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James Lee Barrett papers, 1965-1989.

Author: James Lee Barrett
Edition/Format:   Print book : Manuscript   Archival Material : English
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Scripts, playbills, and correspondence with family, friends, agents, actors, and other business associates, including discussion of politics, screenwriting, status of Barrett's own screen productions, opinions of writers Kurt Vonnegut and Adela Rogers St. Johns, and thoughts on John Wayne as an individual and actor; also includes letters of actress Anne Baxter, author Ferrol Sams, National Security Advisor and U.S.
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Genre/Form: Correspondence
Drama
Biography
Named Person: James Lee Barrett; Anne Baxter; John Wayne; Kurt Vonnegut; Adela Rogers St Johns; Ferrol Sams; William Patrick Clark; Penelope Barrett; Pee Wee Gaskins
Material Type: Manuscript
Document Type: Book, Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: James Lee Barrett
OCLC Number: 34362596
Description: 342 items. 60 v.
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Abstract:

Scripts, playbills, and correspondence with family, friends, agents, actors, and other business associates, including discussion of politics, screenwriting, status of Barrett's own screen productions, opinions of writers Kurt Vonnegut and Adela Rogers St. Johns, and thoughts on John Wayne as an individual and actor; also includes letters of actress Anne Baxter, author Ferrol Sams, National Security Advisor and U.S. Secretary of the Interior William P. Clark, and Barrett's daughter, Penelope Barrett.

Collection also includes playbills, clippings, and reviews of Barrett's work, and preliminary and final drafts of scripts, including The Greatest Story Ever Told, The Long Haul, and Shenandoah, both as film and stage musical.

Barrett's scripts for television projects include In the Heat of the Night, Belle Starr, The Day Christ Died, Stagecoach, Mayflower: The Pilgrim Experience, Something Big, The Loner, tick ... tick ... tick ..., Lee of Virginia, Hard Time: Inside America's Toughest Prison, Ms. Raggedy Ann, The Heaven Train, Scrapbook, Close Relations, Big Bad John, The Wild Rose, The Defiant Ones, Abduction, Vengence: The Tragedy of Tony Cimo, 14 Napoleon Street, Mister Harrison, Tender Loving Care, and various others.

Also including script for Vengence, also titled Dead Even, a dramatization of murder of prisoner Rudolph Tyner by fellow prisoner Pee Wee Gaskins at Central Correctional Institute, Columbia, S.C.; and outline for plot of movie, Catch a Falling Star, 12 July 1987.

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