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Haila Stoddard playscript collection

 Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 249

Scope and Contents

The Haila Stoddard Playscript Collection consists of typed play scripts relating to Stoddard's career as an actor and producer between 1944 and 1968. While none of Stoddard's own plays are included in her papers there are play scripts (a few of which are annotated) for projects she participated in as an actor (such as Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and Lunatics and Lovers) and producer (such as The Birthday Party, The Lemon Sky, The Survival of Saint Joan, and Lady Audley's Secret).

Dates

  • 1944-1968

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The Haila Stoddard Playscript Collection is the physical property of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. For further information, consult the appropriate curator.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Haila Stoddard, 2002.

Arrangement

Playscripts in the Haila Stoddard Playscript Collection are arranged alphabetically according to play title.

Extent

1.04 Linear Feet (3 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL

http://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/beinecke.stoddardhaila

Overview

The Haila Stoddard Playscript Collection consists of twenty-two typed play scripts, relating to Stoddard's career as an actor and producer between 1944 and 1968. While none of Stoddard's own plays are included in her papers there are a number playscripts (a few of which are annotated) for projects she participated in as an actor (such as Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and Lunatics and Lovers) and producer (such as The Birthday Party, The Lemon Sky, The Survival of Saint Joan, and Lady Audley's Secret).

Haila Stoddard (1913-2011)

Haila Stoddard is known for her work as an actor, producer, writer and director. Born in Great Falls, Montana, Stoddard moved to Los Angeles, California, where she obtained a degree from the University of Southern California. In 1934 Stoddard made her first stage appearance at the Belasco, Los Angeles, in the play Merrily We Roll Along. During her career as an actress Stoddard appeared in a number of plays, movies, and television series including sixteen years as Pauline Rysdale in "The Secret Storm" (1954-1970). Stoddard's career took her across the United States and spanned theatrical genres (including comedy, drama, revue, and romance). Stoddard also worked as a producer, both independently and with her production company, Bonard Productions Incorporated, which she created with Helen Bonfils in 1960. In addition to adapting plays such as Come Play with Me and Men, Women, and Less Alarming Creatures, Stoddard also wrote plays such as A Round With Ring (1969) and Zellerman, Arthur (1979).
Title
Guide to the Haila Stoddard Play Script Collection
Status
Under Revision
Author
by H. Dean
Date
2007
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Part of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library Repository

Contact:
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Location

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Access Information

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