A. E. Hotchner Papers
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IV. Original plays for television and the stage by A.E. Hotchner. [series]:
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The Killers Of Mussolini. 1959: May 31. (85 pp.)   
Scope: Written for television's Playhouse 90. Ts.[duplicated] In six acts. Title page notes `As telecast' Also lists play's producers and directors. Minor revision. Pages 80-81, and 82-83 combined. Complete text. Loose sheets.


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Last Clear Chance. Written for and produced on Playhouse 90. Later adapted and revised for the stage under title Verdict. Versions as follows.   
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Last Clear Chance. 1958: Jan. 8. (94 pp.)   
Scope: Ts.[duplicated] Paging varies. Some pages missing. No revision. Title page notes `Air: Feb. 27, 1958' Loose sheets.


 
Last Clear Chance. 1958: Feb. 1. (112 pp.)   
Scope: Ts.[duplicated], ts.[carbon] Title page notes `Air: Mar. 6' Also notes `2nd draft' Several pages missing. Loose sheets. Essentially same text as above.


 
One Last Question. n.d. (92 pp.)   
Scope: Ts.[duplicated] No revision or correction. This is Last clear chance adapted for the stage. Same story line, with emphasis on the relationships of father and son and nature of law as a profession. No revision or correction. Bound, black paper covers.


 
Verdict. n.d. (c.94 pp.)   
Scope: Revised version of One last question. Ts.[duplicated] Same emphasis. Paging revised. Title page denotes 2 additional scenes in Act III but these are crossed out and scenes not present in the script. Play ends as before, with minor revision. Bound, green-black paper covers.


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Sergeant Barney. n.d. (69 pp.)   
Scope: Ts., ts.[carbon] Title page notes `Performed on NBC's Playwrights `56, Produced by Fred Coe. Final version as performed, AEH' Complete text. Light correction. Loose sheets.


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The White House.   
Scope: Performed in New York on the stage in early 1964 with leading roles played by Helen Hayes, Fritz Weaver, and James Daly. Play is based on quotations from former presidents about the role of the U.S. Presidency. Drafts as follows.


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The Presidents And Their Ladies. An Intimate Cavalcade. 1963. (83 pp.)   
Scope: Ts. No revision. `First draft' Title page notes title is `temporary' Bound, red paper covers.


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The White House Story. 1963: (90 pp.)   
Scope: Ts.[duplicated] No revision. `Second draft' Title noted `temporary' Bound, black paper covers.


 
The White House. 1963. (93 pp.)   
Scope: Ts.[duplicated] No revision. `Draft B' Varies condierably from 2nd draft. Bound, grey-blue paper covers.


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The White House. 1963: (111 pp.)   
Scope: Ts.[duplicated] No revision. `Third draft' Does not resemble above draft, but is in accord with second draft. Bound, dark green paper covers.


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The White House. A Presidential Entertainment In Two Acts. n.d. (89 pp.)   
Scope: Ts., ts. [duplicated], Ts.[carbon] Final version. Heavily marked for stage production in various inks and pencils. Cue pages, stage manager's time reports, etc. laid in. Loose sheets.


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The White House. A Presidential Entertainment In Two Acts. 1964: (78 pp.)   
Scope: Published text, by Samuel French, Inc. Text as above.