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BOX 1-62, 133, 136, 143 MAPCASE 6 Show and Project Files, 1917-1995
Materials relating to shows and projects (both produced and not produced) on which Hammerstein worked as a creator and/or producer. Includes correspondence; various versions of scripts, screenplays, and synopses; lyrics and lyric sketches; holograph music and sheet music; production notes and working papers; programs and promotional materials; financial materials and contracts; clippings and reviews; photographs; scrapbooks; and designs.
Arranged alphabetically by title.
Allegro (musical, 1947)
Music by Richard Rodgers; book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
BOX-FOLDER 1/1 Correspondence, notes, and financial materials, 1947-1955
Includes handwritten notes by OH2.
BOX-FOLDER 1/2 Financial statements, 1947-1949
BOX-FOLDER 1/3 Lyric sheets
BOX-FOLDER 1/4 Script, 1947, May 5
Accompanied by a letter from OH2 to Arthur Hammerstein.
BOX-FOLDER 1/5 Script
BOX-FOLDER 1/6 Script from the National Lyric Arts Theatre production
BOX-FOLDER 1/7 Television version (not produced), 1955-1965
Correspondence and notes.
BOX-FOLDER 1/8 Television version (not produced)
Typewritten script with handwritten notes.
BOX-FOLDER 1/9 Television version (not produced)
(2 copies)
Always You (musical, 1920)
Music by Herbert Stothart; book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
BOX-FOLDER 2/1 Scripts
(2 copies)
One copy is titled 'Toinette.
The Ambassadors (musical--not produced)
BOX-FOLDER 2/2 Notes, outlines, and correspondence, 1957-1959
Materials by OH2 and his project partner Charles Friedman.
American Jubilee (musical pageant, 1940)
Music by Arthur Schwartz; lyrics and dialogue by Oscar Hammerstein II
BOX-FOLDER 2/3 Script, outline for radio, notes, lyric sheets, sheet music, 1940
Annie Get Your Gun (musical, 1946)
Music and lyrics by Irving Berlin; book by Dorothy and Herbert Fields; produced by Rodgers and Hammerstein
BOX-FOLDER 2/4 Copies of program and reviews for original production; program, financial statements and memos, correspondence, and other miscellaneous materials for the London production and various national and international touring productions, 1946-1951
The Ball at the Savoy (operetta, English language premiere 1933)
Music by Paul Abraham; libretto adapted by Oscar Hammerstein II
BOX-FOLDER 2/5 Notes, libretto and lyrics, circa 1933
BOX-FOLDER 2/6 Prompt book and libretto for original operetta, 1932-1933
In German.
BOX-FOLDER 2/7 Scrapbook, 1933
Includes clippings, articles, and reviews. Scrapbook was disassembled and items were photocopied.
BOX-FOLDER 2/8 Script
English adaptation by Oscar Hammerstein.
BOX-FOLDER 2/9 Script
BOX-FOLDER 2/10 Telegrams, 1933
Burning Bright (play, 1950)
Written by John Steinbeck; produced by Rodgers and Hammerstein
BOX-FOLDER 3/1 Clippings, reviews, program, miscellany, 1950
BOX-FOLDER 3/2 Contract, financial statements, 1950-1951
BOX-FOLDER 3/3 Correspondence and telegrams, 1950
BOX-FOLDER 3/4 Notes and correspondence, 1950
Includes correspondence from John Steinbeck.
The Cajun (not produced)
BOX-FOLDER 3/5 Correspondence, notes, copy of original play, 59 black and white negatives, 3 black and white photographs, 1926-1931
California (not produced)
BOX-FOLDER 3/6 Handwritten notes and research
BOX-FOLDER 3/7-8 Outlines, cast of characters, handwritten notes
Carmen Jones (musical, 1943)
Music by Georges Bizet; orchestrated by Robert Russell Bennett; book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
BOX-FOLDER 4/1 Clippings, 1942-1956
BOX-FOLDER 4/2 Correspondence, 1942, 1952-1954
BOX-FOLDER 4/4-6 Notes
BOX-FOLDER 5/1-5 Papers associated with West End and other productions, negotiated by William Hammerstein, 1987-1995
Clippings, correspondence, financial papers, script, and miscellaneous materials.
BOX-FOLDER 4/7 Photographs
Primarily production photographs.
BOX-FOLDER 4/8 Promotional materials, 1942 and 1952
BOX-FOLDER 3/9 Proofs for published script, 1944
BOX-FOLDER 4/3 Screenplay, 1954, Apr. 19
BOX-FOLDER 4/9-10 Scripts, 1943
BOX-FOLDER 4/11 Script, 1943
Annotated with additional pages of notes. Also includes budget figures.
BOX-FOLDER 4/12 Sheet music
Carousel (musical, 1945)
Music by Richard Rodgers; book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
BOX-FOLDER 5/6 Clippings, 1940-1950
Includes article by OH2.
BOX-FOLDER 5/7-6/3 Correspondence and business papers, 1943-1955
(5 folders)
BOX-FOLDER 6/4-5 Financial statements, 1945-1950
BOX-FOLDER 6/6 Lyric sketches and notes
BOX-FOLDER 6/7 Notes on language and dialects
BOX-FOLDER 6/8 Outline and notes
BOX-FOLDER 6/9 Photographs of Swedish production
BOX-FOLER 8/3 Piano-vocal score (published)
BOX-FOLER 8/4 Piano-vocal score (published), 1945
Bound and inscribed to William Hammerstein.
BOX-FOLDER 6/10 Promotional materials and program, 1950
All materials relate to the London production.
BOX-FOLDER 6/11 Research notes
Topics include: recipes, food hints, picnics and clambakes, ideas for scenes, Maine, and cotton mills.
BOX-FOLDER 7/1 Screenplay, by Phoebe and Henry Ephron, 1955, Apr. 4
Titled "R-H Project."
First draft continuity.
BOX-FOLDER 7/2 Screenplay, by Phoebe and Henry Ephron, 1955, June 13
Titled "R-H Project."
Final draft.
BOX-FOLDER 6/12 Script (act one), 1944, Nov. 27
Titled "Musical Version of Liliom."
BOX-FOLDER 7/3-4 Scripts, 1945, Jan. 9
(2 copies)
BOX-FOLDER 7/5 Script, in Danish
Inscribed by Lars Schmidt.
BOX-FOLDER 7/6 Script, in Swedish
Inscribed by Lars Schmidt.
BOX-FOLDER 7/7-8/2 Sheet music
(3 folders)
The Castles , also Castles in the Air (film musical, 1937-1938)
Became The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle, starring Astaire and Rogers, screenwriters included Oscar Hammerstein II, released in 1939
BOX-FOLDER 8/5 Film treatment by OH2, 1937, Oct. 6
BOX-FOLDER 8/6 Revised film treatment by OH2, 1937, Oct. 13
BOX-FOLDER 8/7 Treatments and notes, 1937, Oct. 15
Includes treatment by OH2, treatment with musical examples by Mortimer Offner, and handwritten and typewritten notes.
BOX-FOLDER 8/8 First draft continuity (incomplete) by OH2, 1937, Dec. 2
BOX-FOLDER 9/1 Revised final script, 1938, Dec. 16
Centennial (not produced)
BOX-FOLDER 9/2 Notes and synopsis
The Checkerboard (not produced)
BOX-FOLDER 9/3 Script by Frederic and Fannie Hatton
Children of Dreams (film operetta, 1931)
Music by Sigmund Romberg; lyrics, adaptation and dialogue by Oscar Hammerstein II
BOX-FOLDER 9/4 Clippings, 1928-1933
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