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Descriptive Summary

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Separated Material

Administrative Information

Bibliography

Description of Series

Series I. Film and Theatre Projects, 1973-1990, nd, 54 boxes

Series II. Research Files, 1970-1990, nd, 4.5 boxes

Series III. Works by Other Authors, 1978-1990, nd, 5 boxes

Series I. Film and Theatre Projects, 1973-1990, nd

Series II. Research Files, 1970-1990, nd

Series III. Works by Other Authors, 1978-1990, nd

University of Texas, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center

Warren Skaaren:

An Inventory of His Papers at the Harry Ransom Center



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Skaaren, Warren, 1946-1990
Title: Warren Skaaren Papers
Dates: 1946-1991 (bulk 1970-1990)
Abstract: The primary focus of this collection is the screenwriter's work in the late 1980s. Included are drafts and revisions, treatments, synopses, story analyses, charts, clippings, bibliographies, maps, shooting schedules, continuity notes, storyboards, memorabilia, photographs, posters, correspondence, and audio and video cassettes. Motions pictures documented included Batman, Beetlejuice, Beverly Hills Cop II, Days of Thunder, and Top Gun.
RLIN record #: TXRC95-A94
Extent: 64 boxes, 1 oversize folder, 1 oversize box, 2 oversize film boxes (26.9 linear feet)
Language English.
Repository: Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Sketch

Screenwriter Warren Edward Skaaren, son of Morris and Pearl Skaaren, was born in Rochester, Minnesota, on March 9, 1946. He graduated from Rochester Community College in 1966 and enrolled at Rice University in Houston, Texas. There he met Helen Griffin, whom he married on March 7, 1969 (separated, 1989). Upon his graduation from Rice in 1969 with a degree in art, Skaaren, who had served as student body president during his final year of college, moved to Austin to work for Texas governor Preston Smith first as a human resources program analyst and then as an urban development coordinator. Skaaren lived in Austin for the remainder of his life.

In 1971, while working for Smith, Skaaren wrote a formal proposal to establish the Texas Film Commission and was influential in its creation. He served as the Commission's first executive director and remained in that position until March 1974, when he resigned to form the Skaaren Corporation, a media consulting firm. At the same time, he was a founder of FPS, Inc., a Dallas-based television and film production company, and later served as chairman of its board of directors. Skaaren also worked on documentaries, commercials, and various other projects. Breakaway, a documentary about Walter Yates' life in the Alaskan wilderness which Skaaren wrote and directed, was released in 1978.

In 1983, under the sponsorship of Fred Fox, Skaaren completed the script Of East and West, about the Nepalese soldiers the Gurkhas. Although the script was never produced, it gained Skaaren an agent, Mike Simpson at the William Morris Agency, and attracted the attention of Dawn Steel at Paramount, who hired Skaaren to rewrite the screenplay of Fire with Fire. Following that, Skaaren was hired to rewrite the script of Top Gun; its box-office success established his reputation as a "script doctor." Skaaren went on to work on the scripts of Beverly Hills Cop II, Beetlejuice, and Batman.

Skaaren and his wife had seven foster children, and he was a founding director of the Travis County Foster Parents Association. In addition, he served on the board of directors of the Deborah Hay Dance Company. Skaaren established the Laurel Foundation, a private charitable trust, in 1986, and was also involved with the East West Center, a macrobiotic dietary provider.

Skaaren died of bone cancer in Austin, Texas, on December 28, 1990. His papers were donated to the HRC in 1993.

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Scope and Contents

The primary focus of the collection is on Skaaren's work as a screenwriter in the late 1980's. Included are drafts, revision pages, treatments, synopses, story analyses, outlines, charts, memos, notes, clippings, bibliographies, transcripts, maps, newsletters and other printed matter, shooting schedules, continuity notes, storyboards, memorabilia, photographs, negatives, slides, stills, posters, correspondence, business cards, brochures, audio and video cassettes, invoices, receipts, distribution statements, agreements, and certificates of authorship, all ranging in date from 1946-1991 (bulk, 1970-1990). Arrangement is in three series: Film and Theatre Projects; Research Files; and Technical Files. The Research Files series is arranged in three subseries: Story Ideas, Various Subjects, and Technical Files. While Skaaren's works have been arranged alphabetically, Research and Technical Files have been reordered by subject. Materials within folders remain in the order in which they arrived.

All of Skaaren's significant works are represented in the collection, including his first projects, Breakaway and Fire with Fire, and his most successful films, Top Gun, Beverly Hills Cop II, Beetlejuice, Days of Thunder, and Batman. Early script drafts by other authors, Skaaren's own multiple drafts, revision pages, notes, memos, final shooting scripts, and credit arbitration documents reveal the changes made to screenplays over time. Although Skaaren was known for his ability to rewrite scripts by other authors, he also wrote original screenplays, poetry, and songs that were never produced or published. Among scripts that were never produced are Flawless, The Crimson Eagle, and Lillie and Beck. Skaaren's final works, a play he wrote for Heloise Gold entitled Maggs: The 10,000-Year-Old Woman and the unproduced screenplay Beetlejuice in Love, are also present in the collection.

Because Skaaren kept letters and memos with the manuscripts of his works, correspondence is scattered throughout the collection. Among notable correspondents are producers Jerry Bruckheimer, Jon Peters, Don Simpson, and Doug Wick; writer, producer, and director Ted Flicker; directors Tim Burton and Tony Scott; actors Tom Cruise and Michael Douglas; Grace Reiner of the Writer's Guild of America; personnel at Paramount Pictures and Warner Brothers; and Mike Simpson at the William Morris Agency.

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Restrictions

Access

Open for research

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Index Terms

Correspondents
Bruckheimer, Jerry.
Burton, Tim, 1960- .
Burton, W. Amon, Jr.
Canton, Mark.
Cash, Jim.
Corn, Harvey R.
Cruise, Tom, 1962- .
Douglas, Michael, 1944- .
Eisner, Eric.
Epps, Jack.
Eszterhas, Joe.
Ferguson, Larry.
Flicker, Ted (Theodore J.).
Fonda, Jane, 1937- .
Fox, Fred K.
Guber, Peter.
Hooper, Tobe, 1943- .
Kane, Bob.
McDowell, Michael.
McKeown, Charles.
Menil, John de.
Negri, Pola, 1897- .
Nelson, M. L.
Owens, William A., 1905- .
Parsley, William J.
Peters, Jon.
Reiner, Grace.
Scott, Tony, 1914- .
Simpson, Don.
Simpson, Mike.
Smith, Preston, 1912- .
Towne, Robert.
Wick, Douglas.
Wittliff, William D.
Yates, Walter.
Organizations
Bryanston Distributors, Inc.
Columbia Pictures.
FPS, inc.
Gang, Tyre, Ramer & Brown.
Guadalupe Entertainment, Inc.
The Laurel Foundation.
O'Melveny & Myers.
Paramount Pictures Corporation.
Warner Bros.
Writers Guild of America, West.
Subjects
Automobile racing drivers.
Automobile racing--United States.
Batman (Fictitious Character).
Comic strip characters in motion pictures.
Hong Kong Island (Hong Kong).
Motion picture authorship.
Motion picture locations.
Motion picture plays.
Motion picture producers and directors--United States.
Motion Pictures, American.
Motion Pictures--Distribution.
Screenwriters.
Screenwriters--Credits.
Document types
Audio tapes.
Blueprints.
Business cards.
Cartoons (humorous images).
Comics.
Film stills.
First drafts.
Legal documents.
Obituaries.
Photographs.
Screenplays.
Scripts.
Sheet music.
Sound recordings.
Tax records.
Video recordings.

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Separated Material

Books, primarily used by Skaaren in his research, that arrived with the collection have been cataloged separately with the Center's book holdings. Videos that Skaaren acquired for purposes of research, for personal interest, and as screen tests, dailies, and preview prints of films he worked on are also part of the collection.

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Administrative Information

Acquisition

Gift, 1993

Processed by

Katherine Mosley, 1994-95

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Bibliograpy

More information about Skaaren and his works may be found in "The Man Hollywood Trusts" by Emily Yoffe ( Texas Monthly, vol. 17, no. 9, Sept. 1989) and "Death of a Screenwriter" by Kevin Phinney ( Premiere, vol. 4, no. 7, March 1991).

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Series Descriptions

 

Series I. Film and Theatre Projects, 1973-1990, nd, 54 boxes

Skaaren's film and theatre projects include projects which produced a script and projects on which Skaaren served in some capacity other than as a writer. Research material, drafts, revision pages, notes, memos, production material, photographs, stills, posters, articles and reviews, contracts, financial records, credit arbitration documents, and similar material relating to Skaaren's film projects comprise the largest series in the archive. Arrangement is by the final title given to a project (with variant titles supplied in brackets in the folder list), and thereunder by material relating to the writing of a script, including drafts and research files; information about the film's production, publicity, and release; agreements and payments; and screenwriting credit arbitration.
Books, notes, clippings, and other research material compiled by Skaaren and his research assistant, Linda Vance, reveal the amount of research behind Skaaren's work. Multiple drafts, outlines, and scene revisions of a screenplay, including those by other authors, trace its evolution, while memos and notes, including details of meetings and telephone calls, reveal the dynamic involvement of the studio, producers, director, actors, and writers in the revision process. Character motivation charts, action flow charts, and script outlines show Skaaren's particular concern with character and story structure.
Arbitration materials provide insight into the contributions of various script writers on a single project, the determination of credit by the Writer's Guild, and the importance of that formal credit. The financial aspect of projects can be seen in contracts, agreements, payments, clippings from Variety, and distribution payments.
Skaaren's first projects, the documentary Breakaway which he wrote and directed; a screenplay about University of Texas football player Freddie Steinmark; and Fire with Fire, which began Skaaren's career as a "script doctor," are represented in the archive. Because Skaaren suggested the title of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, was hired to sell its distribution rights, and acquired its sequel rights, material relating to that film is also present. Of particular interest are the original drawing on which Skaaren first wrote the title and material concerning problems with the movie's distributors.
Extensive materials for Skaaren's most successful projects, Top Gun, Beverly Hills Cop II, Beetlejuice, Days of Thunder, and Batman, are present. Original film projects that never reached the production stage include Flawless, created for actress Jane Fonda; The Crimson Eagle, a third installment in the Romancing the Stone series; and Lillie and Beck, a story set against the Spanish Civil War. Spooks, written with Grant Fehr, was to be a film about two men's encounter with a ghost. Plans for making a film about Norwegian immigrant Cleng Peerson resulted only in correspondence and research material. Treatments, notes, and a list of potential titles for Cora's Nightcaller, about the terrorization of a babysitter, are present. Electric Death was to be a film about lightning, based upon Lloyd Ritchey's script The Night of the Electric Death, to which Skaaren acquired the rights; the project resulted in much research on man-made and natural lightning and electrical effects. Hijo was a film project begun with Bill Wittliff. Plans were made with Michael Douglas for a movie version of the television series Missiojn Impossible. A project to adapt Bill Brett's novel The Stolen Steers for film produced several scripts. Skaaren's final work was an original screenplay for a sequel to the popular Beetlejuice, entitled Beetlejuice in Love.
In addition to his film work, Skaaren wrote a play for Heloise Gold, Maggs: The 10,000-Year-Old Woman, which was performed at Capitol City Playhouse in Austin in May 1990. Typescripts, photographs, and a review of the play are present as well.
Skaaren's folder titles, as well as those made by his assistant Linda Vance, who printed and labeled some of Skaaren's files after his death, have been retained and are indicated in the folder list by single quotation marks. Indications of draft sequences are transcribed from the title pages, spines, and covers of manuscripts, with those written in Skaaren's hand being enclosed in single quotations. Because screenwriting credits changed frequently, author information is also transcribed from the title pages of the screenplays.

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Series II. Research Files, 1970-1990, nd, 4.5 boxes

The series is divided into three subseries: Story Ideas, Various Subjects, and Technical Files.
Story ideas are those which never produced a script; among these are undeveloped ideas for screenplays about U. S. Customs agents, the Galveston hurricane of 1900, consumerism, and other subjects.
A small group of clippings and notes about ranch technology, psychology, owls, and many other subjects of research or personal interest to Skaaren are also present. Cartoons and articles about unusual subjects that appealed to Skaaren reveal his sense of humor.
Technical aids include materials from a comedy writing workshop taught by Danny Simon, notes on writing techniques, interviewing, film financing, and production, as well as on directors, writers, actors, and producers. Skaaren also gathered travel resource information and business cards of providers of a variety of services.

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Series III. Works by Other Authors, 1978-1990, nd, 5 boxes

Arranged alphabetically by title, the series includes drafts of the screenplays Backdraft, Edward Scissorhands, The Killing Fields, Kramer Versus Kramer, Rain Man, and Tender Mercies, among others. Many of these manuscripts are annotated by Skaaren. A folder labeled "Script Synopses and Info" also contains notes by Skaaren and others on treatments, synopses, and scripts written by Skaaren and other authors.

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Warren Skaaren Papers--Folder List

 

Series I. Film and Theatre Projects, 1973-1990, nd

Batman--Drafts and related material
box folder
1 1 Revised First Draft by Sam Hamm, 6 March 1987
2 Third Draft by Sam Hamm, 29 Feb. 1988
3 'Batman w/ WS comments,' Third Draft by Sam Hamm, 29 Feb. 1988, with holograph notes by Warren Skaaren, nd
4 Third Draft by Sam Hamm, revised 15 Aug. 1988
5 'Mayor decides to have festival,' revision page, nd
6 Fourth Draft by unnamed writer, 25 Aug. 1988
7 'Batman-All,' Fourth Draft by unnamed writer, 25 Aug. 1988
8 Fourth Draft by unnamed writer, 25 Aug. 1988
9-10 Fourth Draft by unnamed writer, 25 Aug. 1988
box folder
2 1 Fourth Draft by unnamed writer, 25 Aug. 1988 (3 of 3)
2 Fourth Draft by unnamed writer, 25 Aug. 1988, with holograph notes and revisions by Skaaren, nd
3 Note from Lucy Fisher of Warner Brothers to Skaaren, 29 Aug. 1988
4 Project comparison, 29 Aug. 1988, by story analyst Carol Bahoric, comparing the 25 Aug. 1988 script with the 29 Feb. 1988 script that was revised 27 July 1988
5 'Flugel outl. 8-25-88 Script' 'Vicki at the Flugelheim Museum Action List,' outline, printed out 28 Feb. 1991
6 'Final scene action as per 8-25-88 dft,' nd
7 'Cross purposes chart' showing characters and their motivations, nd
8-11 Script outlines, notes, and suggestions by Skaaren, 30 Aug. 1988, nd
12 'Napier scene 1,' revision pages, nd
13 'Vicki finds out Bruce parents,' revision page, nd
14 'Meeting notes 9-1-88,' with Jack Nicholson and Michael Bessman, Lisa Henson, Mark Canton, Jon Peters, and Terry Semel
15 'Hand Notes.' First draft 'length outline,' 18 Sept. 1988; list of names and phone numbers, nd; '3 Act Structure,' 1 Sept. 1988, with list of questions and accompanying fax note to Tim Burton; 'Prologue to meeting' notes, nd; 'characteristics of draft,' nd; notes on heroes and mythology, nd; chart of 'action intervals,' nd; notes from meeting with Terry Semel, Steve Pitt, Lisa Henson, and Mark Canton, 18 Sept. 1988; and other notes.
16 'WS Outline 9-1-88' '3-Act Structure--Warren Skaaren,' outline, 1 Sept. 1988
17 'Batman Character List 9-3-88,' printout dated 28 Feb. 1991
18 Outline of Acts I and II faxed to Tim Burton, 4 Sept. 1988
19 Outline of Acts I and II faxed to Tim Burton, 4 Sept. 1988, with notes on Burton's comments added
20 'Suggested cuts/new scenes,' 5 Sept. 1988
21 '[Notes on] T[im] B[urton] phone conversation, 11 a.m., Monday, September 5, 1988'
22-23 'WS 3 Act Structure #1,' two drafts, [5 Sept. 1988]
24 'Outline,' with additional notes to Tim Burton and other changes, 6 Sept. 1988
25 'Faxed WS Outline,' 6 Sept. 1988
26 'Outline WS,' 6 Sept. 1988
27 'Studio Notes 9-7-88 Commenting on 9-6-88 Outline,' Skaaren's notes on telephone conferences
28 Outline, 7 September 1988
29 Letter from Bob Kane to Skaaren, 11 Sept. 1988, with his critique of the Fourth Draft
30 Fax from Skaaren to Tim Burton, 12 Sept. 1988
31 'Datebook Diary Batman,' 29 Aug. 1988-15 Sept. 1988, printed out 28 Feb. 1991
32 Research--highlighted photocopy pages from The World Encyclopedia of Comics, vol. I and II, Chelsea House Pub.: N.Y., 1976
box folder
3 1 Research--Photocopy of The Encyclopedia of Comic Book Heroes, vol. I, Batman, by Michael L. Fleisher 1976. Bound.
2 Research material--Comic books. Highlighted photocopies of "Shadow of the Batman" by Steve Englehart, Marshall Rogers and Terry Austin, March 1986; "Batman: The Joker's Five-Way Revenge" by Danny O'Neil and Neal Adams; and "Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder" by Bob Kane, nd
3 Draft # 1 by Skaaren, 15 Sept. 1988
4 'First draft final,' Draft #1 by Skaaren, 15 Sept. 1988
5 Project comparison by story analyst Carol Bahoric, 16 Sept. 1988, comparing Skaaren's 15 Sept. 1988 draft with the 25 Aug. 1988 draft
6 'Skaaren 1st Draft Length Outline,' 18 Sept. 1988
7 Summary of script outlines, some with holograph additions, Aug. 1988-18 Sept. 1988
8 'Markup Batman 1st Draft,' copy of Draft #1 by Skaaren, 15 Sept. 1988, with his holograph notes and revisions, nd
box folder
4 1 'T[im] B[urton] phone cut notes for 2nd dft 9-19-88,' with holograph notes by Skaaren
2 Draft #2 by Skaaren, 21 Sept. 1988
3 Draft #2 by Skaaren, 22 Sept. 1988
4 Draft #2 by Skaaren, 22 Sept. 1988, bound
5 Draft #3 by Skaaren, 28 Sept. 1988, bound
6 Draft #3 by Skaaren, 28 Sept. 1988, with holograph notes, bound
7 'Bat. 10/88+,' Batman production telephone list, 3 Oct. 1988; notes from meeting with Jack Nicholson, Sean Young, Robert Wuhl, Mark Canton, Jon Peters, T. M., and Michael Keaton, 3 Oct. 1988; notes from meeting, 7 Oct. 1988; notes on Nietzche; notes from meeting with Keaton, Tim Burton, Peters, and Canton, 5 Oct. 1988; notes from meeting with Wuhl, 6 Oct. 1988; notes from meeting with Terry Semel, Canton, Marion Dougherty, Keaton, Wuhl, and Peters, 7 Oct. 1988; notes on 2nd draft faxed from Guber-Peters to Burton and Skaaren, 27 Sept. 1988; main unit One Line schedule, 6 Oct. 1988; and notes on screenwriting, nd
8 Draft #4 by Skaaren, 4 Oct. 1988, printed out March 1991
9 Draft #5 by Skaaren, 6 Oct. 1988
box folder
5 1 Printout of Jack Nicholson's lines from Draft #5, with note from Skaaren to Nicholson, 6 Oct. 1988
2 Copies of sections of Draft #5, bound
3 Draft #5 by Skaaren, 6 Oct. 1988, with holograph notes and revisions
4 '10-7-88 Changes full draft,' Draft #5 by Skaaren, 6 Oct. 1988
5-12 Revision pages, 7 Oct., 9 Oct. 1988
13 Fifth Draft 'by Sam Hamm and Warren Skaaren,' 6 Oct. 1988 with revision pages, 10 Oct.-12 Dec. 1988, and holograph notes and revisions, nd
14-38 Revision pages, including 'Dinner Scene,' 'Vicki's Apartment,' 'Post-Batwing Crash,' 'Belltower Sequence,' and 'Finale,' 12 Oct.-12 Dec. 1988, nd
box folder
6 1 Fifth Draft 'by Sam Hamm and Warren Skaaren,' 6 Oct. 1988, with revision pages, 10 Oct.-14 Dec. 1988
2 'Revised Dining Room and Belfry Pages,' 6, 14 Jan. 1989, faxed to Chris Kenny 18 Jan. 1989
3 [Final Script] Fifth Draft 'by Sam Hamm and Warren Skaaren,' 6 Oct. 1988, with revision pages 10 Oct.-14 Jan. 1989
4 'Batman Memos In,' studio inter-office memos, with notes on scripts, and faxes to Skaaren, 24 Aug.-24 Nov. 1988
5 'Batman Memos Out,' faxes and memos from Skaaren to Tim Burton, Jon Peters, Peter Guber, Terry Semel, Mark Canton, Chris Kenny, and Margaret Adams, 15 Sept.-2 Dec. 1988
Batman--Production
box folder
6 6-7 'Batman Expenses,' receipts, invoices, list of faxes, and travel vouchers, Sept. 1988
8 'London' 'Cards and info. London and U.K. from 1988,' brochures, business cards, and receipts, Aug., Oct. 1988
9 Holograph notes on production crew and London art galleries, nd
10 Resumes of key production personnel: Paul Engelen, Terry Ackland-Snow, John Evans, Derek Meddings, Leslie Tomkins, Peter Guber, Jon Peters, Anton Furst, Ray Lovejoy, Roger Pratt, and Nick Dudman, June 1988, nd
11 'Names/numbers/addresses,' with notes to Jack Nicholson and Kim Basinger, nd
12 Travel and set photographs, including photographs of Skaaren, Nicholson, Wuhl, Burton, and Peters, Oct.-Dec. 1988, with some negatives included
13 Photograph of Skaaren, Robert Wuhl, Jon Peters, Mark Canton, Michael Keaton, Tim Burton, and Jack Nicholson [taken by Sean Young], nd
Batman--Publicity and Movie Release
box folder
6 14 Fax letter from Mike Simpson to Skaaren, 16 May 1989
15 Publicity photographs of Skaaren taken by Danna Byrum
16 'Batman Publicity,' clippings, 1988-89 (oversize box)
17 'Batman Premiere Programs,' movie premiere invitations, tickets, parking pass, and programs, June 1989
box folder
7 1 'Batman reimbursement letter,' Skaaren to Nancy Kirkpatrick of Warner Brothers, 24 June 1989
2 Congratulatory correspondence from employees of the William Morris Agency, June 1989
3 Comic Scenes Magazine, no.14, August 1990, containing an interview with Skaaren. With letter from Pat Jankiewicz to Skaaren, 11 Aug. 1990
Batman--Movie Memorabilia
box folder
7 4 Official Movie Souvenir Magazine, 1989
5 Coaster, nd
box folder
8 1 Candy holders, nd
2 Cereal box, nd
box folder
7 6 Trading cards, two incomplete sets, 1989
7 'Batman Humor,' original comic strip sketch of "Eyebeam," by Sam Hurt, 22 May 1989
8 'Batsignal,' computer drawing of the Batsignal, nd
9 Painting of the Batsignal, by Anandas [?] Houser, 28 June
Batman--Fan Mail
box folder
7 10 Letter from William Haggard to Skaaren, nd
11 'Firmage l [et] t [e] r Batman,' Linda Vance to Charles K. Firmage, 13 Feb. 1990
Batman--Employment and Payment
box folder
7 12 'Deal and contract,' correspondence, writer's agreement, and certificate of authorship, 31 Aug.-4 Nov. 1988
13 Payments from Warner Brothers, 8 Sept.-18 Oct. 1988
14 Gross estimates and gross comparison, fax sent to Skaaren by Warner Brothers, 24 June 1989
15 Distribution statement, 28 Dec. 1989
Batman--Screenwriter's Credit Arbitration
box folder
7 16-17 'Batman Arbitration Statement,' arbitration material, including correspondence, 9 Feb.-10 March 1989; outline, 10 Dec. 1988; and script of 'Belltower sequence' finale, 12 Dec.-5 Jan. 1989; and Skaaren's statement of contribution, March 1989
18 'Markup Final Draft,' photocopy of final script with Skaaren's highlighting and holograph notes re. his contributions
19 'Batman Arb [itration] Trail,' memos, revision pages, and script outlines sent by Skaaren to Tim Burton, Jon Peters, Peter Guber, Terry Semel, Mark Canton, Chris Kenny, and Kim Basinger, May 1988, Sept. 1988-Jan 1989
20 Note from R. Mardigian to Skaaren, nd; on photocopy letter from Mike Simpson to William Morris Agency employees, 18 April 1989
Beetlejuice--Drafts and Related Material
box folder
7 21 'Outline McDowell Draft 2-10-85'
22 Screenplay by Michael McDowell, pp. 1-5, 10 Feb. 1985
23 'Beetlejuice 1st D [ra] ft McD [owell],' screenplay by Michael McDowell, 10 Feb. 1985, with holograph notes by Skaaren, nd
box folder
9 1 'Beetle [juice] McDow [ell Draft] #1,' photocopy of 1st Draft by Michael McDowell with holograph notes by Skaaren
2 'Beetle [juice] Mc [Dowell Draft #] 2,' 2nd Draft by Michael McDowell, 1 June 1985, with holograph notes by Skaaren, nd
3 'Beetlejuice (9/85) [Draft] #3 D-3,' 3rd Draft by Michael McDowell, Sept. 1985
4 Notes re. conversations with Tim Burton, David Bombyck, and Eric Eisner, 4 March, 16 April 1986, nd
5 List of computer macros used in writing the screenplay, nd
6 Letter from Skaaren to Mark Canton, Eric Eisner, and Tim Burton, 11 March 1986. With two copies of first draft of 'New Outline' script outline by Skaaren, 11 March 1986
7 Two Drafts of 'New Outline,' script outline by Skaaren, 11 March 1986; notes on acts, nd; cartoon by Gary Larson, nd; notes on 'areas to concentrate on,' nd; and lists of characters, nd
8 'Paper Original' First Draft by Skaaren, original printout, 15 April 1986
9 'Thoughts on Be[e]tlejuice,' notes, nd
10 'Warren's work copy scratch draft,' First Draft by Skaaren, 15 April 1986, with holograph notes and revisions
11 'Warren's markup of 1st Draft,' First Draft by Skaaren, 22 April 1986, with holograph revisions, nd
12 Letter from Skaaren to Eric Eisner, 28 April 1986
box folder
10 1 First Draft by Skaaren, 28 April 1986, original printout
2 'Markup for 1st Draft Revised,' First Draft by Skaaren, with holograph notes and revisions, 28 April 1986, `Notes for 1st Draft Revised taken from Tim B[urton]'
3 Memo from Tim Burton to Eric Eisner, 13 May 1986
4 Notes on discussion with Tim Burton, 29 May 1986
5 Letter from Skaaren to Tim Burton, 4 June 1986
6 First Draft Screenplay--Revised by Skaaren, 5 June 1986, original printout
7 First Draft Screenplay--Revised by Skaaren, 5 June 1986
8 'Beetlejuice 1st D[ra]ft Rev[ised] 6-4-86 Markup' 'Warren's Markup for 1st Draft Rev.--2nd Draft,' copy of First Draft Screenplay--Revised by Skaaren, 5 June 1986, with holograph revisions
9 Memo from Skaaren to Eric Eisner and Tim Burton, 15 June 1986
10 First Draft Screenplay--Revised by Skaaren, 15 June 1986, original printout
11 'Beetlejuice 1st D[ra]ft Rev[ised] 6-15-86,' First Draft Screenplay--Revised by Skaaren, 15 June 1986
box folder
11 1 'Markup for 2nd Draft,' copy of First Draft Screenplay--Revised by Skaaren, 15 June 1986, with holograph revisions, nd
2 'Notes via phone 6-24-86 with David Bombyck,' 26 June 1986
3-6 Revision pages, with memos from Skaaren to Tim Burton and David Bombyck, 26 June-2 July 1986
7 Memo from Warner Brothers Creative Staff to file, 7 July 1986
8 Memo from Skaaren to Tim Burton and David Bombyck, 11 July 1986
9 Second Draft by Skaaren, 11 July 1986, original printout
10 Revision pages, nd
11 Second Draft by Skaaren, 11 July 1986
12 Revision pages, with memo from Skaaren to Tim Burton and David Bombyck, 13 July 1986
13 'Revisions post 6-86,' revision pages, with memo from Skaaren to David Bomb[yck], 29 July 1986
14 Memo from Skaaren to Tim Burton and David Bombyck, 5 Aug. 1986
15 'Markup for 2nd Draft Revised 8-4-86,' Second Draft by Skaaren, 11 July 1986, with holograph revisions
16 Second Draft Screenplay Revised by Skaaren, 4 Aug. 1986, original printout
17 Second Draft Screenplay Revised by Skaaren, 4 Aug. 1986, with some holograph revisions
box folder
12 1 Revision pages, nd
2 'Markup,' Second Draft Screenplay Revised by Skaaren, 4 Aug. 1986, with holograph revisions
3 Script Notes, 2 Dec. 1986, nd. With memo from Skaaren to Tim Burton re. finale, 3 Dec. 1986
Beetlejuice--Production
box folder
12 4 'Timing,' prepared by Marie Kenney, 15 Dec. 1986
5 'Beetle[juice] Shooting 1-3-87' 'Working Draft Revisions 1-2-87,' Second Draft Screenplay Revised 1/2/87 Working Draft by Skaaren, with holograph notes and revisions
6 'One-Line Shooting Schedule,' 5 Jan. 1987
7 Memo from Skaaren to Tim Burton re. finale, 12 Jan. 1988
8 'Beetlejuice Rev[ision]s 1987.' 'After viewing notes,' Dec. 88; final scene 'revisions to outline,' 20 Jan. 1987; and revision pages, 28 Jan. 1987
9 Second Draft Screenplay Revised by Skaaren, 3 Feb. 1987, with some holograph revisions
10 'Changes in time and matching continuity for blue/white draft,' 23 Feb. 1987
11 'Be[e]t[lejuice] Markup 3-3-87' 'Notes pre-shooting 2-29-87,' Second Draft Screenplay Revised by Skaaren, 3 Feb. 1987, with holograph notes and revisions, [3 March 1987]
12 'Rev[ision]s, 3-3-87;' 'Tim Burton' notes, nd; notes on meeting with Catherine O'Hara and Jeffrey Jones, 29 Feb. 1987
13 'Beetlejuice Revisions 3-3-87,' revision pages
14-15 Photocopy storyboard, nd
box folder
13 1 Photocopy storyboard, nd (3 of 3)
2 Shooting script with continuity notes and markings, nd
3 Shooting report with comments on takes, nd
Beetlejuice--Publicity and Movie Release
box folder
13 4 'Photos,' of Tim Burton in Austin, taken at the film set and theater openings, and publicity stills, nd
5 Ticket to movie preview, promotional stickers, and promotional brochures nd
6 Publicity photographs, nd
7 Pressbook, including opening announcement story, credits, and production information, nd
8-10 'Promo and Reviews,' clippings of articles and reviews, 1988 (oversize box)
Beetlejuice--Employment and Payment
box folder
13 11 Correspondence between the William Morris Agency, Warren Skaaren, Warner Brothers, and David Geffen Co., May-Dec. 1986
12 Writer Loanout Agreement, 25 April-15 May 1986
13-14 Expenses. Receipts, invoices, and expense vouchers, Jan.-June 1986
15 '[Beetlejuice] documents,' payment from the Geffen Film Company, April 1986-Sept. 1987
16 Weekend box office results, 25 April 1988
17-19 'Beetlejuice Profits,' distribution statements, residual earnings, receipts, and check stubs, Sept. 1988-June 1990
Beetlejuice--Screenwriter's Credit Arbitration
box folder
14 1 Certificate of Authorship, 23 April-3 June 1986
2 Draft letter from Skaaren to Michael McDowell, nd, and list of names and addresses, nd
3 Letter from Writers Guild of America, West, Inc. to Warner Brothers re. screenwriting credits, 28 Aug. 1987
Beetlejuice in Love [ Beetlejuice II]
box folder
14 4 Synopsis, faxed from the William Morris Agency, 1 Nov. 1989
5-8 Notes, including comparison to Beetlejuice, nd
9 Outline by Skaaren, 27 Dec. 1989
10 Script flow chart, nd
11 Research--Photocopy pages of the opera Romeo e Giulietta, nd
12 Research--'Opera Arts,' clippings, 1989-90
13 Research--Opera Programs, 1989-90, with notes on Bettlejuice by Skaaren
14 Research-- "We Are the World," published sheet music by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie, 1985
15 Research--'BJ Mythology,' photocopies from Carl Jung's Man and His Symbols, nd, and fan mail for the Beetlejuice cartoon, 1990
16 Printout screenplay with holograph revisions, nd
17 1st Scratch Draft by Skaaren, 14 April 1990
18 1st Scratch Draft by Skaaren, 14 April 1990
19 Scratch Draft by Skaaren, 24 April 1990
box folder
15 1 Scratch Draft by Skaaren, 24 April 1990, with holograph notes
2 First Draft by Skaaren, 5 May 1990
3 First Draft by Skaaren, 10 July 1990
4 First Draft by Skaaren, 10 July 1990, bound
5 Expense receipt, 4 May 1990
6-7 'Deal and Contract,' Certificate of authorship, writer loanout agreement, and related correspondence, Oct. 1989-Jan. 1990
Beverly Hills Cop II--Drafts and Related Material
box folder
15 8 'Cop II Ferguson,' screenplay by Larry Ferguson, with holograph notes by Skaaren, nd
9 'Scene Breakdown,' 22 Sept. 1986, three copies, two with holograph revisions by Skaaren, nd
10 Shot Lists, 28 Sept., 12 Oct. 1986
11 Memos from Michael London to Don Simpson, Jerry Bruckheimer, Tony Scott and Skaaren re. 30 Sept.-11 Oct. 1986 screenplay revisions by Dennis Klein
12 Letter from Don Simpson to Skaaren, 8 Oct. 1986
box folder
16 1-2 'Klein Cop II,' Tentative Revisions by Dennis Klein, 5 Oct.-20 Oct. 1986
3 'My Outlines Cop II,' notes by Skaaren, nd
4 New Scene Outline by Skaaren, 10-14 Oct. 1986
5 'Cop II-Script Notes,' notes by Skaaren, nd
6 Flow charts with holograph notes, nd
7 First Draft by Skaaren, 17 Oct. 1986
8 '1st Draft Markup,' copy of First Draft by Skaaren, 17 Oct. 1986, with holograph notes and revisions,
9 Script notes by Tony Scott, 18, 23 Oct. 1986, with holograph notes by Skaaren, nd
10 Second Draft by Skaaren, 21 Oct. 1986
11 Second Draft by Skaaren, 21 Oct. 1986, with holograph revisions, nd
box folder
17 1 '2nd Draft Markup,' Second Draft by Skaaren, 21 Oct. 1986, with holograph notes and revisions, nd
2 Third Draft by Skaaren, 24 Oct. 1986
3 'Markup 3rd Draft,' Third Draft by Skaaren, 24 Oct. 1986, with holograph notes and revisions, nd
4 Screenplay 'by Larry Ferguson and Warren Skaaren' with revision pages, 27 Oct.-12 Nov. 1986, and holograph revisions
Beverly Hills Cop II--Drafts and Related Material--Production
box folder
17 5 'Dec. 86 Shooting Script' 'by Larry Ferguson and Warren Skaaren' with revision pages, 24 Oct.-16 Dec. 1986
6 'Cop 2-Page Changes,' revision pages with cover letters from Skaaren, 10 Oct. 1986-6 Feb. 1987
7 'Cop II Final shooting,' 'by Larry Ferguson and Warren Skaaren' with revision pages, 24 Oct. 1986-6 Feb. 1987
Beverly Hills Cop II--Publicity and Movie Release
box folder
18 1 Advertising, 1987 (oversize box)
2 'Cop II Publicity,' Mailgram from William Morris Agency to Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer, 29 May 1987, and invitation to movie premiere, 1987
3-4 'Cop II-P.R. and Reviews,' clippings, 1987 (oversize box)
Beverly Hills Cop II--Employment and Payment
box folder
18 5 'Fed. Ex. Correspondence,' Federal Express and Network Courier receipts, Oct. 1986
6 'Cop 2-Expenses,' receipts, Oct. 1986
7 'Cop II-Profits,' distribution statements and correspondence, 1987-90
8 Payments and residual earnings, 1986-89
9 'Cop II-Documents,' Memorandum of Agreement, with correspondence, Nov.-Dec. 1986
Beverly Hills Cop II--Screenwriter's Credit Arbitration
box folder
18 10 'Cop II Arb[itration] Markup' of Final Shooting Script with revisions, 24 Oct. 1986-6 Feb. 1987
11 'Cop 2 Arbit.,' arbitration material, Feb.-April 1987, with highlighting and holograph notes by Skaaren, nd
12 Letter from William Morris Agency to Paramount Pictures re. writing credits, 28 April 1987
13 'Ferguson vs. WGA,' correspondence with Jones, Day, Reavis and Pogue, June 1987-May 1990, with clippings re. the case, 1987-88
box folder
19 1-7 Ferguson v. WGA, court documents, April 1987-April 1990
Bonney's Place
box folder
20 1 'W.S. Note and Treatment,' novel breakdown and story treatment, nd
Breakaway
box folder
20 2 The Proposed Sequences, typescript, nd
3 Script Continuity typescript, with list of typing errors, nd
4 Title card, nd
5 'Walter Yates,' Photographs, correspondence, filming notes, and clippings, June 1975-Sept. 1979, nd
Cleng Peerson
box folder
20 6 'Kleng Peerson: Film re. Early Norwegians in USA/Texas' 'Kleng Peerson--Letters and Correspondence with Author and Sorenson,' correspondence, May 1976-Oct. 1977
7 Clippings, newsletters, and brochures re. Cleng Peerson, Norway, and the Norwegian Society of Texas, 1976-77
Cora's Nightcaller [ Night Calls] [ A Man as Mad as Midnight] [ Close Calls at Midnight]
box folder
20 8 'Night Calls on Cards,' notecards, 25 Jan. 1979
9 'Night Calls--4 Drafts and Title Progression,' three typescript drafts with holograph revisions, holograph notes, and typescript list of titles, 25 Jan. 1979
10 'Nightcaller Treatment,' two typescript treatments, 25 and 29 Jan. 1979
11 Treatment, typescript with holograph revisions, 29 Jan. 1979. With letter from Skaaren to Bob Broder, 4 Feb. 1979
The Crimson Eagle [ Romancing the Stone III]
box folder
20 12 Research-- Romancing the Stone, flow chart 'marked up for action sequences,' nd; and Romancing the Stone viewing outline, nd
13 Highlighted outline of Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, nd
The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett, read by Tony Roberts, Random House Audio Books, audio cassettes, nd (housed with sound recordings)
box folder
20 14 Notes for meeting with Michael Douglas, 21-22 Jan. 1987
15-16 'Crimson Eagle Research,' research and travel notes, notes from meetings with Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner, script notes, technical notes on writing screenplays, script outline, notes on Hong Kong, transcripts of audio cassettes, clippings, receipts, and messages, Feb.-March 1987
box folder
21 1-2 'Crimson Eagle Research,' clippings, notes, photocopies, and character sketches, 1985-87
3-4 Hong Kong guidebooks, 1987, nd
5 Maps of Macau and Hong Kong, nd
6 Research--articles on China and Hong Kong from National Geographic, vol. 87, no. 2, Feb. 1945 and vol. 156, no. 5, Nov. 1979
'Oral notes made in Hong Kong doing on-site research for "Crimson Eagle" script,' three audio cassettes, nd (housed with sound recordings)
box folder
21 7-9 Research--photographs and negatives, including photographs of Michael Douglas, Helen Skaaren, and Skaaren's dog, March-April 1987
box folder
22 1-3 Research--photographs and negatives
4 First Draft, 30 June 1987, original printout
5 First Draft, 30 June 1987
6 '1st Markup,' First Draft, 30 June 1987, with holograph notes and revisions, nd
7 Notes on screenplay, including notes from conversations with Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner, 7 Aug. 1987, nd
8 Second Draft, 15 Oct. 1987, original printout
box folder
23 1 Second Draft, 15 Oct. 1987
2 Second Draft, 15 Oct. 1987, with holograph notes and revisions by Mike Simpson, nd
3 'RTS #3 Expenses,' receipts and memos, March-Oct. 1987
4 'RTS #3-Deal and Biz,' agreements, certificate of authorship, and related correspondence, Jan. 1987-March 1988
5 'RTS Charts,' flow charts and outlines, April 1987, nd
6 Studio notes on scripts, May-July 1987
7 Correspondence, March-July 1987
8 'RTS Arb[itration] Trail,' correspondence re. the screenplay, with outlines and revision pages, Feb.-Oct. 1987
Days of Thunder [ Truax] [ Slow Hand] [ Snakedance] [ Don't Look Back] [ Rider on the Storm] [ Daytona USA]--Drafts and Related Material
box folder
23 9 Flow chart, Feb. 1987
10 Notes and outline, 27 June 1988, nd
11 Notes, nd
12 Research--'Memo: The NASCAR Circuit,' Sept. 1988
box folder
24 1-2 Research--'NASCAR,' research materials, outlines, transcripts of story meetings, Nov. 1988, nd.
3 Research--'NASCAR, etc.,' clippings, programs, brochures, 1988-89
4-5 Research--'NASCAR, racing, etc.' research material, clippings and notes by Linda Vance, 1985-89 (oversize box)
6 Research--'Bibliography of racing books,' nd
7 Research--Title Research, 8-14 Dec. 1988
8 Research--'Kulwicki's interview with potential sponsor,' transcript, nd
Research--'Rockingham Raceway,' 'Al Kulwicki,' three audio cassette tapes, 20-21 Oct. 1988 (housed with sound recordings)
9 Research--'Daytona Publicity,' Photographs of Rockingham Raceway, N.C., 1988, with negatives (1 of 3)
box folder
25 1-2 Research--'Daytona Publicity'
3-4 Research--Photographs of Skaaren in a stock car, [1988]
5-7 Research--'Palermo 89,' photographs taken in Italy of Skaaren, Tom Cruise, Mimi Rogers, Don Simpson, Jerry Bruckheimer, and others, with negatives, [May 1989]
8 Draft 1.1 by Skaaren, 24 Jan. 1989, original printout
9 'Markup Racing 1.1, 1-24-89,' Draft 1.1 by Skaaren, 24 Jan. 1989, with holograph notes, nd
10 Draft 2.0 by Skaaren, 16-20 Feb. 1989, original printout
box folder
26 1 Draft 2.0 by Skaaren, 16-20 Feb. 1989
2 'Markup' of Draft 2.0 by Skaaren, 16-20 Feb. 1989, with holograph notes and revisions, nd
3 Draft 3 by Skaaren, 16 March 1989, original printout
4 Draft 3 by Skaaren, 16 March 1989
5 'Markup Daytona #3,' Draft 3 by Skaaren, 16 March 1989, with holograph notes and revisions
6 Draft 4 by Skaaren, 28 March 1989, original printout
box folder
27 1 Draft 4 by Skaaren, 28 March 1989
2 Revised Fourth Draft by Skaaren, 17 April 1989, with revision pages, 4 April 1989
3 Draft 5 by Skaaren, 5 May 1989, original printout
4 Draft 5 by Skaaren, 5 May 1989
5 Draft 6 by Skaaren, 2 June 1989, original printout
6 Draft 6 by Skaaren, 2 June 1989
7 'Markup #6,' Draft 6 by Skaaren, 2 June 1989, with holograph notes and revisions, nd
box folder
28 1 Screenplay by Skaaren, 18 July 1989, original printout
2 Screenplay by Skaaren, 18 July 1989
3 'Notes,' memos from Skaaren to Simpson- Bruckheimer and Tom Cruise, with notes, outlines, and revision pages, Feb. 1987-1989
4 'Cruise Memos In,' memos to Skaaren from Simpson-Bruckheimer, Oct. 1988-May 1989, and notes from meetings, 10 Feb. 1989, nd
5 'Bruckheimer-Simpson,' clippings, 1985-90
Days of Thunder--Employment and Payment
box folder
28 6-7 'Daytona Deal and Contract,' correspondence and writer's agreement, Feb.-Dec. 1988
8 Payments and royalties, Dec. 1988-May 1989
Days of Thunder--Screenwriter's Credit Arbitration
box folder
28 9 '[Eric] Hughes Arb.,' arbitration material, April 1990
10 'D[ays of] T[hunder] Arb[itration] Corresp[ondence and clippings],' 28 Feb.-21 May 1990
11 'D[ays of] T[hunder] Arb[itration] Notes,' notes, memos, and draft fragments, Feb. 1987-April 1989; with the original story by Tom Cruise, 27 April 1987; bibliography of racing books; and transcript of a meeting with Simpson, Bruckheimer, Michael London, and Hutch Parker, 1 Feb. 1989 (1 of 2)
box folder
29 1 'D[ays of] T[hunder] Arb[itration] Notes' (2 of 2)
2 'Characters and locations,' comparison between Robert Towne's and Skaaren's scripts, nd
3-5 Skaaren's statement of contribution, two drafts and final copy, May 1990
6 First Draft by Donald Stewart, 12 June 1988
7 First Draft by Donald Stewart, 12 Jan. 1989
8 First Draft by Robert Towne, 20 Nov. 1989, with holograph notes by Skaaren
9 Final Shooting Script by Robert Towne, Feb. 1990, with holograph notes by Skaaren
box folder
30 1 'Towne Final,' Final Shooting Script by Robert Towne, May 1990
2 'Towne Final Used for 5-90 Arbitration,' Final Shooting Script by Robert Towne, May 1990, with some highlighting. With revision pages dated 16 May 1990
3 Outlines of Towne's drafts by Skaaren, with highlighting and holograph notes, 14 March 1990, nd
Doodlebug Days
box folder
30 4 'Texas Independent Pictures "Doodlebug Days"--Ted Flicker,' correspondence from Ted Flicker to Skaaren and others, 1971-75. With Flicker's biography and synopsis of Doodlebug Days, nd
5 Designs for logo for Texas Independent Pictures, nd
Elaine Tyer [ 1977 Documentary for evidence in court, directed by Skaaren]
box folder
30 6 Clippings, nd
Electric Death [ Night of the Electric Death]
box folder
30 7 Screenplay by Tom E. Knowlton and Warren Skaaren, nd
8 'Draft of Electric Death' by Tom E. Knowlton and Warren Skaaren, nd
9 'Copy of Elec. Death,' incomplete typescript with holograph revisions, nd
10 'Clean copy to page 121,' photocopy of incomplete typescript, with holograph revisions, nd
box folder
31 1 Research--Clippings, brochures, and printed matter, 1973-75
2 Notes, nd
3 Notes and clippings, Oct. 1975, nd
4-5 'Notes and Research about Environment and Weather, Etc. to Be Used In a Film,' notes, clippings, and photographs, 1974-77
6-7 Research--Photographs and slides of real and manmade lightning, Feb. 1975, nd
8 'Location Slides,' Jan., Feb. 1975. With letters of explanation by Judith ___, 16 March, nd
9 Correspondence--Lloyd Ritchie, Oct. 1974-Feb. 1977
10 'Option and Correspondence,' notes, agreements, budget, and correspondence, 1975-79
11 Registration of a Claim to Copyright, Literary Purchase Agreement and Assignment, and Option Agreement, 3 Jan. 1974, 1 Jan. 1975, 12 July 1976, and 1 Feb. 1977
Fire with Fire [ Captive Hearts]
box folder
31 12 "Something's Coming, Something Good," photocopy article by Sharon Boorstin from New West, 17 July 1978, with annotations by Skaaren, nd
box folder
32 1 Script notes and research notes, Dec. 1983-Sept. 1985, nd
2 First Draft by Skaaren, Aug. 1984, printout
3 'Ruff' First Draft by Skaaren, Aug. 1984
4 'Sept. 84 Final' copy of First Draft by Skaaren, Aug. 1984, with holograph notes and revisions
5 'Polish 3 Feb. 1985,' First Polish by Skaaren, Feb. 1985
6 'Marked up version, revisions by WS, 2 April 1985,' Second Draft by Skaaren, 28 Feb. 1985, with holograph notes and revisions
7 Story analysis by Dan Bronson, 1 March 1985
8 Revision pages, with letter from Skaaren to Gary Nardino, 3 March 1985
9 'Notes for revised 2nd Draft from Duncan [Gibbins] and Warren,' nd
10 'Revised Second Draft' by Skaaren, 10 April 1985
box folder
33 1 '4-11-85 2nd Draft Rev[ised] Original,' Second Draft--Revised by Skaaren, 10 April 1985, with typescript corrections
2 Second Draft--Revised by Skaaren, 10 April 1985
3 Second Draft--Revised by Skaaren, 16 April 1985
4 'Cap[tive] H[e]art 4-17-85,' Revised Second Draft by Skaaren, 16 April 1985
5 'Cap[tive] H[e]art 4-17-85,' Revised Second Draft by Skaaren, 16 April 1985, with holograph notes and revisions
6 Revised Second Draft by Skaaren, 18 April 1985
7 Revised Shooting Script by Skaaren, 2 July 1985
box folder
34 1 Revised Shooting Script by Skaaren, 2 July 1985
2 Articles and reviews, clippings, 1985-86
Poster, 1986 (oversize folder)
3 Agreement, notes, receipts, payments, and arbitration, 1984-86
Flawless
box folder
34 4 Research. Clippings, 1985-86
5 'Notes for Flawless,' nd
6 First Draft/Scratch by Skaaren, 19 Aug. 1986, original printout
7 'Markup 8-20-86,' First Draft/Scratch by Skaaren, 19 Aug. 1986, with holograph notes and revisions
8 First Draft by Skaaren, 26 Aug. 1986, original printout
9 'Markup' of First Draft by Skaaren, 26 Aug. 1986, with holograph notes and revisions
10 First Draft by Skaaren, 25 Sept. 1986, original printout
box folder
35 1 First Draft by Skaaren, 25 Sept. 1986
2 'Markup 9-26-85,' First Draft by Skaaren, 25 Sept. 1986, with holograph notes and revisions
3 Second Draft by Skaaren, 19 Nov. 1986, original printout
4 Second Draft by Skaaren, 19 Nov. 1986
5 'Markup' of Second Draft by Skaaren, 19 Nov. 1986, with holograph notes and revisions, nd
6 Notes on meeting between Jane Fonda, Lois Bonfiglio, and Doug Wick, 2 Dec. 1986
7 Draft 2.1 by Skaaren, 3 Dec. 1986, original printout
8 Draft 2.1 by Skaaren, 3 Dec. 1986
box folder
36 1 'Markup,' Draft 2.1 by Skaaren, 3 Dec. 1986, with holograph notes and revisions, nd
2 'Doug Wick notes on 2.1,' 8 Dec. 1986, with highlighting and notes by Skaaren, nd
3 'Flawless notes--L[ois] B[onfiglio],' 8 Dec. 1986, with highlighting and notes by Skaaren, nd
4 Outline and memo, Dec. 1986
5 Draft 2.2 by Skaaren, 13 Jan. [1987], original printout
6 Draft 2.2 by Skaaren, 13 Jan. [1987]
7 Draft 2.2 by Skaaren, 13 Jan. 1987
8 Draft Rewrite by R. T. Megginson, 25 Sept. 1987
9 'Fonda--Ideas,' notes and outlines, Oct. 1985-March 1987. On versos: untitled [ The Extremist], nd
10 Studio notes on script, Oct. 1986-Jan. 1987
box folder
37 1 Lists of potential directors, 10 Feb. 1987, nd
2 'Fonda--Correspondence,' Sept. 1985-Nov. 1986, nd
3 'Fonda--Expenses,' invoices and receipts, July-Dec. 1986
4 Articles, clippings, Feb., Nov. 1986
5 Writer's Agreement, 19 March 1986
6-8 'Fonda--Documents,' agreements, correspondence, and payments, July 1985-May 1988
The Freddie Steinmark Story [ Freddie]
box folder
37 9 'Frank Waldman's Script,' First Draft of The Season of '69 by Frank Waldman, 18 Oct. 1972
10-11 'Freddie Research,' notes and correspondence, 1972-79 (oversize box)
box folder
38 1 Treatment by Skaaren, 10 Oct. 1978
2 '1st Draft,' with holograph revisions, nd
3 Draft No. 2 by Skaaren, 27 June 1979, original typescript
4 Draft No. 2 by Skaaren, 27 June 1979
5 Correspondence, 1977-81
6 Expense receipts, 1978
7-8 'Steinmark agreement,' documents and correspondence, 1972-82
9 Preproduction contract, 14 April 1978
10 Offering Memoranda, 10 March 1977, 21 Nov. 1977
Hijo
box folder
38 11 Screenplay fragment by Skaaren and William D. Wittliff, with corrected draft pages, notes, and notecards, nd
Lillie and Beck [ Sarabande] [ River of War] [ Swift River of War] Spanish Civil War] [ Stillwater]
box folder
39 1 Research--Bibliography, nd
2 Research--Clipping from National Geographic, Dec. 1974, and reprint of first issue of The New Yorker, nd
3-4 Research--Photocopies of notes and printed matter about the Spanish Civil War, nd
5-6 Research--Notes, photocopies, and story outlines, 1983-85, nd.
7-8 Research--'Spanish Civil War Notes,' notes and photocopies, 1985-86
9 Outline of First Draft by Skaaren, nd
10 Outline of First Draft by Skaaren, nd
11 Scratch Draft by Skaaren, 25 July 1985, original printout
12 'Scratch Draft by Skaaren,' 25 July 1985
box folder
40 1 First Draft by Skaaren, 27 Aug. 1985, original printout
2 First Draft by Skaaren, 27 Aug. 1985
3 'General Structure for Second Draft,' 3 Oct. 1985
4 Outlines of Second Draft, 22-25 Oct. 1985
5 First Draft by Skaaren, 20 Jan. 1986
6 First Draft Revised by Skaaren, 20 Jan. 1986
7 'WS Markup for Polish,' First Draft Revised by Skaaren, 20 Jan. 1986, with holograph notes and revisions, 27 May 1986
8 First Draft Polish by Skaaren, 27 May 1986, original printout
box folder
41 1 First Draft Polish, 27 May 1986
2 Story analysis, meeting notes, outline, and notes, 1985-87, nd
3 'Spanish Civil War,' agreement and payment, 1984-86
Little Things
box folder
41 4 Proposed scene outlines, nd
5 Notes, 4 and 20 March 1985
6 Correspondence re. agreement and payment, 31 May, 6 June 1985
Maggs [play]
box folder
41 7 'Heloise images,' outline, nd
8 Typescript by Skaaren, with holograph notes and revisions, 4 April 1990
9 Notes and photocopy research material, 1989-90 (oversize box)
10 Photographs of Heloise Gold and Skaaren, nd; review clipping, 28 April 1990; and a printed copy of Gold's intention of marriage, nd
Mission Impossible
box folder
41 11 'T.V. Synopses,' episode synopses, bound, with letter from Lance Young and William Harberg to Skaaren, 6 Aug. 1987
12-13 Memos, notes, outlines, clippings, and research notes by Linda Vance, 1987-88
14 'Biz and Deals,' receipts and correspondence, Jan.-Feb. 1988
Mr. Ambassador
box folder
42 1 Research--Clippings, 1986
2 First Draft by Tom Griffin, nd, with holograph notes [by Skaaren], nd. With outline by Skaaren, 5 Feb. 1988
3 Notes by Skaaren on screenplay, 8 April 1987, nd
4 Producer's Draft by Tom Griffin, June 1987
5 Script Breakdown, 30 June 1987
6 '2nd Draft 9-88,' First Draft by Tom Griffin, 11 Feb. 1988. With Script Breakdown, 5 Oct. 1988
7 Correspondence, 1 and 30 Oct. 1986
8 Producer Loanout Agreement, 12 Dec. 1986
Of East and West
box folder
42 9 Research--'Typeset of "The Ballad of East and West,'" by Rudyard Kipling, nd
10 Research--Song lyrics, nd
Research--Eleven audio cassette tapes and three microcassettes of music and interviews, 1982, nd (housed with sound recordings)
11-14 Research--Photocopies and printed matter, 1976, 1982-83, 1986, nd
box folder
43 1 Research--'Alex [andra] David-Neel,' photocopy printed matter and typescript summary, nd
2 Research-- Original Rhymes and Recipes by Freddie [Bowles] the Bartender Bard of Kathmandu, Coronation Edition, nd
3 Research--Photocopies, 1984-85
4 Research--'Gurkha-Clippings,' clippings, stickers, postcards and photographs, nd, 1978-81
5-6 Research--Photocopy printed matter, clippings, and essays, 1984, nd
7 Research-- "British Gurkhas Nepal Brief,"1982
8 Research--Notes, nd
9-10 Research--Notes and brochures from trip to London, Oct. 1983; interview notes, 1982; outlines and other notes, 1982-84; photographs of large dining hall, nd (oversize box)
11 Set list, preliminary schedule, and notes on production possibilities, nd
12 Production budget for 15 Aug. 1983 script, 14 March 1984
13 Outline and notes, nd
14 Graph of the story's narrative peaks, nd
15 Screenplay by Skaaren, nd, with holograph notes and revisions by Skaaren and others, 19 April 1983, nd
box folder
44 1 'Gurkha 1st Draft Original' by Skaaren, nd
2 'Failed attempt to alter approach to final battle scene,' revision pages, 4 May 1983
3 First Draft by Skaaren, 5 May 1983
4 First Draft by Skaaren, 5 May 1983, with holograph notes and revisions, nd
5 Second Draft by Skaaren, 6 Aug. 1983, with holograph notes and revisions, nd
6 'Gurkha original 2nd Draft Corrected,' printout of Second Draft by Skaaren, 15 Aug. 1983
7 Second Draft by Skaaren, 15 Aug. 1983
box folder
45 1 'Revision to First Draft,' 15 Aug. 1983
2 'Revision to First Draft,' 15 Aug. 1983, with photocopy pictorial glossary from Byron Farwell's The Gurkhas
3 Cover, nd
4 Correspondence, 19 July 1982-23 Oct. 1984
5 'Nepal Trip 16 May-6 June 1982,' receipts and travel information, including copies of Helen's and Warren's passports and driver's licenses
6 'Agreement [Fred] Fox 5-12-82,' documents, correspondence, and notes, May 1982, Aug. 1985
7 Reader reports, 14 June 1984, nd
Peers
box folder
45 8 Research material, agreements, receipts, and correspondence, March-Dec. 1985
Raggedy Man
box folder
45 9 'Raggedy Man--Option,' contracts and correspondence, 1974-76
Spooks
box folder
45 10 Correspondence, registration of copyright claim, notes, and drafts, May 1973-July 1974, nd (oversize box)
11 Screenplay by Grant Fehr, 1974
box folder
46 1-2 Holograph manuscript by Grant Fehr and Warren Skaaren, 1974
3 Draft No. 2 by Grant Fehr and Warren Skaaren, nd
Stolen Steers[ Breakbone Fever] [ Stolen Innocence]
box folder
46 4 First Draft--Sketch by Skaaren, with holograph revisions, nd
5 First Draft--Sketch by Skaaren, photocopy of corrected typescript, nd
6 '1st Draft 2-28-85,' First Draft by Skaaren, Feb. 1985
7 First Draft by Skaaren, Feb. 1985
8 Script notes by M. L. Nelson, Mitchell Johnson, Bill Brett, William Owens, and Skaaren, 1983-85
box folder
47 1 'First Draft Markup' 'Marked up for 2nd Draft,' First Draft by Skaaren, Feb. 1985, with holograph notes and revisions, nd
2 Second Draft by Skaaren, 31 July 1985, original printout
3 'Steers 2nd,' Second Draft by Skaaren, nd
4 'Stolen Steers--Nelson's Notes,' Second Draft by Skaaren, nd, with holograph notes and revisions [by M. L. Nelson], nd
5 'Stolen Steers--M. L. [Nelson] Draft Sept. 1985,' Second Draft, with TLS from Nelson to Skaaren, 26 Sept. 1985
6 'M. L. [Nelson] D[ra]ft,' Third Draft, March 1986
7 Agreement and payment, with correspondence, July 1984-June 1986
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre [ Leatherface]
box folder
47 8 Screenplay by Kim Henkel and Tobe Hooper, 1973
box folder
48 1 'Original drawing for concept of title' by Skaaren, nd, and advertising layout, nd
2 Correspondence, 1973-79
3 'Some thoughts about Ted Zephro's proposal,' nd
4 'T[exas] C[hainsaw] M[assacre] Skaaren Corporation Expenses,' receipts and correspondence, May-Nov. 1975, May 1976
5 'Chainsaw Phonelog,' May 1974-June 1975
6 Expenses and financial information, nd
7 'TCM Reports for 12-31-74, 3-31-75, and 9-30-75,' distribution statements
8 Clippings, 1974-83, nd
9 Agreements and other documents, 1973-74
10 Agreement, Aug. 1977
11 Agreement with Vortex, 1 April 1974, and correspondence, Oct. 1973-Oct. 1974
12 'Policing Agreement--Vortex MAB,' agreement and documents, April 1974-June 1977
13 'Vortex Contracts,' agreements and correspondence, 1973-77
14 'Arthur Klein--Correspondence,' 1974-76
box folder
49 1 'TCM Bryanston Correspondence,' agreements and correspondence, July 1974-May 1975
2 'Bryanston--Litigation,' documents and clippings, June 1976-March 1977
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Part II
box folder
49 3 Treatment by Rebecca _____, nd
4 'TCM II Concept Notes,' notes, 21 July 1975, with notes on Electric Death, nd; 1 and 4 Feb. 1976
5 'Chainsaw II,' notes. With notes on Electric Death, nd
6-7 'Texas Chainsaw Two,' agreements and correspondence, Aug. 1975-Sept. 1985
Top Gun--Drafts and Related Material
box folder
49 8 Research--Photocopies from unidentified book, nd
9 Research-- "Mugs-Part 2," transcript of taped interview, 21 Feb. 1985
10 'Cash and Epps Draft, May 18, 1984,' First Draft by Jim Cash and Jack Epps, Jr., with holograph notes and revisions [by Skaaren], nd
11 'Proser Draft #1 with admiral's comments,' Screenplay by Chip Proser, 28 March 1985, with revision pages 4 April 1985; holograph notes and additions by Lt. Semcken Pao and others, nd; and 'Tony's notes after telephone conversation with John Sempkin,' 23 April 1985
12 'Proser Draft #2,' screenplay by Chip Proser, 22 April 1985, with holograph notes and revisions by Skaaren, 26 April 1985
13 Notes on trip to meet with Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer, nd
box folder
50 1 '5-7-85 1st (Printed) Draft Original,' screenplay by Skaaren, 6 May 1985, original printout
2 'First [Draft]' by Skaaren, 6 May 1985
3 'Markup for 2nd Draft,' First Draft by Skaaren, 6 May 1985, with holograph notes and revisions, nd
4 'Polish Draft 5-13-85 Original,' original printout
5 Polish Draft by Skaaren, 13 May 1985
6 'Markup Polish 5-13-85,' Polish Draft by Skaaren, 13 May 1985, with holograph notes and revisions, nd
7 'Top Gun 2 w/ scene #, 5-13-85,' Second Draft by Skaaren, 13 May 1985
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51 1 '5-13-85 Top Gun 2 w/ scene,' Second Draft by Skaaren, 13 May 1985
2 'Markup,' Second Draft by Skaaren, 13 May 1985, with holograph notes and revisions, nd
3 '3rd Draft Original 5-20-85,' Polish Draft--Revised by Skaaren, original printout
4 'Top Gun 3 Markup,' Polish Draft--Revised by Skaaren, 20 May 1985, with holograph revisions and highlighting, nd
5 'T[op] G[un] 5-20-85 w/ scene #,' Polish Draft--Revised by Skaaren, 20 May 1985
6 '5-20-85 Mark[e]d from Meet [?],' Polish Draft--Revised by Skaaren, 20 May 1985, with holograph notes and revisions
7 Polish Draft--Revised by Skaaren, 20 May 1985, with holograph notes and revisions, nd
8 Notes on Skaaren's 'experience on rewriting Top Gun,' 21 May 1985
box folder
52 1 '2nd Draft Rev[ised] 6-1-85 orig[inal],' Second Draft--Revised by Skaaren, original printout
2 Second Draft--Revised by Skaaren, 1 June 1985
3 '6-1-85 w/ scene #,' Second Draft--Revised by Skaaren
4 Shooting Schedule, 17 June 1985, with holograph notes, nd
5 'Markup 6-19-85 Rehearsal,' Second Draft--Revised by Skaaren, 1 June 1985, with holograph notes and revisions
6 Second Draft--Revised by Skaaren, 1 June 1985, with holograph notes and revisions, 19-20 June 1985
7 Second Draft--Revised by Skaaren, 1 June 1985, with revision pages, 27 June 1985
8 Second Draft--Revised by Skaaren, 1 June 1985, with revision pages, 21 June-6 Aug.
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53 1 Final Shooting Script by Skaaren, 1 June 1985, with revision pages, 21 June-29 Sept. 1985 and a note "too many duplication errors--so we got another draft made"
2 Studio memos and notes, 5 June 1984-16 May 1985
3 Meeting and script notes, contact list, outlines, research report, and photocopy research material,
4 Notes on meetings and conversations with Simpson and Bruckheimer, Dawn Steele, Bob Willard, Pete Pettigrew, Dick, Steven, and Tony Scott, 12 June, 5 July 1985, nd
5 Notes, 5 July 1985, nd
6-10 Revision pages, outlines, memos, and script notes, Feb. 1985-March 1986, nd
11 'Opening MiG Encounter,' revision pages and storyboard drawings, 29 Sept. 1985, with note from Tony Scott to Skaaren, nd
12 'Final MiG Dogfight,' storyboard and notes, nd
13 Continuity list for music, 7 Jan. 1986
14 Correspondence, Jan. 1985-May 1986, nd
Top Gun--Publicity and Movie Release
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54 1-2 Photographs, contact sheet, and negatives, July 1985, nd
3 Synopses and notes on screenings, nd
4 Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom sales manual for the Paramount Distribution Department, Aug. 1983
5 'Top Gun--Press and Publicity,' clippings of articles and reviews, premiere tickets and program, 1985-87, nd (oversize box)
6 'Cruise,' clippings about Tom Cruise, 1988
7 Mad Magazine, No. 267, Dec. 1986
Top Gun--Employment and Payment
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54 8 'Top Gun--Exp[ense]s,' receipts, invoices, and correspondence, Oct. 1984-Oct. 1985
9 'Top Gun--Documents and Corr[espondence],' agreements, correspondence, and payments, April 1985-Aug. 1986
10-11 'Top Gun--Profits,' distribution statements, checks, and correspondence, Nov. 1986-Aug. 1990
Top Gun--Screenwriter's Credit Arbitration
box folder
54 12 'Top Gun--Arbitration,' correspondence and statement of contribution, Aug.-Nov. 1985
13 'Final 11-85' 'Draft Used for 2nd Arbitration,' Final Shooting Script, 1 June 1985, with revision pages, 21 June-29 Sept. 1985
14 'Mike Simpson,' correspondence, notes, and payments re. Skaaren's work, 1984-86. With clippings re. Simpson, nd

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Series II. Research Files, 1970-1990, nd

Subseries A: Story Ideas, 1970-1989, nd
box folder
55 1-2 'Various Story Concepts,' notes and clippings, 1975-89, nd
3 'Characters,' clippings, 1970-87, notes by J. Avant, 1981, and notes by Skaaren, nd
4 'Research for screenplay about bail bondsmen--not pursued further--L[inda] D. V[ance],' photographs, receipts, notes, and research material, Oct 1983
5 'Carl Sagan's Contact' 'Research for potential script--not pursued,' synopsis of Sagan's book by Linda Vance, 12 Oct. 1986
6 'CIA Story' 'Never pursued--L[inda] D. V[ance],' clippings, nd, Nov. 1986 and memo from Douglas Wick to Skaaren, Oct. 1986
7 'Customs' 'The Cold Hit,' notes, July 1988, nd. With Skaaren's resume, nd
8 'Damages,' clippings and notes, 1986
9 'Death of a Guru' 'The Death of Nityananda Singh' 'Research for proposed Screenplay, notes, 30 July 1983, nd
10-14 'Earthquake Research,' notes by Skaaren and Linda Vance, clippings, and printed matter, 1976-89, nd
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56 1 'Full Moon Comm[ittee]' 'Screenplay by WS, never developed,' outlines, notes, and clippings, 1984-85
2 'Galveston Hurricane of 1900' 'Screenplay idea--never pursued,' notes, drafts, and bibliography, March 1973, nd
3 'Georgia O'Keefe' 'Research for proposed script re. O'Keefe and Stieglitz, never pursued,' notes and clippings, March-Oct. 1986, with letter from Tamara Rawitt to Skaaren, 29 Sept. 1986, and research notes by Linda Vance, 17 Oct. 1986
4 'Keaton Cat Movie' 'Notes made re. cat movie for Diane Keaton,' notes, clippings, and printed brochures, Feb. 1982, nd
5 'The Killer's Son' 'Research for script re. psycho-killer, etc. not pursued,' notes, [1984]
6 'Lifeboat,' clippings, photocopy bibliography, and notes, 1986-87
7 'Milburn, Doug--story ideas,' correspondence, notes, and first issue of Magellan's Log, 1973, 1977, nd
8 'Newcomer,' notes and suggestions by Skaaren on the first draft by Nevin Schreiner, with clippings, 1984
9-12 'Shopping/Malls,' script notes by Skaaren, annotated bibliography and notes by Linda Vance, and clippings, 1986-89, nd
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57 1-2 'Shopping/Malls 2,' clippings and notes by Linda Vance 1987-89
3 'Smoke Eaters,' clippings, notes, 1984-87, nd
4 'Smuggler's RIP' 'WS was thinking about a script re. U. S. Customs Service... L[inda] D. V[ance],' photocopy printed material, clippings, and printed bibliography, Jan. 1980, Oct. 1988, nd
5 'Tom Hanks' 'Preliminary ideas for a film for Tom Hanks--Never pursued L[inda] D. V[ance],' notes, clippings, correspondence, 1984-86, nd
6 'Doug Wick--other work' 'Research for screenplay about woman"whistleblower" and problems that follow--never pursued further--L[inda] D. V[ance],' clippings and DONAHUE transcripts, 1983-84
7 'Women from Hell' `Research on future screenplay--never pursued-- L[inda] D. V[ance],' clippings, 1985, nd
Subseries B: Various Subjects, 1970-1990, nd
box folder
57 8 'Science,' clippings and notes, 1982, 1984, nd
9 'New Age Information,' clippings, notes, and advertisements, 1983-85
10 'Runes,' notes, 1989
11 'Ranch Tech,' article on windmills, June 1990
12 'Odd Stuff,' clippings, 1988
13 'Humor and Cartoons,' clippings, nd
14 'Psych.,' clippings, 1975-87
15 'Medical Info,' brochures, clippings, and notes, 1982-89, nd
16 'Reading File,' clippings, notes, 1986-89
17 'Owls,' photocopy research material and notes [by Linda Vance] nd
18 'Newspaper Clippings,' 1970-90, nd (oversize box)
19 'Inventions,' drawing for the "aarow trailwriter" by Skaaren, and brochure and letter from Arthur D. Little Enterprises, 1983
Subseries C: Technical Files, 1971-1990, nd
box folder
58 1 'Comedy Writing--Simon, Danny,' newsletters, notes, brochure, and list participants from writing workshop taught by Danny Simon, 1982-83
2 'Directors,' clippings, 1976-86
3 'Distribution Contract Checklist,' typescripts, outlines, and notes, nd
4 'Film Financing,' typescripts and photocopy articles and excerpts, nd
5 'Film Theory,' clippings and typescripts, 1971-78, nd
6 'Interviewing (How To)' 'Interviewing and Negotiating,' clippings and notes, 1982-84, nd
7 'Producing,' clippings, Aug. 1988, nd. With notes on Skaaren's Lillie and Beckexperience, 24 Sept. 1985
8 'Studio Politics,' clippings, notes, 1976-90
9 'Talent--Resumes,' 1990, nd
10 'Friends,' resume of Ron Bozeman, nd, and articles by Robert R. Rynearson, 1982
11 'Writers--General,' clippings, 1981-87, and copies of Hollywood Scriptletter, 1980-84
12 'Writing Notes: Techniques, Style, Types, etc.' notes, 1971, 1987, nd
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59 1 'Writing--Techn. and Philo.,' clippings and notes, Dec. 1987-April 1988, nd
2 'Travel Notes Info.,' clippings and brochures, 1986-89
3 'Los Ang[eles] Resources,' brochures, maps, clippings, and business cards, 1986-87, nd
4 'New York Resources,' clippings, 1985, 1990
5 'Business Cards,' various business cards, with a map of the Austin area, nd

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Series III. Works by Other Authors, 1978-1990, nd

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59 6-7 Untitled work [ The Extremist], nd. Divided into 5 sections: 'Citadel 1987,' 'Citadel Thirteen Years Earlier 1974,' 'Goldman Ten Years Earlier 1964,' 'Some People 1964-1974,' and 'Marzov 1974' (see also Flawless notes)
8 Backdraft. Draft by Gregory Widen, 11 Oct. 1988, with holograph notes [by Skaaren], nd
box folder
60 1 Bel Air Butler. First Draft by Peter Torokvei, 3 Jan. 1985
Blind Luck
box folder
60 2 First Draft by Pen Densham, John Watson, and David Wolf, nd
3 Outlines and script notes, 25 July 1984, nd. In folder labelled 'Blind Luck,' Martha Honey Story, Everyone's Gone to the Moon'
4 Screenplay by Pen Densham, John Watson, and David M. Wolf, revisions by Mark Frost and Lance Hill, 28 May 1987, with holograph notes by Skaaren, 4 Dec. 1987
5 Bridal Path. Screenplay by Larry Lambert, nd. With letter from Lambert to Skaaren, 7 Dec. 1990
6 Bullet-Proof Hearts. Screenplay by Thomas Pope, 25 Nov. 1986, with holograph notes [by Skaaren]
7 Coup de Grace. Screenplay by Kim Henkel, 20 July 1989
Detour
box folder
60 8 Project publicity material--photograph, clippings, June 1984. with letter from Peter Wittman to Skaaren, 30 Aug. 1984
box folder
61 1 Second Draft by David Scott Milton, 5 Aug. 1984
2 Edward Scissorhands. First Draft by Caroline Thompson, 21 Oct. 1987
3 Everybody Wins. Screenplay by Arthur Miller, 25 Aug. 1988
4 "Everyone's Gone to the Moon," short story by Robert C. Duncan, Jr., 1989. with letter from Duncan to Skaaren, 11 Aug. 1989
5 A Far Off Place. First Draft by Tab Murphy, 8 April 1987
6 [ A Far Off Place] Xhabbo (Dream). Film scenario by Carroll Ballard, 3 Jan. 1988
7 From Time to Time: A Circle-Vision Adventure[for a theme park]. Draft screenplay with Jeffrey Katzenberg's notes, with highlighting, 23 May 1990
8 Getting Even. First Draft by Joan Delaney Pappé, nd, with holograph notes [by Skaaren], nd
box folder
62 1 Hell's Angels: Three Can Keep a Secret If Two Are Dead by Yves Lavigne, 1989. With note from Michael Besman to Skaaren, 26 April 1990
2 The Houseguest by Thomas Berger, [1988]. Proofs 'sent to WS 1988 for consideration as a film.' With page of holograph notes by Linda Vance, 1988
3 Jury Duty. Screenplay by David R. King and Martha G. Little, 1987, with highlighting and notes [by Skaaren], nd
4 The Killing Fields. Screenplay by Bruce Robinson, 28 Feb. 1983
5 Kramer Verses Kramer. Revised Second Draft by Robert Benton, 15 Feb. 1978
6 Machine Gun Kelly. Revised screenplay by Mike Webb, 17 July 1989, with holograph notes [by Skaaren], nd. With memo from Wendie Margolis of Price Entertainment Inc., 3 Aug. 1989
7 The Martha Honey Story. 'Notes' by Donna Kanter, 29 April 1989
The Peaceful Warrior
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63 1 Screenplay by Dan Millman, Dec. 1987, with holograph notes [by Skaaren], nd
2 Screenplay by Dan Millman with additional material by Robert Fisher, June 1990
3 Screenplay by Robert Fisher based upon screenplays of Dan Millman and Don Guest, 6 Jan. 1990, with holograph notes [by Skaaren], nd
4 The Private War of Dr. Yamada. 'Copy #2' of a treatment by Timothy Fox, 1989. With letter from Fred Fox to Skaaren, nd, and letter from Carol Fox to Skaaren,
5 Rainman. Revised Draft by Barry Morrow, 25 Oct. 1986, with holograph notes [by Skaaren], 13 Jan. 1987
6 Ray's Cafe: A Musical in Two Acts, book by Marjie Rynearson and William A. Rae and music and lyrics by Ed Rynearson, draft, 1987
7 The Roommate. Screenplay by Timothy Fox, 1988. With letter from Fox to Skaaren, 20 Dec. 1988
8 Tender Mercies. Screenplay by Horton Foote, 8 Oct. 1981
box folder
64 1 Tequila Sunrise. 'November 3 3rd revis[ion]' of draft by unidentified author, 5 July 1987
2-3 'Script Synopses and Info.' 'Various script treatments for potential films--received from others--not by WS,' notes by Skaaren and others on scripts, synopses, and treatments by other authors, 1983-88, nd.

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