"Mr. Congressman" Original Screenplay and Photographs
This collection consists of the original screenplay and set photographs for the 1952 film "Mr. Congressman," which later became known as Washington Story. The filmed was directed by Robert Pirosh and starred Van Johnson and Patricia Neal.
The screenplay, which belonged to Pirosh, is bound and includes photographs from set. Additionall included ar 14 loose black and white photographs of the film's set, actors, and crew.
The material in this collection is in English.
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0.25 Linear Feet (1 quarter box)
This collection consists of the original screenplay and set photographs for the 1952 film "Mr. Congressman," which later became known as Washington Story.
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.