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Lehman, Ernest, 1915-2005
Ernest Lehman Screenplays Collection
Manuscripts Division
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5 boxes
Storage Note:
  • ReCAP (scarcpxm): Box 1-5


Contains original manuscripts and multiple drafts for American screenwriter Ernest Lehman's works "North by Northwest" and "Somebody Up There Likes Me."

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

The collection contains original manuscripts and multiple drafts of screenplay revisions for Ernest Lehman's works, "North by Northwest" and "Somebody Up There Likes Me." Includes mss. notes from Lehman that discuss his interactions with Hitchcock, Cary Grant, and others involved in the productions.


Arranged by title, and then by the date on the script.

Collection Creator Biography:

Lehman, Ernest, 1915-2005

Ernest Lehman was an award-winning American screenwriter, novelist, columnist, short-story writer, and film producer.

Collection History

Processing Information

The contents list for this collection was created by Jerome Jackson in July 2010.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing 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.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

For preservation reasons, original analog and digital media may not be read or played back in the reading room. Users may visually inspect physical media but may not remove it from its enclosure. All analog audiovisual media must be digitized to preservation-quality standards prior to use. Audiovisual digitization requests are processed by an approved third-party vendor. Please note, the transfer time required can be as little as several weeks to as long as several months and there may be financial costs associated with the process. Requests should be directed through the Ask Us Form.

Credit this material:

Ernest Lehman Screenplays Collection; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184
Storage Note:
  • ReCAP (scarcpxm): Box 1-5