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BOX 38-56 Writings File, 1922-1968
Plays in multiple stages of their composition and production, as well as press reaction and research and background material. Also includes material on the "Revolting Playwrights" movement (1935). Poems of Paul Sifton start in the post-World War I period, and end with To the Dallas Underpass (1965). Both Siftons are represented in newspaper and magazine articles; short stories; and book reviews. Book projects of Paul Sifton include an unpublished autobiographical novel (1922); an expose of John L. Lewis (1943); and a proposed work on fisheries in the Third World (1962).
BOX 38 Plays
[1922], Corn [PFS], one-act play
[1925], Oil! [PFS], a futurity
1927, The Belt [PFS]
Prompting copy
Director's copy
Marked printer's copy
1928, The American Beauty [PFS and CGS] (2 copies)
[1928-1929], The Break [PFS and CGS], a mass play
[1929-1930], Three skits [PFS and CGS]
[1930], Jane Daugherty [PFS and CGS], later White Savage, rough drafts
[1930], Jane Daugherty [PFS and CGS], typescript
[1930-1931], White Savage, screenplay by PFS and John P. Fort
BOX 39 1930, Glory [PFS and CGS], revised version (2 copies)
1930, Midnight [PFS and CGS]
Early version, "Night of the Execution"
Second version, "In the Meantime"
Marked rehearsal copy
Theatre Guild version
Reading version
BOX 40 1931-1933, 1931--- [PFS and CGS]
Early version, "Son of God"
Production version
German versions I and II
(2 folders)
French version
Reworkings for Interludes
1932, Riviera Blue [PFS and CGS]
Early draft version
Acting typescript
1932, American Beauty [PFS and CGS], formerly "Revolt in the Castle"
BOX 41 1932, The Mayor's Husband [PFS and CGS], formerly "The Woman Complex," screenplay
(2 folders)
[1932], The Killer Who Laughed [PFS and CGS], screenplay
Early version
Corrected script
1933, Blood on the Moon [PFS and CGS]
New York version
Los Angeles version
French version
[1933-1934], My Country 'Tis of Thee [PFS and CGS], screenplay
1934, The Drift [PFS and CGS]
Early version, "Red Kate"
Corrected typescript
BOX 42 Corrected script
Blocking (production) script
Final typescript
Reading version
1934, Midnight; screenplay by Chester Erskine
1936, Credits [PFS and CGS], a sketch
1936, Give All Thy Terrors to the Wind [PFS and CGS], one-act play
Rough draft
Corrected typescript
As printed in New Theatre and Film Magazine (January 1938)
BOX 43 1936, The Crime of the Century [PFS and CGS]
Rough drafts
(2 folders)
Corrected typescript
Later typescript
1937, The Doctors [PFS and CGS], one-act play
Rough drafts
(2 folders)
Corrected typescript
BOX 44 Director's copy
Final acting script
1937, Hannibal Had Elephants [PFS and CGS], typescript
1938, Kate Larsen [PFS and CGS], one-act play
1939, notes on brief plays [CGS]
1939, Second Honeymoon [CGS], one-act play, rough draft and typescript
1939, Boys Will Be Boys [CGS], one-act play, rough draft and typescript
1939, Kilowatt [CGS], one-act play, corrected typescript
1939, Ernie [CGS], one-act play, corrected and final typescripts
1939, Night and the Road Before Them [CGS], blackout
1939, untitled one-act political play [PFS], rough draft and typescript
1940, Michael [PFS and CGS]
Rough drafts
(2 folders)
BOX 45 Corrected typescript
Ribbon typescript
1948-1950, The Girdle of Venus [PFS and CGS]
Ribbon copy
BOX 46 Press notices, background, etc.
1927, The Belt
Press notices
1930, Midnight, press notices
1931, 1931—, press notices
1931-1933, 1931—, press notices, background
1932-1934, press notices, miscellany
1934-1936, Blood on the Moon, press notices
1935, background of the "Revolting Playwrights," Theatre Guild picketed by PFS and Virgil Ceddes, new dramatists' organizations
1937-1938, Give All Thy Terrors to the Wind, photographs, miscellany
1938-1939, The Doctors, press notices
BOX 47 Miscellany
1920s, thoughts on producers [PFS], playlet, "Same to You"
1929-1956, agreements
1938, Kate Larsen [PFS and CGS], printed in One Act Play Magazine (June-July 1938)
1940, Ernie [CGS], printed in One Act Play Magazine and Theatre Review (Jan. 1940)
1940s-1960s, research material for The Girdle of Venus
Praise for her theatrical agent [CGS]
BOX 48 Poems [PFS], other writings
1920s, poems [PFS]
1942-1965, poems [PFS]
1965, To the Dallas Underpass [PFS]
(2 folders)
Final version
Book review [PFS]
Articles and drafts [PFS] on Menckenism
Articles [PFS] on ethics of Pulitzers, newspapers
Articles and drafts [PFS] on Elizabeth Gurley Flynn
Articles [PFS] for the New York World
Articles [PFS] fragments
[1927], article [CGS] on fashion
1920s, David [CGS], short story
BOX 49 1931-1935, short stories and articles [PFS and CGS]
[1932-1933], article [CGS and Ruth Esther Howe], Little Woman, What Now?
Book project [PFS] Notes on America, with early titles
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