Andrews, Robert Hardy (1908-1999)
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The Robert Hardy Andrews collection includes manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, professional material, scrapbooks, printed material, financial material, research material, audio, and film.

Manuscripts of book-length works in the collection include Burning Gold (novel, Doubleday, Doran, 1945), Legend of a Lady: The Story of Rita Martin (Coward, 1950), Great Day in the Morning (novel, Coward, 1950), Search for a Scoundrel (unfinished, ca. 1961), The Unbeliever (biography of Buddha, Doubleday, ca. 1963), The Devil Makes Two (unfinished, ca. 1967), A Lamp for India: The Story of Madame Pandit (Prentice-Hall, 1967), Of Victory and Fortune (date unknown), The Fire of Fools (date unknown), and So You’re Going to Vietnam (date unknown). The collection also includes reviews of Andrews’s autobiography A Corner of Chicago (Little, Brown, 1963).

Screenplays in the collection include Play, Boys (1937), Meet Dr. Christian (1938), Wizard of Death (1938), Death Over Warsaw (1939), Lady from New Orleans (1939), My Wild Irish Rose (1940), Girls of the Road (Columbia, 1940), Road to Happiness (Monogram, 1942), story and outline for The Mayor of 44th Street (R.K.O., 1942), Bataan (M-G-M, 1943), Salute to the Marines (M-G-M, 1943), Footprints in the Sky (1943), The Hairy Ape (United Artists, 1944), The Cross of Lorraine (M-G-M, 1944), Church of the Good Thief (1944), Malta (1944), School for Brides (with Barry Trivere, 1945), Duke of New Orleans (1946), The 49ers (1947), It Still Gets Dark (1947), The Man from Colorado (Columbia, 1948), Bagdad (Universal, 1949), Bad Boy (Allied Artists, 1949), I Married a Communist (titled The Woman on Pier 13 in the U.K.; R.K.O., 1949), The Johnny Broderick Story (1949-1950), The Kid from Texas (Universal, 1950), The Tanks are Coming (Warner Brothers, 1951), Best of the Badmen (R.K.O., 1951), The Half-Breed (R.K.O., 1952), The Wayfarer (1955), On Guard for Pakistan (1957), Girls’ Town (story, M-G-M, 1959), Tarzan Goes to India (M-G-M, 1962), If This Be Treason (1963), Luck is a Thing With Wings (1963), Khyber Pass (1966), and Wa Islamah . Several scripts are undated and may or may not have been produced; these include The True Love Story of Little Big Mouth, Sitting on the Right Side, Thieves Like Us (filmed as Your Red Wagon ), The Unbeliever, The Lawyer Time-Bomb, The Conqueror, The Last Conquest (unfinished), Pilot No. 5, Private Mary Smith, U.S.A. (with Milton M. Raison), Stephen Crane’s The Red Badge of Courage, and A Thousand Shall Fall .

The majority of teleplays in the collection were written for the series Death Valley Days . These include the episodes “Bread on the Desert” (season 16, episode 4, 1967), “Lost Sheep in Trinidad” (season 16, episode 6, 1968), “The Saga of Sadie Orchard” (season 16, episode 7, 1968), “Out of the Valley of Death” (season 16, episode 14, 1968), “The Leprechaun of Last Chance Gulch” (season 17, episode 2, 1968), and “The Man Who Planted Gold in California” (season 18, episode 18, 1970). Other teleplays include the Thriller episodes “Fingers of Fear” and “The Poisoner” (1960) as well as the 87th Precinct episode “Square Cop” (1961). Scripts for films for television include The Bride Who Died Twice (1961), No One Lives Forever, and Devil at His Heels .

Radio scripts include work for the series Big Town (1940), March of Time (1942) and Aunt Jenny .

Also included are several articles for such publications as The Los Angeles Times, Catholic Digest, Chicago Sun Times, Reader’s Digest, Mankind, Columbia, Photoplay, Book Week, Status, Pakistan Quarterly, The New Yorker, and The Chicago Daily News .
There are several additional manuscripts in the collection, including short stories, poems, articles, essays, book reviews, notes, outlines, synopses, and various other miscellaneous writings.

Correspondence in the collection is mostly professional in nature, and is quite extensive, spanning Andrews’s entire career. Notable correspondents from the arts include Bing Crosby, Robert Hemenway, Hedda Hopper, Art Linkletter, Louella Parsons, Mary Pickford, James Thurber, Franchot Tone, Walter Wanger, and Walter Winchell. Notable correspondents from public affairs include Chester Bowles, Tom Dooley, J. W. Fulbright, Hubert H. Humphrey, Dean Rusk, Pierre Salinger, Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., and Sam Yorty. Notable Indian and Pakistani correspondents include P. K. Banerjee, Ali Yavor Jung, M. Asghar Khan, Krishna P. S. Menon, B. K. Nehru, Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit, Nayantara Sahgal, and Brigraj Singh.

Photographs in the collection includes several images of Andrews, from glossy studio photos taken in 1930 through images from the 1970s. Notable figures include Don Ameche, Tom Dooley, and the Nehru family and associated persons.

Printed material in the collection includes numerous newspaper and magazine articles written by Andrews, including “Three Girls Lost,” a series which appeared in The Chicago Daily News (1930) and later became a film written by Andrews, and his many articles regarding Indian and Pakistani affairs. Also included are page proofs of several book-length works and articles, as well as reviews and clippings regarding Andrews. There are also several film reviews, publicity clippings, printed versions of writings by Andrews.

Film reels include Little Big Mouth, starring Barbara Stanwyck, “Los Angeles / Bombay Sister City Delegation Tour,” and five reels of home movies.

Other material in the collection includes appointment books, financial records, invitations, programs, contracts, two audio recordings (reel-to-reel magnetic tape) of Andrews’s radio work, a scrapbook, and research material for unpublished books regarding the Taj Mahal and the Dalai Lama.
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Notable Figures
1. Andrews, Robert Hardy, 1908-1999
Associated Subjects
1. Literary Collections Subject Guide
2. Theatre and Film Subject Guide
3. Television Subject Guide
4. Indian, Pakistani, and Bangladeshi Collections Subject Guide
5. Short stories
6. Motion picture consultants – United States
7. Poems
8. Authors, American
9. Motion picture authorship – United States
10. Journalists -- United States
11. United States – Politics and government – 20th century
12. Motion picture producers and directors – United States
13. Screenplays
14. Novels
15. Motion pictures – Production and direction
16. Radio – Production and direction
17. Scripts
18. Television journalists – United States
19. American literature--20th century
20. Radio authorship – United States
21. Scrapbooks
22. Fiction
23. Audiotapes
24. Motion pictures