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Drafts and different versions of scripts, sides, and synopses, many of which are annotated, for works that Drake starred in, wrote or adapted, or directed. Includes accompanying materials such as, publications, music, clippings, promotional materials, personal notes, production notes, and correspondence.
Arranged alphabetically by title.
BOX-FOLDER 1/1 The Admiral had a Wife, 1941
BOX-FOLDER 1/2-3 The Advocate, 1963
BOX-FOLDER 1/4 After the Ball, 1949
BOX-FOLDER 1/5 After You, Mr. Hyde, 1968
BOX-FOLDER 1/6 Alfred Drake, an American in London, 1961
BOX-FOLDER 16/1 The Alfred Drake Programme, 1960
Seven annotated scripts from this BBC radio program. Includes production notes and papers.
BOX-FOLDER 1/7 The Anastasia Game, 1983
BOX-FOLDER 1/8 As You Like It, 1941
BOX-FOLDER 1/9 Babes in Arms, 1937
BOX-FOLDER 1/10 La Belle Helene, 1943
BOX-FOLDER 1/11 Cindy, undated
Formerly called After the Ball.
BOX-FOLDER 1/12 The Day the Orchestra Played, 1966
BOX-FOLDER 1/13-14, 2/1-3 Deceivers Ever, undated
Written by Alfred Drake.
BOX-FOLDER 2/4-5 Dr. Willy Nilly, 1959
BOX-FOLDER 2/6 Elephants in Congress, 1944
BOX-FOLDER 2/7-8 The Gambler, 1952
Includes script and a side.
BOX-FOLDER 2/9-10 Gigi, 1973
BOX-FOLDER 2/11 Green Grow the Lilacs, 1943
A side for the part of Curly, in what would become known as Oklahoma!
BOX-FOLDER 3/1-6 The Hiding Place, 1982-1983
Written by Alfred Drake.
BOX-FOLDER 3/7-8, 4/1-3 Jekyll and Hyde, 1988-1990
Includes notes, clippings, and correspondence.
BOX-FOLDER 4/4 Joy to the World, 1947
BOX-FOLDER 4/5-6, 5/1-2 Kean, 1961
Includes notes and annotated portions of the script.
BOX-FOLDER 5/3 The King and I, 1953
BOX-FOLDER 5/4-6, 6/1-2 King Otto the First, circa 1967
Written by Alfred Drake.
Includes notes and correspondence.
BOX-FOLDER 6/3-4 Kismet, 1953
Includes libretto.
BOX-FOLDER 6/5 Kiss Me Kate, 1948
BOX-FOLDER 6/6-8 The Liar, 1950
Co-adapted by Alfred Drake.
BOX-FOLDER 7/1-3 The Liberty Tree, 1984
Co-written by Alfred Drake.
BOX-FOLDER 7/4 The Light of Heart, 1942
BOX-FOLDER 16/2 London Lights, 1961
Script from a BBC radio program.
BOX-FOLDER 16/3 London Prodigal, 1941
Attributed to Shakespeare. Copy of the play from a 1941 production starring Drake.
BOX-FOLDER 7/5 Lucy from Lacy's or The Unsuccessful Burglar, 1942
Co-written by Alfred Drake.
BOX-FOLDER 7/6-7 Merlin and the East Bunny, undated
Co-written by Alfred Drake.
BOX-FOLDER 7/8-9 Merely Players, circa 1964
Written by Alfred Drake.
Only Players was a temporary title.
BOX-FOLDER 7/10 Millicent's Castle, 1954
BOX-FOLDER 8/1 On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, 1966
Revised Dec. 16, 1966.
BOX-FOLDER 8/2 On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, 1980
Revised for production cue script, May 18, 1980.
BOX-FOLDER 8/3 On Time, circa 1968
Co-written by Alfred Drake.
BOX-FOLDER 8/4 Out of the Frying Pan, 1941
BOX-FOLDER 8/5 Pied in Crime, undated
Co-written by Alfred Drake.
BOX-FOLDER 8/6 The Promised Valley, 1947
BOX-FOLDER 8/7-9 Rehearsal for Murder, 1984
Written by Alfred Drake.
BOX-FOLDER 9/1-4 The Royal Rape of Ruari Macasmunde, 1973
BOX-FOLDER 9/5-7, 10/1 Rugantino, 1963
English version by Alfred Drake.
Includes correspondence and additional production materials.
BOX-FOLDER 10/2 The Skin of Our Teeth, 1975
BOX-FOLDER 10/3 Sing Out, Sweet Land, 1944
BOX-FOLDER 10/4-7, 11/1-4 Sixes and Sevens, 1984
Written by Alfred Drake.
BOX-FOLDER 11/5 Sparks Fly Upward, 1957
BOX-FOLDER 16/4 This Is the Life, circa 1953
Portions of annotated scripts from a BBC television show.
BOX-FOLDER 11/6 The Two Bouquets, 1938
BOX-FOLDER 11/7-8 Virtue Rewarded, 1980
English version by Edward Eager and Alfred Drake.
BOX-FOLDER 12/1 Waltz Down the Aisle, 1954
BOX-FOLDER 12/2 The Wanderer, 1954
BOX-FOLDER 12/3 White Horse Inn, 1936
BOX-FOLDER 12/4 Yesterday's Magic, 1942
Title crossed out: The Light of the Heart.
BOX 13, 35, 38 Photographs, 1892-1982
Mostly photographs, with a small number of contact sheets and negatives. Primarily formal portraits of Alfred Drake and publicity photographs of Drake and cast members from theater, radio, television, film, and the recording studio. Also includes photographs of Drake and others at various events and social occasions, and some family photographs.
Arranged by subject.
BOX-FOLDER 13/1-8, 38/1-6 Alfred Drake, alone, 1930s-1980s
BOX-FOLDER 13/9-10 Alfred Drake, with other people
BOX-FOLDER 13/11 Joe's restaurant and the Capurro family (Drake's family), undated
BOX-FOLDER 13/12-35, 35/15-16, 38/7-15 Publicity photographs, 1944-1982
Drake and cast members in theater, radio, television, and film productions; and in the recording studio. Includes correspondence and promotional and production materials.
BOX-FOLDER 13/36 Otis Skinner as Henry VIII, 1892
BOX-FOLDER 13/37 Contact sheets
BOX-FOLDER 13/38-40 Negatives
BOX 14-15, 17, 38 Programs, 1935-2004
Programs for theater productions, the concert stage, and special events in which Alfred Drake appeared.
Arranged chronologically.
BOX-FOLDER 14/1 1930s
BOX-FOLDER 14/2, 17/8 1940s
BOX-FOLDER 14/3, 17/8 1950s
BOX-FOLDER 14/4-5, 17/8, 38/16 1960s
BOX-FOLDER 14/6-8, 17/8 1970s
BOX-FOLDER 15/1-2 1980s
BOX-FOLDER 15/3 2004
BOX-FOLDER 15/4 Undated
BOX-FOLDER 15/5 Souvenir programs
BOX 16 Correspondence, 1952-1989
Chiefly professional correspondence to and from Alfred Drake relating to various theatrical productions and topics. Includes some items of a more personal nature.
Arranged chronologically.
BOX-FOLDER 16/5-6 1952-1989, undated
BOX 17 Writings, 1916-1980
Primarily writings by and about Alfred Drake, with a few miscellaneous writings by others. Includes Drake's lecture notes, essays on various theatrical topics, notes and drafts for public presentations, portions of annotated scripts, and his This I Believe radio script.
BOX-FOLDER 17/1-5 Writings by Alfred Drake, 1932-1980
BOX-FOLDER 17/6 Writings about Alfred Drake, 1956, undated
BOX-FOLDER 17/7 Writings by others, 1916, 1948, undated
BOX 17 Production Documents, 1949-1982
Portions of annotated scripts, props inventory, promotional materials, notes, outlines, and summaries for theatrical, radio, and television productions.
BOX-FOLDER 17/9-10 Miscellaneous documents, 1949-1982
BOX 21-35, 37 Music, 1911-1984
Manuscript scores and printed sheet music for works from musicals in which Drake starred, and for songs that Drake may have sung in other venues. Some items are annotated.
Arranged in two subseries: Musicals and Individual Songs. Materials are organized alphabetically therein by title of show and song title, respectively.
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