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Miscellaneous Theater Contracts, 1931-1945
Collection Description & Creator Information
Contains personal correspondence spanning the years 1942-1971, during which Gordon had achieved renown as a theatrical and film producer. Correspondents include theater and film notables, such as Fred Astaire, Woody Allen, Groucho Marx, Judy Holiday, Sir Laurence Olivier, Sir John Gielgud, Elmer Rice, and Edward Albee, writers like Arthur Krock and John O'Hara, and people in government including Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas, Senator Jacob Javits, and Governors Nelson Rockefeller and James F. Byrnes. In addition, there are production materials, such as correspondence, contracts, summaries of earnings, financial sheets, and miscellaneous notes of plays Gordon produced, including Born Yesterday, The Solid Gold Cadillac, My Sister Eileen, and the film, Abe Lincoln in Illinois, as well as letters and script reports relating to Columbia Pictures.
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No appraisal information is available.
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- Access Restrictions:
Collection is open for research use.
- Conditions for Reproduction and Use:
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.
- Credit this material:
Miscellaneous Theater Contracts; Max Gordon Papers, TC024, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
- Firestone LibraryOne Washington RoadPrinceton, NJ 08544, USA
- Storage Note:
- Firestone Library (mss): Box 28