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William Gaxton papers

Title
William Gaxton papers, circa 1937-1961.
Author
Gaxton, William.

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Box 2Mixed materialSupervised use *T-Mss 2014-121 Box 2Offsite
Box 1Mixed materialSupervised use *T-Mss 2014-121 Box 1Offsite

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Description
.84 linear foot (2 boxes)
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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)
  • Unknown.
Call Number
*T-Mss 2014-121
OCLC
902877927
Author
Gaxton, William.
Title
William Gaxton papers, circa 1937-1961.
Restricted Access
Collection is open to the public. Library policy on photography and photocopying will apply. Advance notice may be required.
Summary
William Gaxton (1893-1963) was a writer and performer in vaudeville and musical comedy. His papers date from about 1937 to 1961, and consist primarily of scripts that he wrote or performed, including scripts for stage comedies, musicals, and radio and television sketches. Many of the sketches are for Gaxton and his long-time comedy partner, Victor Moore. The collection contains multiple versions of They Do or They Don't, a musical comedy that Gaxton co-wrote with Wallace Sullivan; and a script, synopses, and a fundraising letter for If I Were Queen, a musical comedy with a book by Gaxton and Polan Banks and lyrics by Ogden Nash. There are scripts and other materials related to a proposed television program called The Liars' Club, an audience-participation show that Gaxton developed in the 1950s. Other scripts include And No Birds Sing, Paradise Island, and The Big Shot. The collection includes some lyrics, monologues, and a small number of letters to Gaxton about his performances and writings.
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
Unknown.
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Research Call Number
*T-Mss 2014-121
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