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This collection contains copies of Allen's articles, essays, and short stories which appeared in The New Yorker, The New Republic, Kenyon Review, and Playboy, and elsewhere. There are also mimeographed screenplays by Allen for Bananas, Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex..., Don't Drink the Water, Play It Again, Sam, Stardust Memories, and The Front by Walter Bernstein, as well as the original drafts, revised with holograph corrections, for Take the Money and Run and Play It Again, Sam. In addition, there is printed material from newspapers and periodicals about Allen.An addition to the papers includes original working drafts, typescripts with holograph corrections, rough drafts and notes for a number of Allen's prose writings, as well as original scripts for many of his popular screenplays, including Annie Hall,
Hannah and her Sisters,
The Purple Rose of Cairo,
Radio Days,
Sleeper, and Zelig. Also present is an original, unproduced script of \They Laughed at Fulton,\ written in 1955 when Allen was twenty.A further addition consists of various typescript revisions, some with autograph corrections, of scripts for two motion pictures, Deconstructing Harry(1997) and Celebrity (1998) and scripts for two versions of a one-act play entitled \Central Park West\ (1995). Also present is the original script (1998) for Sweet and Lowdown, a film released in 1999.An addition in 2007 consists of fourteen archival boxes containing several autograph or original typed manuscripts for screenplays, books, and essays, including the movies Match Point (2005), Cassandra's Dream (2007), and Midnight in Barcelona, retitled Vicky Cristina Barcelona when it was released in 2008. Also included is one archival box of correspondence with publishers, copyright agreements and permissions for Allen's work, off-prints, and one archival box of printed material.A later addition in late 2007 / early 2008 includes eight archival boxes of film and theater scripts along with two archival boxes containing an assortment of video cassette tapes and two long play vinyl records.An addition to the papers in April 2008 consists of two archival boxes containing galley proofs of Allen's 2007 books, Mere Anarchy and The Insanity Defense, with a few autograph corrections by the author.An addition to the papers in May 2012 consists of three archival boxes of drafts of screenplays for Midnight in Paris (2011), You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger (2010), Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008) and To Rome with Love (2012). Also includes articles and short stories which appeared in The New Yorker and Zoetrope: All-Story from 2008-2012, and one stage play entitled Honeymoon Motel.