University of Delaware Library

Simon, Neil.

Murder by Death : screenplay and shooting calls

1975


Descriptive Summary

Identification: MSS 099, F937


Creator: Simon, Neil.


Title: Murder by Death : screenplay and shooting calls


Inclusive Dates: 1975


Extent: 4 items


Abstract: A mechanically reproduced typescript of the second draft of Neil Simon's screenplay, Murder by Death, which has laid in three shooting call sheets.


Language: Materials entirely in English.



Citation

MSS 099, F937, Neil Simon, Murder by Death : screenplay and shooting calls, Special Collections, University of Delaware Library, Newark, Delaware.

Shelving Summary

Box 64, F937: Shelved in SPEC MSS 099 manuscript boxes

Location

Special Collections, University of Delaware Library / Newark, Delaware 19717-5267 / Phone: 302-831-2229 / Fax: 302-831-6003 / URL: http://www.lib.udel.edu/ud/spec/

Source

Purchase, January 2013.

Processing

Processed and encoded by Anita Wellner, May 2013.


The collection is open for research.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Use of materials from this collection beyond the exceptions provided for in the Fair Use and Educational Use clauses of the U.S. Copyright Law may violate federal law. Permission to publish or reproduce is required from the copyright holder. Please contact Special Collections, University of Delaware Library, http://www.lib.udel.edu/cgi-bin/askspec.cgi


Biographical Note

Award-winning American playwright Neil Simon was born July 4, 1927, in the Bronx, New York.

Sources:

"Neil Simon." Contemporary Authors Online (reproduced in Biography In Context). http://ic.galegroup.com/ic/bic1/ (accessed May 1, 2013).


Scope and Content Note

A mechanically reproduced typescript of Neil Simon's second draft of his screenplay, Murder by Death, which has laid in three shooting call sheets.

The typescript includes twelve pages of revisions which, though inserted at the end, are meant to replace pages in the main body of the script. These pages of revision are in addition to the blue sheets of revisions which appear throughout the script and are labeled by stage of revision (first through fourth) and dated. The script is brad-bound in gray production company wrappers which are stenciled with the title, "second draft," the date (July 7, 1975), and "property of Rastar Films."

All three of the Columbia Pictures shooting calls bear holograph check marks, notes, or changes. Of the three shooting call sheets, two are dated October 20, 1975, and one is dated October 24, 1975.


Selected Search Terms

Corporate Names
Rastar Films, Inc.
Columbia Pictures.
Personal Names
Simon, Neil.
Topical Terms
American drama--20th century.
Detective and mystery films--20th century.
Comedy films--20th century.
Form/Genre Terms
Screenplays.
Schedules (time plans)
Occupation
Playwrights.
Screen writers.

Related Materials in this Repository

This item forms part of MSS 099 Miscellaneous Literary and Historical Manuscripts.

MSS 485, Richard Hoffman Neil Simon collection


Detailed Contents List

Murder by Death : screenplay, 1975 July 7   [Box 64 F937]

1 item (147 p.)

Murder by Death : shooting call sheet, 1975 October 20   [Box 64 F937]

1 item (2 p.)

Murder by Death : shooting call sheet, 1975 October 20   [Box 64 F937]

1 item (2 p.)

Murder by Death : shooting call sheet, 1975 October 24   [Box 64 F937]

1 item (2 p.)