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BOX 1-14, 36-38 Scripts, 1945-1985
Arranged alphabetically by show title.
An American in Paris (film musical), 1951
Screenplay by Lerner, using pre-existing songs by George and Ira Gershwin.
BOX 36 Typescript, bound in leather
BOX 36 Typescript, bound in leather
Presentation copy from the Screen Writers' Guild for the best-written American musical of 1951.
The Best of Broadway (unproduced stage special), 1975
Script by Lerner framing various popular Broadway songs.
BOX-FOLDER 1/1 Draft script, Aug. 6, 1975
Brigadoon (stage musical), 1947 and (film musical), 1954
Book and lyrics by Lerner, music by Frederick Loewe.
BOX 36 Typescript, bound in leather
BOX-FOLDER 1/2 Typescript
BOX-FOLDER 1/3 Tams-Witmark prompt script
BOX-FOLDER 1/4 Tams-Witmark rental prompt script, later copy
BOX-FOLDER 1/5 Tams-Witmark script, Spanish translation
BOX-FOLDER 1/6 Sceenplay, Oct. 14, 1953
Marked "temporary complete."
Camelot (stage musical), 1960 and (film musical), 1967
Book and lyrics by Lerner, music by Frederick Loewe.
BOX-FOLDER 1/7 Tams-Witmark rental prompt script, Nov. 22, 1962
BOX 38 Script (published)
2 copies
One copy annotated by Lerner, the other inscribed by Lerner.
BOX-FOLDER 1/8 Screenplay, complete draft, undated
BOX-FOLDER 2/1 Screenplay, marked "final"
BOX-FOLDER 2/2 Screenplay, marked "revised final"
BOX-FOLDER 2/3 Script for Richard Burton revival, 1980
Contact sheet laid in.
BOX-FOLDER 2/4 Script for Richard Harris revival, 1981
BOX-FOLDER 2/5 Typed lyric sheets
Includes My fair lady and Gigi, incomplete.
Carmelina (musical), 1979
Lyrics by Lerner, book by Lerner and Joseph Stein, music by Burton Lane.
BOX-FOLDER 2/6 Final script with corrections
Notes laid in.
BOX-FOLDER 2/7 Final script
Notes laid in.
BOX-FOLDER 3/1 Stage manager's script
Numerous corrections, annotated.
BOX-FOLDER 3/2 First draft of revised script, Jan. 1986
Titled Someone in April.
Coco (musical), 1969
Book and lyrics by Lerner, music by André Previn.
BOX 36 Typescript, bound in leather
BOX-FOLDER 3/3 Draft script, Nov. 1966
BOX-FOLDER 3/4 Draft script, Aug. 1967
Revisions laid in.
BOX-FOLDER 3/5 Draft script, Sept. 14, 1967
BOX-FOLDER 3/6 Draft script 1, July 1968
BOX-FOLDER 3/7 Draft script 2, July 1968
With later revisions.
BOX-FOLDER 3/8 Incomplete draft script, Mar. 1969
BOX-FOLDER 4/1 Draft script, July 24, 1969
BOX-FOLDER 4/2 Script, Nov. 1969
Schedule laid in.
BOX-FOLDER 4/3 Script, Dec. 18, 1969
BOX-FOLDER 4/4-5 Script, marked "Insel," Dec. 18, 1969
Production schedules and audition sheets laid in.
BOX-FOLDER 4/6 Script fragments. circa 1966
BOX-FOLDER 4/7 Script fragments, Oct., 1968
BOX-FOLDER 4/8 Script fragments, 1969
BOX-FOLDER 5/1 Miscellaneous materials
Including Chanel quotations and a story about Chanel by Lerner.
Dance a Little Closer (musical), 1983
Book and lyrics by Lerner, music by Charles Strouse.
BOX-FOLDER 5/2 Working script, numerous annotations
The Day Before Spring (musical), 1945
Book and lyrics by Lerner, music by Frederick Loewe.
BOX 36 Typescript, bound in leather
BOX-FOLDER 5/3 Typescript
Five Slices of the Big Apple (TV special), 1977
Screenplay by Alan Jay Lerner, Eleanor Perry, Miguel Piñero, Alfred Hayes, and Charles Gordone.
BOX-FOLDER 5/4 Draft script of 'Annabel Lee,' circa 1976
Correspondence and notes laid in.
BOX-FOLDER 5/5 Final complete screenplay
Correspondence laid in.
Gigi (film musical), 1958 and (stage musical), 1973
Screenplay and lyrics by Lerner, music by Frederick Loewe.
BOX-FOLDER 5/6 Screenplay with numerous annotations and changes, some in Lerner's hand
BOX 36 Stage script, bound in leather
BOX-FOLDER 5/7 Stage script, Nov. 1973
Production materials laid in.
BOX-FOLDER 6/1 Stage script with numerous annotations (not in Lerner's hand), 1980's
Marked "amateur," possibly from revival.
Huckleberry Finn (unproduced film musical), 1951-1953
Screenplay and lyrics by Lerner, music by Burton Lane.
BOX-FOLDER 6/2 Screenplay, July 30, 1951
The Little Prince (film musical), 1974
BOX-FOLDER 6/3 Draft screenplay (complete) with a few additions and corrections, Feb. 1972
Lolita, My Love (stage musical), 1971
see also Light of My Life
Book and lyrics by Lerner, music by John Barry.
BOX-FOLDER 6/4 Lolita, screenplay by Vladimir Nabokov, 1960
BOX-FOLDER 6/5 Draft script, Dec. 24, 1970
BOX-FOLDER 6/6 Script, Philadelphia version, Feb. 16, 1971
BOX-FOLDER 6/7 Script, New York rehearsal version, circa Mar. 1971
Marked "never performed."
BOX-FOLDER 6/8 Working script used in Boston, Mar. 1971
Includes production notes.
BOX-FOLDER 7/1 Script, Boston version, Mar. 1971
BOX-FOLDER 7/2 Script, Boston version, undated
BOX-FOLDER 7/3 Light of My Life, revised version of Lolita, New York, Apr. 1971
BOX-FOLDER 7/4 Light of My Life, revised version of Lolita, July 1971
BOX-FOLDER 7/5 Draft script for Prologue, Apr. 23, 1971
BOX-FOLDER 7/6-9 Draft script for Act I, scene 1, Dec. 21, 1970-June 3, 1971
BOX-FOLDER 7/10-13 Draft script for Act 1, scene 2, Nov. 19, 1970-June 3, 1971
BOX-FOLDER 8/1-3 Draft script for Act 1, scene 3, Mar. 7-Mar. 23, 1971
BOX-FOLDER 8/4-6 Draft script for Act 1, scene 4, Jan. 13, 1971- Apr. 23, 1971
BOX-FOLDER 8/7-8 Draft script for Act 1, scene 5, Feb. 25, 1971 and Apr. 7, 1971
BOX-FOLDER 8/9-10 Draft script for Act 1, scene 6, Apr. 7, 1971 and Dec. 3, 1971
BOX-FOLDER 8/11-12 Draft script for Act 1, scene 7, Jan. 28, 1971 and Apr. 7, 1971
BOX-FOLDER 8/13-15 Draft script for Act 1, scene 8, Dec. 22, 1970- Apr. 7, 1971
BOX-FOLDER 8/16-18 Draft script for Act 1, scene 9, Feb. 8- Apr. 7, 1971, undated
BOX-FOLDER 8/19-21 Draft script for Act 1, scene 10, Nov. 18, 1970-Apr. 12, 1971
BOX-FOLDER 8/22 Draft script for Act 1, scene 11, Feb. 3, 1971
BOX-FOLDER 9/1 Draft script for Act 1, scene 12
Various drafts.
BOX-FOLDER 9/2 Draft script for Act 1, scene 13
Various drafts.
BOX-FOLDER 9/3 Draft script for Act 1, scene 14
Various drafts.
BOX-FOLDER 9/4-6 Draft script for Act 2, scene 1, Dec. 28, 1970-Apr. 4, 1971
BOX-FOLDER 9/7-9 Draft script for Act 2, scene 2, Feb. 7, 1971-Apr. 9, 1971
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