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BOX 149-160 MAPCASE 6 Writings, 1939-1998
Correspondence, clippings, manuscript drafts and completed works, proofs, published works, and speeches.
Arranged into two subseries: Works by Berle and Works by Others.
Works by Berle, 1939-1998
Correspondence, clippings, manuscript drafts and completed works, proofs, published works, and speeches.
Arranged into five file units: Books, Short Stories, Articles, Newspaper Columns, and Eulogies and Speeches.
Books
BOX 149/1-4 B. S. I Love You, undated
Typescript
BOX 149/5-7, 150/1-2 Earthquake, 1959
Typescript, uncorrected proof
BOX 150/3-7, 151/1-2 Further Adventures of Milton Berle's Private Joke File, undated
Typescript
BOX 151/3 How to Improve Your Ego, undated
Typescript, photographs
BOX 151/4-152/1 The Kneeling God, undated
Bound volumes
BOX 152/3 Laughingly Yours, undated
Typescript
BOX 152/3 Milton Berle's Private Joke File, 1989
Bound volume
Presentation copy
BOX 153/1-7-155/1 Milton Berle's Private Joke File, undated
Typescript
BOX 155/2-4 Out of My Trunk, undated
Typescript
BOX 155/5-7 Out of My Trunk, 1945, 1948
Published versions
BOX 155/8-9, 156/1-6 Sit Still, My Soul, undated
Typescript
BOX 156/7-10 Proposals, 1986, 1990, undated
Contents:
  • Fifty Years at the Friars
  • How to Cook Somebody: The Milton Berle Roast Book
  • Laugh and Live Longer
  • They Made Me Laugh
Short Stories
BOX 156/11 Chicken Feet, undated
BOX 156/12 A Family of Monsters, undated
BOX 156/13 A Gorgeous Detective, 1990
BOX 156/14 The Greatest Salesman in the World, undated
BOX 156/15 The Jester, undated
BOX 156/16 The Joy Killer, undated
BOX 157/1 The Next Best Thing, 1991, undated
BOX 157/2 Old Shoes, 1987, January 23
BOX 157/3 Reading, undated
BOX 157/4 Stories of Fuatami by Sashimi, undated
BOX 157/5 Tracks, undated
BOX 157/6 Tuesday Night Candy, undated
BOX 157/7 The White Shirt, undated
Articles
BOX 157/8 "Berle's Eye View of the Democratic National Convention," The Hollywood Reporter, 1960, July 15
BOX 157/9 The Catskills, undated
Typescript
BOX 157/10 Crime Does Not Pay, undated
Typescript
BOX 157/11 "How I Made a Million," Stag, 1953 November
BOX 157/12 "I'll Always Remember My Greatest Audience," Parade, 1961, May 14
BOX 157/13 Living in a Pressure Cooker, undated
Typescript
BOX 157/14 "Milton Berle Recalls. . . My Mother the Trouper," The Troupers Trunk, 1968 January
BOX 157/15 My Boy Bill, undated
Typescript
BOX 157/16 "No Time on My Hands," undated
BOX 157/17 "So You Want To Write Songs," Billboard, 1939, October 3
BOX 157/18 "TV Is a Killer," This Week Magazine, 1955, February 6
BOX 157/19 A Visit to a Large Planet, undated
Typescript
BOX 157/20 Waiting, undated
Typescript
BOX 157/21 "When Paradise Lost Milton," New York Mirror Magazine, 1960, March 3
Typescript
BOX 157/22 Miscellaneous Writings, 1991, undated
Typescripts
Contents:
  • Berle on Youngman
  • Forward to "Comedy How to Write It"
  • Juxtaposition
  • One Door Closes
  • What Television Has Taught Me
Newspaper Columns
BOX 158/1 The Berling Point, 1940-1942, 1946
Clippings
BOX-FOLDER 158/2-8 The Berling Point, 1941-1942, 1945-1946
Typescripts
BOX-FOLDER 158/9 Guest Columns, 1946-1947, undated
BOX-FOLDER 159/1-3 MAPCASE-DRAWER 6/5 McNaught Syndicate 1949 June-November
Typescripts, page proofs
Includes correspondence
Eulogies and Speeches
BOX-FOLDER 159/4-24 Eulogies, 1981-1991
Contents:
  • Ball, Lucille
  • Baruch, Andre
  • Barton, Ben
  • Berle, Jack
  • Berle, Rosalind
  • Cummings, Bob
  • Duff, Howard
  • Fain, Sammy
  • Flippen, J. C.
  • Fromme, Milton
  • Hutton, Jim
  • Jessel, George
  • Kraig, Bob
  • Packard, Elon "Packy"
  • Pickman, Kay
  • Ritz, Harry
  • Shawn, Dick
  • Silvers, Phil
  • Slate, Fay
  • Skelton, Red
  • Thomas, Danny
BOX-FOLDER 159/25 Speeches, 1990, 1998, undated
Contents:
  • Birthday, 1998
  • End of Season
  • Friars Installation
  • Friars President's Message
  • [Sight Award] Acceptance
  • Unidentified
Works by Others, 1987
Manuscript drafts.
Arranged alphabetically by last name of author.
BOX-FOLDER 159/26 Allen, Steve, "Frank Fay," undated
BOX-FOLDER 159/27 Burns, George, "100 Years, 100 Stories," (exerpts), undated
BOX-FOLDER 159/28 Burns, George, "Foreword From a Friend," 1987, May 1
BOX-FOLDER 160/1 Fuld, Leo, "Nobody Knows," undated
BOX-FOLDER 160/2 Half Moon, undated
BOX-FOLDER 160/3 Kelly, Walter C., "Of Me I Sing," undated
BOX-FOLDER 160/4-6 Phillips, Arthur, "Jokers Are Wild," undated
BOX-FOLDER 160/7 Rowntree, Gordon, "Masters of the Field of Comedy," undated
BOX-FOLDER 160/8 Sheldon, Sidney, "Introduction to [B. S. I Love You]," undated
BOX 161-171; 248; 261 Business Papers, 1925-1997
Advertisements, agreements, budgets, contracts, correspondence, financial reports and invoices, music, programs, reports, routines, and telegrams.
Arranged alphabetically into eight file units: Comedy Software, Contracts, Financials, Licensing Agreements, Paid Invoices, Production Files, Representation, and Song Management. Within each, file units are arranged alphabetically or chronologically as appropriate.
Comedy Software
BOX-FOLDER 161/1 Agreements, 1990-1994
BOX-FOLDER 161/2 Miscellaneous, 1992-1996
BOX-FOLDER 161/3 Publicity, undated
BOX-FOLDER 161/4 Taxes, 1992-1996
Contracts
BOX-FOLDER 161/5 Berle, Miscellaneous, 1925, 1948-1949, 1993-1994
BOX-FOLDER 161/6-10 Berle Performances, 1932-1951, 1960-1963, 1983-1995
BOX-FOLDER 161/11 Playboy Club, Atlantic City, 1983 June
BOX-FOLDER 161/12 Windmill Dinner Theatre, 1983
BOX-FOLDER 161/13 Rivers, Joan, La Cage aux Folles, 1986
BOX-FOLDER 161/14 Talent, 1935, 1948, 1953
Financials
BOX-FOLDER 162/1 Cyclohm Motor Corp., 1947
BOX-FOLDER 162/2-8; 248/4 Milton Berle Enterprises - Moe Morris & Company Accounting, 1945-1954
BOX-FOLDER 162/9 Off to Buffalo Company, 1939, undated
BOX-FOLDER 163/1 Richard Killman Productions, "Early to Bed," 1943-1944
BOX-FOLDER 163/2-4; 248/5 Sagebrush Enterprises, Inc., 1951-1953, 1989
BOX-FOLDER 163/5 Seventeen & Company, 1951, 1953
BOX-FOLDER 163/6 Top Banana Company, 1951-1954
Licensing Agreements
BOX-FOLDER 163/7 Direct to Retail - Texaco Star Theatre, 1992-1993
BOX-FOLDER 163/8 The Last Supper - Name Credit, 1997
BOX-FOLDER 163/9 Miscellaneous, 1949, 1991-1997
BOX-FOLDER 164/1-2 NBC-Berle Show, 1982-1992
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