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Individual Production, Project, and Performance Files (continued)
Sweet Charity (Stage) (Fosse and Verdon) (continued)
Black 3 ring binder with photos of sketches, 10/27/65, costume plot with notes and item lists
BOX 26E Sheet Music
2 are autographed by Simon, Coleman, Fields: "If My Friends...," "Poor Everybody Else;" also: "Where Am I Going," "Big Spender," "Too Many Tomorrows," "Baby, Dream Your Dream," "You Should See Yourself"
BOX 26F Sheet Music
"You Should See Yourself" (2 copies); "If My Friends..." (2 copies)
BOX 26D Correspondence, Opening Night
1/29/66; extensive telegrams and correspondence
Miscellaneous
Telegram announcing tour of NYC company; note on 1967 program; Bob Fosse itinerary for Miami tour; costume list from Eaves-Brooks Costume Company, undated; 2 programs from Banshees award to Bob Hope, 4/26/66, featuring dances from Sweet Charity
BOX 30C Premiere
2 souvenir programs, 2 opening night tickets
BOX 26D, 30C Programs
Playbills: Shubert Theatre, 12/66 (2 copies), Palace Theatre, 6/67; Stagebills: Palace Theatre, 1/67, 2/67, 2/66 (3 copies), 9/66, 10/66
BOX 57C Songbook
Songbook, "Sweet Charity: Vocal Selections"
BOX 86A Miscellaneous
Sketch, 12 1/2 x 18,"Dear Ms. Charity ...," by Bob Costello
BOX 86B Handbill
Sweet Charity (stage), 15x22, color, Theatre de la Music production
BOX 93A Poster
Framed poster, 15x23, original, color, Verdon, Palace Theatre
Scripts
[Note: Identifications such as "Director's final draft," or "rehearsal draft," are taken directly from the scripts themselves, as are dates. Scripts may be duplicates. The terms "annotated," "notations," "markings" refer not only to commentary written on the scripts, but also any cuts, revisions, dialogue changes, etc., that have been marked on a particular script. Also check "Sweet Charity (Revivals) - scripts" for Las Vegas, 1967, version.]
BOX 26A Script, "Original Two Act Version..."
Marked "Original 2 Act Version, before Simon," and "Book by Bert Louis," dated 7/10/65; 143 pp., carbon and originals (?), with handwritten annotations; also marked "Bob's original script for Sweet Charity"
Script, early "Fosse version"
Marked # 24, "Gwen Verdon, Fosse Version, "Book by Bert Louis;" 135 pp., very few annotations, but includes notes such as "This is to be musicalized..."
Script, revised 8/65
Carbon; 75 pp.; Act One only; no annotations
Script, Act Two, draft, 62 pp., Act Two; some annotation; carbon
Script, Neil Simon's 1st draft, grey binder
Marked "Doc's 1st draft;" incomplete, mainly 2nd Act, few annotations
Script, Neil Simon's 1st Act revisions, red folder
Marked same and "Revised, Aug. 1965;" unmarked; ALSO: miscellaneous - character list for "New Act I," staff directory, tentative production schedule 8/24/65, dancer list, "conceivable running order," "possible numbers, both songs & dances," some lyrics; also: red folder marked "Extra Pages," "I don't know where they belong," containing assorted unmarked script pages
Script, first cuts, orange vinyl cover
Marked "First Cuts" "Bob Fosse" and # 62, "Book by Neil Simon; 119 pp.; few annotations
Script, green cover
Marked "Book by Neil Simon," # 51, "Broadway Version;" 119 pp.; no annotations
Script, green cover
Marked "Book by Neil Simon," # 51 (sic), "Broadway Version;" 119 pp.; no annotations
Script, green cover
Marked "Book by Neil Simon," # 51 (sic), "Broadway Version;" 119 pp.; no annotations
BOX 26B Production script, Paul Phillips, black spring binder
Marked # 8; Phillips was stage manager; tabbed script with all acts marked, including tech plot, light cues, etc., annotated; and file folder marked "(Paul Phillips) advance materials for Sweet Charity" includes xeroxed photos, prop list, running order, staff directory
BOX 30B Fosse's Notebook
Containing handwritten choreography notes, etc.
BOX 26A Fosse Notes
This has some Sweet Charity filmscript pages, but also has notes attached to various drafts: A) "Early notes on show called Dance Hall before seeing Cabiria" B) "Translation of Spanish Man in (?) Charnin didn't get" C) "Misc. notes on Sweet Charity;" These notes are in Bob Fosse's hand
BOX 27A Script, orange vinyl cover
Title paged marked "old, #80;" 119 pp.; unmarked; undated
Script, red vinyl cover
Marked #1; 126 pp.; unmarked; including cast of characters, synopsis of scenes, musical numbers, etc.
Script, red vinyl cover
Marked #26; 126 pp.; unmarked; including cast of characters, synopsis of scenes, musical numbers, etc.
Script, red vinyl cover, 126 pp.; unmarked; including cast of characters, synopsis of scenes, musical numbers, etc.
Script, blue vinyl cover, 126 pp.; unmarked; including cast of characters, synopsis of scenes, musical numbers, etc.
Script, Tams-Witmark Music Library, maroon vinyl cover, 126 pp.; no notation; labeled "Property of Tams-Witmark Music Library on cover
Sweet Charity (Film)
BOX 30D Magazine Reviews
Look, 7/9/68: "Sweet Charity" by Jack Hamilton (2 copies)
Dance Magazine, 2/69: "Bob Fosse Translates Sweet Charity from Stage to Screen," by Viola Hegyi Swisher (2 copies)
Motion Picture Herald, 6/68: "On the Set of Sweet Charity," by Tom Gray
Dance Magazine, 7/69: "Sweet Charity," by Maria Harriton (cut out)
Today's Cinema 2/24/69: "How Fosse Went To Hollywood," by John Ware
Kine Weekly (UK), 2/22/69: Sweet Charity review, by Graham Clarke
BOX 30C Preview Program
BOX 30E Newspaper Clippings
BOX 30D Press Reviews
This category includes transcripts of radio and television coverage, as well as print reviews
BOX 30E Newspaper Clippings, France
BOX 30A Legal Correspondence, 1966-68
Correspondence re: motion picture rights, Fellini (Nights Of Cabiria), and De Laurentiis; extensive correspondence on the Universal Pictures rights purchase; correspondence re: agreements with Fields, Simon, Bob Fosse; copy of procedure re: distribution of monies with respect to motion picture rights for Sweet Charity; correspondence re: associate producer (Bob Fosse) with Universal Pictures; correspondence re: music rights
Step Outline
I.A.L. Diamond, 7/28/67 (2 copies)
Locations Research, NYC
Postcards and brochures; extensive photo file stored elsewhere
Preview Cards
Phoenix, AZ 12/6/68; Chicago, IL 12/7/68
Miscellaneous
Correspondence, personal congratulations; Schiller interview with Gwen Verdon and Bob Fosse; undated Bob Fosse biography; correspondence from the Association Francaise de la Critique protesting cut version of film from Universal, May 1969; staff and crew list, etc.
Recording
4/23/68 phonodisc recording of "I'm a Brass Band rehearsal (film?)
Location: MBRS
BOX 27E Clapboard
Universal City Studios, 6/15/68, autographed by crew
Scripts
[Note: Identifications such as "Director's final draft," or "rehearsal draft," are taken directly from the scripts themselves, as are dates. Scripts may be duplicates. The terms "annotated," "notations," "markings" refer not only to commentary written on the scripts, but also any cuts, revisions, dialogue changes, etc., that have been marked on a particular script.]
BOX 30A Screenplay, 1st draft, 8/8/67, red cover
Marked "1st draft screenplay by I.A.L. Diamond (Scenes 1 through 87) 8/8/67;" 27 pp.; few annotations
Screenplay, 1st draft, 8/17/67, yellow cover
Marked "1st draft screenplay by I.A.L. Diamond, Scenes 1 through 75, revised 8/17/67;" 51 pp., annotations
Screenplay, 1st draft, 11/16/67, green cover
By Peter Stone; 84 pp.; some annotations
Screenplay, 1st draft, 11/28/67, "Director", green Universal Studios cover
Marked "Director" on cover; by Peter Stone; with Bob Fosse notes and markings; 146 pp.
Screenplay, 1st draft, 11/28/67, green Universal Studios cover
Unmarked copy; 146 pp.
BOX 27C Final screenplay, "Director's," 1/17/68, black 3 ring binder
Marked on cover: "Script, Mr. Fosse;" 140 pp., with revised pages; some annotation
BOX 30B Synopsis, Notes, Nights Of Cabiria
4/67 synopsis of the film Nights Of Cabiria; synopsis of Sweet Charity, by Neil Simon; notes (typed) to Bob Fosse from Robert Arthur on film editing; script pages, dialogue, revisions, and extensive annotations, with extensive Bob Fosse handwritten versions and notes. Note: This file contains some material pertaining to the original stage production, but was kept intact as Fosse had filed it
Screenplay, 1st draft 9/28/67, blue spring binder: The Carol Burnett Show, Gwen Verdon)
By Peter Stone; 122 pp; some annotations;
Fosse's Notes, blue spring binder: Sweet Charity - Der Fuhrer
Bob Fosse's notebook, important, containing shooting notes, general notes (location lists, construction schedules, etc); lyrics, camera shots, estimated footage; interoffice memos; shooting schedules, score information, staff and crew lists; movement/dance notes; partial storyboard, and so on.
Notebooks
[Note: These belong with the scripts.]
Director's Notebook
"Banner Line" composition notebook, with only a few pages of Bob Fosse's writing; includes some loose memo pad sheets
Music notes, green paper cover
Editing notes for music, dated 7/30/68
Musical numbers, blue cover
Shooting script for musical numbers, with a few Bob Fosse notes
Casting, blue cover
Cast list with character/actor names and contact sheets
Sweet Charity - "Oscar", blue cover
Role outline, Bob Fosse dialogue ideas, etc. on Oscar section of film; note to reader from Bob Fosse at front.
Sweet Charity - "Oscar", blue cover
Original (# 5 is duplicate), with a few handwritten annotations
Sweet Charity - "Movie Star", blue cover
Outline, Bob Fosse idea for dialogue, etc. on particular character
Endings - miscellaneous versions, blue cover
Script pages, draft pages, revisions, some Bob Fosse annotations
Endings - revised versions
Script pages from final screenplay, dated 1/17/68; with revised endings and alternate endings dated 8/1/68
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