Adolph Green papers,

Title
Adolph Green papers, 1944-2002.
Author
Green, Adolph.
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Vol/DateFormatAccessStatusCall NumberLocation
Box 1Mixed materialSupervised useAvailable*T-Mss 2004-023 Box 1Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Box 2Mixed materialSupervised useAvailable*T-Mss 2004-023 Box 2Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Box 3Mixed materialSupervised useAvailable*T-Mss 2004-023 Box 3Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Box 4Mixed materialSupervised useAvailable*T-Mss 2004-023 Box 4Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Box 5Mixed materialSupervised useAvailable*T-Mss 2004-023 Box 5Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Box 6Mixed materialSupervised useAvailable*T-Mss 2004-023 Box 6Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Box 7Mixed materialSupervised useAvailable*T-Mss 2004-023 Box 7Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Box 8Mixed materialSupervised useAvailable*T-Mss 2004-023 Box 8Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Box 9Mixed materialSupervised useAvailable*T-Mss 2004-023 Box 9Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Box 10Mixed materialSupervised useAvailable*T-Mss 2004-023 Box 10Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Box 11Mixed materialSupervised useAvailable*T-Mss 2004-023 Box 11Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Box 12Mixed materialSupervised useAvailable*T-Mss 2004-023 Box 12Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Box 13Mixed materialSupervised useAvailable*T-Mss 2004-023 Box 13Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Box 14Mixed materialSupervised useAvailable*T-Mss 2004-023 Box 14Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre

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Description
6 linear feet (14 boxes)
Genre/Form
  • Motion picture plays.
  • Programs.
  • Scripts (documents)
  • Television scripts.
Access (note)
  • Collection is open to the public. Library policy on photography and photocopying will apply. Advance notice may be required.
Location of Other Archival Materials (note)
  • Billy Rose Theatre Collection, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts for
Biography (note)
  • Adolph Green (1915-2002) was a lyricist, librettist, screenwriter, and performer.
Indexes/Finding Aids (note)
  • Collection guide available in repository and on internet.
Call Number
*T-Mss 2004-023
Author
Green, Adolph.
Title
Adolph Green papers, 1944-2002.
Summary
The Adolph Green papers consist of scripts and programs. The scripts include work done for the theater, film, and television. Though this collection contains materials from as early as 1944 and as late as 2002, the bulk of these items are from the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s. The projects that are most extensively represented here are A Doll's Life (1982) and On The Twentieth Century (1978). One of the strengths of this collection lies in its range of scripts by Comden and Green, including unproduced or incomplete works. Also included are multiple drafts of scripts for certain shows, which serve to document the process of revising a script. Materials of special interest relating to musical theater include an early draft of Out of This World (1950), on which Comden and Green did some uncredited script doctoring, and drafts of an unrealized collaboration with Leonard Bernstein on a musical adaptation of Thornton Wilder's The Skin of Our Teeth. Musical film items of note include a German translation of the film of Bells Are Ringing and early drafts of Comden and Green's MGM film hits Good News (1947), Singin' In the Rain (1952), and The Bandwagon (1953).
Restricted Access
Collection is open to the public. Library policy on photography and photocopying will apply. Advance notice may be required.
Biography
Adolph Green (1915-2002) was a lyricist, librettist, screenwriter, and performer. Working with his lifelong writing partner, Betty Comden, Green co-authored the books and lyrics to some of the most important works of musical theater and film.
Location of Other Archival Materials
See also the Comden and Green papers (*T-Mss 1986-004) in the Billy Rose Theatre Collection, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts for other materials on Green including, photographs, business and personal correspondence, notebooks, notes, contracts, award plaques, and sheet music.
Indexes
Collection guide available in repository and on internet.
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Occupation
Lyricists.
Screenwriters.
Television writers.
Added Author
Bernstein, Leonard, 1918-1990.
Comden, Betty.
Comden, Betty. Doll's Life.
Green, Adolph. Doll's Life.
Comden, Betty. On the Twentieth Century.
Green, Adolph. On the Twentieth Century.
Research Call Number
*T-Mss 2004-023
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