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Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Separated Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Series I. Works, 1963-2002

Series II. Personal and Career-Related Material, 1937-2004

University of Texas, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center

Woody Allen:

A Preliminary Inventory of His Collection at the Harry Ransom Center



Creator: Allen, Woody, 1935-
Title: Woody Allen Collection
Dates: 1937-2004
Abstract: This material from the life and career of Woody Allen, collected by Andreas Brown of the Gotham Book Mart & Gallery in New York, includes screenplays, playscripts, cast and production information, lobby cards, posters, pressbooks, presskits, souvenir programs, publicity stills, articles by and about Allen, short stories, photographs, and Allen memorabilia.
Call Number: Film Collection FI-052
Extent: 12 document boxes, 6 serial boxes, 5 oversize boxes, 37 oversize folders (13 linear feet)
Language: English
Repository: The University of Texas at Austin, Harry Ransom Center

Scope and Contents

This material from the life and career of Woody Allen, collected by Andreas Brown of the Gotham Book Mart & Gallery in New York, includes screenplays, playscripts, cast and production information, lobby cards, posters, pressbooks, presskits, souvenir programs, publicity stills, articles by and about Allen, short stories, photographs, and Allen memorabilia.

The collection is arranged in two series: Series I. Works, 1963-2002; and Series II. Personal and Career-Related Material, 1937-2004.

The Works series is organized in two subseries: Subseries A. Films and Stage Plays; and Subseries B. Other Writings. Arranged alphabetically by title, nearly all films and plays for which Allen was the director, screenwriter, actor and/or producer are represented in some measure. Screenplay drafts, some signed, are present for Annie Hall (1977), Antz (1971), Bananas (1971), Bullets over Broadway (1994), Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989), Deconstructing Harry (1997), Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Sex* *But Were Afraid to Ask (1972), "The Filmmaker" (n.d.), The Front (1976), Hannah and Her Sisters (1986), Hollywood Ending (2002), Interiors (1978), Love and Death (1975), Manhattan (1979), A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy (1982), Play It Again, Sam (1972), Radio Days (1987), Scenes from a Mall (1991), Sleeper (1973), "Stanley" (n.d.), Stardust Memories (1980), and Take the Money and Run (1969). Also of interest are the agreements, contracts, riders, and correspondence related to Allen's first major film What's New Pussycat?, previously titled "Lot's Wife." The material dates from 1963-1965 and includes letters to and from Charles H. Abramson and Harry E. Sokolov of Famous Artists Productions, Charles H. Joffe of Jack Rollins Personal Management, producer Charles K. Feldman, and Fred Goldberg. Playscripts are included for Don't Drink the Water (1966), The Floating Light Bulb (1981), Play It Again, Sam (1969), and "Sex and Death: Two Plays," ca. 1974.

The other writings in Subseries B. include articles by Allen for magazines, as well as the short story "The Kugelmass Episode," and his humor collection Without Feathers.

Series II. Personal and Career-Related Material contains an eclectic mix of discrete items connected to Allen's life and work. Numerous magazine and newspaper articles about Allen are present, as are photographs from his childhood years to recent publicity photographs, many signed. Of iconic interest is a vinyl mask of Woody Allen's head, accompanied by his signature black framed glasses. Vintage pieces include a series of lobby boards from his standup days of the 1960s, performing in the Catskills.

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Restrictions

Access:

Open for research

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Separated Material

Books, video, and sound recordings received with this collection were transferred to appropriate locations within the Ransom Center. A list of the books separated is available here.

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Administrative Information

Acquisition:

Purchase (R15353), 2005

Processed by:

Frank Lopez and Liz Murray, 2005

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Container List

Series I. Works, 1963-2002

Subseries A. Films and Stage Plays
Alice (Orion Pictures, 1990)
Container
1.1 Cast and production information
Container
1.2 Programs, French and Japanese
Container
1.3 Publicity stills
Annie Hall (United Artists, 1977)
Screenplays
Container
1.4 Early draft, untitled, 4/15/76
Container
1.5 Revised draft with credits; production notes with alternate title "Anxiety"
Container
1.6 Final draft, 1976
Container
1.7 Combined continuity with corrected dialogue, 5/3/77
Container
1.8 Articles, press kits, and publicity fliers
Container
20 Lobby cards and pressbook
 
Container
20* Posters (*also removed to oversize folder)
Container
1.9 Publicity stills
Another Woman (Orion Pictures, 1988)
Container
1.10 Cast and production information
Container
2.1 Program, Japanese
Container
2.2 Publicity stills
Container
2.3 Antz (DreamWorks, 1998), screenplay
Bananas (United Artists, 1971)
Container
2.4 Screenplay, combined continuity, 4/24/71
Container
os folder Poster
Container
20 Pressbook page
Container
2.5 Publicity stills
Broadway Danny Rose (Orion Pictures, 1984)
Container
2.6 Cast and production information
Container
os folder Poster
Container
2.7 Program, Japanese
Container
2.8 Publicity stills
Container
2.9 Bullets over Broadway (Miramax, 1994), screenplay; cast and credits
Casino Royale (Columbia Pictures, 1967)
Container
os folder Posters
Container
20 Posters
Container
2.10 Program, Japanese
Container
2.11 Publicity stills
Crimes and Misdemeanors (Orion Pictures, 1989)
Container
2.12 Screenplay, combined continuity and master English subtitle/spotting list, 9/27/89
Container
2.13 Cast and production information
Container
os folder Poster
Container
3.1 Program, Japanese
Container
3.2 Publicity stills
Container
3.3 The Curse of the Jade Scorpion (DreamWorks, 2001), publicity postcard
Deconstructing Harry (Fine Line Features, 1997)
Container
3.4 Screenplay, revised July and August 1996
Container
3.5 Publicity stills
Don't Drink the Water (stage play, 1966)
Playscript
Container
3.6 Early draft, Tom Foral's copy, with alternate text and description
Container
3.7 Revised, 2/19/67
Container
3.8 Playbills, programs, publicity, reviews, theater tickets, various productions
Container
os folder Poster
Container
20 Don't Drink the Water (Avco Embassy Film, 1969), pressbook
Everyone Says I Love You (Miramax, 1996)
Container
3.9 Cast and production information
Container
3.10 Publicity stills
Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Sex* *But Were Afraid to Ask (United Artists, 1972)
Container
3.11 Screenplay
Container
20 Lobby cards
Container
os folder Poster
Container
3.12 Programs, French and Japanese
Container
3.13 Production slides
Container
4.1 Publicity stills
Container
4.2 "The Filmmaker," tentative title, unpublished and unproduced screenplay written with Marshall Brickman, undated
Container
4.3 The Floating Light Bulb (stage play, 1981), playscript, and Lincoln Center Theater Company program
The Front (Columbia Pictures, 1976)
Container
4.4 Screenplay, 8/13/75
Container
20 Lobby cards
Container
4.5 Posters and publicity
Container
os folder Poster, oversize
Container
4.6-7 Publicity stills
Hannah and Her Sisters (Orion Pictures, 1986)
Container
4.8 Screenplay draft
Container
4.9 Screenplay, galleys, Vintage Books, 1986
Container
5.1 Cast and production information
Container
os folders Poster and lobby display
Container
5.2 Program, Japanese
Container
5.3 Publicity stills and postcard
Hollywood Ending (DreamWorks, 2002)
Screenplays, revised
Container
5.4 11/12/97
Container
5.5 7/20/98
Container
5.6 Blue revisions, 2/23/01
Container
5.7 Publicity; studio stills and slides
Husbands and Wives (TriStar, 1992)
Container
5.8 Cast and production information
Container
20 Poster
Container
5.9 Programs, French and Japanese
Container
5.10 Publicity stills
Interiors (United Artists, 1978)
Container
5.11 Screenplay draft
Container
6.1 Screenplay with credits
Container
20 Lobby cards
Container
6.2 Programs and poster, French and Japanese
Container
20 Poster, oversize
Love and Death (United Artists, 1975)
Screenplays, revised
Container
6.3 8/11/74
Container
6.4 1/22/75
Container
20 Lobby cards and pressbook
Container
6.5 Posters, publicity stills, and slides
Container
os folder Posters, oversize
Manhattan (United Artists, 1979)
Screenplays, revised
Container
6.6 Draft
Container
6.7 Combined continuity, 5/7/79
Container
20 Lobby cards
Container
os folder Poster
Container
6.8 Program, publicity flier, and souvenir book with Gershwin songs
Container
6.9-7.3 Production photographs by Brian Hamill
Container
7.4 Publicity stills
Manhattan Murder Mystery (TriStar, 1993)
Container
7.5 Cast and production information
Container
os folder Poster
Container
7.6 Publicity stills
A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy (Orion Pictures, 1982)
Container
7.7 Screenplay, "Summer Movie Project"
Container
20 Lobby cards
Container
23 Poster and lobby display
Container
7.8 Program, Japanese
Container
7.9 Publicity stills
New York Stories (Touchstone Pictures, 1989)
Container
7.10 Cast and production information
Container
os folder Poster
Container
7.11 Program and publicity flier, Japanese
Container
7.12 Publicity stills
Play It Again, Sam (stage play, 1969)
Container
8.1 Playscript, no. 30, Jeff Chambers's copy
Container
8.2 Playbills and program
Play It Again, Sam (film, Paramount, 1972)
Screenplays
Container
8.3 First draft by Charles Grodin
Container
8.4 Revised shooting script
Container
8.5 Revised shooting script, Tony Roberts's copy, with handwritten corrections
Container
20 Lobby cards
Container
os folder Posters
Container
20 Posters
Container
8.6 Publicity stills and sheet music
The Purple Rose of Cairo (Orion Pictures, 1985)
Container
20 Lobby cards
Container
os folder Posters
Container
20 Posters
Container
8.7 Programs, Japanese
Container
8.8 Publicity stills
Radio Days (Orion Pictures, 1987)
Container
8.9 Screenplay
Container
8.10 Cast and production information
Container
os folder Poster
Container
8.11 Programs, French and Japanese
Container
8.12 Publicity stills
Scenes from a Mall (Touchstone Pictures, 1991)
Screenplays
Container
9.1 Early draft
Container
9.2 Final draft, 3/14/90
Container
9.3 Cast and production information; program, Japanese
Container
os folders Poster and lobby display
Container
9.4 Publicity stills and slides
September (Orion Pictures, 1987)
Container
os folder Poster
Container
9.5 Program, Japanese
Container
9.6 Publicity stills by Brian Hamill
Container
9.7 "Sex and Death: Two Plays," playscript, copy no. 5, ca. 1974
Container
os folder Shadows and Fog (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1992), poster
Sleeper (United Artists, 1973)
Container
9.8 Screenplay
Container
20 Lobby cards
Container
os folder Posters
Container
20 Posters
Container
9.9 Program, Japanese; publicity
Container
20 Publicity pressbook
Container
9.10 Publicity stills
Container
9.11 "Stanley," screenplay, corrected typescript, n.d.
Stardust Memories (United Artists, 1980)
Screenplays
Container
9.12 Draft with cast and credits
Container
10.1 Combined continuity script, 9/7/80
Container
20 Lobby cards
Container
os folder Poster
Container
10.2 Programs, French and Japanese; invitation to private screening, 9/24/80
Container
10.3 Publicity stills
Container
10.4 The Sunshine Boys (Hallmark Entertainment, 1995), cast and production information; publicity stills
Container
10.5 Sweet and Lowdown (Sony Pictures, 1999), publicity post cards
Take the Money and Run (Palomar Pictures International, 1969)
Screenplays
Container
10.6 Early version, discarded ending
Container
10.7 Revised
Container
os folder Poster
Container
10.8 Publicity, press kit
Container
10.9 Publicity stills
What's New Pussycat? (United Artists, 1965)
Container
10.10 Agreements, contracts, riders, and correspondence, 1963-1965
Container
20 Lobby cards
Container
os folder Posters
Container
10.11 Publicity stills
What's up Tiger Lily? (American International Pictures, 1966)
Container
20 Lobby cards and pressbook
Container
os folder Posters
Container
10.12 Publicity still and postcard
Container
10.13 Wild Man Blues (Fine Line Features, 1998), publicity post card
Zelig (Orion Pictures, 1983)
Container
10.14 Cast and production information
Container
20 Lobby cards
Container
10.15 Posters
Container
11.1 Publicity stills
Subseries B. Other Writings
Container
13 Articles by Allen
Container
21 Articles by Allen, oversize
"The Kugelmass Episode"
Container
11.2 Short story in The New Yorker, May 2, 1977, with reprint; and in Prize Stories 1978: The O. Henry Awards, uncorrected proof
Container
13 Reprint in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, December 1977
Container
11.3 Without Feathers, uncorrected first proof, 1975

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Series II. Personal and Career-Related Material, 1937-2004

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11.4 "About Woody Allen," unattributed biographical typescript, ca. 1989
Container
12 Published articles about Allen in newspapers and magazines
Container
14-18 Published articles about Allen in newspapers and magazines
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19 Published articles about Allen in newspapers and magazines
Container
11.5 Award programs: "51st Annual Academy Awards," 1979 (Interiors); "The British Academy of Film and Television Arts," 1987 (Radio Days)
Container
11.6 Exhibit labels for display of Allen material at Gotham Book Mart & Gallery, New York City
Container
11.7 Farrow, Mia, handwritten letter to Scott Russo, postmarked 1/22/88
Container
21 Hample, Stuart, Allen cartoon
Container
11.8 Hirsch, Foster, Love, Sex, Death, and the Meaning of Life: The Films of Woody Allen, corrected page proofs, 1990
Container
11.9 Kaufman Astoria Studios, Inc., visitor's pass, 1/23/91
Container
22 Objects related to Allen: mask of Allen's head, vinyl; black glasses, frames only; and trading card set "Sex Maniacs II"
Photographs and photographic images
Container
11.10 Advertisements using Allen's photograph
Container
11.11 Early years, 1937-1954
Container
11.12 Publicity photographs
Container
11.13 Various settings, including an early stand-up appearance, and Allen with others
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21 Various settings, oversize
Container
os folder "Woody Allen Film Festival," United Artists poster, 1981
Container
os folders "Woody Allen in Person," lobby boards, Catskills, 1960s
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12 Newspaper articles, photocopied, 1963-2004, n.d.
Serials, arranged by serial title
Articles by Allen
Container
13 American Theatre - Playboy
Articles about Allen
Container
14 Aardvark - Esquire
Container
15 Film Comment - L'Espresso
Container
16 L'Officiel Hommes - Nieuw Wereldtijdschift
Container
17 The Paris Review - Spy
Container
18 Talk- Vanity Fair
Container
19-23 Oversize

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