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Finding aid of the Stan Margulies Collection

Finding aid prepared by Rebecca Hirsch, 2011 June

The processing of this collection and the creation of this finding aid was funded by the generous support of the National Historic Publications and Records Commission.

Summary Information

Repository
USC Libraries Cinematic Arts Library
Creator
Margulies, Stan
Title
Stan Margulies Collection
Collection no.
2424
Date [bulk]
Bulk, 1977-2001
Date [inclusive]
1936-2005
Extent
85.0 Linear feet
Language
English
Abstract
The Stan Margulies Collection consists of the papers of Stan Margulies. Margulies was a producer of made-for-TV movies and miniseries, including the ratings hits Roots and  The Thorn Birds.

Preferred Citation

[Box/folder# or item name], Stan Margulies Collection, Collection no. 2424, Cinematic Arts Library, USC Libraries, University of Southern California

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Biographical Note

Stan Margulies was born in New York City in 1920. He attended New York University, served as a Staff Sargeant in the US Army during World War II and moved to Los Angeles in 1947 to work as a publicist at RKO Pictures. He married his first wife, Lillian, in 1943. They had two sons, Lee and Edward, and a daughter, Lisa. A couple of Margulies' more well-known films include Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines and  If It's Tuesday This Must Be Belgium, the latter of which he partnered with David Wolper. Their partnership is best known for producing the miniseries  Roots (1977) and  The Thorn Birds (1983) and lasted through the production of the miniseries  The Mystic Warrior in 1983. They also produced the original film version of  Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971).

After separating from Wolper, Margulies continued to produce made-for-TV movies and miniseries. He won Emmys for producing Roots,  Roots: The Next Generation, and  Separate But Equal. In 1993, Margulies married his second wife, Ferne. He passed away in Los Angeles in 2001.

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Scope and Content

The Stan Margulies Collection consists of Margulies' business and personal papers and dates predominantly from after 1983, when his partnership with David Wolper dissolved. The papers, arranged by project, include scripts, treatments, drafts, budgets and other financial information, cast and crew deal memos, correspondence, notes from the networks on which Margulies' programs aired, location files, shooting schedules, and other files maintained by Margulies while producing made-for-TV movies and miniseries. Margulies' personal papers include photographs, awards and certificates, crew lists and correspondence. The papers of the Stan Margulies Company include business correspondence, tax forms and documents pertaining to Margulies' other business interests.

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Organization

The Stan Margulies Collection is organized into the following 38 series:

1. 10,000 Black Men Named George

2. 500 Pound Jerk

3. Broken Angel

4. A Bunny's Tale

5. Crossing to Freedom

6. Dash and Lilly

7. Don't Just Stand There!

8. Embassy

9. I Love My Wife

10. I Will Fight No More Forever

11. If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium

12. The Jacksons: An American Dream

13. A Killer in the Family

14. The Lady in Question

15. The Man Who Captured Eichmann

16. Men of the Dragon

17. The Morning After

18. The Mystic Warrior

19. Never Say Never: The Deidre Hall Story

20. One is a Lonely Number

21. Out on a Limb

22. Roots

23. Roots: The Next Generations

24. The Scarlett O'Hara War

25. Separate But Equal

26. The Silent Lovers

27. Stay the Night

28. This Year's Blonde

29. The Thorn Birds

30. Unwed Father

31. Visions of Eight

32. Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

33. Agatha Christie Movies

34. Unproduced Projects

35. Miscellaneous Projects

36. Stan Margulies Company

37. Personal Papers

38. Books

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

USC Libraries Cinematic Arts Library
2011 June
Doheny Memorial Library G4
3550 Trousdale Parkway
Los Angeles, California, 90089-0185
213-740-3994
ctlibarc@usc.edu

Conditions Governing Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE. Advance notice required for access.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Manuscripts Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Stan Margulies Company. -- Archives

Title(s)

  • Jacksons, an American dream (Television program)
  • Roots (Television program)
  • Thorn birds (Television program)

Genre(s)

  • Correspondence
  • Television scripts

Personal Name(s)

  • Margulies, Stan -- Archives

Subject(s)

  • Made-for-TV movies--Archival resources
  • Television adaptations--Archival resources
  • Television mini-series--Archival resources
  • Television producers and directors--Archival resources
  • Television--Archival resources

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Collection Inventory

Series 1:  10,000 Black Men Named George 

Historical Note

10,000 Black Men Named George was a made-for-TV movie that first aired on Showtime in 2002. Margulies was one of the film's executive producers. The film tells the story of how Asa Philip Randolph organized the black porters of the Pullman Rail Company to form the first African-American union in the United States.

Scope and Content

This series includes invitations to screenings of 10,000 Black Men Named George, a transcript of the speech given by Ferne Margulies when she accepted the American Family Insurance American Legacy Trailblazer Award for her deceased husband, a research file on Pullman porters, a DVD of the finished film, and drafts of various versions of the the movie's script.

Arrangement

This series is arranged in alphabetical order by file name.

Box Folder

 Budget 

43 19

 Contracts - Ziffren 

43 20

 [Crews] 

43 21

 Directors 

43 22

 Directors 

43 23
Box

 DVD - 10,000 Black Men Named George 

77
Box Folder

 [Miscellaneous] 

43 24

 My Contract 

43 25

 Premiere Screening 

1 1

 [Press & Publicity] 

43 26-27

 [Production File] 

43 28

 Pullman Porters 

1 2

 Script 14 October 1999 

43 29

 Script - First Draft 28 October 1999 

43 30

 Script - Second Draft 20 December 1999 

43 31

 Script - Polish 23 March 2000 

44 1

 Script 29 March 2000 

44 2

 Script - Polish 31 March 2000 

44 3

 Script - Second Polish 5 May 2000 

44 4

 Script - Second Polish 8 May 2000 

1 3

 Script - Third Polish 25 February 2001 

44 5-6
Box

 VHS - A. Phillip Randolph 

82

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Series 2:  500 Pound Jerk 

Historical Note

The 500 Pound Jerk, which first aired on CBS in 1973, tells the (fictional) story of the transformation of an exceptionally strong country bumpkin from Tennessee into an Olympic weightlifter. It was produced by David Wolper Productions; Margulies was credited as a producer.

Scope and Content

This series contains a revised version of the movie's script.

Box Folder

 Script - Revised 25 September 1972 

1 4

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Series 3:  Broken Angel 

Historical Note

Broken Angel, which was also known as  Best Intentions, tells the story of a man combing the underworld of Los Angeles for his missing daughter, who turns out to be the member of a dangerous crack-dealing gang. The movie aired on ABC in 1988 and starred William Shatner. Margulies was the film's executive producer.

Scope and Content

This series contains the files maintained by Margulies while producing the movie Broken Angel. These files include the records of the corporation Best Intentions, Inc. and contain information about the production's budget, casting, research, publicity campaign, photographs, and various versions of the program's script.

Arrangement

This series is arranged in alphabetical order by file name.

Box Folder

 Applications 

1 5-6

 Articles 

56 1

 [Awards Submissions] 

1 7

 Banking 

1 8

 Best Intentions, Inc. - Auto Claim 

56 2

 Best Intentions, Inc. - Blank Forms 

1 9

 Best Intentions, Inc. - Breakdown: Pages for Shooting Schedule 

1 12

 Best Intentions, Inc. - Cast Contracts: Amy Lynne/Jenny Bartman 

56 3

 Best Intentions, Inc. - Cast Contracts: Bess Motta/Woman at Car Wash 

56 4

 Best Intentions, Inc. - Cast Contracts: Brady Rubin/Woman 

56 5

 Best Intentions, Inc. - Cast Contracts: Brock Peters/Sgt. Mercurio 

1 13

 Best Intentions, Inc. - Cast Contracts: Calvin Jung 

56 6

 Best Intentions, Inc. - Cast Contracts: Collin Davis/Ron-Rocket 

56 7

 Best Intentions, Inc. - Cast Contracts: Donnie Jeff Coat 

56 8

 Best Intentions, Inc. - Cast Contracts: Erika Eleniak/Jaime Coburn 

56 9

 Best Intentions, Inc. - Cast Contracts: Georg Olden/Teen 

56 10

 Best Intentions, Inc. - Cast Contracts: Jack Yee/Tazi 

56 11

 Best Intentions, Inc. - Cast Contracts: Jason Horst/Drew Coburn 

56 12

 Best Intentions, Inc. - Cast Contracts: Micole Mercurio/Shelly Raskin 

56 13

 Best Intentions, Inc. - Cast Contracts: Mike Muscat/Harvey Petrie 

56 14

 Best Intentions, Inc. - Cast Contracts: Millie Perkins/Penny Bartman 

56 15

 Best Intentions, Inc. - Cast Contracts: Oarmen Zapata/Mrs. Adkins 

56 16

 Best Intentions, Inc. - Cast Contracts: Richard Heffron/Director 

1 14

 Best Intentions, Inc. - Cast Contracts: Rodney Eastman/Billy 

56 18

 Best Intentions, Inc. - Cast Contracts: Roxann Biggs/Shakti Velasquez 

1 15

 Best Intentions, Inc. - Cast Contracts: Susan Blakely/Catherine Coburn 

56 17

 Best Intentions, Inc. - Cast Contracts: Tommy Puett/Bob 

56 20

 Best Intentions, Inc. - Cast Contracts: Tron/Ajax 

56 21

 Best Intentions, Inc. - Cast Contracts: William Cronjager/D.P. 

1 16

 Best Intentions, Inc. - Cast Contracts: William Shatner/Chuck Coburn 

1 17

 Best Intentions, Inc. - Cast List and Info 

1 18

 Best Intentions, Inc. - Certificates of Insurance 

1 10-11

 Best Intentions, Inc. - Contracts for Beepers 

1 19

 Best Intentions, Inc. - Contracts with Ganton Temporary Computers 

1 20

 Best Intentions, Inc. - Contracts with Sam Goldstein 

56 19

 Best Intentions, Inc. - Contracts with Southland Copiers Co. 

1 21

 Best Intentions, Inc. - Contracts with Sparklettes 

1 22

 Best Intentions, Inc. - Contracts with Spectrum Telephone 

1 23

 Best Intentions, Inc. - Contracts with Transworld Video 

1 24

 Best Intentions, Inc. - Contracts with Valley Mail 

1 25

 Best Intentions, Inc. - Contracts with Wagner Copiers 

1 26

 Best Intentions, Inc. - Correspondence 

1 27

 Best Intentions, Inc. - Crew List 

1 28

 Best Intentions, Inc. - Day Out of Days 

56 22

 Best Intentions, Inc. - Distribution 

56 23

 Best Intentions, Inc. - Equipment 

56 24

 Best Intentions, Inc. - Film Inventory 

1 29

 Best Intentions, Inc. - Final Script in White 8 January 1988 

1 30

 Best Intentions, Inc. - Insurance Information 

1 31-32

 Best Intentions, Inc. - Lab File 

1 33

 Best Intentions, Inc. - Legal 

1 34

 Best Intentions, Inc. - Location 

1 35

 Best Intentions, Inc. - Location 

56 25

 Best Intentions, Inc. - Location Agreements 

1 36

 Best Intentions, Inc. - Map File 

56 26

 Best Intentions, Inc. - Master File 

56 27

 Best Intentions, Inc. - Masters 

56 28

 Best Intentions, Inc. - Post-Looping Contracts 

56 30

 Best Intentions, Inc. - Post Production 

1 37

 Best Intentions, Inc. - Post Production 

56 29

 Best Intentions, Inc. - Research 

1 38

 Best Intentions, Inc. - Script Revisions 

1 39

 Best Intentions, Inc. - Screen Credits 

1 40

 Best Intentions, Inc. - Script 

1 41

 Best Intentions, Inc. - Shooting Schedule 

1 42

 Best Intentions, Inc. - Stunt Contracts 

56 31

 Best Intentions, Inc. - Writers Guild 

1 43

 Budget 

1 44

 Budget 

56 32

 Call Sheets 

56 33

 Cast 

56 34-35

 Casting Ideas 

1 45

 Clearances 

1 46

 Contact List(s) 

1 47

 Correspondence 

1 48

 Costume Collection 

1 49

 Credits 

1 50

 Crew 

1 51

 Day Out of Days 

56 36

 Day One 29 December 1987 

56 37

 Day Two 30 December 1987 

56 38

 Day Three 31 December 1987 

56 39

 Day Four 4 January 1988 

56 40

 Day Five 5 January 1988 

56 41

 Day Six 6 January 1988 

56 42

 Day Seven 7 January 1988 

56 43

 Day Eight 8 January 1988 

56 44

 Day Nine 11 January 1988 

56 45

 Day Ten 12 January 1988 

56 46

 Day Eleven 13 January 1988 

56 47

 Day Twelve 14 January 1988 

56 48

 Day Thirteen 15 January 1988 

56 49

 Day Fourteen 18 January 1988 

56 50

 Day Fifteen 19 January 1988 

56 51

 Day Sixteen 20 January 1988 

56 52

 Day Seventeen 21 January 1988 

56 53

 Day Eighteen 22 January 1988 

56 54

 Day Nineteen 25 January 1988 

56 55

 Day Twenty 26 January 1988 

56 56

 Director 

1 52

 Editing Notes 

56 57

 Editorial 

1 53

 Equipment - Best Intentions, Inc. - Transportation File 

56 58

 Equipment - Grip/Electric 

56 59

 Equipment - Panavision Contract 

56 60

 Expenses - General 

1 54

 Humanitas Prize 

1 55

 Information 

1 56

 Insurance 

2 1
Box

 Interview Tapes (6 audiocassettes) 

79
Box Folder

 Lined Script 8 December 1987 

2 2

 Legal 

2 3

 [Letterhead and Business Cards] 

2 4

 Locations 

2 5

 Memos 

2 6

 MGM/UA 

2 7

 [Miscellaneous] 

2 8

 Music 

2 9

 Negatives 

55 6

 Network 

2 10

 Outline - Revised Final 17 February 1987 

2 22

 Partial List of Valley Gangs 

2 11
Box

 Photographs - Bartman Family 

79

 Photographs - Peggy & Jenny Bartman 

79

 Photographs - Coburn Family 

79

 Photographs - Catherine & Chuck Coburn 

79

 Photographs - Drew Coburn, Jamie & Drew Coburn 

79

 Photographs - Jamie Coburn 

79

 Polaroid Photographs 

79
Box Folder

 Post Production 

56 61

 Production Agreements 

56 62

 [Production Binder] 

2 12-13

 Production Budget 5 November 1987 

56 63

 Production Reports 

56 64

 Production Schedules 

2 14

 Publicity 

56 65-66

 Publicity - Photographs 

2 15

 Research 

56 67

 Resumes 

2 16

 Revised Pages - White Originals 

2 17

 S.A.G. & D.G.A. Application 

56 68

 Script - Rough Draft with Notes 20 May 1987 

2 23-25

 Script - First Draft 15 June 1987 

2 26-27

 Script - First Draft with Notes 15 June 1987 

2 28

 Script - Second Draft 31 July 1987 

2 29

 Script - Second Draft with Notes 31 July 1987 

2 30

 Script - Final Draft 15 September 1987 

2 31

 Script - Revised Pages 13 December 1987 - 8 January 1988 

2 32

 Script - Revised Pages - Colored 14 December 1987 - 8 January 1988 

2 33

 Script - Revisions (2 copies of each) 14 December 1987 - 8 January 1988 

2 34-35

 Script - First Draft Undated 

2 18-20

 Script - First Draft with Notes Undated 

2 21

 Shooting Script 8 December 1987 

2 36

 Shooting Script 8 January 1988 

3 1-3

 Sets and Locales 

3 4

 Slides 

26 18

 Speaking/Non-speaking Roles 

3 5

 Standards and Practices 

3 6

 Stan's Notes 

3 7

 Story Notes 

3 8

 [Taped Interview Notes] 

55 7

 Tax Return 1988 

3 9

 [Tax Returns] 

3 10

 Union Agreements 

3 11-13

 Writer 

3 14

 Xeroxes - 3rd Revision, MT & EC 

56 69

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Series 4:  A Bunny's Tale 

Historical Note

A Bunny's Tale, a made for TV movie that first aired on ABC in 1985, depicts Gloria Steinem's time as an undercover journalist posing as a Bunny in the Playboy Mansion in 1963. Kristie Alley starred as Steinem and Margulies was the film's producer.

Scope and Content

This series contains the files maintained by Margulies while producing A Bunny's Tale, including various versions of the movie's script, research files, issues of Playboy from the 1960s, and budget information.

Arrangement

This series is arranged in alphabetical order by file name.

Box Folder

 Budget 

3 15

 Bunny 

3 16

 Call Sheets 

3 17-18

 Casting and Crew 

3 19-20

 Casting Bunny 

3 21

 Contacts 

3 22

 Credits 

57 1

 Daily Reports 

3 23-24

 Day Out of Days 

57 2

 Director 

3 25

 Editing Notes 

57 3

 Editing Notes - Bunny 

3 26

 Emmys 

57 4

 Expenses - General 

3 27

 Fan Mail 

3 28

 General Correspondence 

3 29

 General - Reshoots and Inserts 

3 30

 Humanitas Prize 

3 31

 Laird Studios 

3 32

 Legal 

57 5

 Locations 

3 33-34

 Music 

57 6

 Network 

3 35

 Playboy 

55 9-12

 Post-Production 

57 13-14

 Post-Production Schedule 

3 38

 Production Binder 

3 36-37

 Production Reports 

3 39

 Publicity and Promotion 

57 15-16

 Research 

57 7-10

 [Research] 

57 11-12

 Screenings 

57 17

 Script Corrections 

4 1

 Script Notes 

4 2

 Script - Second Revision 10 September 1984 

4 3

 Set Decoration 

4 4

 Stock Footage 

57 18

 Story 

4 5

 Title Card 

26 19
Box

 Videocassette - Parts 1 & 2 25 February 1985 

76

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Series 5:  Crossing to Freedom 

Historical Note

Crossing to Freedom (also known as  Pied Piper), was based on the 1942 book  Pied Piper, by Nevil Shute. The movie, which starred Peter O'Toole and Mare Winningham, told the story of a proper Englishman who rescues seven kids from the Nazis in France. The Stan Margulies Company received a producer's credit for the film, which first aired in 1990.

Scope and Content

This series contains the files Margulies maintained while producing Crossing to Freedom, including versions of the movie's script, casting, video recordings of the movie's rough cuts, and budget information.

Arrangement

This series is arranged in alphabetical order by file name.

Box Folder

 Budget 

4 6

 Budget 

57 19

 Call Sheets 

57 20

 Cast 

4 7

 Casting 

4 8

 Casting - Nicole 

4 9

 CBS - S and P 

4 10

 Composers 

57 21

 Correspondence 

57 22-24

 Credit 

57 25

 Deal Memo 

4 11

 Directors 

4 12

 Directors 

57 26

 Film Schedules 

4 13

 Granada Television 

4 14-15

 Legal 

4 16

 Miscellaneous Notes 

57 27

 Post Production 

4 17-18

 Post Production Script 

4 19

 Production Reports 

4 20

 Public Relations 

57 28-29

 Publicity 

57 30

 Script Notes 

4 21

 Script - Second Draft 14 September 1988 

4 26-29

 Script - Revised Draft 9 June 1989 

4 22

 Script - Third Draft 9 June 1989 

4 30

 Script - Third Draft 9 June 1989 

4 23

 Script 10 July 1989 

4 24-25

 Script 10 July 1989 

4 31-32

 Shooting Script Undated 

4 33
Box

 VHS - NTSC Dub 30 October 1989 

77

 VHS - C/Copy Sound and Action 25 September 1989 

82

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Series 6:  Dash and Lilly 

Historical Note

Dash and Lilly tells the story of the decades-long love affair between authors Dashiell Hammett and Lillian Hellman. It starred Sam Shepard and Judy Davis and was directed by Kathy Bates. The movie aired on A&E in 1999 and was nominated for nine Emmys (Margulies received a nomination for Outstanding Made for Television Movie as one of its executive producers) and three Golden Globes. The Stan Margulies Company produced the film.

Scope and Content

This series contains the files Margulies maintained while producing Dash and Lilly. These files include cast and crew contracts, notes, correpsondence and a video recording of a rough cut of the program.

Arrangement

This series is arranged in alphabetical order by file name.

Box Folder

 ADR 

44 7

 Budgets 

44 8-9

 Canadian Crew 

44 10

 Cast 

44 11

 Composers 

44 12

 Contract - Babe Neuwirth 

44 13

 Contract - David Paymer 

44 14

 Contract - Jerry Ludwig 

44 15

 Contract - Judy Davis 

44 16

 Contract - Kathy Bates 

44 17

 Contract - My Contract 

44 18

 Contract - Phyllis Huffman 

44 19

 Contract - Sam Shepard 

44 20

 Contracts File #1 - Crew 

44 21

 Contracts File #2 - BTL Actors 

44 22

 [Correspondence] 

44 23

 Crew Ideas 

44 24

 Dallas Film Festival 

44 25

 Directors 

44 26

 Editing 

44 27

 Editing Notes 

44 28

 Editors 

44 29

 Emmy 

44 30

 End Titles - Credits 

44 31

 Film Festivals 

44 32

 Hot Costs & Weekly Cost Reports 

44 33

 Insurance 

44 34

 [Letters of Agreement] 

44 35

 Locations 

44 36

 Music 

44 37

 Nice Letters 

44 38

 Photos 

26 20

 Photos 

44 39

 Post Production 

44 40

 Press 

44 41

 [Press & Publicity] 

44 42-43

 [Press & Publicity] 

45 1

 Production Binder 

5 1-2

 [Production File] 

45 2

 Research 

45 3

 Rights - Lillian Hellman 

45 4

 Rights - Thin Man & Hammett 

45 5

 Rights & Clearances - Miscellaneous 

45 6

 Script Undated 

45 7-8

 Script Timing 

45 9

 Skeds/Day - Day 5 

45 10

 Status Reports & Film Transfer Reports 

45 11

 Stock Footage 

45 12

 Title Sequence 

45 13
Box

 VHS - Hour 1 & 2 Tied 22 January 1999 

82
Box Folder

 Wardrobe 

45 14

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Series 7:  Don't Just Stand There! 

Historical Note

Don't Just Stand There!, produced by Sam Magulies for Universal Pictures and starring Mary Tyler Moore and Robert Wagner, was released in 1968.

Scope and Content

This series contains the final screenplay for the movie Don't Just Stand There!.

Box Folder

 Final Screenplay 8 February 1967 

5 3

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Series 8:  Embassy 

Historical Note

Embassy was a TV pilot Margulies and the Stan Margulies Company produced for ABC in 1985. The pilot was filmed on location in Rome and set in the American Embassy there. Additional episodes were not picked up by the network.

Scope and Content

This series contains the files maintained by Margulies while producing the pilot for the TV show Embassy. This files include schedules, correspondence arranged by subject, notes, budget information and cost reports and a copy of the pilot's script.

Arrangement

This series is arranged in alphabetical order by file name.

Box Folder

 Budget 

58 1

 Budgets 

5 4-5

 Call Sheets 

58 2

 Casting 

5 6

 Casting 

58 3

 Cost Reports 

5 7-8

 Courier Service 

5 9

 Credits 

58 4

 Crew 

58 5

 Day Out of Days 

58 6

 Development 

5 10

 Director 

58 7

 Emmys 

58 8

 Expenses - General 

5 11

 General Correspondence 

5 12

 Legal 

58 9

 Locations 

5 13

 Miscellaneous 

5 14

 Music 

5 15

 Network 

5 16

 Notes 

58 10

 Outline 

5 17

 Photos 

5 18

 Post Production 

58 11

 Production Book 

5 19

 Production Reports 

5 20

 Production Schedule 

5 21

 Publicity and Promotion 

5 22

 Research #1 

58 12

 Resumes 

5 23

 Revised Budget 28 January 1985 

58 13

 Screenings 

58 14

 Script - Second Revised Draft 18 January 1985 

5 25

 Script Undated 

58 15

 Script Distribution 

5 24
Box

 Tape Dub Viewing Cassette - Parts 1 & 2 24 April 1985 

68
Box Folder

 Titles 

58 16

 Travel 

5 26

 Writer 

5 27

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Series 9:  I Love My Wife 

Historical Note

I Love My Wife was directed by Mel Stuart and starred Elliott Gould and Brenda Vaccaro. It was produced by Wolper Pictures, Ltd., for Universal Pictures; Margulies received a producer's credit. The film was released in theaters in 1970.

Scope and Content

This series contains Maruglies' production binder for the movie I Love My Wife. The binder includes cast and crew lists, a shooting schedule and a script.

Box Folder

 Production Binder 

5 28

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Series 10:  I Will Fight No More Forever 

Historical Note

I Will Fight No More Forever, which starred Sam Elliott, James Whitmore and Ned Romero, tells the story of the Chief Joseph and his resistance against forcible relocation by the US Army in 1877. The movie, which was made for TV, aired on ABC in 1975 and was nominated for two Emmys. Margulies receieved a producer's credit and the film was produced by David Wolper Productions.

Scope and Content

This series contains two copies of the script for the movie I Will Fight No More Forever, three movie reels containing the entire program, video recordings of the program's rough cut, and photographs.

Box Folder

 Photos 

26 21

 Script undated 

5 29-30
Box

 Video recording of program (reel-to-reel) 

86-88

 Videocassettes - Karex Part 1 & 2 

68

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Series 11:  If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium 

Historical Note

If It's Tuesday, This Must be Belgium was directed by Mel Stuart and starred Ian McShane and Suzanne Pleshette. Released theatrically in 1970, it was nominated for a Golden Globe. The film was produced by Wolper Pictures; Margulies received a producer's credit.

Scope and Content

This series contains a revised script for the movie If It's Tuesday, This Must be Belgium.

Box Folder

 Crew List 

63 22

 Script - Revised, London 26 June 1968 

5 31

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Series 12:  The Jacksons: An American Dream 

Historical Note

The Jacksons: An American Dream is a dramatization of the creation of the Jackson 5 and the trials and tribulations fame brought the Jackson family. The miniseries, which aired on ABC in 1992, was nominated for four Emmys and won one (for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Choreography). Margulies received a nomination for Outstanding Miniseries as one of the series' executive producers.

Scope and Content

This series contains the production files maintained by Margulies during the production of The Jacksons: An American Dream. These files include legal agreements, deal memos, publicity files, budgets and copies of different versions of the miniseries' script.

Arrangement

This series is arranged in alphabetical order by file name.

Box Folder

 4 Hour Delivery Script 15 October 1992 

5 32

 5 Hour Delivery Script 15 October 1992 

5 33-34

 Budget 

5 35-36

 Call Sheets 

6 1

 Card Keys 

6 2

 Child Labor 

45 15

 [Clip Clearances] 

58 17

 Completion Bond Co. 

45 16

 Correspondence 

45 19

 Cost Report 

45 20-22

 Crew 

45 17

 Crew Letters 

45 18

 Day Out of Days 

45 23

 Deal Memos - Cast 

45 24-26

 Deal Memos - Crew 

45 27-28

 Delivery Requirements - ABC 

45 29

 Director 

45 30

 Disbursements 

45 31

 Editing 

58 18

 Expenses - General 

45 32

 Film and Tape Clip Info. 

45 33

 Film Clips 

45 34

 Guilds 

45 35

 Insurance 

45 36

 Katherine Jackson's Book 

6 3-4

 Keys 

6 5

 [Legal Agreement] 

6 6

 Legal - Arthur 

6 7

 Legal - Brown 

6 8

 Legal - Correspondence (All Polygram Papers Also) 

6 9-11

 [Legal Correspondence] 

58 19-21

 Legal - Eliason 

6 12-13

 Legal - Jacksons 

6 14

 Legal - Marvin 

6 15

 Locations 

6 16

 Loeb and Loeb 

58 22

 Los Angeles Locations 

6 17

 Marshall - Plumb 

6 18

 [Miscellaneous] 

6 19-20

 Music 

58 23-26

 Music - Bible 

6 21

 Newsreel 

6 22

 One Liners 

6 23

 Photos 

26 22

 Post Production 

6 24

 Production Binder 

6 25-27

 Production Calendar 

6 28

 Production Information 

6 29

 Production Report 

6 30

 Publicity 

6 31-32

 [Publicity] 

59 1-2

 Publicity - Clippings 

59 3-6

 Research 

6 33

 Research - Interviews 

59 7

 Resumes 

6 34

 Screen Credits 

6 35-36

 Screenings 

6 37

 Script, Part One - Working Draft 31 May 1991 

7 1

 Script, Part Two - Working Draft 31 May 1991 

7 2

 Script, Part One - Working Draft with Notes 31 May 1991 

46 1

 Script, Part Two - Working Draft with Notes 31 May 1991 

46 2

 Script - First Draft 16 July 1991 

46 3-4

 Script - First Draft with Notes 16 July 1991 

46 5-6

 Script - Second Draft 10 January 1992 

46 7-8

 Script, Part One - Second Draft with Notes 10 January 1992 

46 9

 Script, Part Two - Second Draft with Notes 10 January 1992 

46 10

 Script with Notes 27 January 1992 

45 39-40

 Script 27 January 1992 

46 11-12

 Script - Part One Corrections undated 

45 37

 Script - Part Two Corrections undated 

45 38

 Script Notes 

7 3-4

 Script Supervisor Reports 

7 5

 Shooting Schedule 

7 6

 Songs - Cost 

7 7

 Stan Margulies "B" Book 

46 13-15

 Sunrise 24-Hour Delivery Service 

7 8

 Union - Labor 

7 9
Box

 VHS - Media Compilation 

82
Box Folder

 Wrap Party 

59 8

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Series 13:  A Killer in the Family 

Historical Note

A Killer in the Family (also known as  Casa Grande during production) was produced by Stan Margulies Productions for ABC. A made-for-TV movie, it originally aired in 1983 and starred Robert Mitchum and James Spader. Margulies received an executive producer's credit.

Scope and Content

This series contains various versions of the script for the made-for-TV movie A Killer in the Family.

Box Folder

 Script - Second Draft 20 March 1981 

46 16

 Script - Final Draft 24 May 1983 

46 17

 Script - Final Draft 24 May 1983 

46 18-19

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Series 14:  The Lady in Question 

Historical Note

This made-for-TV movie, a sequel to Murder in a Small Town, finds ametuer slueth and Broadway director Larry “Cash” Carter investigating the poisoning death of a wealthy friend, Emma Sachs. Starring Gene Wilder as Carter, the movie initially aired in 1999 on A&E and was produced by Margulies and the Stan Margulies Company.

Scope and Content

This series contains the files Margulies maintained during the production of the movie The Lady in Question. These files include budgets, correspondence grouped by subject, notes, contracts and production reports.

Arrangement

This series is arranged in alphabetical order by file name.

Box Folder

 Ads - Block Billing 

7 10

 Budget 

7 11

 Call Sheets 

59 9

 Casting 

7 12

 Contract - Bloom 

7 13

 Contracts - Canadian Cast 

7 14

 Contract - Cherry Jones 

7 15

 Contract - Chopra 

7 16

 Contracts - Crew 

7 17

 Contract - Cumpsty 

7 18

 Contract - Editon 

7 19

 Contract - Hickey 

7 20

 Contract - Serafina-Sauli 

7 21

 Contract - Starr 

7 22

 Contract - Sukowa 

7 23

 Contract - Suntees 

7 24

 Contract - Sussman 

7 25

 Contract - Thaler 

7 26

 Contract - Wilden 

7 27

 Crew 

7 28

 Day Out of Days 

7 29

 Fireman's Fund - Insurance 

7 30

 Hot Costs 

7 31

 Lab Reports 

7 32

 Legal - Title of Picture 

7 33

 Letters 

7 34

 Location List 

7 35

 Marshall - Plumb Report 

7 36

 [Miscellaneous] 

7 37

 Music 

7 38

 My Contract 

7 39

 Newsreel Clips 

7 40

 Play Rights 

7 41

 Press Clips 

7 42

 Press Release 

7 43

 [Production Binder] 

7 44

 [Production File] 

7 45

 Production Reports 

7 46

 Publicity 

7 47

 [Schedule] 

7 48

 Scouting 

7 49

 Screen Credits 

7 50

 Script Notes 

7 51

 Script Timing 

7 52

 Set Designs 

7 53

 Travel 

7 54

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Series 15:  The Man Who Captured Eichmann 

Historical Note

The Man who Captured Eichmann dramatizes the hunt for Adolf Eichmann and his capture by the Israeli Mossad agaent Peter Malkin in 1960. The made-for-TV movie, which was based on the book “Eichmann In My Hands” by Peter Z. Malkin and Harry Stein starred Robert Duvall (as Eichmann) and Arliss Howard (as Malkin). The movie, which originally aired on cable in 1996, was produced by the Stan Margulies Company and was nominated for two Emmys. Margulies received an executive producer's credit. Much of the movie was filmed on location in Buenos Aires.

Scope and Content

This series contains the files Margulies maintained while producting The Man Who Captured Eichmann. These files include budget information, correspondence in subject files, various versions of the script, deal memos and clippings and publicity files. A large portion of the material in this series was not in files created by Margulies; this material is now in files titled [Miscellaneous].

Arrangement

This series is arranged in alphabetical order by file name.

Box Folder

 ADR 

7 55

 Argentina - Miscellaneous Information 

59 10

 [Budget] 

7 56-57

 Budget 

46 20-23

 Budget 

47 1-2

 Budget (Early) 

47 3-4

 [Buenos Aires Visit] 

7 58

 Call Sheets 

59 11

 Cash Flow 

7 59

 Casting 

47 5

 Casting 

7 60

 Cast List 

7 61

 Ch. Notes 

7 62

 [Clippings] 

7 63

 Clippings File 

7 64-65

 Complete Cast 

7 66

 Correspondence 

7 67

 Cost Reports 

8 1-2

 Crew Sheet 

8 3

 Customs 

8 4

 Daily Production Reports 

59 12

 Day Out of Days 

8 5

 Deal Memos 

8 6

 Deal Memos - Cast 

8 7-8

 Deal Memos - Crew 

8 9

 Deals 

8 10

 Directors 

8 11

 Final Settlement 

47 6

 Emmy Brochure 

8 12

 Guild Information 

59 13

 Insurance 

59 14

 Legal 

8 13

 Locations 

8 14

 [Miscellaneous] 

47 7-15

 [Miscellaneous] 

59 15-18

 [Miscellaneous Script Pages] 

47 16

 Music 

8 15

 Party at Embassy 

8 16

 Photos 

26 23

 Post Production 

59 19-20

 Press & Party 

47 17

 [Production File] 

47 18

 Production Reports 

59 21

 Production Schedules 

8 17-18

 [Publicity] 

8 19-20

 Research 

8 21

 Research - Eve 

8 22

 Script - Rewrite 31 August 1995 

8 23

 Script - Second Rewrite 16 October 1995 

8 24

 Script - Third Rewrite 6 November 1995 

8 25-26

 Script Notes 

47 19

 Script Revisions 

47 20

 Shooting Script 1996 February 25 

8 27

 Script Notes 

8 28

 TNT Info 

8 29
Box

 VHS - Bs. As. Prod. 15-18 January 1996 

82
Box Folder

 Weekly Biz 

8 30

 Writers 

8 31

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Series 16:  Men of the Dragon 

Scope and Content

This series contains the final shooting script for the movie Men of the Dragon.

Historical Note

Men of the Dragon, a made-for-TV martial arts movie, was produced in 1974 by David L. Wolper Productions. It aired on ABC and Stan Margulies received an executive producer's credit.

Box Folder

 Final Shooting Script 9 January 1974 

8 32

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Series 17:  The Morning After 

Historical Note

The Morning After, a made-for-TV movie starring Dick van Dyke, was produced by Wolper Productions. The movie aired on ABC in 1974 and Margulies received a producer's credit for his work on it.

Scope and Content

This series contains the final draft of the script for the movie The Morning After.

Box Folder

 Final Draft October 1973 

8 33

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Series 18:  The Mystic Warrior 

Historical Note

The Mystic Warrior, based on the book  Hanta Yo by Ruth Beebe Hill, aired as a miniseries on ABC in 1984. Margulies, along with Wolper, received an executive producer's credit. The miniseries, which tells the story of the Mahto band of the Teton Sioux, was held in production for many years while the producers consulted with the Sioux and other Indian groups to make sure that the show was accurate in its depiction of Native American life. The show won one Emmy and was nominated for three others.

Scope and Content

This series contains the files maintained by Margulies while producing the miniseries The Mystic Warrior. These files include scripts titled both  Hanta Yo and  The Mystic Warrior, a production binder and publicity information.

Box Folder

 Hanta Yo Bible 25 October 1979 

26 25-26

 [Production Binder] 

8 36-37

 Publicity 

8 38

 Script - Theatrical 15 October 1979 

9 14

 Script, Show #1 - Silliphant 8 February 1980 

8 39-40

 Script, Episode Two - First Draft 19 February 1980 

9 1

 Script, Show #2 - Silliphant 1 April 1980 

9 3-4

 Script, Episode Three - First Draft 2 April 1980 

9 5

 Script, Show #1 - Jeb Rosebrook 22 October 1980 

9 6-7

 Script, Episode Four - First Draft 27 February 1981 

9 2

 Script, Show #2 - Jeb Rosebrook 28 October 1982 

9 8

 Script - Part Two 9 November 1982 

9 9

 Script, Show #2 - Jeb Rosebrook 9 November 1982 

9 10

 Script, Show #1 - Jeb Rosebrook 14 December 1982 

9 11-12

 Script - Part One 14 December 1982 

9 13

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Series 19:  Never Say Never: The Deidre Hall Story 

Historical Note

Never Say Never: The Deidre Hall Story tells the story of the  Days of Our Lives star Deidre Hall and starred the actress as herself. The made-for-TV movie first aired on ABC in 1995. It was produced by the Stan Margulies Company; Margulies received an executive producers credit.

Scope and Content

This series contains the files maintained by Stan Margulies while producing the movie Never Say Never: The Deidre Hall Story. These files include outlines of the movie, correspondence, production schedules and reports, correspondence filed by subject, and various versions of both the script and the film's treatment.

Arrangement

This series is arranged in alphabetical order by file name.

Box Folder

 Budget 

47 21

 Budgets 

9 15

 Call Sheets 

59 22

 Casting 

9 16

 Cast List 

47 22

 Casting 

47 23

 Child Labor 

47 24

 Clearances 

47 25

 Contact Lists 

47 26

 Contracts 

47 27

 Correspondence 

9 17-18

 Cost Reports 

47 28

 Crew 

9 19

 Crew Letters 

47 29

 Day Out of Day 

47 30

 Day Out of Days 

9 20

 Deal Memos 

9 21

 Deal Memos - Cast 

47 31

 Deal Memos - Crew 

47 32

 Delivery Requirements 

48 1

 Hot Costs 

48 2

 Insurance 

48 3

 Legal 

48 4

 Locations 

9 22

 Locations 

48 5

 Miscellaneous - Production 

9 23

 Music 

48 6

 NBC 

9 24

 New Script 

9 25

 One - Line 

9 26

 One - Liner 

9 27

 Outline 16 May 1994 

9 28

 Outline 26 May 1994 

9 29

 Outline 28 November 1994 

48 7

 Post Production 

9 30

 Post Production - ABC Requirements 

9 31

 Post Production Schedule 

9 32

 Production 

9 33

 Production Bible 

9 34

 Production Binder 

9 35

 Production Cost 

9 36

 [Production File] 

9 37-40

 [Production File] 

59 23-24

 Production Reports 

10 1

 Production Schedule 

10 2

 Publicity - Articles 

10 3

 Publicity - Correspondence 

10 4

 Release Forms 

10 5

 Research 

10 6

 Reviews 

10 7

 Screen Credits 

10 19

 Script - Rough Draft 13 August 1993 

10 8-9

 Script - First Draft 18 August 1993 

10 10-11

 Script - First Draft 25 August 1993 

10 12

 Script - Shorter First Draft 25 August 1993 

10 13-14

 Script - Second Draft 21 October 1993 

10 15-16

 Script - Second Draft 4 November 1993 

10 17

 Script - First Draft 14 June 1995 

48 8

 Script - First Draft with Notes 14 June 1995 

48 9

 Script - Draft 18 June 1995 

48 10

 Script - First Draft 23 June 1995 

48 11

 Script - First Draft 25 June 1995 

48 12

 Script - First Draft - copy given to network & crew 10 July 1995 

48 13-14

 Script Pages 26 July 1995 

10 18

 Script - Second Draft undated 

48 15

 Script Timing 

10 20

 Shooting Schedule 

10 21

 Sound 

10 22

 Standards and Practices 

10 23

 Third Draft 

10 24-25

 Titles 

10 26

 Treatment 9 June 1993 

10 27

 Treatment 11 June 1993 

10 28

 Treatment - Notes 

10 29

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Series 20:  One is a Lonely Number 

Historical Note

One is a Lonely Number (which is also known as  Two is a Happy Number) was released into theaters in 1972. Margulies received a producer's credit for his work on the film.

Scope and Content

This series contains a copy of the script for the movie One is a Lonely Number.

Box Folder

 Script 5 October 1971 

10 30

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Series 21:  Out on a Limb 

Historical Note

Out on a Limb starred Shirley MacLaine as herself. The miniseries was based on MacLaine's best-selling book by the same name, in which MacLaine discussed her love affairs and the effect her New Age spiritual awakening had on her beliefs and her life. The Sam Margulies Company produced the miniseries for ABC, and it first aired in 1987. Margulies received a producer's credit.

Scope and Content

This series contains the files maintained by Margulies while producing the miniseries Out on a Limb. These files included correspondence, call sheets, schedules, files on the locations in which the program was filmed, and copies of various versions of the script.

Arrangement

This series is arranged in alphabetical order by folder title.

Box Folder

 Academy Screening 

59 25

 ADR 

10 31

 Bible for Teleplay - First Draft 27 June 1985 

10 32-34

 Budget 

59 26

 Call Sheets 


    Box Folder
Textual materials   60 1-2
    Box Folder
Textual materials   59 27

Box Folder

 Cast and Crew List 

10 35

 Cast and Crew Screening 

10 36

 Casting 

10 37-38

 Celebrity Screening 

11 1

 Composers 

11 2

 Contacts 

11 3

 [Correspondence] 

11 4

 Credits 

11 5-6

 Crew 

11 7

 Day Out of Days 

60 3

 Dialogue Lists 

11 8

 Editing Notes 

60 4

 Emmy Awards 

11 9

 Expenses, General 

11 10

 Fan Mail 

11 11

 Final Budget 

11 12

 General Correspondence 

11 13

 Hawaii 

11 14

 Interview Material 

11 15

 Kevin Ryerson 

11 16

 Legal 

11 17

 "Letters" 

60 5

 Locations 

60 6

 London 

60 7

 Loops 

11 18

 Main Titles 

11 19

 Mss of Dancing In The Light 

11 20-23

 Meetings 

11 24

 Memos (General) 

11 25-26

 Miscellaneous Production Notes 

60 8

 Miscellaneous Script Pages 

11 27

 Music 

60 9

 Narrations 

11 28

 Network 

11 29

 New York 

11 30

 Notes 

11 31

 Out on a Limb and Beyond 1984 September 17 

11 32-33

 OOAL Breakdown 4 December 1985 

60 10

 Peru 

11 34-36

 Peru Expenses 

11 37

 Post Production 

60 13

 Post-Production Filming 

11 38

 Press Clippings 

60 14-16

 [Production Binder] 

11 39-41

 [Production Binder #1] 

11 42-43

 [Production Binder #2] 

12 1

 Production Reports 

60 17-18

 Production Schedules 

60 19-20

 Publicity 

60 21-22

 [Publicity & Promo] 

61 1-2

 Publicity & Promo 

61 3-4

 Research 

12 2-3

 Resumes 

12 4

 Screenings 

12 5

 Script- Second Draft 6 August 1985 

12 6

 Script, Part One - First Draft 11 August 1985 

12 7-8

 Script - Third Draft 15 August 1985 

12 9

 Script, Part Two - First Draft 23 August 1985 

12 10

 Script, Part Two - First Draft 23 August 1985 

12 11

 Part One Script 29 August 1985 

12 12

 Part One Script 29 August 1985 

12 13

 Part One Script 29 August 1985 

12 14

 Part One Script - First Draft 29 August 1985 

12 15

 Part One Script - First Draft 29 August 1985 

12 16-17

 Part One Script - First Draft 29 August 1985 

12 18

 Part One Script - First Draft 29 August 1985 

60 11-12

 Part One Script - First Draft 4 September 1985 

12 19-20

 Part Two Script - First Draft 4 September 1985 

12 21

 Part Two Script - First Draft 4 September 1985 

12 22

 Part Two Script - First Draft 4 September 1985 

12 23-24

 Part One Script 26 September 1985 

12 25

 Part One Script 26 September 1985 

12 26

 Part One Script - First Draft 26 September 1985 

12 27

 Part One Script - First Draft 26 September 1985 

12 28

 Part One Script - First Draft 3 October 1985 

12 29

 Part One Script - First Draft 3 October 1985 

12 30

 Part One Script - First Draft 3 October 1985 

12 31

 Part Two Script - First Draft 5 October 1985 

12 32

 Part One Script - First Draft 7 October 1985 

12 33

 Part One Script - First Draft 18 October 1985 

12 34-35

 Part One Script - First Draft 18 October 1985 

12 36

 Part Two Script - First Draft 18 October 1985 

12 37

 Part One Script 5 November 1985 

12 38

 Part One Script - First Draft 5 November 1985 

12 39

 Part One Script - First Draft 6 November 1985 

12 40

 Part One Script - First Draft 7 November 1985 

12 41

 Part Two Script - First Draft 24 November 1985 

12 42

 Part One Script - First Draft 24 November 1985 

13 1

 Part One Script - First Draft 24 November 1985 

13 2

 Second Draft 15 December 1985 

13 3

 Script 18 December 1985 

13 4

 Script, Part Two - First Draft 20 December 1985 

13 5

 Script 30 December 1985 

13 6

 Script, Part One - First Draft 27 January 1986 

13 7-9

 Script, Part Two - First Draft 26 February 1986 

13 10

 Script - First Draft 26 July 

13 11-12

 Script Undated 

13 13-15

 Script - First Draft Undated 

13 16

 Script, Part Two Undated 

13 17

 Script - Notes undated 

13 18

 Shipping 

13 19

 [Shirley MacLaine's Expenses] 

61 5-6

 Special Effects 

13 20

 Stockholm 

13 21

 Story 

13 22

 Storyboards 

13 23

 Telexes 

61 7-8

 Title Card 

61 9

 Travel 

61 10

 Writer 

13 24

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Series 22:  Roots 

Historical Note

Roots, which was produced by David L. Wolper Productions and aired on ABC in 1977, was, at the time of its airing, the most watched television program ever. While the record it set has since been surpassed, the miniseries still holds the distinction of being one of the first to air over consecutive weeknights (as opposed to once a week for consecutive weeks). The miniseries is based on Alex Haley's book of the same name, in which he spent twelve years researching his genealogy.  Roots covers the generations from enslavement and transportation to America and emancipation during the Civil War. Margulies received a producer's credit and won an Emmy for Oustanding Limiting Series (along with David L. Wolper). The miniseries won another eight Emmys and was nominated for an additional 28. It also won a Golden Globe for Best TV-Series-Drama and Leslie Uggams received a nomination for Best TV Actress-Drama.

Scope and Content

This series contains the files maintained by Margulies while producing the miniseries Roots, as well as some of his later files pertaining to Alex Haley. This series includes photographs, correspondence (including with Haley), various versions of the script, research files and a file on the twentieth anniversary of the program's broadcast.

Arrangement

This series is arranged in alphabetical order by file name.

Box Folder

 [20th Anniversary] 

13 25

 Alex Haley 

13 26

 Alex Haley - Merging 

13 27

 The Alex Haley Roots Foundation 

61 11

 Awards Party Photographs 

13 28

 Bible - William Blinn 

13 29
Box

 Coffee Mugs (2) 

55
Box Folder

 Correspondence 

13 30

 Correspondence 

61 12
Box

 DVD - Roots: 25th Anniversary Edition 

77
Box Folder

 General 

13 31
Box

 Los Angeles Times front page (framed) 

85
Box Folder

 [Miscellaneous] 

13 32

 Photographs 

13 33

 Queries and Additional Research 

13 34

 Reunion 

13 35

 Script, Show 5 - Second Draft 19 April 1976 

13 40

 Script - Show 3 15 June 1976 

13 38

 Script - Show 4 17 June 1976 

13 39

 Script - Show 5A 10 August 1976 

13 41

 Script - Show 6 11 August 1976 

13 42

 Script, Show 7 - Revised Second Draft 30 August 1976 

13 43

 Script, Show 8 - Final Draft 6 September 1976 

13 44

 Script - Show 1 undated 

13 36

 Script - Show 2 undated 

13 37

 Search for Roots Transcript 

13 45-46

 Transcript - Alex Haley Tells the Story of His Search for Roots 

26 27

 Transcripts of Alex Haley Tapes 

26 28-32

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Series 23:  Roots: The Next Generations 

Historical Note

Roots: The Next Generations is the sequel to  Roots and tells the story of Alex Haley's genealogy from the point at which  Roots leaves off after the Civil War to the (then) present day. The miniseries was produced by David L. Wolper Productions, and Margulies (along with Wolper) won an Emmy for Outstanding Limited Series. The show, which aired in 1979 on ABC, was nominated for another five Emmys and one Golden Globe.

Scope and Content

This series contains the files Margulies maintained while producing the miniseries Roots: The Next Generations. These files includes transcripts of tapes of Alex Haley's discussions of his family's history and scripts.

Arrangement

This series is arranged in alphabetical order by file name.

Box Folder

 [Binder:] Show #2 

14 14-15

 [Binder:] Show #3 

14 1-2

 [Binder:] Show #4 

14 3-4

 [Binder:] Show #5 

14 5-6

 [Binder:] Show #6 

14 7-8

 [Binder:] Show #7 

14 9-10

 E. Kinoy Bible 

14 11-13

 Script, Show 1 - Second Draft 21 March 1978 

14 16-17

 [Tape Transcripts] 

14 18-23

 Treatment 

14 24

 Treatment 

48 16-18

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Series 24:  The Scarlett O'Hara War 

Historical Note

The Scarlett O'Hara War, which starred Tony Curtis, Harold Gould and Sharon Gless, tells the story of how the lead of  Gone with the Wind was cast. The movie, which first aired on NBC in 1980, was produced by David Wolper-Stan Margulies Productions. Margulies received a producer's credit for his work on it and was nominated (along with Wolper) for the Outstanding Limited Series Emmy. The film won two Emmys and was nominated for another five. It was also nominated for a Golden Globe for Best TV-Series - Drama, along with  This Year's Blonde and  The Silent Lovers. The movie was part of the "Moviola" series that also included  This Year's Blonde and  The Silent Lovers.

Scope and Content

This series contains a production binder and a copy of the second revised draft for the movie The Scarlett O'Hara War.

Box Folder

 [Production Binder] 

15 1-2

 Script - Revised Second Draft undated 

15 3

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Series 25:  Separate But Equal 

Historical Note

Separate But Equal is a dramatization of the 1954 court case The Brown vs. Board of Education that resulted in the Supreme Court's landmark decision about school segregation. The miniseries, which aired on ABC in 1991, starred Sidney Poitier and Burt Lancaster. Margulies received an executive producer's credit and won an Emmy (along with George Stevens, Jr.) for Outstanding Drama/Comedy Special and Miniseries. The show won an additional Emmy and was nominated for six more. It also received three Golden Globe nominations.

Scope and Content

This series contains the files Margulies maintained while producing the movie Separate But Equal. These files include deal memos, correspondence, call sheets, research and location files, publicity files, and various versions of the script.

Arrangement

This series is arranged in alphabetical order by file name.

Box Folder

 2nd Unit 

15 4

 Atlanta Tourist Information - Menus 

48 26

 Brown vs. Board of Education 

61 13

 Budget 

15 5-8

 Budget 

48 27-29

 Budget 

61 14

 Budget 

61 15-16

 Budget & Board 

61 17

 Budget Cuts 

61 18

 [Budget & Expenses] 

48 19

 Call Sheets 

48 30

 Call Sheets 

61 19

 Cast Deals 

15 9

 Casting 

15 10

 Cast 

15 11

 Correspondence 

61 20-21

 Correspondence 

61 22-24

 Credits 

61 25

 Crew 

15 12-13

 Crew Deal Memos 

15 14-16

 Crew Letters 

15 17

 Daily Screening Log 

15 18-19

 Deal Memo 

15 20-21

 Deal Memos 

15 22-23

 Edit Notes & Calendar 

48 20

 Expenses, General 

15 24

 George - Script Notes 

61 26

 Hot Cost 

15 25

 Inserts 

15 26

 Insurance 

15 27

 Legal 

61 27-28

 Local Casting 

15 28

 Location Notes 

15 29

 Location Letters 

15 30

 Locations 

61 29

 Main & End Titles 

15 31

 Music 

62 1

 Newsreels 

62 2

 One Line Shooting Schedule 

15 32

 Photographs & Negatives 

26 33

 Photos 

62 9

 Post Production 

48 21

 Post Production 

62 13-14

 Press & Publicity 

15 33-34

 Press & Publicity 

62 5

 Production 

15 35

 [Production Binder] 

48 22-23

 Production Binder 

15 36

 Production File 

62 6-8

 Production Notes 

15 37

 Production Notes 

62 3

 Production Reports 

62 4

 Production Schedules 

16 1

 Program Practices 

16 2

 Public Relations 

62 10-11

 Research 

16 3

 Research Information 

48 24-25

 Screen Actors Guild 

16 4

 SAG Recoupment 

16 5

 [Screen Credits] 

16 6

 Screen Credits 

62 12

 Script - Revised 15 May 1989 

16 17-18

 Script - Annotated 18 December 1989 

16 10-11

 Script, Part One - Annotated & Revised 18 December 1989 

16 12-13

 Script, Part One - Revised 18 December 1989 

16 14-15

 Script - Annotated 27 February 1990 

16 16

 Script, Part One - Revised 25 May 1990 

16 19

 Script, Part One - Revised for Production 26 July 1990 

16 20-22

 Script 10 September 1990 

16 24-25

 Script - Final Litigation Copy undated 

16 28-29

 Script - Second Annotated undated 

16 8-9

 Script Notes 

16 7

 Script Reused + Green Pages 1990 May 25-September 10 

16 26-27

 Shooting Schedule 1990 August 1 

16 23

 Show Titles 

17 1

 Steve Huff 

17 2-3

 Sue Budget 

17 4-6
Box

 VHS - PR - Primetime Live on ABC about Thurgood Marshall 26 July 1990 

82

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Series 26:  The Silent Lovers 

Historical Note

The Silent Lovers depicts the ill-fated love affair between Greta Garbo and John Gilbert (played by Mackenzie Phillips and Barry Bostick). The made-for-TV movie was produced by David Wolper-Stan Margulies Productions and aired on NBC in 1980. Margulies received a producer's credit for his work on it and was nominated (along with Wolper) for the Outstanding Limited Series Emmy. The film won an Emmy and was nominated for another five. It was also nominated for a Golden Globe for Best TV-Series - Drama, along with  This Year's Blonde and  The Scarlett O'Hara Wars. The movie was part of the "Moviola" series that also included  This Year's Blonde and  The Scarlett O'Hara Wars.

Scope and Content

This series contains a copy of the script for the movie The Silent Lovers.

Box Folder

 Script undated 

17 8-9

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Series 27:  Stay the Night 

Historical Note

Stay the Night, which starred Barbara Hershey, was produced by the Stan Margulies Company and aired on ABC in 1992. Margulies received an executive producer's credit for the miniseries. During production, the movie was also known as  Jimmie Sue Got Married.

Scope and Content

This series contains the file maintained by Margulies while producing the movie Stay the Night. These files include various versions of the film's script, correspodence, notes, deal memos and schedules.

Arrangement

This series is arranged in alphabetical order by file name.

Box Folder

 Atlanta Tourist 

62 15

 Casting 

49 1

 Credits 

49 2

 Crew 

49 3

 Deal Memos 

49 4

 Directors 

62 16

 Expenses - General 

49 5

 General Correspondence 

49 6

 Inter-Office Memo 

49 7

 Legal 

62 17-18

 Locations 

49 8

 [Miscellaneous] 

62 19

 Music 

62 20-21

 Network Notes 

62 22

 Post-Production 

62 23-24

 [Production Binder] 

17 10-16

 [Production Binder #2] 

17 17-19

 Public Relations 

49 9

 [Research] 

17 20

 Research 

49 10

 Resumes 

49 11

 Schedules 

17 21

 Screenplay - First Draft 1991 January 29 

17 22-23

 Script - Stan's Work Copy, First Draft 1991 January 29 

18 2-3

 Script 1991 February 4 

18 4-7

 Script 1991 February 19 

18 8-13

 Script 1991 March 8 

18 14-15

 Script - Annotated 1991 March 12 

18 16-17

 Script 1991 March 12 

18 18-19

 Script 1991 May 9 

18 22

 Script 1991 May 1 

18 20-21

 Script - Shooting undated 

17 24-25

 Script Notes 

17 26

 Script Notes 

18 1

 Stan Margulies "A" Book 

49 12-14

 Story Outline 

18 23-24

 Treatment - SM Notes 

18 25-26

 Watch Party 

18 27

 Writers 

18 28

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Series 28:  This Year's Blonde 

Historical Note

This Year's Blond tells the story of the early days of Marilyn Monroe's cinematic career. The movie, which first aired on NBC in 1980, was produced by David Wolper-Stan Margulies Productions. Margulies received a producer's credit for his work on it and was nominated (along with Wolper) for the Outstanding Limited Series Emmy. The film was nominated for another two Emmys as well. It was also nominated for a Golden Globe for Best TV-Series - Drama, along with  The Silent Lovers and  The Scarlett O'Hara Wars. The movie was part of the "Moviola" series that also included  The Silent Lovers and  The Scarlett O'Hara Wars.

Scope and Content

This series contains Margulies' production binder for the movie This Year's Blonde and a video recording of the program.

Box Folder

 [Production Binder] 

18 29
Box

 Videocassette - Parts 1 & 2 

76

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Series 29:  The Thorn Birds 

Historical Note

The Thorn Birds, based on the book of the same name by Colleen McCullough, starred Rachel Ward, Richard Chamberlain and Christopher Plummer. The miniseries was produced by David Wolper-Stan Margulies Productions and aired on ABC in 1983. Margulies, who received a producer's credit, received an Emmy nomination (along with David Wolper and Edward Lewis) for Outstanding Limited Series. The show won six Emmys and was nominated for another nine. It also won four Golden Globes and was nominated for another four.

Scope and Content

This series contains the files Margulies maintained while producing the miniseries The Thorn Birds. These files include budgets, publicity and promotion information and various versions of the miniseries' script.

Arrangement

This series is arranged in alphabetical order by file name.

Box Folder

 Budget File #A 

19 1

 Budget File #B 

19 2

 Budget File #C 

19 3

 Budget File #D 

19 4-5

 Budget - Preliminary #1 

19 6

 Budget - Preliminary #2 

19 7-8

 Chair Back 

55 13

 Final Budget 

19 9-10

 Network 

19 11

 People's Choice Awards 

66 1

 [Production Binder - Show #1] 

19 12-13

 [Production Binder - Show #2] 

19 14

 [Production Binder - Show #3] 

19 15

 [Production Binder - Show #4] 

19 16

 Publicity 

19 17

 Publicity, Promotion File #1 

19 18

 Publicity, Promotion File #2 

19 19

 Publicity, Promotion File #3 

19 20

 Publicity, Promotion File #4 

19 21

 Publicity, Promotion File #5 

19 22

 Publicity, Promotion File #6 

19 23

 [Publicity, Promotion File #7] 

19 24-25

 Publicity , Promotion File #8 

66 3

 Publicity, Promotion File #9 

19 26

 Publicity, Promotion File #9 

20 1

 Publicity, Promotion File # 10 

66 4

 Publicity File #11 

66 5

 Publicity File #12 

20 2

 [Publicity File #14] 

66 2

 Publicity Photograph 

20 3

 Publicity, Promotion - Time 

20 4

 Rebroadcast 

20 5-6

 Record Album 

20 7

 Screenings 

20 8

 Script, Show One - Second Revised Draft 8 March 1982 

20 9-10

 Script, Show Three - Second Revised Draft 24, 29 March 1982 

20 12

 Script, Part Four - Second Revised Draft 26 March 1982 

20 13

 Script, Theatrical Version - Reused First Draft 24 June 1982 

20 14

 Script, Show Two - Second Revised Draft undated 

20 11

 Simi Valley Historical Society 

20 15

 Theatre Budget 

20 16
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 Videocassettes - Episode 2 - Color Corrected (2 tapes) 6 May 1983 

68

 Videocassettes - Episode 3 - Color Corrected (2 tapes) 

68

 Videocassettes - Episode 4 - Color Corrected (3 tapes) 3 May 1983 

68

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Series 30:  Unwed Father 

Scope and Content

This series contains a revised script for the movie Unwed Father.

Historical Note

Unwed Father, a made-for-TV movie produced by Wolper Productions, first aired on ABC in 1974. Margulies received a producer's credit for his work on the program.

Box Folder

 Script - Revised 17 October 1973 

20 17

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Series 31:  Visions of Eight 

Historical Note

Visions of Eight is a documentary produced by Wolper Productions that originally aired on ABC in 1973. The documentary was shot by eight different directors and documents the 1972 Munich Olympics. The film won a Golden Globe in 1974 for Best Documentary Film.

Scope and Content

This series contains photographs taken while filming the documentary Visions of Eight.

Box Folder

 Photos 

26 34
Box

 Munich (book) 

85

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Series 32:  Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory 

Historical Note

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, based on the book   Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, was directed by Mel Stuart and starred Gene Wilder. The movie, which was released in 1971, was produced by David L. Wolper Productions and was nominated for an Oscar and a Golden Globe. Margulies received a producer's credit for his work on it.

Scope and Content

This series contains a DVD of the movie, a copy of a draft of the screenplay for the movie Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and copies of the magazine  SPFX.

Box

 DVD - Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory 

77
Box Folder

 Screenplay - Third Draft 28 August 1970 

20 18-19

 Script - Revised undated 

66 6

 Script - Revised undated 

66 7

 SPFX 1997 

20 20

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Series 33:  Agatha Christie Movies 

Historical Note

In 1982, David Wolper-Stan Margulies Productions produced a made-for-TV movie based on the Agatha Christie book Murder is Easy. In 1983, the Stan Margulies Company produced two made-for-TV movies based on the Agatha Christie books  Murder in the Caribbean and  Sparkling Cyanide. All three aired on CBS and Margulies received producer's credits on both.  Sparkling Cyanide was nominated for an Emmy.

Scope and Content

This series contains the files Margulies maintained while producing the movies Murder is Easy,  Sparkling Cyanide and  A Carribean Mystery. These files include cast deals, production binders, staff and crew lists and scripts.

Box Folder

 Cast Deals - A Caribbean Mystery and  Sparkling Cyanide 

20 21

 Staff and Crew - A Caribbean Mystery and  Sparkling Cyanide 

20 26

 [ A Caribbean Mystery - Production Binder] 

20 23

 A Caribbean Mystery - Script - Second Draft 29 September 1982 

20 24

 Murder is Easy - Photos 

26 24

 Murder is Easy - Production Binder 

8 34-35

 Sparkling Cyanide - Production Binder 

20 22

 [ Sparkling Cyanide - Script - Final Draft] 13 May 1983 

20 25
Box

 Sparkling Cyanide - Parts 1 & 2 (videocassette) 22 September 1983 

68

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Series 34:  Unproduced Projects 

Arrangement

This series is arranged into sub-series alphabetically based on sub-series title. The files in each sub-series are arranged alphabetically by file name.

This series is arranged into the following 23 sub-series:

1. 110 Shanghai Road

2. Abraham Lincoln for the Defense

3. The Associate

4. Based on a True Story

5. The Chief

6. A Death in the Desert

7. Untitled Egypt Project

8. Fast Forward

9. Father's Day

10. Island Force One

11. JeffandJoe

12. John Brown

13. Ken Trevey

14. The Kentucky Cycle

15. Why Me?

16. Lewis & Clark

17. Lone Star/The Chanuka Bush

18. Lonely Eagles

19. Operation Butterfly

20. Raintree County

21. Rock Hudson

22. Savage Grace

23. Texas

Scope and Content

This series contains the records of projects for which Margulies created extensive files but which were never actually produced.

 110 Shanghai Road 

Historical Note

110 Shanghai Road was to be a miniseries based on the novel of the same name by Monica Hyland. The script was adapted by Jeb Rosebrook and Joe Bryne.

Scope and Content

This sub-series contains the files Margulies maintained while 110 Shanghai Road was in pre-production. These files include various versions of the miniseries' outline, research files and production files.

Box Folder

 110 Shanghai Road 

29 28

 Bible - Parts 1 & 2 25 October 1985 

29 29

 Bible - Part 3 25 October 1985 

29 30

 Budget 

66 8

 Casting 

29 31

 Character Storylines 31 July 1986 

29 32

 Character Storylines 31 July 1986 

29 33

 "China" - A Mini-Series Proposal 

29 34

 General Correspondence 

29 35

 Location Breakdown and Notes 

66 11

 Locations 

29 36

 Narrative of the First 3 Hours - First Draft 30 August 1985 

29 37

 Notes 

29 38

 Outline 

29 39

 Outline - Books 2-6 

29 40

 Production File 

29 42

 Production 

30 1

 Prologue & Book 1 Narrative 

30 2

 Public Relations 

29 41

 Research #1 

66 9-10

 Resaerch #2 

30 3

 Research #3 

30 4-5

 Research - The China Papers 

30 6-7

 Research Materials 13 February 1986 

30 8

 Research - Missionaries, Chinese and Diplomats (photocopy of book) 1977 

30 9

 Research - The Missionary Enterprise in China and America (photocopy of book) 1974 

30 10-11

 Resumes 

30 12

 Script Changes 

30 15

 Step Outline 5 March 1986 

30 16

 Step Outline 5 March 1986 

30 17

 Step Outline 26 March 1986 

30 18

 Step Outline 26 March 1986 

30 19

 Step Outline 4 April 1986 

30 20

 Step Outline 4 April 1986 

30 21

 Step Outline 4 April 1986 

30 22

 Step Outline 4 April 1986 

30 23

 Treatment 

30 24-25

 Abraham Lincoln for the Defense 

Historical Note

Abraham Lincoln for the Defense was a made-for-TV movie depicting Lincoln's 1859 defense of Quinn "Peachy" Harrison, whose family had backed his 1858 run for the United States Senate. The film's script was written by John McGreevey.

Scope and Content

This sub-series contains correspondence, production files, budgets, photographs of possible shooting locations, research files and scripts for Margulies' various attempts at producing Abraham Lincoln for the Defense. Also included in this sub-series are VHS recordings compiled by Margulies' location scouts.

Box Folder

 A. Lincoln Photos 

30 26

 Budget 

30 27

 Correspondence 

30 28

 Correspondence 1992-2000 

30 29

 Final Contract 

30 30

 Fran Harth 

31 1

 George Brow House 

66 12

 Ilene 

31 2

 The Last Best Hope of Earth 

31 3

 Library of Congress 

31 4

 Life February 1991 

66 13
Box

 Location Photos - Ill. Governors' Mansion 

79

 Location Photos - Jail 1864 

79

 Location Photos - St. Charles, MO, Old Town Main Street 

79
Box Folder

 Location Photos - 15 Fraser 

66 14

 Location Photos - Benares Estate 

66 15

 Location Photos - Black Creek Pioneer Village 

66 16

 Location Photos - Brampton Courthouse 

66 17

 Location Photos - Montreal, Canada 

66 18

 Location Photos - Pickering Pioneer Village 

66 19

 Location Photos - Upper Canada Village 

66 20

 Location Receipts - Film/Processing 

55 8

 Mary Todd Lincoln Information/Photos 

31 5

 [Miscellaneous] 

31 6

 [Miscellaneous] 

31 7-11

 Montreal and Region 

66 21

 Location Scout Photos 

51 8

 [Production Binder] 

31 12-14

 Production File 

31 15-16

 Production File 

31 17

 Production File - 1996 Reboot 

31 18

 Production File 

31 19

 Re: Locations & Production 

31 20

 Script - First Draft 12 November 1991 

51 9

 Script undated 

31 21

 Script undated 

31 22

 Sponsors 

31 23

 Staff 

31 24

 Stan's Notes 

31 25
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 VHS - Brinkerhoff Home--Springfield Ill. Possible Location for Tremont Reception 

82

 VHS - Carliville Illinois Jail Builded [sic] in 1865 

82

 VHS - Lincoln Home Outside Area, Houses in the Area, Lincoln Home Inside from VHS Program, At the Lincoln Home 

82

 VHS - Lincoln-Herndo Law Offices 

82

 VHS - Location Governor Mansion Possible Location of Hotel Ballroom in Chicago 

82

 VHS - Location Scout -- For Dr. Million House -- Different Homes in Springfield Ill; Wall at Cemetery for Issac to Jump Over 

82

 VHS - Mahoment Illinois Location Scout & Mt. Pulaski Courthouse 

82

 VHS - New Salem 

82

 VHS - Old State Capitol Town Meeting Hall-Governor Office, Hallway Court 

82

 VHS - Outside Picnic Area #1 (Riverside Park), Outside Picnic Area #2 (Washington Park), Band Stand, Big Tree Picnic Area, Horse Shoe Pitch Creek #1, Washington Park Area 

82

 VHS - Springfield Cemetery-Day, Old Settler Home-Springfield Residential Area Day, Creek Day 

82

 VHS - St. Charles Missouri Old Town Section 

82

 VHS - Train Station Springfield 

82

 The Associate 

Historical Note

The Associate was to be a made-for-TV movie based on a script by Howard Berk.

Scope and Content

This series contains the files Margulies maintained while trying to produce the movie The Associate. These files include deal memos, notes and various versions of the film's script.

Box Folder

 [Deal Memos] 

41 19

 [Miscellaneous] 

41 20

 [Notes] 

41 21

 [Notes] 

66 22

 Research 

41 22

 Script 15 June 1988 

41 25

 Script with Stan's Notes 15 June 1988 

41 26

 Script - Revised 15 July 1988 

41 27

 Script - First Draft 18 July 1988 

42 1

 Script - First Draft (Photocopy) 18 July 1988 

42 3

 Script - Revised First Draft 18 July 1988 

42 5

 Script - Revised First Draft 17 August 1988 

42 6

 Script undated 

41 24

 Script undated 

41 23

 Script - First Draft (Original) undated 

42 2

 Script - Revised First Draft undated 

42 4

 [Stacy Keach] 

66 23

 Treatment & Notes 

42 7

 Based on a True Story 

Historical Note

Based on a True Story was to be a made-for-TV movie based on a script written by Brian Rehak in 1993 and 1994.

Scope and Content

This sub-series contains the files Margulies maintained while attempting to produce the made-for-TV movie Based on a True Story. These files include memos on possible cast members, a miscellaneous file containing treatments, one-liners and outlines, and various drafts of the program's script.

Box Folder

 [Casting] 

51 10

 [Miscellaneous] 

51 11

 Notes on Script 

21 11-12

 Script - Acts I & II 28 October 1993 

51 14

 Script - First Hour: Pages in Work 8 November 1993 

51 15

 Script 20 January 1994 

51 16

 Script 20 January 1994 

51 17

 Script 7 February 1994 

51 18

 Script - First Draft 25 February 1994 

51 19

 Script - First Draft 7 April 1994 

51 20

 Script - Revised First Draft 7 April 1994 

51 21

 Script - Revised First Draft 3 May 1994 

51 23

 Script undated 

21 10

 Script undated 

51 12

 Script - First Draft undated 

51 13

 Script - Revised First Draft undated 

51 22

 The Chief 

Historical Note

The Chief was to be a TV show about San Jose Police Chief Joe McNamara. The pilot for the show was written by Anthony and Nancy Lawrence.

Scope and Content

This sub-series contains the files maintained by Stan Margulies while trying to produce the TV show The Chief. These files include various versions of the show's script, Stan's notes and correpsondence.

Box Folder

 Articles 

66 24-25

 Articles - San Jose 

66 26

 Correspondence 

31 26

 Deal Memos 

31 27

 Notes 17 September 1987 

31 28

 Notes 13 September 1988 

31 29

 Pilot - First Draft (2 copies) 

31 30

 Pilot - Revised First Draft (2 copies) 

31 31

 Pilot - Revised First Draft with Stan's Notations 

66 27

 Pilot - First Draft 

31 32

 Pilot - Second Draft 2 November 1987 

31 33

 Pilot - Revised First Draft (3 copies) 16 November 1987 

32 1

 Pilot - Revised First Draft (3 copies) 

32 1

 Pilot- Revised First Draft (2 copies) 16 November 1987 

32 2

 Story Outline 

32 3

 A Death in the Desert 

Historical Note

A Death in the Desert was to be a made-for-TV movie about a teenage boy who died while attending a boot camp for troubled kids in the Arizona desert.

Scope and Content

This sub-series contains the files Margulies maintained while attempting to produce the made-for-TV program A Death in the Desert. These files include the material, including a newspaper article and court transcripts, on which the program was to be based, outlines of the story, and various versions of the program's script.

Box Folder

 [Court Transcript #1] 22 May 1995 

51 24-25

 [Court Transcript #2] 23 May 1995 

51 26-27

 [Court Transcript #3] 24 May 1995 

51 28-29

 [Court Transcript #4] 25 May 1995 

52 1-2

 Production Files 

52 3-4

 [Research] 

52 5-6

 Script - First Draft 27 November 1995 

52 7

 Script - Revised First Draft 13 December 1995 

52 8

 Script - Revised First Draft with Notes 13 December 1995 

52 9

 Script - Annotated 7 February 1996 

52 10

 Script - First Revision 28 January 1997 

52 11-12

 Scripts & Notes 

52 13-14

 [Sentencing] 

52 15

 Story Outline 22 September 1995 

52 16

 Story Outline 28 September 1995 

52 17

 Story Outline 2 October 1995 

52 18

 Untitled Egypt Project 

Historical Note

This sub-series contains Margulies' files for the lengthy pre-production period of an untitled miniseries that was to tell the story of Akenhaten and Nefertiti. The miniseries, whose script was written by Carmen Culver, was to be filmed in various places in the Middle East, but never made it out of pre-production due to its expensive budget.

Scope and Content

This sub-series contains the files Margulies maintained while his project about Ancient Egypt was in pre-production. These files include information from location scouts, correpsondence about the logistical problems that might arise by filming on location in Egypt, various drafts of the miniseries' script outline, research files and treatments for the shows seven episodes.

Box Folder

 Accounting - Check Requests 

66 28

 Accounting - General Information 

66 29

 Animals 

66 30

 [Arabic Signatures] 

32 4

 Art Department 

32 5

 Beneficiary Forms 

32 6

 Blacks 

66 30-31

 Book 

32 7

 Cast - General Information - File #1 

63 1

 Casting File #2 

32 8

 Credits 

63 2

 Crew 

32 9

 Deal Memos 

32 10

 Directors 

32 11

 Expenses 

63 3

 General Correspondence 

32 12

 Governments #1 

32 13

 Governments #2 

32 14

 Immigration Information 

32 15

 Institute for Antiquity & Christianity 

32 16

 Letter of Agreement 

32 17

 Locations - Location Contracts 

32 18

 Location Scout 

32 19

 Locations - General 

32 20

 Locations - General Information 

63 4

 Locations - Travelling Notebook 

32 21

 Makeup - Hair 

32 22

 Miscellaneous Information 

63 5

 Music 

32 23

 Network 

32 24

 Network Notes 

32 25

 Notebook #1 

32 26

 Office Information - Memoranda 

32 27

 Office Supplies - Requisitions 

32 28

 Outline 

63 6

 Publicity 

63 7

 Research 

32 29

 Research 

63 11

 [Research] 

63 8-10

 Research #1 

63 12

 Research #2 

63 13

 Research #3 

63 14-15

 [Research] - Gary Credle 

32 30

 Resumes 

32 31

 Schedules #1 

32 32

 Script - Outline Early Notes Show #1 undated 

32 33-34

 Script - Outline Early Notes Show #2 undated 

32 35-36

 Script - Outline Early Notes Shows #3 & #5 undated 

32 37

 Script - Outline Early Notes Shows #6 & #7 undated 

32 38

 Service Companies 

32 39

 Set Construction 

32 40

 Set Decoration 

32 41

 Special Effects 

32 42

 Staff & Crew 

32 43

 Telex Information - Cables, Answers, etc. 

32 44

 Transportation - General Information 

32 45

 Transportation - Itineraries 

32 46

 Treatment - Shows #1 & #2 

32 47

 Treatment - Shows #3 & #4 

32 48

 Treatment - Shows #5 & #6 

32 49

 Treatment - Second Draft Shows #1-3 August 1984 

32 50

 Treatment - Second Draft Shows #4-6 August 1984 

33 1

 Treatment - Second Draft Show #7 August 1984 

33 2

 Wardrobe 

33 3

 Warner Bros. 

33 4

 Fast Forward 

Historical Note

Fast Forward (also known as  Would I Lie to You?) was to be a made-for-TV movie produced by Stan Margulies in the late 1980s. The script for the movie was written by Jurgen Wolff.

Scope and Content

This series contains the files maintained by Margulies while the TV movie Fast Foward was in pre-production. These files include correspondence, notes on the film's script and various versions of the film's script and outline.

Box Folder

 Cast, Director, Producer 

52 19

 Correspondence 

52 20

 Legal 

52 21

 Miscellaneous 

52 22-23

 Network Notes 

33 7

 [Notes] 

33 5

 Outline 

33 8

 Script - First Draft 9 February 1988 

33 9

 Script - First Draft 9 February 1988 

33 10

 Script - First Draft 26 February 1988 

33 11

 Script - First Draft 26 February 1988 

33 12

 Script - Second Draft 26 February 1988 

33 13

 Script - Second Draft 26 February 1988 

33 14-154

 Script Revised 6 June 1988 

63 16

 Script Notes 23 June 1988 

63 17

 Script, Would I Lie to You? - Revised Draft 23 June 1988 

33 17

 Script, Would I Lie to You? - NBC Revised Draft 14 July 1988 

33 18

 Script - NBC First Draft 5 June 1989 

52 27

 Script - NBC First Draft 5 June 1989 

63 18-19

 Script - NBC Revised Draft 14 July 1989 

52 28-29

 Script - NBC Revised Draft 14 July 1989 

63 20

 Script - Would I Lie to You? - NBC Revised Draft 27 October 1989 

63 21

 Script, Would I Lie to You? - NBC Second Revised Draft 30 October 1989 

33 19

 Script, Would I Lie to You? - First Draft 18 April 1994 

33 20

 Script - First Revised Draft undated 

33 16

 Short Story - "Fast Forward" undated 

33 21

 Short Story - "Something to Do" undated 

33 22

 Script undated 

52 24

 Script - First Draft undated 

52 25

 Script - First Draft undated 

52 26

 Untitled 

33 6

 Father's Day 

Historical Note

Stan Margulies tried to produce Father's Day as a made-for-TV movie in the mid-1990s.

Scope and Content

This sub-series contains the files Margulies maintained while attempting to produce the TV movie Father's Day. These files include various versions of the film's script and correspondence.

Box Folder

 Correspondence 

33 23

 Revised Story Outline 3 February 1994 

33 24

 Revised Story Outline #2 15 February 1994 

33 25

 Revised Story Outline #3 18 February 1994 

33 26

 Script - First Draft 5 April 1994 

33 27

 Script - First Draft with Notes 5 April 1994 

33 28

 Script - Revised First Draft 13 April 1994 

33 29

 Script - Second Revised First Draft 29 April 1994 

33 30

 Script - Third Revised First Draft 4 May 1994 

33 31

 Script - Third Revised First Draft with Notes 4 May 1994 

33 32

 Script - First Revision 31 May 1994 

34 1

 Script - Second Draft 31 May 1994 

34 2

 Script - Second Draft 6 June 1994 

34 3

 Script - Second Draft 6 June 1994 

52 30

 Script - Revised Second Draft 21 June 1994 

34 4

 Script - Second Revised Draft 21 June 1994 

34 5

 Story Outline 

34 6

 Treatment 

34 7

 Island Force One 

Historical Note

Island Force One was to be a prime time television series about the Pacific Basin Tactical Force, a law enforcement group with the code name Island Force One, which was created to assist the local police of Pacific Basin countries and territories in the face of a growing crime rate. The series' pilot and outline were written by Charles Peck, Jr.

Scope and Content

This sub-series contains the files Margulies maintained while trying to produce the pilot for the TV show Island Force One. These files include deal memos, notes and various versions of the show's pilot.

Box Folder

 Correspondence 

63 23

 Deal Memos 

42 8

 Original Treatment 

42 10

 Research 

63 24

 Script - First Draft 24 November 1987 

42 9

 Script - Pilot Story - First Draft with Revisions undated 

42 11

 Script - Pilot Story Outline - Charles K. Peck, Jr. undated 

42 12

 Story Notes 

42 13-14

 JeffandJoe 

Historical Note

JeffandJoe was to be a made-for-TV movie based on the true story of the friendship between Jeff Westerberg and Joe Galarza and their botched suicide pact of November 17, 1980. The script for the movie was written by Joseph Morgenstern.

Scope and Content

This sub-series contains the files Margulies maintained while trying to produce JeffandJoe. These files include various versions of the film's script, outline and treatment, and legal and research files.

Box Folder

 Expenses 

34 8

 Joe Morgrnstern 

34 9

 Legal (Galarza) 

34 10-11

 Legal (Westerberg) 

34 12

 Morgenstern 

34 13

 Outline 

34 14-15

 Research 

34 16

 Research #1 

34 17

 Script February 1985 

34 22-23

 Script - Second Draft 28 August 1985 

34 24

 Script - Final Draft 31 March 1986 

34 25-28

 Script Undated 

34 18-20

 Script with Notes Undated 

34 21

 Script undated 

23 23-24

 Script undated 

23 22

 John Brown 

Historical Note

Between 1991 and 1993, Margulies was involved with producing a made-for-TV movie based on John Brown's life and his raid on Harper's Ferry for TNT. During early pre-production, the program was known as John Brown, but it was also referred to as  Harper's Ferry. TNT pulled out of production in May 1993. Margulies' partner for the production was Quincy Jones.

Scope and Content

This sub-series contains the files Margulies maintained while trying to produce a project based on the life of John Brown and his raid on Harper's Ferry. These files include research, correspondence and various versions of the movie's script.

Box Folder

 Correspondence 

42 15-17

 [Miscellaneous] 

42 18

 [Research] 

42 19-21

 Script - First Draft 2 October 1992 

43 2

 Script - First Draft 9 October 1992 

43 4

 Script - First Draft with Notes 9 October 1992 

43 5

 Script - Revised First Draft with Notes 12 November 1992 

43 6

 Script - Revised First Draft 20 November 1992 

43 7

 Script - Second Revision 4 February 1993 

43 8

 Script - Second Revision 4 February 1993 

43 9

 Script - Second Revision 4 February 1993 

43 10

 Script - Third Revision 17 February 1993 

34 29

 Script - Third Revision 17 February 1993 

43 11

 Script undated 

42 22

 Script - First Draft with Stan's Notes undated 

43 3

 [Script Binder] 

42 23

 [Script Notes] 

43 1
Box

 VHS - The Civil War: Episode One - "The Cause" 

77

 VHS - John Brown (2 tapes) 

82

 VHS - John Brown's Raid: To Do Battle in the Land 

77

 Ken Trevey 

Scope and Content

This sub-series contains project ideas pitched to Stan Margulies by the writer Ken Trevey.

Box Folder

 Blitz - Research 

63 25

 Blitz - Treatment September 1986 

29 20

 General 

29 21-24

 Powerhouse - Treatment Spring 1987 

29 25

 Rio Run 

29 26

 Treatment - Squeeze Play 9 October 1986 

29 27

 The Kentucky Cycle 

Historical Note

The Kentucky Cycle was to be an HBO miniseries based on the Pulitzer-prize winning play of the same name by Robert Schenkkan. The miniseries, which entered production in 1995, was to be directed by Keven Costner. Margulies was to be one of its executive producers.

Scope and Content

This sub-series contains the files maintained by Margulies while producing The Kentucky Cycle. These files include budgets, deal memos, notes, location information and various versions of the miniseries' script.

Box

 Audiocassette - NPR Recording 

79
Box Folder

 #7 Cuts 

52 32

 #8 Cuts 

52 33

 1993 Budget 

34 32

 Budget - Canada 

34 33

 Budget Notes 

35 1

 Canada Research 

35 2

 Casting 

35 3

 Correspondence 

35 4

 Cost Memos 

35 5

 Director 

35 6

 Directors 

34 31

 HBO - My Deal 

35 7

 Location Memos 

35 8

 Miscellaneous 

35 9

 Miscellaneous Notes 

35 10

 Nick Offerman 

52 31

 Oak Tree 

55 14-16

 Photos 

35 11

 Play Reviews, Etc. 

35 12

 [Press and Publicity] 

64 2

 Production Binder - Canada 

35 13-15

 [Production File] 

34 30

 [Production File] 

53 1-4

 [Production File] 

64 1

 Production Notes 

35 16
Box

 Schedule Boards 

78
Box Folder

 Script - Part Two 10 May 1993 

35 18-20

 Script - Part Three 10 May 1993 

35 21

 Script - Part One 14 May 1993 

35 22-23

 Script - HBO Second Revision 1 August 1993 

35 24-26

 Script, Part Two - HBO Second Revision 1 August 1993 

35 27

 Script, Part Three - HBO Second Revision 17 August 1993 

35 28

 Script, Part One - Intiman Version 1 June 1991 

53 11

 Script - Part One 1992 

53 12-13

 Script, Part One - First Draft with Notes 19 November 1992 

53 14

 Script, Part One - First Draft B 5 January 1993 

53 15

 Script, Part One - First Draft B with Notes 5 January 1993 

53 16

 Script, Part Two - First Draft 27 January 1993 

53 17

 Script, Part Two - First Draft with Notes 27 January 1993 

53 18

 Script, Part Three - First Draft 10 February 1993 

53 19

 Script, Part Three - First Draft with Notes 10 February 1993 

53 20

 Script, Part One - HBO First Draft 16 February 1993 

53 21

 Script, Part One - HBO First Draft with Notes 16 February 1993 

53 22

 Script, Part Two - HBO First Draft 16 February 1993 

53 23

 Script, Part Two - HBO First Draft with Notes 16 February 1993 

53 24

 Script, Part Three - HBO First Draft 12 March 1993 

54 1

 Script, Part Three - HBO First Draft with Notes 12 March 1993 

54 2

 Script, Part Three - HBO First Draft 23 March 1993 

54 3

 Script, Part Three - HBO First Draft 23 March 1993 

54 4

 Script, Part One - HBO Revision 21 May 1993 

54 5

 Script, Part Two - HBO Revision 21 May 1993 

54 6

 Script, Part Three - HBO Revision 21 May 1993 

54 7

 Script, Part One - HBO Revision with Notes 21 May 1993 

54 8

 Script, Part Two - HBO Revision with Notes 21 May 1993 

54 9

 Script, Part Three - HBO Revision with Notes 21 May 1993 

54 10

 Script - Second Revision 9 August 1993 

54 11

 Script - Cut Sequences 19 September 1994 

54 12

 Script - Part One Undated 

35 29

 Script with Notes Undated 

53 5

 Script, Part One - HBO Second Revision Undated 

53 6

 Script, Part Two - HBO Second Revision Undated 

53 7

 Script, Part Three - HBO Second Revision Undated 

53 8

 Script, Part II - Intiman Version Undated 

53 9

 Script - Which Side Are You On? Undated 

53 10

 Script and Schenkkan Corr. Notes 

35 17

 Set List 

35 30

 Stan - Notes on #3, Play 7 

54 13

 UPM 

35 31

 Why Me? 

Historical Note

Why Me?, which was also known as  Blue Leader, was to be a made-for-TV movie based on the book  Why Me by Garrett Porter and Patricia Norris. The script for the movie was adapted by Cynthia Cherbak.

Scope and Content

This sub-series contains the files Margulies maintained while trying to produce the made-for-TV movie Why Me?. These files include deal memos, correspondence, notes and outlines of the story's plot.

Box Folder

 Correspondence 

41 12

 Deal Memo 

41 13

 Interviews 

41 14

 Notes 

65 3

 Notes - Suggested Scenes 

41 15

 Notes - Visualization 

41 16

 Outline with Notes 20 July 1988 

41 17

 Outline 15 August 1988 

41 18

 Research 

65 4-5

 Lewis & Clark 

Historical Note

This sub-series contains the files Margulies maintained while attempting to produce an unspecified project about Meriwether Lewis and William Clark. He collected a number outlines and scripts on the topic from different authors.

Scope and Content

This sub-series contains the files maintained by Margulies while attempting to produce an untitled project about Meriwether Lewis and William Clark. These files include outlines and scripts for projects by various authors.

Box Folder

 General 

35 33

 Miniseries Proposal 

35 32

 Outline 

35 34

 Outlines 

35 35

 Script - First Draft 14 May 1982 

35 36

 Script - First Draft 27 May 1982 

35 38

 Script - First Draft with Notes undated 

35 37

 Lone Star/  The Chanuka Bush 

Historical Note

In 1984, Margulies tried to produce a miniseries based on Barbara Barrie's book Lone Star. The miniseries was given working titles of  The Chanuka Bush and  The Torn Shirt, but never aired.

Scope and Content

This sub-series contains the files Margulies maintained while trying to make a miniseries out of Barbara Barrie's book Lone Star. These files include typed manuscripts of Barrie's book, correspondence and treatments.

Box Folder

 Chapters 

36 1

 [Characterizations & Notes] 

36 2

 Correspondence 

36 3

 Lone Star 

36 4

 Manuscript 

36 5-6

 Manuscript 

36 7-8

 Manuscript 14 September 1989 

36 9-10

 Notes 

36 11

 Proof Sheets 27 February 1990 

36 12-13

 Research 

36 14

 Storyline 

36 15

 Treatment 2 March 1988 

36 16-17

 Lonely Eagles 

Historical Note

Lonely Eagles was to be a made-for-TV movie depicting the role of the Tuskegee Airmen in fighting for the United States in World War II. The movie, which was never produced, was also known as  The Great Freeman Field Mutiny. The script Margulies wanted to used was written by Ernie Kinoy.

Scope and Content

This sub-series contains the files Margulies maintained for an unproduced project about the Tuskegee Airmen. These files include research and legal files and various versions of scripts that could have been used for the project.

Box Folder

 The Great Freeman Field Mutiny 

43 12

 The Great Freeman Field Mutiny 10 April 1981 

43 13

 Legal 

43 14

 Network - CBS 

43 15-16

 Performers 

42 17

 Research 

43 18

 Budget 

64 3

 Research 

64 4-5

 Research 

64 6-9

 Writer 

64 10
Box

 Wings for This Man (reel to reel recording) 

76

 Operation Butterfly 

Historical Note

The miniseries Operation Butterfly was also known as  Rendezvous with Destiny and  Rising Star, Setting Sun. It was based on a story by Charles Peck, Jr. The program was to be a Stan Margulies Production for Warner Brothers Television.

Scope and Content

This sub-series contains the files maintained by Margulies while attempting to produce the miniseries known as Operation Butterfly,  Rising Star, Setting Sun or  Rendezvous with Destiny. These files contains various versions of scripts under all three names, research files, budget information and legal files.

Box Folder

 Casting - Rising Star, Setting Sun 

64 11

 Catalinas (Flying Boat) 

36 18

 Charles Peck 

54 14

 Charles Peck - Rising Star 

54 15

 Charles Peck - Rising Sun 

54 16

 Credits - Rising Star, Setting Sun 

36 19

 Crew - Rising Star, Setting Sun 

64 12

 Expenses, General - Rising Star, Setting Sun 

36 20

 Japan 

64 13

 Language - Foreign Dialogue 

64 14

 Legal - Rising Star, Setting Sun 

36 21

 Literary - Rising Star, Setting Sun 

64 15

 Locations - Rising Star, Setting Sun 

64 16

 [Miscellaneous Notes] 

36 22

 Navy Liaison and Technical Advise 

36 23

 Network (NBC) - Rising Star, Setting Sun 

36 24

 Props 

36 25

 Outline - Rising Star, Setting Sun 

36 26

 Outline - Rising Star, Setting Sun 1 March 1983 

36 30

 Peck Jr., Charles K. - Rising Star, Setting Sun 

36 27

 [Research] 

64 17

 [Research File] 

64 18-19

 Research File #2 

54 17

 Research File #3 

64 20

 Research File #4 

36 28

 Research File #4 

64 21

 Resumes 

36 29

 Screenings 

36 31

 Script, Show 2 - First Draft 1984 

36 33-34

 Script, Show 3 - First Draft 1984 

36 35-36

 Script, Show 1 - First Draft February 1984 

36 37-39

 Script, Show 3 - Second Draft 7 April 1984 

37 1

 Script, Part 2 - Second Draft 7 April 1984 

37 2-3

 Script, Show 1 - Second Draft 7 April 1984 

37 4-5

 Script, Rendezvous with Destiny - Show One 7 April 1984 

25 3

 Script, Rendezvous with Destiny - Show Two 7 April 1984 

25 4

 Script, Rendezvous with Destiny - Show Three 7 April 1984 

25 5

 Script, Rising Star, Setting Sun undated 

30 13-14

 Script Notes 

36 32

 [Ships] 

37 6

 Stan's Notes 

64 22

 [Submarine] 

37 7

 [Submarines] 

37 8

 Submarines - USS Becuna 

37 9

 Submarines - USS Silversides 

37 10

 Titles 

37 11

 Writer - JP Miller 

37 12

 Raintree County 

Historical Note

Raintree County was to be a miniseries based on the novel of the same name by Ross Lockridge, Jr. and adpated for TV by William Hanley. The Stan Margulies Company produced it for MGM/UA in the late 1980s, but the program never completed filming.

Scope and Content

This sub-series contains the files maintained by Stan Margulies while attempting produce the miniseries Raintree County. These files include deal memos, location photographs, correspondence, budgets and various versions of the miniseries' script.

Box Folder

 Correspondence 

37 15

 Coverage 

37 16

 Coverage - Author's Version 10 February 1987 

37 17

 Coverage - Chronological Version 10 February 1987 

37 18

 Cowton - Interiors 

64 39-40

 Cowton - Wichita, Kansas 

64 33-38

 Deal Memos 

37 19

 Expenses 

37 20

 Fort Scott, Kansas 

64 42-46

 Location Folder - Abilene, Kansas 

64 24-31

 Location Folder - Cottonwood Falls 

64 32

 Locations 

54 18

 Miscellaneous Closeups - Cowtown 

64 41

 Miscellaneous Correspondence 

54 19

 Production Notes 

54 20

 Script, Book One - First Draft 13 June 1987 

37 28

 Script, Part One - First Draft 13 June 1987 

37 29

 Script, Part One - First Draft 13 June 1987 

37 30

 Script, Part One - First Draft with Notes 13 June - 18 November 1987 

37 31

 Script - Part Two, First Draft 18 August 1987 

37 32

 Script, Part Two - First Draft 18 August 1987 

37 33

 Script, Part Two - First Draft with Notes 18 August 1987 

37 34

 Script, Book Three - First Draft 30 September 1987 

38 1

 Script, Part Three - First Draft 30 September 1987 

38 2

 Script, Part Three - First Draft with Notes 30 September 1987 

38 3

 Script, Part Two - First Draft with Revisions 24 November 1987 

38 6

 Script, Part One - First Draft 24 November 1987 

38 4

 Script, Part One - First Draft 24 November 1987 

38 5

 Script, Part One - First Draft 30 November 1987 

38 7

 Script, Part One - First Draft with Stan's Notes 30 November 1987 

38 8

 Script, Part One - First Draft with Stan's Notes 30 November 1987 

38 9

 Script, Part Two - First Draft 30 November 1987 

38 10

 Script, Part Two - First Draft with Stan's Notes 30 November 1987 

38 11

 Script, Part Two - First Draft with Stan's Notes 30 November 1987 

38 12

 Script, Part Three - First Draft 30 November 1987 

54 27

 Script, Part Three - First Draft with Stan's Notes 30 November 1987 

55 1

 Script, Part Three - First Draft with Stan's Notes 30 November 1987 

55 2

 Script, Part One - First Draft undated 

54 22

 Script, Part Two - First Draft undated 

54 23

 Script, Part Two - First Draft undated 

54 24

 Script, Part Three - First Draft undated 

54 25

 Script, Part Three - First Draft undated 

54 26

 Script, Part One - First Draft, Coverage - Author's Version, Coverage - Chronological undated 

37 21-22

 Script, Part One - First Draft undated 

37 23

 Script, Part Two - First Draft undated 

37 24

 Script, Part Three - First Draft undated 

37 25

 Script, Part Three - First Draft undated 

37 26

 Script, Part Three - First Draft undated 

37 27

 Script, Part One - First Draft undated 

54 21

 Story Notes 

55 3

 Rock Hudson 

Historical Note

In 1989, Margulies tried to produce a four-hour Rock Hudson biopic for NBC. The script for the project was written by Carmen Culver, and the project was considerably along in the pre-production process before it was killed.

Scope and Content

This sub-series contains the files maintained by Margulies while producing a Rock Hudson biopic. These files include correspodence, notes, legal and expense information, reasearch files and various versions of the program's script.

Box Folder

 Correspondence 

38 13

 Expenses 

38 14

 Legal 

38 15

 Liberace Material 

38 16-17

 Meetings 

38 18

 NBC Notes 

38 19

 Notes 

38 20

 Oral Presentation 

38 21-22

 Research 

38 23

 Script, Show One - First Draft 22 July 1989 

38 24

 Script, Show One - First Draft 5 August 1989 

38 25

 Script, Show Two 16 August 1989 

38 26

 Script, Show One - First Draft 28 August 1989 

38 27

 Script, Show Two - First Draft 28 August 1989 

38 28

 Script, Show One - Revised Draft 31 October 1989 

39 1

 Script, Show Two - Revised Draft 31 October 1989 

39 2

 Script, Show Two 23 January 1990 

39 3

 Savage Grace 

Historical Note

Savage Grace, which was to be a two part miniseries, was based on the 1986 book of the same name by Natalie Robins and Steven Aronson. The book tells the true-crime story of the murder of Barbara Daly Baekeland in 1979, and was to be produced by the Stan Magulies Company. The program's script was written by JP Miller.

Scope and Content

This sub-series contains the files maintained by Margulies while producing the two-part miniseries Savage Grace. These files include correspondence about legal clearances, casting and the network, research files and various versions of the program's script.

Box Folder

 Casting 

39 4

 Expenses, General 

39 5

 General Correspondence 

39 6

 Legal 

39 7

 [Legal] 

39 8

 Network 

39 9

 Notes 

39 10

 Publicity and Promotion 

65 2

 Releases 

39 11

 Research 

39 12

 Resumes 

39 13

 Outline 13 May 1985 

39 14

 Script, Part One - First Draft 16 August 1985 

39 15

 Script, Part Two - First Draft 16 August 1985 

39 16

 Script, Part One - First Revision 15 October 1985 

39 17

 Script, Part One - Revised First Draft 30 October 1985 

39 18

 Script, Part Two - Revised First Draft 30 October 1985 

39 19

 Script, Part Two - Revised First Draft 30 October 1985 

39 20

 Script, Part One - Second Revision 7 March 1986 

39 21

 Script, Part One - Second Revision 7 March 1986 

39 22-23

 Script, Part Two - Second Revision 7 March 1986 

39 24

 Script, Part One - Third Revision 5, 11 May 1986 

39 26

 Script, Part One - Third Revision 5, 11 May 1986 

39 27-28

 Script, Part Two - Third Revision 22 May 1986 

39 29

 Script, Part Two - Third Revision 22 May 1986 

39 30

 Script, Part Two - Third Revision 22 May 1986 

39 31

 Script, Part Two - Third Revision 22 May 1986 

40 1

 Script, Part Two - Third Revision 22 May 1986 

40 2

 Script, Part Two - Third Revision 22 May 1986 

40 3

 Script, Part One undated 

55 4

 Script, Part Two undated 

55 5

 Script, Part Two - Second Revision undated 

39 25

 Standards & Practices 

40 4

 Story 

40 5

 Travel 

40 6

 Writers 

65 1

 Texas 

Historical Note

In 1985, Margulies began to produce a miniseries adaption of James Michener's novel Texas for ABC. It never aired.

Scope and Content

This sub-series contains the files maintained by Margulies while producing the miniseries Texas. These files include outlines of the miniseries' story and a typescript draft of the novel on which the miniseries was to be based.

Box Folder

 Bible May 1985 

40 7

 Manuscript - Part 1-2 

40 15

 Manuscript - Part 2-3 

40 16

 Manuscript - Part 3-4 

40 17

 Manuscript - Part 4-5 

40 18

 Manuscript - Part 5-6 

40 19

 Manuscript - Part 6-7 

40 20

 Manuscript - Part 7 

40 21

 Manuscript - Part 8-9 

41 1

 Manuscript - Part 9 

41 2

 Manuscript - Part 10 

41 3

 Manuscript - Part 10-11 

41 4

 Manuscript - Part 12 

41 5

 Manuscript - Part 13 

41 6

 Manuscript - Part 13-14 

41 7

 Manuscript - Part 14 

41 8

 Outline 

40 8-9

 Outline - First Draft 7 April 1986 

40 10

 Outline - First Draft 7 April 1986 

40 11

 Outline - First Draft 7 April 1986 

40 12

 Outline - First Draft 7 April 1986 

40 13

 Outline - First Draft 7 April 1986 

40 14

 [Production File] 

41 9

 Revised Bible July 1985 

41 10-11

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Series 35:  Miscellaneous Projects 

Scope and Content

This series contain the files Margulies maintained on story ideas and projects that never made it to pre-production. Most of the files contain either research materials (mainly books and magazine articles) or project scripts, outlines or treatments.

Arrangement

This series is arranged in alphabetical order by file name.

Box Folder

 30 Days 

20 27

 Agency 

20 28

 Alex Haley - Where Is My Child? 

65 6

 Aller - Stranger in Our House 

49 15

 Amarna 

20 29

 American Playhouse 

21 1

 Americans Abroad - Research 

21 2

 Amerikanski 

21 3

 Articles 

49 16

 Articles & Projects 

49 17

 Assessment of Men (OSS) 

65 7-8
Box

 Audiobook - More Than Meets the Eye, by Joan Brock 

82

 Audiocassettes - George Roberts Interview (2 tapes) 

79
Box Folder

 Barbara Barrie 

21 4-6

 Barbara Barrie - Lone Star 

21 7-8

 Barbara Barrie - 2nd Book 

21 9

 Beauty Pageant - Michelle Anderson 

65 9

 Bed & Breakfast 

21 13

 Bert Williams 

21 14-15

 Berton Roueche - Get Me Galveston 

49 18-19

 Bess Myerson 

21 16

 Bob Redman, Treeman 

21 17

 Bob Redman, Treeman - Man Up a Tree 

21 18

 Brazilian Series Idea Notes 26 September 1987 

65 10

 Brooklyn Bridge is Falling Down 

21 19

 Bruce Murkoff 

65 11

 Daily Production Papers 

65 12

 Burning Spear, by Digby Wolfe 

21 20

 The Burt Williams Story 

21 21

 Cabaret 

21 22

 Camille 

21 23-24

 Certificates and Diplomas 

65 27

 Charles Peck 

21 25

 Charles Peck 

21 26

 Christmas Cards 1986 

65 28

 The Circle Times 

21 27

 The Circle Times 

21 28

 The Circle Times 

21 29

 City of Angels 

22 1

 Civil Rights 

22 2

 Colfax Family 

22 3

 Collision Course 5 November 1975 

22 4

 The Confessor 

22 5

 The Continuing Story of Benjamin Rush 

22 6

 C.R.A.S.H. 15 March 1988 

22 7

 Cynthia Ideas 

49 20

 The Dandy Man - Revised First Draft 

22 8

 A Dangerous Girl - by Jeannie Sakol 

49 21

 Dawn 

22 9

 Desperate 

22 10

 Desperate 

22 11

 Disease Detectives 

22 12-13

 The Disappearance 

22 14-16

 Doggin' Around 1992 

22 17

 Dori - Series 

22 18

 Dr. Jekyll and Ms. Hyde 

22 19

 Echoes of Hate - J. Wolff 

22 20

 Eddie Sanchez (Guber-Peters) 

22 21

 Emma 

22 22

 Eyeshot 

22 23-25

 Family Tree 1 April 1997 

49 22

 Father's Day - Revised Story Outline 18 February 1994 

22 26-27

 Father's Day 21 June 1994 

22 28

 FBI 

22 29

 Fear of Fifty 

22 30

 Find the Children 

22 31

 First Ladies 

22 32

 The Fugu Plan 

22 33

 Fugue 

49 23

 Gang's All Here 

22 34

 The Gathering Storm 

23 1

 General Marshall 

23 2

 The Gentleman Bandit 

23 3

 Gerry Fried 

49 24-26

 Get Me Galveston 

23 4

 Get Me Galveston 

49 27

 Get Me Galveston 

49 28

 The Gods of Greece 

23 5

 Grandmothers as Mothers - Notes 

23 6

 Grandmothers as Mothers - Research/Articles 

65 13

 Grass Widow 

23 7

 Guccis 

23 8

 Hal Corley Material 

23 9

 Harrow Alley 

23 10-11

 Helen of Troy 

23 12

 Home Games 

23 13

 Home Games Screenplay 

49 29

 The Honorable Sam Houston - Revised 19 November 1974 

23 14

 Hot Cheeks (UC in Thailand) 

23 15

 Houdini 

23 16

 Hundredth Monkey 

23 17

 Hundredth Monkey March 1985 

23 18

 Ideas 

49 30

 I Miss My Mind 

23 19

 Inside the Big Story 

23 20

 Institute of Light 

23 21

 James Dean 

49 31

 Jennifer O'Neill 

23 25
Box

 Joan Brock MDRT 1993 

82
Box Folder

 Joe Morgenstern - General 

49 32

 Joe Morgenstern - Texas Convict Story 

49 33

 John Manjuro 

23 26

 John Sherlock 

23 27

 Jolly Pink Jungle - Final Screenplay 28 June 1967 

23 28

 Jolly Pink Jungle - Final Screenplay 28 June 1967 

23 29

 Jordan and Company 6 November 1995 

23 30

 Jordan and Company 16 November 1995 

23 31

 The Joystick Gypsies 

23 32

 Judy - Sid Cuft 

23 33

 Jurgen Wolff 

49 34

 Jurgen Wolff - Ideas 

49 35

 Jurgen Wolff - Philippines 

49 36

 Jurgen Wolff - The Return 

49 37

 Karmic Capers 

23 34

 Kelsey Grammer 

23 35

 La Fin Du Jour 

23 36

 Laskos 

23 37-38

 Leap of Faith 

23 39

 Lethal Louise 

23 40

 The Leyden Papyrus 

23 41

 Like Hell - First Draft 

24 1

 Like Hell - First Draft 

24 2

 The Lincoln Motion Picture Company Blues/Very Black and White 

24 3

 Lloyd's of London - Deal Memo 

24 4

 Lloyd's of London (  The Risk Takers) 29 August 1988 

24 5

 Lloyd's of London - Research 

65 15

 Lord of the Night 

24 6

 Matt Henson 

24 8

 McMartin Case 

65 16-17

 Medical Detective 

49 38-39

 Medical Fraud 

65 18

 Merman 

49 40

 Merman 

49 41

 Michael and the Search for Mastery 

24 9

 The Militant & Mrs. Wilson 

49 42

 [Miscellaneous Publicity] 

65 19-21

 Miscellaneous & Story Ideas 

49 43

 Miss Toklas & Katz 

49 44

 More than Meets the Eye Script - First Revision 

50 1

 More than Meets the Eye Script - First Revision 9 February 1995 

50 2

 Morningtown Train - by Gerald Fried 

50 3-4

 Morningtown Train - by Gerald Fried 

50 5

 A Most Contagious Game 

24 10

 Mother Undercover 

24 11

 Mother was a P.I. 

24 12

 Moviola - "Scandal" 

24 13

 My Son is Innocent 

50 6

 Night People 

50 7

 Nothing Personal 5 March 1972 

24 14

 On Borrowed Time 

50 8

 On the Hook 

24 15

 On the Hook 

24 16

 The Order 

24 17

 OSS by R. Harris Smith 

24 18-19

 [ OSS Research] 

24 20

 Out of Egypt 

24 21

 Out of Egypt 

24 22-23

 Outward Bound in NYC 

50 9

 Pamela Chais Project - Notes 

24 24

 The Passion of Private Leroy 

50 10

 The Passion of Private Leroy 

50 11-12

 Pasternak 

50 13

 Patton 

24 25

 Paul Robeson File #1 

65 22

 Paul Robeson File #2 

65 23

 Pie in the Sky 15 July 1994 

24 26

 Pieces to be Written 

50 14

 Poland - First Draft 

24 27

 Priests Today 

24 28-30

 Public Defender - Deal Memo 

37 13

 Public Defender - Mitch Paradise Notes 

37 14

 Public Defender - Research/Articles 

64 23

 Pursuit 

24 31

 Pursuit - Treatment 

24 32

 Quiet Victory 

24 33
Box

 Quiet Victory - Watts Summer Games, KNBC News (VHS) 12 June 

82
Box Folder

 Quiz Show Scandal 

24 34

 The Rage of Strangers 

25 1

 The Renaissance 1991 

25 2

 Renegades 

25 6

 The Return 

65 23

 Rio Grande 

25 7

 The Risk Takers 

25 8

 Road to Emporia 

25 9

 Robin 

25 10-11

 Rockaway Boulevard 1987 

25 12

 Ross 

25 13

 Rush for Glory March 1980 

25 14

 The Sara Lee Franchise 

25 15

 Sara Lee Franchise 23 August 1979 

25 16

 The Search for Omm Setty 

25 19

 Secret Witness 

65 24

 Sharon Rogers 

65 25

 She Lives! - Final Draft May 1973 

25 20

 Sight Unseen 

50 15

 Silver Wings Treatment 

50 16

 Soon Michelle 

25 21

 Soon Michelle 

25 22

 St. Johns 

25 23

 Starlets 

25 24

 Story Ideas 

50 17

 Straight from the Heart 16 September 2002 

25 25

 The Stranger in Our House 1993 

25 26

 Street Shots 1986 

25 27

 Streetshots 

25 28

 Sullivan's Sting 

25 29

 Tattooed Countess 

25 30

 Telethon 20 June 1977 

25 31

 Terror in the Desert 

25 32

 Terry Sweeney 

25 33

 They Came to Baghdad - Script - Second Revised Draft 11 March 1981 

25 34

 They Came to Baghdad - Outline 

25 35

 They Came to Baghdad 

25 36

 They Came to Baghdad - Script - Second Revised Draft 11 March 1981 

25 37

 They Came to Baghdad - Script - Second Draft 9 February 1981 

25 38

 They Came to Baghdad - Script - First Draft 

26 1

 Three Faces West 

26 2

 Tinker's Damn 

26 3-4

 Tinker's Damn - Contract 

26 5

 To Love, Honor and Arrest 27 January 1986 

24 7

 Tony Ralph Story - Jim Retter 

26 6

 Two Kinds of Time 

26 7-8

 Undercover Mother 

26 9

 Very Black & White 

50 18-19

 Voices of Triumph 

50 20

 Vreeland 

26 10

 Walking Across Egypt 

50 21

 WASPS 

26 11-12

 West Side Story 

65 26

 West Side Story 

50 22

 West Side Story 

50 23

 When in Disguise 

50 24

 When Trumpets Call 

26 13-14

 When Trumpets Call Script 

50 25-26

 Where the Runway Ends 

26 15

 Widows 

50 27

 The Wolf Whispered Death 

50 28

 Women Over 40 

50 29

 Would I Lie to You - FAST FORWARD? 

26 16

 Writer's Block by Jurgen Wolff 

50 30

 Young Will 

26 17

 Young Will 

50 31

 Zlata 

50 32-33
Box

 VHS - Bob and Sally Bacon on Leeza 22 February 1995 

82

 VHS - Joan Brock Video Clip July 1995 

82

 VHS - Shanghai Surprise 

77

 Videocassette - The Selznick Years - Parts 1 & 2 

Box

 Videocassettes - Unidentified U-matic (2 tapes) 

76-77

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Series 36:  Stan Margulies Company 

Arrangement

This series is arranged in alphabetical order by file name.

Scope and Content

This series contains the files of the Stan Margulies Company. These files include correspondence, records storage inventories, business papers and tax forms.

Box Folder

 Chronological Correspondence 1980 

28 17-18

 Chronological Correspondence 1981 

28 19-20

 Chronological Correspondence 1982 

28 21-22

 Chronological Correspondence 

28 23-24

 Consolidated 

28 25

 Correspondence 1983 

28 26

 Correspondence 1990-1997 

28 27

 Correspondence 1992-1995 

28 28-30

 David Wolper 

50 35

 Emmy 

29 1-3

 File Storage 

29 4

 Files in Storage 1983-1984 

29 5

 General Correspondence 1982 

29 6

 General Correspondence 1981 

29 7

 General Correspondence - File #2 1979-1980 

29 8-9

 Miscellaneous 

29 10

 [Miscellaneous Story Ideas] 

50 36

 New York University 

29 11

 Office Move 26 January 1987 

29 12

 Pension Plan - Integrated Financial 

29 13

 Pension Plan - State Mutual Life Insurance 

29 14

 Rossmoor Corporation 

29 15

 Shearson/American Express 

29 16

 Submits 

50 38

 Submits 1986 

50 39

 Submits 1987 

51 1-2

 Submits 1988 

51 3

 Submits 1989 

51 4

 Submissions & Ideas circa 1960s 

50 37

 Taxes 1986 

29 17

 Taxes 1987-1990 

29 18

 Telecom Entertainment Deal 

51 5

 TMAT (The Museum of American Theatre) 

51 6

 Travel 

51 7

 Will 

29 19

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Series 37:  Personal Papers 

Scope and Content

This series contains Stan Margulies' personal papers. These papers include any papers not directly tied to a specific, identifiable project and those that Margulies had not clearly designated to be part of the papers of the Stan Margulies Company (the next series). Margulies' personal papers included photographs, crew lists, clippings files, story ideas, files documenting Margulies' activities with various professional organizations and his address book. This series also includes documents and photographs from the time Margulies spent in the Army during World War II.

Arrangement

This series is arranged in alphabetical order by file name.

Box Folder

 Activities Committee of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences 

27 1

 Actors 

27 2

 [Address Book] 

27 3-6
Box

 American Forces Network (AFN)/Willy Wonka 

Scope and Content

This files contains two reel-to-reel recordings titled American Forces Network/Willy Wonka.

68
Box Folder

 Anecdotes 

27 7
Box

 Audiocassette - The Best of Old Time Radio: The Jack Benny Program 

79

 Audiocassette - Radiola: The Maltese Falcon 

79

 Awards, Certificates and Framed Photographs 

74-75

 Birthday Card 

85

 CDs - Music 

79-81
Box Folder

 Chronological Correspondence 1982 

67 21

 Clipping 

27 8

 Clippings 1964-1969 

27 9

 Clippings and Ephemera 

67 1-2

 Clips 

27 10

 Clips 

67 3

 Clips 

67 4-5

 Clips 

67 6-8
Box

 Clips 

67
Box Folder

 Correspondence 

27 11

 Crew Lists - 500 lb. Jerk,  If It's Tuesday 

27 12

 Crew Lists - A Bunny's Tale,  Broken Angel 

27 13

 Crew Lists - Caribbean Mystery,  Sparkling Cyanide 

27 14

 Crew Lists - Killer in the Family,  One is a Lonely Number 

27 15

 Crew Lists - Morning After,  I Love My Wife 

27 16

 Crew Lists - Moviola 

27 17

 Crew Lists - Murder is Easy,  Mystic Warrior 

27 18

 Crew Lists - Roots 

27 19

 Crew Lists - Separate but Equal 

27 20

 Crew Lists - She Lives,  Collision Course 

27 21

 Crew Lists - Thorn Birds 

27 22

 Crew Lists - Visions of 8 

27 23

 Crew Lists - Willy Wonka,  Honorable Sam Houston 

27 24

 Director - Credits 

27 25-26

 Directors 

27 27

 Directors - Current 

27 28

 Docudrama 

27 29-30

 Emmy '77 

67 11-12

 General Correspondence File #2 1979-1980 

67 22
Box

 Hatikvah Sheet Music 

84
Box Folder

 Iris Cantor Center 

50 34

 Ken Ziffren 

67 23

 Miniseries 

27 31

 [Miscellaneous] 

67 24
Box

 Miscellaneous Magazines & Magazine Clippings 

84
Box Folder

 MPAAI 

27 32

 Museum of Broadcasting 

27 33

 National Council for Families & Television 

27 34

 New York Apartment 

27 35

 Office Decoration 

67 25

 Pension Plan - Cantor/Fitzgerald 

27 36

 Personal Income Taxes 1990 

27 37

 Photos 

27 38

 Photos 

27 39

 Photos 

27 41

 Photos 

27 42

 Photos 

67 13
Box

 Photos 

85
Box Folder

 Photos - Academy Awards 1957 

27 40

 Photos & Clippings c. 1942-1944 

27 43

 Photos - Negatives, Contact Sheets and Slides 

28 1

 Photos - NYU Award 

28 2

 Photos - Portraits 

28 3

 Photographs - I Love My Wife,  If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium, Studio Portraits 

28 4

 Photographs - Separate But Equal,  Out on a Limb,  Roots - Production 

28 5

 Politics 

67 14

 Pressure Groups 

28 6

 Production Costs 

28 7

 [Press and Publicity] 

67 15

 Publicity 

67 16-17

 Quotes 

28 8

 Roots I Audit 

67 27

 Roots II Audit 1982 

67 26

 Script Log 1975-1989 

25 17-18

 Script Log 1969 - 1975 

28 9-10

 SM - Personal 

67 18

 SM Vacation 

67 28

 Speaking Engagements - File #3 

67 19
Box

 Stan Margulies' Birthday Party (35mm film reel) 

83
Box Folder

 Stan's Speeches 

28 12

 Storage Inventories 

28 13-14

 Triad Contract 

67 29

 [Trust] 

67 20

 U.S. Army 

28 11

 Writers 

28 15-16
Box

 VHS - Pat the Bunny 

77

 VHS - Stan Margulies Tribute Video 

82

 Video recording of the premiere of Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines or How I Flew from London to Paris in 25 hours 11 minutes 1965 

83

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Series 38:  Books 

Scope and Content

This series contains the books included in the Stan Margulies Collection. The books cover a wide range of topics, and include books Margulies used for research on various projects, the text on which some of his projects, like the Kentucky Cycle and  Savage Grace, were based and other miscelleneous books.

Box
69-73

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