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Shanks mss., 1928-2005

Papers, 1928-2006, of Bob and Ann Zane (Kushner) Shanks at the Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana

Electronic finding aid encoded by Ryan K. Lee.

Summary Information

Repository
Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
Indiana University
1200 E. Seventh St.
Bloomington, IN 47405-5500
Phone: 812-855-2452
Fax: 812-855-3143
Email: liblilly@indiana.edu
http://www.indiana.edu/~liblilly

Creator
Shanks, Bob.

Title
Shanks mss.,1928-2005

Collection No.
LMC 2513

Extent
ca. 29,500 items

Language
Materials are in English.

Abstract
Consists of the papers of Bob Shanks and Ann Zane (Kushner) Shanks.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Permission to use the financial materials must be obtained from the Curator of Manuscripts.

Biographical Note

Author, screenwriter, television and film producer Bob Shanks was born Robert Horton Shanks in 1932 in Sullivan, Illinois, raised in Lebanon, Indiana and earned a B.S. in Radio and Television from Indiana University in 1954. Photographer, author, screenwriter, television and film producer Ann Zane (Kushner) Shanks was born in Brooklyn, New York and attended Carnegie-Mellon University and Columbia University. They were married in 1959.

Bob's credits in television as a creator, writer and/or producer include "Tonight Show" starring Jack Paar for NBC-TV, "The Morning Program" for CBS-TV, "Good Morning America" and "20/20" for ABC-TV, "Merv Griffin Show" for both NBC-TV and CBS-TV, as well as PBS's "The Great American Dream Machine." He received Emmys for the latter in 1970 and 1971 and for segments of "20/20" in 1978. He is the author of several books, including: The Cool Fire: How To Make It In Television (New York: Norton, 1976), Love Is Not Enough (New York: Norton, 1982) and The Primal Screen: How to Write, Sell and Produce Movies for Television (New York: Norton, 1986). His play "S.J. Perelman in Person" premiered at the University Theatre, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana in 1988 and in 1989 was directed by Ann in an off-Broadway production. In 1989 the Shankses moved to Australia where Bob was CEO and managing director of Northern Star Holding Ltd and 10 TV-Australia. From 1990-1993 he was a consultant to Kerry Packer, owner of Nine Network Australia, Ltd. and in 1994 a consultant to Cable Television Services in Sydney.

Ann wrote, directed and produced "Mousie Baby" and several other short films. Her photographs have appeared at the Museum of Modern Art (where she also taught), at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and in numerous magazines. She has written and produced pilots for television. Books to her credit include Old is What You Get: Dialogues on Aging by the Old and the Young (Viking: New York, 1976) and Busted Lives: Dialogues with Kids in Jail (Delacorte: New York, 1982).

Joint projects include the Emmy nominated "A Day in the Country: Impressionism and the French Landscape" for PBS, written by Bob, produced and directed by Ann; their co-produced documentary "The Avant-garde in Russia, 1910 to 1930: New Perspectives," written by Bob and winner of the 1982 ACE Award for Cable Excellence. They also produced, wrote and directed 34 episodes of the American Lifestyle series, and are five-time winners of the CINE Golden Eagle and of several film festival awards. The Shankses are also co-owners of COMCO, Inc., a television production company which they created in 1990.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information
Gift. 2005, 2006
Usage Restrictions
Prior arrangements are not necessary before coming to the Library, however, patrons from out of town are encouraged to communicate with the Library in advance of their visits to ascertain availability of materials.

Photocopying permitted only with permission of the Curator of Manuscripts, Lilly Library.

Preferred Citation
[Item], Shanks mss., Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.

Scope and Content Note

Consists of the papers of Bob Shanks and Ann Zane (Kushner) Shanks. The correspondence is both personal and business-related and may be found throughout the collection. Proposals for television programs, television and film scripts, articles, book drafts, and other materials related to projects written, produced, or created by the Shankses have all been combined under the Works series. The Personal series not only contains items related to Ann and Bob such as date books, academic and political materials, but also those concerning family members including Bob's brother Billy Glenn Shanks, his father Wilbur Glenn Shanks dating from 1928, and other relatives. Also present in this series is correspondence with their three children: Jennifer (Shanks) Kingsley, Anthony and John, including materials associated with John's career as a musician and music producer. There is an extensive file of Playbill, 1982-2005, and many more programs from concerts and plays attended by the Shankses. Eighteen scrapbooks of mostly press clippings documenting the Shankses careers and personal lives complete the collection. Additions include materials received after the initial gift in 2005.

Arrangement/Organization

The collection is organized into the following series: I. General correspondence; II. Works; III. Production companies; IV. Television Networks; V. General Business; VI. Personal; VII. Audio/Video; VIII. Financial; IX. Additions.

  • Indexing Terms

  • The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in IUCAT, the IU Libraries' online catalog. Materials about related topics, persons or places can be found by searching the catalog using these terms.

    • Names
    • Shanks, Bob.
    • Shanks, Ann Zane, 1927-
    • Shanks, Ann Zane, 1927-
    • Topics
    • Television producers and directors.
    • Television --Production and direction.
    • Television broadcasting --United States.
    • Television authorship.
    • Motion picture authorship.
    • Motion picture producers and directors --United States.
    • Titles
    • 20/20 (Television program).
    • Tonight show (Television program).
    • Morning program (Television program).
    • Merv Griffin show (Television program).
    • Great American Dream Machine (Television program).
    • American lifestyle series.

Series: General correspondence

Arranged chronologically, 1948-2004 (bulk 1983-2004), followed by correspondence with their Australian assistant Eleanor Specht. The letters are both personal and business-related and have not been indexed. Additional correspondence may be found throughout the collection.


Box 1 1948-1993, July 

Box 2 1993, Aug.-2004 

Specht, Eleanor: 1990, Dec.-1993 

Series: Works

Includes materials related to television and film scripts, books, articles, plays, short stories and other projects either written and/or produced by Ann Zane Shanks and/or Bob Shanks. Contains manuscripts, proposals, scripts, and related correspondence, research materials, etc. Arranged alphabetically by title, followed by projects developed for specific companies or product sponsorship, various undeveloped ideas and projects, and writings by others.


Subseries: Writings by Ann Zane and/or Bob Shanks

Box 3 AABC's Silver Anniversary Celebration (TV program).

Production book,

1977


Abel Baker--Private Eye--and Ear (short story; unpublished?).

Draft typescript; carbon typescript


The Aborted Pick-Up (short story; unpublished?).

Typescripts


Adventures of Gilda, A Really Super Person (TV series; for CBS).

Proposal; outline; script for Episode 1: The Macho Majority,

1985-1986.


Alias James A. McQuinn (short story; unpublished?).

Typescript and carbon,

Spring 1959


All Together Now

(Australian TV sitcom; rewritten weekly from New York; sold internationally to Select-TV, London). Correspondence,

1991-1993;

script revisions. (7 folders)


The Alma Mater Tapes (series of home videos on major universities for Oldsmobile).

Proposal.


America in the 21st Century (TV program; aka: 50 Years from Now: Personal Life in the American Future; hosted by George McGovern).

Proposal


The American Automobile: Love at First Sight (TV special).

Proposal


American Families and Their Fortunes (TV series). Proposal for series; proposal for The Guggenheims ;

letter,

1982


American Life Style

(TV documentary series, 1970-1986. Hosts: #1-#19 - E.G. Marshall, #20-#31 – Hugh Downs, #32-#34 – Cliff Robertson. Great Americans through their homes; syndicated to 150 TV markets. ABC Cable, then the Disney Channel also bought runs).


Adams, John. Love, Liberty & the Pursuit of Conscience: John Adams & His Massachusetts America.

2 copies of script


Armstrong, Louis. Louis Armstrong: The Gentle Black Giant of Jazz.

2 scripts


Bell, Alexander Graham.

2 copies of script, contact sheet, travel info


Bryan, William Jennings. The Common People's Uncommon Man.

2 copies of script


Buck, Pearl S. Pearl Buck: The Woman, The Word, and Two Good Earths.

Original typescript and 2 copies of script, subject index to script


Byrd, Richard E. Richard E. Byrd: Admiral of the Ends of the Earth.

2 original typescripts and 2 copies of script


Carnegie, Andrew. Andrew Carnegie: The Original Man of Steel.

3 copies of script, contact sheet, locations, shooting schedule, releases (2 folders)


DeMille, Cecil B.

Research only, including some correspondence


Eastman, George. George Eastman: One Man's Vision, Images for All.

Original typescript and copy, correspondence, license agreement, releases, research


Edison, Thomas Alva. Thomas Alva Edison's Glenmont.

Original typescript and 3 copies of script


Ford, Henry. The Model T Man from Michigan, America: Henry Ford & His Horseless Carriage.

Copy of script


Franklin, Benjamin. Benjamin Franklin: Citizen-Sage of a New Age.

Two original typescripts (one is incomplete) and 2 copies of script


Gehrig, Lou. Lou Gehrig: In a League by Himself.

3 copies of script subject index to script


Hearst, William R. William Randolph Hearst's San Simeon.

1 copy of script, research materials


Houston, Sam. A Giant Man for a Giant Land: Sam Houston & Texas.

1 copy of script


Box 4


Jackson, Andrew. Andrew Jackson's Hermitage.

2 copies (1 is incomplete), 1 finalized copy (incomplete) of script


Jefferson, Thomas.

Research


Keller, Helen. Helen Keller: Voice and Vision in the Soul.

2 copies, 1 heavily annotated copy of script


Lee, Robert E. Stratford Hall & Robert E. Lee.

2 copies, 1 finalized copy of script


Marshall, George C. George C. Marshall: The Determined Victor.

Holograph, original typescript, 5 copies of script, contact sheets, releases, research (3 folders)


Revere, Paul. Paul Revere: The Messenger of Liberty.

Original typescript and 5 copies of script (1 is incomplete), letter, licenses, releases


Rickenbacker, Eddie. Pilot, Patriot & 20th Century Pioneer: Eddie Rickenbacker's Machine Age America.

Original typescript and 3 copies of script


Ringling, John. John Ringling's Ca' d' Zan.

1 copy of script


Rockne, Knute. Knute Rockne: A Coach for all Seasons.

Original typescript and copy of script, letter, license, releases


Rogers, Will. Will Rogers' California Ranch.

1 copy of script


Roosevelt, Theodore. Theodore Roosevelt's Sagamore Hill.

1 copy of script


Sandburg, Carl. Carl Sandburg: Poet of the People.

Original typescript and 3 copies of script, letter, production schedule, materials concerning photographs, production schedule and releases (3 folders)


Sarnoff, David.

Research, including 15 photographs


Smith, Joseph.

2 photographs of paintings


Sousa, John Phillip. The Man, the Marine, and the Music: John Phillip Sousa Marches to Greatness.

1 copy of script


Twain, Mark. Mark Twain's Hartford Home.

2 copies of script


Vanderbilts. The Vanderbilts and Newport.

1 copy of script


Washington, Booker T. Slave and Statesman and the Back of the Dream: Booker T. Washington's Tuskegee America.

Original typescript and 3 copies of script, consumer promo, shooting schedule and index to voice-overs (2 folders)


Wilson, Woodrow. Peace & War and the Professor President.

3 copies of script


Wright, Frank Lloyd. Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin West.

Original typescript and 2 copies of script, 8 photographs (2 folders)


Young, Brigham. Brigham Young's Beehive House.

Original typescript and copy of script


AIMS Media

Book tie-in

Copyright

The Disney Channel


Harmony Gold, Ltd.

Hosts

List of programs and outline of series

Production/distribution

Box 5 Publicity

Release forms

Storage

(4 folders)


Vansant Dugdale and Company, Inc.

Viacom Enterprises

American Rivers (6 one-hour programs).

Proposal (2 copies)


America's Moment of Truth (TV series).

Proposal


The Anatomy of a Television Film (series of lectures given at the Beijing Film Academy, Sept. 10-12, 1990).

Outline of lectures; correspondence,

1990-1991;

brochures; miscellaneous


And the Rains Came (TV movie).

Proposal


Ann Landers (pilot & series).

Correspondence, pilot, research, financial (3 folders)


Arthur Miller's We'll Make A Killing (film; based on op-ed piece "Get It Right. Privatize Executions," by Arthur Miller).

Proposal,

1988;

notes; photocopy of article by Miller


The Auction Game (TV game show).

Proposal, correspondence, financial (2 folders)


Australian Life Style (Australian TV series, 1989).

Proposal


The Australians (book; aka Matilda's Children).

Proposal; correspondence,

1990

(2 folders)


Australians at War (TV documentary).

Proposal,

1990


The Avant-Garde in Russia, 1910-1930: New Perspectives (TV documentary).

Proposal, 2 scripts, 3 revised scripts, revised pages, contact sheet and shooting schedule, rehearsal and broadcast record, 8 photographs and 32 color slides, National Cable Television Association News, Nov. 15, 1982 and 1982 ACE Awards program (9 folders)


Aye, There is the Rubbish (short story; unpublished?).

Draft carbon typescript,

Spring 1962;

typescript


Babycise (one hour video for Matchbox Toys), 1985?

Script, revisions and budget


The Berkshire Institute (not-for-profit corporation or foundation).

Proposal; correspondence,

1997-1998


Box 6 The Big Deal (aka Game, Set, Match).

Contract file,

1988-1989


The Big Score (TV game show; aka Win, Place or Show).

Proposal


Birthday Party (TV series).

Proposal


Blow Some My Way (article for "My Turn", Newsweek, Feb. 22, 1993; aka Second Thoughts While Smoking).

Facsimile typescript, photocopy from Newsweek; letters in response to article, alphabetically arranged by correspondent. (3 folders)


Bridal Shower (game show; 1960s?).

Proposal


The Bright Young Man on the I.R.T. (short story; published).

Typescripts,

1959?


Busted Lives, by Ann Zane Shanks (book).

Correspondence, reviews, agreement, contract, production costs, copies of illustrations, list of acknowledgements, epilogue and dust jacket (3 folders)


Busted Lives (TV documentary).

Proposal, materials on Corporation for Public Broadcasting


California Jam (rock concert for ABC, 1974).

Poster proof, press compilations, production book (4 folders) (see also: Box 47 for two stamped empty binders)


Oversize California Jam (cont.)

Ad proof for Variety,

May 8, 1974;

photocopy of ad proof for Los Angeles Times,

Feb. 17, 1974



Box 6 Cannon's Knights (TV series; aka Kramer's Knights).

Proposal; correspondence,

1983


The Character of the Giver (short story; unpublished?).

Typescript and 2 copies


Chloe's Magical Shrinking Parent (TV movie).

Holograph and original typescript treatment, three copies of typescript treatment, script, correspondence, contracts. (6 folders)


Clinton's Gilt (article - unpublished).

Holograph and typescript copies, submission and rejection letters,

1997


Coco Chanel (screenplay).

1st typescript, later typescript, typescript copy, draft pages, holograph casting list, correspondence, research (5 folders)


Box 7 Coco Chanel (cont.).

(7 folders)


The Collectors (TV series).

Proposal, letter,

Jan. 25, 1989


Come Happy December (play; first play Bob wrote? at I.U. 1953 or 1954?).

2 typescripts (2 folders)


The Contender, by Bob Lipute (TV movie).

Proposal; correspondence; "Lacrosse: All-American Game," article by Bob Lipute.


The Cool Fire: Television and How to Make It (book by Bob Shanks).

Publicity, reviews, related clippings (see also: Love is Not Enough... Ideas)


The Day After Tomorrow (short story; unpublished?).

Corrected typescript,

Fall 1958


A Day in the Country: Impressionism and the French (TV documentary; aka Eyes of Light: The French Impressionist Painters).

Draft pages; complete scripts; clips - clearances; contacts; contracts; correspondence - general,

1980-1984;

credits; Douglas, Kirk (host); "A Day in the Country: Impressionism and the French landscape" exhibition, Los Angeles County Museum of Art,

June 28-September 16, 1984;

"Eyes of Light: The French Impressionist Painters - television hour, proposal; France - correspondence, etc.; French consulate: art films; galleries - checklist; Harmony Gold; Lloyd Enterprises, Inc - distributor; locations and personnel clearances; paintings - checklist; post-production; production; proposal; publicity; research; shooting/taping schedules; shot sheets; clippings (22 folders)


Box 8 A Day in the Country:... (cont.)

(12 folders)


The Day the Earth Died (TV movie).

Draft pages; finished first draft script; proposal; research; treatment - American version; treatment - Australian version (6 folders)


Devereaux's Gil (novel; unpublished).

Photocopy of typescript


Dirt (movie).

Proposal, notes, correspondence, etc.


The Distant Brag (short story; published in Swank).

Carbon typescripts,

1958-1959?


Dr. Jonathan Miller (TV special).

Proposal, correspondence, Saturday Review featuring article about Miller


The Draft and Other Hot Air (article).

Typescript, photocopy


Drop-Out Father (TV movie).

Script (4/9/81); cast and crew list; party materials; press release and clippings (4 folders)


Drop-Out Mother (TV movie; aired CBS 1987).

Scripts; cast; correspondence; credits; outline; proposal and budget; sets; title graphics; treatment; clippings (see also: Box 47 for stamped empty binder) (7 folders)


Box 9 Drop-Out Mother (cont.)

(17 folders)


The Duke and I (TV series).

Proposal


Eden High (TV series for Nine Network, Australia).

Proposal; notes, research, etc. (2 folders)


Enemies (TV movie).

Proposal


Epilogue (TV drama; co-written with John Corry).

Script


The Established Order (short story; unpublished?).

Carbon typescripts,

Fall 1958;

revised Apr. 1963


Eulogy for Dr. Lee Salk (eulogy).

Drafts and typescript copies, delivered May 6, 1992; printed material concerning Salk Institute


An Evening at Monticello (play).

Scripts


Every Month of May (TV drama about the Indianapolis 500; co-written with John Corry; aired in Richmond, VA on local TV station).

1st draft script


The Exposers (TV series).

Proposal, related material


Eyes of Light: The French Impressionist Painters (TV program; aka 12 Impressionists of The Museum of the Jeu de Paume).

Proposals


Family's Where You Find It (TV comedy series).

Proposal


Featureach (TV daily feature service).

Proposal, budget, bios of potential featured personalities, research (2 folders)


First Ladies (TV special).

Proposals for one-hour and two-hour versions, correspondence, 1988, 1992, 2001-2004, miscellaneous (6 folders)


First Person (TV series proposed to PBS, hosted by George McGovern).

Proposal; includes proposal for several programs to be hosted by George McGovern and related 1983 correspondence (see also: America in the 21st Century and See How They Run:...)


Box 10 The Flying Doctors (TV series).

Script for Episode 173


Focus Group (TV program).

Proposal, 1993


For Ed Spitzer (eulogy).

Draft and typescript copy, July 11, 1996


Forbidden Love: Pocahontas and John Smith (screenplay).

Extended treatment, draft pages, scripts, correspondence, contracts (10 folders)


Forever Is Now (screenplay - American version).

Treatment - early version, draft and final; draft pages of script and final (July 1991); casting (7 folders)


Forever Is Now (screenplay - Australia version).

Treatment - American to Australian, draft and final; script (2002?) (3 folders)


The Day the Earth Died (TV movie).

Draft pages; finished first draft script; proposal; research; treatment - American version; treatment - Australian version (6 folders)


Devereaux’s Girl (novel; unpublished).

Photocopy of typescript


Dirt (movie).

Proposal, notes, correspondence, etc.


The Distant Brag (short story; published in Swank).

Carbon typescripts, 1958-1959?


Dr. Jonathan Miller (TV special).

Proposal, correspondence, Saturday Review featuring article about Miller


The Draft and Other Hot Air (article).

Typescript, photocopy


Drop-Out Father (TV movie).

Script (4/9/81); cast and crew list; party materials; press release and clippings (4 folders)


Drop-Out Mother (TV movie; aired CBS 1987).

Scripts; cast; correspondence; credits; outline; proposal and budget; sets; title graphics; treatment; clippings (see also: Box 47 for stamped empty binder) (7 folders)


Box 9 Drop-Out Mother (cont.)

(17 folders)


The Duke and I (TV series).

Proposal


Eden High (TV series for Nine Network, Australia).

Proposal; notes, research, etc. (2 folders)


Enemies (TV movie).

Proposal


Epilogue (TV drama; co-written with John Corry).

Script


The Established Order (short story; unpublished?).

Carbon typescripts, Fall 1958; revised Apr. 1963


Eulogy for Dr. Lee Salk (eulogy).

Drafts and typescript copies, delivered May 6, 1992; printed material concerning Salk Institute


An Evening at Monticello (play).

Scripts


Every Month of May (TV drama about the Indianapolis 500; co-written with John Corry; aired in Richmond, VA on local TV station).

1st draft script


Every Month of May (TV drama about the Indianapolis 500; co-written with John Corry; aired in Richmond, VA on local TV station).

1st draft script


The Exposers (TV series).

Proposal, related material


Eyes of Light: The French Impressionist Painters (TV program; aka 12 Impressionists of The Museum of the Jeu de Paume ).

Proposals


Family's Where You Find It (TV comedy series).

Proposal


Featureach (TV daily feature service).

Proposal, budget, bios of potential featured personalities, research (2 folders)


First Ladies (TV special).

Proposals for one-hour and two-hour versions, correspondence, 1988, 1992, 2001-2004, miscellaneous (6 folders)


First Person (TV series proposed to PBS, hosted by George McGovern).

Proposal; includes proposal for several programs to be hosted by George McGovern and related 1983 correspondence (see also: America in the 21st Century and See How They Run:...)


Box 10 The Flying Doctors (TV series).

Script for Episode 173


Focus Group (TV program).

Proposal, 1993


For Ed Spitzer (eulogy).

Draft and typescript copy, July 11, 1996


Forbidden Love: Pocahontas and John Smith (screenplay).

Extended treatment, draft pages, scripts, correspondence, contracts (10 folders)


Forever Is Now (screenplay - American version).

Treatment - early version, draft and final; draft pages of script and final (July 1991); casting (7 folders)


Forever Is Now (screenplay - Australia version).

Treatment - American to Australian, draft and final; script (2002?) (3 folders)


Box 11 Forever Is Now (screenplay - Australia version) (cont.)

(2 folders)


41 Reasons to Vote Against Bob Dole

(article – Berkshire Eagle, Friday, September 27, 1996).

Correspondence, 1996; holograph; typescript; photocopy of printed article


Frank Lloyd Wright (TV movie).

Proposal, Mar. 10, 1982; letter, Jan. 31, 1985


Funny Business (movie for Jackie Mason, 1988).

Proposal, outline script, treatment - draft and final (2 folders)


G’day, Beverly Hills (Australian film; see also American version: Once Upon a Beverly Hills).

Scripts; draft pages; miscellaneous: budget, characters, notes, clippings (9 folders)


G'day, Beverly Hills (Australian TV series; see also: American version: Hey--It's Beverly Hills and American feature-length film: Once Upon a Beverly Hills).

Scripts of Episode 1: Crocodile Sheila (4 folders)


The Genesis Scroll (TV movie).

Treatment


A Gift of Time, by Garson Kanin (TV film; unproduced).

Script; correspondence, Apr. 1988-Feb. 1989, including letters from actors Kirk Douglas, Gregory Peck and John Forsythe


Golden Beach (TV soap opera for Nine Network Australia; see also: Love County ).

Series: story outline and treatment - drafts and final; Episode 1: story outline and treatment - draft and final; Episode 1: draft and final script; Episode 2: treatment, draft and final script (3 folders)


Box 12 Golden Beach (cont.)

(3 folders)


Good Afternoon America (TV talk show).

Proposal


Good Afternoon Detroit (TV talk show. Five-a-week show Ann & Bob created for ABC-owned stations).

Script #82-008 (Oct. 26, 1982); photograph; list of interviews; clippings (2 folders)


Good Morning America (TV talk show).

Production book; Neilsen ratings, 1975-1977 (3 folders)


Good Morning Britain (TV talk show adopted from Good Morning America. Bob consulted).

Script format; correspondence, 1988, 1992-1993; agreement with CBS; notes; "Some Acquired Breakfast Wisdom," by Bob; run-down (5 folders)


Gore Vidal’s American Presidency (three-part TV series).

Proposals; outlines; scripts; drafts; Hugh Downs version; correspondence, 1991-1996; Optomen Television correspondence, 1992-1996; reviews; miscellaneous (16 folders)


Box 13 Gore Vidal’s American Presidency (cont.)

(12 folders)


Great and Terrible Land Battles (TV series for ABC; aka Great Battlefields; not produced).

Proposal; correspondence, 1988-1989; research (3 folders)


Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (TV series).

Proposal; correspondence, 1988


Half-Time (short story; unpublished?).

Carbon typescripts, Fall 1958


Hello? (op-ed piece).

Autograph and typescripts, correspondence, 2003


He’s Fired, She’s Hired (TV movie; aka Paper Castles).

Script, final draft, May 13, 1984; revised final script, June 19, 1984; credits; invitation to viewing, publicity, reviews, Nielsen ratings (4 folders)


Hey--It's Beverly Hills (TV series; see also: Australian version: G'day, Beverly Hills and American feature-length version: Once Upon a Beverly Hills).

Scripts of Episode 1: Teenage Lifeguards; proposal to CBS (2 folders)


Hiroshima (TV movie; based on book by John Hersey).

Correspondence, 1985 and Newsweek (July 29, 1985)


History 101 (TV pilot for ABC, with Robert Wahl; pilot aired Summer 1980?).

Revised script, Feb. 4, 1980; 3rd revised script, Feb. 28, 1980; undated script; photographs, negatives, short rundown and staff contact sheet (4 folders)


The Holiday Visitor (short film?).

Script


Hoosier Hysteria (TV program).

Holograph and typescript proposal


A House Divided (TV movie).

Proposal and related letter, 1985


The Hugh Hefner Story (TV movie).

Proposal; correspondence, 1985; research


Human Relations (TV series for ABC, hosted by Lee Salk; aka Relationships).

Proposal and budget; correspondence and contracts, 1981-1982; ideas for minute spots; releases (3 folders)


I Am Woman, I Am King (TV series).

Proposal


I Can Make It Without You (screenplay of novel Love is Not Enough).

Three scripts; proposal, Mar. 14, 1983; treatment (2 folders)


Box 14 I Can Make It Without You (cont.)

(3 folders)


I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry (movie).

Proposal


Idiot’s Delight (musical adaptation of play by Robert Sherwood; not produced).

Bob's version of script for Phillip and Marilyn Langner, 1964 or 1965; Robert Arthur’s version of script, Jan. 24, 1964


In Concert From London. Empty script binder only


The Interview (short story; unpublished?).

Corrected typescripts, Sept. 1961


It's a Man's World (TV movie and TV comedy series).

Proposals


Iwo Jima (TV mini-series, 3-hour).

Treatment: draft pages, corrections, drafts and finished treatment; correspondence, 1992; clipping (8 folders)


Jane’s Weapons of War (series of TV specials).

Holograph and typescript proposal, receipts, 1989


The Johnny Carson Show (TV talk show).

Proposal to move from NBC to ABC


The Johnny Carson Show Figleaf Follies

(show routine). Outline


KAL 007.

Holograph and typescript proposal; correspondence, 1984-1986; research (3 folders)


Kreutzer's Sonata (narration for "Close Encounters With Music" concert, Feb. 7, 1998).

Holograph and typescript script; letter, 1998


Lady Doctor Wings (TV drama series).

Proposal: proof copy, Aug. 20, [1985] and revised copy, Sept. 10, 1985


Lillian, by William Luce

Scripts; correspondence, 1992; flyer for Dec. 1, 1992 performance; photocopy of notes on "Lillian" from Hellman; resume of actress Marian Seldes; review/clippings; miscellaneous (2 folders)


Oversize Lillian (cont.)

Review; title for Barrymore Theatre marquee


Box 15 Lip Service (movie?).

Proposal by Marilyn Anderson & Renee Orin-Hague, produced by Ann Shanks


Livin’ the Dream TV series; aka Movin’ Up; partner Julian Fowles, Pilot script deal only via MGM & CBS).

Scripts: Oct.-Nov. 1983, Sept. 1985 and draft pages; contracts; correspondence; short outline of scenes; story lines, cast and set lists; treatment (10 folders)


Looking for Elvis (TV movie; aka Wanted: Elvis Alive).

Proposal; correspondence, 1988


Love County (TV late night soap opera for CBS; see also: Golden Beach).

Proposal for series; proposal for 2-part, 2-hour pilot; scripts and drafts for pilot, 1980; scripts and drafts for Episode 2, 1980; 2nd draft of Episode 3; various notes and draft pages; correspondence, 1979-1981, 1987; credits (13 folders)


Box 16 Love County (cont.)

(6 folders)


Love Is Not Enough (novel; see also: I Can Make it Without You).

Correspondence, 1981-1982; corrections; ideas (notebook; also contains drafts of blurbs for The Cool Fire); promotion; "Questions and Answers About…"; reviews (6 folders)


Love is Sleeping Together (short story; unpublished?).

Carbon typescript, Fall 1958


Maggie Kuhn: Wrinkled Radical (movie; Gray Panthers project).

Correspondence, photographs, research


The Magic Room (TV series with Keshia Knight Pulliam).

Agreements only, 1988


Makelita: Margaret Mead (movie; aka Coming of Age and Rites of Passage).

Treatments: Jan.-Feb. 1990; scripts: Apr.-Dec. 1990; script: draft pages and notes; general correspondence, 1989-1992; casting/personnel; contracts; funding applications; production: locations, scene breakdown, etc.; research; rights and funding; miscellaneous (15 folders)


Box 17 Makelita: Margaret Mead (cont.)

(24 folders)


Box 18 Makelita: Margaret Mead (cont.)

(4 folders)


Making Movies: Australian-Style ("term paper": analysis and plan of film-making in Australia written for Kerry Packer, 1991 or 1992?).

Typescript and research (2 folders)


Matters of Necessity (short story; published in Swank).

Carbon typescripts, Fall 1961


Me, Myself, and Murder (screenplay by Leonard Britton).

Treatment, script, act outline (3 folders)


Merv Griffin Show (CBS, 1969/1970).

Booking, including binder stamped "The Master Booker Bob Shanks Producer..." given to Bob by Merv Griffin; staff contact sheets; Trans-American Video letter and article; press release and printed items(5 folders)


Midday (TV talk show for Nine Network Australia).

Draft of analysis for Kerry Packer


The Middle Age of Daniel Ellsberg (article for California magazine).

4 drafts; correspondence, 1985; photocopy of article; miscellaneous (6 folders)


The Millionaire's Guide To... (TV series).

Proposal; letter June 5, 1981


Miss Bannister's Girls

(musical, based on book by Louise Tanner; aka The Class of '39 or We're All Getting Younger ). Two scripts (2 folders)


The Modern Art Collection of the Georges Pompidou Centre (TV program).

Proposal


The Morning Program (CBS, 1986-87)

(8 folders)


Correspondence:

General. Arranged chronologically

(3 folders)


"Choice" letters

Congratulatory letters. Arranged alphabetically

(2 folders)


Administration

(2 folders)


Box 19 The Morning Program

Affiliates:

Correspondence; script for demo (4 folders)


Booking

Booking schedule

Cancellation

Contacts

Formats

Guests/segments:

Actresses roundtable

Babbit, Bruce

Blount, Roy

Bostwick, Barry

Brooks, Mel

Caan, James

Carter, Rosalynn

Comedians

(4 folders)


Culver, Senator John

"Dallas" TV show

Dawber, Pam

Deluise, Dom

Denver, John

Disneyland

(2 folders)


Dreams of Ada, book by Robert Mayer

Fitzgerald, Ernest

Graceland

The Grammys

Haig, Alexander

Hartman, Ambassador Arthur A.

Hepburn, Katharine

Hill, Benny

Horne, Lena

Jillian, Ann

KAL (Korean Air Lines) 007

London

Millionaire's Club

New Orleans

Newman, Fred

Nureyev, Rudolf

Personals

Philadelphia

Platoon

Savannah

Segal, George

Shopping

USSR

Box 20 Wallace, Irving

What Do Single Women Want?

Miscellaneous

Moller, Carl/Inventive Center

On-air talent

Organization and re-organization

Personnel:

Goldman, Rudi

Hartley, Mariette

Herman, Danette

Hill, Sandy

Hoffman, Craig

Kirgo, George

Leahy, Thomas F.

Saget, Bob

Tindiglia, Ron

Press clippings

Publicity

Ratings

Research

(2 folders)


Shanks, Bob.

Contract for walk-on; closed circuit speech to affiliates, April 1987


Start up

TV-am (England)

The Morning Show (ABC).

Proposal; press (4 folders)


Mousie Baby (movie; Ann’s 1st film as director, produced and financed by the Shankses).

Treatment; actors and production staff; correspondence and agreements, 1978-1985; promotion and study guide; royalties (5 folders)


Murder in the Park (movie; screenplay by Donald MacDonald; aka The Park and Shadows in the Park).

Scripts, 1988, 1990-1991; application - Australia; correspondence, 1991-1993; personnel; production (6 folders)


Box 21 Murder in the Park (cont.)

(3 folders)


My Father, Josef Stalin (movie).

Proposal; correspondence, 1983; articles


Name Droppers (game show).

Proposal; correspondence, 1961-1962


The National Cultural Test: What Every Australian Needs To Know (2-hour TV special).

Proposal


The Necessary Man: James K. Polk & America's Emerging Empire (book by Bob Shanks).

Typescript of book; draft pages; correspondence and agreements with Tom Wallace (17 folders)


Box 22 The Necessary Man: (cont.)

(8 folders)


Nights of a Full Moon (short story; unpublished?).

Holograph, typescript, carbon typescript, Fall 1958


The 1954 Jordan River Revue: "Welcome to France" (musical comedy, by Bob Shanks and Donald Glancy).

Bill Kinzer's script (presented to Shanks at 1988 performance of "Perelman" - see accompanying note from Mary Kinzer), program, cast list rehearsal schedule, song times, order of music, clipping


The 1977 Tony Awards.

Empty script binder


No Cure in Sight (play).

Scripts: early, Mar. 18, 2002, rev. Mar. 18, 2002, undated; playwright's script book; draft pages; general correspondence, 1997-2004; actors; New York reading; Bennington, Vermont production; miscellaneous (10 folders)


Box 23 No Cure in Sight (cont.)

(24 folders)


Novelas (TV series).

Correspondence and agreements towards getting rights from Central and South America for Asia and English-speaking adaptations



Box 24 Numbers (TV movie).

Proposal


Omnibus (TV program).

1979-1980, including correspondence, contract, ideas for future programs, news release, photographs, show staff list, clippings


Once Upon a Beverly Hills (film; aka Rodeo High; see also: Australian version: G'day Beverly Hills and TV series versions: Hey, It's Beverly Hills and G'day Beverly Hills).

Scripts; draft pages; correspondence for Australian version, and American and Australian TV series, 1988-1992; proposal to ITV (British network); synopsis (20 folders)


One-Eyed Kings (TV mini-series).

Proposal


The One Minute Work of Art (short story; unpublished?).

Corrected typescripts, Fall 1958


Box 25 Only the Best (TV shopping show; developed for Harrod's and Bloomingdale's in collaboration with Burt Wolfe - pilot shot for Warner-Amex, 1981; aka Shop America ).

Proposal; Shop America artwork; Shop America script; artwork; budget; correspondence, 1988-1989; marketing options for Bloomingdale's; miscellaneous (10 folders)


Our Fourth-Rate Fourth Estate, by Jack Paar (article for Esquire; ghost-written by Bob Shanks).

Letter from Esquire, Dec. 11, 1961; typescript


Oxford: The Mother of Universities (TV documentary).

Proposal; correspondence, 1989; research


The People Puzzle (quiz show).

Proposal


The People Show with Ann Shanks (radio show, 13 weeks, June-Aug. 2000).

Format


Primal Screen (book).

Correspondence, 1984-1987, 1989; reviews (2 folders)


Re-building America (article).

Corrected typescript, photocopy


The Red Leather Chair (short story; unpublished?).

Typescript, corrected typescript


Reflections: Profiles of Great American Photographers (six half-hour TV programs).

Proposal; correspondence, 1979-1981(2 folders)


The Right to Die (movie).

Proposal; correspondence, 1985; research


The Ringling Brothers (mini-series).

Proposal for 1980-1981


S.J. Perelman in Person (play).

Scripts, including Ann’s director’s production book; actors (proposed); "Commentary by the Playwright"; contracts; correspondence, 1981-1997; Kanin, Garson - letters and article; notes by unidentified author; Performance - June 18, 1985, Orson Bean, Los Angeles, CA; Performance - 1988, Indiana University Theatre; Performance - Cherry Theatre, New York City; research; reviews; reviews and publicity; Stadlen, Lewis J.; miscellaneous (19 folders)


Box 26 S.J. Perelman in Person (cont.)

(13 folders)


See How They Run: Racing to be President (TV program; hosted by George McGovern).

Proposal


1787: A Nation Born. (TV movie).

Proposal; correspondence, 1985 (2 folders)


Shared America (article).

Letter, 1996; photocopied typescript


Shtuss (comedy series).

Proposal


Sister Ruthie (musical comedy; aka Rusty and We Want Rusty ).

Scripts; draft pages


Skyscraper (movie; based on novel Skyscraper, by Robert Byrne).

Proposal


Small World (TV special for NBC or Playboy channel; possible series).

Scripts, 1981; credits (5 folders)


Stages (arts magazine for CBS Cable; produced one show, 1980, city cancelled the network).

Proposal; correspondence, 1980-1981; contracts and release forms; miscellaneous (4 folders)


Startalk (TV talk show).

Publicity; agreement, 1988; contact sheet; credits; draft scripts of pilot with guests Boy George and Charleton Heston; photographs; miscellaneous (2 folders)


Story of Civilization (TV series; aka Will and Ariel Durant's "The Story of Civilization" ).

Proposal; correspondence, 1992-1993


The Story of Joseph (TV movie).

Proposal


Strange World (TV series; aka Strange But True!, The Enigma File , and It's a Strange World ; hosted by William Shatner, 1988).

Proposal; script; shooting scripts/production books; general correspondence, 1988; edit decisions; footage logs; ideas; press release; production materials; release forms; rundowns; Saltman, David; Shatner, William; shooting schedule; title suggestions and report; miscellaneous (3 folders)


Box 27 Strange World (cont.)

(17 folders)


Studs Terkel's Race (adaptation for TV documentary).

Proposal; annotated pages from book; script and drafts; correspondence, 1994; contract (10 folders)


Sunday at the Center (Oldcastle Theatre Company talk).

Program, announcement and clipping for Jan. 20, 2002 talk


Take Stock (game show).

Proposal; letter from SEC, Sept. 15, 1961


Tell Us Where It Hurts (daily advice program; aka Tell Me Where It Hurts ).

Proposal


30 Minutes (comedy news show).

Proposal


Thomas Hoving’s Lives of the Artists (13 one-hour TV series).

Proposal


The Thorn Birds (stage musical).

Correspondence, 1991, concerning acquiring rights


Thoughts About Political Correctness (article).

Corrected typescript


Three Childhoods: Cesar Chavez, Alexander Graham Bell, Theodore Roosevelt, Jr. (movie for PBS’s "Wonderworks" ).

Proposal - draft Jan. 15, 1985; letters, 1985


Today Show (TV talk show for Nine Network Australia).

Analysis (incomplete) for Kerry Packer of Channel 9


Today Show (TV talk show, NBC).

Typescript of New York Times, Jan. 20, 1952 article by Jack Gold; Typescript of New York Times , Nov. 4, 1975 article by John O'Connor; American Film magazine, Dec. 1986 containing article quoting Today Show executive producer Stephen Friedman


Tom Swift, Jr. Adventures In Tomorrow (TV serial).

Proposal; pilot script for part I of 5-part story: Tom Swift and the Asteroid Pirates; schedule and proposed episodes (4 folders)


Track Down (TV series).

Proposal and research, 1988


Box 28 TV-am: Video Library Analysis.

Analysis; correspondence with Bruce Gyngell at TV-am; bio of Gyngell


20/20.

Proposal; artwork; Chappaquidick segment; contracts; memos, from Harold Hayes memo concerning first 3 20/20s, from Roone Arledge, and from Bob Hughes concerning set; photograph of Hugh Downs on set; press releases; Shanks speech before affiliates; miscellaneous, including format, ad insert, printed (9 folders)


Under Oath (Australian TV series; re-creation court program).

Proposal; background; "The Manly Murder" episode: draft, background, notes, contract with writer (Chris Peacock); "Mr. Bubbles" episode: drafts, draft pages, background, synopsis, notes, cast, contract with writer (Steve Wright); general correspondence, 1990-1992; ideas for future episodes (17 folders)


Upwind of Munich (short story; unpublished?).

Typescript


Vet-nam – Post 87 (TV series).

Proposal; letters, 1985


When Cinderella Married (film; aka Cinderella Confidential).

cripts; drafts; draft pages; cast and notes; correspondence, 1991-1993, 2002-2003 (3 folders)


Box 29 When Cinderella Married (cont.)

(7 folders)


When Jefferson Dined Alone (play).

Scripts, 1994-1995, undated, author's proof; actors, directors,...; background; Berkshire Theatre Festival, 1998; correspondence, 1995-2003; Indiana University staged reading, April 1996; notes; script submissions; synopsis; miscellaneous (24 folders)


When Jefferson Dined Alone (cont.)

(16 folders)


Oversize


When Jefferson Dined Alone (cont.)

Poster of stage reading, April 21, [1996]...Indiana University


Box 30 The White Mouse: The Nancy Wake Story (film).

Treatment; notes on the treatment by John Misto; correspondence, 1990-1991


Winning Isn’t Everything (movie-of-the-week).

Proposal


Winter Wonderland (short story; unpublished?).

Corrected typescript, carbon typescripts, Spring 1962


Yearning to Breathe Free (TV movie; true story--Vietnamese in U.S.).

Proposal; letters, 1986.


The Zodiac Tapes (12 home videos).

Proposal


Box 47 Binders.

Empty binders for: 1) " California Jam, Ontario Motor Speedway, April 6, 1974, Public Relations,..."; 2) "In Concert/ California Jam, Bob Shanks"; 3) " Drop-Out Mother, June 1, 1987, Ann Shanks"


Box 30 Company- or product-sponsored projects:

American Express. ""Magazines: A Television Show.""

Proposal; letters, Mar. 1989


Bloomingdale's. ""Only the Best.""

see: Only the Best


Budweiser. ""The Budweiser Collegiate Decathlon"" and ""The National Homecoming Queen Pageant.""

Proposals


Chevrolet. Comedy show.

Proposal; letters, 1988


Chrysler. ""The National Homecoming Queen Pageant.""

Proposal


Coca Cola. Comedy show.

Proposal; letters, 1988


Coors. Comedy show, ""Coors Collegiate Decathlon,"" " ""Coors Presents the National Homecoming Queen Pageant,"" " "Hoosier Hysteria." "

Proposals; letters, 1988; news clipping


Dr. Pepper. ""The Dr. Pepper Comedy Show"" and ""Dr. Pepper's Comedy Minute.""

Proposals


Ford. ""The Ford Collegiate Decathlon"" and ""The National Homecoming Queen Pageant.""

Proposals


Liberty Mutual (TV-America and Gordon Hyatt, Inc.).

Proposals; contracts, correspondence, etc. (2 folders)


Lipton. Comedy show and ""Lipton's Comedy Minute.""

Proposals; letters, 1988


Pepsi. ""Pepsi's Comedy Minute.""

Proposal


Slice. Comedy show.

Proposal; letters, 1988-1989


Ideas and projects.

Includes ideas for TV projects with Rita Rudner and Ennio Marchetto(5 folders)


Box 31 Ideas and projects (cont.)

(9 folders)


Lyrics. Pre-1960 

Poetry. Pre-1960 and undated.  

(2 folders)


Short Stories (unpublished).

Untitled and/or fragments


Speech. Untitled

Reference.

(2 folders)


Subseries: Writings by others

(Alphabetical by author)


Box 31 Berstein, Richard and John Allen, music by Victor Ziskin; lyrics by Joan Javits. Young Abe Lincoln.

Script, correspondence, chorus vocal book, programs, brochures, etc.


Black, Shane. The Last Boy Scout.

Script


Chemers, Michael (IU grad). Mommy Abula's Miraculous Traveling Carnival of Wonders.

>Letter, Apr. 12, 1997; script, 1996


Ephron, Nora. Harry, This is Sally.

Script - 12th revision (aka When Harry Met Sally )


Felshman, Neil. Pasternak Speaks.

Corrected typescript


Felshman, Neil. The Twisted Road to Democracy.

Corrected typescript, Feb. 25, 1994; letter from BS, Mar. 1, 1994


Goldsmith, Gloria. Imminent Danger.

Film script - 1st draft, Mar. 1987


Goncharov, Ivan. Son of Oblomov.

Script of Spike Milligan play


Goulet, Robert. The Violent Season.

Photocopy of book


Hecht, Ben and Charles MacArthur, music by Rodgers and Hart. Jumbo.

Script, undated


Holbrook, Hal. Mark Twain Tonight.

Tape transcript


Kalisher, David. Never Surrender.

Film script, Sept. 1995


Kasdan, Lawrence and Meg Kasdan. Grand Canyon.

Script, Dec. 12, 1990


Box 32 Kirgo, George. Priceless.

Two scripts of play, 1983


Luce, William. Luce Women.

Script, 1985


Luedtke, Kurt. Out of Africa.

Notes and summary of screenplay


Margulies, Donald. What’s Wrong With This Picture?

Script


O’Malley, Thomas and Renee Orin. Three Part Harmony.

Script of screenplay


Orin, Renee and Albert Haig. Teacher, Teacher.

Musical adaptation of "The Corn Is Green." Letter, 1993; script


Perelman, Adam W. (son of S.J. Perelman). The Flute I Could Not Hear.

Letter, 1985; corrections; synopsis; typescript of book


Puzo, Mario and Francis Coppola. The Godfather, Part III.

Copy of first draft of script, May 10, 1989


Rintels, David W. Clarence Darrow, starring Henry Fonda.

Script, 1974


See, Carolyn and Jackie Joseph. "The Silent Accuser," episode of Barnaby Jones TV drama.

Final draft of script, Sept. 6, 1979


Richards, Gary. Butch and Kiki.

Film script, 1995


Sahl, Benjamin ( I.U. grad). The Weight of Breath.

Undated letter; corrections by Bob; play script, 1996


Unknown author and title, script of unknown origin: "Bob did not write"

Series: Production companies

Subseries: Australian Comco Pty. Ltd

(formerly: Firebar Pty. Ltd.)


Box 32 Contract with Publishing and Broadcasting Ltd.

Investment in four films - proposal

Leaseback media idea, 1990 : correspondence, proposal, miscellaneous

(3 folders)


Proposal to Capital Cities/ABC for making telefeatures

Salinger, Gregory (contact in Paris for co-production proposal)

Subseries: Comco Productions Inc.

Box 32 Address lists, 1984-1985 

File list, 1985 

CTS (Cable Television Services)

Office lease, 1988-1992 

Registration

Stationery

Box 33 Status reports, 1985, June-Oct. 

Subseries: TV-America

(subsidiary of TV-am, London)


Box 33 Contract to head TV-America

Correspondence, 1986-1989, Mar. 

(7 folders)


Status reports, 1988-1989 

(2 folders)


TV-am

U.S. Breakfast Times Reports, September 1986 

Miscellaneous

Series: Television Networks

Subseries: ABC

(American Broadcasting Company)


Box 33 Consultancy agreement

Contracts

Public relations

Specials

Subseries: CBS

(Columbia Broadcasting System)


Box 33 Research

(2 folders)


Subseries: Home Shopping Network, Inc./QVC

Box 33 Correspondence, 1993 

Press kit

Printed/clippings

Subseries: Network 10

Box 33 Correspondence, 1989, Apr.-Dec. 

(2 folders)


Los Angeles party

Press compilation, 1989 

(1 folder)


Box 34 Press compilation, 1989 

(2 folders)


Schedules/format

Miscellaneous

Subseries: Nine Network Australia

(as consultant to Kerry Packer, 1990-1993)


Box 34 Correspondence, 1990-1991

Futures: A working paper, written for Kerry Packer, et al.

Gyngell, Bruce. Correspondence, 1993-1997 

Information and discussion paper

Media satellite productions

Organization charts

Packer, Kerry. Bio, memos and clippings

(3 folders)


Plapp, Ross. Memos

Proposal to ABC

Proposal to CBS, Larry Tisch

Proposal to Fox

Proposal to NBC

Proposal to QVC

Ratings

Schedule

Status reports, 1991-1993 

(10 folders)


Box 35 Taylor, Lynton. Memos, miscellaneous

(5 folders)


Miscellaneous

Subseries: Playboy Channel

Breakdown sheets, including locations and contacts, Jan. 5-July 28, 1982 

Contracts, 1981-1982 

Production book

(2 folders)


Promotion

Clippings

Series: General Business

Box 35 Actors – resumes

American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA), 1985 

Authors Guild, Inc., 1987 

Calling cards

Contacts sheet and clients - Australia

Directors Guild of America, 1982-1996 

Fries Entertainment, 1984-1985 

(2 folders)


Gaga Communications, 1990-1991 

Mobil Oil fight, 1983-1984. 

Campaign to urge Mobil Oil to sponsor American-written projects for PBS


Phone logs, 1985-1993 

(4 folders)


Box 36 Phone logs, 1994-2004 

(2 folders)


Phone message log, 1986-1988 

(5 folders)


Phone numbers for booking, undated 

Phone numbers and addresses

Producers – resumes

Production facilities

Production services

Projects lists, 1985,   1987 

Rosemary Creswell Literary Agency, 1990 

Screen Actors Guild, 1981-1989 

Screen Production Association of Australia

Submissions, 1983-1991 

(4 folders)


Box 37 Submissions, 1990-1994 

(4 folders)


Travel - itineraries and correspondence, 1983-1998 

(7 folders)


William Morris Agency, 1986-1990 

(2 folders)


Women in Film, 1985,   1988 

Writers Guild of America, 1988-2004 

Printed

Miscellaneous

(2 folders)


Box 38 Rolodexes.

Two rolodexes with cards and an additional box of about 900 rolodex cards


Series: Personal

Arranged by: date books, academia, family, politics, Sheffield [Massachusetts], miscellaneous and scrapbooks.


Subseries: Date books

Box 39 Date books – Ann: 1978,   1980,   1986,   1987,   1989  (2), 1991,   1996,   1997,   1998,   1999,   2000 

Date books – Bob: 1954,   1959  (2), 1960  (2), 1961  (2), 1962  (2), 1963  (2), 1964-1966,   1968,   1970 

Box 40 Date books – Bob: 1972,   1973  (2), 1974-1976,   1978-1986 

Box 41 Date books – Bob: 1987-2000 

Subseries: Academia

Includes classes both taught and attended by the Shankses


Box 42 Indiana University as student - Bob.

Grade reports, 1950-1953; First semester calendar – 1952/1953; Commencement program and admission ticket, June 14, 1954; Six Plays of Shakespeare, annotated by Shanks for IU class. (2 folders)


Indiana University as alumni – Bob.

Indiana University Foundation, Class of '54 Campaign committee, 1990-1996; correspondence, 1989-1996; Class of '54 Committee materials; Distinguished Alumni Service Award Club materials, 1988-2001; miscellaneous (4 folders)


The New School (Manhattan).

Class proposal, 1985; catalogue of classes, 1987; How to make and sell movies to television – class taught by Ann (3 folders)


Oregon State University: Symposium on television's portrayal of women, May 19-21 [no year].

Ann participated on panel entitled: Images we should see. Program


Robert Bordiga's Nuts and Bolts Production seminar.

Attended by Ann. Study materials


Simon's Rock College of Bard (Great Barrington, Massachusetts).

Mostly concerning class "The Big Picture: Television and Society" taught by Bob, Fall semester, 1999/2000. Correspondence, 1995-2000; calendar and exams; course background and description; lecture notes; proposal to Randolph Hearst on behalf of Simon's Rock; printed (12 folders)


Subseries: Family

Box 42 Kingsley, Jennifer (Shanks) - daughter.

Including her husband Stephen Kingsley, sons Thomas and Patrick. Correspondence, 1968-2004; politically-related; school reports. (5 folders)


Box 43 Kingsley, Jennifer (Shanks)...(cont.)

(5 folders)


Shanks, Anthony - son.

Correspondence, 1968-2005; school-related (6 folders)


Shanks, Billy Glenn – Bob's brother.

Correspondence, 1943-1946; Lebanon High School commencement program, 1943; materials relating to service in U.S. Navy; memorial written by Bob


Shanks, De Veta – Bob's mother.

Sunday school diploma, Oct. 1, 1911; Order of the Eastern Star membership cards, certificate and memoriam


Shanks, John - son.

Correspondence, 1968-2004; Melissa Etheridge tour programs, back stage passes, ticket stubs, etc.; resumes; school reports; printed (3 folders)


Shanks, Nellie – Bob's grandmother.

Letter, Sept. 1, 1970; memorial service card, 1972


Shanks, Ruth Ellis – Bob's step-mother.

Miscellaneous photographs and memorial card, 1988


Shanks, Wilbur Glenn – Bob's father.

Correspondence, 1944-1999; address; business-related materials; insurance; late-life drawing; Masons, including membership cards and programs; photographs; miscellaneous, including birth and marriage certificates, club membership cards, calling cards, etc.


Shanks family.

Letters and cards from Carl, Frances, and Mary C. Shanks


Oversize Shanks, John.

Poster: "John Shanks – Grammy Nominee—Producer of the Year, Non-Classical..."


Shanks, Wilbur Glenn – Bob's father.

Northern Masonic Jurisdiction certificate...April 6, 1928


Subseries: Politics

Box 43 Americans United for Separation of Church and State

Democratic party of Sheffield, Massachusetts

Election – 1996.  John Kerry

Box 44 Election – 2004 

Election – 2004. 

Pre-election party, Aug. 30, 2004 (2 folders)


Issues, 1993-1999 

Massachusetts Day packet, May 1998 

Printed.

Sheffield

Box 44 Annual reports, 1996-1999,   2001 

Brochures

Cable committees

(2 folders)


Land use

(2 folders)


Town meetings, 1996-2004 

Subseries: Miscellaneous

Box 44 Birth certificate (copy) – Bob

Calling cards – Ann and Bob

Correspondence between Ann and Bob, 1959-2004. 

Mostly undated gift cards (2 folders)


Diaries/Journals – Bob.
  • 1) 1968-1970. Mostly Denmark trip 1970 to film "Tivoli;"
  • 2) 1972, Aug.-Oct. Also contains various writings and an entry for Feb. 26, 1973, May 25 and Aug. 18, 1975;
  • 3) 1982, Aug. 23-25;
  • 4) 1996, Jan.-June. (2 vol.)

(5 folders)


Institutes, charities and foundations.

Mostly printed materials concerning financial support


Inventory lists papers, tapes, etc. in New York City and Los Angeles.

Last will and testament of Ann Zane Shanks. 2nd codicil, 1994 

Box 45 Military. Bob's service in U.S Army.

Includes discharge papers; notebook on basic training at Ft. Leonard Wood, Missouri, 1954.


Move to Australia.

Papers concerning temporary residency in Australia, 1989-1992


Photographs.

Bob as child; studio portraits of Bob; Bob in unidentified play; group photograph with Bob and Ann, et al.; Bill Shanks in Navy uniform taken in 1944 (13 photographs) (see also: Scrapbooks: Boxes 62-78)


Pip’s restaurant

(started with Merv Griffin and Arthur Treacher in New York City with Vincent Sardi, 1970) Includes: correspondence, 1970-1972; empty matchbook; list of invitees to opening; list of investors and patrons


Programs.

Extensive collection of Playbill, 1982-2005, arranged chronologically. Additional programs for other theater, ballet, film and concert (26 folders)

(26 folders)


Box 46 Programs (cont.)

(19 folders)


Resumes of Ann and Bob.

Volunteer Services.

Ann’s guidelines for teaching at Madison Square Boys Club, New York City


Clippings

(3 folders)


Miscellaneous.

Includes: change of address cards; membership cards; driver's permits for Bob; various memorials for friends; House and Senate passes, 1950


Subseries: Scrapbooks

Box 60 1942-1949 

Box 61 1949-1953 

Box 62 1953-1962 

Box 63 1959-1970 

Box 64 1968-1976 

Box 65 1976-1978 

Box 66 1978-1981 

Box 67 1982-1983 

Box 68 1983-1985 

Box 69 1985-1986 

Box 70 1986-1987 

Box 71 1987 

Box 72 1987-1989 

Box 73 1989  and 1989-1996  

Box 74 1996-2000 

Box 75 2000-2003 

Box 76 2002-2005 

Series: Audio/Video

Arranged by: VHS, Beta cassette, audiotape, DVD, broadcast tapes. Most may not be used in present format. Consult the Curator of Manuscripts for information on use.


Subseries: VHS

Most are NTSC (North American standard), except where noted as PAL (European standard) or not known


Box 48 All Together Now

(weekly Aussie sit-com that Shanks re-wrote or “punched up” every week, mostly while in NYC).

  • 1) Episode 1: final mix;
  • 2) Episode 72: "Not Fade Away" 5/12/92;
  • 3) Episode 76: "Am I That Easy To Forget" 5/12/92.

(3 tapes)


Board Presenter

Cassandra Clayton.

Audition reel for on-air personality, she was good but show did not materialize. Composites: 6/93 and 9/93


Comedy Company.

Network 10’s comedy show that Shanks championed. Episode 89


Court TV.
  • 1) Inside America's Courts: version [1] and 2;
  • 2) Betty Broderick on Trial: Victim or Criminal? 2/29/92.

(3 tapes)


Criminal Justice. HBO

A Current Affair. Poltergeist house, Horicon, Wisconsin, 5/19/88

A Day in the Life of Archive Films: Archives Film Sampler Reel. PAL

Double O Kid

E-Street. EP #EST/022, Mar. 24, 1989

Fields of Fire. Aired on Network 10. sequel featuring Gosia Dobrowolska, written by Patricia Johnson

Forever. Promo

A Funny Thing Happened to Australian Comedy. For Ian Horner Lt. Ent., Jan. 17, 1990

Good Morning, Britain.

TV-am.

  • 1) dub of, Jan. 8, 1986;
  • 2) Ex Pas B, Pt. 1, Sept. 6, 1987;
  • 3) Ex Pas B, pt. 2, Sept. 11, 1987.

(3 tapes)


Heroes. Aired on Network 10. 2 hour version. Aug. 10, 1991

(2 copies)


Hey, Hey, Its Saturday.

Nine Network, Australia.

  • 1) Episode 91/034, Nov. 28, 1991;
  • 2) Episode 91/040, Dec. 3, 1991;
  • 3) Episode 91/041, Dec. 3, 1991;
  • 4) For: Brian (Facilities), Aug. 29, 1992;
  • 5) For: Publicity, Nov. 6, 1992;
  • 6) For: Publicity, Nov. 14, 1992;
  • 7) unmarked, except for title

(7 tapes)


Illusions. R/T: 5 minutes

On the Threshold.

Political commercials. For NADA

S. J. Perelman. With time code. Indiana University production.

(2 copies)


Box 49 Shakespeare & Co.: Brush Up Your Shakespeare. 1999 promo

Skippy.

Australian TV series.

  • 1) Episode 4: Skippy and the Haunted House;
  • 2) Episode 32: Skippy and the Flim-Flam.

(2 tapes)


Sunstruck. Australian TV movie

(2 copies)


Today Show. Shows recorded: Sept. 21-25, 1992 and Nov. 16-17 and 25, 1992

(8 tapes)


TV-am. Final show, Dec. 31, 1992

TV drama. Nine Network. For: Joady. Sunday, Apr. 21, 1990

TV Expression Magazine. The June 1992 TV Buyer's Cassette. PAL

Twin Peaks. Part 2 of 2. N.W. Prog. Ian Hogg. Aug. 6, 1989

Two Fat Ladies. Optomen.

What Should I Do. Pilot. Show #1 and #2. Nov. 12, 1987

(2 tapes)


The White Mouse: Nancy Wake. Nine Network. For Australian Comco

(5 tapes)


Animation/Graphics--Kugle.

1991 Sales Tape. Nostalgia Television, Mar. 19, 1991

1991 Showreel. Australian Film, Television and Radio School. Tapes 1 and 2

Rabajech (Kabajech?) House

[illegible] catalogue commercial.

Subseries: Beta cassette

Box 49 Murder/Hitchcock; Action Night; Long Riders; Mad Max II; Comdey 6 (Melb's Own). Ten Network

(1 tape)


Subseries: Audiotape - ¼" reel-to-reel

Box 49 Ann on “Girl Talk”

Midnight at the Baq Room (pilots for radio program Bob tried to sell. he was the waiter at this show biz saloon.) Feb. 58?
  • 1) interview with Eric Portman, Spanish song with Anita, 2/18;
  • 2) Judy Holliday

Miss Bannister's Girls

unidentified. Musical? Sept. 23, 1960.

Subseries: DVD

Box 49 Good Morning America. Debut program, 11-3-75 

Omnibus. Programs #1 and #2

(2 disks)


Subseries: Broadcast tapes: U-Matic ¾" cassettes

Box 50 CBS Morning Program. 6/9/81. Star Wars graphic

CBS Morning Program – George Segal.
  • View All (11)
  • 2-20-87;
  • 6-1-87 (2);
  • 6-2-87;
  • 6-3-87 (2);
  • 6-4-87;
  • 6-5-87 (2);
  • 6-9-87;
  • 6-29-87;
  • 6-30-87;
  • 7-1-87 (2);
  • 7-2-87

Box 51 CBS Morning Program.
  • Mousie Baby, 4-27-87;
  • George Segal, 7-13-87; 7-21-87 Pt. II; 8-17-87 Pt. I; 8-17-87 Pt. II;
  • Supercamp, 10-26-87; 11-17-87;
  • Selected bumpers 1987 (2);
  • Bob Saget, undated;
  • Segal/Michael Bennett, undated;
  • Segal/Boy George, undated;
  • Segal/Mariette Hartley undated;
  • Welcome Back Mariette, undated;
  • Segal/Patrick McNee, undated;

Box 52 Ana Carrigan. Audition tape

Ana Carrigan Acting Co. Aug. 1979

Ann Landers.

Pilot tape with 5 inserts, Aug. 18, 1988 (shot in her Chicago apartment)


Bully.

One-man play about Theodore Roosevelt starring James Whitmore (given to Shanks as audition tape for writer). 2 parts (2 tapes)


Fernwood Tonite.

Episode 3. Audition tape for Susan Elliot


Good Morning, Britain.

Interviews: Elton John, Joan Collins, J. Jackson, Bette Davis, N. Dempster, J. Andrews, F. Borman, T. Jones


Hellman’s Mayo. ABC

Leonardo da Vinci.

Lutece. No. 1 restaurant in New York City, for ShopAmerica

Moissons et Battaqes – Autrefois. Auditions? 6-15-84

The Morning Show. Regis Philbin B-reel. 4-4-83

Mousie Baby. Ann’s first fiction film – a short story adoption.

Newsdesk Experiment & Ulrika Audition; Ulrika Screen Test.

(2 tapes)


No Business Like Show Business. Hanna, Kirgo, Columby segments, CBS, Los Angeles feed 11-17-87

Box 53 S.J. Perelman In Person.

Indiana University production. Performance tape No. 1 and cut aways, Dec. 2, 1988 (4 tapes)


Second City. Auditions

ShopAmerica. Max Brown camera segment

ShopAmerica.

Warner-Amex audition tapes. (2 folders)


Stanley Siegel. WABC-TV A.M. personality

Stardust Memories. United Artists. Clip 1:38, Sept. 24, 1980

Startalk. With Anne Diamond. Pilot, 1988

(2 copies)


Strange But True. (later: Strange World). Segments

Strange World with William Shatner. Pilot, 1988

They Still Say I Do. (1 hr. documentary). Dec. 28, 1977

Box 54 Three Came Home, starring Claudette Colbert.

Screening copy for possible re-make in Australia (2 tapes)


Toni Tennille Show.
  • 1) Promo, 12-4-78;
  • 2) No. 1000, 1-5-79, 2 tapes;
  • 3) No. 1002, 12-6-78, 2 tapes;
  • 3) Nancy Parker segment;
  • 4) Robert Wuhl segments.

(7 tapes)


Understanding Congress series. The Regulators – Our Invisible Government, 5-10-82, screening tape

Your New Day, with Vidal Sassoon.

Presentation (highlights and sales pitch to show stations) and pilot tapes of first three shows (4 tapes)


Box 55 Your New Day,...

Pilot tapes of shows 4 and 5 (2 tapes)


unidentified tape.

Recorded May 25, 1989


Subseries: Broadcast tapes: 1" reel-to-reel videotape

Box 55 CBS Morning Program. Show elements, graphics, etc., Jan.-Sept. 1987

(13 reels)


Box 56 Ann Landers. TV America. 8-4-88

CBS Morning Program,...

Jan.-Sept. 1987 (6 reels); incomplete master unidentified – "animation master" 12-30-86


Series: Financial
  • AVAILABLE FOR USE BY PERMISSION ONLY

Subseries: Box 57 Works

Budgets, budget proposals, royalties, etc., pertaining to the following works:


American Life Style

Ann Landers

The Auction Game

Babycise

The Cool Fire

A Day in the Country: Impressionism and the French

(10 folders)


Drop-Out Mother

Forever Is Now

G'day, Beverly Hills

Gore Vidal's American Presidency

History 101

Human Relations

Lillian

Love County

(3 folders)


Love Is Not Enough

Makelita: Margaret Mead

The Middle Age of Daniel Ellsberg

The Morning Program

(2 folders)


Murder in the Park

The Necessary Man: James K. Polk & America's Emerging Empire

Omnibus

Only the Best

Primal Screen

S.J. Perelman in Person

(4 folders)


Small World

Stages

Startalk

Strange World

Box 58 Under Oath

When Jefferson Dined Alone

Subseries: Productions companies

Ledgers, tax returns, etc. for:


Box 58 Australian Comco Pty Ltd.

(9 folders)


Calicom Cable Co.

(3 folders)


Comco, 1989-1996 

(11 folders)


Box 59 Comco

(12 folders)


TV-America

Subseries: Television Networks

Box 59 Network 10

Nine Network

Subseries: Personal

Box 59 Brokerage account, Australia

Kushner, Sadye R.

Concerns estate of Ann's mother


Ledgers – personal. 1997-2000 

The Phoenix (co-op apartment in New York City)

(3 folders)


Relocation to Australia (freight charges)

Trust agreements

Subseries: Box 59 Miscellaneous

Series: IX. Additions

Contains materials received since 2005.

Arranged in the same order as Series I through VIII.


Subseries: General Correspondence.

Arranged chronologically. Not indexed. Additional correspondence may be found in the Personal section


Box 78 1976-2004 

(5 folders)


Subseries: Works.

Arranged alphabetically by title after Early Writings.


Box 78 Early Writings.

High school and early college writings, speeches, plays.

ca. 1950s

(2 folders)


The Adventures of Gilda, A Really Super Person (TV series).

Draft of episode 1: The Macho Majority.


American Life Style (TV documentary series)

Adams, John. Love, Liberty & the Pursuit of Conscience: John Adams & His Massachusetts America.

Script


Armstrong, Louis. Louis Armstrong: The Gentle Black Giant of Jazz.

Script


Buck, Pearl. Pearl Buck: The Woman, the Word and the Two Good Earths.

Draft and script


Byrd, Richard E. Richard E. Byrd: Admiral of the Ends of the Earth.

Script


Edison, Thomas. Thomas Edison.

Incomplete script


Franklin, Benjamin. Benjamin Franklin: Citizen-Sage of A New Age.

Draft


Houston, Sam. A Giant Man For a Giant Land: Sam Houston & Texas.

Draft and incomplete script


Keller, Helen. Helen Keller: Voice and Vision in the Soul.

Script


Lee, Robert E. Stratford Hall & Robert E. Lee.

Script


Marshall, George C. George C. Marshall: The Decent Victor.

Script


Revere, Paul. Paul Revere: The Messenger of Liberty.

Script


Ringling, John. John Ringling's Ca' d' Zan.

Draft


Rockne, Knute. Knute Rockne: A Coach for All Seasons.

Draft


Rogers, Will. Will Roger’s California Ranch.

Draft


Sandburg, Carl. Carl Sandburg: The Poet of the People.

Draft


Sousa, John Phillip. The Man, the Marine, and the Music: John Phillip Sousa Marches to Greatness.

Script


Twain, Mark. Mark Twain's Hartford Home.

Script


Washington, Booker T. Slave and Statesman and the Back of the Dream: Booker T. Washington's Tuskegee America.

Script


Wright, Frank Lloyd. Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin West.

Draft


The Disney Channel. Licensing agreements, news releases, invitation to screening, etc. Proposal.

"Great American Homes"


The Avant-Garde in Russia, 1910-1930: New Perspectives (TV documentary).

Contract,

1980


The Big Deal (TV quiz show).

Contract,

1989


The Birth of Israel (Unpublished novel).

Notes and typescript,

undated

(3 folders)


Come, Happy December (play).

Draft typescript


The Darwin Games (TV movie).

Correspondence, proposals, notes, drafts, typescripts, scripts,

1984-1989

(5 folders)


Box 79 The Darwin Games (cont.)

(18 folders)


A Day in the Country: Impressionism and the French (TV documentary).

Contracts, correspondence, draft typescript,

1983-1988

(3 folders)


Box 80 The Day the Earth Died (TV movie).

Correspondence, treatment,

1990-1991

(2 folders)


Devereaux's Girl (unpublished novel)

Typescript,

undated


Dirt (movie).

Outline,

1993


Doing Time (TV documentary).

Correspondence, interview with Joan Baez and David Harris, general notes and budget,

1968-1976


Drop-Out Mother (TV movie).

Contract, outline, script,

1986-1987

(3 folders)


Epilogue (TV drama).

Script,

undated


Eulogies.

For Harold Hayes, draft, letter, and printed program, delivered May 8, 1989; for Dr. Lee Salk, typescript, delivered May 6, 1992


The First Ladies (TV special).

Outline,

undated.


Forbidden Love: Pocahontas and John Smith (screenplay).

Notes, treatment, scripts,

undated

(5 folders)


Frank Lloyd Wright (TV movie).

Proposal,

1982


Gore Vidal's the American Presidency (three-part TV series).

Draft, script, post-production script,

1995-1996

(3 folders)


Iwo Jima (TV mini-series).

Treatment,

1992


Korea: Years of War, Days of Home (Unpublished novel).

Notes, drafts, typescripts,

undated

(3 folders)


Box 81 Korea: Years of War, Days of Home (cont.)

(2 folders)


The Latchkey Kid (TV movie).

Treatment, draft pages,

undated


Lillian (stage play).

Program, newspaper clippings,

1985,

1988


Love County (TV late-night soap opera).

Unsigned General Release form,

undated


Makelita (movie).

General correspondence, production and scene notes, script,

1990-1992


Making Movies: Australian-Style (analysis and plan of film-making in Australia).

Typescript,

ca. 1991


Miss Bannister's Girls (musical).

Drafts, script,

undated

(4 folders)


The Morning Program (CBS).

Contract, formats, press conference schedule and notes; two typescripts of speeches to affiliates; teleprompter copy of promo; transcript of program on Oliver Stone's "Platoon" (4 folders)


Mousie Baby (movie).

Contract and discussion guide,

1978


The Necessary Man: James K. Polk & America's Emerging Empire (book).

Notes, drafts, incomplete typescripts, and synopsis,

undated

(5 folders)


Box 82 The Necessary Man (cont.)

(10 folders)


No Cure in Sight (aka David Sage is Dying) (play).

Drafts, typescripts, scripts,

undated

(9 folders)


Box 83 No Cure in Sight (aka David Sage is Dying) (cont.)

(4 folders)


Old is What You Get (book by Ann).

Contract with Viking Press,

1976


On TV (Daily talk show about reviews, news, and opinions).

Proposal,

1994


Only the Best (TV shopping show).

Proposal,

ca. 1988


Oxford: The Mother of Universities (TV documentary).

Proposal,

ca. 1989.


Race (TV special).

Correspondence, casting proposal and resumes, notes,

1993-1994


Rejected: 5 Plays in Search of a Producer, or, Adventures in Development Hell (Book proposal).

Correspondence,

2003-2004

research and title page ideas,

2003

(2 folders)


Replay: A Memoir (Bob's memoirs).

Early drafts and notes,

undated

(6 folders)


Runaway (book by Ann).

Agreement with Viking Press,

1978


S.J. Perelman in Person (play).

Mostly clippings; also includes correspondence, tickets to play, and flyer,

1989


The Second Shepherd's Play (play).

Carbon typescript


Sister Ruthie (musical comedy; aka Rusty).

Drafts, scripts,

undated

(4 folders)


Tom Swift, Jr. Adventures In Tomorrow (TV serial).

Photocopy of pilot script for part I of 5-part story: Tom Swift and the Asteroid Pirates.


Under Oath (Australian TV series).

Proposal


Vet-nam – Post 87 (TV series).

Notes,

undated


The Walls Came Tumbling Down (TV movie).

Correspondence, contract, clipping,

1979-1980


We’ll Make a Killing (Film).

Proposal based on an idea by Arthur Miller and to be written by Bob and Miller,

undated


When Jefferson Dined Alone.

Drafts,

undated

(2 folders)


Box 84 When Jefferson Dined Alone (cont.)

(3 folders)


Company- sponsored projects: Liberty Mutual (TV America and Gordon Hyatt Inc.).

Letter of agreement,

undated


Ideas and projects. TV programs;

"Starcards," notes and trademark application (2 folders)


Interviews. With Bob Saget, 1987;

Ann with Julie Van Haften,

2001


Writings by Others

Berstein, Richard and John Allen. Young Abe Lincoln.

Script,

undated


Edelman, Gwen. Crime File: Unsolved.

Proposal for TV series,

1988


Felshman, Neil. Lieut. Nants.

Two scripts,

2000


Hadden, John. Standing on Horses.

Script,

1997


Hill, Eric. Persistence of Vision: Eric Hill directs "Moby Dick – Rehearsed. 1999.

Proposal


MacDonald, Donald. Additional dialogue by Ann Shanks. Windows on the Park,

draft, script,

1990


Mackin, Tom. Arnold!

Script,

undated


Russell, Robert I. Abe and Ali.

Script,

undated


Schoenstein, Ralph. Toilet Trained for Yale.

Draft and scripts,

2003

(3 folders)


Schwartz, Stephen and Nina Faso. Working, from the book by Studs Terkel.

Libretto/vocal book,

1978


Stonier, T. From Ape to Essence: The Natural History of Humanity (From Beginning to End). 1997

Subseries: Production Companies

Box 84 Australian Comco Pty. Ltd.

Annual Report,

1992;

Contracts,

1992

(2 folders)


Subseries: Television Networks

Box 84 Nine Network Australia.

Annual Report,

1992


Playboy Channel.

Miscellaneous


Subseries: General Business

Box 84 Contact sheet for actors

Fries Entertainment, 1985

Vansant Douglas and Company, Inc., 1972-1978

William Morris Agency

Box 85 Writers Guild of America.

Contract and printed materials,

1993-2006

(2 folders)


Miscellaneous

Subseries: Personal

Academia

Box 85 High school, Lebanon, Indiana – Bob: "The American's Creed" presented and signed by Congressman Cecil M. Harden upon graduation,

undated


The New School (Manhattan) - Ann.

Teaching Materials,

undated


Family

Shanks, Anthony – correspondence, 1978-1990

Shanks, Jennifer – correspondence, 1978-1990

Shanks, John – correspondence, undated

Shanks, Wilbur Glenn – correspondence, 1983-1984

Politics

Elections – Clinton/Gore, 1992; John Kerry, 1996.

Miscellaneous materials


Kennedy Press Dinner, 1963. 

Program (2 copies)


Miscellaneous

Addresses. "Books sent list"

Autograph book, 1945

Correspondence between Ann and Bob. 1979

New York Historical Society. Ann’s photo exhibition, "Behind the Lens," 2002-2003

Photographs.

Portrait of Bob,

ca. 1950s;

snapshot of Bob and Ann,

undated


Programs. 1990s-2006 

(4 folders)


Travel.

Itineraries, etc. for trip to London and Africa,

1982


Printed.

Magazines containing articles about the Shankses.


Clippings

(3 folders)


Miscellaneous.

Includes: restaurant menu, change of address card, leaflet advertising Ann's stock picture file, party lists.


Box 88 Scrapbooks: 2005-2006 

(2 volumes)


Subseries: Audio/Video

VHS

Box 85 Barbara Lippert segments, undated

Bob Saget - TV America, undated

Brooke & Lippert – Parents on screen, undated

Cheating. 3 minute demo. Produced and directed by Ed Madison, undated

Ennio Marchetto, Aug. 1992

Jackie Torrence - Rainbow Express, Feb. 1988; David Letterman Show, June 1987,  etc.

James Woolot (sp?) - Life Time Program, Aug. 25, 1994

Jeff Jarvis - TV Guide Couch Critic, undated

Jill Brooke Clips, undated

Box 86 Jill Rappaport, Carol Martin, Jill Brooke, undated

Oprah Winfrey, Feb. 4, 1988

Rita Rudner - TV America, undated

"Skippy" Millionairess episode, 1st edit, Sept. 26, 1991

Soweto Academy. YAR project, May 14, 1993

Tom Shales, undated

Under Oath. Auditions, Nov. 22, 1990 

(2 tapes)


"Wish You Were Here," Episode 2 "Grandpa's Village," July 10, 1992

Broadcast Tapes

America. undated

Drop Out Father. Rough Cut, Mar. 5, 1982

(2 tapes)


Hartley/Smith, undated

Larry White. Needham Science Center, undated

Maggie Kahn: Wrinkled Radical. Oct. 2, 1985

Medea, Part II, Kennedy Center Tonight, Dec. 4, 1982

Paper Castles. Rough cut, July 26, 1984

(2 tapes)


Shop America. Camera equipment at Olden with Max Brown, Cassette # 4, undated

Shop America. Wine Glasses with Burt Wolf, etc., Cassette #2, undated

Tony's Restaurant, undated

Willard Scott. Demo reel, undated

Subseries: Financial

Production Companies.

Box 87 Comco, 1983-2004

(8 folders)