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The Subject Was Roses Original Screenplay

Identifier: MS-3835

The Subject Was Roses original screenplay for the 1968 film based on Frank D. Gilroy's play.


  • 1968


The material in this collection is in English.

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The Subject Was Roses original screenplay for the 1968 film based on Frank D. Gilroy's play.

Biographical/Historical Note

The Subject Was Roses is a film based on Frank D. Gilroy’s 1964 Pulitzer Prize-winning play of the same name. The film stars Martin Sheen, Patricia Neal, and Jack Albertson.

Patricia Neal was born in Packard, Kentucky, on January 20, 1926. She is the daughter of William Burdette and Eura Petrey Neal. Neal grew up in Knoxville, Tennessee, where she attended Knoxville High School and then continued her studies of acting at Northwestern University. Her first job was on Broadway as an understudy and eventually became a leading lady on the stage. In 1947, Neal won a Tony Award for her role in the Broadway play Another Part of the Forest. Neal then moved to motion pictures and some of her first roles were in the movies The Voice of the Turtle, The Hasty Heart, and The Fountainhead. Neal won an Academy Award for Best Actress in 1963 for her role in the movie Hud starring Neal and Paul Newman. She continued to work until up until her death on August 10, 2010.

Related Materials

Interested researchers may wish to consult:

  1. MS-3707, The Fountainhead Movie Ephemera Collection
  2. MS-3736, The Fountainhead Photograph Collection
  3. MS-3759, The Day the Earth Stood Still Pressbook
  4. MS-3765, The Hasty Heart Photograph
  5. MS-3766, The Fountainhead Photograph
  6. MS-3845, "Gipsy House" Original Teleplay Screenplay
  7. MS-3859, Patricia Neal Photographs and Weekend with Father Screenplay
  8. MS-3877, "Mr. Congressman" Original Screenplay and Photographs
  9. MS-3916, Patricia Neal Screenplays

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