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BOX 117-122, 139 William Hammerstein Materials, 1918-1991
Materials relating to the life and work of Hammerstein's eldest son, director and producer William Hammerstein. Extensive personal correspondence to and from William, his friends and family, including his father. Materials relating to shows William directed and/or produced include production scripts, correspondence, clippings, contracts, promotional materials, and programs.
BOX-FOLDER 120/4-121/3 Come Blow Your Horn materials, 1961-1964
(10 folders)
Includes correspondence, program, promotional materials, financial papers and tax documents, contracts, and clippings.
BOX-FOLDER 120/2 Contracts, 1945-1968
BOX-FOLDER 117/1 Correspondence, 1918-1929
BOX-FOLDER 117/2-6 Correspondence, 1930-1939
To and from William Hammerstein and family and friends.
BOX-FOLDER 117/7-118/4 Correspondence, 1940-1945
(9 folders)
To and from William Hammerstein and family and friends, includes his war correspondence.
BOX-FOLDER 118/5-119/2 Correspondence, 1950-1959
(7 folders)
To and from William Hammerstein and family, friends, and colleagues.
BOX-FOLDER 119/3-4 Condolences, 1960
Upon the death of Oscar Hammerstein II.
BOX-FOLDER 119/5-10 Correspondence, 1960-1969
To and from William Hammerstein and family, friends, and colleagues.
BOX-FOLDER 119/11 Correspondence, 1970-1991
Includes materials related to Fordin book.
BOX-FOLDER 119/12 Correspondence, undated
BOX-FOLDER 120/1 Correspondence from notables, 1946-1987
Includes Stephen Sondheim, Joshua Logan, Leland Hayward, and Ezio Pinza.
BOX-FOLDER 120/3 Miscellany
Includes clippings, a poem, and drawings.
BOX-FOLDER 139/1 "Fascinating people"
Music by William Hammerstein, lyric by Oscar Hammerstein II.
Includes lyric sheet.
BOX-FOLDER 139/2 "Friendly little farm"
Music by William Hammerstein, lyric by Oscar Hammerstein II.
Includes lyric sheets.
BOX-FOLDER 139/3 "Gentle rain from Heaven"
Music by William Hammerstein, lyric by Dorothy Fields.
Includes lyric sheets.
BOX-FOLDER 139/4 "A tree outside my window"
Music by William Hammerstein, lyric by Oscar Hammerstein II.
Includes lyric sheets.
BOX-FOLDER 139/5 Unidentified score by William Hammerstein
Includes 1936 letter to Oscar Hammerstein II from William Hammerstein.
BOX-FOLDER 139/6 Unidentified scores by William Hammerstein
BOX-FOLDER 121/4 Paramount Pictures memos, 1951-1952
BOX-FOLDER 121/5 "The plight of the living theatre in the U.S.," by O. Glenn Saxon, 1960
BOX-FOLDER 121/6 "The Bell Telephone Hour," 1965, Jan. 15
BOX-FOLDER 121/7 "The Bell Telephone Hour," 1965, Oct. 12
BOX-FOLDER 121/8 "The Bell Telephone Hour," 1965, Oct. 20
(2 copies)
BOX-FOLDER 121/9 The Bell Telephone Hour," 1966, Jan. 18
BOX-FOLDER 121/10-122/1 The Diary of Anne Frank, circa 1955
(2 folders)
By Albert Hackett and Frances Goodrich. Includes production notes, drawings, and a typed page by Otto Frank.
BOX-FOLDER 122/2 Fanny, circa 1954
By S.N. Behrman and Joshua Logan, music and lyrics by Harold Rome. Includes a drawing and a program.
BOX-FOLDER 122/3 Finian's Rainbow, 1947
Book by E.Y. Harburg and Fred Saidy, lyrics by Harburg, music by Burton Lane.
BOX-FOLDER 122/4 Happy Birthday, circa 1946
By Anita Loos.
BOX-FOLDER 122/5-6 Mister Roberts, 1948
By Thomas Heggen and Joshua Logan.
BOX 123-124 Scripts Submitted to Oscar Hammerstein II, 1923-1954
Scripts, screenplays, and synopses for plays and projects that were not Hammerstein projects, which may have been submitted to Hammerstein for review, or which Hammerstein may have considered as potential collaborations.
Arranged alphabetically by title.
BOX-FOLDER 123/1 Ask Me No Questions, by Edward Hope, circa 1938
BOX-FOLDER 123/2 Cabin in the Sky, book by Lynn Root, circa 1940
Music by Vernon Duke, lyrics by John Latouche.
BOX-FOLDER 123/3-4 Dianne, by Christopher Isherwood, 1954
(2 copies)
BOX-FOLDER 123/5 Going to Jerusalem, by Henry Myers
BOX-FOLDER 123/6 The Happiest Man, by Miklos Laszlo, circa 1934
BOX-FOLDER 123/7 Heart Interest
BOX-FOLDER 123/8 I Married an Angel, by Rodgers and Hart, 1938
BOX-FOLDER 124/1 The Little Shock, book by P.L. Flers, 1923
Music by J. Szulc.
BOX-FOLDER 124/2 Night of Triumph, by Arthur Hammerstein and Dmitri Ostrov, 1937
BOX-FOLDER 124/3 On Your Toes, book by Rodgers & Hart, and George Abbott, 1936
Music and lyrics by Rodgers and Hart.
BOX-FOLDER 124/4 Rabble Rouser
BOX-FOLDER 124/5 The Silver Dress
From the German musical play Sissy's bridal journey.
BOX-FOLDER 124/6 The Teahouse of the August Moon, by John Patrick, 1952
BOX-FOLDER 124/7 Three Blind Mice, by Stephen Powys, circa 1930
BOX-FOLDER 124/8 The Tragedy of Man, by Emerich Madach
BOX-FOLDER 124/9-10 Unidentified
BOX 129-130 Books, 1921-1957
Works that provided the source material for several Hammerstein musicals, including Oklahoma! and Carousel, a copy of Hammerstein's book of lyrics, and a published copy of Allegro. Many items are annotated.
Arranged alphabetically by author.
BOX 129 Cain, James M.
Serenade. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1937
BOX 129 Ferber, Edna.
Show Boat. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, Page, & Co., 1926
BOX 129 Hammerstein II, Oscar.
Allegro: a Musical Play by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. Book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1948
BOX 129 Hammerstein II, Oscar.
Lyrics. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1949
BOX 129 Lee, C.Y.
The Flower Drum Song. New York: Farrar, Straus and Cudahy, 1957
BOX 130 Lutz, Jack.
The Poor Richard Club. Philadelphia: The Poor Richard Club, 1953
BOX 129 Michener, James A.
Tales of the South Pacific. New York: Macmillan Company, 1947
BOX 129 Molnar, Franz.
Liliom, a Legend in Seven Scenes and a Prologue. New York: Liveright Publishing Corp., 1921
BOX 129 Rice, Elmer L.
Street Scene. New York: Samuel French, 1928
BOX 129 Riggs, Lynn.
Green Grow the Lilacs, a play. New York: Samuel French, 1931
Not annotated, but bears Hammerstein's book plate.
BOX 130 Steinbeck, John.
Sweet Thursday. New York: The Viking Press, 1954
BOX 130 Strong, Phil.
State Fair. New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1932
BOX 158, 160 Realia 1800-1900
Cigarette boxes, cigar press, watch, clock, metal box, and other items belonging to Oscar Hammerstein I, Oscar Hammerstein II, Reggie Hammerstein, or William Hammerstein.
Arranged alphabetically by type of item.
BOX 158 Gold charm
Throne of scone. Machine engraved "WH."
BOX 160 Cigar press
A patent model for a cigar press, with patent information on the side.
BOX 158 Silver cigarette box, 1950, Apr. 7
Engraved on lid: "to Billy," and contains signatures of Rodgers, Hammerstein, Josh Logan, and Leland Hayward, from South Pacific.
BOX 158 Silver cigarette box, 1943
Engraved on lid: "Oklahoma!" and on the underside of the lid: "to Reggie."
BOX 158 Souvenir clock, 1896, Jan. 6
Engraved: "50th Night Souvenir -- Rices Excelsior, Jr. -- Hammerstein's Olympian Theatre."
BOX 158 Gold jack knife
Inscribed "WH."
BOX 158 Medal on ribbon
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