Anderson, Maxwell

1945 license for radio broadcast of his play "Elizabeth the Queen"

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(1888-1959) Playwright, wrote "Elizabeth the Queen" ’30, "Mary of Scotland" ’33, "Both Your Houses" ’33 (Pulitzer), "Valley Forge" ’34, "Winterset" ’35, "High Tor" ’36, "Knickerbocker Holiday" (musical with Kurt Weill) ’38, "Key Largo" ’39, "Anne of the Thousand Days" ’48, "Lost in the Stars" ’49, "The Bad Seed" ’54, etc. Wrote screenplays for "What Price Glory", "All Quiet on the Western Front", "Elizabeth and Essex", "Key Largo", "The Bad Seed", etc. "September Song" (from "Knickerbocker Holiday"), was by far his most famous song lyric. 11 x 8 ½ DS, 2pp (separate leaves), NYC, September 12 1945, carbon copy of agreement with The Theatre Guild for license of Anderson’s play "Elizabeth the Queen" for radio broadcast between 10/28/45 & 6/2/46 under sponsorship of U. S. Steel Corporation. Changes initialled by Anderson 4 times, signed at bottom of page 2. "Elizabeth the Queen", originally a verse play, became the 1939 Errol Flynn-Bette Davis film "Elizabeth and Essex", screenplay by Anderson.

Condition: Very Good
Type:Document






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