence Olivier Award nomination for Musical of the Year--framed certificate


Printed Material

   --Books by Sam

127  Murder in the Gilded Cage: 3 copies in English--1 includes printed bookmark with title and slip of paper with alternate title; 2 copies in Spanish (Asesinada en la Juala de Oro); 1 skinny copy with different chapter titles--first chapter only within

Busy Busy People--2 copies

The Best Short Stories of 1926 ed. J. O'Brien--lists 3 titles by Sam in back

The Best in the World 1921-1928--"Justice by Limelight" short story by Sam p.36

   --Books by Bella

127:  The Best Short Stories of 1925 ed. J. O'Brien--"The Laugh" short story by Bella Cohen p.81

   --Books with reference to productions

128:  Boy Meets Girl: Sixteen Famous American Plays--script p. 533, 3 copies (1 in next box); Twenty Best Plays ed. John Gassner--script p. 371 2 copies

129:  Boy Meets Girl continued: Sixteen Famous American Plays--script p. 533; Great Farces--introduction by Sam p.5, script p.245 2 copies; Hello, Hollywood! by Allen Rivkin and Laura Kerr--mention p.24; World Drama by Allardyce Nicoll--excerpt from script p.845

Kiss Me Kate: American Drama since World War II by Gerald Weales--mention p.139; Musical Comedy in America by Cecil Smith--mentions pp. 303,. 320-321, 342. 350; Horizon September 1958--mention p.61

130:  Kiss Me Kate continued: Ten Great Musicals of the American Theater--script p.213--includes pictures; The Making of the American Theater by Howard Taubman--mentions pp. 267, 269; Complete Book of the American Musical Theater by David Ewen--mention p. 20--also mentions Leave it to Me p.214

Leave it to Me: Great Musicals of the American Theater vol. 2 inscribed--script p.1

My Three Angels: Twenty Best European Plays on the American Stage--script p.164

131:  Spring Song: The Best Plays of 1934-1935 by Burns Mantle--cast list and summary p.381

Under the Sycamore Tree: Theatre World Annual London--script excerpts and photos p.148; Plays of the Year Vol. 7 (1951-1952)--script p.243

   --Large books with reference to productions

131:  Cole by Brendan Gill Kiss Me Kate and Leave it to Me :--song lyrics, photos. Includes photo of Cole and Bella

Great Stars of the American Stage by Daniel Blum (photos and a brief bio of each actor): Billie Burke in Life with the Wooleys p.66; Victor Moore in Leave it to Me p.68; Mary Boland in Meet the Wife p.76; Francine Larrimore in Spring Song p.82; William Gaxton in Leave it to Me p.101; Mary Martin in Leave it to Me p.123; Alfred Drake in Kiss Me Kate p.131

A Pictoral Histoy of the Talkies by Daniel Blum Kiss Me Kate--photos from film p.268

   --Books with reference to the Spewacks

132:  The Society of Independent Artists--art pictures. According to note, Bella handled publicity.

The Autobiography of Lincoln Steffans Incribed by author--Story about Sam as reporter for World pp.809-811

A History of the Theatre by Freedly and Reeves--Paragraph about Spewacks p.691

The World of Swope Biography of Herbert Swope by E.J. --Kahn. Ref to Bella's series on slum housing, p. 242; Ref to Sam's reporting in the Soviet Union pp.248-252--series "Behind Red Curtains" "may have been the first use of "curtain" in connection with the Soviet Union"

Weekend at the Waldorf novelization by Charles Lee of screenplay by Spewacks

   --Books by Daniel Lang, Bella's half brother

132  The Man in the Thick Lead Suit dedicated to Sam and Bella

Die Maenner im Bleianzug (German translation of above)

Early Tales of the Atomic Age includes clipping of review

   --Books for research for plays and articles

133:  For Anastasia article by Bella:: "Anastasia" play by Marcelle Maurette; Anastasia by H. von Rathlef-Keilman; Education of a Princess by Marie, Grand Duchess of Russia; I, Anastasia--autobiography; The Real Romanovs by Gleb Botkin--mentions Bella's article p.259

For Mrs. A: Gertrude Lawrence as Mrs. A by Richard Aldrich. 2 editions--1 includes playbill and clipping; A Star Danced by Gertrude Lawrence 2 copies, both inscribed by Fanny Holtzman

134  For An Act of Virtue "Catholic Digest" July 1969; "Guide to the Catholic Sisterhoods"

For Under the Sycamore Tree: Ants, Bees, and Wasps

For The Best Butter: The Best Butter by Jean Dutourd

   --Signed and inscribed books

134:  Samuel Beckett Three Plays

E.F. Benson Peter

Willa Cather Youth and the Bright Medusa

Eugene O'Neill "The Emperor Jones" and "A Moon for the Misbegotten"

Harold Pinter "The Caretaker" and "A Slight Ache and Other Plays"

135:  Maria (poetry by Maria Ingram)

Offenbach "The Grand Duchess of Gerolstein"

Archibald Henderson Mark Twain

Byron poems

Walter Spearman The Carolina Playmakers

Lord Dunsany Five Plays

John Galsworthy Plays

Henrik Ibsen "Hedda Gabler" and other plays

Chekhov "Rothschild's Fiddle" and other stories

Oevres Completes de Voltaire

Genova--Storia--Arte

Margaret Morris Movement Magazine


Audio-Visual Material

   --Productions

136:  The Enchanted Nutcracker--3 audiotapes

Kiss Me Kate: The Making of Kiss Me Kate BBC telecast--audiotape; Symphonic Suite--2 audiotapes; Songs sung by Bob Wright--2 audiotapes; Tokyo--audiotape; Trieste, Italy--audiotape; ABC TV--2 audiotapes; Hallmark TV--3 audiotapes; Germany--2 audiotapes

137:  My Three Angels--2 audiotapes

The Prince and Mr. Jones (musical version of Once There Was a Russian)--2 cassette tapes

Under the Sycamore Tree, London production--2 audiotapes

Stories and Articles--Bella: UNRRA Material--3 audiotapes

Stories and Articles--Sam: The World at War--9 cassette tapes

   --Events

138:  PEF Sports Club opening and "Israel"--3 audiotapes, 2 film reels

Sam's memorial service--"old" and "new" audiotapes

Other: Welcome to Britain--film edited by Sam


Oversize Material

   --Sheet Music for Productions

139:  Kiss Me Kate--printed sheet music, 4 folders

Leave it to Me--conductor's score; printed sheet music

Mrs. A--conductor's score

Pleasures and Palaces (musical version of Once There Was a Russian)--printed sheet music

   --Oversize Items from the Collection

      --Productions

139:  Spring Song--photographs; Woman Bites Dog--photographs

Short Stories and Articles--Bella: UNRRA--photographs

Short Stories and Articles--Sam: "Four Years in Europe Made Me and American" printed, 2 copies; "How Johnny Gets His Gun"--printed; "Madame Luck"--printed

Photographs--Sam and Bella, alone and with others


Scrapbooks

140  Boy Meets Girl

Festival

The Golden State

Kiss Me Kate: American clippings #1; Brussels/Zagreb/Holland

141  Kiss Me Kate : American clippings #2; BBC TV production; Trieste, Italy; Film reviews

142  Kiss Me Kate
       Sweden/Australia/Denmark/Spain/Turkey/

Ceylon/Japan

Poland/Prague/Hungary

Germany/Austria /Buenos Aires

Britain--Sadler Wells Opera,

143  Leave it to Me

Clear All Wires

Leave it to Me

My Three Angels,
        1954

144  My Three Angels: 1955--U.S.A./Scotland/Great Britain/South Africa; 1952-1953; Film

145  Spring Song

Under the Sycamore Tree--2 scrapbooks

Woman Bites Dog

Misc.

146  Short Stories and Articles--Bella: Articles about Bella

Short Stories and Articles--Sam: Reviews of The Busy Busy People; 1920's news articles by Sam


Record Albums

147  The Enchanted Nutcracker--7 albums

Festival: Opening night interview of Sam and Bella--4 albums

Kiss Me Kate--27 albums

148  Kiss Me Kate--30 albums

Leave it to Me: Collections including some songs--5 albums

My Three Angels--2 albums

149  My Three Angels--5 albums

Pleasures and Palaces (musical version of Once There Was a Russian)--2 albums

Miscellaneous: Cat and the Fiddle--2 albums; Vogues--2 albums

Short Stories and Articles--Bella: UNRRA reports--13 albums

Events: PEF Sports Center opening--2 albums; Bella and Sam interview on New York Close Up--2 albums; Sam's memorial service--4 albums


Films

150  Sam's The World at War


Flat Boxes

Flat Box 1:  Kiss Me Kate: Hirschfeld plate


Posters


Note: All of the posters have been reproduced in microfiche form. The fiche must be used before the original material is called for. Many of the posters are quite large.

   --Boy Meets Girl

ID: SP1 Photographic reproduction not on film
       Court Theatre,        15 x 11
     Note: Not on fiche

Mapcase ID: SP2 Master Negative Number 95-32001
       Teatro Americano,        31 x 23

Mapcase ID: SP3 Master Negative Number 95-32001
       Teatro Americano (2),        31 x 23

Mapcase ID: SP4 Master Negative Number 95-32001
       Teatro Americano (3),        31 x 23

Mapcase ID: SP5 Master Negative Number 95-32002
       Teatro Americano (4),        31 x 23

Box ID: SP6 Master Negative Number 95-32003
       Theater Im Zimmer: Hamburg, 1956
       16 x 12

   --Clear All Wires (Film)

Mapcase ID: SP7 Master Negative Number 95-32003
       MGM,        41 x 27

   --Festival

Box ID: SP8 Master Negative Number 95-32004
       Longacre Theatre: New York,        14 x 22

   --Kiss Me Kate

Mapcase ID: SP9 Master Negative Number 95-32004
       Castellio Di San Giusto: Trieste (1),        13 x 28

Mapcase ID: SP10 Master Negative Number 95-32005
       Castellio Di San Giusto: Trieste (2),        13 x 28

Box ID: SP11 Master Negative Number 95-32005
       Frasier Theatre: University of North Colorado,        14 x 22

Box ID: SP11b Not on Fiche
       Frasier Theatre: University of North Colorado,        5 x 14 handbill

Box ID: SP12 Master Negative Number: 95-32006
       Loeb Drama Center: Cambridge, Mass.,        18 x 23

Roll ID: SP12a Not on Fiche
       Loeb Drama Center: Cambridge, Mass.,        18 x 23

Box ID: SP13 Master Negative Number: 95-32006
       Nieuw Rotterdam Toneel: Rotterdam,        18 x 26

Roll ID: SP13a Not on Fiche
       Nieuw Rotterdam Toneel: Rotterdam,        26.5 x 35.5
     Note: Copy a and Copy b. Observable differences in poster

? ID: SP14 Not Located
       London: Lisceum,        26.5 x 35.5
     Note: Copy a and Copy b. Observable differences in poster

Box ID: SP15 Not on Fiche
       O'Keefe Centre,        22.5 x 14

Box ID: SP16 Master Negative Number: 95-32008
       Operettszinhaz,        19 x 27

Mapcase ID: SP17 Master Negative Number: 95-32008
       Panstwowy Teatr,        19 x 28

Box ID: SP18 Master Negative Number: 95-32009
       Sadler's Opera: London,        13 x 20

Box ID: SP19 Master Negative Number: 95-32009
       Shubert Theatre: New York,        14 x 23

Box ID: SP20 Master Negative Number: 95-32010
       Theatre de la Monnai: Belgium (1),        16 x 12
     Note: Copy 1

Roll ID: SP20a Not on Fiche
       Theatre de la Monnai: Belgium (1),        16 x 12
     Note: Copy 2

Box ID: SP21 Master Negative Number: 95-32010
       Theatre de la Monnai: Belgium (2),        23 x 18

Box ID: SP22 Master Negative Number: 95-32011
       Volksoper: Vienna,        16 x 24

Roll ID: SP22a Not on Fiche
       Volksoper: Vienna,        16 x 24
     Note: Two copies

Mapcase ID: SP23 Master Negative Number: 95-32011
       Castello de San Guisto: Trieste,        25 x 38

Mapcase ID: SP24 Master Negative Number: 95-32012
       Connaught Theatre: [Brighton?],        20 x 30

Mapcase ID: SP25 Master Negative Number: 95-32012
       Devlet Tiyatrosu: Turkey,        40 x 28

Mapcase ID: SP26 Master Negative Number: 95-32013
       Dusseldorfer Schausnielhaus: Dusseldorf,        23 x 33

Mapcase ID: SP27 Master Negative Number: 95-32013
       Estate Teatrale Veronese: Verona,        27 x 39

Mapcase ID: SP28 Master Negative Number: 95-32014
       Israel National,        26 x 42

Mapcase ID: SP29 Master Negative Number: 95-32014
       Kansanyeatteri: Tyovaenteatterin,        27 x 37

Roll ID: SP29a Not on Fiche
       Kansanyeatteri: Tyovaenteatterin,        27 x 40

Mapcase ID: SP30 Master Negative Number: 95-32015
       Nieuw Rotterdams Toneel: Rotterdam (1),        35 x 26

Mapcase ID: SP31 Not on Fiche
       Nieuw Rotterdams Toneel: Rotterdam ,        35 x 26

Mapcase ID: SP32 Naster Negative Number: 95-32016
       Operett Szinhaaz,        22 x 32

Mapcase ID: SP33 Naster Negative Number: 95-32016
       Panstwowy Teatr,        20 x 29

Mapcase ID: SP34 Naster Negative Number: 95-32017
       Teatr Komedi, Zoliborz: Poland,        33 x 23

Mapcase ID: SP35 Naster Negative Number: 95-32017
       Teatr Muzyczyn: Poznan,        23 x 33

Mapcase ID: SP36 Master Negative Number: 95-32018
       Unidentified Spanish Theater,        25 x 35

Roll ID: SP36a Not on Fiche
       Unidentified Spanish Theater,        24 x 46 (2 copies)

Mapcase ID: SP37 Master Negative Number: 95-32018
       Japanese Production,        20 x 29

Roll ID: SP37a Not on Fiche
       Japanese Production,        20 x 29

Table ID: SP38 Master Negative Number: 95-32019
       Teatro Avenida: Argentina,        58 x 45

Table ID: SP39 Master Negative Number: 95-32020
       Volksoper: Vienna, 1960
       48 x 34

   --My Three Angels

Box ID: SP40 Master Negative Number: 95-32021
       Morosco Theatre: New York,        14 x 22

Box ID: SP41 Master Negative Number: 95-32021
       Unidentified Hebrew Production,        19 x 27

Roll ID: SP41a Master Negative Number: 95-32021
       Unidentified Hebrew Production,        19 x 27

   --Once There Was a Russian

Box ID: SP42 Master Negative Number: 95-32022
       National Theatre: Washington, D.C.,        14 x 22

   --Poppa

Mapcase ID: SP43 Master Negative Number: 95-32022
       Teatro Nrovo: Milan (1),        14 x 39

Mapcase ID: SP44 Master Negative Number: 95-32023
       Teatro Nrovo: Milan (2),        28 x 39

   --Two Blind Mice

Box ID: SP45 Master Negative Number: 95-32023
       Court Theatre: New York,        14 x 23

Box ID: SP46 Master Negative Number: 95-32024
       Court Theatre: New York,        11 x 14
     Note: Unidentified sample poster

   --Under the Sycamore Tree

Box ID: SP47 Master Negative Number: 95-32024
       Aldwych Theatre: London,        13 x 20
     Note: Unidentified sample poster

Box ID: SP48 Master Negative Number: 95-32025
       Alleteatern: [Stockolm],        16 x 19

Box ID: SP49 Master Negative Number: 95-32025
       His Majesty's Theatre: Aberdeen, 1952
       14 x 25

Box ID: SP50 Master Negative Number: 95-32026
       Lyceum Theatre: Edinburgh,        10 x 15

Mapcase ID: SP51 Master Negative Number: 95-32026
       Theatre Royal: Brighton,        10 x 30

Box ID: SP52 Master Negative Number: 95-32027
       Theatre Royal: Newcastle upon Tyne, 1952
       13 x 25

Mapcase ID: SP53 Master Negative Number: 95-32027
       Aldwych Theatre: London,        21 x 35

Mapcase ID: SP54 Master Negative Number: 95-32028
       Plaza Theatre: Maritius,        19 x 28

Mapcase ID: SP55 Master Negative Number: 95-32028
       Teatre Odeon: [Milan?],        15 x 45

Mapcase ID: SP56 Master Negative Number: 95-32029
       Theatre Royan: Newcastle, 1952
       21 x 34

   --Woman Bites Dog

Box ID: SP57 Master Negative Number: 95-32029
       Ford's Theatre,        14 x 22

   --The Sensational Sacco Vanzetti Case

Roll ID: SP58 Not on Fiche
       30 x 40 (approx.)