NYPL Opens Paddy Chayefsky Papers to Researchers

News   NYPL Opens Paddy Chayefsky Papers to Researchers The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts is opening the papers of the playwright and screenwriter Paddy Chayefsky to historians and researchers. The papers join the library's Billy Rose Theatre Division.

Though Chavefsky (1923-1981) is best known for his screenplays — he won three Oscars, for "Marty," "The Hospital" and "Network" — he has also written the plays The Passion of Josef D., Gideon, The Tenth Man, Middle of the Night and The Latent Heterosexual. The collection contains about 3,000 items, including Chayefsky's manuscripts and correspondence with figures such as Charlie Chaplin, Frank Lloyd Wright, Tennessee Williams, Allen Ginsberg, Ray Bradbury, Frank Loesser, Elizabeth Taylor, Katherine Hepburn, Alfred Hitchcock, Elia Kazan and Bob Fosse.

The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts is at 40 Lincoln Center Plaza. For more information visit www.nypl.org/research/lpa/lpa.html.

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