Guide to the Papers of John D. Hess, 1935 - 1995Manuscript ML-103

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Box: 1

Academic papers and screenplays written by Hess as a student at Dartmouth: Dartmouth-related papers on: the administration; the theatre building for Bentley; various biographies for Wilson; other papers for advanced courses Several copies of "The Dartmouth"; Tickets and programs from performances and plays at Dartmouth; Production book for "Lilliom"by Franz Molnar and compiled by John D. Hess; A copy of "Sharla", formerly "Beggars and Choosers" by John D. Hess and Agnes Nixon; Ode to Chicago", notes for "A Funzy of Peace & Quiet"; Copies of the play "The Grey-Eyed People", third version; Information regarding a Wall St. musical; Correspondence regarding screenplays; Additional copies of screenplays and short stories

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Box: 2

Copies of plays written by Hess, including: "Sunday Hour" "Wings for America" "Summertime Revue"; Photographs of Yale Drama School; Academic notes from Dartmouth on evolution, zoology, geology, German, chemistry, psychology, sociology, English, history, political science, and art classes; Numerous scripts for radio programs and Chicago Theater of the Arts operettas

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Box: 3, Dates: 1937-1958

WGN radio scripts of "Lew Loyal", Episodes 1-10, 1940-1941; Radio shows broadcast from Camp Polk, LA, 1941: "The Roseate Spoonbill," 1942: "The Third Armored Triangle" ("Triangle Show" - an army show for soldiers and civilians); "Love of Life" soap opera: scripts, 1956; "The Dartmouth," 1937-1939, in which Hess wrote articles; WGN - The Chicago Tribune Theater of the Air: scripts, 1940; The "Gift of the Magi": adaptation and scripts, 1958

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Box: 4, Dates: 1956-1978

"Love of Life" soap opera: scripts, 1956-1958; "Larceny and Old Lace": first and second drafts, 1964; 1978 scripts: "The Runaways" "The Streets of San Francisco"; 1972 scripts: "Halloween" (a musical)

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Box: 5, Dates: 1953-1981

"Halloween": scripts, 1971-1972; Scripts written by Hess: "A Perfect Frenzy" "The Man in the White Suit" "Power Play" scripts, 1981; "The Grey-Eyed People", 1953; "The Better Mousetrap"; 1983 correspondence about scripts, Credit invoices, 1960 (from Stockholm); Daily work and lab reports, 1959-60 (from Stockholm); "A Matter of Morals": report from Twentieth Century-Fox about, 1967

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Box: 6, Dates: circa 1959-1960

Scripts written by Hess: "The Grey-Eyed People" "Love With A Difference" "A Frenzy of Peace and Quiet; "A Perfect Frenzy": reviews and a photo of the set; Pay receipts, 1959-1960; Fortress Productions S.A., for "A Matter of Morals"; Expense ledger, 1959; Two Wharton financial structure memos, 1959 Two preliminary budgets, 1959; "A Matter of Morals": screenplay, 1959 Fortress Productions, S.A.

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Box: 7

Materials relating to Stephen Hopkins - John Hess Swedish film: film treatments prospectus, story Analysis, profit Projections, shooting Schedules, correspondence with Donald Gillin at Fortress Productions, S.A.; press investors; correspondence with John Cromwell, investor; banks and accountants legal bills in U.S.; agreement with Fortress Productions, S.A.; "A Matter of Morals": screenplay; Photographs: head shots and production stills

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Box: 8, Dates: circa 1964-1976

"A Perfect Frenzy": scripts and reviews, 1964- Ashley Famous Agency, Inc.; "Daphne!": scripts; "M*A*S*H": materials relating to, circa 1976: medical notes, research, an episode script; "Family": scripts and notes/suggestions from producers, 1976, 20th Century-Fox Studios; "Birthday!": materials relating to, 1967- continuity write-ups; "Bright Promise": scripts, circa 1970; "Business Espionage": scripts; "TV Discotheque": proposals; "The Waiting Sands": script, 1973

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Box: 9, Dates: circa 1966-1979

Narratives, story lines, and concepts for various television shows, including "Rockford Files" and "Planet of the Apes", 1974-1976; "Planet of the Apes": scripts, 1974; "Birthday!": scripts, 1966-1967; Teleplay scripts: "I Am Joe's Lung", 1973; and, "I am Joe's Eye", 1974; WGA teleplay "Family": scripts; "The Legend of Ramsay Barnwell": novel - typed manuscript; "Shooting Star": script, 1979 Adams, Ray & Rosenberg, Inc.; "Power Play": scripts

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Box: 10, Dates: 1967-1980

"Famous Jury Trials": notes, correspondence, 1970-1971- Twentieth Century Fox, International Famous Agency Inc. Scripts for: "Frame" "Moment of Truth" "The Good Times and the Bad"; "M*A*S*H": notes, scripts for episode "A Full Rich Day", 1974; "Around the World in 80 Days with S. J. Perelman": correspondence, notes, scripts; "The Landlady," "Roz," "Dinah Shore in Washington," "The Two Timers," proposals; Writers Guild of America (WGA) - Hess pension plan, arbitration papers, 1980; American European Association correspondence - S. G. Warburg Project X, 1967-1973; name changed to A.E.A. Investors, Inc.

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