TABLE OF CONTENTS


Descriptive Summary of the Collection

Administrative Information

Biography of Ben Hecht

Scope and Content of the Collection

Organization

Selected Search Terms

Related Material

Container List

Series 1: Works, 1908-1983

Series 2: Incoming Correspondence, 1914-1979

Series 3: Outgoing Correspondence, 1931-1977

Series 4: Family Correspondence, 1915-1976

Series 5: Subject Files, 1919-1981

Series 6: Publicity, 1920-1979

Series 7: Legal / Financial Files, 1929-1979

Series 8: Jenny Hecht Materials, 1943-1973

Series 9: Scrapbooks, 1920-1954

Series 10: Photographs, 1879-1977 (bulk 1893-1977)

Series 11: Audio and Moving Images, 1937-1970

Series 12: Miscellaneous, 1885-1974

Series 13: Art and Artifacts, 1899-1963

Series 14: Rose Hecht Notes and Annotations, [n.d.]

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Inventory of the Ben Hecht Papers, 1879-1983


The Newberry Library
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Descriptive Summary of the Collection

Creator Hecht, Ben, 1893-1964
Title Ben Hecht Papers
Dates 1879-1983
Extent 92 linear feet (144 boxes and 19 oversize boxes)
Abstract Works, correspondence, and papers of novelist, playwright, and screenwriter Ben Hecht, and also papers of his wife Rose Caylor Hecht (novelist) and daughter Jenny Hecht (actress).
Language Materials are in English.
Repository Newberry Library, Roger and Julie Baskes Department of Special Collections
Collection Call Number Midwest MS Hecht
Collection Stack Location 3a 39 1-3; 3a 40 1-4; 3a 59 13-14

Administrative Information

Cite As

Ben Hecht Papers, The Newberry Library, Chicago.

Provenance

Bequest of Rose Caylor Hecht, 1979.

Processed by

Molly Green, 1980; Martha Briggs, Alison Hinderliter, Pamela Olson, and Monica Petraglia, 2003.

Acknowledgements

This inventory was created with the generous support of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this inventory do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Access

The Ben Hecht Papers are open for research in the Special Collections Reading Room; 5 folders at a time maximum (Priority II).

Ownership and Literary Rights

The Ben Hecht Papers are the physical property of the Newberry Library. Copyright may belong to the authors or their legal heirs or assigns. For permission to publish or reproduce any materials from this collection, contact the Roger and Julie Baskes Department of Special Collections.

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Biography of Ben Hecht

Chicago and New York journalist, novelist, playwright, and Hollywood screenwriter.

Ben Hecht was born on Feb. 28, 1893, in New York City, to Russian immigrants. His family moved soon after to Racine, Wisconsin, where Hecht went to school, read voraciously, learned to play violin, and joined a touring circus as an acrobat for a short time. In June of 1910, he enrolled at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, decided after three days that it wasn't for him, and left for Chicago. It was there he met up with his uncle, who introduced him to the publisher of the Chicago Daily Journal, for whom he wrote a poem and was hired immediately as a "picture chaser" (whose job it was to remove photographs from peoples' homes to be later published with scandalous articles of those individuals). In Chicago Hecht became one of the youngest participants in the celebrated Chicago renaissance of literature, befriending other luminaries such as author Sherwood Anderson, poets Carl Sandburg and Maxwell Bodenheim, author and critic H.L. Mencken, and Little Review editor Margaret Anderson.

In 1914, Hecht left the Chicago Daily Journal to work for the Chicago Daily News, and he married Marie Armstrong the next year. He worked for the Daily News for 9 years; in 1918 the newspaper sent him to Berlin for a year to be a post-World War I foreign correspondent, and when he returned he penned the columns entitled "1001 Afternoons in Chicago" for the paper. He was fired from the paper in 1923, due to the scandal he created in writing obscene literature (as his novel Fantazius Mallare was deemed by the U.S. Postal Service). After being let go from the paper, Hecht decided to write a paper of his own, and the short-lived Chicago Literary Times was born. For personal and financial reasons, the paper only lasted just over a year, and in 1924 Hecht left Chicago with Rose Caylor, to live in New York City; Rose became his wife after his divorce from Marie Armstrong Hecht in 1925. In New York Hecht collaborated with his friend, former Chicago Tribune reporter Charles MacArthur. The two had a fruitful partnership, the most famous product of which is the play The Front Page, completed in 1928.

On the encouragement of his friend Herman J. "Mank" Mankiewicz (screenwriter for the movie Citizen Kane), Hecht went to Hollywood and embarked on his next career as a movie screenwriter. In fact, he was the first screenwriter to ever receive an Oscar for original screenplay - the movie Underworld, in 1929. The number of screenplays he wrote or worked on that are now considered classics is astounding: Scarface (1930), A Star is Born (1937), The Goldwyn Follies (1938), Stagecoach, Some Like It Hot, and Gone With the Wind (all 1939), His Girl Friday (1940), Spellbound (1945), Notorious (1946), Rope (1948), Love Happy (1949), The Thing and Strangers on a Train (both 1951), Roman Holiday (1953), The Man With the Golden Arm (1955), A Farewell to Arms (1957), Walk on the Wild Side and Mutiny on the Bounty (both 1962), and Casino Royale (posthumously, in 1967). It is estimated that he wrote from seventy to ninety screenplays, many anonymously during the British boycott of his work in the late 1940's and early 1950's.

The boycott was a response to Hecht's active support of the radical Zionist movement in Palestine. Through his efforts to raise money for the beleaguered Jews of Europe, he won the friendship of Irgun tseva'i le'umi (Irgun Zvai Leumi) founders Menachem Begin, Peter Bergson (Hillel Kook), and others. A supply ship for Palestine was renamed the S.S. Ben Hecht, and millions of dollars earned by the proceeds of such pageants penned by Hecht as We Will Never Die(1943) and A Flag is Born (1946) helped to pay for it and its contents.

Hecht died of a heart attack in New York City on April 19, 1964, leaving behind a wife (Rose), two daughters (Edwina "Teddy" Hecht, from his first marriage, and Jenny Hecht, from his second), and many grieving friends and admirers. He also left behind a vast output of plays, novels, essays, more than three hundred short stories, innumerable newspaper articles, and a highly entertaining autobiography, A Child of the Century.

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Scope and Content of the Collection

Correspondence, works, subject files, personal papers, photographs, scrapbooks, sound recordings, film, video, artifacts, and miscellaneous ephemera documenting the life and literary output of Ben Hecht, his wife Rose, and his daughter Jenny. Hecht's wife Rose, a one-time actress and a novelist in her own right, was in integral part of Ben's career and life. Many of his works and letters include editions and annotations by Rose, and much of his fan mail and most of his financial and legal dealings were handled by her as well. Because of this inextricable connection, many series in the collection contain both Ben's and Rose's materials, identified and separated where possible. Series where Ben's and Rose's papers are filed together are Works, Incoming and Outgoing Correspondence, Subject Files, Publicity, Legal / Financial Files, Audio and Moving Images, Miscellaneous, and Art and Artifacts. Family Correspondence and Photographs involve all members of Hecht's immediate family and in-laws.

Jenny Hecht's materials, for the most part (except for the aforementioned Family Correspondence and Photographs), are in their own series since she had her own acting career separate from her father's career (although she did act in several of Ben Hecht's plays and movies, such as Concerning a Woman of Sin and Simone). The scrapbooks she kept are with her materials, since they consist of collections of her memorabilia or her artwork. Ben Hecht's scrapbooks are reviews and publicity about his books and plays.

This collection is also rich in artifacts and non-textual items that document the life of the Hecht family. From home movies and sound recordings of plays and interviews to press passes, I.D. cards, recipe books, pipes, reading glasses, writing desks, and an Academy Award, the collection provides a three-dimensional glimpse into the life of a man and a family very active in the literary, political, and popular circles of Chicago, New York, and Hollywood in the first half of the twentieth century.

Narrative descriptions of the subject matter, types of material, and arrangement of each series are available through the Organization section of the finding aid.

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Organization

Papers are organized in the following series:

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Selected Search Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the Newberry Library's public catalog. Researchers desiring additional materials on a particular topic should search the catalog using these headings.

Names

  • Anderson, Margaret C.
  • Anderson, Sherwood, 1876-1941
  • Antheil, George, 1900-1959
  • Begin, Menachem, 1913-
  • Bodenheim, Maxwell, 1893-1954
  • Brent, Stuart
  • Caylor, Rose
  • Chicago Daily Journal.
  • Chicago Daily News, Inc.
  • Doubleday and Company, inc.
  • Essipoff, Marie Armstrong, 1892-
  • Fowler, Gene, 1890-1960
  • Hart, Moss, 1904-1961
  • Hecht Family
  • Irgun tseva'i le'umi
  • Jessel, George, 1898-1981
  • Kogan, Herman
  • Kook, Hillel, 1915-
  • Kroch, Adolph, b. 1882
  • Lenya, Lotte
  • MacArthur, Charles, 1895-1956
  • Mankiewicz, Herman J. (Herman Jacob), 1897-1953
  • Marx, Harpo, 1888-1964
  • Mencken, H. L. (Henry Louis), 1880-1956
  • Sandburg, Carl, 1878-1967
  • Simon and Schuster, inc.
  • Wallace, Mike, 1918-
  • Weill, Kurt, 1900-1950

Subjects

  • Artifacts
  • Authors, American--20th century
  • Chicago (Ill.)--Intellectual life--20th century
  • Clippings
  • Dramatists, American
  • Manuscripts, American
  • Moving images
  • Novelists, American--Illinois--Chicago
  • Photographs
  • Scrapbooks
  • Screenplays
  • Screenwriters, American
  • Sound recordings
  • World War, 1939-1945--Jews--Palestine
  • World War, 1914-1918 -- Aftermath--Germany--Berlin

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Container List

Series 1: Works, 1908-1983

Originals (mostly typescript), photocopies, printed, and reprinted versions of the literary output of Ben Hecht, Rose Hecht, and other writers who either collaborated with Ben Hecht or offered their writings to him for his consideration or amusement. This series includes novels, articles, essays, speeches, notes, scripts, poems, sketches, epigrams, and revisions. Untitled prose and poetry are identified with the first line of the piece. Unidentified materials are manuscript scraps and fragments, or items missing title pages. A few other writers wrote essays, articles, and eulogies about Ben Hecht; these works are included in the last section of the series.
Organized into three sections: Works by Ben Hecht, Works by Rose Hecht, and Works by Other Writers. Arranged alphabetically by title therein. Two boxes of oversize works are at the end of the series.

Box Folder Contents
1 a 1001 Afternoons in Chicago, (newspaper articles), see also oversize Box 53, 1921
1 b 1001 Afternoons in New York, (newspaper article), see also oversize Box 53, 1941
1 1 1001 Nights in New York, 1941
1 2 Actor's Blood, 1952
1 3 Actress, The, 1961(?)
1 4 Adultery Dance, The, n.d.
1 5 All Day He Fell, 1955-1959
1 6 All Day He Fell, Elvina, 1955
1 7 Annie-Pierce-of-Sky, n.d.
1 8-11 Aphrodite, 1958
1 12 Ballad of the Doomed Jews of Europe, 1943
1 13 Ballerina, n.d.
1 14 Bandit, The, 1962
1 14a Before I Die, two copies, n.d.
1 15 Ben Hecht Doffs His Coat, Puts on an Old Harness, see oversize Box 53, 1954
1 16 Ben Hecht Show, 1958
2 17-116 Berlin Dispatches, 1919
2 117 Billy Mitchell Story, The, 1948
2 118 Birth of a Soul n.d.
2 119 Black Umbrellas, 1919
2 120 Bodenheim, notes on, c. 1950
2 121 Bomb Thrower, The, 1922
2 122 Bosoms Away, 1957
3 123-125 Bring Me Joe Feeney, n.d.
3 126 Broadway's Largest Ego [Jed Harris], n.d.
3 127 Bum, The, 1963
3 128 CBS Television script, untitled, n.d.
3 129 Captain Kidd, n.d.
3 130 Casey, (preface to Bob Casey book), n.d.
3 131-136 Casino Royale, 1967
3 137 Cat that Jumped out of the Story, The, 1947
3 138 Champion in Chains, A, 1942
4 139-148 Charlie: The Improbable Life and Times of Charles MacArthur, 1957
4 149 Chicago, 1964
4 150 Chicago, The New Lyrics Ben Started for Chicago, Songs, ca. 1964
4 151 Chicago, Three Songs for O'Bannion, 1964
4 152 Chicago Days, 1959
5 153 Child as a Teacher, A, n.d.
5 154-196 Child of the Century, A, see also oversize Box 53, 1954
6 197-213 Child of the Century, A, see also oversize Box 53,
7 214 Clara, 1962
7 215 Club 118, n.d.
7 216-225 Cohen, Mickey, MS draft, 1958-1959
7 226-227 Cohen, Mickey, Notes On, n.d.
7 228-229 Cohen, Mickey, Research Notes on Crime and People, 1958-59
7 230 Cohen, Mickey, The Incomplete Life of Mickey Cohen, as published in Scanlon's, 1970
7 230a Collings Murder Articles, see also: oversize, 1931
7 231 Concerning a True Sickness, n.d.
7 232 Concerning a Woman of Sin, 1943
7 233 Crime Without Passion, 1942
7 234 Curtain Rises, A, n.d.
7 234a Cyrano de Bergerac, n.d.
7 235 Death, n.d.
7 236 Death and Dr. Jung, n.d.
7 237 Death Dance, n.d.
8 238 Death of Hollywood, n.d.
8 238a Design for Living (script), Jun. 14, 1933
[purchase, Society of Collectors, 2008]
8 239 Dialogues With a Wolf - The Epistles of the Lucky Husband, n.d.
8 240 Diary, 1908
8 241-243 Disenchanted Diary, n.d.
8 244-246 Don't Pick Your Money Up Till You're Finished Singing [about Fannie Brice], n.d.
8 247-252 Dorian Tree, The, 1963
8 253 Doting Burglar, The, 1953
9 254 Double Exposure, 1949
9 255-256 Dregs, 1915
9 257 Elliott, Bertram - Forward to The Arts Club of Chicago Exhibition of Drawings, 1926
9 258 Essay on Happiness, n.d.
9 259 Evil, n.d.
9 260 Ezra Pound, Dec. 1917
9 260a Fairy Who Was Hanged, A [Playboy Magazine], Jul. 9, 1962
9 261 Famous Reporter's Death Recalls Marco Polo Tribe, (Bob Casey), see oversize Box 53, 1962
9 262 Fanny Brice, Miscellaneous incidents and reminders, n.d.
9 263 Fanny Brice Movie Treatment, n.d.
9 264 Fargo, n.d.
9 265 Fingers at the Window, The, n.d.
9 266 First Words on First Nights, Radio Address, Apr. 9, 1964
9 267-271 Flag is Born, A, 1946
9 272 Ford Motor Company 50th Anniversary Television Show, ca. Jun. 15, 1953
9 272a Foreign Correspondent (script), Aug. 30, 1930
[purchase, Society of Collectors, 2008]
9 273 Fragmentary Writing, n.d.
10 274-282 Gaily, Gaily, see oversize Box 53, 1963
10 283 Gargoyles: An Analytical Sex Novel (Ben's Review), 1923
10 284 Gene Fowler, c. 1960
10 285 George Jessel, n.d.
10 286 Girl Friday, n.d.
10 287 Go Chicago!, 1925
10 288 Go, Scholar Gipsy!, 1941
10 289 Goldberg, Leon, Eulogy, 1962
10 290 Good Old Nyack, 1962
10 290a Great Magoo (script), n.d.
[purchase, Society of Collectors, 2008]
10 291-294 Grimaces (early unpublished novel), n.d.
Note: Grimaces is also available on microfilm.
10 295 Groucho Plot, 1952
11 296-297 Guide for the Bedevilled, A, 1944
11 298 Hazel Flagg, 1953
11 299 Hearts and Flowers, n.d.
11 300 Hello, Charlie, 1959
11 301 Hirshfeld, Samuel, M.D., Funeral Address delivered by Ben Hecht, 1946
11 302 Hollywood Nostalgia [Playboy Magazine], see oversize 54, 1960
11 303 Homage to Minna Emch, 1958
11 304 Honeymoon Postcard, A, n.d.
11 305 How to Enjoy Death, n.d.
11 306 I Didn't Need an Atlas, (The Front Page Then and Now), see oversize Box 54, 1961
11 307 I, Finesse or The Man Who Bid Eight Spades, n.d.
11 308 Introducing Broadway Entertainment, 1954
11 309 Italian Diary, c. 1955
11 310 It's Fun to Be Free, 1941
11 311 Jack Pot of Corpses, A [Playboy Magazine], 1961
11 312 Jenny's Birthday Play, n.d.
11 313 Jewish Situation Less Complex, (Los Angeles Times), 1943
11 314-315 Joan of Arc, 1940's-mid
11 316 Jumbo, 1969
11 317 Kaufman [George], 1961
11 318 Kingdom of Evil, The, 1924
11 319 Kismet, Preface to Musical Version, n.d.
11 320 Labor Pageant, 1942
11 321 Lanza, Mario (speech), n.d.
11 322 Last Dream, The, n.d.
11 323 Last Word, (Ben Hecht's contribution to Billy Rose's column, The New York Post), 1952
11 324 Lawyers (includes notes from Rose), n.d.
11 325 Lentil, Introduction to, 1956
11 325a Letitia [Playboy Magazine], Oct. 10, 1962
11 326-330 Letters From Bohemia, see also oversize Box 54, 1964
12 331-346a Letters From Bohemia, see also oversize Box 54, 1964
12 347 Letter to the Terrorists of Palestine, see oversize Box 54, 1947
12 348 MacArthur, Charles, Eulogy 1956
12 349 MacArthur, Late Playwright, Lived A Thousand Stories, see oversize Box 54, 1956
12 350 McSweeney Outline, n.d.
12 351 Magdalene: A Harlot From Jerusalem (or a Woman Named Mary) story outline and part of script, n.d.
12 352 Maggie (in memoriam for Margaret Sullivan), (New York Post), 1960
12 353 Marcia and Jane (2nd television script), n.d.
12 354 Mary Todd Lincoln, [story discussion], n.d.
12 355 Mask, The, 1954
12 356 Max Band, n.d.
13 357 Memories of Love, n.d.
13 357a Midsummer, [Ben's rewrites for Midsummer], n.d.
13 358 Miracle in the Rain, 1943
13 359 Miracle on the Pullman, 1945
13 360 Modernism, 1921-22?
13 361 Most Unforgettable Character I've Ever Met, The, 1944
13 362 Mouths of the Beast, n.d.
13 363-365 Movie Star, n.d.
13 366 Murder in the Dressing Room, The, n.d.
13 367-374 My Story, (Marilyn Monroe), 1954
13 375-378 My Testament, n.d.
14 379-381 My Testament - Notes, n. d.
14 382 My Uncle Abraham Reports..., 1943
14 383 Mystery of the Man with the Accordion, The, 1931
14 383a Newspaper Articles, Chicago Daily Journal, 1912-1913
14 383b Newspaper Articles, Chicago Daily News, 1919
14 384 No Room for Vice [Playboy Magazine], 1959
14 385 Noble Experiment, The, 1963
14 386 Norma Nevers and the Great Adventure, n.d.
14 387-388 Notebooks, n.d.
15 389-397 Notebooks,
15 398-402 Notes, n.d.
16 403-406 Notes,
16 407 On Change, n.d.
16 408 On Death (again), n.d.
16 409 On Love, n.d.
16 410 On Sickness. . . [epigrams], n.d.
16 411-418 Orpheus in the Underworld, 1953
17 419-434 Orpheus in the Underworld,
17 435 Packy Hudson, n.d.
17 436 Pageant of American Labor, The, - see Oversize Box 54, 1942
17 437 Parable of a Critic (dedicated to Brooks Atkinson), n.d.
17 438 Paradine Case, The, 1947
17 439-449 Perfidy, 1961
18 450 Phantasmagoriophobia, 1940
18 451 Phantom Killing, The, n.d.
18 452 Poetry, Ah Wolf in Sheep's Clothing, or Why Yenta Had her Shoes Re-soled (by Alfred Pupick-student), n.d.
18 453 Poetry, Allegro, Adagio, Andante, The Legacy, n.d.
18 454 Poetry, A Answer [to Jenny], n.d.
18 455 Poetry, As a brightly plumaged bird..., Apr. 1949
18 456 Poetry, Ballad of the Doomed Jews of Europe, Mar. 1943
18 457 Poetry, Ballad of 53 Years, n.d.
18 458 Poetry, Ballad of Newspaper Critics, n.d.
18 459 Poetry, Ballad of Three Graces, n.d.
18 460 Poetry, Ballad of Vanishing Editors, n.d.
18 461 Poetry, Before time turns our locks to gray..., n.d.
18 462 Poetry, Black Boy, n.d.
18 463 Poetry, Bread and Butter Letter, n.d.
18 464-466 Poetry, Child of the Century [epic poem], n.d.
18 467 Poetry, City Sketches, Mother and Child, n.d.
18 468 Poetry, Class History, The, [Racine High], n.d.
18 469 Poetry, Complaint, n.d.
18 470 Poetry, Curled up in Bed..., [includes notes from Rose], n.d.
18 471 Poetry, The dark land where..., n.d.
18 472 Poetry, The day we buried love..., n.d.
18 473 Poetry, Death makes a circle..., n.d.
18 474 Poetry, Debut [for Jenny], 1952
18 475 Poetry, Ego, n.d.
18 476 Poetry, Flowers come out of the ground... [to Jenny], n.d.
18 477 Poetry, For an Analyst, n.d.
18 478 Poetry, For Helen and Charlie's 19th Wedding Anniversary, n.d.
18 479 Poetry, For sitting in the dentist's chair... [to Jenny from tooth fairy?], n.d.
18 480 Poetry, A great white leopard..., n.d.
18 481 Poetry, He Gave Her ah Swell Massage, or The Barber's Heppy Sweetheart (by Alfred Pupick-student), n.d.
18 482 Poetry, Her skin of sun and milk..., n.d.
18 483 Poetry, Here is our gay old Xmas tree..., n.d.
18 484 Poetry, Here is the rhyme of a wretched year [to Marie Armstrong Hecht], n.d.
18 485 Poetry, Here was the land of..., n.d.
18 486 Poetry, Hollywood 1936, n.d.
18 487 Poetry, How nice it is that time does pass..., n.d.
18 488 Poetry, Humoresques, An Invitation to Cheat Posterity [published in The Little Review, Sept.], 1915
18 489 Poetry, Humoresques, The Diabolical Pedestrian I, 1915
18 490 Poetry, Humoresques, The Diabolical Pedestrian II, 1915
18 491 Poetry, Humoresques, The Doctor Operates, 1915
18 492 Poetry, Humoresques, The Ewig Weibliche, 1915
18 493 Poetry, Humoresques, The Man Who Walks Like a Toy, 1915
18 494 Poetry, Humoresques, Romance, 1915
18 495 Poetry, Humoresques, Sorrow [published in The Little Review, Sept.] 1915
18 496 Poetry, Humoresques, There is Something Wrong with the Race, 1915
18 497 Poetry, Humoresques, To a Rival Imagist, 1915
18 498 Poetry, I am one in whom the emptiness..., n.d.
18 499 Poetry, I have come to the cool place where..., n.d.
18 500 Poetry, I have lived long enough to find..., n.d.
18 501 Poetry, If I could pray I'd pray for this..., n.d.
18 502 Poetry, I'm sorry for whoever doesn't like me..., n.d.
18 503 Poetry, In 1913, n.d.
18 504 Poetry, [Incomplete or fragmentary], n.d.
18 505 Poetry, Jenny doesn't know me yet..., n.d.
18 506 Poetry, Jenny Duck Club, [with drawing], 1952
18 507 Poetry, Jenny Hecht is my name..., n.d.
18 508 Poetry, Jenny's High School Cheer, n.d.
18 509 Poetry, Jenny's Joke, n.d.
18 510 Poetry, Jenny's Long and Narrow, n.d.
19 511 Poetry, July 25, 1960, 1960?
19 512 Poetry, Let's Play Cops and Robbers..., n.d.
19 513 Poetry, Lindy Flies Again, n.d.
19 514 Poetry, Lost, n.d.
19 515 Poetry, Love me darling..., n.d.
19 516 Poetry, March 2, 1963, 1963?
19 517 Poetry, Martial's Epigrams [Translations from Latin], n.d.
19 518 Poetry, Merry Xmas to Jeannie Sims [copy], 1958
19 519 Poetry, Moon Toons [to Jenny], n.d.
19 520-521 Poetry, Mrs. Heinemann's Saturday Night, n.d.
19 522 Poetry, Much I have done..., n.d.
19 523 Poetry, My heart is like a bird at rest..., n.d.
19 524 Poetry, My Valentine is Jenny, n.d.
19 525 Poetry, Nativity-Schmivity, n.d.
19 526 Poetry, The negro hero stood up for his kind..., n.d.
19 527 Poetry, New Years 1961, 1961
19 527a Poetry, No rubbish heap of Broken Bottles..., (To Jenny, Xmas 1962), see oversize Box 54 1962
19 528 Poetry, Nothing has changed..., n.d.
19 529 Poetry, Now that she is dead..., n.d.
19 530 Poetry, Oh hark to the grim disaster..., n.d.
19 531 Poetry, Oh lady alert and pneumatic..., n.d.
19 532 Poetry, Oh silver... [to Jenny], n.d.
19 533 Poetry, Oh this is the tale of an iconoclast... [about Mencken], n.d.
19 534 Poetry, On a Sleepless Night, n.d.
19 535 Poetry, Only Ah Mother From Children (by Alfred Pupick-Student), n.d.
19 536 Poetry, Playwright's Morning After, A, (New York World-Telegram), 1942
19 537 Poetry, [poem on Bernie Hyman], n.d.
19 538 Poetry, [Pornographic Poems], n.d.
19 539 Poetry, Quest, n.d.
19 540 Poetry, Real Estate Note, n.d.
19 541 Poetry, Remembering the Friends who Died, Feb. 4, 1962, 1962?
19 542 Poetry, The Reporter's Soliloquy, n.d.
19 543 Poetry, Rose [7 poems], 1950, 1958, 1960, n.d.
19 544 Poetry, Sketches [some published in the Little Review], 1915
19 545 Poetry, Some writer grow excited viewing..., n.d.
19 546 Poetry, Song of a Palestinian, n.d.
19 547 Poetry, Songs - Wooing Song, c. 1915
19 548 Poetry, Sonnet to the Cast of Lily of the Valley, 1942
19 549 Poetry, Speak of love when love is new..., n.d.
19 550 Poetry, Speakeasy Sighs [5 poems, by Alfred Pupick-Student], n.d.
19 551 Poetry, Swan Song Cast Farewell, 1946
19 552 Poetry, Thoughts of the Man on Strike, n.d.
19 553 Poetry, Time Stand Still..., 1958
19 554 Poetry, To a Phonograph Hussar, n.d.
19 555 Poetry, To a Stowaway [in anticipation of Jenny's birth], n.d.
19 556 Poetry, To Dr. Cave, n.d.
19 557 Poetry, To Jack Barrymore, n.d.
19 558-559 Poetry, To Jack [Kreindler], 1950
19 560 Poetry, To Jenny Three Days Old, (SEE: Guide for the Bedevilled - Dedication), 1943
19 561 Poetry, To Jenny from Ben - Christmas, 1943
19 562 Poetry, To Jenny, Christmas, 1944
19 563 Poetry, To Jenny, New Years, 1949
19 564 Poetry, To Jenny, Christmas, 1949
19 565 Poetry, To Jenny, 1950
19 566 Poetry, To Jenny at 16, 1959
19 567 Poetry, To the Phoenix Players, n.d.
19 568 Poetry, Unanswered, n.d.
19 569 Poetry, Uncle Sam Stands Up, Dec. 18, 1941
19 570 Poetry, Under the White Umbrella, n.d.
19 571 Poetry, The way a tree buds, [for Jenny], n.d.
19 572 Poetry, The Weary Author, n.d.
19 573 Poetry, What do I ask of women..., [copy from book inscription], n.d.
19 574 Poetry, What is your name little girl?... [to Jenny], n.d.
19 575 Poetry, What'll you have?..., n.d.
19 576 Poetry, When all the marching was through..., n.d.
19 577 Poetry, When I'm dead..., 1949
19 578 Poetry, When I was ill..., n.d.
19 579 Poetry, When I was young..., n.d.
19 580 Poetry, When you're playing in the hinterlands... [to Jenny], n.d.
19 581 Poetry, Whether a serpent with a fiery tail..., n.d.
19 582 Poetry, Who gives a hoot in hell..., n.d.
19 583 Poetry, Who Will Protect de Woiking Goil [by Alfred Pupick-Student], n.d.
19 584 Poetry, Why Abie Eloped with an Irish Rose, n.d.
19 585 Poetry, Writing is my pleasure, 1960
19 586 Poetry, The year is 1934..., n.d.
19 587 Pontius Pilot, n.d.
19 588 Praying Mantis, The (2 copies), ca. 1964
19 588a Prohibition Era, The [Playboy Magazine], 1963
19 588b Queen Dido [Playboy Magazine], 1962
19 589 Queen of Outer Space, (formerly Queen of the Universe), 1958
19 590-591 Remember Us, 1943
20 592 Rendezvous of Love, 1945
20 593 Requiem for Three, 1965
20 593a Rival Dummy, The [Ellery Queen's Magazine], 1946
20 594 Romeo and Juliet, 1952
20 595 Sadness of Odette, The, n.d.
20 596 Scarecrows, The, n.d.
20 597 Scoundrel, The, 1935
20 598 Shadow, The, 1926
20 599 Shedding Light, n.d.
20 600-607 Shylock, My Brother, 1964
21 608-619 Shylock, My Brother, 1964
22 620-628 Shylock, My Brother, 1964
23 629-635 Shylock, My Brother, 1964
24 636-642 Shylock, My Brother, 1964
24 643 Sic Transit, 1954
24 644 Silent Heart, n.d.
25 645-656 Simone, ca. 1962
26 657-666 Simone, ca. 1962
27 667-675 Simone, ca. 1962
27 675a Snowfall in Childhood, (1983 reprint of 1934 article from Esquire), see oversize Box 54, 1983
27 676 Snowstorm Reverie, 1942
27 677 Solitaire, The, n.d.
27 678 Some Trouble with the Caveman, n.d.
27 679 Specter of the Rose [Diner's Club Magazine], 1962
27 680 Speeches: [about early days in Chicago], n.d.
27 681 Speeches: [begins, I'm no talker...], n.d.
27 682 Speeches: [begins, I've been told... autobiographical], n.d.
27 683 Speeches: [delivered at Slapsie Maxie's - financed by Mickey Cohen], ca. 1943
27 684 Speeches: [Irgun related, similar to that delivered at Slapsie Maxie's], n.d.
27 685 Speeches: [It's Not Just the City - The World Has Changed, see oversize Box 54, 1963
27 686 Speeches: [made at Newsday], Apr. 15, 1964
27 687 Speeches: [Menachem Begin Welcome], n.d.
27 688 Speeches: [Palestinian Jews], n.d.
27 689 Speeches: [To Crew of Ben Hecht], 1947
28 690 Spy Plane Incident, The, May 13, 1960
28 691 Student and the Beggar, 1942
28 692 Sunset Kid, The, (reprint of Swindler's Luck), 1964
28 693 Tales of the City, 1953
28 694 Testament, n.d.
28 695 Testament of a Reporter, (unknown publication), 1941
28 696 Thank God I was Born Poor, n.d.
28 697 Tired Horse, The, 1954
28 698 To Jenny, 1957
28 699 To Jenny, Nine Years Old, c. 1952
28 699a To Jimmy Durante, c. 1962-1964
28 700 To Write Truthfully About Love, n.d.
28 701 Too Much Sex, n.d.
28 702 Treasury of Ben Hecht, Preface, 1958
28 703 Trilby, 1948
28 704-706a Twentieth Century, 1933
28 706b Twentieth Century, New Haven Theatre production script, 1933
28 706c Twentieth Century, Broadhurst Theatre (New York) production script, 1932
28 707 Uncle Joe, n.d.
28 707a - 707b Underworld, A Musical, ca. 1960
29 707c-731 Underworld, A Musical Play, ca. 1960
29a 732-735 Underworld, A Musical Play, scripts ca. 1960
29a 736 Underworld Soiree [Rogue Magazine], Jun. 1960
29a 737 Unidentified, n.d.
29a 738 Unidentified [begins Act I: It is one o'clock of a Monday afternoon], n.d.
29a 739 Unidentified [collaboration with Gene Fowler], 1957
29a 740 Unidentified [fragment], n.d.
29a 741 Unidentified [fragment], n.d.
29a 742 Unidentified [fragments], n.d.
29a 743 Unidentified [fragments], n.d.
29a 744 Unidentified [fragment about censorship], ca. 1960's
29a 745 Unidentified [incomplete], n.d.
29a 746 Unidentified [manuscript fragments], n.d.
29a 747 Unidentified [manuscript fragments with Rose's notes in re: Shylock], n.d.
29a 748 Unidentified [manuscript pages with Rose's Notes], n.d.
29a 749 Unidentified [movie continuity], n.d.
29a 750 [folder intentionally left blank]
29a 751 Unidentified [movie outline], n.d.
29a 752 Unidentified [plot for film], n.d.
29a 753 Unidentified [script], n.d.
29a 754 Unidentified [script], n.d.
29a 755 Unidentified [script], n.d.
30 756 Unidentified [script], n.d.
30 757 Unidentified [script], n.d.
30 758 Unidentified [script fragment], n.d.
30 759 Unidentified [script scenes 46-57], n.d.
30 760 Unidentified [script with narrator and Man], n.d.
30 761 Unidentified [story for script], n.d.
30 762 Unidentified [story outline - as found], n.d.
30 763 Unidentified [story for screenplay? - as found], n.d.
30 764 Unidentified [storyline], n.d.
30 765 Unidentified [three unfinished manuscripts - as found], n.d.
30 766 Upperworld, 1934
30 767 Upside Down Hero, n.d.
30 768 Untitled [begins, An anti-marriage danse in their contracts...], n.d.
30 769 Untitled [begins, The business of youth... with Rose's notes], n.d.
30 770 Untitled [begins, The great wind beaten stone is still there...], n.d.
30 771 Untitled [begins, Have you ever wondered why movies are all alike?], n.d.
30 772 Untitled [begins, How little war is...], Dec. 1943
30 773 Untitled [begins, I have relied on myself too much...], n.d.
30 774 Untitled [begins, I like your phrase...], n.d.
30 775 Untitled [begins, I was a newspaperman in Chicago...], n.d.
30 776 Untitled [begins, In the old...], n.d.
30 777 Untitled [begins, Is life ever so charming as when it's over...], n.d.
30 778 Untitled [begins, It was not the custom...], n.d.
30 779 Untitled [begins, It was raining...], n.d.
30 780 Untitled [begins, Jenny looked at the big clock...], n.d.
30 781 Untitled [begins, The jews have the greatest unity in the world...], n.d.
30 782 Untitled [begins, The Mass Aberration...], n.d.
30 783 Untitled [begins, Outside the lightning flared...], n.d.
30 784 Untitled [begins, She had given birth to a second self...], n.d.
30 785 Untitled [begins, What do the musicians say...], n.d.
30 786 Untitled [begins, Writers are always in some trouble...] n.d.
30 787 Untitled Serial - first of 6-9 installments, n.d.
31 788 Valentine for the Gunman [television script], 1961
31 789 Variations on a Theme [Nugget Magazine], 1956
31 789a Walk on the Wild Side [screenplay], ca. 1961
31 790 Walter Winchell On Broadway, (Ben Hecht as guest columnist, The Daily Mirror), 1935
31 790-791 Wanted -- A New God, 1958
31 792 Watch Tower of Tomorrow, 1945
31 793-795 We Will Never Die, 1943
31 796 What's His Name, n.d.
31 797 What's New Pussycat? [notes on], n.d.
31 798 Wicked City, 1953
31 799-805 Winkelberg, 1960
31 805a Wistfully Yours (article in TheatreArts magazine), Jul. 1951
31 805b Woman Without Passion (working title, movie treatment), n.d.
31 806 Wonder Hat, The (script), 1920
31 807 Writer's Part in Hollywood: Ben Hecht Issues a Manifesto, A, 1940 (?)
31 808 Writing, n.d.
32 809-815 (Rose) Autobiographical, n.d.
33 816-822 (Rose) Autobiographical, n.d.
34 823-826 (Rose) Autobiographical, n.d.
34 827 (Rose) Chicago Literary Times articles, n.d.
34 828-829 (Rose) Child in the House, A, n.d.
35 830-833 (Rose) Child in the House, A, n.d.
35 834-836 (Rose) Child in the House, A, : Legend for my Daughter, 1959
36 827 (Rose) Child in the House, A, notes, n.d.
36 828 (Rose) Delicate Affair, A, or What Happened to Lydie Mason, 1941
36 829 (Rose) Fingers at the Window, The, (script), 1939
36 830-831 (Rose) Hudson Valley Man, n.d.
36 832 (Rose) Journey, The [dust jacket only], 1933
36 833-834 (Rose) Legend for a Child, n.d.
36 835-838 (Rose) Lentil, ca. 1956
37 839-845 (Rose) Lentil, ca. 1956
38 846-855 (Rose) Lentil, ca. 1956
38 856 (Rose) Lentil (television script), n.d.
39 857 (Rose) [Letters to the editor], 1961-1976, n.d.
39 857a (Rose) Lily of the Valley, notes to Ben, n.d.
39 858-869 (Rose) Notebooks, n.d.
40 870-874 (Rose) Notebooks, n.d.
41 875-885 (Rose) Notebooks, n.d.
42 886-892 (Rose) Notebooks, n.d.
43 893-895 (Rose) Notebooks, n.d.
43 896 (Rose) Notes and Clippings, Saul Bellow as prototype of the graceless disciple..., 1969
43 897 (Rose) Notes on Irgun/Palestine related topics, n.d.
43 898-900 (Rose) Notes on Jenny, n.d.
44 901-904 (Rose) Notes on Jenny, n.d.
44 905 (Rose) Pity [folder titled: notes for a One Act Play to be called Pity], n.d.
44 906 (Rose) Poet's Asphodel, The, n.d.
44 907 (Rose) Riviera [adaptation for stage], n.d.
45 908-913 (Rose) Shylock and notes on Jews, n.d.
46 914-918 (Rose) Shylock and notes on Jews, n.d.
46 919 (Rose) Slow Murder [narration about sharecroppers for documentary movie], n.d.
46 920-924 (Rose) Trial of Mary Lincoln, n.d.
47 925-935 (Rose) Trial of Mary Lincoln, n.d.
48 936-947 (Rose) Trial of Mary Lincoln, n.d.
49 948-955 (Rose) Trial of Mary Lincoln, n.d.
50 956-962 (Rose) Trial of Mary Lincoln, n.d.
50 963 (Rose) Uncle Vanya [cover only], n.d.
50 964 (Rose) Unidentified Fragments, n.d.
50 965 (Rose) Women in Industry are People, n.d.
51 966 (Other Writers) Antheil, George - The Ben Hecht Valses, 1943
51 967 (Other Writers) Antheil, George - Modern Sounds for Small Hands [for Jenny], 1956
51 968 (Other Writers) Antheil, George - Sighs and Groans [for Rose], 1956
51 969 (Other Writers) Achard, George - Joan of Arc [notes and fragments], ca. 1946
51 970 (Other Writers) Bernstein, Henri - Israel: a Play in Three Acts, n.d.
51 971 (Other Writers) Beyer, William - To Maxwell Bodenheim (poem), n.d.
51 972 (Other Writers) Bodenheim, Maxwell (poems), n.d.
51 973-974 (Other Writers) Brecht, Bertolt and Lion Feuchtwagner - Simone (script), n.d.
51 975 (Other Writers) Brecht, Bertolt and Lion Feuchtwagner - The Visions of Simone Marchard (script), n.d.
51 976 (Other Writers) Cohen, Mickey - Mickey Cohen, Own Story, n.d.
51 977 (Other Writers) Crossman, RHS - Bad Samaritan (review of Leon Poliakov's Harvest of Hate), Sept. 28, 1956
51 978 (Other Writers) de Strasser, Victor F. - The Empress of South America, The Demon of a Continent, n.d.
51 979-980 (Other Writers) Duffy, Sherman Reilly - Autobiography n.d.
51 981 (Other Writers) Emch, Minna - articles on psychiatry, 1935-1955
52 982-984 (Other Writers) Emch, Minna - Leaves from an Analyst's Notebook, Poems and Aphorisms, n.d.
52 985 (Other Writers) Emch, Minna - Reflections on the Life of N. Lionel Blitzsen, 1893-1952, n.d.
52 986 (Other Writers) Fowler, Gene - The Finest Hour, Testament of a Dying Ham, and drawings, n.d.
52 987 (Other Writers) Frame, Donald M. - Translation of the trial of Jeanne d'Arc, the questioning selections, n.d.
52 988 (Other Writers) Freeman, Lucy - Death of an Analyst [in memory of Minna Emch], n.d.
52 989 (Other Writers) Harrington, John - poems, n.d.
52 990 (Other Writers) Hirschfeld, Sam - [untitled, manuscript], n.d.
52 991 (Other Writers) Jessel, George - Eulogy for Ben Hecht, 1964
52 992 (Other Writers) Stempel, John - Recollections of Nunally Johnson, selections from, 1969
52 993 (Other Writers) Lebeson, Anita Libman - Jewish Cartographers..., 1948
52 994 (Other Writers) Lederer, Charles - Not for Love (script), n.d.
52 995 (Other Writers) Lederer, Charles - Deposition, n.d.
52 996 (Other Writers) McFedries, Archie - Riddle of the Ragged Stranger, n.d.
52 997 (Other Writers) Macbeath, A. - A Plea for Heretics, 1953
52 998 (Other Writers) Mersand, Joseph and Ilya Wachs - The Jewish Stereotype in English Literature: Shylock and Fagin, n.d.
52 999 (Other Writers) Merlin, Sam - fragment, n.d.
52 1000 (Other Writers) Merlin, Sam - [begins, I understand that Ben Hecht...], c. 1970
52 1001 (Other Writers) Merlin, Sam - The Story of the Hebrew Committee..., n.d.
52 1002 (Other Writers) Miller, Francis P. - A Hero of Democracy [Robert R. McCormick], ca. 1941
52 1003 (Other Writers) Morgenthau, Henry, Jr. - excerpts from the Morgenthau Diaries, 1947
52 1004 (Other Writers) Oleck, Howard L. - America Needs Israel to Hold Back Communism, 1956
52 1005 (Other Writers) Patterson, Lieut. Col. J.H. - Behind the Palestine Betrayal, n.d.
52 1006 (Other Writers) Pool, David de Sola - My Spiritual Autobiography, 1953
52 1007 (Other Writers) Rich, Helen - [begins, I was walking down fifth avenue one day... - Miracle in the Rain influence] n.d.
52 1008 (Other Writers) Rose, Billy - Review of the Improbable Life and Times of Charles MacArthur, ca. 1957
52 1009 (Other Writers) Unidentified Author - Irgun Proclamation Papers, 1945
52 1010 (Other Writers) Unidentified Author - Who Was Shakespeare? n.d.
52 1011 (Other Writers) Unidentified Author - An Appeal to Reason, n.d.
52 1012 (Other Writers) Unidentified Author - Synopsis of Hecht's Work [with Rose's notes], n.d.
52 1013 (Other Writers) Weiss, Abe - Hymn of a Hundred Thousand (sheet music), 1956
52 1014 (Other Writers) Weiss, David - Bibliography for Mary Todd Lincoln [for Selznick Company], 1959
52 1015 (Other Writers) Weizman, Chaim - Political address [research for Perfidy], 1937
52 1016 (Other Writers) Wolf, Leonard - The Passion of Israel [copy of pp. 264-265], n.d.
52 1017 (Other Writers) Writer's War Board - Rehabilitating the Veteran to Civilian Life, 1944
52 1018 (Other Writers) Yorck, Ruth Landshoff - IMJFK 1963
52 1019 (Other Writers) Zaslov, Jacqueline - The Need and the Greed, 1962
53 Oversize Works, 1001 Afternoons-G
54 Oversize Works, H-Z

Series 2: Incoming Correspondence, 1914-1979

Letters, telegrams, cards, etc. to Ben and Rose Hecht, of both a business and personal nature. Since Rose Hecht annotated much of her husband’s incoming correspondence, and since she was highly involved in the critiquing and editing of Ben's writings and the management of his career, her incoming correspondence is interfiled with Ben’s. Topics of letters vary from friendly notes and congratulatory letters to correspondence relating to the business of publishing, screenwriting, and filmmaking. After the alphabetical run of correspondents there are several folders of letters grouped by similar subject, such as fan mail, requests of various kinds, permissions to quote material from Hecht’s works, and letters of notes and condolence after Ben Hecht’s death in 1964. A great deal of fan mail and requests pertain to Hecht's writings that address the Holocaust and Judaism (such as his Guide for the Bedevilled in 1944 and Perfidy in 1961), and the fan mail especially is rich in personal accounts from World War II veterans and Holocaust survivors. Some condolences, if they are from prominent celebrities and/or form part of a longer series of correspondence from the same person, are filed in the alphabetic run instead of at the end of the run.
For more correspondence, see also Series 7: Legal/Financial Files, Series 8: Jenny Hecht Materials (under Correspondence and in Scrapbooks), and Series 9: Scrapbooks (at the end of Volume 3, concerning A Child of the Century.
Arranged alphabetically by correspondent, with correspondence by subject filed alphabetically afterwards.

Box Folder Contents
55 1020 Aberle, Lee, to Rose, 1961
55 1021 Ablon, Edward W., 1961
55 1022 Abramson, Ben, 1954
55 1023 Aletrino, Leopold, 1919-1928
55 1024 Algonquin Hotel, to Rose, n.d., 1970-1974
55 1025 Amadeo, Lydia, to Rose 1967-1970
55 1026 American Broadcasting Company (ABC), n.d., 1946-1964
55 1027 American Play Company (Austrian TV rights, The Front Page), 1961
55 1028 American President Lines (cruise ship), 1951
55 1029 American Red Cross 1943
55 1030 Amiqam, Eliyahu, 1963
55 1031 Amor, Addison, to Rose, 1969
55 1032 Andar, Paul, to Rose, 1953
55 1033 Anders-Amendt, Rudolph (Rudi), to Rose, 1959-1964
55 1034 Anderson, Cornelia Lane, 1941
55 1035 Anderson, Eleanor, n.d.
55 1036 Anderson, Margaret, 1952-1963
55 1037 Anderson, Margaret, to Rose, 1959-1964
55 1038 Anderson, Sherwood, n.d.
55 1039 Antheil, George (Boski, Georgie), 1941-1960
55 1040 Antheil, George (Boski), to Rose, (includes condolence), 1964
55 1041 Argosy Magazine, 1964
55 1042 Arnold, Martin, to Rose, 1973
55 1043 Arthur, Hartney J., to Rose, 1966
55 1044 Ashley, Ted, 1950-1951
55 1045 Askanasy, A. H., 1961
55 1046 Association des Auteurs de Films 1956
55 1047 ATLA (Association pour le Theatre de Langue Anglaise), to Rose, 1962
55 1048 Authors League Fund, to Rose, 1970-1971
55 1049 Badger, Richard G. (The Gorham Press), 1915
55 1050 Balaban, Burt, to Rose, (includes condolence), 1964
55 1051 Band, Bertha, to Rose, 1961
55 1052 Band, Max, (also photograph and poem), 1961
55 1053 Bartow, Lester, to Rose, 1968-1969
55 1054 Bartow, Nettie and Lester, to Ben and Rose, 1956
55 1055 Batthyany-Guissing, Giovanna, and Ladislav Batthyany, (also photographs), n.d., 1957
55 1056 Bautzer, Gregson (Greg), to Rose, 1970
55 1057 Bauzer, Grant, Youngman and Silbert, (Law Office), 1949-1958
55 1058 Bedford, Eric, 1944
55 1059 Begin, Menachem, n.d.
55 1060 Bell, Edward P., 1919-1929
55 1061 Bell, John Price, (Webb and Knapp, Inc.), 1950
55 1062 Bell, Ulric, 1941
55 1063 Belli, Melvin M., 1959
55 1064 Bemelmans, Ludwig, 1949
55 1065 Ben-Ami, Jacob, n.d.
55 1066 Ben-Ami, Margo, n.d.
55 1067 Bem-Ami, Y. (Mike), (American League for a Free Palestine), to Rose, 1964-1973
55 1068 Ben-Eliezer, A., 1948
55 1069 Bentley, Herbert, n.d.
55 1069a Bergman, Ingrid, n.d.
55 1069b Bergson, Peter, 1941-1952, 1962
55 1070 Bergson, Peter, to Rose, 1951-1952
55 1071 Bernhardt, Suzanne Caubaye, to Ben and Rose, 1953
55 1072 Bernstein, Henry, to Rose, n.d.
55 1073 Bertram, Burt and Rubee, to Ben and Rose, 1956
55 1074 Bickers, H. Sheridan (Sherry), 1954
55 1075 Birstein, Benard, 1946
55 1076 Bland, Lilly, 1960
55 1077 Bobbs Merrill Company, 1962
55 1078 Bodenheim, Grace, to Ben and Rose, 1946-1949
55 1079 Bodenheim, Grace, to Rose, 1949
55 1080 Bodenheim, Maxwell (Bogie), (see also: Wolfe, Harriet B.), to Ben and Rose, ca. 1940-1950's
55 1081 Bodenheim, Maxwell (Bogie), (also poem), (see also: Wolfe, Harriet B.), to Ben and Rose, n.d.
55 1082 Bodenheim, Maxwell (Bogie), (see also: Wolfe, Harriet B.), to Ben and Rose, n.d.
55 1083 Bodenheim, Maxwell (Bogie), to Hecht, Marie Armstrong, n.d.
55 1084 Bodenheim, Maxwell (Bogie), to Lederer, Charles, n.d.
55 1085 Bodenheim, Maxwell (Bogie), to Rose, n.d.
55 1086 Boll, Johanna (?), to Rose, n.d.
55 1087 Bonn, M. J., 1919
55 1088 Borge, Victor, 1964
55 1089 Boyar, Margery and Robert, to Rose, 1971
55 1090 Boyd, Madeleine, to Rose, (includes condolence), 1961-1971
55 1091 Boyt, John, 1946
55 1092 Brady, Ben, 1944
55 1093 Braunstein, Lester, (Omat Company), 1959
55 1094 Bregoff, Sadie, to Ben, Rose, and Jenny, 1956
55 1095 Brice, Billy, to Rose, (two drawings), 1947
55 1096 Brice, Fanny, to Rose, 1947
55 1097 Brinkman, Anne R., to Rose, 1964
55 1098 Brock, Alan, 1961
55 1099 Brown (?), 1972
55 1100 Brown, Himan, 1960
55 1101 Brown, Katherine, to Rose, 1952
56 1102 Bryan, Alison R., to Rose, 1964
56 1103 Brylawski, Fulton, (Law Offices), to Rose, (includes condolence), 1970-1973
56 1104 Bucceri, Jeanne and Michael, n.d.
56 1105 Buchanan, Barbara, 1951
56 1106 Buchbinder, J. R. 1934
56 1107 Burke, Billie, 1955
56 1108 Burke, Billie, to Rose, n.d.
56 1109 Butcher-Bokum, Fanny, to Rose, 1971
56 1110 Butler, Frank, to Rose, 1960
56 1111 Butterman, Josef, (incomplete), n.d.
56 1112 Capp, Jerry, n.d., 1960
56 1113 Carringer, Bob, UI - Urbana-Champaign, to Rose, n.d., 1973-1976
56 1114 Carver, James C., Jean Gerrity, and Shirley Kennedy, n.d.
56 1115 Casiano, Felicia and Ray, 1971
56 1116 Cave, Henry W., 1948
56 1117 Chambrun, Jacques, 1944-1961
56 1118 Chambrun, Jacques, to Rose, 1945
56 1119 Chancellor, Jack, n.d.
56 1120 Charles Scribner's Sons, 1944
56 1121 Chicago Daily News, n.d., 1919-1953
56 1122 Chicago Sun-Times, (Richard Finnegan), 1953
56 1123 Chodoin, Eddie, 1939
56 1124 Cinca, n.d.
56 1125 Clawson, Augusta H., to Rose, 1943
56 1126 Cleveland Play House, see also: Twain, Norman 1962
56 1127 Cleveland Play House, to Rose, (includes condolence), 1961-1964
56 1128 Climax, 1961
56 1129 Cloud, Joseph, (Washington Post), n.d.
56 1130 Cogan, Jimmie, 1919
56 1131 Cohen, Harry, 1954-1955
56 1132 Cohen, Lester, 1960
56 1133 Cohen, Mickey (Michael), (a. k. a. Meyer Harris Cohen), 1955-1964
56 1134 Cohen, Mickey (Michael), (a. k. a. Meyer Harris Cohen), to Rose, (condolence), 1964
56 1135 Cohen, Rima B., to Rose, 1973
56 1136 Collier, Constance, n.d.
56 1137 Collier, Constance, to Rose, (also article), n.d., 1954
56 1138 Collier's Magazine (To Maurice Zolotow from Executive Editor Frank D. Morris), 1947
56 1139 Collingwood, Charles, to Rose, 1961
56 1140 Collins, Carlyn and Robert, n.d.
56 1141 Collins, Charles, 1953-1954
56 1142 Collins, Charles, to Rose, 1958
56 1143 Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS-TV), 1952-1953
56 1144 Columbia Pictures, 1949-1964
56 1145 Columbia Unviversity, 1959
56 1146 Comden, Betty (?), 1955
56 1147 Congregation Shearith Israel, to Rose, 1969
56 1148 Conkle, Hilda, to Rose, (includes condolence), 1959-1966
56 1149 Conlan, Frank, 1952-1954
56 1150 Conlan, Frank, to Rose, 1950-1955
56 1151 Convy, Bert, to Rose, ca. 1969
56 1152 Cosmopolitan, n.d., 1959
56 1153 Covici, Pascal (Pat), 1939-1964
56 1154 Covici, Pascal (Pat), to Rose, 1964
56 1155 Cowling, George, n.d.
56 1156 Cowling, George, to Rose, 1956
56 1157 Crabtree, Paul, 1953
56 1158 Crapnell, Mrs. Clay E., to Rose, 1959
56 1159 Cronkite, Walter and Betsy, to Rose, (condolence), 1964
56 1160 Crown Publishers, 1946-1964
56 1161 Croy, Homer and Mae, to Rose, (includes condolence), n.d., 1962-1967
56 1162 Crum, Bartley C., 1954
56 1163 Cullman, Marguerite, to Rose, 1964
56 1164 Cunard Steam-Ship Company, to Rose, 1955
56 1165 Currey, Margery, n.d.
56 1166 Dahlberg, Julie, to Rose, (condolence), 1964
56 1167 Daley, Gladys, to Luise Cella, 1943
56 1168 Daniels, Sonia, to Rose, (includes condolence), 1962-1964
56 1169 Dannenberg, Daniel, to Rose, (condolence), 1964
56 1170 Danovitch, J. I., to Rose, (condolence), 1964
56 1171 Darrast, Harry, to Rose, (condolence), 1964
56 1172 Darvas, Lili, to Rose, Jenny, and Ben, 1964
56 1173 Davenport, Millia, to Rose, 1964
56 1174 Davies, Marion, ca. 1950
56 1175 Davis, Johanna Mankiewicz, to Rose, (includes condolence), 1964-1973
56 1176 Davis Publications, Inc., 1977
56 1177 De Bear, Mollie (?), n.d.
56 1178 De Sola Pool, D., 1945-1953
56 1179 De Vito, Florence Sailer, 1960
56 1180 Decalogue Books 1978
56 1181 Decker, 1919
56 1182 DeFord, Miriam Allen, 1963
56 1183 Dennis, C. H. 1919
57 1184 Diehl, Digby, to Rose, n.d.
57 1185 Dietz, Howard, n.d.
57 1186 Dill Pickles, The, 1944
57 1187 Dinamov, Serge, (Dinamoff), 1927
57 1188 Directors Guild of America, to Rose, (includes condolence), 1961-1964
57 1189 Ditrichstein, Leo, n.d.
57 1190 Dixon, Harland, 1953
57 1191 Doherty, Chris, to Rose, 1972
57 1192 Dohm, Arno, 1961
57 1193 Donehue, Vincent J., 1962
57 1194 Dorfman, Mary, 1964
57 1195 Doubleday and Company Inc., 1950-1964
57 1196 Doubleday and Company Inc., to Rose, 1963-1965
57 1197 Douglas, Kirk, see also: Ferry, Felix, 1950-1964
57 1198 Dozier, Bill (?), 1954
57 1199 Dramatists Guild, Inc., to Rose, 1977
57 1200 Draper, Stephen, to Rose, 1954
57 1201 Dreiser, Theodore, 1931
57 1202 Duffey, Bernard I., to Rose, 1950
57 1203 Duffy, Sherman Reilly, n.d., 1944-1945
57 1204 Dunlap, Florence, to Ben and Rose, n.d.
57 1205 Durante, Jimmy and Margie, to Rose, (condolence), 1964
57 1206 Eck, Nathan, (Hecht's response on back of letter), 1946
57 1207 Edelstein, Arthur, 1943
57 1208 Einfeld, Charlie, 1944
57 1209 Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, 1948-1964
57 1210 Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, to Rose, 1966-1972
57 1211 Ellson, Robert (Bob), to Rose, 1970-1972
57 1212 Ellstein, Sylvia Regan, to Rose, n.d., 1964-1965
57 1213 Emerson, John, n.d.
57 1214 Emmanuel, Karl, 1954
57 1215 Epstein, A. S. (Al), 1954-1962
57 1216 Epstein, A. S. (Al), to Rose, 1961
57 1217 Esquire Magazine, 1954
57 1218 Essen, Viola, 1949
57 1219 Evans, Eliza, 1936
57 1220 Fairbanks, Douglas, to Rose, (condolence), 1964
57 1221 Falotew, Peter, 1962
57 1222 Famous Artists Agency, Inc., see also: Stark, Ray), 1964-1966
57 1223 Farbman, Michael, n.d., 1919
57 1224 Fegte, Carol and Carl, to Rose, n.d., 1962-1978
57 1225 Fegte, Eileen O'Kane, to Rose, n.d.
57 1226 Feibelman, Rene, 1919
57 1227 Feldman, Charlie, n.d., 1952-1964
57 1228 Ferber, Edna, 1928
57 1229 Ferguson, Hazel, (Friends of Literature), 1950
57 1230 Ferrer, Jose, n.d.
57 1231 Ferrer, Jose, to Rose, (condolence), 1964
57 1232 Ferry, Felix, (Fefe), n.d., 1950-1951
57 1233 Feuchtwanger, Marta, n.d., 1962
57 1234 Field, Mary, to Rose, 1950-1956
57 1235 Fine, Hank, n.d., 1952-1961
57 1236 Fishbein, Harold J., to Rose, 1953
57 1237 Fishbein, Kenn, to Rose, n.d.
57 1238 Fishbein, Morris and Anna, 1928-1976
57 1239 Fishbein, Morris and Anna, to Rose, (includes condolence), 1964-1969
57 1240 Fisher, Mina Rae, 1961
57 1241 Fitzgerald, Madeleine F., to Rose, 1956
57 1242 Flowers, Doris, 1959
57 1243 Flye, Rev. James Harold, to Rose, 1971-1972
57 1244 Fonseca, Carolynn, 1960
57 1245 Foster, Paul F. n.d., 1928-1960
57 1246 Foust, Chester, 1961
57 1247 Fowler, Agnes, 1964
57 1248 Fowler, Agnes, to Rose, (condolence), 1964
57 1249 Fowler, Gene, n.d., 1932-1964
57 1250 Folwer, Gene, (copies of letters from University of California-Riverside), n.d.
57 1251 Fowler, Will, to Rose, 1970-1974
58 1252 Frawley, Bill, n.d.
58 1253 Freed, Arnold, n.d.
58 1254 Freedman, Lewis, to Rose, 1969
58 1255 Freedman, Zac, n.d.
58 1256 Freeman, Lucy, to Rose, n.d., 1962-1969
58 1257 Fregosi, Anna, to Rose, 1952
58 1258 Fried, Walter (Walllie), 1950
58 1259 Friedman, Saul, to Samuel Merlin, 1974
58 1260 Fulton, John T., 1951-1955
58 1261 Fulton, John T., to Rose, 1953
58 1262 Furness, Betty, 1961
58 1263 Furthmann, Charles, 1927
58 1264 G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1922, 1961
58 1265 Gahagan, Helen, 1944
58 1266 Galanoy, Terry, to Rose, 1969-1970
58 1267 Gang, Kopp and Tyre Attorneys at Law, 1945-1957
58 1268 Garmes, Lee and Ruth, to Rose, (includes condolence), n.d., 1964-1976
58 1269 Gershwin, Lee and Ira, to Rose, (condolence), 1964
58 1270 Gertisser, Dottie and Jo Jo, to Rose, n.d., 1952-1954
58 1271 Gibson, Michael, 1960-1961
58 1272 Gibson, Michael, to Rose, n.d., 1960
58 1273 Gillette, Guy M., United States Senator, 1945-1951
58 1274 Gingrich, Arnold, to Rose, (incomplete), n.d.
58 1275 Gish, Lillian, to Rose, (condolence), 1964
58 1276 Glass, Mary Ellen, 1952
58 1277 Gold Medal Books, to Rose, 1965
58 1278 Goldberg, Leon Henri, to Rose, 1951
58 1279 Goldfarb, Samuel J. (Sam), 1960
58 1280 Goldschmidt, Siegfried, 1919
58 1281 Goldwyn, Frances and Samuel (Sam), to Rose, (condolence), 1964
58 1282 Goldwyn, Samuel (Sam), 1944-1945
58 1283 Goltz, Graf (?), 1919
58 1284 Goodman, A., to Rose, 1956
58 1285 Gottlieb, Alex, 1952
58 1286 Grant, George, (U. S. House of Representatives), 1943
58 1287 Gratswald, Anneliese, 1959
58 1288 Greene, Jonathan, Joyce, and Arthur, n.d.
58 1289 Greunwald, Malkiel, 1961
58 1290 Griffith, Edward H., 1953
58 1291 Grosz, George, 1933-1958
58 1292 Grosz, Eva and George, to Rose, (also clippings), n.d., 1933, 1951
58 1293 Guidi, Guidarino, 1961
58 1294 Gunther, John, 1944
58 1295 Gurion, Itzhak, 1950
58 1296 Hack, Monroe B. (Moe), 1948
58 1297 Hackett, Frances Goodrich, to Rose and Jenny, 1957
58 1298 Hakim, Raphael, 1942
58 1299 Hale, Barnaby (Barney), 1960
58 1300 Hallheimer, Julius (Law Office), to Rose, 1954
58 1301 Halsey, Doris and Reece, to Rose, 1959-1972
58 1302 Hansen, Harry, n.d., 1915-1954
58 1303 Harburg, E. Y. (Yipper), 1954
58 1304 Harkavy, E. E. (Hark), 1954
58 1305 Harper and Brothers Publishers, 1957
58 1306 Harper's Bazaar, to Rose, 1953
58 1307 Harrid, Robbie, to Rose, 1956
58 1308 Harris, Jed, to Charlie MacArthur, 1931
58 1309 Harris, Joseph Aaron, 1962-1963
58 1310 Hart, Moss, n.d., 1946
58 1311 Hathaway, Henry, 1956-1963
58 1312 Hathaway, Henry, to Rose, (includes condolence), 1950-1964
58 1313 Hawks, Howard W., 1953
58 1314 Hayes, Helen, n.d.
58 1315 Hayes, Helen, to Rose, (also clipping), 1966-1974
58 1316 Hayward, Harriette, Ruth and Brigette, to Rose, n.d.
58 1317 Hayward, Leland, (Leland Hayward, Inc. Agency), 1927-1954
58 1318 Heap, Jane, (The Little Review), n.d.
58 1319 Hecht, Harold, (Norma Productions), 1952
58 1320 Hefner, Hugh M. (Hef), 1963
58 1321 Hefner, Hugh M., to Rose, (condolence), 1964
58 1322 Hepburn, Katharine and Spencer Tracy, to Rose, (includes condolence), n.d., 1967
58 1323 Herbert, F. Hugh, 1951-1954
58 1324 Herbuveaux, Nanette, (later Nanette H. Barber), (Hecht's secretary) 1956-1957
58 1325 Herbuveaux, Nanette, (later Nanette H. Barber), (Hecht's secretary), to Rose, (includes condolence), n.d., 1956-1964
58 1326 Hilja, (Hecht household servant), to Rose, n.d.
58 1327 Hill, Anne Y., (typist), 1962
58 1328 Hill, James, 1955
58 1329 Hillyer, Bob, 1943
58 1330 Hirshfeld, Samuel (Sam), 1932-1942
58 1331 Hitchcock, Alfred and Alma, to Rose, (condolence), 1964
58 1332 Hoersing, (Staatskommiszar), 1919
58 1333 Hoffenstein, Sam, n.d.
58 1334 Hoffman, David, and Grant H. Redford, n.d., 1950-1960
58 1335 Hoffman, Irving, 1949
58 1336 Holde, Nick, to Rose, 1953
58 1337 Hollander, W., n.d.
58 1338 Hollingsworth, Edie, 1960
58 1339 Hollywood Victory Committee, 1942
58 1340 Horner, Harry, n.d., 1959
58 1341 Horner, Harry, to Rose, 1964
58 1342 Howard-Gimbel Productions, 1953
59 1343 Huff, Roscoe, 1914
59 1344 Huston, John (?), to Rose, 1966
59 1345 Hutchens, John K., (New York Herald Tribune), 1950-1953
59 1346 Hyman, Harold Thomas, n.d., 1939-1954
59 1347 Hyman, Harold Thomas, to Rose, 1946
59 1348 Ingersoll, Ralph, n.d.
59 1349 International Cultural Center for Youth in Jerusalem, (ICCY), 1963
59 1350 Jabotinsky, Eri, 1946
59 1351 Jaffe Agency, to Rose, 1961
59 1352 Jaray, Hans, to Rose and Ben, 1960
59 1353 Jaray, Hans, to Rose, (includes condolence), 1964-1967
59 1354 Jessel, George, to Rose, (condolence), 1964
59 1355 Jewish Nazi Victims Congregation, Inc., 1963
59 1356 Jewish Press, 1963
59 1357 Jewish War Veterans of the United States, 1944
59 1358 Jewison, Norman, to Rose, 1967
59 1359 Johnson, Carroll, to Rose, n.d.
59 1360 Johnson, Nunnally, n.d., 1944, 1956
59 1361 Johnson, Nunnally, to Rose, (condolence), 1964
59 1362 Jolliff, June, to Rose, 1972
59 1363 Julian Messner Inc. Publishers, 1961-1962
59 1364 Kantors, The, n.d.
59 1365 Kaplan, Celia, to Rose, 1974
59 1366 Karsner, Esther E., 1944
59 1367 Katkov, Norman, 1947
59 1368 Kendrick, John H., 1963
59 1369 Kenny, Sean, to Rose, (includes condolence), 1964-1967
59 1370 Kerr, Walter, to Rose, 1967
59 1371 Kincler, Maurice M., (American European Film News Agency), 1955
59 1372 Klausner, Margot, 1962
59 1373 Klein, Alexander, 1954
59 1374 Klein, Julius, 1962
59 1375 Klement, Otto, 1959-1963
59 1376 Klengel, Julius E., 1919
59 1377 Kneer, Franz, 1919
59 1378 Knopf, Edwin (Eddie), 1959
59 1379 Knopf, Mildred, (includes condolence), to Rose, 1964-1971
59 1380 Knox, Frank, 1943
59 1381 Kobler, John, to Rose, 1970
59 1382 Kogan, Herman, (Chicago Sun-Times), to Rose, n.d., 1964-1978
59 1383 Kolitz, Z., n.d., 1961
59 1384 Kolitz, Z., to Rose, 1954
59 1385 Korcaz, Sylvie, to Rose, 1978
59 1386 Kroch, Adolph (A.), (Kroch's Bookstores), 1944-1957
59 1387 Kroll, Lucy, n.d., 1956-1963
59 1388 Kroll, Lucy, to Rose, 1964-1971
59 1389 Krueger, Jess, 1961
59 1390 Kufrin, Joan and George, 1963
59 1391 Kugel, Barry, to Rose, 1964
59 1392 Kupcinet, Irv (Kup), n.d., 1963
59 1393 Lakeside Inn, 1953
59 1394 Landsmann, Irma, to Rose, 1958
59 1395 Lapatin, Joe and Eleanor, to Rose, n.d.
59 1396 Larmour, Rosamond E., (The Bishop's Day School), to Rose, 1955
59 1397 Lasky, Jesse L., 1947-1953
59 1398 Lastfogel, Abe, to Rose, 1951
59 1399 Laurie, Maria, 1956
59 1400 Lawrence, Dora, to Rose, 1964
59 1401 Lawrence, Larry, 1919
59 1402 Leach, Paul R., 1919
59 1403 Lederer, Charles (Charlie), n.d., 1961
59 1404 Lederer, Charles (Charlie), to Rose, n.d., 1954-1971
59 1405 Lederer, Virginia, n.d.
59 1406 Lee, Sondra, 1961
59 1407 Lehmann, Alexander, 1919
59 1408 Leiber, Jerry, to Rose, 1970
59 1409 Lenya, Lotte, to Ben and Rose, 1950-1952
59 1410 Lenya, Lotte, to Rose, n.d., 1954-1965
59 1411 Leonidoff, Leon, 1955
59 1412 Levin, Martin, to Rose, 1961
59 1413 Levin, Samuel, 1944-1945
59 1414 Levine, Charley J., to Rose, 1973
59 1415 Levy, Isaac, 1944
59 1416 Lewis, Albert (Al), to Rose, (includes condolence), 1959-1965
59 1417 Liederman, Donald E., 1962
59 1418 Lily of the Valley, Cast of, signed poem to Ben Hecht, ca. 1942
59 1419 Lipsky, Gerald, 1956-1957
59 1420 Liveright Publishing, n.d., 1953-1954
59 1421 Lodge, Lily, 1944
59 1422 Loeb, Bertha A., 1922
59 1423 London, Herbert, to Rose, 1973
59 1424 Lubin, Ronny, 1956
59 1425 Lungreen, Margo, 1959
59 1426 Lunt, Alfred, n.d.
59 1427 Luzman, Rosalyn, to Rose, 1972
59 1428 Lyons, Leonard and Sylvia, (New York Post), (also to Lyons from Irvin Graham), n.d., 1960-1961
59 1429 Lyons, Leonard, to Rose, (includes condolence), 1960-1964
59 1430 Macario, Mike and Randy, n.d.
59 1431 MacArthur, Charles (Charlie), n.d., 1917-1951
59 1432 MacArthur, Charles (Charlie), Jim, and Joyce, to Rose, (condolence), 1964
59 1433 MacArthur, John D., to Rose, 1971
59 1434 MacAuley, Ruth, to Rose, 1972
59 1435 MacDonald, Barbara, 1963
59 1436 MacDonald-Heath Ltd., (tailors), to Rose, 1950
59 1437 MacDowell Colonists, to Rose, 1964-1974
59 1438 MacEvoy Internacional Advertising, Madrid, 1963
59 1439 MacNamara, Paul (Mac), 1956-1959
60 1440 Magazzini, Yolanda M., to Rose, 1964
60 1441 Maltz, Maxwell, 1958
60 1442 Manekiewicz, Frank (?), n.d.
60 1443 Mann, Orville (law office), to Rose, 1964-1966
60 1444 Manni, Aldo, to Rose, n.d., 1957
60 1445 Marcus, Jim, 1962
60 1446 Mark Hellinger Theatre, 1953
60 1447 Markoff, Allan (?), 1962
60 1448 Marron, Peter, 1951-1956
60 1449 Martin, John K., n.d.
60 1450 Marton, Elisabeth, to Rose, n.d., 1972
60 1451 Marvin, Mark, to Rose, 1956
60 1452 Marx, Groucho, 1941
60 1453 Marx, Harpo, 1949-1950
60 1454 Marx, Harpo and Susan, to Rose, (includes condolence), n.d., 1964
60 1455 Marzell, Miriam, 1959
60 1456 Mathers, Carol, 1963
60 1457 Matos, Ilidio da Fonseca, 1956
60 1458 Mazer, Barbara A., to Rose, n.d.
60 1459 MCA Management, (Artists' Manager and Agency), 1947-1956
60 1460 McCormick, Ken, (poem by Robert Graves), 1963
60 1461 McDermott, 1919
60 1462 McGuire, Michael, to Rose, 1954-1965
60 1463 Mead, James M., 1943
60 1464 Meadland, Richard, to Russell Holman, regarding Roman Holiday, 1951
60 1465 Meiklejohn, William, 1961
60 1466 Meiners, Carole, to Rose, 1971
60 1467 Meltzer, Herman I., 1954
60 1468 Mencken, H. L. [see also Related Material Note in this finding aid], n.d., 1943-1949
60 1469 Menjou, Adolphe, 1962-1963
60 1470 Menus, Justin A., to Rose, 1966
60 1471 Meredith, Scott and Sidney (literary agents), to Rose, 1966-1975
60 1472 Merlin, Samuel (Sam), n.d., ca. 1938-1971
60 1473 Merlin, Samuel (Sam), to Rose, (includes condolence), 1948-1974
60 1474 Merrick, David, to Rose, 1968
60 1475 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures, (MGM), 1942-1967
60 1476 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures, (MGM), to Rose, n.d., 1951
60 1477 Meyer, Marvin B. (Law offices), to Rose, 1959
60 1478 Meyers, Betty, 1954
60 1479 Middleton, Ray, to Rose, 1964
60 1480 Miller, Irene, to Rose, 1975-1976
60 1481 Milrod, Morris, to Rose, 1965
60 1482 Mitchell, Merry, to Rose, n.d.
60 1483 Molnar, Ferenc, 1950
60 1484 Moore, Eddie, n.d.
60 1485 Moos, 1919
60 1486 Mordell, Albert, 1954
60 1487 Morgenthau, Robert M., to Rose, 1967
60 1488 Moro Productions, (Moro Gonzalez), 1950
60 1489 Morros, Borris, 1945
60 1490 Morrow, Eula Mae, to Rose, 1961
60 1491 Morss, Jerry, 1961
60 1492 Morton, Gregory (Greg), n.d., 1954
60 1493 Mosby, Aline, 1954
60 1494 Moses, Lydia, Bertha, and Olga, to Rose, 1958-1979
60 1495 Motion Picture Association of America, 1951-1952
60 1496 Mulvik, Mali (Muffity), (Hecht household cook), to Rose, n.d., 1950-1957
60 1497 Muni, Paul, 1946
60 1498 Myerberg, Paul, to Rose, 1974
60 1499 Myers, Roy, n.d.
60 1500 Nash, Mary Evelyn (Jones), n.d., 1956
60 1501 National Broadcasting Company, (NBC), 1954-1963
60 1502 National War Fund, (New York Committee), 1943
60 1503 Navrozov, Lev, to Rose, n.d., 1971-1977
60 1504 Nechanicky, Blanche, to Rose, 1943
60 1505 Nesthus (?), Marie, to Rose, n.d.
60 1506 New Republic, to Rose, 1972
60 1507 New York City Police Department, to Rose, 1972
60 1508 New York Public Library, to Rose, 1965-1978
60 1509 New York World's Fair 1964-1965, (Hall of Education), 1963
60 1510 New York World-Telegram and The Sun, 1962
60 1511 Newquist, Roy A. ca. 1963-1964
60 1512 Newsday, 1964
60 1513 Newton, Vera, n.d., 1969
60 1514 Nieders, W., 1919
60 1515 North, Sterling, 1953
60 1516 Norton, Kay, to Rose, n.d.
60 1517 Nurses, to Rose, n.d.
60 1518 Nyack Public Schools, to Rose, 1943
61 1519 Olivier, Laurence, to Rose, 1972
61 1520 Oppenheimer, George, 1962
61 1521 O'Shea, Daniel T. (Dan), 1962
61 1522 Page, Geraldine (Gerry), to Rose, n.d., 1953
61 1523 Paramount Pictures Corporation, 1951-1953
61 1524 Parke, Lawrence (Larry), 1960-1961
61 1525 Parliament International, Inc., 1961
61 1526 Parola del Popolo, 1961
61 1527 Parrish, Robert R. (Bob), n.d., 1959-1962
61 1528 Parrish, Robert R. (Bob), to Rose, n.d.
61 1529 Pasternak, Joe (Columbia Pictures), to Rose, 1957
61 1530 Payne, Catherine, to Rose, 1956
61 1531 Pell, Arthur, to Rose, (includes condolence), 1961-1964
61 1532 Pepper, Claude, 1942
61 1533 Perkins, Maxwell, (Charles Scribner's Sons), 1944
61 1534 Perkins, Maxwell, (Charles Scribner's Sons), to Rose, 1944
61 1535 Perry, Barbara, n.d., 1957
61 1536 Perry, Barbara, to Rose, 1967-1971
61 1537 Peter Witt Associates, Inc., to Rose, 1967
61 1538 Peterson, Bill, 1954
61 1539 Philliber, John, (Hecht's response on back of letter), 1943
61 1540 Phillips, Lou, to Rose and Jenny, (includes condolence), n.d.
61 1541 Pickman, Milton E., n.d.
61 1542 Playboy Magazine, n.d., 1960-1964
61 1543 Poor, Henry Varnum, 1953
61 1544 Popular Publications, Inc., to Famous Artists Corporation, 1950
61 1545 Porter, William N., 1957
61 1546 Poster, Stanley C., 1963
61 1547 Powers, Ron, to Rose, ca. 1973
61 1548 Preminger, Otto, 1952
61 1549 Preminger, Otto, to Rose, (condolence), 1964
61 1550 Prince, Harold, to Rose, 1967
61 1551 Professional Children's School, Inc., to Rose, 1950
61 1552 Quake of Hyde Park, to Rose, 1971
61 1553 Rainey, Bob, 1959
61 1554 Ramondetta, John, 1961
61 1555 Random House, Inc., 1951
61 1556 Ratoff, Gregory, to Rose, 1957
61 1557 Ratoff, Gregory and Maria, 1940-1961
61 1558 Raushenbush, Winifred, to Rose, n.d.
61 1559 Reader's Digest, to Ben Kamsler (Famous Artists Corp)., 1950
61 1560 Redbook Magazine, 1950
61 1561 Reed, Florence, to Rose, n.d., 1956
61 1562 Reiner, Carlotta Irwin, (wife of Fritz Reiner), to Rose, (includes condolence), 1964
61 1563 Reinhardt, Gottfried, 1950-1962
61 1564 Reinheimer, Howard E., 1940
61 1565 Renault, Maurice (Literary agent, France), to Rose, 1969-1971
61 1566 Renthal, Charles H., 1951-1962
61 1567 Republic Pictures Corporation, 1953
61 1568 Rexroth, Kenneth, to Rose, 1966
61 1569 Reynolds, J. R., to Rose, 1953
61 1570 Reynolds, Lionel (Butch), n.d., 1961-1963
61 1571 Reynolds, Lionel (Butch) and Lu, to Rose, (includes condolence), n.d., 1964-1972
61 1572 Reynolds, Quentin (Quent), 1950-1961
61 1573 Rhobin, James, 1953
61 1574 Richter, Harvena, to Rose, n.d., 1967-1968
61 1575 Riesel, Victor, 1962
61 1576 Rifkin, Shepard, 1955-1962
61 1577 Ringling Brothers, Press Department, n.d.
61 1578 Robards, Jason and Betty (Joan Perske, i. e. Lauren Bacall), (condolence), 1964
61 1579 Robbins Music Corporation, 1943
61 1580 Robinson, Anna and Mildred Lyons, to Rose, n.d.
61 1581 Robinson, Edward G. (Eddie), 1944-1949
61 1582 Robinson, Leonard Wallace (Len), 1958
61 1583 Rohan, Margaret, n.d.
61 1584 Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1946
61 1585 Roosevelt, Jimmy, 1946
61 1586 Rose, Billy, 1943-1956
61 1587 Rose, Billy and Eleanor Holm, to Rose, n.d., 1944
61 1588 Rosen, Samuel, 1944
61 1589 Rosenberg, Frank, 1954
61 1590 Rosenfield, Maurice, to Rose, 1964
61 1591 Rosenthal, Charles, 1962
61 1592 Rosse, Herman, 1954
61 1593 Rosse, Herman, to Rose, n.d.
61 1594 Rossen, Barney, 1950
61 1595 Rotarian, The, 1954
61 1596 Rubin, Joe, n.d., 1957-1962
61 1597 Ruby, Harry, 1954
61 1598 Ruden and Cramer Attorneys, to Rose, 1975
61 1599 Rudolph, Lillian, (also poem), 1954
61 1600 Russell, Ethel, to Rose, 1974
61 1601 Russell, Jack, 1960
61 1602 Ryan, Martha (?), to Rose, n.d.
61 1603 Ryan, Robert, to Rose, 1969
61 1604 Ryback, Joseph, 1959-1962
62 1605 Sakcevic, Lucia (Lucy), (Hecht household cook), to Rose, n.d., 1948-1953
62 1606 Sakier, A. H., 1962
62 1607 Saltzman, Harry, n.d., 1954-1955
62 1608 Samish, Adrian, 1945
62 1609 Samuels, Charles (Charlie), to Rose, n.d., 1951
62 1610 Sandburg, Carl, (including five copies of poem Sketches for Cartoon of Ben Hecht, two signed), 1922 (?)
62 1611 Sandburg, Carl, to Rose, ca. 1966
62 1612 Sanders, Jack F., to Rose, 1970
62 1613 Saroyan, William, 1954
62 1614 Saturday Evening Post, 1951
62 1615 Schaefer, G. J., 1952
62 1616 Schellpeper, Fritz, 1919
62 1617 Schiff, Dorothy, to Rose, 1974
62 1618 Schildkraut, Joseph (Pepi), 1949-1954
62 1619 Schrank, Helen, to Ben, Rose, and Jenny, n.d.
62 1620 Schreiber, Edward, 1961-1962
62 1621 Schulze, M., 1919
62 1622 Schwab, Lawrence and Frank Mandel, 1928
62 1623 Scott, Martha (?), n.d.
62 1624 Scott Meredith Literary Agency, to Rose, 1964-1973
62 1625 Screen Directors' Guild of America, 1951-1956
62 1626 Screen Writers' Guild, n.d.
62 1627 Sebastian, [John], 1963
62 1628 Sebastian, John B., to Rose, 1969
62 1629 Seeger, Peter (Pete), to Rose, n.d.
62 1630 Segal, Ben, 1953
62 1631 Selden, Harry Louis, 1949-1958
62 1632 Sell, Ann, 1928
62 1633 Sell, Henry Blackman, 1928, 1946
62 1634 Selznick, Daniel, to Rose, (condolence), 1964
62 1635 Selznick, David O., (1 incomplete letter), n.d., 1950-1964
62 1636 Selznick, David O., to Rose, 1954
62 1637 Shaffer, Isidor, to Rose, 1944
62 1638 Shalit, Dov, (The Hebrew Magazine), 1960
62 1639 Shapiro, Henry, to Rose, 1955
62 1640 Shaw, Harry, 1958
62 1641 Shaw, Robert, to Rose, 1962
62 1642 Shelach Publishing, 1951
62 1643 Shelley, C. L., 1954-1959
62 1644 Shilansky, Dov, 1963
62 1645 Shore, Margot, 1956
62 1646 Shore, Margot, to Rose, n.d.
62 1647 Shreero, Sam, n.d., 1953
62 1648 Shumlin, Herman, 1950
62 1649 Siegling, Lillian, n.d.
62 1650 Simon and Schuster, Inc., 1952-1958
62 1651-1652 Sims, Jeanie, to Rose, (includes condolence), n.d., 1960-1978
62 1653 Sinatra, Frank, 1944
62 1654 Singer, Max, 1946
62 1655 Sivowitch, Rev. Jacob, (also works), 1944
62 1656 Skrade, Nettie M. 1964
62 1657 Smiernow, Anna, 1959
62 1658 Smith, Henry Justin, n.d., 1918, 1927
62 1659 Smith, Red, (The New York Times), to Rose, 1975
62 1659a Smith, Wallace, 1927-1928, n.d.
62 1660 Societe des Auteurs et Compositeurs Dramatiques, 1962-1963
62 1661 Somers, Andrew L, to Rose, n.d.
62 1662 Spectorsky, A. C., to Rose, 1964
62 1663 Spindler, Estelle, to Rose, n.d., 1947-1974
62 1664 Stadtkommandantur Munchen, 1919
62 1665 Stadtler, Dr., 1919
62 1666 Stark, Ray, to Rose, (includes condolence), 1947-1964
62 1667 Stark, Ray and Fran, n.d., 1947-1964
62 1668 Starrett, Vincent, 1953
63 1669 Stehli, Edgar, to Rose, n.d.
63 1670 Steiner, Yosef E., 1962
63 1671 Stengel, Leni, n.d.
63 1672 Stern, Saul, to Rose, n.d.
63 1673 Stettinius, Edward, (Secretary of State), 1945
63 1674 Stevens, Ashton and Katherine, 1942-1951
63 1675 Stiles, Gordon, 1919
63 1676 Stivender, David, (Metropolitan Opera), to Rose, 1971
63 1677 Stockton, Marvine, to Rose, n.d.
63 1678 Strassberg, Steve, n.d.
63 1679 Stratton, Wm. P., 1914
63 1680 Strayhorn, Mary, to Rose, n.d.
63 1681 Streger, Paul, (Leland Hayward Agency), n.d.
63 1682 Streger, Paul, (Leland Hayward Agency), to Rose, 1944-1945
63 1683 Stromberg, Hunt, 1945-1946
63 1684 Styne, Jule, 1952-1954
63 1685 Suburbia Today, 1961-1962
63 1686 Swope, Herbert Bayard, 1956
63 1687 Sykes, A. K. n.d.
63 1688 Szold-Fritz, Bernardine, 1954, 1963
63 1689 Szukalski, Stanislaus, 1960
63 1690 Szyk, Julia, 1954
63 1691 Talbert, Jerome, to Rose, 1979
63 1692-1693 Tamir, Shmuel (Sam) and Ruth, 1955-1972
63 1694 Tamir, Shmuel (Sam) and Ruth, to Rose, (includes condolence and essay), 1960-1972
63 1695 Ted Bates and Co., to Rose, 1952
63 1696 Temple Israel Library, to Rose, 1970
63 1697 Texas International Productions, Inc., (re. The Promotors screenplay), 1961
63 1698 Theatre Arts Magazine, 1953, 1961
63 1699 Theatre Guild, to Rose, 1960
63 1700 This Is Your Life, 1956
63 1701 Thoeren, Robert, 1957
63 1702 Time Magazine, 1953
63 1703 Tischler, Manina (?), to Rose, n.d.
63 1704 Tobenkin, 1919
63 1705 Traversons Market, to Rose, 1964
63 1706 Trope, Claudia, 1964
63 1707 Trope, Eugene (Gene), Law Offices, 1961-1964
63 1708 Trueman, Paula, 1950
63 1709 Trunick, George, to Ben and Rose, n.d., 1946
63 1710 Turnbull, H., 1927
63 1711 Turner, Hy, 1949
63 1712 TV Guide, 1960-1961
63 1713 Twain, Norman, 1962
63 1714 Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation, (including Zanuck, Darryl F.), n.d., 1946-1960
63 1715 United Artists Corporation, 1952
63 1716 United States Treasury Department, 1944-1945
63 1717 United States War Department, 1942-1945
63 1718 Universal City Studios, to Rose, 1964
63 1719 University of Chicago Press, 1963
63 1720 Van Cleve, Edith (Edie), to Rose, (includes condolence), 1957-1967
63 1721 Van Doren, Mark, to Rose, (includes condolence), 1964
63 1722 Van Gilder, John S., 1942
63 1723 Van Grove, Isaac, 1950
63 1724 Vanderkloot, A., to Rose, 1977
63 1725 Variety, n.d., 1952-1953
63 1726 Verlene, M. C., (re. French translation of Hecht works), 1961-1962
63 1727 Viking Press, to Rose, 1964
63 1728 Von Furstenberg, Betsy, to Rose, n.d., 1962
63 1729 Von Gleichen Russwurm, H. Frhr., 1919
63 1730 Vrba, Rudolf, 1963
63 1731 W. H. Allen and Company, 1962
63 1732 Wagg, Kenneth, to Rose, n.d.
63 1733 Wallace, Mike, to Rose, (includes condolence), 1964-1970
63 1734 Walter Schwimmer Inc., 1960
63 1735 Walter Wanger Productions/Pictures, n. d., 1946-1951
63 1736 Wanger, Walter, to Rose, 1964-1968
63 1737 Warburg, James P., 1961
63 1738 Warner, Eric G., 1950
63 1739 Warner Brothers Pictures, Inc., 1946-1955
63 1740 Weber, Ann, n.d.
63 1741 Weber, Nancy, to Rose, ca. 1971
63 1742 Webster, William, 1919
63 1743 Wechsler, Gabriel, 1944
63 1744 Wechsler, L., 1945
63 1745 Weil, Joseph R., 1963
63 1746 Weill, Lenya: see Lenya, Lotte
63 1747 Weissberger, L. Arnold, 1961
63 1748 Weld, James H., to Rose, n.d.
63 1749 Welles, Halsted (Hal), 1954
63 1750 Wharton, [George?], 1928
63 1751 Whitney, Alan D., 1962
63 1752 Whittaker, James, 1951-1956
63 1753 Who's Who in American Theatre, 1964
63 1754 Widdemer, Margaret, to Rose n.d.
63 1755 Wilf, Alex, n.d.
63 1756 Wilk, Beverly Scott, 1961-1963
63 1757 Wilk, Max, to Rose, n.d.
63 1758 Wilkinson, Max, to Rose, 1965
63 1759 William Morris Agency, 1955-1961
63 1760 Willliam Morris Agency, to Rose, 1976
63 1761 Willie, Hugh, n.d., 1953
63 1762 Williams, Jay Jerome, 1954
63 1763 Wilson, Bob, 1963
63 1764 Wilson, Earl, 1964
64 1765 Winchell, Walter, (copy of unsigned letter to Walter Winchell), 1944
64 1766 Winwood, Estelle, to Rose, n.d.
64 1767 Witte, George R., ca. 1918
64 1768 WNET - 13, to Rose, 1976
64 1769 WNEW Radio, (New York), 1964
64 1770 Woellmer, 1919
64 1771 Wohlgelernter, Maurice, 1954-1961
64 1772 Wolf, Alex, 1959
64 1773 Wolfe, Harriet B., 1954
64 1774 Wood, Junius, 1919, 1945
64 1775 Woollcott, Alexander, 1939-1942
64 1776 Worolana, Ziporah, to Rose, 1958
64 1777 Wright, Palmer, 1954
64 1778 Writers Guild of America, to Rose, 1964-1967
64 1779 Writers' War Board, 1942-1944
64 1780 Yates, Ted, n.d., 1961-1962
64 1781 Yates, Ted and family, to Rose, (includes condolence), n.d., 1964-1965
64 1782 Yurka, Blanche, 1954
64 1783 Zanuck, Darryl, to Rose, 1952
64 1784 Zaugg, Ernest, 1963-1964
64 1785 Zeisler, Amelia S., 1961
64 1786 Ziff, William B., 1951
64 1787 Zion, Sidney E., to Rose, 1967-1969
64 1788 Zolotow, Maurice, 1947
64 1789 Zwerdling, Allen, (Back Stage), 1961
64 1790 Unidentified, n.d., 1915-1963
64 1791 Unidentified, to Rose, n.d., 1940-1970
64 1791a Condolences, death of Ben Hecht, A-E, 1964
64 1791b Condolences, death of Ben Hecht, F-K, 1964
64 1791c Condolences, death of Ben Hecht, L-Z, 1964
64 1791d Condolences, death of Ben Hecht, unidentified correspondents, 1964
64 1791e Condolences and registers from Ben's funeral, 1964
65 1791f Fan Mail, n.d.-1944
65 1791g Fan Mail, 1945-1959
65 1791h Fan Mail, 1960-1969
65 1791i Job Offers, 1944-1964
65 1791j Permissions to Quote from Works, 1950-1964, n.d.
65 1791k Permissions to Quote from Works, 1964-1974
65 1791l Requests - for photographs, autographs, and other donations, 1920, 1943-1963, n.d.
65 1791m Requests - for information/opinions, 1944-1964
65 1791n Requests - for personal appearances, meetings, or speeches/lectures, 1941-1964, n.d.
65 1791o Requests - miscellaneous, 1941-1963, n.d.
65 1791p Requests - miscellaneous, 1965-1973

Series 3: Outgoing Correspondence, 1931-1977

Letters from Ben and Rose Hecht to friends, business associates, and other correspondents. Similarly in the Incoming Correspondence series, Rose’s outgoing letters are interfiled after Ben’s.
Arranged alphabetically by addressee.

Box Folder Contents
66 1792 Abeler, Rose, 1962
66 1793 Abend, Sheldon, 1961
66 1794 Ablon, Dr. Edward W., 1961
66 1795 Actors' Equity Council, from Rose, 1953
66 1796 AFTRA Pension and Welfare Funds, 1962
66 1797 Amadeo, Lydia, from Rose, 1967, n.d.
66 1798 American Association of Veterans of Irgun Zvai Leumi, 1964
66 1799 American Broadcasting Company (ABC), 1964
66 1800 Amir, J. and Sara Benaderet, 1960
66 1801 Anderson, Eleanor, 1963
66 1802 Antheil, George, 1950
66 1803 Appel, Mr. (?), from Rose, 1966
66 1804 Arnold, Leo, 1962
66 1805 Ashley, Ted, 1951
66 1806 Ashley-Steiner-Famous Artists, Inc., 1964
66 1807 Askanasy, Mrs. A.H., 1962
66 1808 Bacal, Jacob, (Attorney), 1963
66 1809 Bahr, Harry, 1962
66 1810 Bailey, Lee, from Rose, 1976
66 1811 Balaban, Burt, from Rose, 1964
66 1812 Band, Max, 1961
66 1813 Barnett, Hyman, from Rose, n.d.
66 1814 Bartow, Lester, from Rose, 1966
66 1815 Bautzer, Greg, 1960
66 1816 Bautzer, Greg, from Rose, 1965, 1975
66 1817 Becaud, Gilbert, from Rose, 1966
66 1818 Bell, John, 1950
66 1819 Belli, Melvin (Attorney), 1964
66 1820 Ben-Ami, Y. (Mike), (American League for a Free Palestine), n.d.
66 1821 Bentley, Herbert, 1961
66 1822 Benton, William, (Encyclopedia Britannica), 1963
66 1823 Bergson, Peter, 1951-1964
66 1824 Bergson, Peter, from Rose, 1950, 1965
66 1825 Bishop, Beverly, from Rose, 1955
66 1826 Bland, Lilly, 1960
66 1827 Boal, Sam (Diners' Club Magazine), 1961
66 1828 Borge, Victor, 1964
66 1829 Boyd, Madeleine, from Rose, 1961-1971, n.d.
66 1830 Brady, Ben, 1944
66 1831 Breghoff, Mrs. (?), from Rose, n.d.
66 1832 Brock, Alan, 1961
66 1833 Bronston, Sam, 1956
66 1834 Brooks, Carroll, 1949
66 1835 Bruder, Mildred, from Rose, 1951
66 1836 Bryer, Jackson R. (re: the Little Review), 1964
66 1837 Bryer, Dr. Morton S., from Rose, 1962-1975
66 1838 Brylawski, E. Fulton (Law Office), 1973
66 1839 Burchard, Peter, from Rose, 1972
66 1840 Burger, Knox, from Rose, 1965
66 1841 Butler, Ethel and Frank, from Rose (incomplete), 1960
66 1841a Butterman, Josef, Feb. 16, 1962
66 1842 Capp, Jerry, 1957-1960
66 1843 Carringer, Bob, from Rose, 1976
66 1844 Carringer, Sonia, from Rose, 1976
66 1845 Chambrun, Jacques, 1949-1961, n.d.
66 1846 Chambrun, Jacques, from Rose, 1946, 1954
66 1847 Chicago Sun-Times, from Rose, 1961
66 1848 Chuchem, M., 1962
66 1849 Clement, Otto, n.d.
66 1850 Coe, Fred, from Rose, 1960
66 1851 Cohen, Harriet, 1964
66 1852 Cohen, Mickey, 1964
66 1853 Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS-TV), from Rose, 1953-1961
66 1854 Columbia Pictures, 1950
66 1855 Columbia University Writers Conference, 1964
66 1856 Congregation Shearith Israel, from Rose, 1966
66 1857 Conlon, Frank, 1952
66 1858 Cooper, Ostrin and DeVarco, from Rose, 1962
66 1859 Cousins, Maggie, 1962-1964
66 1860 Covici, Pascal (Pat), n.d.
66 1861 Crown Publishers, n.d., 1958-1963
66 1862 Crown Publishers, from Rose (incomplete), 1977
66 1863 Croy, Homer, from Rose, 1965
66 1864 Curtis Automotive Devices, Inc., from Rose, 1962
66 1865 Dakin, Rodney, 1960
66 1866 David, Ishaq, 1962
66 1867 Davis Publications, Inc., 1961
66 1868 Day, Harry E. (director of Internal Revenue), from Rose, 1954
66 1869 DeSola Pool, David, from Ben and Rose, n.d., 1961
66 1870 Deutsch, Dr. Frederick H., from Rose, 1962
66 1871 Domesticare, from Rose, 1974
66 1872 Doubleday and Co., 1954-1964
66 1873 Doubleday and Co., from Rose, 1963
66 1874 Douglas, Kirk, 1950
66 1875 Drama Mailbag, from Rose, 1969
66 1876 Dramatists' Guild, Inc., from Rose, 1974
66 1877 Duffy, Sherm (Sherman Reilly), 1944
66 1878 Dunbar, Dr. Howard S., from Rose, 1962
66 1879 Eastern Aircraft, from Rose, n.d.
66 1880 Eck, Nathan, n.d.
66 1881 Egler, Honoria M., 1963
66 1882 Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, from Rose, 1963-1970
66 1883 Ellson, Bob, from Rose, 1971
66 1884 Epstein, A.S., (Al), 1961-1962
66 1885 Epstein, A.S., (Al), from Rose, 1961-1966
66 1886 Essen, Viola, 1949
67 1887 Fegte, Carol, from Rose, 1963
67 1888 Feldman, Charles (Charlie), 1960-1964
67 1889 Feldman, Charles (Charlie), from Rose, 1966-1969
67 1890 Fenske, Warren, from Rose, 1972
67 1891 Ferrer, Jose, 1949
67 1892 Ferry, Felix (Fefe) (agent), 1950, n.d.
67 1893 Fine, Hank, 1961
67 1894 Fishbein, Frieda, 1961
67 1895 Fitchandler, Z. (re: Uncle Vanya), from Rose, 1961
67 1896 Fitelson, William (Bill), from Rose, 1953
67 1897 Fletcher, Adele Whitely, 1964
67 1898 Fowler, Agnes, 1964
67 1899 Fowler, Gene (copies of letters from University of California-Riverside), n.d., 1931-1957
67 1900 Fowler, Gene (copies of letters from University of California-Riverside), from Rose, n.d., 1944-1947
67 1901 Fox, James, 1962
67 1902 Frank P. Rosenberg Productions, Inc., 1954
67 1903 Fredricks and Company, Inc., 1962
67 1904 Freedman, Zac, 1950
67 1905 Freeman, Everett, from Rose, n.d.
67 1906 Freeman, Y. Frank, from Rose, n.d.
67 1907 Fried, Walter (Wally), 1950
67 1908 Friends of Literature, 1950
67 1909 Fulton, John, 1952-1953, n.d.
67 1910 Fulton, John, from Rose, 1953
67 1911 Gang, Martin, n.d., 1947-1948
67 1912 Gang, Martin, from Rose, 1949
67 1913 Garmes, Lee, from Rose, 1971, 1978
67 1914 Gary, Harold, 1962
67 1915 General Artists Corporation, from Rose, 1962
67 1916 Gershon-Scott Co. (re: Underworld), 1963
67 1917 Gibson, Michael, 1960-1961
67 1918 Gillette, Guy (United States Senate), from Rose, 1950
67 1919 Girson, Rochelle (S.R.), from Rose, 1964
67 1920 Gitlin, ?, from Rose, 1953
67 1921 Goetz, John, 1961
67 1922 Goffredi, Sue, 1963
67 1923 Goldberg, Leon Henri, 1952
67 1924 Golden, John, 1950
67 1925 Goldfarb, Sam, 1960
67 1926 Goldwyn, Samuel (Sam), 1938-1960
67 1927 Gray, Barry, 1961
67 1928 Gray, Barry, from Rose, 1961
67 1929 Greene-Rouse Productions, 1957
67 1930 Greenfield, Paul, 1946
67 1931 Gruenwald, Malchiel, 1961
67 1932 Guggenheim Foundation (re: Michael Chekhov), 1950
67 1933 Hagedorn, Christopher, 1963
67 1934 Haggiag, Robert, 1961
67 1935 Haggiag, Robert, from Rose, 1962
67 1936 Hale, Barnaby, 1960
67 1937 Halsey, Doris (?), 1961
67 1938 Halsey, Doris and Reece, from Rose, 1966-1972
67 1939 Halsey, Reece, 1959
67 1940 Hammerstein, Dorothy, from Rose, n.d.
67 1941 Harburg, Yipper, 1954
67 1942 Harper and Row Publishers, from Rose, 1976
67 1943 Harper's Magazine, from Rose, n.d.
67 1944 Harris, Jed, from Hecht and Charlie MacArthur (copy of letter from University of California-Riverside), 1931
67 1945 Harris, Joseph Aaron, 1962-1963
67 1946 Hartmann, Edmund, 1961
67 1947 Hathaway, Henry, 1960-1963
67 1948 Hawks, Howard, [1953]
67 1949 Hayes, Helen, 1951, 1962
67 1950 Hayward, Harriette, from Rose, 1977?
67 1951 Hayward, Leland, 1931-1946
67 1952 Hearst, William Randolph Jr. (Bill), 1961
67 1953 Herbuveaux, Nanette, from Rose, 1954
67 1954 Hethman, Robert H. (University of Wisconsin), 1961
67 1955 Hoffman, David, 1950
67 1956 Hoffman, Irving, 1949
67 1957 Holde, Nick (Company manager, Midsummer company), 1953
67 1958 Hollingsworth, Edie, 1960
67 1959 Hood, Georgia, 1960
67 1960 Hopper, Hedda, n.d.
67 1961 Horner, Harry, 1959
67 1962 Hughes, Tom, from Rose, 1972
67 1963 Hutchens, John K. (New York Herald Tribune), 1950
67 1964 Hyman, Harold, n.d., 1963
67 1965 Jaffe Agency, from Rose, n.d.
67 1966 Jessel, George, 1960
67 1967 Jessel, George, from Rose, 1964
67 1968 Jewish Museum, n.d.
67 1969 Julian Messner, Inc., 1960-1972
68 1970 Kael, Pauline, from Rose, 1969
68 1971 Kahn, E.J. Jr., 1962
68 1972 Kalmann Music, Inc., 1964
68 1973 Kammen, Michael G. (Harvard University), 1963-1964
68 1974 Kasson, Helen, 1960
68 1975 Katz, Jack (John Golden Productions), 1964
68 1976 Kauffmann, ?, from Rose, 1974
68 1977 Kelleher, William F., from Rose, 1968
68 1978 Kennedy, Raymond (Yale University), from Rose, 1943
68 1979 Kenney, Sean, 1964
68 1980 Kenney, Sean, from Rose, 1964-1967
68 1981 Kerr, Walter (New York Herald Tribune), from Rose, n.d., 1953
68 1982 Kiernan, ?, from Rose, 1972
68 1983 King, Alex, 1961
68 1984 Klein, Julius, 1962
68 1985 Klein, Woody (New York World-Telegram and Sun), 1962
68 1986 Knauf, David (University of Wisconsin), 1964
68 1987 Knickerbocker, Suzy, from Rose, 1962
68 1988 Kolitz, Z., 1950
68 1989 Koner, Marvin (photographer), 1960
68 1990 Kowadlo, Sheldon, 1963
68 1991 Kroch, Adolf, n.d.
68 1992 Kroll, Lucy, 1961-1963
68 1993 Kroll, Lucy, from Rose, 1965-1969
68 1994 Krueger, Jess (Hearst Newspapers), 1961
68 1995 Kupcinet, Irving (Kup), 1963
68 1996 Lamparski, Richard, 1960
68 1997 Lastfogel, Abe, from Rose, 1951
68 1998 Lederer, Charles (Charlie), 1951
68 1999 Lederer, Charles (Charlie), from Rose, 1965
68 2000 Lee, Canada, 1952
68 2001 Lee, Sondra, 1962
68 2002 Leeds, Arthur, from Rose, 1967
68 2003 Levin, Martin, 1961
68 2004 Levin, Martin, from Rose, 1961
68 2005 Levin, Meyer, from Rose, n.d.
68 2006 Levine, Johna and Joseph (Joe), 1960-1961
68 2007 Lewin, Al, 1941
68 2008 Lewis, Al, from Rose, 1966
68 2009 Liberman, William S., from Rose, 1969
68 2010 Librairie Plon (re: French publication of Perfidy), 1962
68 2011 Library of Congress (Division for the Blind), 1962
68 2012 Library of Congress, from Rose, 1964
68 2013 Liederman, Donald E. (Don), 1962
68 2014 Lipow, Charlie, 1962
68 2015 Lipsky, Gerald (Gerry), (Bautzer and Grant), from Rose, 1958
68 2016 Loesser, Frank, from Rose, 1966
68 2017 Lunt, Alfred and Lynn Fontanne, from Rose, 1963
68 2018 Lyman, ?, from Rose, 1972
68 2018a Lyons, Leonard (Lenny), 1941-1956
[purchase, Society of Collectors, 2008]
68 2019 Lyons, Leonard (Lenny), from Rose, 1946
68 2020 Lyons, Leonard (Lenny), from Rose, Ben, and Jenny, n.d.
68 2021 Lyons, Sylvia, from Rose, n.d.
68 2022 MacArthur, Charles (Charlie), from Rose, 1950
68 2023 Madden, Don, n.d.
68 2024 Madden, Robert (Bob), 1962
68 2025 Mankiewicz, Sarah, n.d.
68 2026 Mann, Orville (law office), from Rose, 1964-1978
68 2027 Martin, John K., 1960
68 2028 Marx, Groucho, 1951
68 2029 MCA Artists, 1949-1956
68 2030 McMillen, Drury, 1960
68 2031 McMillen, Drury, from Rose, 1960
68 2032 Medicks, Monica (re: Perfidy), 1961
68 2033 Meiklejohn, William (Bill), 1961
68 2034 Menjou, Adolphe, 1962
68 2035 Menus, Justin, from Rose, 1966
68 2036 Meredith, Sidney, from Rose, 1967-1968
68 2037 Merlin, Samuel (Sam), 1961
68 2038 Merlin, Samuel (Sam), from Rose, n.d., 1963-1974
68 2039 Messner, Kitty, from Rose, 1961
68 2040 Meyers, Roy, 1947
68 2041 Michie, Bryan, from Rose, 1956
68 2042 Miller, David, 1955
68 2043 Mitgang, Herbert, from Rose, 1966
68 2044 Morgenthau, Robert M., from Rose, n.d.
68 2045 Moses, Lydia and Olga (Lyd and Ollie), from Rose, n.d.
68 2046 Motion Picture Association of America, 1960
68 2047 Mt. Kisee Patent Trader, 1960
68 2048 Muir, Florabel, 1951
68 2049 Mystery Writers of America, 1960
68 2050 Nash, Jay R. (The Literary Times), 1964
68 2051 National Jewish Post and Opinion, from Rose, 1961
68 2052 New York Herald Tribune, from Rose, n.d., 1945-1965
68 2053 New York Magazine, from Rose, 1965
68 2054 New York State Employment Service, 1961
68 2055 New York Times, from Rose, ca. 1960
68 2056 Newman, Rabbi Louis I., (Congregation Rodeph Sholom), 1962
68 2057 Newman, Rabbi Louis I., (Congregation Rodeph Sholom), from Rose, 1962-1964
68 2058 Newman, Nathan, 1962
68 2059 Newquist, Roy A., 1964
68 2060 Nizer, Louis, n.d.
69 2061 O'Krent, Daniel (?), from Rose, 1973
69 2062 Olivier, Laurence, from Rose, 1972
69 2063 Paar, Jack (NBC-TV), from Rose, 1961
69 2064 Padua, Jack, 1961
69 2065 Parker, M., 1962
69 2066 Parks, Larry, 1960-1961
69 2067 Parrish, Robert (Bob), 1961-1962
69 2068 Pasley, Virginia (Newsday), 1964
69 2069 Pasternak, Joe (Columbia Pictures Studios), n.d.
69 2070 Patla, Mr. (?), from Rose, 1962
69 2071 Paul, Sidney, 1962
69 2072 Pegler, Westbrook (Journal American), from Rose, n.d.
69 2073 Perlin, Marshall (Mike), (lawyer), from Rose, n.d., 1971
69 2074 Playboy Magazine, 1960-1964
69 2075 Poster, Stanley C. (re: Winkelberg), 1963
69 2076 Powers, Ron, from Rose, 1971
69 2077 Preminger, Otto, 1971
69 2078 Prince, Harold, from Rose, 1967
69 2079 Rabinowitz, Isadore, 1961
69 2080 Ramondetta, John, 1962
69 2081 Ratoff, Maria, 1961
69 2082 Reader's Digest, 1962
69 2083 Regan, Sylvia, 1960
69 2084 Regan, Sylvia, from Rose, 1960
69 2085 Reinhardt, Gottfried, 1951-1954
69 2086 Renault, Maurice, from Rose, 1969-1971
69 2087 Renthal, Charles H. (re: The Front Page), 1960-1961
69 2088 Retchin, Norman, (Desilu Productions), 1959
69 2089 Reynolds, Lionel S. (Butch), 1960-1963
69 2090 Reynolds, Lionel S. (Butch), from Rose, 1964-1965
69 2091 Riesel, Victor (New York Mirror), 1961-1962
69 2092 Rifkin, Frank Ray (Peerless Newspaper Syndicate), 1962
69 2093 Robinson, Edward G., n.d.
69 2094 Robinson, Hubbell (CBS), 1953
69 2095 Rogue Magazine, 1960
69 2096 Rohan, Margaret, 1963
69 2097 Rose, Billy, n.d., 1947-1960
69 2098 Rose, Billy, from Rose, n.d.
69 2099 Rose, Eleanor, from Rose, n.d.
69 2100 Rosenthal, Charles, 1962
69 2101 Rosner, Tillie, 1962
69 2102 Rubin, Joe, 1962
69 2103 Rupert, Lady, from Rose, 1956
69 2104 Russell, Jack, 1960
69 2105 Ryan, Robert, from Rose, 1970
69 2106 Saltzman, Harry (?), n.d.
69 2107 Sandburg, Carl, n.d.
69 2108 Saturday Review, from Rose, 1967
69 2109 Savitt, Jack, 1962
69 2110 Schick, Dr. Robert, from Rose, 1962
69 2111 Schiff, Dorothy (New York Evening Post), 1961
69 2112 Schiff, Dorothy (New York Evening Post), from Rose, 1974
69 2113 Schifferli, Peter, (re: German translation of the Sensualists), 1961
69 2114 Schildkraut, Joseph (Joe), 1949
69 2115 Schiller, Lydia, 1961
69 2116 Schorr, Nathan N., 1961
69 2117 Schreiber, Edward, (Thalia Films, Inc.), 1961-1962
69 2118 Schultz, Ella, 1962
69 2119 Schwab, Frances (Frannie), from Rose, 1959
69 2120 Schwartz, Rabbi Elkanah, 1962
69 2121 Scott, Martha, from Rose, 1975
69 2122 Screen Writers Guild, 1950
69 2123 Selden, Harry, from Rose, 1949
69 2124 Selznick, David O., 1951-1964
69 2125 Selznick, David O., from Rose, 1955-1961
69 2126 Settel, Arthur, 1953
69 2127 Shaw, Harry, 1958
69 2128 Shaw, Robert, 1962
69 2129 Sheed, Wilfred, from Rose, 1973
69 2130 Shorr, William (Willie), 1953
69 2131 Showbill, 1960
69 2132 Shumlin, Herman, 1950
69 2133 Simon and Schuster, Inc., 1954
69 2134 Sims, Jeanie, from Rose, 1967-1977
69 2135 Skogholm, Carl Werner, 1961
69 2136 Skouras, Spyros P., (I.C.C.Y.), 1963
69 2137 Skouras, Spyros P., (I.C.C.Y.), from Rose, n.d.
69 2138 Sociedade Brasileira de Expansao Comercial (re: unauthorized translation of the Sensualists), 1961
69 2139 Sonnenberg, Ben, n.d.
69 2140 Spaey, E., 1962
69 2141 Spectorsky, A.C., from Rose, 1964
69 2142 Spiegel, Sam, from Rose, 1965
69 2143 Spiess, Warren (re: Spanish translation of Perfidy), 1962
69 2144 Spindler, Estelle, from Rose, n.d.
69 2145 Stajn, Mordche, 1962
69 2146 Stark, Ray, 1950-1964
69 2147 Stark, Ray, from Rose, 1950-1957
69 2148 Steiner, Yosef E. (United Zionists-Revisionists of America), 1962
69 2149 Stern, Bill, from Rose, 1949
69 2150 Stevens, Ashton, 1950
69 2151 Stone, Harold, 1961
69 2152 Strassberg, Steve, 1953
69 2153 Stromberg, Hunt, 1944-1945
69 2154 Stutman, Dr. Leonard J., from Rose, 1962
70 2155 Suburbia Today, 1962
70 2156 Sullivan, Ed, 1951-1961
70 2157 Sutton, William A. (Ball State Teachers College), 1964
70 2158 Taft, (?) (Lawyer), from Rose, 1977
70 2159 Tamir, Schmuel (Sam), 1947-1962, n.d.
70 2160 Tamir, Schmuel (Sam) and Ruth, from Rose, 1961-1977
70 2161 Tannenbaum, Irving, 1962
70 2162 Teichmann, Howard M., 1962
70 2163 Time Magazine, from Rose, n.d.
70 2164 Trope, Claudia A., 1964
70 2165 Trope, Eugene L., 1961-1964
70 2166 TV Guide, 1961
70 2167 U.S. news and World Report, from Rose, 1953
70 2168 Universal Pictures, from Rose, 1974
70 2169 University of Chicago Press, from Rose, 1964
70 2170 Verlene, Marie-Claire Dubost, (re: Hecht works in France), 1961-1962
70 2171 Village Voice, from Rose, 1967
70 2172 Vitanza, A.C., 1962
70 2173 W.H. Allen and Company (re: Perfidy), 1962
70 2174 Walsh, Jack, from Rose, 1968
70 2175 Wanger, Walter, 1947
70 2176 Wanger, Walter, from Rose, 1968
70 2177 Warner Brothers, 1955
70 2178 Watson, Pat, 1960
70 2179 Webster, Nick, from Rose, 1961
70 2180 Weil, Joseph R., 1963
70 2181 Weingarten, Liba, 1963
70 2182 Weiss, Andre, 1962
70 2183 Weissberg, Joseph, 1964
70 2184 Welles, Orson, (also Jule Styne, Serenek, Donigan, and Otto Clement), 1950
70 2185 Whitney, John Hay, 1961
70 2186 Wilf, Alexander, 1964
70 2187 Wilk, Max, from Rose, 1971
70 2188 Wilkinson, Max, from Rose, 1965
70 2189 William Morris Agency, 1952
70 2190 William Morris Agency, from Rose, 1975-1976
70 2191 Wilson, Earl, 1964
70 2192 Winchell, Walter (New York Daily Mirror), 1957-1962, n.d.
70 2193 Wishengrad, Morton, from Rose, 1957
70 2194 WNEW Radio, 1964
70 2195 Wohlgelernter, Maurice, 1954-1961
70 2196 Wohlgelernter, Maurice, from Rose, 1965
70 2197 Wolf, John, 1956
70 2198 Wood, Audrey, from Rose, 1974
70 2199 Writers' Guild of America, from Rose, 1965-1966
70 2200 Yates, Ted, 1962
70 2201 Yates, Ted, from Rose, 1965
70 2202 Yordan, Philip, from Rose, 1964
70 2203 Young, Effie, n.d.
70 2204 Zaar, (?), from Rose, 1949
70 2205 Zalon, (?) (lawyer), from Rose, ca. 1971
70 2206 Zaslow, Jacqueline, 1962
70 2207 Zaugg, Ernest, 1964
70 2208 Zeisler, Amelia, 1961
70 2209 Zeisler, Joel, from Rose, 1977
70 2210 Ziff, Bill, n.d.
70 2211 Zimmer, U., 1961
70 2212 Zion, Sidney (Sid), from Rose, 1970
70 2213 Zolotow, Maurice, 1947
70 2214 Unidentified, n.d., 1957-1962
70 2215 Unidentified (several incomplete), from Rose, n.d., 1950-1953

Series 4: Family Correspondence, 1915-1976

Letters and notes to and from Ben Hecht, Marie Armstrong Hecht Essipoff (Ben’s first wife), Rose Caylor Hecht (Ben’s second wife), Edwina “Teddy” Hecht Jackson Carneiro (Ben and Marie’s daughter, born 1916: listed in the files as “Jackson, Edwina (Teddy) Hecht”), Jenny Hecht (Ben and Rose’s daughter, 1943-1971), Sarah and Peter Hecht (Ben’s mother and brother), Minna Emch, Anita Libman (Nita) Lebeson, and Elizabeth (Lise) Libman (Rose’s sisters), and other relations. Relationships to Ben Hecht are listed on the lip of each folder.
Arranged alphabetically by the author of the correspondence.

Box Folder Contents
71 2216 Armstrong, [? Marie Armstrong Hecht's mother], to Marie Hecht Armstrong, 1919
71 2217 Carneiro, Mario - to Ben, 1940-1942
71 2218 Coughlin, Maggie - to Emch, Minna, 1953
71 2219 Dreyfus, Isador (Issy) and Millie - to Ben, 1944,1961
71 2220 Emch, Arnold (Noldi) - to Ben, 1944-1959
71 2221 Emch, Arnold (Noldi) - to Libman, Elizabeth and Morris, 1944
71 2222 Emch, Arnold (Noldi) - to Rose, 1958-1959
71 2223 Emch, Minna - to Ben, n.d., 1944-1958
71 2224 Emch, Minna - to Lebeson, Anita (Nita) Libman, 1958
71 2225 Emch, Minna - to Libman, Elizabeth and Morris, 1939-1942
71 2226 Emch, Minna - to Libman, Elizabeth and Morris, n.d., 1943-1958
71 2227 Emch, Minna - to Rose, ca. 1930-1949
71 2228 Emch, Minna - to Rose, n.d., 1950-1958
71 2229 Emch, Minna and Arnold (Noldi) - to Jenny, n.d., 1956-1958
71 2230 Goldstein, Mimi Lebeson - to Libman, Elizabeth, 1945
71 2231 Goldstein, Mimi Lebeson, Dave, and Beth - to Jenny, 1956
71 2232 Goldstein, Mimi Lebeson, Dave, and Beth - to Rose, 1956-1962
71 2233 Hecht, Ben - to Emch, Arnold (Noldi), 1950-1960
71 2234 Hecht, Ben - to Emch, Minna and Arnold (Noldi), n.d., 1953-1958
71 2235 Hecht, Ben - to Essipoff, Dmitry, 1928
71 2236 Hecht, Ben - to Hecht, Marie Armstrong, ca. 1915
71 2237 Hecht, Ben - to Jackson, Edwina (Teddy) Hecht, n.d., 1953-1964
71 2238 Hecht, Ben - to Jenny, 1945-1960
71 2239 Hecht, Ben - to Lebeson, Anita Libman (Nita), n.d., 1961
71 2240 Hecht, Ben - to Rose, ca. 1918
71 2241 Hecht, Ben - to Rose, ca. 1918-1920
71 2242 Hecht, Ben - to Rose, ca. 1920
72 2243-2245 Hecht, Ben - to Rose, ca. early 1920's
72 2246 Hecht, Ben - to Rose, ca. 1925
72 2247 Hecht, Ben - to Rose, ca. 1928-1929
72 2248-2249 Hecht, Ben - to Rose, ca. early 1930's
72 2250 Hecht, Ben - to Rose, 1937
72 2251-2253 Hecht, Ben - to Rose, 1938
73 2254 Hecht, Ben - to Rose, 1939
73 2255 Hecht, Ben - to Rose, 1940-1941
73 2256 Hecht, Ben - to Rose, 1942
73 2257 Hecht, Ben - to Rose, 1943-1949
73 2258 Hecht, Ben - to Rose, n.d., ca. 1940's
73 2259 Hecht, Ben - to Rose, 1950's
73 2260 Hecht, Ben - to Rose, 1960's
73 2261 Hecht, Ben - to Rose, n.d.
73 2262 Hecht, Ben - to Rose, incomplete letters, n.d.
73 2263 Hecht, Ben - to Shatkin, Ida, 1962
73 2264 Hecht, Ben and Rose, empty envelopes - to Rose from Ben, and to Ben from Rose, 1920-1963
73 2265 Hecht, Ben and Rose - to Hecht, Joseph and Sarah (Ma and Pa), 1926-1955
73 2266 Hecht, Jenny - to Ben, 1952-1956
73 2267 Hecht, Jenny - to Ben and Rose, ca. 1940's -1952
73 2268 Hecht, Jenny - to Rose, 1953-1959
73 2269 Hecht, Jenny - to Rose, 1960-1964
74 2270 Hecht, Jenny - to Rose (also photograph), 1965-1966
74 2271 Hecht, Jenny - to Rose, 1967-1968
74 2272 Hecht, Jenny - to Rose, 1969
74 2273 Hecht, Jenny - to Rose, 1970-1971
74 2274 Hecht, Jenny - to Rose, n.d.
74 2275 Hecht, Joseph (Joe, "Pa") - to Ben (also dedication with photograph, burial arrangements), n.d., 1930-1972
74 2276 Hecht, Joseph ("Pa") - to Rose, n.d., 1933
74 2277 Hecht, Marie Armstrong (later Marie Essipoff) - to Ben, n.d., 1952-1955
74 2278 Hecht, Marie Armstrong (later Marie Essipoff) - to Parsons, Louise, 1930
74 2279 Hecht, Marie Armstrong (later Marie Essipoff) - to Winsch, T., 1919
74 2280 Hecht, Peter (Pete) - to Ben, 1922-1928, n.d.
74 2281 Hecht, Peter (Pete), to Rose, 1964
74 2282 Hecht, Rose Caylor - to Ben, 1920's
74 2283 Hecht, Rose Caylor - to Ben (includes photograph), 1930's
74 2284 Hecht, Rose Caylor - to Ben, 1940's
75 2285-2286 Hecht, Rose Caylor - to Ben, 1940's
75 2287 Hecht, Rose Caylor - to Ben, 1950's
75 2288 Hecht, Rose Caylor - to Ben, 1960's
75 2289 Hecht, Rose Caylor - to Emch, Arnold (Noldi), n.d.
75 2290 Hecht, Rose Caylor - to Emch, Minna, n.d., 1929-1959
75 2291 Hecht, Rose Caylor - to Hecht, Sarah (Ma), n.d., 1928
75 2292 Hecht, Rose Caylor -to Jackson, Benjamin, 1974
75 2293 Hecht, Rose Caylor - to Jackson, Dee, 1972
75 2294 Hecht, Rose Caylor - to Jackson, Edwina (Teddy) Hecht, 1960-1969
75 2295 Hecht, Rose Caylor - to Jenny, n.d., 1943-1971
75 2296 Hecht, Rose Caylor - to Lebeson, Anita Libman (Nita), 1940's-1970
75 2297 Hecht, Rose Caylor - to Libman, Elizabeth and Morris, n.d., 1944-1950
75 2298 Hecht, Rose Caylor - to Silberblatt, Shepard S. (Shep), 1961-1967
75 2299 Hecht, Sarah (Ma) - to Ben, n.d., 1930-1934
75 2300 Hecht, Sarah (Ma) - to Ben and Rose, 1931-1935
75 2301 Hecht, Sarah (Ma) - to Rose, 1931-1934
75 2302 House, Edward - to Marie Armstrong Hecht, 1917
75 2303 Jackson, Benjamin - to Rose, 1975-1976
75 2304 Jackson, Dee - to Rose (re: Teddy's death), 1972
75 2305 Jackson, Edwina (Teddy) Hecht - to Ben and Rose, 1940's
75 2306 Jackson, Edwina (Teddy) Hecht - to Ben and Rose (also photographs), 1950-1964
75 2307 Jackson, Edwina (Teddy) Hecht - to Ben and Rose (also clipping), n.d.
76 2308 Jackson, Edwina (Teddy) Hecht - to Rose, n.d., ca. 1940-1972
76 2309 Lebeson, Anita Libman (Nita) - to Ben, n.d., 1943-1962
76 2310 Lebeson, Anita Libman (Nita) - to Boyd, Madeleine, 1940
76 2311 Lebeson, Anita Libman (Nita) - to Libman, Elizabeth, 1946
76 2312 Lebeson, Anita Libman (Nita) - to Rose, 1940-1948
76 2313 Lebeson, Anita Libman (Nita) - to Rose, 1952-1965
76 2314 Lebeson, Anita Libman (Nita) - to Rose (also book jacket), n.d., 1966-1976
76 2315 Lebeson, Anita Libman (Nita) and Hermon - to Jenny, 1956
76 2316 Lebeson, David R. - to Rose and Ben (also obituaries), n.d., 1943-1944
76 2317 Lebeson, Hermon - to Ben, 1944-1954
76 2318 Lebeson, Hermon - to his mother, 1945
76 2319 Lebeson, Hermon - to Rose (also obituary), 1945,1967
76 2320 Libman, Benjamin (Bentze) - to Ben and Rose, 1957
76 2321 Libman, Elizabeth (Lise) - to Ben and Rose, 1954-1957
76 2322 Libman, Elizabeth (Lise) - to Emch, Minna, 1950
76 2323 Libman, Elizabeth (Lise) - to Lebeson, Anita Libman (Nita), 1950-1953
76 2324 Libman, Elizabeth (Lise) - to Rose, 1938-1958
76 2325 Libman, Elizabeth (Lise) and Morris - to Jenny, 1957-1958
76 2326 Libman, Leah Lillian (Lillie, Lil) - to Ben and Rose, 1944-1960
76 2327 Libman, Leah Lillian (Lillie, Lil), and Sol - to Jenny, n.d., 1956-1960
76 2328 Libman, Leah Lillian (Lillie, Lil) - to Rose, 1946-1957
76 2329 Libman, Morris - to Ben and Rose, ca. 1930-1945
76 2330 Libman, Morris - to Lebeson, Anita Libman (Nita), 1940
76 2331 Libman, Morris - to Rose (includes burial arrangements and photograph), ca. 1930-1963, 1969
76 2332 Libman, Sol - to Ben, Rose, and Jenny, 1968
76 2333 Lignari, Sister M., to Emch, Minna, 1957
76 2334 Shatkin, Ida - to Ben and Rose, 1961
76 2335 Silberblatt, Shepard S. (Shep) - to Rose, 1961
76 2336 Silberblatt, Terese - to Rose, 1951
76 2337 Swernofsky, Ettie - to Rose, 1964
76 2338 Unidentified - to Ben, Rose, and Jenny, 1950

Series 5: Subject Files, 1919-1981

Clippings, offprints, photographs, and other ephemeral material relating to people or topics collected by Ben or Rose Hecht. Most of the material is about people they knew, such as the poet Maxwell Bodenheim, the convicted gangster Mickey Cohen, or Rose’s sister Minna Emch, a published psychoanalyst. There is also a book order catalog from the Covici-Friede publishing company that lists books by both Ben Hecht and Rose Caylor, and a letter from and information about John D. MacArthur, the multi-millionaire philanthropist and brother of Hecht’s collaborator Charles MacArthur. Documents from Hecht’s stint as a postwar correspondent in World War I Germany are in the folder marked “Berlin” (see also Series 1: Works – Berlin Dispatches, and Series 2: Incoming Correspondence under individual names of correspondents, 1919, for more documents relating to this topic). Items relating to Ben and Rose’s involvement in the political movements for a state of Israel and Irgun are listed under the heading “Israel”. AKC papers and miscellaneous material concerning the family dog Google is listed under “Poodle.”
Arranged alphabetically.

Box Folder Contents
77 2339 Berlin, 1919
77 2340 Bodenheim, Maxwell [See also oversize box 106], n.d., 1954-1981
77 2341 Cohen, Mickey [See also oversize box 106], n.d., 1951-1976
77 2342 Covici-Friede catalog, 1933
77 2343 Emch, Minna, n.d., 1956
77 2344 Hayes, Helen - Newberry Library Dinner [See also: Newberry Library Archives], 1980
77 2345 Israel - The Answer [See also oversize box 106], April 1943-July 2, 1948
77 2346 Israel - Correspondence, n.d., 1941-1967
77 2347 Israel - Palestine Statehood Committee Papers, catalogue from Yale University, 1973
77 2348 Israel - Writings About (includes photograph of crew for S.S. Ben Hecht) [see also oversize box 106], n.d., 1946-1962
77 2349 MacArthur, Charles (Charlie), n.d., 1927, 1962
77 2350 MacArthur, John D., 1949, 1978
77 2351 Mankiewicz, Herman - correspondence about, n.d., 1953
77 2352 Poodle, n.d., 1948
77 2353 Rosse, Herman [See also oversize box 106], 1956-1965
77 2354 Sandburg, Carl, 1941, 1954
77 2355 Savoy, Burt, n.d.
77 2356 Szukalski, Stanislav, 1919-1932, 1981
Note: The Hecht collection included a bookplate block by Szukalski, "Date: "vi-12-1926". Text: [Top]--"From the reflection you will draw your appreciation and not from the things themselves". [Design]. [Bottom]--John Paul Welling." This block was recataloged as Case Wing ZY 983 .S67
77 2357 Szyk, Arthur, 1951

Series 6: Publicity, 1920-1979

Reviews, clippings, magazine features, playbills, advertisements, and fliers relating to Ben Hecht or to his literary output. At the end of the series is a small group of folders about Rose Hecht and her literary output.
Organized into features about Ben Hecht (arranged chronologically), and reviews, clippings, and other material about his works (arranged alphabetically), with Rose Hecht materials following Ben Hecht materials.

Box Folder Contents
78 2358 n.d.
78 2359 [See also oversize box 106 (2 items)] 1920-1930,
78 2360 1931-1939
78 2361 [See also oversize box 106 (2 items)] 1940-1949,
78 2362 [See also oversize box 106] 1950-1959,
78 2363 [Charlie MacArthur's death] 1956,
78 2364 [See also oversize box 106] 1960-1964,
78 2365 [Climax Magazine feature] January 1962,
78 2366 [obituaries - see also oversize box 106] 1964,
78 2367 [See also oversize box 106] 1965-1969,
78 2368 [See also oversize box 106] 1970-1975,
78 2369 1976-1979
78 2370 1001 Afternoons in Chicago, n.d.
78 2371 1001 Afternoons in New York, 1941
78 2372 Actor's Blood, n.d., 1936, 1981
78 2373 Actors and Sin, n.d., 1951-1952
78 2374 Angels Over Broadway, n.d., 1939-1940
78 2375 The Ben Hecht Show, 1958-1959
78 2376 Blood and Sin, n.d.
78 2377 Bob Casey's Grand Slam, 1962
78 2378 A Book of Miracles, n.d., 1939-1944
78 2379 Bring Me Joe Feeney, 1954
78 2380 The Cat that Jumped Out of the Story, n.d., 1947-1958
78 2381 The Champion From Far Away, n.d., 1931
78 2382 Charlie, n.d., 1957
79 2383 Chicago (musical), n.d.,
79 2384 Chicago Literary Times, n.d.
79 2385-2386 Child of the Century [See also oversize box 106], n.d., 1929-1977
79 2387 The Collected Stories of Ben Hecht, 1945-1947
79 2388 Count Bruga, 1929
79 2389 Egoist, n.d., 1922
79 2390 Erik Dorn, 1922, 1963-1964
79 2391 Fantazius Mallare, 1922
79 2392 A Farewell to Arms, 1956
79 2393 Fight for Freedom, n.d., 1941
79 2394 A Flag is Born, 1941-1949
79 2395 Front Page, n.d., 1928-1974
79 2396 Fun to be Free [See also oversize box 106], 1941, 1944
79 2397 Gaily, Gaily [See also oversize box 106], n.d., 1963-1970
79 2398 Gargoyles, n.d., 1922
79 2399 Gone With the Wind, n.d.
79 2400 The Great Lover, n.d.
79 2401 The Great Magoo, 1932-1933
79 2402 A Guide for the Bedevilled [See also oversize box 106], n.d., 1944, 1947
79 2403 The Harlow Story, n.d., 1969
79 2404 Hazel Flagg, 1953
79 2405 Hello Charlie, n.d.
79 2406 Home Again, n.d.
79 2407 Humpty Dumpty, 1924
79 2408 I Hate Actors, n.d., 1944-1945
79 2409 The Iron Petticoat, 1956
79 2410 Italian Diary, 1959
79 2411 A Jew in Love, n.d., 1930-1932
79 2412 Jumbo, 1963
79 2413 Ladies and Gentlemen, 1940
79 2414 Lentil, 1954-1956
79 2415 Let Freedom Ring, 1939
80 2416 Letters From Bohemia, n.d., 1964, 1965
80 2417 Lily of the Valley, 1942
80 2418 Lydia, 1941
80 2419 Marilyn Monroe, n.d., 1964, 1978
80 2420 Miracle in the Rain, 1943
80 2421 Miracle of the Bells, 1948
80 2422 Mountebank of Emotions, 1922
80 2423 Nothing Sacred, 1938
80 2424 Perfidy, 1961-1964
80 2425 Scarface, n.d.
80 2426 The Scoundrel, n.d.
80 2427 The Sensualists, 1959
80 2428 Simone, 1962
80 2429 Sixth War Loan Radio Announcements, n.d.
80 2430 Snowfall in Childhood, 1934
80 2431 Soak the Rich, 1936
80 2432 Specter of the Rose, n.d., 1945
80 2433 Spellbound, 1945
80 2434 Sunset Kid, 1955
80 2435 Tales of the City, 1953
80 2436 Tales of Manhattan, 1942
80 2437 The Terrorist, 1947
80 2438 Twentieth Century, 1934, 1951
80 2439 To Quito and Back, 1937-1939
80 2440 A Treasury of Ben Hecht, 1959
80 2441 Tribute to Gallantry, 1943
80 2442 Under False Pretenses, 1922
80 2443 Underworld, n.d., 1926, 1974
80 2444 Winkelberg, 1954-1963
80 2445 Wuthering Heights, n.d.
80 2446 Rose Hecht - 1943
80 2447 Rose Hecht - Fingers at the Window, 1942
80 2448 Rose Hecht - The Journey, 1933

Series 7: Legal / Financial Files, 1929-1979

Check books, correspondence, reports, figures, computations, blueprints, contracts, official documents, and some photographs. This series reflects the business enterprises of Ben Hecht and his family. There are day-to-day accounting files, such as checkbook stubs, account books, payroll information for the Hecht staff, hospital bills, and tax computations for the year. In addition, there are Insurance policies and correspondence, Mortgage and lease documents, Inventories and accounts of the houses (in Nyack, New York and Oceanside, California) and the apartment (New York City), Wills and settlements for Ben, Rose, and Jenny Hecht, and legalities concerning Ben Hecht’s Works. The last section of this series, Works, includes signed contracts, copyright information and permission letters for reprints, translations, adaptations and performances. There is a substantial amount of correspondence to and from book publishers (Doubleday & Co., Simon & Schuster), lawyers, agents (Lucy Kroll, Elisabeth Marton), and accountants. The works files are divided into pre-1964 and post-1964 sections, to reflect the legal battles during Ben’s life and after Ben had died. See also Series 2 and 3, Incoming and Outgoing Correspondence, under the names of individuals and organizations, for more correspondence from those parties.
Filed alphabetically by the subject of the materials: Checkbooks, Expenses, Insurance, Jenny Hecht-related, Pension and Social Security, Real Estate, Taxes, Wills and Estate Information, and Works.

Box Folder Contents
81 Checkbooks, 1951-1974
82 2449 Expenses - Account Book, 1946
82 2450 Expenses - Bills, misc., 1944-1977
82 2451 Expenses - Cancelled Checks, blank checks, 1929, 1934, 1953
82 2452 Expenses - Financial Materials, misc., 1930-1964
82 2453 Expenses - Grocery Order Book, ca. 1950
82 2454 Expenses - Hospital and Medical Bills, 1961
82 2455 Expenses - Hospital and Medical Bills, 1967-1979
82 2456 Expenses - Payroll, ca. 1960-1966
82 2457 Insurance - Correspondence, Invoices, etc., 1944-1970
82 2458 Insurance - Insurance Policies, n.d., 1958-1974
82 2459 Jenny - Midsummer, 1953
82 2460 Pension and Social Security, 1962-1971
83 2461 Real Estate - California (Los Angeles, 8726 Shoreham Dr.) Property, Lease, 1958
83 2462 Real Estate - California - Oceanside House - Correspondence, Inventories, Home Improvements, Decor, etc. [See also oversize box 106], 1944-ca. 1960
83 2463 Real Estate - Moving and Storage, ca. 1942-1973
83 2464 Real Estate - New York City Apartment - flood, n.d.
83 2465 Real Estate - New York City Apartment - leases, etc., 1962-1976
83 2466 Real Estate - Nyack House - Correspondence, 1929-1953
83 2467 Real Estate - Nyack House - Auction of Furniture and Artwork, 1964-1969
83 2468 Real Estate - Nyack House - Home Improvements, decor (includes blueprints for addition and contact sheets of house) [See also oversize box 106], ca. 1946-1960's
84 2469 Real Estate - Nyack House - Inventories of books, 1960's
84 2470 Real Estate - Nyack House - Inventories of books, 1960's-1970's
84 2471 Real Estate - Nyack House - Inventory of Mss. and papers, n.d., 1949-1977
84 2472 Real Estate - Nyack House - Inventory of furniture, effects, etc., n.d., 1938-1968
84 2473 Real Estate - Nyack House - Mortgage, ca. 1954-1958
84 2474 Real Estate - Nyack House - Repairs and maintenance, Yacht information, 1947-1960, n.d.
84 2475 Real Estate - Nyack House - Sales Offers, 1964-1965
84 2476 Real Estate - Nyack House - Storm Damage, includes photos and blueprint, 1950-1954
85 2477 Taxes, 1939
85 2478 Taxes, 1940-1949
85 2479 Taxes, 1950-1954
85 2480 Taxes, 1955-1959
85 2481 Taxes, 1960-1963
85 2482 Taxes, 1964-1976
85 2483 Taxes - Jenny's Tax Returns, 1951-1960
86 2484 Wills and Estate Information - Estate of Ben Hecht, 1950-1966, n.d.
86 2485 Wills and Estate Information - Estate of Rose Hecht, 1966-1978, n.d.
86 2486 Wills and Estate Information - Estate of Jenny Hecht, 1969-1978, n.d.
86 2487 Wills and Estate Information - Swernofsky, Harris (Ben Hecht's uncle), 1949
86 2488 Wills and Estate Information - Bequest to The Newberry Library, n.d., 1949-1977
86 2489 Wills and Estate Information - Solicitations for Hecht papers - Library of Congress, 1954-1975
86 2490 Wills and Estate Information - Solicitations for Hecht papers - University of Texas, 1958-1973
86 2491 Wills and Estate Information - Solicitations for Hecht Papers - U. of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin Center for Theatre Research, 1959-1967
86 2492 Wills and Estate Information - Solicitations for Hecht Papers - other libraries, 1954-1965
86 2493 Works - 38, Inc., 1961
86 2494 Works - 1001 Afternoons in Chicago, 1952
86 2495 Works - 1001 Afternoons in Chicago, 1976
86 2496 Works - 1001 Afternoons in New York, 1962
86 2497 Works - 1001 Afternoons in New York, 1968
86 2498 Works - 1001 Nights, 1951-1953
86 2499 Works - Actors Blood/Concerning a Woman of Sin/Actors and Sin, 1943-1951
86 2500 Works - Adventures of Professor Emmett, 1966-1967
87 2501 Works - Angels Over Broadway, 1949-1963, n.d.
87 2502 Works - Angels Over Broadway, 1964-1973
87 2503 Works - Aphrodite, 1957
87 2504 Works - The Ballad and the Source, n.d.
87 2505 Works - The Battle of the Warsaw Ghetto, 1944
87 2506 Works - Before I Die, 1940
87 2507 Works - Biography of Ben Hecht - attempts, n.d., 1964-1970
87 2508 Works - Book of Miracles, 1966-1974
87 2509 Works - Brotherhood of Evil: The Mafia, 1959
87 2510 Works - Caballero of the Law, 1969-1975
87 2511 Works - Cafe Sinister, 1971
87 2512 Works - Captain Fled, 1945
87 2513 Works - The Cat that Jumped Out of the Story, 1975
87 2514 Works - Chair for Martin Rome, 1947-1948
87 2515 Works - Charlie, 1956
87 2516 Works - Chicago, 1964
87 2517 Works - Chicago, 1964-1967
87 2518 Works - Chicago Literary Times, 1927, 1964
87 2519 Works - Chicago Nights Entertainment, 1972
87 2520 Works - A Child of the Century, 1952-1955, 1961
87 2521 Works - A Child of the Century, 1965-1978
87 2522 Works - Collected Stories of Ben Hecht, 1945-1960
87 2523 Works - Concerning a Woman of Sin, 1966-1976
87 2524 Works - Convict Lake, 1950
87 2525 Works - Count Bruga, 1932, 1953
87 2526 Works - Cyrano de Bergerac, 1940, 1947
87 2527 Works - Dishonored Lady, 1945
87 2528 Works - Double Exposure, 1964
87 2529 Works - Double Exposure, 1971
87 2530 Works - Duet, 1951
87 2531 Works - Erik Dorn, 1963
87 2532 Works - Evening Lady, 1954
87 2533 Works - Fantazius Mallare, 1970
87 2534 Works - Farewell to Arms, 1956
87 2535 Works - Fingers at the Window, 1951-1954
87 2536 Works - Fingers at the Window, 1965-1970
87 2537 Works - A Flag is Born, n.d., 1946
87 2538 Works - The Front Page, 1945-1964
87 2539 Works - The Front Page, 1964-1969
87 2540 Works - The Front Page, 1970-1972
88 2541 Works - The Front Page, 1973
88 2542 Works - The Front Page, 1974-1978
88 2543 Works - The Front Page (notes by Rose Hecht), n.d.
88 2544 Works - Fun to be Free, 1961
88 2545 Works - Gaily, Gaily, 1962
88 2546 Works - Gaily, Gaily, 1964-1972
88 2547 Works - Gallows Laughter, 1954
88 2548 Works - God is Good to a Jew, 1943
88 2549 Works - Gone With the Wind, ca. 1973
88 2550 Works - The Great Magoo, 1932, 1951
88 2551 Works - The Great Magoo, 1976-1977
88 2552 Works - Guide for the Bedeviled, 1971
88 2553 Works - Hazel Flagg, 1953-1956
88 2554 Works - Hazel Flagg, 1977-1978
88 2555 Works - How Do You Do, 1941
89 2556 Works - I Hate Actors, n.d., 1944
89 2557 Works - I Hate Actors, 1971-1977
89 2558 Works - I'm Betting on Tomorrow With a Bond (poem), 1944
89 2559 Works - Imposter in Heaven, 1960
89 2560 Works - The Inspector General, 1947
89 2561 Works - Iron Petticoat, 1955-1959
89 2562 Works - It's All in the Mind (Darling, I am Growing Younger), 1951-1952
89 2563 Works - A Jew in Love, 1969-1972
89 2564 Works - Jumbo, 1945-1962
89 2565 Works - Jumbo, 1973
89 2566 Works - Ladies and Gentlemen, 1947
89 2567 Works - Ladies and Gentlemen, n.d., 1972
89 2568 Works - Letters From Bohemia, 1963
89 2569 Works - Letters From Bohemia, 1964-1970
89 2570 Works - The Lost Soul, 1967
89 2571 Works - Love Happy, 1945-1958
89 2572 Works - Lucky Handkerchief, 1973
89 2573 Works - Mad Queen, 1954
89 2574 Works - Man Eating Tiger, 1934-1948
89 2575 Works - Mary Todd Lincoln, 1964
89 2576 Works - The Mating Call, 1946
89 2577 Works - Miracle in the Rain, 1943-1955
89 2578 Works - Miracle in the Rain, n.d., 1970-1973
89 2579 Works - Miracle of the Bells, 1947
89 2580 Works - Miracle of the Bum, 1955
89 2581 Works - Miracle of the Fifteen Murders, 1962
89 2582 Works - Miracle of the Fifteen Murders, 1964, 1969
89 2583 Works - Miracle on the Pullman, 1945, 1972
89 2584 Works - The Missing Idol, 1974
89 2585 Works - My Story (Marilyn Monroe), 1954, 1962-1963
89 2586 Works - My Story (Marilyn Monroe), 1965-1977
89 2587 Works - Nora [incomplete], n.d.
89 2588 Works - Not For Money, 1954
89 2589 Works - Odyssey, 1953
89 2590 Works - Operation Home, 1955
89 2591 Works - Orpheus, 1953
89 2592 Works - Perfidy, 1961-1963
89 2593 Works - Perfidy, 1964-1977, n.d.
89 2594 Works - The Pink Hussar, 1945, 1951
89 2595 Works - The Pink Hussar, 1971
89 2596 Works - Portrait of a Gangster, 1957-1958
89 2597 Works - Portrait of a Gangster (Holt, Co. Lawsuit), 1964-1967
90 2598 Works - Quality of Mercy, 1954
90 2599 Works - Queen Dido (Kalmann Music, Inc.), 1963-1964
90 2600 Works - Queen of the Universe, 1951
90 2601 Works - Rendezvous of Love, 1973
90 2602 Works - Ride the Pink Horse, 1946-1972
90 2603 Works - Rival Dummy, 1949-1951
90 2604 Works - Rival Dummy, 1965-1966
90 2605 Works - Roman Holiday, 1951
90 2606 Works - Scarlet Lily, 1959
90 2607 Works - The Scoundrel, 1944
90 2608 Works - The Scoundrel, 1965
90 2609 Works - Sensualists, 1958-1961
90 2610 Works - The Seventh Dawn, 1961-1963
90 2611 Works - The Seventh Dawn, 1966-1967
90 2612 Works - The Shadow, 1944
90 2613 Works - The Shadow, 1975-1977
90 2614 Works - Simone, n.d., 1960-1963
90 2615 Works - Snowfall in Childhood, 1962-1963
90 2616 Works - Some Slightly Crazy People, 1958
90 2617 Works - Specter of the Rose - contracts, cast and crew, 1945-1946
90 2618 Works - Specter of the Rose, 1966-1967
90 2619 Works - Specter of the Rose/Jenny's Corporation - Stock Certificates (3) and book, 1945
90 2620-2622 Works - Specter of the Rose/Jenny's Corporation, 1945-1963
90 2623 Works - Swan Song, 1947
90 2624 Works - Swan Song, 1973
90 2625 Works - Swindler's Luck, 1952-1953
90 2626 Works - Terrified Doctor, n.d.
90 2627 Works - The Tired Horse, 1958
90 2628 Works - The Tired Horse, 1973
90 2629 Works - To Have and Have Not, n.d., 1950's
90 2630 Works - To Quito and Back, 1961
90 2631 Works - To Quito and Back, 1965
90 2632 Works - Topsy and Eva, 1952
91 2633 Works - Trapeze, 1955
91 2634 Works - Trilby, 1949-1953
91 2635 Works - Trio, 1961
91 2636 Works - Twentieth Century, n.d., 1931-1959
91 2637 Works - Twentieth Century, 1965-1980, n.d.
91 2638 Works - The Whistling Corpse, 1962
91 2639 Works - The Whistling Corpse, 1973
91 2640 Works - Who Goes There, 1950
91 2641-2642 Works - Winkelberg, 1957-1963, 1974
91 2643 Works - Women on Horseback, 1953
91 2644 Works - Contract, unsigned, last page only, March 1977
91 2645 Works - Contract with Ray Stark, 1955
91 2646 Works - Unidentified Contract, Euterpe, Inc., and Paul Kohner, Inc., Liberty Films, 1951, 1957
91 2647 Works - Copyright, correspondence, n.d., 1946-1978
91 2648 Works - Copyright, lists of Works, n.d., 1965
91 2649 Works - Royalties and Payments, n.d., 1941-1963
91 2650 Works - Royalties and Payments - posthumous, 1964-1977

Series 8: Jenny Hecht Materials, 1943-1973

Jenny Hecht was born to Ben and Rose Hecht on July 30, 1943. Her stage debut was on the Ed Sullivan Show, playing Helen Hayes in The Helen Hayes Story. She studied at the American Academy of Dramatic art, as well as in schools in London, Paris, and Rome. As a child and teenager, she performed on stage, in movies, and on television, alongside prominent actors such as Eddie Albert, Geraldine Page, Helen Hayes, and Billie Burke. In 1963, Jenny joined an experimental theater group called The Living Theatre, which was based in New York but moved to Europe after the theater was shut down by the IRS for nonpayment of taxes. The Living Theatre was highly experimental and improvisational, and it was with them that Jenny met her boyfriend Steve, who was also a member of the group, and who her mother Rose referred to as "The Blob" and "Nowhere Man." Jenny moved to Los Angeles in 1971 to take a small role in the biker film The Jesus Trip, and after completing this movie she was found dead in her hotel room of a drug overdose; whether the overdose was accidental or suicide was not determined.
Paintings, drawings, sketches, writings, correspondence, personal papers, diaries and notebooks, scrapbooks, and documents relating to the acting career of Jenny Hecht (prompt books, notes, publicity, reviews, etc.) Includes information about roles performed when Jenny was still a child (such as Midsummer, Simone, The Diary of Anne Frank, and Concerning a Woman of Sin), as well as her involvement as an adult actor in The Living Theatre. Artwork ranges from her drawings and paintings she did as a child, to a notebook of beautiful drawings of windows she drew while travelling around Europe, to her homemade deck of Tarot cards, which she consulted daily. Correspondence is from fellow actors and friends of her parents', as well as her friends Carol Fegte and Gerry Jedd (who died in 1962.) All of the scrapbooks were compiled by Jenny except the first, which is a keepsake scrapbook about Jenny's birth, filled with congratulatory letters, family photographs, and original poetry by both Ben Hecht and Carl Sandburg.
Arranged alphabetically by type or subject of document, with large-size scrapbooks at the end of the series.

Box Folder Contents
92 2651 Actor's Equity and AFTRA memberships, 1953-1969
92 2651a Artwork - [See also Oversize box for additional artwork]
92 2652-2653 Artwork - Cards, Drawings, and Paintings for Ben and Rose, n.d.
92 2654 Artwork - Collage book for Rose, 1965
92 2655-2659 Artwork - Crayon Drawings, n.d.
92 2659a Artwork - Drawings of European Window views (gift to Rose), 1955-1956
92 2660 Artwork - Paintings, early, n.d.
92 2661 Artwork - Painting/Collage [by Jenny?], n.d.
93 2662 Artwork - Poster for "This Property is Condemned", n.d.
93 2663 Artwork - Sketch, "Willie", 1961
93 2664 Artwork - Sketches (7 sketches), n.d.
93 2665 Artwork - Tarot Cards, n.d.
93 2666 Birth Certificate and Medical Records, 1943-1968
93 2667 Concerning a Woman of Sin - notes, schedule of public appearances, etc., 1952
93 2668 Contracts, 1951-1970
93 2669 Correspondence - Incoming, Bergson, Betty and Peter, 1952
93 2670 Correspondence - Incoming, Bernhardt, Suzanne Caubaye, n.d.
93 2671 Correspondence - Incoming, Bertram, Burt and Rubee, 1956
93 2672 Correspondence - Incoming, Blackstone, Martha, 1952
93 2673 Correspondence - Incoming, Burke, Billie, 1955
93 2674 Correspondence - Incoming, Collier, Constance, n.d.
93 2675 Correspondence - Incoming, Crabtree, Amanda, n.d.
93 2676 Correspondence - Incoming, Crabtree, Paul, 1953
93 2677 Correspondence - Incoming, Doyle, Peggy, 1953
93 2678 Correspondence - Incoming, Dozier, Bill, 1958
93 2679 Correspondence - Incoming, English, Madame, 1953
93 2680 Correspondence - Incoming, Erman, John, 1959
93 2681 Correspondence - Incoming, Fegte, Carol, 1951, 1952, n.d.
93 2682 Correspondence - Incoming, Feldman, Mary, 1953
93 2683 Correspondence - Incoming, Fishbein, Anne, n.d.
93 2684 Correspondence - Incoming, Gilbert, Etta, 1962
93 2685 Correspondence - Incoming, Goldberg, Leon, 1953
93 2686 Correspondence - Incoming, The Halseys, 1959
93 2687 Correspondence - Incoming, Hayes, Helen, 1951, 1956, n.d.
93 2688 Correspondence - Incoming, Herbuveaux, Nanette, 1956
93 2689 Correspondence - Incoming, Hilja, 1950
93 2690 Correspondence - Incoming, Hollingsworth, Edie, n.d.
93 2691 Correspondence - Incoming, James, Alan, 1953
93 2692 Correspondence - Incoming, Jedd, Gerry, 1961, n.d.
93 2693 Correspondence - Incoming, Johnson, Ruth, n.d.
93 2694 Correspondence - Incoming, Kabatchin, Amnon, 1964
93 2695 Correspondence - Incoming, Lenya, Lotte, 1959
93 2696 Correspondence - Incoming, McBride, Mary Margaret, 1953
93 2697 Correspondence - Incoming, McGrath, Edith, 1959
93 2698 Correspondence - Incoming, McKenna, Siobhan, n.d.
93 2699 Correspondence - Incoming, Mace, Frieda, 1955
93 2700 Correspondence - Incoming, Momulvick, Muffity, 1956, n.d.
93 2701 Correspondence - Incoming, Page, Geraldine, 1953, 1955, n.d.
93 2702 Correspondence - Incoming, Parnell, Dennis, n.d.
93 2703 Correspondence - Incoming, Pratt, Leighton Jr., 1954
93 2704 Correspondence - Incoming, Richardson, Rose, 1956
93 2705 Correspondence - Incoming, Russell, Debbie, 1968
93 2706 Correspondence - Incoming, Sakcevic, Lucia (Lucy), n.d.
93 2707 Correspondence - Incoming, Shaffer, Lydia, 1952
93 2708 Correspondence - Incoming, Shanks, Mary Elizabeth, 1951
93 2709 Correspondence - Incoming, Shore, Margaret, n.d.
93 2710 Correspondence - Incoming, Sims, Jeanie, 1961
93 2711 Correspondence - Incoming, Siragusa, Charlie, 1959
93 2712 Correspondence - Incoming, Sullivan, Ed, 1951
93 2713 Correspondence - Incoming, Thomson, Marion P., n.d.
93 2714 Correspondence - Incoming, Tamir, Ruth and Schmuel, 1971
93 2715 Correspondence - Incoming, Traverson, Irene, [First Fan Letter], n.d.
93 2716 Correspondence - Incoming, Unidentified,
93 2717 Correspondence - Incoming, Weld, James, n.d.
93 2718 Correspondence - Outgoing, 1950's
93 2719 Death - legal and financial, 1971-1973
93 2720 Financial, 1946-1972
93 2721 Jedd, Gerry - Publicity and clippings re: her death on stage, 1958-1962
94 2722 Living Theatre - Steve - "The Blob" [includes his journal and a letter to Jenny], n.d.
94 2723 Memorabilia - Address Book, n.d. [early]
94 2724 Memorabilia - Address Book, n.d.
94 2725 Memorabilia - Childhood books (3), n.d.
94 2726 Memorabilia - Locks of Jenny's Hair with Rose's notes, n.d.
94 2727 Memorabilia - Misc. n.d.
94 2728 Memorabilia - Passports (2), 1965, 1969
94 2729 Memorabilia - Plans for Jenny's Theatre, n.d.
94 2730 Midsummer - Prompt Book, 1952
94 2731 Mrs. McThing - notes, 1955
94 2732 Notebooks - Travel Diary, 1950
94 2733 Notebooks - Diary, [with notes from Rose], n.d.
95 2734 Notebooks - Diary, 1951
95 2735 Notebooks - Diary, Oct-Nov 1952
95 2736 Notebooks - Diary, 1951-1952
95 2737 Notebooks - Diary, 1955
95 2738 Notebooks - Diary (excerpt from destroyed diary), ca. 1956
95 2739 Notebooks - Diary, Jan-Apr 1956
95 2740 Notebooks - Travel Diary, 1956-1957
95 2741 Notebooks - Diary, June, July, Oct., 1963
95 2742 Notebooks - Diary, Aug-Sept 1963
96 2743 Notebooks - Diary, Oct-Nov 1963
96 2744 Notebooks - Diary, Dec 1963-Jan 1964
96 2745 Notebooks - Diary, Jan-Feb 1964
96 2746 Notebooks - Diary, Mar 1964
96 2747 Notebooks - Diary, Apr 1964
96 2748 Notebooks - Diary, May 1964
96 2749 Notebooks - [notes from acting class?], Feb 1956
96 2750-2751 Notebooks - Diary, n.d.
96 2752 Notebooks - Diary, (Antigone and the Brig), n.d.
96 2753 Piano Lessons Receipts, n.d.
97 2754 Publicity - See also Oversize for miscellaneous publicity,
97 2755 Publicity - The Chalk Garden, 1960
97 2756 Publicity - The Children's Hour, 1958
97 2757 Publicity - Composite of Critics' Comments, n.d.
97 2758 Publicity - Concerning a Woman of Sin, 1951-1952
97 2759 Publicity - The Dark at the Top of the Stairs, 1960
97 2760 Publicity - The Diary of Anne Frank, 1959
97 2761 Publicity - The Helen Hayes Story, 1951
97 2762 Publicity - Invitation to a March, 1961
97 2763 Publicity - Katie's Lot, 1961
97 2764 Publicity - Lentil, 1956-1957
97 2765 Publicity - Living Theatre, 1963-1968
97 2766-2767 Publicity - Midsummer/Actor's Equity, 1953
97 2768 Publicity - Miscellaneous, n.d., 1952-1960
97 2769 Publicity - Mother Was A Bachelor, 1955
97 2770 Publicity - Mrs. McThing, 1955
97 2771 Publicity - Plough and the Stars, 1960
97 2772 Publicity - Simone, 1959-1962
97 2773 Publicity - Washington Theatre Club, ca. 1961
97 2774 Publicity - Winkelberg, 1963
97 2775 Report Cards, 1950-1958
97 2776 Resume, n.d.
97 2777 School Brochures (Perry Mansfield, Professional Children's School, American Community School of Paris, The Arts Educational Schools, Ltd., Francis W. Parker School, Miss Hewitt's Classes, Stanford), n.d.
97 2778 School Work, n.d., 1951-1954
97 2779 Writings (second grade), 1951-1952
98 Scrapbooks - Jenny's first scrapbook [Includes letters from: H.L. Mencken, Billy Rose, Irving Berlin, Charlie MacArthur, Constance Collier, Carl Sandburg (with original poem), Leland Hayward, George Grosz, Helen Hayes, Kurt Weill, and Lotte Lenya. Includes various publicity. Includes photos of Jenny with Ben, Billie Burke, Harpo(?) Marx's family. Early photos of Ben, Rose, and the Libmans. Includes poetry from Ben to Jenny.], 1943
99 2780 Scrapbooks [Includes publicity, photos, letter from Billy Rose-1952, letter from Helen Hayes-1951, telegram from Ed Sullivan-1951], 1948-1961
99 2781 Scrapbooks [Includes publicity from "A Woman of Sin" and "Midsummer", photos, letter from Helen Hayes-1951, letter from Ed Sullivan-1951, contract from "Lily"-1952], 1951-1952
99 2782 Scrapbooks [includes photos from Lentil, letters and cards, correspondence from stay at Perry Mansfield, Report Cards, Christmas Cards from Gerry Page and Helen Hayes], 1956-1957
100 Scrapbooks [2 bound scrapbooks - unfoldered], 1951-1954 and 1952
101 2783 Scrapbooks [bound scrapbook. Includes photos, report cards, and cards. Cards from: Billie Burke, The MacArthurs, Gerry Page, and Gene Fowler.], 1955-1956
101 2784 Scrapbooks [photos], 1957-1958
101 2785 Scrapbooks [Includes publicity, telegram from George Jessel-1960, card from Helen Hayes ca. 1960.], 1958-1960
102 Oversize Artwork and Publicity, various dates

Series 9: Scrapbooks, 1920-1954

Three volumes of reviews, clippings, and some correspondence relating to Ben’s works. The first volume is a collection of reviews and advertisement clippings for Ben’s novels and plays from 1921 to 1928; namely, Erik Dorn, The Poseur (play), Gargoyles, Under False Pretenses (play starring Leo Ditrichstein), Count Bruga, and The Front Page. The second volume contains reviews for Gargoyles, and seems to have been compiled by the Boni & Liveright publishing company, who published Gargoyles. Articles from around October 22 in this volume cover the suit brought by the U.S. Postal Service charging Ben with sending obscene literature through the mail. The third volume consists of both clippings and correspondence concerning Hecht’s autobiography A Child of the Century. The clippings are reviews and advertisements combined with a few features on Hecht. The correspondence is acknowledgements and thank-yous for complimentary books, as well as comments and congratulations from people mentioned in the books. Correspondents include H.L. Mencken’s secretary, Adolph Kroch (with a manuscript reply by Hecht), Herbert Bayard Swope (with a manuscript reply by Hecht), Larry Vinick and Jack Goodman of Simon & Schuster, Stuart Brent (with a manuscript reply by Hecht), Ned Griffith (to Gene Fowler about the book), Noldi (Arnold Emch; with a manuscript reply by Hecht), Charlie MacArthur (with a manuscript reply by Hecht), George Jessel, Walter Wanger (with a manuscript reply by Hecht), Irving Paul “Swifty” Lazar, Herman Kogan of the Chicago Sun-Times to Rose, Carl Sandburg, Robert Thoeren, and Margaret Anderson.
Arranged chronologically.
Directly after this series is a box containing oversize items from the following series: Series 5 - Subject Files; Series 6 - Publicity; Series 7 - Legal/Financial Files; and Series 10 - Photographs.

Box Contents
103 Vol. 1: Reviews, 1921-1928
104 Vol. 2: Gargoyles, 1922-1928
105 Vol. 3: A Child of the Century, 1954
106 Oversize Box: Series 5 - Subject Files, Series 6 - Publicity, Series 7 - Legal/Financial Files, and Series 10 - Photographs

Series 10: Photographs, 1879-1977 (bulk 1893-1977)

Prints and a few negatives of Ben Hecht, his family, his friends, his dogs, his homes in Nyack, New York, and Oceanside, California, and on the sets of plays and movies he worked on. Includes many prints that were published in Hecht's autobiography, A Child of the Century. Hecht was a fan of the actress Sarah Bernhardt, and collected a few photographs of her, including one from 1879.
Arranged alphabetically by subjects of photographs: Ben Hecht by himself and with others, Family, Homes, Motion Pictures and Plays, People, Travel, and Miscellaneous.

Box Folder Contents
107 2786 Hecht, Ben - Directing (see also oversize, box 114), n.d.
107 2787 Hecht, Ben - at desk, n.d.
107 2788 Hecht, Ben - Farewell Party at Schlogl's, Chicago, IL. [includes Henry Justin Smith, Harry Hansen, Vincent Starret, among others] (See Oversize, Box 114), ca. 1924
107 2789 Hecht, Ben - Playing Chess, n.d.
107 2790 Hecht, Ben - Playing violin, n.d.
107 2791 Hecht, Ben - Portrait Drawings, Photographs, n.d.
107 2792 Hecht, Ben - Portraits, Casual (See also oversize, box 114)
107 2793 Hecht, Ben - Portraits, Fedora Hat (see also oversize, box 117), n.d., 1956,1963
107 2794 Hecht, Ben - Portraits, Formal Attire (see also oversize, box 117), n.d.
107 2795 Hecht, Ben - Portraits, Speaking, n.d.
107 2796 Hecht, Ben - Portraits, Writing (See also oversize, box 117), n.d.
107 2797 Hecht, Ben - Portraits, Youth, ca. 1896-1915
107 2798 Hecht, Ben - Portraits, ca. 1915-1920
107 2799 Hecht, Ben - Portraits, ca. 1921-1952
107 2800 Hecht, Ben - Snapshots, ca. 1920's-1960's
107 2801 Hecht, Ben - with Sherwood Anderson, 1916
107 2802 Hecht, Ben - with Sherman Reilly Duffy, 1913
107 2803 Hecht, Ben - with Charles MacArthur and unidentified, n.d.
107 2804 Hecht, Ben - with Harpo and Susan Marx, n.d.
107 2805 Hecht, Ben - with others, n.d.
107 2806 Hecht, Ben - with rooster, 1911
107 2807 Family - Emch, Minna (sister in law) - Portraits and Snapshots, n.d. 1920's-1970's
107 2808 Family - Emch, Minna (sister in law) - Remembrance Album, 1959
107 2809 Family - Emch, Minna (sister in law) - Snapshots, ca. 1920's-1960's
107 2810 Family - Goldstein, Mimi Lebeson (niece), n.d.
107 2811 Family - Goldstein, Mimi Lebeson (neice) - children, ca. 1960's
107 2812 Family - Hecht, Ben and Rose (as children), n.d., 1893
107 2813 Family - Hecht, Ben, with Edwina Hecht Jackson (daughter) [on set of "Once in a Blue Moon", movie], 1935
108 2814 Family - Hecht, Ben, with Jenny Hecht (daughter), 1943-1950's
108 2815 Family - Hecht, Ben, with Joseph Hecht and Pete Hecht (father and brother), ca. 1895
108 2816 Family - Hecht, Ben, with Marie Armstrong Hecht (first wife), ca. 1920's
108 2817 Family - Hecht, Ben, with Rose Hecht (second wife), ca. 1930's
108 2818 Family - Hecht, Ben, with Rose Hecht (second wife) - snapshots, ca. 1920's
108 2819 Family - Hecht, Ben, with Rose, Jenny, and others on board the Queen Elizabeth, ca. 1950's
108 2820 Family - Hecht, Ben, with Rose, Jenny, and Rose's Sisters, Dec. 1956
108 2821 Family - Hecht, Ben, with Sarah Hecht and Joseph Hecht (mother and father), ca. 1915
108 2822 Family - Hecht, Ben, with Sarah Hecht and Pete Hecht (mother and brother), ca. 1890's
108 2823 Family - Hecht, Jenny (daughter) - all ages, negatives
108 2824 Family - Hecht, Jenny (daughter) - Baby snapshots, ca. 1943
108 2825 Family - Hecht, Jenny (daughter) - baby- with Muffity, Bizzy, Gertie, and other nurses, ca. 1943-1945
108 2826 Family - Hecht, Jenny (daughter) - Toddler, ca. 1945-1946
108 2827 Family - Hecht, Jenny (daughter)- Preschool - Portraits, ca. 1947
108 2828 Family - Hecht, Jenny (daughter) - Preschool - Snapshots, ca. 1947
108 2829 Family - Hecht, Jenny (daughter) - Preschool - Snapshots - Class, ca. 1947
108 2830 Family - Hecht, Jenny (daughter) - Preschool - Snapshots - first acting lesson, 1948
108 2831 Family - Hecht, Jenny (daughter) - Preschool - Snapshots - Parties, ca. 1947
108 2832 Family - Hecht, Jenny (daughter) - Preschool - Snapshots - with friends, ca. 1947
108 2833 Family - Hecht, Jenny (daughter) - School Age - Portraits, ca. 1948-1950
108 2834 Family - Hecht, Jenny (daughter) - School Age - by Manny Fuchs Graphic House Inc. (at Nyack, N.Y.), ca. 1950
108 2835 Family - Hecht, Jenny (daughter) - School Age - by Florence Homolka, ca. 1950
108 2836 Family - Hecht, Jenny (daughter) - School Age, by Floyd Huff, ca. 1948
108 2837 Family - Hecht, Jenny (daughter) - School Age - by Kenny Parker, Oxford, Eng., ca. 1956
108 2838 Family - Hecht, Jenny (daughter) - School Age - by Rene's Studio, Oceanside, CA, ca. 1950
108 2839 Family - Hecht, Jenny (daughter) - School Age - by John Swope (with Carol Fegte), ca. 1950
108 2840 Family - Hecht, Jenny (daughter) - School Age - snapshots, ca. 1950's
108 2841 Family - Hecht, Jenny (daughter) - School Age - snapshots, in bedroom, ca. 1950
108 2842 Family - Hecht, Jenny (daughter) - School Age - Snapshots - parties, ca. 1950's
109 2843 Family - Hecht, Jenny (daughter) - School Age - Snapshots - Versailles, France, by Margot Shore, 1956
109 2844 Family - Hecht, Jenny (daughter) - School Age - Snapshots - With Friends, 1955-1960
109 2845 Family - Hecht, Jenny (daughter) - School Age - Snapshots (enlarged) - with Oscar used as door-stop, n.d.
109 2846 Family - Hecht, Jenny (daughter) - Adolescence/Young Adult - Contact Prints, n.d.
109 2847 Family - Hecht, Jenny (daughter) - Adolescence/Young Adult - Portraits, ca. 1959-1961
109 2848 Family - Hecht, Jenny (daughter) - Adolescence/Young Adult - Snapshots, 1957-1960
109 2849 Family - Hecht, Jenny (daughter) - Adolescence/Young Adult - by Halley Erskine, New York, NY (See also oversize), ca. 1959-1961
109 2850 Family - Hecht, Jenny (daughter) - Adolescence/Young Adult - by de Vincent Studio, Washington, D.C., n.d.
109 2851 Family - Hecht, Jenny (daughter) - Adolescence/Young Adult - by Peter Perri, n.d.
109 2852 Family - Hecht, Jenny (daughter) - Adolescence/Young Adult - by Nick Webster, n.d.
109 2853 Family - Hecht, Jenny (daughter) - Adolescence/Young Adult - Snapshots - Washington, D.C. Class, ca. 1961
109 2854 Family - Hecht, Jenny (daughter) - Adolescence/Young Adult - Snapshots - with Mirim (Teddy's Daughter), n.d.
109 2855 Family - Hecht, Jenny (daughter) - Adult - Portraits, ca. 1962-1970's
109 2856 Family - Hecht, Jenny (daughter) - Adult - Snapshots, ca. 1964
109 2857 Family - Hecht, Jenny (daughter) - Adult - Snapshots (prints and transparencies) - Malibu, 1971
109 2858 Family - Hecht, Jenny (daughter) - Professional Roles - "Actors and Sin" (movie), 1952
109 2859 Family - Hecht, Jenny (daughter) - Professional Roles - "The Chalk Garden", Tappan Zee Playhouse, Grist Mill Playhouse, 1960
109 2860 Family - Hecht, Jenny (daughter) - Professional Roles - Composite Photos, n.d.
109 2861 Family - Hecht, Jenny (daughter) - Professional Roles - "Cry of the Raindrop", [Washington, D.C. ?], n.d.
109 2862 Family - Hecht, Jenny (daughter) - Professional Roles - "The Dark at the Top of the Stairs", La Jolla Playhouse, 1960
109 2863 Family - Hecht, Jenny (daughter) - Professional Roles - "Diary of Anne Frank," Various Theatres, 1959
109 2864 Family - Hecht, Jenny (daughter) - Professional Roles - "Iron Petticoat", London, ca. 1956
109 2865 Family - Hecht, Jenny (daughter) - Professional Roles - "Katie's Lot" (movie), 1961
109 2866 Family - Hecht, Jenny (daughter) - Professional Roles - "Lentil", Boston Summer Theatre, 1956
109 2867 Family - Hecht, Jenny (daughter) - Professional Roles - Living Theatre?, n.d.
109 2868 Family - Hecht, Jenny (daughter) - Professional Roles - "Mid-Summer", Vanderbilt Theatre, 1953
109 2869 Family - Hecht, Jenny (daughter) - Professional Roles - "Mother was a Bachelor", Palm Beach Playhouse, 1955
109 2870 Family - Hecht, Jenny (daughter) - Professional Roles - "Mrs. McThing", Palm Beach Playhouse, 1955
109 2871 Family - Hecht, Jenny (daughter) - Professional Roles - "Plough and Stars", Ritz Theatre, Los Angeles; Phoenix Theatre, N.Y., 1960
110 2872 Family - Hecht, Jenny (daughter) - Professional Roles - "Simone", Cleveland Play House (see also oversize, box 114), 1962
110 2873 Family - Hecht, Jenny (daughter) - Professional Roles - "Tevya and His Daughters", Washington Theatre Club, n.d.
110 2874 Family - Hecht, Jenny (daughter) - Professional Roles - "This Property is Condemned", [Washington D.C.?], n.d.
110 2875 Family - Hecht, Jenny (daughter) - Professional Roles - "Wagon Train", T.V. Series, 1958
110 2876 Family - Hecht, Jenny (daughter) - Professional Roles - "Winkelberg", Los Angeles?, 1963
110 2877 Family - Hecht, Jenny (daughter) - "Rose's Treasured Pictures", n.d.
110 2878 Family - Hecht, Joseph (father), n.d.
110 2879 Family - Hecht, Marie Armstrong (first wife), n.d.
110 2880 Family - Hecht, Pete (brother), n.d.
110 2881 Family - Hecht, Rose (second wife) - Acting, n.d. [early]
110 2882 Family - Hecht, Rose (second wife) - at Oceanside, California, n.d.
110 2883 Family - Hecht, Rose (second wife) - nude shots, n.d.
110 2884 Family - Hecht, Rose (second wife) - photographs for portrait, n.d.
110 2885 Family - Hecht, Rose (second wife) - Portraits, n.d.
110 2886 Family - Hecht, Rose (second wife) - snapshots, n.d.
110 2887 Family - Hecht, Rose (second wife) - snapshots - Mexico, 1928
110 2888 Family - Hecht, Rose (second wife) - stereograph prints, n.d.
110 2889 Family - Hecht, Rose (second wife) - with Anita Libman Lebeson (sister of Rose), 1940
110 2890 Family - Hecht, Rose (second wife) - with Anita Libman Lebeson and Minna Emch (sisters of Rose), n.d.
110 2891 Family - Hecht, Rose (second wife) - with Anita Libman Lebeson, Minna Emch, and Elizabeth Libman (sisters and mother of Rose), 1912
110 2892 Family - Hecht, Rose (second wife) - with Elizabeth Libman (mother of Rose), n.d., 1976
110 2893 Family - Hecht, Rose (second wife) - with Elizabeth Libman and Morris Libman (parents of Rose), n.d.
110 2894 Family - Hecht, Rose (second wife) - with Jenny Hecht (daughter), n.d.
110 2895 Family - Hecht, Rose (second wife) - with Jenny Hecht, Arnold Emch, and Minna Emch (sister and brother-in-law of Rose), n.d.
110 2896 Family - Hecht, Rose (second wife) - with JoJo (cook), n.d.
110 2897 Family - Hecht, Rose (second wife) - with Minna Emch (sister of Rose), n.d., 1952
110 2898 Family - Hecht, Rose (second wife) - with Morris Libman (father of Rose), n.d.
110 2899 Family - Hecht, Sarah Swernofsky (mother) (see also oversize, box 114), n.d., 1916
110 2900 Family - Hecht, Sarah Swenofsky with Pete Hecht (mother and brother), n.d.
110 2901 Family - Hecht, Sarah Swernofsky (mother) - with others, 1907
110 2902 Family - Jackson, Edwina Hecht "Teddy" (daughter) - Album, Brazil, 1953-1954
111 2903-2904 Family - Jackson, Edwina Hecht "Teddy" (daughter) - Album, Brazil, 1953-1954
111 2905 Family - Jackson, Edwina Hecht "Teddy" (daughter) - Album, Nyack, N.Y., 1934-1936
111 2906 Family - Jackson, Edwina Hecht "Teddy" (daughter) - Portraits, n.d.
111 2907 Family - Jackson, Edwina Hecht "Teddy" (daughter) - Snapshots (also 2 negatives), n.d.
111 2908 Family - Lebeson, Anita Libman (sister of Rose), 1921-1950's
111 2909 Family - Lebeson, David (nephew), 1940's
111 2910 Family - Lebeson, David (nephew) - with Mimi Lebeson Goldstein (niece), ca. 1943
111 2911 Family - Libman, Elizabeth (mother of Rose), ca. 1900-1956
111 2912 Family - Libman, Elizabeth (mother of Rose) - with Anita Libman Lebeson, Mimi Lebeson Goldstein, and daughter, 1931, 1956
111 2913 Family - Libman, Elizabeth (mother of Rose) - with Jenny Hecht, 1943
111 2914 Family - Libman, Elizabeth (mother of Rose) - with Minna Emch (sister of Rose), 1911
111 2915 Family - Libman, Elizabeth (mother of Rose) - with sisters, Vilna, Russia, ca. 1910
111 2916 Family - Libman, Leah Lillian (cousin of Rose) (Lillie), n.d.
111 2917 Family - Libman, Morris (father of Rose), n.d.
111 2918 Family - Libman, Morris and Libman, Elizabeth (mother and father of Rose), 1940's
111 2919 Family - Libman, Morris (father of Rose) - with Jenny Hecht (daughter), 1943
111 2920 Family - Libman, Sol (cousin of Rose?), 1924(?)
111 2921 Family - Swernofsky, Chasa Hecht (aunt), n.d.
111 2922 Family - Swernofsky, Harris (uncle), n.d.
111 2923 Family - Swernofsky, Mr. and Mrs. (maternal grandparents), n.d.
112 2924 Homes - Nyack, N.Y., 1928
112 2925 Homes - Nyack, N.Y. (remodeled) (see also oversize, box 114), ca. 1955
112 2926 Homes - Nyack, N.Y. - Snapshots, 1928
112 2927 Homes - Nyack, N.Y. - Stereograph Prints, ca. 1930
112 2928 Homes - Oceanside, California, ca. 1955
112 2929 Homes - Oceanside, California - Snapshots, n.d., 1954-1960
112 2930 Motion Pictures and Plays - "Actors and Sin" with Edward G. Robinson and Marsha Hunt, Ben Hecht, 1952
112 2931 Motion Pictures and Plays - "Angels Over Broadway," with Rita Hayworth and Douglas Fairbanks, ca. 1940
112 2932 Motion Pictures and Plays - "Crime Without Passion," Ben Hecht and actors, 1942
112 2933 Motion Pictures and Plays - "Farewell to Arms," with David Selznick, Ben Hecht (see also oversize, box 114), 1957
112 2934 Motion Pictures and Plays - "A Flag is Born," (see oversize, box 114), 1946
112 2935 Motion Pictures and Plays - "The Front Page," (see oversize, box 114), 1928
112 2936 Motion Pictures and Plays - "Soak the Rich," Ben Hecht, Walter Connolly, and Charles MacArthur in credit sequence - artwork by George Grosz, 1936
112 2937 Motion Pictures and Plays - "Specter of the Rose," with Ivan Kirov and Viola Essen, Ben Hecht, 1946
112 2938 Motion Pictures and Plays - "Underworld," with George Bancroft, 1927
112 2939 Motion Pictures and Plays - "Viva Villa!," with Wallace Beery, 1934
112 2940 Motion Pictures and Plays - Unidentified, n.d.
112 2941 People - Barrymore, John, n.d.
112 2942 People - Beitler, Brooks, n.d.
112 2943 People - Bergson, Peter, n.d.
112 2944 People - Bernhardt, Sarah, n.d., 1879
112 2945 People - Bodenheim, Maxwell, n.d.
112 2946 People - Brice, Fanny (1 with Bea Lillie, 1 with grandchild), n.d.
112 2947 People - Cole, Elmore D., n.d.
112 2948 People - Collier, Constance, n.d.
112 2949 People - Conlan, Frank, n.d.
112 2950 People - Darvas, Lili, 1960
112 2951 People - Ditrichstein, Leo, 1922
112 2952 People - Foster, Paul F., n.d.
112 2953 People - Fowler, Gene, n.d.
112 2954 People - Garmes, Lee, n.d.
112 2955 People - Gertie and JoJo (cooks, Nyack, N.Y.), 1940's
112 2956 People - Hagerty, Christian Dane, n.d.
112 2957 People - Hayes, Helen, with Jenny Hecht and Jim Bob Crabtree, ca. 1950
112 2958 People - Hayward, Harriet with unidentified, n.d.
112 2959 People - Hepburn, Katharine, n.d.
112 2960 People - Horton, Robert, n.d.
112 2961 People - Lederer, Charles, n.d.
112 2962 People - Lee, Anna, 1950's
112 2963 People - Little, Richard Henry, n.d.
112 2964 People - Lundgren (Nyack, N.Y. caretaker), 1945
112 2965 People - MacArthur, Charlie, includes negative, n.d.
112 2966 People - Mankiewicz, Herman J., n.d.
112 2967 People - Marx, Harpo and Susan (family and animals), n.d.
112 2968 People - Merlin, Sam, n.d.
112 2969 People, Parsons, Louella, n.d.
112 2970 People - Ross, Estelle, in Venice, Italy, 1960
112 2971 People - Rosse, Herman, n.d.
112 2972 People - Scott, Martha, n.d.
112 2973 People - Sims, Jeanie (friend of Rose), 1964, 1977
112 2974 People - Smith, Wallace, n.d.
112 2975 People - Stavsky, Abrasha, n.d.
112 2976 People - Stengel, Leni, n.d.
112 2977 People - Stevens, Ashton, n.d.
112 2978 People - Szyk, Arthur, 1951
112 2979 People - Yates Family, n.d.
113 2980 Travel - Hecht, Ben - Europe, n.d.
113 2981 Travel - Hecht, Ben - Germany - Album created by Marie Armstrong Hecht, 1919
113 2982 Travel - Hecht, Ben - Germany - Contact Prints and Negatives from Album, 1919
113 2983 Travel - Hecht, Ben - Quito, Ecuador, n.d.
113 2984 Miscellaneous - Daily News Building, Chicago, IL, ca. 1920's
113 2985 Miscellaneous - Hecht (?) Art, n.d.
113 2986 Miscellaneous - Hecht Dogs - Google, Captain, etc. (also pedigree) (see also oversize, box 114), 1933, 1945, n.d.
113 2987 Miscellaneous - Unidentified (see also oversize, box 114), n.d.
113 2988 Miscellaneous - Unidentified - negative, n.d.
113 2989 Miscellaneous - Unidentified - Stereograph Prints, n.d.
114 Oversize photographs

Series 11: Audio and Moving Images, 1937-1970

Audio reels, audiocassette tapes, 45, 33 1/3, and 78 rpm vinyl records (10", 12" and 16"), 16 mm film reels, and videocassettes on various topics. Audio reels are read-throughs or productions of Ben or Jenny Hecht (Winkelberg, The Ben Hecht Show, and Diary of Anne Frank, respectively); audiocassettes are a preservation copy of Hecht’s We Will Never Die, the originals of which are on 16” vinyl records, and a radio interview with Hecht from 1956. Vinyl records include commercial recordings collected mainly by Rose Hecht or autographed by the artists (George Antheil, Harpo Marx), as well as noncommercial recordings of the same type as on the audio reels.
Within this collection are audio snippets (on reel tape and on 33 1/3 rpm record) from Ben's short-lived television show, called "The Ben Hecht Television Show," which ran from September 15, 1958 to Jan. 30, 1959. The recording was compiled by the producers of the Ben Hecht Show, and narrated by Mike Wallace. On the show, Hecht expounded on various controversial subjects, including his views on Germany, prostitution, and evangelism. He brought in provocative guests such as the director Otto Preminger, artist Salvador Dali, the Executive Editor of the New York Herald-Tribune Luke Carroll, and illustrator / author Alexander King.
The reels of 16 mm film are mostly home movies of Jenny Hecht as a young girl, but also include some footage of Ben Hecht. Film footage also includes official footage of the 1940 New York World’s Fair and a fragment of a black and white cartoon. Videocassettes are copies of commercial productions for His Girl Friday (Howard Hawks, 1940), Jenny Hecht's last movie The Jesus Trip (1971) and The Front Page (Billy Wilder, 1974).
Arranged by format.

Box Item Contents
[Flat] 1-4 Hecht, Ben. We Will Never Die, [audio recording of pageant by Ben Hecht and performed at the Hollywood Bowl. Music by Kurt Weill, staging by Moss Hart. Orchestra directed by Franz Waxman. Starring Edward G. Robinson, Edward Arnold, Joan Leslie, John Garfield, and others.] 1943.
4 sound discs : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 16 in.
115 5 Amaya, Carmen, and Company. Furia! [Flamencan songs and dances.] New York : Decca, DL 8027. Taped on front cover: "What cures warts cures cancer." ca. 1950's.
1 sound disc : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in.
115 6 Antheil, George. Capital of the World. Capitol P-8278. Singed on front: "To my friend, and one of the few men I have strive most to imitate - Ben Hecht - with affection. from George Antheil, October, 1956." 1954.
1 sound disc : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in.
115 7 Antheil, George. Music from the soundtrack of the Stanley Kramer production, The Pride and the passion. Hollywood: Capitol W-873. Singed on back: "To Ben and Rose, To whom I owe so much in love, friendship, everything - this little piece of music, George (A.)" 1957.
1 sound disc : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in.
115 8 Bacharach, Burt. Lee Castle & the Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra play Bacharach/David. Long Island City, NY: Pickwick/33. Title on front crossed out and written, "In Here Mahler, Songs of a Wayfarer." [sic] ca. 1970.
1 sound disc : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in.
115 9 Becaud, Gilbert. Le plus grands success. Odeon SME 83680. ca. 1960's.
1 sound disc : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in.
115 10-13 Beethoven, Ludwig van. Concerto in D minor: Heifetz with Toscanini and the NBC Symphony Orchestra. Camden, NJ: Victor M 705, 17441, 17442, 17444, 17445. 5-disc set: missing disc no. 3 (Victor 17443). ca. 1940.
4 sound discs : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in.
115 14 Belafonte, Harry. Calypso. RCA Victor LPM 1248. 1956.
1 sound disc : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in.
115 15 Callas, Maria. Callas portrays Puccini heroines. Philharmonia Orchestra under the direction of Tullio Serafin. Angel Records ANG 35195. With insert. 1954.
1 sound disc : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in.
115 16 Chopin, Frédéric, 1810-1849. Mazurkas. Guiomar Novaes. Vox, PL 7920. 1961.
1 sound disc : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in.
115 17-27 Chopin, Frédéric, 1810-1849. [Various piano pieces: Mazurkas (Arthur Rubinstein), Polonaises (Ignace Jan Paderewski), and Waltzes (Alfred Cortot)]. RCA Victor Red Seal 15781, 14974, 14156, 14154, 14158, 14155, 17298, 15782, 15907, 15783, 15911. Label on spine: "Chopin Records." ca. 1937-1941.
11 sound discs in album : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in.
115 28 Diaz, Alirio. 400 Years of the Classical Guitar. Everest 3155. Some of Rose Hecht's notes on the back cover. [n.d.]
1 sound disc : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in.
115 29 Diaz, Alirio. Guitarra de Venezuela. Hollywood, California, Hifi R812. ca. 1950's.
1 sound disc : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in.
115 30 Frost, Robert. Robert Frost Reading his Poems. Chicago: National Council of Teachers of English E1-LCB. ca. 1949.
1 sound disc : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 10 in.
115 31 Gilberto, Joao. Brazil's brilliant Joao Gilberto: Pops in Portuguese with Antonio Carlos Jobim's Orchestra. Capitol Records T-10280. One song on back cover circled with black marker: "Outra Vez - Once Again." ca. 1960's.
1 sound disc : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in.
115 32 Gomez, Vicente. Guitar recital. New York: Decca DL 8017. Note by Rose Hecht on cover: "I have 2 of this one." 1950.
1 sound disc : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in.
116 33-34 Harris, Bob. [Demo records?] Contents: Lullaby -- Too Soon -- Bob Harris Theme. New York: Audio-Video Recording Company, Inc., The Camille Prod. [n.d.]
2 sound discs : analog, 78 rpm ; 10 in.
116 35-36 Hecht, Ben. The Best of Hecht : Excerpts from the Ben Hecht Television Show, September 15, 1958-January 30, 1959. Gotham Recording Corporation GRC-5448. ["for non-commercial, private use only."] Compiled by producers of the Ben Hecht Show, Narrated by Mike Wallace. 17 excerpts (see record for details). Rose Hecht wrote on one copy: "The joke (?) record from his TV show. The producers had it made up, if that's it, of the time Ben interrupted his victim. P.S. He never did it again." ca. 1959.
1 sound disc : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in.
2 copies.
116 37-38 Hecht, Ben. Ben Hecht Reading. [Story about Maxwell Bodenheim, possibly an early version of his play Winkelberg. Part 4 on record two is a discussion of the work with Jack Jerry and Leon _____]. Oct. 14, 1954.
2 sound discs : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in.
116 39-41 Hecht, Ben. Underworld, [songs from the musical]. Vocal, with piano accompaniment. New York: Adelphi Sound Studios. Contents: Chicago's My Favorite Flower -- Happy Girl in Town -- Four Flights Up -- Before You -- I've Had It. ca. 1964.
3 sound discs : analog, 45 rpm ; 10 in.
116 42 Hecht, Ben. Underworld, [songs from the musical]. Vocal, with orchestral accompaniment. Hollywood, California: Conway Recorders HO 65000; Ami Hadani Mastering Co., Inc. Contents: Chicago's My Favorite Flower -- If I'd Only Veen Your Mother -- Vengeance -- Happy Girl in Town -- Rubber Dolly -- I Like a Girl Dressed in Blue -- Maybe Tonight's the Night -- It's Hard to be a Virgin -- Before You -- Hatching Day -- Memories -- Everyman's an Army -- Single Face -- I've Had It -- Killin'. ca. 1964.
1 sound disc : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in.
116 43-45 Hecht, Ben. Winkelberg. [reading of the play, reader and place unknown]. ca. 1958.
3 sound discs : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in.
116 46 Marx, Harpo. Harpo. Chicago: Mercury MG-20232. Inscribed "To the Hechts, love over the years. Harpo." 1957.
1 sound disc : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in.
116 47 Mockridge, Norton. [CBS commentary about Ben Hecht after his death. Mockridge plays excerpts of a radio interview with Hecht in 1963. Hecht talks about the state of the world, changes in journalism, television, Chicago, censorship, literature, slums, newspapers vs. television and movies, fame, Gaily, Gaily, being a newspaperman in Chicago, and his work Bring me Joe Feeney.] White Plains, NY: TV-Time Recordings, Inc., Apr. 23, 1964.
1 sound disc : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 10 in.
116 48 Piaf, Edith. Piaf! Hollywood, California: Capitol T-10210. 1959.
1 sound disc : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in.
116 49 Polyakova, Nastia. Gypsy Reminiscence / You Never Loved Me. Decca 2732, [n.d.]
1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 10 in.
116 50-51 Schubert, Franz Peter, 1797-1828. Die Winterreise, D 911. Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Gerald Moore, pianist. Angel SB 3640. Some Rose Hecht annotations in the liner notes. 1964.
2 sound discs : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in.
116 52 Segovia, Andres. An Andres Segovia concert. Decca DL 9638. Notes for side 1 track 2, "Suite", circled in black marker. 1952.
1 sound disc : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in.
116 53 Serrano, Juan. Ole, la mano! Electra Records EKL-227. Notes for side 1 track 1, "Bulerias", circled in black marker. 1963.
1 sound disc : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in.
116 54-56 Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilich, 1840-1893. Eugene Onegin. Bolshoi Opera Production, Recorded in Paris. Melodiya/Angel SRCL 4115. Some Rose Hecht annotations in the liner notes. 1970.
3 sound discs : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in.
116 57 Thomas, Dylan. Dylan Thomas reading A Child's Christmas in Wales, and five poems. New York: Caedmon TC-1002, 1958.
1 sound disc : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in.
116 58 Torre, Rey de la. 20th Century Music for the Guitar. New York: Philharmonia Records Corp. PH 106, ca. 1950's.
1 sound disc : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in.
116 59 Various Artists. The Best of the Big Bands. New York: Columbia Special Products D 404 1968.
1 sound disc : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in.
116 60 Various Artists. [readings from Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard and Dostoevsky's Brother's Karamazov.] Soviet Union: CCCP 5289-50. [n.d.]
1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 10 in.
116 61-62 Various Artists. [Russian orchestral music and songs.] Columbia / CBS 20133-F, 20331-F. [n.d.]
2 sound discs : analog, 78 rpm ; 10 in.
117 63-65 Weill, Kurt. Aus der 3-Groschen-Oper. Telefunken A-752 - A-754. [Originally In album case with title "Latin Rhythms" crossed out and handwritten, "Careful! This is actually a fine set of collector's records." in Rose Hecht's handwriting]. [n.d.].
3 sound discs : analog, 78 rpm ; 10 in.
117 66 Weill, Kurt. Lotte Lenya sings Berlin Theatre Songs by Kurt Weill, with texts by Bert Brecht and Georg Kaiser. New York: Columbia Records KL 5056. ca. 1960's.
1 sound disc : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in.
117 67 Weill, Kurt. The Seven Deadly Sins (Die sieben Todsunden). A ballet with song, Text by Bertolt Brecht, Sung by Lotte Lenya. Columbia KL 5175. 1957.
1 sound disc : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in.
117 68 Weill, Kurt. Tryout: A Series of Private Rehearsal Recordings, including Actual Performances by Kurt Weill and Ira Gershwin, with a Written Tribute by Maxwell Anderson. New York: Heritage LP-H-0051. 1953.
1 sound disc : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in.
117 69-70 Yevtushenko, Yevgeny, Morris Carnovsky. Classical Russian Poetry. Caedmon TCp 2036. 1969.
2 sound discs : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in.
117 71 Zakharov, V. Strolling Home / By the Village. Soviet Union: 6366. ca. 1964.
1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 10 in.
117 72 Zeitlin, Denny. Cathexis. Presenting the uniquely exciting new jazz piano of Denny Zeitlin. New York: Columbia CL 2182. ca. 1964.
1 sound disc : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in.
117 72a "Bennie and Hitchcock on 'Suspense.'" Radio Recorders, Inc., Hollywood, California., Aug. 24, 1944
1 sound disc : analog, glass-based instantaneous radio recording ; 12 in.
Note: Disc is broken, possibly unplayable.
117 72b News on the Spot. National Broadcasting Company, Inc., #1089. Program of Aug. 16, 1954., ca. 1954
1 sound disc : analog, instantaneous radio recording, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in.
117 72c-72d [Unidentified recording, probably spoken word] n.d.
2 sound discs : analog, glass-based instantaneous recording ; 12 in.
118 73 Hecht, Ben. The Best of Hecht. [probably the same as the 12" disc recordings], [1959].
1 sound tape reel : analog, 7 1/2 ips ; 7 in.
119-120 74-75 Hecht, Ben. Winkelberg. [possibly the same as 12" disc recordings]. [ca. 1958].
2 sound tape reels : analog, 15 ips ; 7 in.
121 76 Hecht, Ben. Winkelberg: Music for Ben Hecht's Play, by John Sebastian and Tony Mottola. F & H Company. [Titles of songs listed inside]. Jan. 9, 1958.
1 sound tape reel : analog, 7 1/2 ips ; 7 in.
122 77 Hecht, Jenny. Diary of Anne Frank, performed at the Tappan Zee Playhouse, Nyack, NY, with Jacob Ben-Ami and Francis Lederer, ca. 1959.
1 sound tape reel : analog ; 7 in.
123 78 Hecht, Ben. Interview of Ben Hecht by Len O'Connor for WMAQ news show "News on the Spot." May 9, 1956.
1 sound cassette : analog (two copies)
123 79-80 Hecht, Ben. We Will Never Die, [audio recording of pageant by Ben Hecht and performed at the Hollywood Bowl. Music by Kurt Weill, staging by Moss Hart. Orchestra directed by Franz Waxman. Starring Edward G. Robinson, Edward Arnold, Joan Leslie, John Garfield, and others. preservation copy made from 16" disc recordings.] 1943.
2 sound cassettes : analog
123 81 Front Page [videorecording]. Billy Wilder, director. With Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau. [Recorded off of WTTW Channel 11 (PBS) in 1998]. 1974.
1 videocassette (VHS, NTSC) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
123 82 His Girl Friday [videorecording]. Howard Hawks, director. With Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell. 1940.
1 videocassette (VHS, NTSC) : sd., b & w ; 1/2 in.
123 83 The Jesus Trip (AKA Under Hot Leather) [videorecording]. With Robert Porter and Tippy Walker, [and Jenny Hecht as a Gang Member]. [Video purchased 2004] 1971.
1 videocassette (VHS, NTSC) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
123 83a Jumbo [videorecording]. With Jimmy Durante and Doris Day. 1962.
1 videocassette (VHS, NTSC) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
123 83b A Star is Born [videorecording]. With Janet Gaynor and Frederich March. 1937.
1 videocassette (VHS, NTSC) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
124 84 [Home movie: Jenny Hecht doing an exotic dance; bicycling; playing on the monkey bars at school; shots of the Hecht's black standard poodle Google.] [n.d.]
1 film reel : si., col., 16 mm ; 7 in.
125 85 [Home movie: Ben Hecht in Oceanside, California; sitting under his charcoal portrait and using the large multi-colored wood carving for a desk; lights up his pipe, writes, and then Jenny comes and plays around his chair (wearing a white dress)], [n.d.]
1 film reel : si., col., 16 mm ; 7 in.
126 86 [Home Movie: Jenny Hecht's 5th birthday; Jenny and friends painting a playhouse, Spanish-theme birthday party with a pinata and dancing; Ben Hecht playing the accordion. Jul. 30, 1948.
1 film reel : si., col., 16 mm ; 7 in.
127 87 New York World's Fair newsreel, commercial sound film. 1940.
1 film reel : sd., b & w, 16 mm ; 7 in.
128 88 [Home movie: various shots of Jenny Hecht; some with her nurse; some with an older man in a railroad hat running a miniature train (with man's son and wife?); Jenny on a carousel, March 1948.
1 film reel : si., col., 16 mm ; 7 in.
129 89 [Cartoons: commercial sound film, title leads and entire ending portions missing; looks like main character might be a take-off on Ben; done in the Popeye style (Max Fleischer)], ca. 1935-1945.
1 film reel : sd., b & w, 16 mm ; 7 in.
130 90 [Home movie: Jenny Hecht's sixth birthday, Western-style; Ben makes a short appearance], 1949.
1 film reel : si., col., 16 mm ; 7 in.
131 91 [Home movie: Jenny Hecht's seventh birthday; hula-dancing, weight-lifting, and many other games], 1950.
1 film reel : si., col., 16 mm ; 7 in.

Series 12: Miscellaneous, 1885-1974

Awards, certificates, address books, appointment books, stationery, personal items, official membership cards and some legal documents. Includes identification cards for movie sets (Twentieth Century Fox and Metro Goldwyn Mayer) as well as press identification cards, such as the one Ben carried when he was on assignment in Germany in 1919. One of the earliest items is a violin recital program featuring Benjamin Hecht performing Accolay's Concerto in A minor, from 1907 when Ben was 14 years old. There is a folder documenting Rose Hecht's activities in the early World War II years, when she received certification in aircraft mechanics at the Nyack Vocational School and became a Cyclone builder.
Arranged alphabetically by type of document; Ben Hecht's items first, and then Rose Hecht's.

Box Folder Contents
132 2990 Academy Award Nomination, Original Screenplay, Angels Over Broadway (see Oversize, Box 136), 1941
132 2991 Academy Award Nomination, Original Screenplay, Notorious (see Oversize, Box 136), 1946
132 2992-2994 Address books, [n.d.]
132 2995 American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) Membership card, 1961
132 2996 Appointment book, kept by Hecht's secretary Nanette Herbeveaux, 1954
132 2997 Appointment book, 1964
132 2998 Book: Of the Imitation of Christ, given to Ben Hecht by his first wife, Marie Armstrong, 1915
132 2998a Books: Carlyle, Thomas, The French Revolution: A History (Boston: Estes and Lauriat, vols. 1 and 2) with pillowcase. Written on pillowcase in Rose’s handwriting: “The 2 Carlyle vols Mr. Hecht gave Ben the set for Birthday”, 1885
132 2999 Book Jackets
132 3000 Bookplates, designed by Wallace Smith (including original pen and ink drawing), [n.d.]
132 3001 Death Certificate (photostatic copy), 1964
132 3002 Draft Card, 1942
132 3003 Graduation Program [Ben Hecht listed as usher] and Graduation March sheet music (photocopy), 1909
132 3004 Letterhead, Hecht-MacArthur, Inc., [n.d.]
132 3005 New York Committee of the National War Fund Award for "Tribute to Gallantry," 1943
133 3006 Oral History, Transcript, Columbia University, 1959
133 3007 Passports, 1933, 1955
133 3008 Plaque, "A Token of Appreciation for giving me my finest experience during over forty-eight years in the theatre, John Philliber," [for the play Lily of the Valley], Jan. 29, 1942
133 3009 Postcards, miscellaneous, blank, [n.d.]
133 3009a Press I.D. Nametag, “Ben Hecht Amer Bdcst Co, San Francisco”, [n.d.]
133 3010 Press I.D. Card, Weimar (with photograph and photonegative copy), [1919]
133 3011 Press I.D. Card, United Nations Conference, 1945
133 3012 S.S. Ben Hecht - postcards and related material,
133 3013 Screen Directors Guild of America, membership application, 1951
133 3014 Screen Writers Guild of America, Nomination for Jumbo, 1962
133 3015 Song: "The Orchestree," words by Ben Hecht (photocopies), 1910-1911
133 3016 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation Temporary I.D. Card (with photo), 1942
133 3017 Violin recital program, 1907
133 3017a War Activities Committee, Motion Picture Industry - Award for Outstanding Service in World War II, with letter (see Oversize, Box 136), 1946
133 3018 Workout routine chart (see Oversize, Box 136), [n.d.]
133 3019-3021 (Rose) Address books, [n.d.]
133 3022 (Rose) Appointment book, 1950
134 3023 (Rose) Appointment book, 1954
134 3024 (Rose) Appointment book, 1958
134 3025 (Rose) Appointment book, 1960
134 3026 (Rose) Appointment book, 1964
134 3027 (Rose) Appointment book, 1968
134 3028 (Rose) Billfold, [n.d.]
134 3029 (Rose) Book jackets, [n.d.]
134 3030 (Rose) Calendars, 1964-1974
134 3031 (Rose) Contracts, 1919, 1941, 1964
134 3032 (Rose) Metro Goldwyn Mayer, I.D. card, 1938
134 3033 (Rose) Newspaper advertisement for Blue Bonnet Margarine, [n.d.]
134 3034 (Rose) Passports, 1937, 1956, 1966
134 3035 (Rose) pill, [n.d.]
134 3036 (Rose) Postcard: "Ben says this looks like me." [n.d.]
134 3037 (Rose) Recipe books, [n.d.]
134 3038 (Rose) Stationery, [n.d.]
134 3039 (Rose) Temple Rodeph Shalom Program, 1964
134 3040 (Rose) Uncle Vanya, playbill, 1930
134 3041 (Rose) University of Chicago yearbook tearsheets featuring Rose, 1918
134 3042 (Rose) Vaccination Certification, 1964
134 3043 (Rose) World War II Activities, 1942-1943

Series 13: Art and Artifacts, 1899-1963

Paintings, prints, sketches, sculpture, and three-dimensional objects belonging to the Hecht family. Artworks are drawings by Ben Hecht as well as art collected and displayed in his homes. Many of the portraits that were originally framed and displayed are of famous artists, writers, great thinkers, and historic figures Hecht admired. Some of the artworks are by friends and collaborators of Hecht's, including Georg Grosz and Herman Rosse (who painted a backdrop for Jenny, possibly for play-acting or puppet plays). Yet others are gifts (such as David Selznick's portrait by Don Bachardy, inscribed to Hecht) or commissions (such as portraits of Jenny Hecht by Lawrence Beall Smith and Stanley Parke) Artifacts include the "Oscar" statuette Hecht won for best original screenplay for Underworld, presented to Hecht in 1929, as well as many of his writing utensils, pipes, glasses, and other personal effects.
Arranged by size and type of material. Three-dimensional objects and framed works of art are assigned Newberry Library Artifact numbers, listed by item below (e.g. NL 1106), and registered in the Newberry Library's Artifact Register. Oversize art is shelved at the end of the series.

Box Folder/Item Contents
135 3044 Art - Hecht, Ben: self portraits (4), pencil sketches, 1930 and [n.d.]
135 3045 Art - Hecht, Ben: portrait of Gene Fowler, reproduction, ca. 1931
135 3046 Art - Hecht, Ben: portraits of Sarah (mother), Teddy (daughter), and unidentified, pencil sketches, [n.d.]
135 3047 Art - Rosen, S. [5 watercolor paintings of Israel], [n.d.]
135 3048 Art - Various: Portraits, A-Z, [n.d.]
135 3049 Art - Various: Portraits, unidentified subjects, [n.d.]
136 3050 Art - Bachardy, Don. [portrait of David O. Selznick]. Inscribed to Ben from Selznick, with poem, "I am lucky in my age to keep / So good a pal, so gay a creep.... with love to Ben from David", print with ink inscription, 1963
136 3051 Art - Daumier, Honore. L'Amateur d'Estampes. Print, [n.d.]
136 3052 Art - Dunoyer de Segonzac, Andre. Isadora, print, 1908
136 3053 Art - Grosz, George. U.S.A., watercolor, [n.d.]
136 3054 Art - Millar, _____. [portrait of Captain, the Hecht's poodle.], photoprint, [n.d.]
136 3055 Art - Smith, Lawrence Beall. Jenny, photoprint and three pencil sketches, 1947
136 3056 Art - [unknown artist. 16 photoprints, b, hand-tinted of nudes that were hanging in the office of Ben Hecht and Gene Fowler.]. In Rose’s handwriting on original envelope: “The feelthy pictures (with captions) which Ben & Gene Fowler posted in their office at A.M. [?] where they also stole the sofa from Thalberg’s office. (For Gene’s naps – due to malaria) & had a nearly nude sec’y whose sole duty it was to spray visitors with terrible perfume.” [n.d.]
136 3056a Art - [unidentified abstract, n.d.]
* NL 1106 Award - Academy Award ("Oscar") statuette, inscribed on bronze plaque at bottom of base: "A.M.P.A.S. 1928 Academy First Award To Ben Hecht For Distinguished Achievement In Writing The Original Story For 'Underworld'" [stored in Vault], 1928
137 NL 1100 Hand-painted platter - Portrait of Rose Hecht, head and shoulders of woman painted in glaze on deep center of red clay plate; brown strip marked “ROSE KA (behind head) CHT”, [n.d.]
137 NL 1101 Drinking glass - heavy, clear glass base decorated with regular stamped pattern; sides smooth, colored cranberry; cut in cranberry glass, “Bennie”, “1899” and small bird, ca. 1899
137 NL 1102 Wooden box - rectangular, 2 narrow hinges 1 long side, metal latch on opposite side; carved on sides and top, probably by Ben Hecht; on top, nude woman with flowers; on front, “BEN HECHT”, on 1 end “NYACK”, opposite end, date illegible because lower half missing, [n.d.]
137 NL 1103 Award - slug announcing award for Ben Hecht on lead base marked with gold seal of The American Newspaper Guild; type reads, “Ben Hecht Given Page One Award/Chicago, Ill., April 24, 1953 – Ben Hecht tonight was given a special Page One award by the Chicago Newspaper Guild for his contribution to the legend of Chicago journalism by his play ‘The Front Page’ produced 25 years ago.”, 1953
137 NL 1104 Jenny Hecht signet – square block marked “JH” backwards in script letters, [n.d.]
137 NL 1105 Drinking Mug - dull pewter mug, wide round base tapers to lip; clear glass bottom; curved handle, flat top at rim; front marked, “The Lambs to Ben Hecht March 27, 1943”, 1943
137 NL 1107 Picture frame - rectangular Cartier silver frame, dark green plastic cover board on back; slanted back support of same green material; front frame decorated with flowers and birds, 1 stork each side; space at top, “Jenny Hecht”, space at bottom, “Arrived July 30, 1943 Weight 7lbs 3 oz” between scale and clock marked 5:30 pm, 1943
137 NL 1109 Zinc plate - Titled: Jenny in London. Marked with profile head and upper body of Jenny Hecht, mounted on wood block; marked “Newspaper” on back., [n.d.]
138 NL 1108 Wood board carving - front surface carved, 4 nude women among many colored circles; each circle contains title of work by Ben Hecht, by unknown artist, [n.d.]
138 NL 1228 Oil painting - Decker, John. [Portrait of Ben Hecht]. Oil on canvas, framed, 1941
138 NL 1236 Clipboard - wooden clipboard with “BH” on the clip, [n.d.]
139 NL 1229 Basket – 1 wicker basket of writing utensils and office supplies, including a copper box, clips, an ink bottle, nail file, pencils, rulers, scissors, eraser, and other assorted material, [n.d.]
139 NL 1230 Bookmark - leather strip embossed “Ben”, [n.d.]
139 NL 1231 Box - blue leather box embossed, “Rose Hecht Nyack, N.Y.”, [n.d.]
139 NL 1232 Butter Knife - with tarnished handle (presumably used as a letter opener?) [n.d.]
139 NL 1233 Card games - box of “Verima” mystery cards with signs of the zodiac embossed, [n.d.]
139 NL 1234 Casts (sculpture) - round plaster imprint of hand. Writing on back, “Jenny 3 years and 5 months Xmas 1946”, 1946
139 NL 1235 Ceramic tile - glazed tile (8”x4”) with bull fighter, bull, and text. Starts, “Plaza de toros de linares…”, [n.d.]
139 NL 1237 Clips (fasteners) - leather clip embossed, “ATTENTION”, [n.d.]
139 NL 1238 Copper(?) plate identical to NL 1109 [portrait of Jenny in London], [n.d.]
139 NL 1239 Doilies - round knitted doily, [n.d.]
139 NL 1240 Door knocker - brass doorknocker engraved, “Jenny”, [n.d.]
139 NL 1241 Fork - tarnished, [n.d.]
139 NL 1242 Frames (furnishings) - acrylic and metal frame, [n.d.]
139 NL 1243 Handkerchiefs - blue embroidered and monogrammed handkerchief ("RH"), [n.d.]
139 NL 1244 Handkerchiefs - green monogrammed handkerchief ("BH"), [n.d.]
139 NL 1245 Handkerchiefs - white lace handkerchief, embroidered “Rose” in center, [n.d.]
140 NL 1246 Inkwells - blue metal inkwell decorated with flowers, [n.d.]
140 NL 1247 Jewelry - leather peace sign, [n.d.]
140 NL 1248 Jewelry - plastic bag of 14 iridescent beaded tassels, [n.d.]
140 NL 1249 Keys (hardware) - antique copper (?) key, [n.d.]
140 NL 1250 Keys (hardware) - envelope containing 12 keys. Writing on envelope: “My Bedroom Desk Nyack”, [n.d.]
140 NL 1251 Light bulb - long, in packaging, [n.d.]
140 NL 1252 Letter Openers - dark wood letter opener with fisted hand at top, [n.d.]
140 NL 1253 Linens - 2- pieces of polished cotton – yellow and ivory with decorative border, [n.d.]
140 NL 1254 Matchbooks – black matchbook titled, “FOR THE MATCHLESS BEN HECHT”, [n.d.]
140 NL 1255 Penlights - silver “Eveready” penlight. Slightly rusted, [n.d.]
140 NL 1256 Perfume bottles - long tarnished perfume bottle with small red cone top, [n.d.]
140 NL 1257 Perfume bottles - long tarnished perfume bottle with red plastic body, [n.d.]
140 NL 1258 Pipes (smoking equipment) - straight shafted “Silver Dart” pipe, [n.d.]
140 NL 1259 Pipes (smoking equipment) - straight shafted “Denicotea” pipe, [n.d.]
140 NL 1260 Pipes (smoking equipment) - curve shafted “London Strand” pipe, [n.d.]
140 NL 1261 Poems - Leptis Magnia poem written on flat rock, Feb. 28, 1957
140 NL 1262 Pouches - soft leather pouch, [n.d.]
140 NL 1263 Pouches - black satin pocket containing metal bracelet engraved “Jenny”, piece of fabric (“8 year old”), and magazine cut-out of shirt, [n.d.]
140 NL 1264 Protractors - protractor in brown envelope titled, “Elmore’s Angle” (couple with pieces of broken wood with Rose’s writing, “Piece of Elmore’s craftsmanship a model he made…”), [n.d.]
140 NL 1265 Sculpture (visual work) - clay sculpture of smiling woman, hands on hips (by Jenny Hecht?), [n.d.]
140 NL 1266 Sewing basket - Wicker– contains needles, 6 spools of thread, various buttons and hooks, [n.d.]
140 NL 1267 Spectacles - pair of brown glasses, “American optical” on arm, [n.d.]
140 NL 1268 Spectacles – pair of yellow plastic women’s reading glasses in soft black case, [n.d.]
140 NL 1269 Spectacles - pair of brown broken glasses wrapped in light blue handkerchief embroidered RCH, [n.d.]
140 NL 1269.5 Spectacles – pair of women’s brown glasses, holes at the earpieces, [n.d.]
140 NL 1270 Tea Strainers – silver tea strainer, [n.d.]
140 NL 1271 Thermometers - mercury thermometer in case, [n.d.]
140 NL 1272 [Typewriter keys] - Peerless rubber typewriter keys – incomplete set. Note inside reads, “This set not complete used some on Mrs. Hecht’s Typewriter, L.”, [n.d.]
140 NL 1273 Wallets - leather travel/passport holder. Embossed “BH” on exterior. In ticket pocket is Jenny’s Hollywood address. In luggage check pocket is Fortuna Imports card, [n.d.]
-- 3057 Art, Oversize - Parke, Stanley. “Jenny in London”. Charcoal or graphite on paper, [see also NL 1109 and NL 1238 for identical images on zinc and copper plates.], 1956
-- 3058 Art, Oversize - Rosse, Herman. [Forest landscape, trees in foreground, lake in center, mountains in background.] Tempera paint (?) on paper. On back: “Backdrop by Herman Rosse for Jenny” 17 ½” x 25 ½” torn at edges, [n.d.]
-- 3059 Art, Oversize - [unknown artist. Portrait of Ben Hecht, surrounded by cartoon characters. Pasted-on caption says “Beautiful Benny”, “True” Magazine, October 1944]. Ink on paper. Matted 30” x 22” 1944

Series 14: Rose Hecht Notes and Annotations, [n.d.]

Thoughts, ideas, and reminders, jotted down on scraps of paper and on Rolodex cards, envelopes, notepads, in notebooks, and on newspaper clippings. Nature of the jottings includes opinions of people, writer’s notes, legal and tax issues, health issues, home decorating ideas, memories of Ben and of Jenny, and other editorial comments. Notes are not arranged or processed. Presumably most of the notes were created after Ben's death, ca. 1964-1978. There are also over 20 boxes of books annotated by Rose in the collection; a list of those titles is available in the Newberry Library's Special Collections Reading Room after the printed inventory of the collection.

Boxes Contents
141-163 Rose Hecht Notes and Annotations, [n.d.]

Related Material

See also the William MacAdams Collection of books and manuscripts at the Newberry for more information about Ben Hecht (Call numbers Case MacAdams and Midwest MS Hecht/MacAdams). MacAdams wrote the biography of Ben Hecht entitled, Ben Hecht : The Man Behind the Legend.

Books from the Hecht family's library accompanied the manuscript material and were separated from the manuscript material and cataloged separately.

Microfilm reel of correspondence from the H.L. Mencken Papers held in the Manuscript Division of the New York Public Library. (Restricted. Not to be reproduced, quoted, or published without permission of the MS Division, NY Public Library.) Location: Microfilm Storage Room, 4a

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