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|Named Person:||Robert S Breen; Dorothy De Jagers; Rumer Godden; Dorothy Heyward; DuBose Heyward; John Rumsey, dramatist.; Audrey Wood; Jenifer DuBose Heyward Wood; Hartzell family.; Kuhn family.; George Gershwin; DuBose Heyward; DuBose Heyward; Kuhns family.; Wrenshall family.|
|Document Type:||Archival Material|
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Dorothy Heyward; Nathaniel Banks; Edward A Paulton; Maxwell Ryder; Rumer Godden; Dorothy De Jagers; Frank Durham
|Description:||18 linear ft.|
Much of the correspondence concerns various producation of Porgy & Bess, including overseas tours, the film rights to the opera, Dorothy Heywards efforts to ensure that her late husband, DuBose Heyward would receive equal billing with George Gershwin for Porgy & Bess, and her collaborations with other writers. Principal correspondents include producer Robert Breen, authors Dorothy DeJagers and Rumer Godden, and literary agents John W. Runsey and Audrey Wood. Materials pertaining to Porgy & Bess, as well as the novel Porgy, the play by the same name, and the 1959 movie of the opera, consists of a large number of clippings of reviews and other articles, a typewritten manuscript of the play Porgy, contracts, programs, and related correspondence. In addition there are clippings of reviews and other articles about the novel and play Mamba's Daughters. Other works written or co-authored by Dorothy Heyward mainly consist of manuscripts (typewritten and handwritten) of plays, film scenarios, short stories, and novels, with related items such as correspondence and clippings of reviews. Plays include Cinderelative (1930), The Lighted House (1925), Love in a Cupboard (1925), Jonica (1930), Cygnets written in collaboration with Rumer Godden, South Pacific (1943) and Set My People Free (1948).
Additionally, there is a manuscript of Dorothy Heyward's novel Three-a-Day (1930), a short story The Young Ghost (1953), the libretto for the children's opera Babar the Elephant (1953), and an unfinished autobiography provisionally titled I Am Too Young. Also included are manuscripts of writings by other authors including Nathaniel Banks, Edward A. Paulton, Maxwell Ryer, and Rumer Godden. Other items consist of biographical information of DuBose and Dorothy Heyward including a biography (1953) on DuBose Heyward by Frank Durham; Dorothy Heyward's personal items and files including diaries, engagement calendars, memorabilia, household inventories, material about the MacDowell Colony, clippings and other printed material concerning health and beauty products, books, and recorded music; papers pertaining to the Kuhn and Hartzell families; a Wrenshall family chart; family photographs; artwork; and financial records (1947-1959) including royalty statements, tax records, checking registers, cancelled checks, deposit slips, bills, receipts, and related correspondence. Other persons represented include Heyward's daughter, Jenifer DuBose (Heyward) Wood.
- Breen, Robert S.
- De Jagers, Dorothy.
- Godden, Rumer, -- 1907-1998.
- Heyward, Dorothy, -- 1890-1961.
- Heyward, DuBose, -- 1885-1940.
- Rumsey, John, -- dramatist.
- Wood, Audrey, -- 1905-
- Wood, Jenifer DuBose Heyward, -- 1930-1984.
- Hartzell family.
- Kuhn family.
- MacDowell Colony (Peterborough, N.H.)
- Advertising -- Cosmetics.
- South Carolina -- History.
- Porgy and Bess.
- Gershwin, George, -- 1898-1937.
- Heyward, DuBose, -- 1885-1940. -- Porgy.
- Heyward, DuBose, -- 1885-1940. -- Mamba's daughters.
- Kuhns family.
- Wrenshall family.