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BOX 1-89 Writings, 1957-2013
This series consists of works written by Neil Simon. These include articles, essays, memoirs, musical librettos, notes, screenplays, speeches, teleplays, and scripts.
Organized as three subseries.
BOX 1-83 Scripts, 1957-2009
The largest subseries, the scripts contain handwritten and typescript drafts for more than 210 differently titled motion pictures, musicals, plays, and television movies and programs written by Neil Simon. In addition to full-length drafts, this subseries also holds synopses, character descriptions, and incomplete or partial drafts. Scripts are organized according to the title on the work, and sometimes multiple titles referring to different drafts of the same work. Notes on a work's earlier, alternate, or later title are included when known. The majority of the material focuses on Simon's work as sole author, and there is no material connected to his early work as a television staff writer. Information on draft number or edition is taken from the work, and not all works include consecutive drafts. When known, a parenthetical descriptor follows each title identifying if the script is for a motion picture, musical, play, television movie, or television program. For clippings, correspondence, programs, and other material related to specific performances, see Production Files.
Organized as two subseries.
Single Works, 1957-2009
This sub-subseries organizes complete and partial drafts of single performed works written by Neil Simon. Simon drafted plays, musicals, screenplays, and teleplays in spiral bound notebooks and typescript pages. Drafts are typescripts unless otherwise noted.
Arranged alphabetically by production title and chronologically therein.
45 Seconds from Broadway (play)
BOX-FOLDER 1/1 Second draft, 2001 January
BOX-FOLDER 1/2 Third draft, 2001 January 25
BOX-FOLDER 1/3 Fifth draft, 2001 March 12
BOX-FOLDER 1/4-5 Seventh draft, 2001 Summer
BOX-FOLDER 1/6-7 Eighth draft, 2001 August 31
BOX-FOLDER 1/8 Draft, 2001 October 18
BOX-FOLDER 2/1 Cuts, changes, and rewrites, 2001 October
Manuscript notebook
202 and 204 (play)
see also The Crack-Up Hotel
BOX-FOLDER 2/2-7 First draft, 1993 Summer and undated
BOX-FOLDER 2/8 First draft, selected pages, undated
BOX-FOLDER 2/9-10 Fifth draft, 2005 June 25
BOX-FOLDER 2/11 Sixth draft, 2005 July
BOX-FOLDER 3/1 Notebook, undated
BOX-FOLDER 3/2 Draft pages, undated
Actors and Actresses (play)
BOX-FOLDER 3/3-6 First draft, 1982 March
BOX-FOLDER 3/7 Second draft, 1982 October
Actresses (play)
BOX-FOLDER 3/8 One-act, 1982 November 30
After the Fox (motion picture)
BOX-FOLDER 3/9 Final script, 1965 May
After the Fox (musical)
BOX-FOLDER 3/10 Draft, undated
[17] pages
All Alone by the Telephone (play)
BOX-FOLDER 3/11 First draft, 2008 January 2
Manuscript; [7] pages
All's Well,---Occasionally (play)
Alternate title: "Think It Out, First Dear"
BOX-FOLDER 3/12 Draft pages, circa 2009
Another Evening, Another Show (play)
BOX-FOLDER 4/1 Draft, circa 2009
Manuscript; 8 pages
Arnold, a Retrospective (play)
BOX-FOLDER 4/2 First draft, undated
Atlantic Suite (play)
Alternate titles: "Going Home" and "A Place to Sleep"
BOX-FOLDER 4/3-4 First draft, 2007 Summer
Manuscript and typescript
BOX-FOLDER 4/5-6 Draft pages, circa 2009
Ballet (play)
BOX-FOLDER 4/7 First draft, 1972 Spring
Barefoot in the Park (play)
BOX-FOLDER 4/8-9 Drafts, undated
Barefoot in the Park (television program)
BOX-FOLDER 4/10-11 First draft, 1996
Manuscript and typescript
Bash (television program)
BOX-FOLDER 5/1 Synopsis, 2005 November 5
Big Joe and Kansas (play)
see also Happy Endings
BOX-FOLDER 5/2 Second draft, undated
7 pages
Billy the Kid (play)
BOX-FOLDER 5/3-4 Notebook and pages, 2006 and undated
Manuscript and typescript
Biloxi Blues (play)
BOX-FOLDER 5/5 First draft, 1984 January 9
BOX-FOLDER 5/6 Final version, third draft, 1984 October
BOX-FOLDER 5/7-8 Notebooks, undated
Manuscript notebooks
Biloxi Blues (motion picture)
BOX-FOLDER 5/9-10 First draft, 1987
Manuscript and typescript
BOX-FOLDER 6/1-2 Third draft, 1987 February
BOX-FOLDER 6/3 Draft pages, undated
Bogart Slept Here (motion picture)
BOX-FOLDER 6/4 First draft, 1974 September
Manuscript notebook
BOX-FOLDER 6/5-6 First revised draft, 1975 May
BOX-FOLDER 6/7 Draft, 1975 May
The Book Tour (play)
Note: Part of London Suite
BOX-FOLDER 6/8 Draft, 1995 June 20
BOX-FOLDER 6/9 Act 2, Scene 1, 2001 November and undated
Brighton Beach Memoirs (play)
BOX-FOLDER 7/1-2 First draft, 1981 September
BOX-FOLDER 7/3 Second draft, 1982 November
BOX-FOLDER 7/4 Second draft corrected, 1982 December 14
BOX-FOLDER 7/5 "About Kate," character description, undated
Brighton Beach Memoirs (motion picture)
BOX-FOLDER 7/6-7 First draft, undated
BOX-FOLDER 7/8 Second draft, 1985 March
Manuscript notebook
BOX-FOLDER 8/1 Fourth draft, 1985 July 18
Broadway Bound (play)
BOX-FOLDER 8/2-6 First draft, 1985 November
BOX-FOLDER 9/1 Third draft, 1986 May
BOX-FOLDER 9/2 Fourth draft, 1986 August
BOX-FOLDER 9/3 Rehearsal draft, 1986 September 4
BOX-FOLDER 9/4-6 Drafts, undated
Manuscript and typescripts
Broadway Bound (motion picture)
BOX-FOLDER 9/7-9 First draft, 1990 March
BOX-FOLDER 10/1 Second draft, 1991 January
BOX-FOLDER 10/2 Selected pages of final shooting script, 1991 February 11
BOX-FOLDER 10/3 Final shooting script, 1991 March 8
BOX-FOLDER 10/4 Notebooks, undated
Bungalow (play)
BOX-FOLDER 10/5 Incomplete first draft, 2002 January
Bus and Truck (play)
BOX-FOLDER 10/6-7 Drafts, undated
California Suite (play)
BOX-FOLDER 10/8 First draft, undated
BOX-FOLDER 10/9 to 11/1 Second draft, undated
BOX-FOLDER 11/2 Published edition, 1977
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