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PHILIP BARRY PAPERS
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Box: 2 Fold: 22 Friends - Correspondence (Misc.)
Datespan: 12/24/38-9/5/49

DESCRIPTION: Contains miscellaneous correspondence from friends including -

@ Brown, George - ALS to PB, n.d. Refers to the opening of "Here Come the Clowns." Opened in New York, December 7, 1938.

@ Cole, John N. - ALS + envelope to PB and ESB. Postmarked 2/11/43.

@ Myers, Richard - ALS to PB, n.d., re "Here Come the Clowns."

@ Oliver, James - TLS to PB, 12/24/38; with comments on "Here Come the Clowns."

@ Selznick, Irene M. - TLS, 2 pp., 9/5/49. Expresses delight and interest after reading "Second Threshold."

Box: 2 Fold: 23 Friends - Newsclippings
Datespan: 1944-1971

DESCRIPTION: Contains newsclippings about friends and acquaintances of PB, including, Arthur Hopkins, Robert and Elizabeth Montgomery, Dorothy Parker, and Donald Ogden Stewart. Also includes an article by James V. Forrestal, US secretary of the Navy, "Will We Choose Naval Suicide Again?" (1944).

Box: 2 Fold: 24 Business/non-Social Correspondence
Datespan: 3/9/39-2/5/43

DESCRIPTION: Contains correspondence to PB from various organizations requesting donations and assistance. Includes TLS from Stanley J. Kunitz and Howard Haycraft, editors for "Twentieth Century Authors"; and from Walter O'Meara, chief of the psychological warfare branch of the US Office of Strategic Services.

Box: 2 Fold: 25 Fanmail (Misc. alphabetical)
c. 1938

DESCRIPTION: PB's play, "Here Come the Clowns," and his novel, "War in Heaven," both about the age-old battle between Good and Evil, invited a remarkable amount of correspondence to PB in the form of fanmail. See also the following folders of correspondence from one Wilhelmina Z. Stoddard and Mary Tracy.

Box: 2 Fold: 26 Fanmail (Wilhelmina Stoddard)
July-August 1941

DESCRIPTION: Contains fanmail-type correspondence to PB, probably inspired by his 1938 works, "War in Heaven," and "Here Come the Clowns."

Box: 2 Fold: 27 Fanmail (Mary Tracy)
1933-34

DESCRIPTION: Contains fanmail-type correspondence to PB.

Box: 2 Fold: 28 Unidentified Correspondence
Datespan: 2/20/31-2/14/41

DESCRIPTION: Contains 1 TLS, 2 ALS, 1 telegram from friends and family, not identified.

Box: 3 Fold: 1 "Here Come the Clowns" - Original Version: "After the Theatre"
c.1938

DESCRIPTION: Contains carbon TMs for "After the Theatre - A play in two acts," to be retitled later and performed as "Here Come the Clowns," opening at the Booth Theatre, N.Y., on December 7, 1938.

Box: 3 Fold: 2 "Here Come the Clowns" - Manuscript (Carbon)
c.1938

DESCRIPTION: Contains carbon of TMs for the play.

Box: 3 Fold: 3 "Here Come the Clowns" - Manuscript (copy)
c.1938

DESCRIPTION: Contains mimeograph copy of the TMs. Includes autograph corrections in pencil on the script, probably by PB.

Box: 3 Fold: 4 "Here Come the Clowns" - Manuscript: Act 3 w/ CXs.
c. 1938

DESCRIPTION: Contains carbon TMs with autograph notes in pencil, probably in PB's hand.

Box: 3 Fold: 5 "Here Come the Clowns" - Manuscript: Act 5
c. 1938

DESCRIPTION: Contains TMs for pages 11-25 of Act 5.

Box: 3 Fold: 6 "Here Come the Clowns" - Manuscript w/ CXs
c. 1938

DESCRIPTION: Contains carbon of TMs with autograph pencil corrections by PB. The front cover of the script is labelled in pencil, "Final Revised." The title has been altered, "Here Come the Clowns - A play in five scenes."

Box: 3 Fold: 7 "Here Come the Clowns" - Notes for Herman Shumlin
c.1938

DESCRIPTION: Contains pencil autograph notes by PB about the play. A note by ESB explains: "Notes for Herman Shumlin in talks about producing "Here Come the Clowns" - (Shumlin did not produce it). EB."

@ See Roppolo on "Here Come the Clowns," p.87. The play was finally offered to Eddie Dowling who produced and starred in it as Dan Clancy.

Box: 3 Fold: 8 "Here Come the Clowns" - Notes by Philip Barry
c. 1938

DESCRIPTION: Contains pencil autograph notes by PB apparently regarding the selection of a suitable title for the play.

Box: 3 Fold: 9 "Here Come the Clowns" - Dwarf Scene: Outline
1933 -1938

DESCRIPTION: Contains 2 copies of TMs of the outline for the "dwarf scene" of the play. Includes newclipping of obituaries for Robert Ralston, a midget actor.

Box: 3 Fold: 10 "Holiday" (Musical, 1968) - Correspondence
Datespan: 2/12/68-4/25/69

DESCRIPTION: Contains correspondence to ESB concerning the production of a musical version of "Holiday." Includes 1 TLS from Robert A. Freedman, Brandt & Brandt; 1 TLS from Albert W. Selden.

Box: 3 Fold: 11 "Holiday" (Musical, 1968) - Script
c.1968

DESCRIPTION: Contains mimeograph copy of the script showing autograph changes. Original play by PB, made into a musical by Burt Shevelove. This copy includes autograph note inserts by ESB.

Box: 3 Fold: 12 "Holiday" (Musical, 1968) - Script
c.1968

DESCRIPTION: Contains bound copy of the script. Includes 1 p., autograph notes by ESB.

Box: 3 Fold: 13 "Holiday"/"Happy New Year" (Musical, 1979)
1979

DESCRIPTION: Contains script for Shevelove's musical adaptation of PB's play, "Holiday." Retitled, "Happy New Year." Includes copy of the Offering Circular presented June 1, 1979 and amended August 15, 1979.

Box: 4 Fold: 1 "Holiday" (Musical, 1968) - Script
c.1968

DESCRIPTION: Contains copy of the script of PB's play, adapted into a musical by Burt Shevelove.

Box: 4 Fold: 2 "Holiday" (Musical, 1968) - Notes & Clipping
1968

DESCRIPTION: Contains autograph notes by ESB about the musical adaptation. Also, a clipping from the New York Times (2/5/68) concerning the Shevelove production.

Box: 4 Fold: 3 "Hotel Universe" - Manuscript (Part 1 of 3)
c.1930

DESCRIPTION: Contains carbon TMs with pencil autograph corrections and notes by PB. (This is part of a larger sheaf of manuscripts that has been divided into three consecutive folders for easier storage. Note: the pages are not consecutive.)

Box: 4 Fold: 4 "Hotel Universe" - Manuscript (Part 2 of 3)
1930

DESCRIPTION: Contains TMs (some pages carbon, some original) with pencil autograph notes by PB. (Pages are not consecutive.)

Box: 4 Fold: 5 "Hotel Universe" - Manuscript (Part 3 of 3)
1930

DESCRIPTION: Contains AMs notes by PB concerning the play. These pages were part of the sheaf of MSS pages in the two preceding folders 4:3 and 4:4.

Box: 4 Fold: 6 "My Name is Aquilon" - Manuscript
1949

DESCRIPTION: Contains carbon copy of TMs. This play was adapted by PB from a play by Jean-Pierre Aumont, "L'Empereur de Chine." It was performed by the Theatre Guild first in Boston under the title, "Figure of a Girl,", then in New York under the current title, opening on February 9, 1949.

Box: 4 Fold: 7 "My Name is Aquilon" - Manuscript Fragment
1949

DESCRIPTION: Contains TMs, 2 pp.. A fragment of act 2, scene 2, pp.51-52.

Box: 4 Fold: 8 "A Man of Taste" - Manuscript
1924

DESCRIPTION: Contains one of PB's earliest unpublished plays. AMsS in 3 bound sections. Very fragile; somewhat water-damaged.

Box: 4 Fold: 9 "Philadephia Story" - Arabic translation
DATE SPAN: [01/01/1939]? - [12/31/1980]?

DESCRIPTION: Contains book: "Philadelphia Story" in Arabic translation.

Box: 5 Fold: 1 "Philadelphia Story" (Television, 1954) - Script
Aired 12/8/54

DESCRIPTION: Contains copy of script for the television production adapted by Philip Barry, Jr., produced by Martin Manulis, directed by Sidney Lumet.

Box: 5 Fold: 2 "Second Threshold" - Manuscripts: Early Notes
c.1947-1950

DESCRIPTION: Contains early autograph and typed notes and outline for the play. Includes pencil AL from Barry to actor "Mr. Livessy," possibly Barrie Livesy or Jack Livesy.



Box: 5 Fold: 3 "Second Threshold" - MSS entitled: "Stern Daughter"
c.1949

DESCRIPTION: Contains undated carbon TMs of the play in the early version entitled, "Stern Daughter." Includes autograph note from ESB to Brendan Gill, who was preparing his book, "States of Grace - Eight Plays by Philip Barry."

@ ESB to Gill: "Brendan - I believe this is Philip's final draft of Second Threshold - and the one my son Phil and I would like to have printed in the book instead of the Sherwood version - If you will note in your reference to it - that the other version is with Samuel French for acting - I think these notes on the script were made in the Boston try out. I think they are my son Phil's writing - I think they can be ignored as they are not Philip Barry's writing & stick to the typescript which he gave to Alfred de Liagre, Jr. just before he died. Ellen."

Box: 5 Fold: 4 "Second Threshold" - MSS entitled: "Stern Daughter"
c.1949

DESCRIPTION: Contains another carbon copy of "Stern Daughter" (see copy in Folder 5:3).

Box: 5 Fold: 5 "Second Threshold" - Manuscript: Early Notes and Inspiration
Undated

DESCRIPTION: Contains AMs, 2 pp., possibly of a very early concept for the play. The main character, eventually to be called Josiah Brook and then Bolton, is named Jo Benjamin here.

@ Includes newsclipping that may also have inspired PB.

Box: 5 Fold: 6 "Second Threshold" - Manuscript: Act I
Undated

DESCRIPTION: Contains AMs, 3 pp., possibly of an early version of the scene setting for Act I. The main character is named Josiah Benjamin here.

Box: 5 Fold: 7.1 "Second Threshold" - Manuscript: Act II/ Final Scene
Undated

DESCRIPTION: Contains one of two versions of working scripts for the final scene of the play. This folder includes TMs and AMs by PB.

Box: 5 Fold: 7.2 "Second Threshold" - Manuscript: Act II/ Final Scene
Undated

DESCRIPTION: Contains the second of two working scripts by PB for Act II.

Box: 5 Fold: 8 "Second Threshold" - Manuscript: Act II/ Final Scene
Undated

DESCRIPTION: Contains script, partly AMs and TMs for the final scene of the play. Includes ANs note from ESB to Brendan Gill: "I think this was the rewrite of the final Josiah & Miranda scene..."

Box: 5 Fold: 9 "Second Threshold" - Manuscript: Act II/ Final Scene
Undated

DESCRIPTION: Contains fragment of the final scene, partly AMs and TMs.

Box: 5 Fold: 10 "Second Threshold" - Manuscript: Act II/ Final Scene
Undated

DESCRIPTION: Contains TMs, 4 pp., a fragment of Act II Scene 3.

Box: 5 Fold: 11 "Second Threshold" - Manuscript: Corrected by Philip Barry
c.1948-49

DESCRIPTION: Contains copy of the script with extensive autograph and typed corrections by PB.

Box: 5 Fold: 12 "Second Threshold" - Script Corrected by Robert Sherwood
October 1951

DESCRIPTION: Contains mimeograph copy of the script with autograph corrections by Robert Sherwood who produced the play for the Theatre Guild. See Roppolo for a detailed history of the play (pp. 103-122).

Box: 5 Fold: 13 "Second Threshold" - MSS: Sherwood revision for publication
3/2/51

DESCRIPTION: Contains manuscript of the play with editorial marks and printer specifications for publication. Includes preface written by Robert Sherwood. The play as revised by Sherwood was published by Harper, New York, 1951.

Box: 5 Fold: 14 "Spring Dance" - MSS w/ corrections
1936

DESCRIPTION: Contains TMs carbon with autograph corrections in pencil by PB. The play was adapted from one by Eleanor Golden and Eloise Barrangon, and opened in New York in August 1936.

Box: 6 Fold: 1 "War in Heaven" - Manuscript
Published 1938

DESCRIPTION: Contains the first of two parts of the complete TMs of PB's one and only novel, pp.1-123. The book was published by Coward-McMann, New York, 1938.

Box: 6 Fold: 2 "War in Heaven" - Manuscript
Published 1938

DESCRIPTION: Contains the second of two parts of the original TMs, pp.124-247.

Box: 6 Fold: 3 "War in Heaven" - Manuscript: Fragments
1938

DESCRIPTION: Contains 5 pp. TMs, for pp.219, 220 and 161A.

Box: 6 Fold: 4 "War in Heaven" - Book (w/ pages missing)
Published 1938

DESCRIPTION: Contains the published book. Pages 1-66 are torn out.

Box: 6 Fold: 5 "The Wild Harps Playing" - MSS
c.1936

DESCRIPTION: Contains TMs for the play. This version contains only two acts. Eventually "The Wild Harps Playing" became a three-act play in thirteen scenes. It was never accepted for production, although Act I was published in the Yale Literary Magazine, February 22, 1936. The play would provide the basis for the later play, "Liberty Jones," which opened at the Shubert Theatre, New York, February 5, 1941. (See Roppolo pp.95-98 for the history of both plays.)

Box: 6 Fold: 6 "The Wild Harps Playing" - MSS
1936

DESCRIPTION: Contains the three-act version of the play. Original TMs.

Box: 6 Fold: 7 Speech: Yale Drama School 1934
1934

DESCRIPTION: Contains carbon copy of TMs, 12 pp., of speech written and delivered by PB to the Yale Drama School.

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