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Original Screenplay of A Tanglewood Story

Identifier: MS-3760

This collection consists of a two-page typescript synopsis with holograph pencil notations, and the original script from the unproduced film, A Tanglewood Story. James Agee and Howard Taubman co-wrote the film. This was one of Agee's final projects before his fatal heart attack in 1955.


  • circa 1954


The material in this collection is in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Manuscript and University Archives collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 24 hours is needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.


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Biographical/Historical Note

A Tanglewood Story was written by James Agee and Howard Taubman. The story was set in an unnamed city and in Tanglewood, Massachusetts. The film is about how an aspiring young composer struggles to make a name for himself and navigate a difficult relationship with another musician.


This collection consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

This collection was purchased in 2014 by Special Collections.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA