Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Movie and television scripts

Abstract

The Movie and television scripts collection (dated 1961-1990, undated; 1.6 cubic feet; 4 boxes) comprises movie and television scripts that document script writing and production for movies and television in the United States and England in the second half of the twentieth century.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Movie and television scripts
Extent
1.6 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Scripts.
Screenplays.
Television
Television programs.
Arrangement
Collection is arranged alphabetically by title. The Wade Hall Collection of American Letters has been processed into discrete collections based on provenance.
Finding Aid Author
Rachel Holbrook; Sarah Coblentz
Preferred Citation
2009ms132.0016: [identification of item], Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Movie and television scripts, 1961-1990, undated, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
No biographical information available.
American Letters collector Wade Hall (1934-2015) was a native of Union Springs, Alabama. Starting in 1962, he lived in Louisville, where he taught English and chaired the English and Humanities/Arts programs at Kentucky Southern College and Bellarmine University. He also taught at the University of Illinois and the University of Florida. He held degrees from Troy State University (B.S.), the University of Alabama (M.A.), and the University of Illinois (Ph.D.). He served for two years in the U.S. Army in the mid-fifties. Dr. Hall was the author of books, monographs, articles, plays, and reviews relating to Kentucky, Alabama, and Southern history and literature. His most recent books include A Visit with Harlan Hubbard; High Upon a Hill: A History of Bellarmine College; A Song in Native Pastures: Randy Atcher's Life in Country Music; and Waters of Life from Conecuh Ridge.
Scope and Content
The Movie and television scripts collection (dated 1961-1990, undated; 1.6 cubic feet; 4 boxes) comprise movie scripts that document film making in the United States and England in the second half of the twentieth century. A majority of scripts are based off of true stories and novels. The scripts come from popular television shows such as Murder, She Wrote; M*A*S*H*, The Jeffersons, and movies such as The Gift of the Magi and The Swarm. Three of the television scripts are signed by prominent actors in each show, Angela Lansbury for Murder, She Wrote; Alan Alda for M*A*S*H*, and Marla Gibbs for The Jeffersons; and the movie The Swarm is signed by actor George Segal.
The Movie and television scripts collection is part of the Wade Hall Collection of American letters, which includes correspondence and diaries from all over North America covering the time period of the Civil to Korean Wars. The materials were collected by Wade Hall and document everyday men and women.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Access Collection is open to researchers by appointment.
Use Restrictions
The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.

Contents of the Collection

Autographs , undated

  • Box 1, folder 1
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A Chorus Line [now known as Twigs], undated

  • Box 3, folder 1
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Dylan signed by Vincente Minnelli, 1962

  • Box 3, folder 2
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Fair Game , 1961 July 12

  • Box 1, folder 2
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Fantasy Island The Handyman and Tattoo's Romance, 1979

  • Box 3, folder 3
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The Gift of the Magi , 1978

  • Box 3, folder 4
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The Jefferson My Guy, George signed by Marla Gibbs, 1984

  • Box 3, folder 5
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Justus , 1978 June 15

  • Box 1, folder 3
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Little Miss Marker , 1978

  • Box 3, folder 6
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The Magic Garden , undated

  • Box 1, folder 5
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M*A*S*H* Dear Sigmund signed by Alan Alda, 1976

  • Box 3, folder 7
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Maude The Obscene Phone Call, 1977

  • Box 3, folder 8
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Murder, She Wrote Fixer Upper signed by Angela Lansbury, 1989

  • Box 3, folder 9
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The Neighborhood Game , undated

  • Box 1, folder 6
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Norman, Is That You? , 1969

  • Box 4, folder 1
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Pat Boone and Family , 1978

  • Box 4, folder 2
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Phantom of the Open Hearth , 1978

  • Box 4, folder 3
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The Phoenix File , undated

  • Box 1, folder 7
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Prime Time , 1990 January 15

  • Box 1, folder 4
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The Sea Wolves , 1979 April 10

  • Box 2, folder 1
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Shirley Equity Begins at Home, 1979

  • Box 4, folder 4
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Sun City Scandals '72 , 1972

  • Box 4, folder 5
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The Swarm signed by George Segal, 1977

  • Box 4, folder 6
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Think of an Evening in June , undated

  • Box 2, folder 2
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Up, Up-Oops!! , undated

  • Box 2, folder 3
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We, The People , undated

  • Box 2, folder 4
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Will (The Bawdy Bard) , 1969

  • Box 4, folder 7
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21-Gun Salute , undated

  • Box 2, folder 5
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