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Screenplay for Tennessee Johnson

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3833

This collection includes a screenplay of Andrew Johnson: The Man on America’s Conscience, later Tennessee Johnson from 1942. The screenplay is actor Van Heflin’s copy and includes personal notations written throughout. It is 157 pages with revision pages added throughout the script.

Dates

  • 1942 May 2-June 28

Language

The material in this collection is in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 2 business days are 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.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet (1 folder)

Abstract

A screenplay of Andrew Johnson: The Man on America’s Conscience, later Tennessee Johnson from 1942.

Biographical/Historical Note

Andrew Johnson: The Man on America's Conscience, or Tennessee Johnson, is a film by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. The film is based on a story written by Milton Gunzburg (1910-1991) and Alvin Meyers.The film tells the biographical story of Johnson, from his first arrival as a tailor’s apprentice in Greeneville, Tennessee to the White House and his impeachment. The film is directed by William Dieterle (1893-1972) with screenwriters John L. Balderston (1889-1954) and Wells Root (1900-1993). Actors included Van Heflin (1908-1971), Lionel Barrymore (1878-1954), Ruth Hussey (1911-2005), and Marjorie Main (1890-1975).

Arrangement

This collection is in one folder.

Repository Details

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

Contact:
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480