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Radio and television scripts and music from the Nathan Kroll Collection, 1948-1951

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Scripts, 1948-1951 (continued)
Great Scenes from Great Plays, 1948-1949 and undated
Nathan Kroll's annotated scripts from the Mutual Radio Network program Great Scenes from Great Plays comprise this subseries. The show, which ran from October 1, 1948, until February 25, 1949, for a total of 22 episodes, adapted approximately twenty minutes' worth of material from a wide variety of plays for radio broadcast. Plays included The Devil and Daniel Webster (Benet), A Doll's House (Ibsen), Little Women (Alcott), A Tale of Two Cities (Dickens), What Every Woman Knows (Barrie), and Young Mr Lincoln (Trotti). The series was sponsored by The National Council of the Protestant Episcopal Church of America and starred veteran actor Walter Hampden as the host and Kroll as music director. Actors included Joan Caulfield, Jane Cowl, Henry Fonda, Boris Karloff, Robert Montgomery, Walter Pidgeon, Jane Powell, Basil Rathbone, Ann Seymore, Beatrice Straight, Shirley Temple, and Gene Tierney, among others. The scripts are typed on the letterhead of the H. B. Humphrey Company, Inc. located on Madison Avenue in New York City.
Arranged alphabetically by title.
BOX-FOLDER 2/1 Alice Sit-by-the-Fire, undated
By J. M. Barrie
BOX-FOLDER 2/2 The Barretts of Wimpole Street, 1948 July 6
By Rudolph Bessier
BOX-FOLDER 2/3 The Citadel, 1949 January 7
By A. J. Cronin
BOX-FOLDER 2/4 The Corn Is Green, undated
By Emlyn Williams
BOX-FOLDER 2/5 Cyrano de Bergerac, 1948 June 15
By Edmond Rostand
BOX-FOLDER 2/6 Dark Victory, undated
By George Brewer Jr. and Bertram Bloch
BOX-FOLDER 2/7 Dead End, 1949 February 11
By Sidney Kingsley
BOX-FOLDER 2/8 The Devil and Daniel Webster, 1948 October 22
By Stephen Vincent Benet
BOX-FOLDER 2/9 A Doll's House, undated
By Henrik Ibsen
BOX-FOLDER 2/10 The Enchanted Cottage, 1948 October 6
By Arthur Pinero
BOX-FOLDER 2/11 The Goose Hangs High, 1949 January 28
By Lewis Beach
BOX-FOLDER 2/12 Icebound, 1949 January 21
By Owen Davis
BOX-FOLDER 2/13 The Lady With a Lamp, 1949 February 25
By Reginald Berkeley
BOX-FOLDER 2/14 Little Women, undated
By Louisa May Alcott
BOX-FOLDER 2/15 The Old Lady Shows Her Medals, 1948 October 29
By J. M. Barrie
BOX-FOLDER 2/16 On Borrowed Time, undated
By Paul Osborne
BOX-FOLDER 2/17 A Tale of Two Cities, undated
By Charles Dickens
BOX-FOLDER 2/18 Valley Forge, undated
By Maxwell Anderson
BOX-FOLDER 2/19 The World We Make, 1949 February 4
By Sidney Kingsley
BOX-FOLDER 2/20 You and I, 1948 December 31
By Philip Barry
BOX-FOLDER 2/21 Young Mr. Lincoln, 1948 December 17
By Lamar Trotti
One Great Hour, 1949
This subseries contains Nathan Kroll's annotated script for the radio program One Great Hour. The program was written by Erik Barnouw, President of the Radio Writers Guild, to encourage United States citizens to support world relief work. Kroll served as the composer and conductor. The actors were Ed Begley, Macdonald Carey, Glenn Ford, William Johnstone, Berry Kroeger, Ida Lupino, Roddy McDowell, John McIntire, Agnes Moorehead, Gregory Peck, and Walter Tetley. President Harry S. Truman appeared during the broadcast to give a speech.
BOX-FOLDER 1/35 1949 March 26
Showtime U.S.A., 1950-1951
This subseries contains Nathan Kroll's annotated television scripts for all 39 episodes of Showtime U.S.A. This ABC series was sponsored by the Dodge Division of the Chrysler Corporation in conjunction with American National Theatre and Academy (ANTA). A "hit parade" of Broadway-oriented music, comedy, dances, and plays comprised each episode, which was produced and co-hosted by Vinton Freedley with Nathan Kroll as music director and Howard Teichman as writer and director. The cast included a "Who's Who of Show Business," such as Geraldine Brooks, Carol Channing, Duke Ellington, Henry Fonda, Eva Gabor, Jackie Gleason, Benny Goodman, Olivia de Havilland, Helen Hayes, Buster Keaton, Henry Morgan, Edith Piaf, Basil Rathbone, Ronald Reagan, Hazel Scott, Andrés Segovia, Alec Templeton, Isaac Stern, and Sarah Vaughan.
Arranged chronologically.
BOX-FOLDER 3/1 1950 October 1
BOX-FOLDER 3/2 1950 October 8
BOX-FOLDER 3/3 1950 October 15
BOX-FOLDER 3/4 1950 October 22
BOX-FOLDER 3/5 1950 October 29
BOX-FOLDER 3/6 1950 November 5
BOX-FOLDER 3/7 1950 November 12
BOX-FOLDER 3/8 1950 November 19
BOX-FOLDER 3/9 1950 November 26
BOX-FOLDER 3/10 1950 December 3
BOX-FOLDER 3/11 1950 December 10
BOX-FOLDER 3/12 1950 December 17
BOX-FOLDER 3/13 1950 December 24
BOX-FOLDER 3/14 1950 December 31
BOX-FOLDER 3/15 1951 January 7
BOX-FOLDER 3/16 1951 January 14
BOX-FOLDER 3/17 1951 January 21
BOX-FOLDER 3/18 1951 January 28
BOX-FOLDER 3/19 1951 February 4
BOX-FOLDER 3/20 1951 February 11
BOX-FOLDER 3/21 1951 February 18
BOX-FOLDER 3/22 1951 February 25
BOX-FOLDER 4/1 1951 March 4
BOX-FOLDER 4/2 1951 March 11
BOX-FOLDER 4/3 1951 March 18
BOX-FOLDER 4/4 1951 March 25
BOX-FOLDER 4/5 1951 April 1
BOX-FOLDER 4/6 1951 April 8
BOX-FOLDER 4/7 1951 April 15
BOX-FOLDER 4/8 1951 April 22
BOX-FOLDER 4/9 1951 April 29
BOX-FOLDER 4/10 1951 May 6
BOX-FOLDER 4/11 1951 May 13
BOX-FOLDER 4/12 1951 May 20
BOX-FOLDER 4/13 1951 May 27
BOX-FOLDER 4/14 1951 June 3
BOX-FOLDER 4/15 1951 June 10
BOX-FOLDER 4/16 1951 June 17
BOX-FOLDER 4/17 1951 June 24
Music, 1948-1951
This series contains scores and parts for the radio programs Theatre U.S.A., Great Scenes from Great Plays, and One Great Hour, and the television program Showtime U.S.A. The full scores, piano-conductor scores, piano-vocal scores, and parts are holographs or manuscripts unless otherwise noted. The arrangements are by Nathan Kroll unless otherwise noted. For many works used in Great Scenes from Great Plays, the music includes full scores and parts for multiple cues, and in most instances, the music titles reflect the names of the plays.
Arranged chronologically by production and alphabetically by title therein.
Theatre U.S.A., 1948-1949
BOX-FOLDER 5/1 Accent on Youth
Full score
BOX-FOLDER 5/2 Angel Street
Full score
BOX-FOLDER 5/3 Ann of 1,000 Days
Full score
BOX-FOLDER 5/4 Arsenic and Old Lace
Full score
BOX-FOLDER 5/5 Blythe Spirit
Full score; parts
BOX-FOLDER 5/6 Butter and Egg Man
Full score
BOX-FOLDER 5/7 Buttons and Bows
Piano-conductor score with lyrics
BOX-FOLDER 5/8 The Choice
Short score
BOX-FOLDER 5/9 Christmas Carols
Full score
BOX-FOLDER 5/10 Detective Story
Full score
BOX-FOLDER 5/11 Dinner at 8
Full score
BOX-FOLDER 5/12 Dodsworth
Full score
BOX-FOLDER 5/13 Dream Girl
Full score
BOX-FOLDER 5/14 Edward My Son
Full score
BOX-FOLDER 5/15 The Big Knife
Full score
BOX-FOLDER 5/16 Front Page
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