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Series IX. Plays Considered for Production, 1958-1967

Scope and Content Notes:

In this series are nineteen plays, arranged alphabetically. Only five of the plays have files of any consequence: Beer Island - production cancelled; Daphne in Cottage D - Ellis withdrew as co-producer; Line - NY production plans dropped; The Name of the Game - NY production plans dropped twice; What Did We Do Wrong - Ellis withdrew before NY production. Among the 14 plays remaining are Mask and Gown, cross-country tour co-produced by Ellis, begun after the Bucks County production; Twelve Angry Men, world premiere at Bucks County; and Wait a Minim, in which Mary Ellis was an investor. Some plays were only considered because of a friend’s involvement. In some cases, Ellis' involvement is not clear.

Subseries 1. Beer Island,


Box 23
Folder 1 Correspondence - Miscellaneous, 1966-1967
Folder 2 Correspondence - Shelley Berman, 1966-1967
Folder 3 Correspondence - Kirk Douglas, 1966
Folder 4 Correspondence - Van Heflin, 1966-1967
Folder 5 Correspondence - Prospective directors
Folder 6 Correspondence - Legal, 1966-1968
Folder 7 Budget
Folder 8 Casting - Agency submissions
Folder 9 Casting - Interviews
Folder 10 Casting - Miscellaneous lists
Folder 11 Casting - Photographs A-K
Folder 12 Casting - Photographs L-Z
Folder 13 Casting - Readings schedules
Folder 14 Casting - Understudies
Folder 15 Contracts - Miscellaneous correspondence and basic production contract form
Folder 16 Props
Folder 17 Script notes and comments
Folder 18 Miscellaneous
Folder 19 Beer Company - Investors' correspondence,
Folder 20 Beer Company - Investors' offering circular and Partnership Agreement form,

Subseries 2. Daphne in Cottage D Daphne Company, 1967


Box 24
Folder 1 Correspondence - Miscellaneous, 1965-1968
Folder 2 Correspondence - Martine Bregman, 1965-1967
Folder 3 Correspondence - Edward Chodorov, 1965-1966
Folder 4 Correspondence - Opening night benefit at the Hopkins Center, 1966
Folder 5 Correspondence - Postponement of production
Folder 6 Advertising and publicity
Folder 7 Bills
Folder 8 Budget
Folder 9 Casting - Correspondence
Folder 10 Casting - Submissions and readings
Folder 11 Casting - Photographs
Folder 12 Miscellaneous
Folder 13 Daphne Company - Miscellaneous bank records
Folder 14 Daphne Company - Miscellaneous financial records
Folder 15 Daphne Company - Investors correspondence