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Lynne Overman collection of scripts

Title
Lynne Overman collection of scripts, circa 1915-1933.
Author
Overman, Lynne, 1887-1943.

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Box 1Mixed materialSupervised use *T-Mss 1989-017 Box 1Offsite
Box 2Mixed materialSupervised use *T-Mss 1989-017 Box 2Offsite

Details

Description
.84 linear foot (2 boxes)
Subjects
Genre/Form
Scripts (documents)
Access (note)
  • Collection is open to the public. Library policy on photography and photocopying will apply. Advance notice may be required.
Terms of Use (note)
  • The author/creator retains copyright of materials. For information on obtaining permission to publish, contact the Theatre Division at theatre@nypl.org.
Source (note)
  • Donated by Ellen Carter, 1989.
Call Number
*T-Mss 1989-017
OCLC
900615185
Author
Overman, Lynne, 1887-1943.
Title
Lynne Overman collection of scripts, circa 1915-1933.
Restricted Access
Collection is open to the public. Library policy on photography and photocopying will apply. Advance notice may be required.
Summary
Lynne Overman (1887-1943) was a comedic actor who was active in vaudeville and on Broadway between 1907 and 1933. His collection of scripts dates from about 1915 to 1933, and consist of scripts for comedic plays and sketches, many of which Overman performed in. There is also one radio script. Some of the scripts have handwritten changes or annotations. Scripts for one-act plays and sketches include "Mary's Ankle" by May Tully, "Dog Eat Dog" by Homer Mason, "Good Time Charlie" by Paul Gerard Smith, "The Highest Bidder" by Everett Ruskay, and "The Professional Fool" by Eric Blore. Ruskay's and Blore's scripts have extensive handwritten changes. Scripts for longer plays include Farewell Performance by James Ramsey Ullman, Button, Button by Maurice Clark, The Death Ray by Harry Mountford, and two different versions of Snare Drum by Louise Closser Hale (accompanied by a short note from Hale). There is one script for a proposed Canada Dry Ginger Ale radio program.
Terms Of Use
The author/creator retains copyright of materials. For information on obtaining permission to publish, contact the Theatre Division at theatre@nypl.org.
Source
Donated by Ellen Carter, 1989.
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Research Call Number
*T-Mss 1989-017
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