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Murder by death : screenplay and shooting calls

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

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

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.

Box 64, F0937: Shelved in SPEC MSS 0099 manuscript boxes.

Purchase, January 2013.

Processed and encoded by Anita Wellner, May 2013. Further encoded by George Apodaca, October 2015.

Publisher
University of Delaware Library Special Collections
Finding Aid Author
University of Delaware Library, Special Collections
Finding Aid Date
2013 May 1
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Collection Inventory

Murder by Death : screenplay, 1975 July 7.
Box 64 Folder F0937
Physical Description

1 item (147 p.)

Murder by Death : shooting call sheet, 1975 October 20.
Box 64 Folder F0937
Physical Description

1 item (2 p.)

Murder by Death : shooting call sheet, 1975 October 20.
Box 64 Folder F0937
Physical Description

1 item (2 p.)

Murder by Death : shooting call sheet, 1975 October 24.
Box 64 Folder F0937
Physical Description

1 item (2 p.)

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