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Individual Production, Project, and Performance Files (continued)
Big Deal (Fosse) (continued)
"Possible Yes, "A" file rejects"
"Finals 11/22/85"
Audition cards
"Callbacks, Fri., 11/22/85"
Audition cards, photo/resumes, schedules, contact sheets
"Finals, "B" file photo/resumes"
"Finals, "No," photo/resumes"
General photo/resumes, letters
"#3, women outs"
Audition cards, Bob Fosse notes
"Polaroids and "A" file photo/resumes"
BOX 8B Production Miscellaneous, including technical crew and cast
Talent list for production budget; Big Deal reading cast list, 1981; casting correspondence with Howard Feuer; script assignments; film shoot/lyrics/dance notes; Herb Gardner's "2nd verse of Who's Yr. Little Whozis?"
Production Correspondence
3/19/86 letter from Gerry Schoenfeld, Chairman of the Board, Shubert Organization, to Bob Fosse detailing their suggestions for changes, etc. in show, 3 pp.
BOX 9A Legal/Financial Correspondence, 1969-86
1968, financial and rights agreements with writers, producers, director, including Italian movie rights correspondence; correspondence re contracts: Bob Fosse - director/choreographer; copyright search report, correspondence with David Begelman and Sam Cohn; including some miscellaneous such as theatre charges, Bob Fosse
Legal Contracts (#1)
Bob Fosse contracts and drafts: production contract with Shuberts; director services; choreography; Riff Productions (executive producer services); letter agreement; and explanatory letters between Bob Fosse and ICM
Legal Contracts (#2)
Production contract with Shuberts (duplicate); memos re: Bob Fosse contracts; Dramatists Guild correspondence; various contract revisions; material on royalty participation; other correspondence on various payments and advances between Bob Fosse, ICM, et al
BOX 8B Correspondence: Publicity
Correspondence with Bert Fink of Fred Nathan Public Relations, and Lee Gross, re: publicity schedules for Big Deal; some miscellaneous
BOX 9A "Daily Cuts & Changes"
February 14-21
Script Revisions
Revised script pages with actor's assignments; extensive files
Correspondence: Pete Hamill
Miscellaneous articles Hamill sent Bob Fosse for possible Big Deal use
Music Research
[Note: All from box marked same; titles in quotes are from original folders.]
BOX 12A "Lyrics" , green 3 ring binder
Lyrics with some annotations
"Song Titles", blue 3 ring binder
Song titles with notes; correspondence with ASCAP and ICM re: song rights; partial list of publishers
BOX 12D "Song Titles, 20's - 30's - 40's"
BOX 12A "Big Deal Lyrics"
Some annotation; information on Minskoff Theatre rehearsal studios; description of main Big Deal characters and several script pages
"Big Deal Songs"
Lyrics, some annotation
BOX 12B "Lyric Sheets"
Some annotation
Miscellaneous Sheet Music
Words and music; 1 page of lyric notes
BOX 12C "Sheet Music"
Song Titles
Annotated; 1920-29; 1930-39
BOX 12D "Tunes"
BOX 12E Song Books
  • "70 Songs: 1920-40," Home Library Series
  • "The Swing Era: World's Greatest Hits of the 20's & 30's"
  • "Star Dust and 40 Golden Era Hits"
  • "Great Songs of the 30's"
  • "First Time Ever: 650 Outstanding Songs"
  • "The Golden Era of Nostalgia Music, Vol. 4"
  • "Swing & the Big Band Era," Great Songs of the Century Series
  • "Songs from the Golden Eras: 1930-49"
  • "1001 Jumbo Song Book"
Mounted Photographs
[Note: All shots of cast and scenes are from production.]
BOX 96F 20x29, color, mounted on cardboard, man dancing with shadow of a dollar sign
BOX 95A 29x64, color, mounted on cardboard
BOX 95B 64x29, color, mounted on cardboard
BOX 95C 64x29 color, mounted on cardboard
BOX 96B 43x29 color, mounted on cardboard
BOX 96C 43x29 color, mounted on cardboard
BOX 96D 48x21 color, mounted on cardboard
BOX 96E 48x31 color, mounted on cardboard
Set Model
BOX 98 36" L x 25" H x 28"W, model of set
[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. Covers have been removed.]
BOX 66A Script, 1958 film, red cover
Translated from Italian movie directed by Mario Monicelli, unmarked
Script, early, red clip notebook
Undated, early annotated draft
Script, 1st draft, 4/5/69
Inside marked by Bob Fosse: "Before selection of composer; 111 pp.; annotated with revisions and deletions
Script, 1st draft, 7/1/69, black vinyl cover 166 pp.; unmarked
Script, original
Marked "original;" undated, 157 pp.; some annotations; cut-up, taped-up copy
Script, early pages 50 pp. revised scenes; little annotation
Screenplay, 1st draft - old pages 100 pp., miscellaneous; few annotations
Script notes and pages
Several memos, Bob Fosse to David Picker, United Artists, discussing script revisions; reactions to readings of Big Deal (Robert Aurthur, David Shaw); Paddy Chayevsky's notes; Bob Fosse correspondence with Ray Stark; Bob Fosse handwritten notes
Script, early drafts
Bob Fosse handwritten and typed notes, ideas, drafts, very miscellaneous; fragile
BOX 66B Script, 6/17/85
Note on title page, "June 17, 1985, Prepared for a reading;" 137 pp., few revisions and deletions
Rehearsal script, 12/85, black vinyl cover 133 pp.; unmarked
Rehearsal script, 12/85, black vinyl cover 133 pp.; unmarked
BOX 10A Rehearsal script, 12/85, master
This was marked, "Master rehearsal script, 12/18/85, sent to Studio Duplicating Services;" few changes, deletions, additions; Draft; 137 pp.
Rehearsal script, 12/85, master
Marked, "Master, 12/18/85, annotated; 137 pp.
BOX 10B Rehearsal script, 12/85, Bob Fosse master, black paper 3 ring binder
With contact sheet, set and costume diagrams, light cues, etc.; annotated by Bob Fosse; 132 pp. with revisions; dance notes ; marked "Bob Fosse"
Rehearsal script, 12/85, 3 ring black vinyl binder
Marked "Cathy Nicholas" on title page; tabbed binder with calendar appointments, cues, contact sheets, running order, technical shift plot, production and rehearsal schedules, music, sound effects, props; annotations; Bob Fosse banking list; material on television commercial; tech notes, Bob Fosse program biography
BOX 10A Production script, 5/24/86
Marked "Master/Final" on original cover; corrected copy, with dance diagrams; 133 pp.
BOX 10B Rehearsal script, Bob Fosse, black vinyl 3 ring binder
Marked "B. Fosse, Big Deal old script; "extensively annotated version of 6/17/85 script; has alternate endings, calendar with Bob Fosse notes; photocopies of stage plan
Casting - sets, etc. notebook, Bob Fosse, blue vinyl 3 ring binder
Marked "Bob Fosse, casting - sets - costumes - music - old pages - miscellaneous schedules - Big Deal; including contact sheets, photo/resumes, casting and audition information
Script, purple vinyl cover
Early version of script; 89 pp.
BOX 66B Fosse notebook
Composition book with a few pages of Bob Fosse handwritten notes
1st draft, working script
Undated; 159 pp.; with list of possible numbers, main characters; annotated - primarily cuts and additions
1st draft, working script
Same as above, though both seem to be originals
First draft 7/1/69 126 pp.; some annotation
Script - Reading
Marked same; 157 pp.; annotated; includes list of actors and notes on roles to be read for
Script changes
Marked same; legal pad pages, paste ups and handwritten pages; this is a partial script draft in longhand
BOX 66C Working Manuscript (1 of 2)
Marked same; extensively revised pages, annotated, numerous handwritten draft pages
Working Manuscript (2 of 2)
Same as above
BOX 11B Fosse Notebook - "Ideas - Notes"
Marked same on cover; Mead composition notebook; script and dance notes, etc., handwritten, not extensive
Fosse Notebook - "Big Deal - Act I"
Mead composition notebook, tabbed with song titles; dance and music notes for several songs
Fosse Notebook - "Big Deal - Act II"
Mead composition notebook, tabbed with song titles; dance and music notes for several songs
BOX 11A Rehearsal script, 12/85, black vinyl cover 133 pp.; unmarked
1st draft screenplay, 7/1/69, black vinyl cover 166 pp.; very few deletions
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