David Brown papers, 1934-2010

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Brown, David, 1916-2010
Title
David Brown papers
Dates
1934-2010 (inclusive)
Quantity
39 cubic feet (54 boxes) + 1 MB
Collection Number
05574
Summary
Papers of editor, writer and award-winning movie and stage producer.
Repository
University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center
American Heritage Center
University of Wyoming
1000 E. University Ave.
Dept. 3924
Laramie, WY
82071
Telephone: 3077663756
ahcref@uwyo.edu
Access Restrictions
Access Restrictions

There are no access restrictions on the materials for research purposes, and the collection is open to the public.

Languages
English

Historical NoteReturn to Top

David Brown (1916-2010) was a major motion picture and stage producer who partnered with Richard D. Zanuck, forming Zanuck/Brown Company (1972-1988). They produced numerous award-winning motion pictures including "The Sugarland Express" (1974), "Jaws" (1975), "Cocoon" (1985), and "Driving Miss Daisy" (1989). Stage productions of Brown include "Sweet Smell of Success: The Musical" (2002), "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" (2005), and "Showtune" (2003). He published several popular books including "Let Me Entertain You" (1990), and "Brown's Guide to the Good Life without Tears, Fears or Boredom" (2006). He was married to Helen Gurley Brown, international editor for "Cosmopolitan Magazine". He was president of The Manhattan Project, Ltd., his own production company, in New York City.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection contains a wide range of material concerning the life and career of David Brown. There is correspondence, 1934-2006, with over 3,000 items including letters from Irving Berlin, Eddie Cantor, John Dos Passos, Dwight D. Eisenhower, J. Edgar Hoover, Estes Kefauver, Spiro Agnew, Edward R. Murrow, Richard Nixon, John O'Hara among others. Production business files, covering several decades, contain production/shooting schedules, scripts and script drafts, screenings, crew lists, research, sketches, notes and clippings, and other documentation for numerous motion picture productions such as "The Robe", "The Sugarland Express" (1974), "Jaws" (1975) and its successors, "The Island" (1980), "The Verdict" (1982), "Driving Miss Daisy" (1989), "A Few Good Men" (1992), and "The Saint" (1997). Production business files for stage productions are also included: "Sweet Smell of Success: The Musical" (2002), and "Showtune" (2003), among others. Manuscripts, notes, publisher's correspondence for Brown's books are contained including: "David Brown's Guide to Growing Gray", "Let Me Entertain You", among others. Biographical information is contained: resumes, psychological evaluation and study, and military records. There are also photographs from 1946-1990s with prominent figures such as Queen Elizabeth II and Hollywood personalities. Audio and video materials with radio and television appearances and some production material are included.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Copyright Information

Donor maintains copyright.

Preferred Citation

Preferred Citation

Item Description, Box Number, Folder Number, Collection Name, Collection Number, American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Preservation Note

System Requirements

Interviews -- audio cassette tapes.

Interviews -- videocassette -- vhs.

Trailers -- videocassette -- vhs.

Related Materials

Related Materials

There are no known other archival collections created by David Brown at the date of processing.

Acquisition Information

Acquisition Information

This material was received from David Brown, 1974-2007, and The Manhattan Project Limited, 2011.

Processing Note

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Alexandra Cardin in December 2017.

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Series I. Biographical, Personal, and CurriculumReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Audiocassette Tapes
Box
4
3rd Age, David Brown
undated
4
Brown's Guide to Growing Younger, Audiobook (1 of 2)
undated
4
Brown's Guide to Growing Younger, Audiobook (2 of 2)
undated
4
Celebrity Spotlight Interview
March 19, 1995
4
Larry King Show Interview
1992, undated
4
Mike Jeffreys' Radio Show Interview
undated
4
Howard Cosell Radio Show, Speaking of Everything, Interview
undated
4
The Ron Thomas Small Business Forum Interview
July 16, 1999
Box
1
Biographical Material
1943-1974, undated
Books
Box
4
Il √Čtait Une Fois...Samuel Fuller, (in French) Autographed
1986
4
Interviews with Top Film Producers: Movie Moguls Speak, by Steven Prigge
2004
4
Making Movies: Cartoons by Alan Parker, Autographed
1998
Box
1
Columbia University Application and Activities
1936-1988, undated
1
David Brown Biography
2010, undated
1
David Brown and Richard D. Zanuck Filmography
1973-2001
2
Day Planner
1976
2
Day Planners
1967-1973
2
Day Planners
1985-1987
2
Day Planners
1989-1993
2
Day Planners
1995,2000
5
Director's Chair Canvas
undated
5
Drawing by Gene Shalit
undated
52
Framed Excerpt about David Brown, Producer-Volume I
undated
1
Helen Gurley Brown Contracts
1964-1987
Folder
Digital ahcdm _05574_001
Interview with Mark Gordon
undated
Box
1
Miscellaneous Certificates and Awards
1974-2005
3
Miscellaneous Personal and Professional Photographs
1986-1988, undated
1
Miscellaneous Photographs, Black and White
1946-2001, undated
5
Paperweight from The American Film Institute, A Salute to John Ford
March 31, 1973
5
Paperweight from Vanity Fair Magazine " Thank You for Appearing in Our First-Annual Hollywood Issue"
1995
1
Photograph of David Brown, Richard D. Zanuck and Lily Zanuck Receiving NATO Award
1983
1
Promotion and Press Trips Photographs
undated
5
Scene Marker from Movie Neighbors
undated
3
Scrapbook of Articles by David Brown
1935-1942, undated
1
Spyros Skouras Photograph, Autographed
November 16, 1967
VHS tapes
Box
34
20th Century Fox: The First Fifty Years (1915-1965), Part 1 of 1
December 5, 1996
34
20th Century Fox: The First Fifty Years (1915-1965)
February 27, 1997
4
63rd Academy Awards, Irving Thalberg Award
March 25, 1991
4
Academy Award Commentary on Today Show
March 26, 1991
4
Academy Awards, David Brown Receiving Irving Thalberg Award
March 25, 1991
4
Charlie Rose: Hollywood Accounting
May 29, 1995
4
Court TV: Buchwald v. Paramount, David Brown on Stand
1988
34
Darryl F. Zanuck: 20th Century Filmmaker
August 10, 1995
4
David Brown : A life in Movies, FOX News, FOX Magazine
October 26, 2003
4
David Brown Appearance on Today Show
undated
4
David Brown & Richard D.Zanuck Film Clips,from Hollywood Film Awards, Achievement in Producing
1998
4
David Brown Interviewed by Bob Scully, CBC
August 16, 1994
4
David Brown on FOX News Channel
October 26, 2003
4
David Brown on Sally Jesse Raphael Show
1988
4
David Brown Television Show Pilot(Demo)
undated
34
Hello, He Lied
2002
4
Hollywood After 9-11
undated
34
Magazines Are...
undated
4
McLaughlin Show
November 1, 1993
4
Phil Donahue Show, Helen and David Gurley Brown on Cosmopolitan Magazine
April 13, 1990
4
The New School,The Film Maker Series : David Brown
April 23, 1992
4
The Open Mind with Richard Heffner, David Brown's Graying of America
September 9, 1987
4
The Open Mind with Richard Heffner, David Brown's Let Me Entertain You
March 25, 1990

Series II. Correspondence Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
11
Peter Benchley
1980-2002
11
Peter Benchley
1998
11
Irving Berlin Family
1980-1999
11
Mel Brooks
2001
11
Tina Brown
2001-2002
11
Art Buchwald
2001-2002
11
Carol Burnett
2002
11
Graydon Carter
2001-2003
9
Correspondence
undated
10
Correspondence 1 of 2
1972-1992, undated
10
Correspondence 2 of 2
1972-1992, undated
9
Correspondence, Miscellaneous
1997-2002
11
Correspondence, Miscellaneous 1 of 2
1998-2006
11
Correspondence, Miscellaneous 2 of 2
1998-2006
9
Correspondence, Personal
2001-2009
10
Correspondence, Personal (Sent by David Brown) 1 of 2
1972-1991
10
Correspondence, Personal (Sent by David Brown) 2 of 2
1972-1991
9
Correspondence Sent by David Brown
1997-2006
7
Correspondence (Some Originals in box 6)
September 22, 1934-May 29, 1939
7
Correspondence (Some Originals in box 6)
January 3, 1940-December 30, 1949
7
Correspondence (Some Originals in box 6)
February 20, 1950-December 17, 1953
7
Correspondence (Some Originals in box 6)
January 4, 1954-December 30, 1955
7
Correspondence (Some Originals in box 6)
January 3, 1956-December 27, 1957
7
Correspondence (Some Originals in box 6)
January 16, 1958-December 30, 1958
8
Correspondence (Some Originals in box 6)
January 5, 1959-December 31, 1959
8
Correspondence (Some Originals in box 6)
January 5, 1960-June 29, 1960
8
Correspondence (Some Originals in box 6)
July 1, 1960-December 30, 1960
8
Correspondence (Some Originals in box 6)
January 3, 1961-June 30, 1961
8
Correspondence (Some Originals in box 6)
July 5, 1961-December 28, 1961
8
Correspondence (Some Originals in box 6)
January 3, 1962-October 29, 1962
9
Correspondence (Some Originals in box 6)
January 4,1963-December 26, 1963
9
Correspondence (Some Originals in box 6)
January 3, 1964-December 24, 1964
9
Correspondence (Some Originals in box 6)
January 14, 1965-December 13, 1967
9
Correspondence (Some Originals in box 6)
Januarry 2, 1968-November 3, 1969
9
Correspondence (Some Originals in box 6)
January 5, 1970-December 4, 1972
6
Correspondence with Miscellaneous Well-known People (Originals)
1938-1972, undated
11
Fan mail
2000-2009
11
Larry King
2000-2003
11
Edward I. Koch
1989-2001
11
Ernest Lehman
1993-2005
11
Ambassador Jamsheed Marker
1987-2003
11
Steven Spielberg
1998-2001
11
Steven Spielberg interview and Correspondence
1988-1997
11
Jeannot Szwarc
2001

Series III. Publications Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
13
Articles, Miscellaneous
1939-1973
13
Articles, Miscellaneous
1940-1970
Books
Box
17
Brown's Guide to Growing Gray, Signed
1987
17
Brown's Guide to The Good Life: Without Tears, Fears or Boredom
2006
16
How I Got The Story, Edited by David Brown and W. Richard Bruner
1967
11
How I Got That Story, Japanese Edition
1968
16
I Can Tell It Now: Stories Behind The Great News Events of The Past 25 years, Edited By David Brown and Richard Bruner
1964
17
Le Guide du Savoir Vieillir (French), Signed
1988
17
Let Me Entertain You, Signed
1990
17
The Rest of Your life Is The Best of Your Life: David Brown's Guide to Growing Gray (Disgracefully), signed
1991
Booklets
Box
11
The American Mercury, vol. XLIX, no. 193, p.26
January, 1940
11
The American Mercury, vol. L, no. 197, p.66
May, 1940
11
Authors League Bulletin, vol. 34, no. 8, p.3
March, 1947
11
Milk Joins the Party, p.3
January, 1939
11
Pageant, vol.1, no.1, p.59
December, 1944
11
Read, vol.16, no.7, p. 85
August, 1943
11
The Reader's Digest, p. 5
January, 1944
11
We Ask you-What Do You Know About The Milk Industry ?
February, 1938
11
The Woman,vol. VIII, no. III, p. 58
March, 1942
11
The Woman, Vol. IX, no. V, p. 60
November, 1942
11
The Woman, vol. X, no. III, p. 29
March, 1943
14
The Woman, vol. X, no. IV, p.
April, 1943
11
Writer's Guide, vol. VIII, no. 2
June, 1948
14
Youth Today
November, 1940
Box
16
Brown's Guide to Growing Gray, Contract and Release
1985-1987
16
Clippings of Articles
1935-1960, undated
18
Let Me Entertain You, Book Publishing Material 1 of 2
1989-1990
18
Let Me Entertain You, Book Publishing Material 2 of 2
1989-1990
18
Let Me Entertain You, Project
1990
18
Let Me Entertain You, Publication Material
1989-1990
18
Let Me Entertain You, Reviews
1989-1990
13
Loose Magazine Articles by David Brown 1 of 2
1986-2007
13
Loose Magazine Articles by David Brown 2 of 2
1986-2007
Magazines
Box
12
American Heritage, vol. 49, no. 3, p. 56
1988
14
The American Magazine, vol. CXXXI, no. 5, p. 53
May, 1941
12
Avenue, vol. 23, no. 2, p. 96
October, 1988
12
Avenue, vol. 23, no. 6, p. 134
February, 1999
12
Avenue, vol. 24, no. 2, p. 71
October, 1999
12
Avenue, vol. 24, no. 6, p. 118
February, 2000
12
Bottom Line, vol. 13, no. 6, p. 9
March 30, 1992
14
Charm, p. 48
December, 1941
14
Cosmopolitan, (Brown as Editor)
May, 1950
12
Diversion, vol. 13, no. 1A, p. 54
January 15, 1985
12
Diversion, vol. 15, no. 11, p. 116
November, 1987
12
Esquire, p. 146
June, 2001
14
Glamour, p. 46-47
October, 1941
14
Harpers Magazine, p. 296
February, 1939
14
Mademoiselle, p. 68
November, 1942
14
Peninsulan, San Francisco, vol. IV, no. I, p. 22
August, 1936
13
The Saturday Evening Post, vol. 216, no. 16
October 16, 1943
13
The Saturday Evening Post, vol. 216, no. 28
Januray 8, 1944
13
The Saturday Evening Post, vol. 230, no. 4
July 27, 1957
14
The Saturday Review of Literature, vol. XXV, no. 10, p. 9
March 7, 1942
14
The Saturday Review of Literature, vol. 27, no. 32
August 5, 1944
12
Town & Country, p. 124
May, 1998
12
Town & Country, p. 66
July, 1999
12
Town & Country, p. 78
July, 2000
12
Town & Country, p. 124
August, 2004
14
Tune in, vol. 1, no. 3,
June, 1943
14
The Writer, vol. 59, no. 8, p. 255
August, 1946
12
Writers Guild of America Newsletter, vol. 28, no. 5, p. 5
December, 1997
Manuscripts
Box
17
An Eccentric Guide to a Triumphant Later Life, Submission Copy
undated
15
Book on the Thirties, Ideas
1992
17
Brown's Guide to Growing Gray
undated
17
Brown's Guide to Growing Gray, Working Draft 1 of 3
1986-1987
17
Brown's Guide to Growing Gray, Working Draft 2 of 3
1986-1987
17
Brown's Guide to Growing Gray, Working Draft 3 of 3
1986-1987
17
It's Not Over Till It's Over
1986
17
Let Me Entertain You, 1 of 2
1989
17
Let Me Entertain You, 2 of 2
1989
18
Let Me Entertain You, Copy from Which Ruth Mullen Made Clean Copy 1 of 2
undated
18
Let Me Entertain You, Copy from Which Ruth Mullen Made Clean Copy 2 of 2
undated
18
Let Me Entertain You, Larry Hughes Marked Copy 1 of 2
1989
18
Let Me Entertain You, Larry Hughes Marked Copy 2 of 2
1989
18
Let Me Entertain You, Original Version of Sub-Rights 1 of 2
undated
18
Let Me Entertain You, Original Version of Sub-Rights
undated
15
Manuscripts
1938-1942, undated
15
Manuscripts
1941-1943, undated
15
Manuscripts
1938-1943, undated
16
Manuscripts
1966, undated
16
Manuscripts
undated
15
Miscellaneous Speeches and Articles
1977-1991, undated
15
Research on Broadway in the Thirties
undated
15
Script Material
1942-1962, undated
Box
16
Miscellaneous Publishing Correspondence
1988-1991
11
Movies Article
1993-2002, undated
11
Sinatra Article
1997-2005
18
The Rest of Your Life is The Best of Your Life, Book Press
1991-1992

Series IV. Movie Projects Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Along Came a Spider
Box
19
Agreement/Contingent Deferment to David Brown
August 2001-January 2002
19
Book Tie-in
December 2000
30
Bound Screenplay
January 14, 2000
19
Budget Pass #4
October 6, 1999
19
Budget Pass #5
February 1, 2000
19
Budget Pass #6
February 24, 2000
35
CD: Music from the Motion Picture
2001
19
"Coming Soon" Art
2000-2001
19
Composer Suggestions
March 2000
19
Cost Reports
February 2000-September 2000
19
Daily Production Reports
February 2000-March 2000
19
Director Lists
May 1999-August 1999
19
Feature Call Sheets
2000
19
Final Production Notes
March 2001
20
Motion Picture Publicity Breaks
2001
19
Newspaper Ads
March 2001-April 2001
19
Photography (Lee Tamahori)
2000
54
Poster
2001
32
Poster with Credits and Cast
2001
19
Pre-Production
December 1997-December 2000
19
Prep Schedule
January 2000-February 2000
19
Press Kit
undated
19
Production Budget
February 25, 2000
19
Production File 1 of 2
July 8, 1998-February 25, 2000
19
Production File 2 of 2
February 29, 2000-November 20, 2000
20
Production Reports
February 2000
20
Production Reports
2000
20
Publicity Activities
February 2001-April 2001
20
Recruited Audience Survey
2000
20
Reviews
April 2001
20
Revised Script
February 23, 2000
20
Revised White Script
February 23, 2000
20
Screening Reports
March 2001-April 2001
20
Script
January 14, 2000
20
Script
February 15, 2000
20
Screen Credits Final Distribution
April 26, 2001
20
Tracking Reports
September 2000-April 2001
20
VHS/DVD Packaging
August 2001
34
VHS Tape: Trailer
December 14, 2000
20
Web of Deceit, Article, ICG Magazine
April 2001
20
Website
March 2001
Angela's Ashes
Box
29
Book
1996
20
Book Sales
1997
20
Call Sheet
1998
32
Marketing Photos
undated
20
Miscellaneous
1996-1997
20
Miscellaneous
1998-2002
20
Notes on Alan Parker's Essay on The making of a movie
1999
53
Poster
1999
20
Press Kit
1999
20
Production Info
1998-1999
20
Production Notes
1999
20
Production Notes
1999
29
Promotional Postcards Packet
1999
20
Proposed Exhibition in Limerick/Shannon Heritage
2000
20
Publicity
1999
20
Rudin-Brown Agreement
1997
20
Screenplay
1998
29
Script
August 17, 1998
20
Shooting Schedule
August 9, 1998
20
Shooting Schedule
September 18, 1998
21
Unit List 2
November 9, 1998
35
VHS Tape : Angela's Ashes: Special Edition
2000
21
Website
1999
Appointment in Samarra
Box
21
Miscellaneous
1994-1997
29
Screenplay
1988
The Ballad of Gussie & Clyde
Box
21
Miscellaneous
1996-1997
The Black Windmill
Box
53
Poster
1974
Canadian Bacon
Box
30
Bound Screenplay
October 4, 1993
35
DVD of the Movie
1995
53
Poster
1995
21
Script
1993
21
Script
1993
Capone
Box
21
Ideas and Script Notes
1994-1997
The Cemetery Club
Box
30
Bound Screenplay
1992
21
Draft
1992
54
Poster
undated
21
Producers' Agreement
1990
21
Production Rights Agreement
1989-1990
21
Script
1992
34
VHS Tape: Trailer
December 29, 1992
Chocolat
Box
29
Book
1999
21
Congratulations
2001
21
Correspondence
2001-2004
35
DVD of the Movie
2000
49
Framed Poster
2000
21
Submission
1997
Cocoon
Box
30
Bound Screenplay
1984
21
Event Photographs
undated
48
Poster
1985
21
Promotion Trip Photographs
undated
Cocoon: The Return
Box
30
Bound Screenplay
1988
The Confessions of Nat Turner
Box
21
Idea
1997
Dark Debts
Box
21
Idea and Screenplay Outline
1995-1997
Deep Impact
Box
30
Bound Screenplay
June 1997
35
DVD of the Movie, Special Collector's Edition
1998
51
Framed Poster
1998
21
Idea and Development 1 of 2
1993-1995
21
Idea and Development 2 of 2
1993-1995
21
Pre-Production and Filming
December 18, 1996-August 6, 1997
21
Post-Production and Release
December 18, 1997-March 17, 1998
21
Press Tour
1998
21
Revised Outline and Notes
1997
21
Revisions
March 13, 1997
34
VHS Tape: Featurette
March 31, 1998
34
VHS Tape: Featurette Version #2
March 11, 1998
Box
34
VHS Tape: History vs. Hollywood: The Diary of Anne Frank: Echoes From the Past
2001
Drabble
Box
30
Bound Screenplay
June 27, 1973
Driving Miss Daisy
Box
30
Bound Screenplay
April 28, 1989
29
Final Draft, Screenplay
January 13, 1988
48
Poster
1989
21
Production File
1987-1993
The Eiger Sanction
Box
30
Bound Screenplay
undated
48
Poster
1975
A Few Good Men
Box
30
Bound Screenplay
August 14, 1991
48
Poster
1992
19
Posters
1992
19
Producer Agreement
1991
19
Screenplay
1991
34
VHS Tape: Showest Trailer
February 20, 1992
First Look
Box
21
Tri Star Deal Memo
1988-1989
Framed
Box
22
Screenplay, Second Draft
2001
The French Connection
Box
29
Script
undated
34
VHS Tape: Making The Connection: Untold Stories of The French Connection
2001
From the Terrace
Box
22
Screen Project
September 12, 1958-September 17, 1958
The Girl from Petrovka
Box
30
Bound Screenplay
undated
53
Poster
1974
Gone with the Wind Sequel
Box
23
Concept
November 5, 1976
22
Correspondence
1980-1991
23
First Version of the First Draft
May 24, 1978
22
Legal File
September 13, 1983
22
Legal Material
1988-1989
22
Preliminary Notes
July 1, 1976
22
Preliminary Story Line
1976-1977
22
Press Release
undated
22
Project
January 17, 1976-July 18, 1977
22
Project
1977-1978
22
Project 1 of 2
August 20, 1975-September 11, 1977
22
Project 2 of 2
September 20, 1977-June 27, 1980
22
Project
August 22, 1975-April 23, 1988
22
Project
1976-1978
23
Script
December 22, 1978
23
Script
December 28, 1978
23
Story Told by Diana Hammond
February 1985
22
Synopsis
August 5, 1976
23
Synopsis
August 5, 1977
In the Light of African Dreams
Box
23
Story Submission
1996-1997
The Island
Box
23
2nd Revised Final Draft
May 30, 1979
30
Bound Screenplay
undated
Jaws
Box
29
Book, The Jaws Log
1975
29
Book, Behind the Scenes of the Most Terrifying Movie of the Year: on Location ...on Martha's Vineyard
1975
23
Book, Bantam Books, Expense Accounts and Letters Mailed
1975
23
Book Recipients
1975
30
Bound Screenplay
undated
35
DVD: 30th Anniversary Edition
2005
35
DVD: Anniversary Collector's Edition
2000
23
Film Campaign
1976
33
Framed Collector's Set with Engraved Dedication to David Brown
undated
23
Merchandise Request
July 10, 1975-December 12, 1975
23
Miscellaneous
1975-1986
23
Peter Benchley's Notes on Draft
1974
48
Poster
1975
23
Pre-Production
April 17, 1973-March 8, 1974
23
Press Material
1974
23
Press Material
1975
23
Press Material
1976-1987
23
Press Releases
undated
23
Producer's Suggested Percentages
February 28, 1975
23
Production Budget
1974
23
Production File 1 of 2
March 13, 1974-June 13, 1974
24
Production File 2 of 2
June 15, 1974-October 30, 1974
24
Publicity
June 2, 1975-November 2, 1975
24
Reviews 1 of 2
1975
24
Reviews 2 of 2
1975
24
Revised Final Draft Screenplay
August 5, 1974
24
Second Draft by Peter Benchley
undated
24
Screenings
1975
24
Storyboard and Script
1974
24
Thank Yous
May 27, 1975-December 12, 1975
35
VHS Tape: DVD Highlights Reel
June 21, 1995
35
VHS Tape: Movie, Special Collector's Edition
1995
34
VHS Tape: Jaws: Page to Screen
2002
Jaws II
Box
29
Book, The Jaws 2 Log Book
1978
31
Bound Screenplay
undated
24
Clippings
1974-1979
24
Clippings
1977
24
Clippings
1977-1978
24
Correspondence 1 of 2
January 11, 1977-December 30, 1977
24
Correspondence 2 of 2
January 11, 1977-December 30, 1977
25
Correspondence
January 3, 1978-May 15, 1978
25
Final Draft Screenplay
September 2, 1977
25
Final Draft Screenplay
September 2, 1977
25
Final Draft Screenplay Revisions
September 15, 1977
25
Gary Springer Interview
1978
25
Idea and Outline
August 27, 1975-November 20, 1975
25
Jeannot Szwarc
September 22, 1977-January 13, 1978
25
Letters of Appreciation by David Brown
1978
25
Meeting Notes
1977
25
Novelization
1977-1978
53
Poster
1980
32
Poster with Cast and Credits
undated
25
Preparation Material
1977
25
Reviews
1977
25
Rough First Draft Screenplay, Scenes 1-19 in Step Outline
December 5, 1975
25
Roy Scheider Letters
1977
25
Script Notes
August 22, 1977-October 2, 1977
25
Sharkfacts: Provided as a Public Service by the Producers
1975
25
Shot Sketches
September 28, 1977
25
Sketches
1977
25
Staff, Crew Lists and Call Sheets
1977
25
Statement of Accounting
September 28, 1984
26
Step Outline (Rough Draft) Scenes 1-36
October 23, 1975
34
VHS Tape: The Making of Jaws II by Laurent Rouzereau
February 5, 2001
Jaws III
Box
26
The Last Legal Issue
1980
26
National Lampoon's Jaws 3/People 0, First Draft
June 15, 1979
26
National Lampoon Presents Jaws 3/People, Final Draft
July 25, 1979
26
Pre-Production File
March 28, 1979-June 26, 1979
26
Project and Drafts 1 of 2
1979
26
Project and Drafts 2 of 2
1979
Kiss the Girls
Box
31
Bound Screenplay
undated
26
Clearance Issues
February 26, 1996-April 26, 1996
54
Poster
1997
26
Post-Production and Release
February 11, 1997-November 24, 1997
26
Pre-Production
March 29, 1994-November 22, 1996
26
Production Budget
April 29, 1996
26
Screenplay, Final Shooting Script
undated
26
Script
1996
26
Storyboards
June 2, 1996
The Longest Day
Box
34
VHS Tape:History vs. Hollywood: The Longest Day: A Salute to Courage
2001
MacArthur
Box
31
Bound Screenplay
October 27, 1976
26
Correspondence
January 5, 1973-December 6, 1973
26
Correspondence
January 2, 1974-November 29, 1974
26
New Draft Screenplay
1976
26
Notes and Interim Revised Final Draft Screenplay
1976-1977
27
Notes on Draft and Screenplay
1973-1974
54
Poster
1977
27
Pre-Production
July 14, 1974-December 30, 1975
27
Pre-Production
January 2, 1976-December 17, 1976
27
Revised Outline
August 14, 1973
27
Revised Outline and Drafts
1973-1974
27
Story project
February 4, 1976-June 30, 1976
Major Crimes
Box
27
Idea for movie
1996-1997
Myra Breckenridge
Box
34
VHS Tape: Backstory: Myra Breckenridge
June 21, 2001
Neighbors
Box
29
Book
1980
31
Bound Screenplay
April 9, 1981
54
Poster
1981
27
Production File
1981
Pink Vodka Blues
Box
27
Idea for Movie
1992-1997
The Player
Box
31
Bound Screenplay
August 7, 1991
35
DVD: Movie, New Line Platinum Series
1992
29
First Draft
October 5, 1989
54
Poster
1992
27
Production Agreement
1988-1993
27
Revised Script
1991
27
Screenplay
1991
34
VHS Tape: Network Changes Cut #1
April 17, 1997
34
VHS Tape: Pilot, Director's Cut
April 10, 1997
Puma (Cat Day)
Box
29
First Draft Screenplay/Adaptation of Novel
1978
29
First Draft Screenplay
September 15, 1976
Rich In Love
Box
31
Bound Screenplay
September 9, 1991
The Robe
Box
34
VHS Tape: Backstory: The Robe
June 28, 2001
The Saint
Box
31
Bound Screenplay
July 29, 1996
28
Concept, Sketches and Storyboards
January 1996-March 1996
28
Contact Sheets
undated
35
DVD of the Movie
1997
28
Feature Daily Production Reports
January 1997
28
Final Main and End Title Distribution
March 12, 1997
50
Framed Poster
1997
28
Key Set Art for Publicity
January 31, 1997
28
Main Title Distribution
November 22, 1996
28
National Publicity Wrap Up Report
April 25, 1997
27
On-Location Photographs
undated
28
Photographs of David brown on Set
undated
27
Preliminary Crew List
November 16, 1995
28
Preliminary Press Kit Art, Color Photographs
December 16, 1996
27
Pre-Production
1993-1995
28
Press Kit Art, Color Slides
February 1997
27
Production and Budget
1995-1997
28
Production Cost Reports
September 1996-October 1996
27
Production Notes
1995-1996
28
Schedules and Budgets
March 1996
28
Set Photographs
undated
28
Survey-Excellent Results
undated
28
Survey-Fair Results
undated
28
Survey-Good Results
undated
28
Survey-poor Results
undated
28
Survey-Very Good Results
undated
28
Unit, Cast and Contact Lists
July 1996-August 1996
35
VHS Tape of the Movie
1997
28
Video Release Versions
May 1997
28
Website, Adventure Section
March 6, 1997
SSSSSSS
Box
54
Poster
1973
The Sting
Box
31
Bound Screenplay
January 9, 1973
48
Poster
undated
28
Production Budget
1973
28
Re-Issue
February 7, 1977-May 2, 1977
28
Sting Sequel
May 25, 1977-July 13, 1977
The Sugarland Express
Box
31
Bound Screenplay
December 26, 1972
54
Poster
1974
28
Synopsis
1973
Target
Box
31
Bound Screenplay
December 1984
54
Poster
1985
28
Production Notes
1984-1985
The Verdict
Box
29
Book
1980
31
Bound Screenplay
November 23, 1981
28
Continuity
undated
28
Credits
April1, 1982-November 23, 1982
28
Draft by David Mamet
October 1981
28
Final Draft
November 23, 1981
28
First Draft
November 13, 1980
48
Poster
1982
28
Pre-Production
October 6, 1980-June 8, 1982
28
Production
1982
34
VHS Tape: Backstory: The Verdict
July 31, 2001
When Worlds Collide
Box
29
Project Idea
1983-1986
29
Synopsis
1975-1977
Willie Dynamite
Box
31
Bound Screenplay
January 5, 1973
53
Poster
1974

Series V. Stage and Television Projects Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Ava
Box
36
Correspondence
1993-1997
The Cemetery Club
Box
36
Producer's Agreement
1989-1993
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Box
36
Publicity
2004-2006
36
Publicity
2005-2006
37
Second Workshop Draft
February 4, 2004
A Few Good Men
Box
36
Limited Partnerships I and II (Play)
1990-1992
The Lot
Box
37
News Release
1999
Mr.Goldwyn
Box
37
Casting
1999-2000
37
Comments and Reviews
2002
37
Legal Contract
2001
37
Notated Script (Revised)
May 1, 2001
37
Pre-Production
1999-2000
38
Pre-Production
2001-2002
38
Production Agreement
2001-2002
38
Publicity
2002
37
Reference Guide to Research Used in the Writing of "Mr. Goldwyn"
May 1, 2001
38
Reference Guide to Research Used in the Writing of "Mr. Goldwyn"
June 18, 2001
38
Rehearsal updates
2001
38
Revised Play
2001
34
VHS Tape: Goldwyn
August 10, 2001
34
VHS Tape: Opening Night, Mr. Goldwyn, Starring Alan King
March 13, 2002
Noel & Cole
Box
38
Correspondence
1996-1997
The Player
Box
38
Bound Script for Pilot
1997
38
Pilot (TV)
1997
A Season in Purgatory
Box
36
Teleplay, Part I
1995
36
Teleplay, Part II
1995
36
Teleplay, Part III
undated
The Shawl
Box
38
Playbill
1996
38
Play
undated
38
Script
undated
Showtune
Box
38
Jerry Herman and Cast Photograph
2003
38
Publicity
2002-2003
38
Publicity
2003
Box
38
Stagebills & Playbills
1990-2005
Sweet Smell of Success
Box
40
Booklet Sweet Smell of Success and Other Stories by Ernest Lehman
undated
39
Copyright Research
1993
39
House Seat Requests
2002
39
Movie Script Given by Ernest Lehman 1 of 2
1956-1993
39
Movie Script Given by Ernest Lehman
1956-1993
39
Pre-Production
2000
39
Production 1 of 2
2001
39
Production 2 of 2
2001
39
Production and Opening Night
2001-2002
39
Production Schedule
August 21, 2001
38
Production File
1993-1999
38
Production File
1993-1997
38
Press Material
1997-2002
39
Publicity and Reviews 1 of 2
2002
39
Publicity and Reviews 2 of 2
2002
39
Screenplay Adaptation
1999
39
Storyboard
2002
39
Tony Awards and Closing of Show
2002
35
VHS Tape of the Movie
1988
39
Workshop Cast
2000-2002
Tru
Box
40
Production File
1989-1994
34
VHS Tape: American Playhouse: Tru,PBS Version
March 3, 1992
Vanilla
Box
40
Play
undated
40
Production File
1989-1990
Women & Men: Stories of Seduction
Box
40
Cast Photographs
undated
54
Poster
1990
40
TV Production File
1988-1991
34
VHS Tape: Part 1 of 1
August 28, 1990
Women & Men 2
Box
40
Press Release
1991

Series VI. Administrative, Financial, and LegalReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
26
Audits for Jaws, The Sting, MacArthur and Bugsy
October 29, 1975-December 13, 1979
40
Biographical Information on Collaborators
1960, undated
40
Denker v. Twentieth Century Fox, David Brown Testimony
May 1, 1975-October 27, 1975
40
Inter-Office Correspondence (Fox)
1959-1979
40
Manhattan Project Ltd Incorporation
1989
40
Meeting Notes
1958-1970, undated
40
Miscellaneous Projects Correspondence
December 4, 1995-January 9, 1996
40
Miscellaneous Reports
1949-1967, undated
40
Movie Making Language French-English
undated
40
Notes, Messages, Reports
1936-1967, undated
40
Notes on Projects
1948-1955
40
Telephone Call Lists
1966-1970
40
Zanuck/Brown Company Employment Agreement
1975
40
Zanuck/Brown Miscellaneous
1976-1983, undated

Series VII. Press and Publicity Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Loose Articles
Box
43
Articles About David Brown 1 of 2
1992-1997
43
Articles About David Brown 2 of 2
1992-1997
43
Articles About David Brown 1 of 2
1998-2004
43
Articles About David Brown
1998-2004
43
Articles About David Brown
2002-2005
42
Articles About David Brown
2004-2006
43
Articles About David Brown 1 0f 2
1968-2000
43
Articles About David Brown 2 of 2
1968-2000
43
Articles Associated with David Brown
1974-1997, undated
43
David Brown Publicity
1990
44
Miscellaneous Articles Associated with David Brown
1992-2007
44
Miscellaneous Documents Associated with David Brown
1974-1997
Magazines
Box
41
The 49 Annual Writers Guild Awards Program
March 16, 1997
41
The 50th Annual Writers Guild Awards Magazine
1998
41
The 52nd Annual Writers Guild Awards Magazine
2000
41
Avenue
December, 1994
41
Barricade Books inc.
undated
41
Barricade Books inc.
2000
41
The Best in The World (French-English)
1995
41
Daily Variety
June 13, 1975
41
Daily Variety
August 20, 1979
41
Daily Variety
March 24, 1988
41
Daily Variety
March 26, 1991
41
Daily Variety
February 7, 1986
41
Daily Variety
July 30, 1988
42
Daily Variety
June 22, 1995
42
Daily Variety
November 10, 1997
42
Daily Variety
February 25, 2000
42
Daily Variety
March 6, 2001
42
Daily Variety
March 8, 2002
41
Film Journal International
November, 1988
42
The Friars' Epistle
January, 1997
41
Nob Hill Gazette
September, 2001
41
The Hollywood Reporter
June 26, 1975
41
The Hollywood Reporter
August 20, 1979
41
The Hollywood Reporter
February 11, 1986
41
The Hollywood Reporter
March 24, 1988
41
The Hollywood Reporter
August 11, 1994
41
The Hollywood Reporter
July 30, 1998
41
The Hollywood Reporter
October 13-15, 2000
41
The Hollywood Reporter
January 17-19, 2003
41
The Hollywood Reporter
January 14-20, 2003
41
Lear's
December, 1991
41
Literacy Partners
2001
41
Manhattan, inc.
February, 1989
41
Manhattan, inc.
1994
44
Miscellaneous Magazines
1943-1974
41
Newsweek
December 18, 2000
41
New York Magazine
August 27, 1990
41
New York Magazine
September 2, 1996
41
The New York Times Magazine
March 3, 2002
41
The New Yorker
November 27, 1989
41
The New Yorker
September 8, 1997
41
The New Yorker
March 4, 2002
41
Premiere Magazine
October, 1995
41
Producers Guild of America inc. Point of View
1994
41
Quest: New York from the Inside
April, 1997
41
Stanford
July-August, 1998
41
TV Guide
1998
41
UCLA Festival Program
1999
41
Update: Production on Location
November,2001
41
Vanity Fair
October, 1988
41
Vanity Fair: Special Hollywood Issue
April, 1995
41
Vanity Fair: Hollywood
April, 1998
41
Vanity Fair: Hollywood
April, 2000
41
Vanity Fair
October 2000
42
Variety
January 5-11, 1998
42
Variety
April 6-12, 1998
42
Variety
October 12-18, 1998
42
Variety
February 28, 2000
42
Variety
November 5, 2000
42
Variety
July 15-21, 2002
42
Variety
September 29-October 5, 1997
Box
44
Newspaper Clippings
1936-1972

Series VIII. Events and Awards Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
45
20/20 Story on Marilyn Monroe Auction Interview
1999
45
92nd ST Y's Spring Sunday Evening Lecture Series
1990
45
1995 World Cruise Hong Kong-Singapore Segment
1994
45
Academy Awards
1993
45
Academy Awards
2001
45
Academy Awards (Academy Salute)
2004
45
Academy Awards Programs and Invitations
1974-1991
45
Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences
2003
45
Ace Awards Nomination "Women & Men 2"
1990-1991
45
American Film Institute's Honorary Degree Doctorate of Fine Arts
2005
45
American Movie Classics (Panel)
1999-2001
45
Anthology Film Archives
1999
45
Avignon Film Festival
2001
45
Award Dinner for Joe Raposo
1986-1989
5
Award from The New School
July 11, 1985
45
Ballooning Trip; Ninth Annual International Invitational Balloon Meet by Malcolm S. Forbes
March 21, 1984-June 19, 1984
45
BBC "Jaws" Documentary
1997-1999
45
Bottomline/Tomorrow Magazine Interview
2001
45
Center for Communication, Inc. (Seminar Speaker)
1994
45
Columbia University Award
1999
45
Columbia University Collaboration
1998
45
Columbus State University, Georgia/Nunnally Johnson Celebration
1997-1998
45
Darryl F. Zanuck Tribute
1980-1981
45
Deauville American Film Festival
1994
45
Dutch Treat Club's Gala Tribute to David Brown
May 9, 1988
45
Emmys
1991-1992
45
E! True Hollywood Story
2003
45
Fox Movie Channel's Legacy Award
2001
45
Gotham Award
1993
45
Harvard University
1994-1997
45
Hawaii Trip
1999
45
Hearst Lecture
1994
45
History Channel's Backstory Series on Hidden Hollywood, David Brown participation
1997-2001
45
History Channel's Backstory Series on "The Verdict", David Brown Participation
2001
45
Hollywood Film Festival
August 10, 1998
45
IFP (Independent Feature Project)
September 26, 1994
45
IFP Gotham Awards
1995
45
Imperial War Museum's Book on Nitrate Film, David Brown Participation
2000-2003
5
Independent Spirit Award, Best Feature,The Player
1993
45
International Best Dressed Poll
1999-2000
45
Irving Berlin Story
July 18, 1996-August 30, 1996
45
Irving Thalberg Award
1991
45
Irving Thalberg Award, Thank You Letters
1991
45
Israel Film Festival Visionary Award
2006
45
"Jaws" 20 Years
1995-2002
45
"Jaws" DVD Edition
2000-2001
45
The League of American Theatres and Producers
1996
45
The Learning Annex
1994
45
Legends of Hollywood (TV)
1993
45
Live from Broadway "The Sound of Music"
1998
45
Living Landmark
2001
45
Long Island University
May 9, 1993
46
Malcolm Forbes Birthday Bash & Hearst Cruise Majorca-London List
1989
46
Marilyn Monroe Special, David Brown Participation
1990-1995, undated
46
Martin Scorsese
2001
46
Menninger Foundation
1990-2003
46
Michael Bloomberg
2001-2003
46
Miscellaneous Events
2001
46
Miscellaneous Programs and Invitations
1935-1973, undated
46
Motion Picture Club Award Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient
1999
46
The National Arts Club Presenter
1993
46
N.Y. Women in Film & TV
1991-2001
46
Ontario Media Development Corporation Guest Speaker
November, 2002
46
The "Open Mind" TV Show
September 13, 1987
46
Oscar Night in New York
2004
46
Oscars, Golden Globe Awards and Others
1991-1993
46
Paramount Pictures 90th anniversary
2002
46
Producers Guild of America
1994-2001
5
The Producers Guild of America Award
undated
47
The Publicists Guild of America, Motion Picture Showman of the Year Award,"for Making Motion Picture History, Showmanship History, Boxoffice History with the Production of "Jaws" (frame)
March 26, 1976
46
Queen Elizabeth II Transatlantic Crossing Participation in International Literacy Festival
2001
46
Queen Elizabeth II Transatlantic Crossing Participation in International Literacy Festival
2002
46
Radio City Music Hall "Jaws" & "The Sting"
1997
46
Random House Breakfast
June 18, 1996
46
The Retirement Research Foundation/National Media Owl Awards "The Cemetery Club", Chicago
1995
46
Rona Lichtenberg, Right to Reprint
2000
46
Santa Barbara International Film Festival (Panelist)
March, 2001
46
Shade Tree Greetings , Quotes Used in Cards
2006
46
Shelley Andrews, Cruise
1997-1998
46
Showbiz Expo
1993-1994
46
ShowEast, Lifetime Achievement Award
1998
46
Something's Got to Give, Marilyn Monroe Outtakes
1962
46
Stanford School of Humanities and Sciences
1992-2005
46
Stanford University Publishing Course Lecture Evaluation
1976-1988
46
Stanford Publishing Course
1992
46
Stanford Publishing Course
1994
46
Stanford Publishing Course
1995
46
Stanford Publishing Course
1998
46
Stanford Publishing Course Lectutre Speaker
1999
46
Stanford Publishing Course Lecture Speaker
2000
46
Stanford Publishing Course Lecture Speaker
2001
46
Stanford Publishing Course Lecture Speaker
2002
47
State of California , Sealed Letter from Governor Pete Wilson
August 10, 1998
46
Steven Spielberg Tribute
1993-2003
46
"The Sting" Movie Tribute
1998-2001
46
Variety, "Jaws"
1999
46
Variety Magazine, Article
1998
46
Various Awards
1993-2007
46
Wilson Mizner
undated
46
Women's Image Network, Hollywood Seminar Series
March, 1997
46
Writers Guild Award Recipient
February 20, 1999
46
Yale University
2002-2003

Series IX. Organizations and CommitteesReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
46
The American Film Institute , Executive Committee Meeting
1975-1976
46
Fortune Magazine Editors' Invitational
2001-2003
46
French-American Film Workshop
1993

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Motion picture producers and directors -- United States.
  • Theatrical producers and directors -- United States.

Personal Names

  • Brown, Helen Gurley.
  • Zanuck, Richard D.

Corporate Names

  • The Manhattan Project Ltd.
  • Zanuck/Brown Company.

Form or Genre Terms

  • Photographs.

Titles within the Collection

  • Driving Miss Daisy (Motion picture)
  • Few good men (Motion picture)
  • Jaws (Motion picture)
  • Sweet smell of success (Play)

Other Creators

  • Personal Names
    • Brown, David -- David Brown's guide to growing gray.
    • Brown, David -- Let me entertain you.