Front cover image for Richard Schickel papers, 1953-2006

Richard Schickel papers, 1953-2006

Papers, 1953-2006, of Richard Schickel, an editor, film critic, and free-lance writer. The collection consists of scripts and drafts of writings; interviews and research for books, television and film including video, audio recordings and photographs; correspondence; and printed copies of books, articles, and reviews. Drafts of books include Lena (1965), The Opulent Era (1968), and The Disney Version (1968). Documentation for the last title is unusually complete and includes correspondence, research material on various Disney operations, and interviews with Walt Disney and members of his staff. Correspondence contains a few personal items and letters of reaction to his reviews and articles; among the prominent correspondents are Leonard Bernstein, Richard Burton, Alexander Calder, James T. Farrell, Fred W. Friendly, Jerry Lewis, Karl A. Menninger, Leontyne Price, Robert Redford, Peter Sellers, and Kurt Vonnegut. The balance of the collection is made up of research, interviews, and promotional material
Archival Material, English, 1953