- Existence: 1894 - 1964
Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:
Abstract Collection of cinema scripts and associated material, both credited and uncredited to Ben Hecht. The range of material includes not only scripts (including draft, first, and final), but also such items as footage schedules, dialogue continuity, budget estimates, publicity memorabilia, trailer information, research, story treatments, and synopses.
Abstract Manuscripts of works, correspondence, and mementos of Henry Justin Smith, author and Chicago Daily News reporter, city editor, news editor, and managing editor.
Dates: 1912-1980; Majority of material found within 1912 - 1935
Abstract Works and personal materials of Chicago playwright Kenneth Sawyer Goodman, including manuscript, typescript, and published plays, poems, and short stories, correspondence, drawings, diaries, and programs from theatrical productions, photographs, and mementoes, including wood printing blocks, military items, and scrapbooks.
Dates: 1883-1971; Majority of material found within 1900 - 1917
Abstract Materials collected by Robert A. Signer during research for an unfinished biography on Ben Hecht during the 1980s. Includes many reproductions of book chapters, newspaper and magazine articles, and legal documents. Also contains manuscript drafts of Signer’s biography, correspondence, transcripts and audiocassette recordings of interviews by Signer.
Dates: 1970s-2006; Majority of material found within 1981 - 1996
Abstract Correspondence, scrapbooks, clippings, photographs, audiovisual material, royalty statements, personal financial records, artifacts, miscellaneous ephemera, autographed works, and literary manuscripts (many unpublished; also fragments, notes, and tentative sketches for short stories) of Chicago Literary Renaissance novelist and poet best known for his 1919 novel, Winesburg, Ohio.
Abstract Research materials gathered by William MacAdams in writing a biography of Ben Hecht, entitled: Ben Hecht: The Man Behind the Legend (1990). Includes photographs, correspondence with Hecht family members and acquaintances, programs, periodical issues, interview cassette tapes, etc. Also includes typescripts of the work.
Dates: approximately 1925-1990