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BOX 132-139 Buchwald v. Paramount Pictures Corporation, 1981-1999
The Buchwald v. Paramount Pictures Corporation series chronicles a lawsuit Buchwald and producer, Alain Bernheim, filed against Paramount Pictures in 1988 for breach of contract in the development of a film treatment. The suit was filed in the state of California on Buchwald’s claim that Paramount Pictures based their film Coming to America on his and Bernheim’s treatment titled “King for a Day,” thereby violating their contract agreements providing them compensation and credit if Paramount Pictures produced a movie based on their creative work. Buchwald was ultimately awarded damages in 1992. This series comprehensively documents the legal proceedings of the suit and includes draft copies of Buchwald's "King for a Day" and the screenplay directly based on his treatment, the initial complaint filed in 1988, briefs, motions, memoranda, depositions, and court transcripts. Correspondence from friends and colleagues reflect reactions to the suit and its outcome and a collection of clippings and a scrapbook chronicle press coverage of the case.
Material types include briefs, correspondence, dispositions, memoranda, motions, newspaper clippings, and transcripts.
Arranged chronologically.
BOX 132 1981-1986
(2 folders)
BOX 133 1987-1989
(6 folders)
BOX 134 1988-1989
(8 folders)
BOX 135 1989-1990
(6 folders)
BOX 136 1990
(6 folders)
BOX 137 1990-1991 See also Container OV 9, Scrapbook (circa 1990)
(8 folders)
BOX 138 1991-1994
(9 folders)
BOX 139 1994-1999, undated
(9 folders)
BOX 140-176 Administrative File, 1953-2006
The Administrative File documents Buchwald’s management of his career, finances, and public persona. This series extensively chronicles Buchwald’s financial status, speaking engagement logistics, and publishing matters such as copyrights, royalties, and syndication. A chronological file focuses on Buchwald’s speaking engagements and finances and includes contracts, correspondence with event organizers, travel itineraries, monthly expense records, and monthly financial statements, which list sources of income, net worth, and expenses. Evidence of Buchwald’s public persona and celebrity is found in a publicity file, which comprises newspaper clippings featuring articles about Buchwald, biographical material, interview transcripts, and digital audio and video files of interviews with Buchwald, especially toward the end of his life while in hospice care. Contracts, storyboards, correspondence, programs, brochures, and screenplays reflecting a number of television, radio, stage, and screen production projects are also found in this series and include correspondence and program synopses of Buchwald’s radio program Buchwald On. Projects documented in this series range from Buchwald’s active involvement and creative participation to projects where he granted permission to others to use his works. Material in this series reflects Buchwald’s involvement in production projects from an administrative perspective and does not include Buchwald’s creative works. Researchers should consult the Writings series for Buchwald’s creative works as an author and playwright and the Speeches series for transcripts of Buchwald’s remarks at speaking engagements.
Material types include contracts, copyright renewals, correspondence, digital files, expense reports, financial statements, itineraries, newspaper clippings, photographs, and royalty statements.
Arranged alphabetically by topic or material type. File structure of the digital content included in this series was maintained as received.
BOX 140 Authors' League of America, 1965-1969
BOX 140 Chronological file
BOX 140 1962-1974
(11 folders)
BOX 141 1974-1986
(12 folders)
BOX 142 1986-1987
(11 folders)
BOX 143 1987
(8 folders)
BOX 144 1987-1988
(8 folders)
BOX 145 1988-1990
(7 folders)
BOX 146 1990-1991
(8 folders)
BOX 147 1991-1992
(8 folders)
BOX 148 1992
(7 folders)
BOX 149 1992-1993
(8 folders)
BOX 150 1993-1994
(8 folders)
BOX 151 1994
(7 folders)
BOX 152 1994-1995
(8 folders)
BOX 153 1995-1996
(8 folders)
BOX 154 1996
(7 folders)
BOX 155 1996-1997
(8 folders)
BOX 156 1997-1999
(10 folders)
BOX 157 2002-2005
(1 folder)
BOX 157 Contracts
BOX 157 1953-1995
(9 folders)
BOX 158 1996-2003
(2 folders)
Financial management
BOX 158 Investments, 1975-2004
BOX 158 Julius Lefkowitz and Company, 1980-1984
BOX 158 Miscellany, 1956, 1973-2004
BOX 158 Starr and Company, 1984-2003
(2 folders)
BOX 158 Wallin, Simon, Black and Company
BOX 158 1983
(2 folders)
BOX 159 1985-1993
(1 folder)
BOX 159 Production projects
BOX 159 Audio recordings, 1960-1989
DF Audio recordings - Sex and the College Boy, 1964
Digital ID: mss86197_178_003
BOX 159 Miscellany, 1960-1969
BOX 159 Radio
BOX 159 Buchwald On: The Art Buchwald Radio Program, CoMedia Productions, Ltd.
BOX 159 Correspondence, 1968-1969
(2 folders)
BOX 159 Miscellany, 1969 See also Container OV 1, Cigar
BOX 159 Program synopses, 1969-1971
(6 folders)
BOX 159 General, 1962-1985
BOX 160 Screen
BOX 160 "All Spooked Out," Tardy-Green Productions, Ltd., and Alma Productions, Inc., 1993
BOX 160 American Parade, CBS News, 1983-1984
BOX 160 Bill Melendez Productions, Inc., 1969-1976 See also Container OV 10, Storyboard illustrations
BOX 160 British Broadcasting Corp., 1979-1981
BOX 160 "The Buchwald-Capp Report," Irving Gitlin Productions, Inc., 1965
BOX 160 The Entertainers, CBS Television Network, 1964
BOX 160 Fine Arts Films, Inc., 1980-1981
BOX 160 "I Was a Beard for Errol Flynn, and I Found God," production and treatment offers, 1976-1990
(2 folders)
BOX 160 MGM Entertainment Co., 1963-1967
BOX 160 "Paris After Dark," screenplay (treatment for "Four Letters from Paris"), 1957-1959
(2 folders)
BOX 160 P.S. from Paris, screenplay by John Kohn, Howard Leeds, and Julian Moore, undated
BOX 161 Richard Williams, Ltd., Washington Post advertisement, circa 1979 See Container OV 7, Animation celluloids
BOX 161 Television offers (general), 1974-1984
BOX 161 Stage
BOX 161 The Art of Living, Oscar Lewenstein, Ltd., and Donmar Productions, Ltd., 1956-1961 See also Container OV 10, Poster
(4 folders)
BOX 161 Bollo the Leopard: An Endangered Species Fable, DramaDiaries Unlimited, 1975
BOX 161 An Evening without Buchwald or, Where Is Art?, The Wits' End Players, Atlanta, Ga., 1976
BOX 161 "Impeach Art Buchwald," Stephanie Sills Productions, Inc., 1967
BOX 161 Liberal Art! A Buchwald Showcase, Cape Cod Community College, Cape Cod, Mass., 2002
BOX 162 Red, White, and Buchwald, Georgetown University Theatre, Washington, D.C., 1974
BOX 162 William Morris Agency, 1969-1970
BOX 162 Biographical material, 1965, 1981-2002
(2 folders)
BOX 162 Biographical questionnaires, 1977, 1989
BOX 162 Biography, "Art Buchwald: The Wit of Washington," A&E Television Networks
BOX 162 Planning material, 1996-1998
(2 folders)
DF Video files, 1998
Digital ID: mss86197_178_005
BOX 162 Clippings
BOX 162 1949-1959
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