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"Mr. Congressman" Original Screenplay and Photographs

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3877

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.

Dates

  • 1951-1952

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

0.25 Linear Feet (1 quarter box)

Abstract

This collection consists of the original screenplay and set photographs for the 1952 film "Mr. Congressman," which later became known as Washington Story.

Biographical/Historical Note

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-3835, The Subject Was Roses Original Screenplay
  7. MS-3845, "Gipsy House" Original Teleplay Screenplay
  8. MS-3859, Patricia Neal Photographs and Weekend with Father Screenplay
  9. MS-3916, Patricia Neal Screenplays

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