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Series II. Philip Dunning as Collaborator 1927-1971

Scope and Content Notes:

Series II is arranged alphabetically by the name of the co-author. It includes the final script, the tryout version, a television adaptation, and two later play adaptations by George Abbott, of the play Broadway. Among the other collaborators are Charlton Andrews, Philo Higley ( Remember the Day (1935) includes stage inventories, reviews, etc.), John Mcnulty, Harry Madden, and others.


Box 4
Folder 1 With George Abbott. The Big Shot. Book by George Abbot. Based on Broadway
Folder 2 With George Abbott. Broadway; a play in three acts. Tryout version
Folder 3 With George Abbott. Broadway; a play in three acts. Adapted for television as a drama with music by P. Dunning
Folder 4 With George Abbott. A Party at the Paradise; a two act play by George Abbott, based on Broadway
Folder 5 With George Abbott. Speak Easy. Book by George Abbott. Inked on t.p., 1971
Folder 6 With Charlton Andrews. Hoky Hollywood; a farce in three acts. With revisions, 1927
Folder 7 With John Beane. Head over Heart; a new comedy
Folder 8 With Curtis Benton. The late John Barleycorn; a Travesty on Prohibition. Telephone business by P. Dunning
Folder 9 With Hal Borland. America is Americans; a Patriotic Playlet. On cover: Corrected. Mimeograph copy
Folder 10 With Barton Browne. Royal Strings, 1936
Folder 11 With Jack Donahue. The Understudy; a comedy in three acts

Box 5
Folder 1 With Jo Eisinger and Stephen Van Gluck. Public Benefactor; an original melodrama in three acts. Collaboration agreement with Philip Dunning and optioned by Dunning. Motion picture on theme made by MGM (stained), 1936
Folder 2 With Rita Q. Ford. Three Girls and a Pearl; a new comedy, 1940
Folder 3 With Milton Gropper. Anything for a Laugh, 1941
Folder 4 With Lawrence Gross. Face Values; a new comedy in two acts, 1935
Folder 5 With James Hagan. Double in Brass; screen play scenario
Folder 6 With Sam Hellman and Abel Green. Notes and suggestions by P. Dunning on Mr. Broadway, screen play by Hellman and Green
Folder 7 With Philo Higley. Remember the Day; a new play. Mimeograph copy, 1935
Folder 8 With Philo Higley. Remember the Day; a new play. Reviewed 1963. Includes theatre flyer, 1935
Folder 9 With Philo Higley. Remember the Day; a new play. Stage manager’s inventories; wardrobe, electrical materials, properties, scenery
Folder 10 With Philo Higley. Remember the Day; a new play. Reviews of the production at the National Theatre, September, 1935
Folder 11 With Philo Higley. Remember the Day; a new play. Screen treatment for new ending, by P. Dunning
Folder 12 With N.C. Hunter. Palm Beach; a comedy in three acts
Folder 13 With John McNulty. What Goes on Here. Based on John McNulty’s New Yorker stories. April draft, 1943
Folder 14 With John McNulty. What Goes on Here. With penciled notes. September, 1944
Folder 15 With John McNulty. What Goes on Here. Stage diagrams
Folder 16 With John McNulty. What Goes on Here. Dunning’s “Notes and rough layout” for McNulty’s stories. February, 1943
Folder 17 With John McNulty. What Goes on Here. Paramount contracts (movie title: Third Avenue), signed and notarized carbon; TLS from Paramount, 1945
Folder 18 With John McNulty. What Goes on Here. 11 New Yorker stories. Clippings, 1941-1942

Box 6
Folder 1 With Harry Madden. Bedtime for Ali Baba; a play in two acts and seven scenes. Mimeograph copy, 1936
Folder 2 With Harry Madden. Kill That Story. MGM synopsis. Summer tryout, Langner’s Country Theatre, Westport. Mimeograph copy, 1934
Folder 3 With Joseph Schrank. Page Miss Glory; 2 plays in two acts. Mimeograph copy, 1934
Folder 4-5 With Charles Sherman. A Thousand Times, no. 1939. Mimeograph copy
Folder 6 With Robert Wilder. A new play by P. Dunning and Robert Wilder. Dunning’s 1st draft of Act I, from Wilder’s novel, Flamingo Road
Folder 7 With Louis Wolheim. History Repeats Itself; or, Even in Robe. Talking picture scenario. 1st draft, 1930