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WELLES MSS.

RADIO, 1938-1947 (Box 7, f. 22-Box 13, f. 32)

Arranged chronologically. Each program series is generally dated from the earliest broadcast present. Correspondence regarding Welles' radio activities is interfiled chronologically in the CORRESPONDENCE section. There are also radio materials in the TAPES and BOUND RADIO SCRIPTS sections.

Box 8 | Box 9 | Box 10 | Box 11 | Box 12 | Box 13

Box 7:

  • folder 22: Mercury Theatre on the Air, 1938. Publicity releases See also Tapes; Bound Radio Scripts
  • folders 23-24: Campbell Playhouse, 1938-1940. Miscellaneous script and production materials See also Tapes; Bound Radio Scripts; Oversize 11
  • folder 25: The Jello Program Starring Jack Benny (Mar. 17, 1940). Script See also Tapes Orson Welles Almanac (Lady Esther) 1941
  • folder 26: OWA (LE) - "Evening Primrose" [not used]. Scripts
  • folder 27: OWA (LE) - "Bottle Party" [not used]. Scripts
  • folder 28: OWA (LE) - "Little Gentleman," by Booth Tarkington [not used]. Scripts
  • folder 29: OWA (LE) - "Boogie Woogie in Boston," by Elliot Paul. Scripts
  • folder 30: OWA (LE) - "Variation on a Theme" [not used]. Scripts
  • folder 31: OWA (LE) - "Salome" [not used]. Scripts

Box 8:

  • folder 1: OWA (LE) - "Another American Tragedy" [not used]. Scripts
  • folder 2: OWA (LE) - "Folk Songs of Ibiza," by Elliot Paul [not used]. Scripts
  • folder 3: OWA (LE) - "Louise," by Saki [not used]. Scripts
  • folder 4: OWA (LE) - "The Music Lesson," by Elliot Paul [not used]. Scripts
  • folder 5: OWA (LE) - "The Cask of Amontillado," adapted by Roger Quayle Denny. [not used]. Scripts
  • folder 6: OWA (LE) - "The Open Window," by Saki [not used]. Scripts
  • folder 7: OWA (LE) - "Shake Hands with the Dragon," by Carl Glick. Scripts
  • folder 8: OWA (LE) - "You Were Perfectly Fine," by Dorothy Parker [not used]. Scripts
  • folder 9: OWA (LE) - "A Question of Approach," by Elliot Paul [not used]. Scripts
  • folder 10: OWA (LE) - "The Easter Egg," by Saki, adapted by Roger Quayle Denny. [not used]. Scripts
  • folder 11: OWA (LE) - "The Sexes," by Dorothy Parker [not used]. Scripts
  • folder 12: OWA (LE) - "The Lost Sanjak," by Saki, adapted by Roger Quayle Denny [not used]. Scripts
  • folder 13: OWA (LE) - "Table for Two" [not used]. Scripts
  • folder 14: OWA (LE) - "An Irishman and a Jew" [not used]. Scripts. "Hidalgo, Or, Put Down That God Damned Blackjack, Sweetheart," by Robert Meltzer [not used]. Scripts
  • folder 15: OWA (LE) - "Dear Lonely Lady," by Roger Quayle Denny [not used]. Scripts
  • folder 16: OWA (LE) - "The Dark Hall," by Roger Quayle Denny [not used]. Scripts
  • folder 17: OWA (LE) - "Supper for Cinderella," by Roger Quayle Denny [not used]. Scripts
  • folder 18: OWA (LE) - "Ask the Dust," by John Fante [not used]. Scripts
  • folder 19: OWA (LE) - "Benedict Arnold Script" [used for promotional purposes]. Script
  • folder 20: OWA (LE) - "The Golden Honeymoon." Script "Almanac." Notes
  • folder 21: OWA (LE) - "Murder in the Bank," by John Patrick. Originally titled: "Blood and Thunder." Scripts
  • folder 22: OWA (LE) - "The Lumber Room," by Saki, adapted by Roger Quayle Denny. [not used]. Scripts
  • folder 23: OWA (LE) - "Rolls and Salt" [not used]. Scripts
  • folder 24: OWA (LE) - "Supper for Two," by Roger Quayle Denny [not used]. Scripts
  • folder 25: OWA (LE) - "I'm a Fool." Script. "Almanac." Notes
  • folder 26: OWA (LE) - "Gold Mounted Guns," by F.R. Buckley, adapted by Roger Quayale Denny [not used]. Scripts
  • folder 27: OWA (LE) - "The Third Ingredient," by O. Henry, adapted by Roger Quayle Denny [not used]. Scripts
  • folder 28: OWA (LE) - "The Diamond Necklace" [not used]. Script
  • folder 29: OWA (LE) - "The Salvation of Pisco Gabar" [not used]. Scripts
  • folder 30: OWA (LE) - "The Chaser" [not used] Scripts
  • folder 31: OWA (LE) - "Black Marigolds," a free interpretation by John Fante [not used]. Scripts
  • folder 32: OWA (LE) - "The Black Pearl." Script
  • folder 33: OWA (LE) - "The Lost Stars," by Catulle Mendes, adapted by John Fante [not used]. Scripts
  • folder 34: OWA (LE) - "The Exact Science of Matrimony," by O. Henry [not used]. Scripts
  • folder 35: OWA (LE) - "The House," by Donald Hough [not used]. Scripts
  • folder 36: OWA (LE) - "If in Years to Come," by Earl Reed Silvers, adapted by Roger Quayle Denny. Script
  • folder 37: OWA (LE) - "Parker Poems." Script
  • folder 38: OWA (LE) - "The Light in the Valley," by Michael Manning [not used]. Scripts
  • folder 39: OWA (LE) - "The Emperor's New Clothes," by Hans Christian Andersen [not used]. Script
  • folder 40: OWA (LE) - "It's Perfectly True!" by Hans Christian Andersen [not used]. Script
  • folder 41: OWA (LE) - "The Prisoner of Assiout." Script
  • folder 42: OWA (LE) - "Romance." Script
  • folder 43: OWA (LE) - "The All American Team," by John Fante [not used]. Scripts
  • folder 44: OWA (LE) - "The Knife," by Brendan Gill [not used]. Scripts
  • folder 45: OWA (LE) - "Mr. Sampson," by Charles Lee, adapted by John Fante [not used]. Scripts
  • folder 46: OWA (LE) - "A Source of Irritation," by Stacy Aumonier, adapted by Roger Quayle Denny [not used]. Scripts
  • folder 47: OWA (LE) - "And Stars in the Sky," by Earl Reed Silvers [not used]. Scripts
  • folder 48: OWA (LE) - "Eye Hath Not Seen," by John Fante [not used]. Script
  • folder 49: OWA (LE) - "Purple and Fine Linen," by May Edginton, adapted by Roger Quayle Denny [not used]. Scripts
  • folder 50: OWA (LE) - "The Shirt Collar," by Hans Christian Andersen [not used]. Scripts
  • folder 51: OWA (LE) - "Wild Oranges," by Joseph Hergesheimer, adapted by Roger Quayle Denny. Scripts
  • folder 52: OWA (LE) - "The Maysville Minstrel." Scripts
  • folder 53: OWA (LE) - "Kangaroo Loves Me," by Geoffrey Household, adapted by John Fante [not used]. Scripts
  • folder 54: OWA (LE) - "The Lady, Or the Tiger?" by Frank R. Stockton [not used]. Scripts
  • folder 55: OWA (LE) - "The Hitch-Hiker," by Lucille Fletcher. Script
  • folder 56: OWA (LE) - "Rebecca" [not used]. Script
  • folder 57: OWA (LE) - "The Silver Hilt," by Ferenc Molnar, adapted by Roger Quayle Denny [not used]. Scripts
  • folder 58: OWA (LE) - "Youth," by Joseph Conrad, adapted by Roger Quayle Denny [not used]. Scripts
  • folder 59: OWA (LE) - "The Swing Shift," by Foster Carling [not used]. Scripts
  • folder 60: OWA (LE) - "A Farewell to Arms." Script; "Gettysburg Address" [not used?]. Incomplete script
  • folder 61: OWA (LE) - "Jane Eyre" [not used]. Scripts
  • folder 62: OWA (LE) - "Monsieur Beaucaire," by Booth Tarkington, adapted by Michael Wilson [not used]. Scripts
  • folder 63: OWA (LE) - "Alice Adams" [not used]. Scripts folder 64: OWA (LE) - "Original Radio Drama Written for Orson Welles" [not used]. Script
  • folder 65: OWA (LE) - "Something's Going to Happen to Henry," by Shore and Solomon, adapted by Robert Meltzer. Script
  • folder 66: OWA (LE) - "Water of Iturrigorri," by Geoffrey Household, adapted by John Fante [not used]. Scripts
  • folder 67: OWA (LE) - "Rip Van Winkle," by Roger Quayle Denny [canceled due to war emergency]. Script
  • folder 68: OWA (LE) - "Symptoms of Being Thirty-five," by Ring Lardner, adapted by Vera Eikel. Scripts
  • folder 69: OWA (LE) - "Walt Whitman Poem." Script
  • folder 70: OWA (LE) - "I Play Hamlet, a Ghost Story," by Roger Quayle Denny [not used]. Scripts
  • folder 71: OWA (LE) - "Stage 14," by Richard Carlson [not used]. Scripts
  • folder 72: OWA (LE) - "The Curse of the Yehonala; An Historical Melodrama for Radio," by Roger Quayle Denny [not used]. Scripts
  • folder 73: OWA (LE) - "Young Mrs. Moon," by Nelia Gardner White, adapted by Roger Quayle Denny [not used]. Scripts
  • folder 74: OWA (LE) - "Christmas Verse," by G.K. Chesterton. Script
  • folder 75: OWA (LE) - "The Happy Prince," by Oscar Wilde [used] and "The Story-Teller" [not used]. Scripts

Box 9:

  • folder 1: OWA (LE) - "St. Luke's Chapter II." Script
  • folder 2: OWA (LE) - "There Are Frenchmen and Frenchmen." Script
  • folder 3: OWA (LE) - "The Garden of Allah." Scripts
  • folder 4: OWA (LE) - "Someone Else," by Lucille Fletcher Herrmann [not used]. Scripts
  • folder 5: OWA (LE) - "The Apple Tree," by John Galsworthy, adapted by Roger Quayle Denny. Script
  • folder 6: OWA (LE) - "Little Miss Haley," by Roger Quayle Denny [not used]. Scripts
  • folder 7: OWA (LE) - "My Little Boy," by Carl Ewald. Scripts
  • folder 8: OWA (LE) - "The Happy Hypocrite." Scripts
  • folder 9: OWA (LE) - "August Heat," by W.F. Harvey [not used]. Script
  • folder 10: OWA (LE) - "In the Fog," by Richard Harding Davis, adapted by John Latham [not used]. Script
  • folder 11: OWA (LE) - "The Invaders" [not used]. Scripts
  • folder 12: OWA (LE) - "The Killer," by Stewart Edward White, adapted by Roger Quayle Denny [not used]. Scripts
  • folder 13: OWA (LE) - "Look Homeward Angel," by Leonardo Bercovici [not used]. Script
  • folder 14: OWA (LE) - "The Man in the Green Necktie," by Arkady Averchenko [not used]. Scripts
  • folder 15: OWA (LE) - "The Mappined Life" [not used]. Script
  • folder 16: OWA (LE) - "Pigs Is Pigs" [not used]. Scripts
  • folder 17: OWA (LE) - "Poems" [Ogden Nash, "The Rebuffers; John Keats, "A Song about Myself (From a Letter to Fanny Keats)" and "To Autumn"] [not used]. Script
  • folders 18-19: OWA (LE) - Miscellaneous background and research materials
  • folder 20-28: OWA (LE) - Story reports
  • folder 29-31: OWA (LE) - Profile Studies of Programs See also Tapes; Bound Radio Scripts; Oversize 12
  • folder 32: "Between Americans," Gulf Screen Guild Theatre (Dec. 7, 1941). Script. See also Tapes
  • folder 33: "The Great Man Votes," Cavalcade of America (Dec. 15, 1941). Script. See also Tapes
  • folder 34: "We Hold These Truths" (Dec. 15, 1941). Script, by Norman Corwin See also Tapes
  • folder 35: "American Laughter" (Red Cross Program) (Jan. 25, 1942). Script, by Kenneth Allen Robinson
  • folder 36: [Pan American Day] (Apr. 14, 1942). Scripts. See also Tapes
  • folder 37: President Vargas' Birthday Broadcast (Apr. 18, 1942). Scripts. See also Tapes
  • folder 38: "High Flight," Radio Readers Digest (Oct. 11, 1942). Script
  • folder 39: "Admiral of the Ocean Sea" (Oct. 11, 1942). Script See also Tapes. Ceiling Unlimited Oct. 18, 1942-Feb. 1, 1943
  • folder 40: CU - Background materials
  • folders 41-43: CU - "The Flying Fortress." Background materials and scripts
  • folders 44-46: CU - "Air Transport Command." Scripts
  • folder 47: CU - "The Navigator." Background materials and scripts, by Hector Chevigny and Milton Geiger
  • folder 48: CU - "Wind, Sand & Stars." Background materials and scripts, by Hector de St. Exupery
  • folder 49: CU - "Ballad of Bataan." Background materials and scripts

Box 10

  • folders 1-5: CU - "War Workers." Background materials and scripts
  • folders 6-9: CU - "Gremlins." Background materials and scripts
  • folders 10-13: CU - "Pan American Airlines." Background materials and scripts
  • folder 14: CU - "Anti-Submarine Patrol." Background materials and scripts
  • folders 15-18: CU - "Finger in the Wind." Background materials and scripts
  • folder 19: CU - "Letter to Mother." Scripts
  • folders 20-21: CU - "Mrs. James and the Pot of Tea" and "With Your Wings." Background materials and scripts
  • folders 22-23: CU - "The Future." Scripts
  • folder 24: CU - "Aviation Cadet Training," [not used]. Background materials and scripts, some by Burgess Meredith
  • folder 25: CU - "Swami Haroun," [not used]. Story treatments by John Tucker Battle
  • folder 26: CU - Incomplete scripts
  • folder 27: CU - Production materials
  • folder 28: CU - Publicity See also Tapes; Bound Radio Scripts. Hello Americans Nov. 15, 1942-Jan. 31, 1943
  • folders 29-30: HA - "Brazil." Scripts
  • folders 31-32: HA - "The Andes." Scripts

Box 11: Hello Americans (continued)

  • folder 1: HA - Background materials
  • folder 2: HA - Background materials; "The Blue Crucible," by Milton Geiger [not used], scripts; "West Indies," by John Tucker Battle [not used], scripts
  • folders 3-4: HA - "The Islands," Scripts
  • folder 5: HA - "Alphabet A-C." Scripts
  • folders 6-8: HA - "Alphabet C-S." Scripts
  • folders 9-13: HA - "Slavery - Abednego." Scripts
  • folders 14-17: HA - "The Bad-Will Ambassador." Background materials and scripts by Milton Merlin, Milton Geiger, Richard Brooks, Myron Dutton
  • folders 18-21: HA - "Mexico." Background materials and scripts by Richard Brooks, Maurice Clark, John Tucker Battle, Myron Dutton, Norman Rosten, Norman Foster
  • folders 22-25: HA - "Feed the World." Background materials and scripts by John Tucker Battle, Myron Dutton, Richard Brooks, Maurice Clark, Milton Geiger

Box 12

  • folders 1-6: HA - "Bolivar's Idea." Scripts by Maurice Clark, Richard Brooks, John Tucker Battle, Myron Dutton, Norman Rosten, Milton Geiger, Cyril Enfield, Waldo Salt
  • folders 7-8: HA - "Communications," [not used]. Scripts by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee, John Tucker Battle, Myron Dutton
  • folder 9: HA - Production materials See also Tapes; Bound Radio Scripts
  • folder 10: [Alô Americanos] [1942]. Script
  • folder 11: Jack Benny Show (Grape Nuts Flakes Program) (Mar. 14-Apr. 11, 1943). Scripts See also Tapes
  • folder 12: Bob Hope (The Pepsodent Show) (Sept. 27, 1943). Script
  • folder 13: Duffy's (Oct. 12, 1943). Script
  • folder 14: "Notes for Round Table Discussion..." (Oct., 1943). Notes
  • folders 15-19: Orson Welles Almanac (Mobiloil) (Jan. 26-July 19, 1944). Scripts See also Tapes; Photographs; Bound Radio Scripts
  • folder 20: Edgar Bergen (The Chase and Sanborn Program) (Apr. 2, May 28, 1944); "Three of a Kind" (U.S. Treasury Dept.) (Apr. 27, 1944). Scripts
  • folder 21-26: Fifth War Loan Drive Shows (June 12-19, 1944). Scripts for Texarkana, Hollywood Bowl, and Soldier Field (Chicago) shows, and production and financial materials See also Tapes; Bound Radio Scripts
  • folder 27: Edgar Bergen (The Chase and Sanborn Program) (Aug. 13, 1944). Scripts
  • folder 28: "The Dream" (Inner Sanctum) (Sept. 23, 1944). Script
  • folder 29: "Now Is the Time" by Norman Corwin (Oct. 6, 1944). Scripts
  • folder 30: "Program 2" (Philco Radio Hall of Fame) (Oct. 8, 1944). Script
  • folder 31: "The Dark Hours" (Kate Smith Show) (Oct. 15, 1944); Edgar Bergen (Chase and Sanborn Program) (Oct. 29, 1944); and [Round Table political broad cast] (Nov. 1, 1944). Scripts
  • folder 32: Edgar Bergen (Chase and Sanborn Program) (Nov. 5, 1944) and "Around the World in Eighty Days," (This Is My Best) (Nov. 21, 1944). Scripts
  • folder 33: "Program 13" Philco Radio Hall of Fame (Dec. 24, 1944). Scripts
  • folders 34-42: Orson Welles Almanac (Eversharp) (planned for Dec., 1944-Jan., 1945, but never broadcast?). Production notes and drafts of scripts. See also Tapes
  • folder 43: "In Reply to Cecil B. DeMille" (Mar. 31, 1945). Script
  • folder 44: This Is My Best (Mar. 13-Apr. 24, 1945). Script of "Don't Catch Me" and production materials for series. See also Correspondence; Tapes; Bound Radio Scripts
  • folder 45: Orson Welles Insert ... (Apr. 12, 1945); Forum Broadcast (May 6, 1945); Special VE Day Program (May 7, 1945); [San Francisco broadcast] (May, 1945). Scripts
  • folder 46: "New York - A Tapestry for Radio," Columbia Presents Corwin (July 10, 1945). Scripts
  • folder 47: "What does the British election mean to us," America's Town Meeting (Aug. 9, 1945). Background material and scripts

Box 13:

  • folder 1: "Fourteen August," by Norman Corwin (August 14, 1945); "God and Uranium Were on Our Side," by Norman Corwin (Aug. 19, 1945). Scripts
  • folder 2: "Special Victory Program," Command Performance, USA (Aug., 1945). Script
  • folders 3-17: Lear - Orson Welles Almanac (Sept. 16, 1945-Oct. 6, 1946). Scripts and production materials. See also Tapes; Oversize 13
  • folder 18: Request Performance No. 3 (Oct. 21, 1945); Pearl Harbor Script (Dec. 7, 1945); Esquire Magazine's "All-American Jazz Concert" (Jan. 16, 1946 ). Scripts
  • folder 19: Airborne (Apr., 1946). Script and clipping Mercury Summer Theatre June 7-Sept. 13, 1946
  • folder 20: MST - "Around the World in Eighty Days," "The Count of Monte Cristo," and " The Hitch Hiker." Scripts
  • folder 21: MST - "Jane Eyre." Scripts
  • folder 22: MST - "A Passenger to Bali" and "The Search for Henri LeFevre." Scripts
  • folder 23: MST - "Life with Adam" and "The Moat Farm Murder." Scripts
  • folder 24: MST - "Golden Honeymoon and Romeo and Juliet Excerpt," "Hell on Ice," "Abednego the Slave." Scripts
  • folder 25: MST - "I'm a Fool and Tell-Tale Heart." Scripts.
  • folder 26: MST - "Moby Dick" and "The Apple Tree." Scripts
  • folder 27: MST - "King Lear." Scripts
  • folder 28: MST - Production materials. See also Tapes; Bound Radio Scripts
  • folder 29: Undated Radio Scripts. "Command Performance No. 156," "Frank Sinatra Show," and "Kate Smith Show." Scripts
  • folders 30-33: Unproduced scripts for "Carmen," "Years of Jazz," and "Orson Welles' Almanac" for Oct. 1, 1935; includes planned production materials for Ziv transcription series
  • folder 34: Miscellaneous radio materials; includes audience survey reports. See also Photographs

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