Robbins, Harold (1916-1997)
Scope:
The Harold Robbins collection consists of manuscripts and other items.

Manuscripts in the collection consist of manuscripts of novels by Robbins. Most of these manuscripts are quite lengthy and consist of six or more drafts, in addition to some screenplay adaptations of the books.

Titles include Never Love a Stranger (Knopf, 1948); The Dream Merchants (Knopf, 1949); A Stone For Danny Fisher (Knopf, 1952); Never Leave Me (Knopf, 1953); 79 Park Avenue (Knopf, 1953); Stiletto (Dell, 1960); The Carpetbaggers (Trident Press, 1961); Where Love Has Gone (Trident Press, 1962); The Adventurers (Simon and Schuster, 1966); The Inheritors (Trident Press, 1969); Memories of Another Day (Simon and Schuster, 1979); Goodbye Janette (Simon and Schuster, 1981); Spellbinder (Simon and Schuster, 1982); Descent From Xanadu (Simon and Schuster, 1984); The Storyteller (Simon and Schuster, 1985); The Piranhas (Simon and Schuster, 1986); and The Predators (Forge, 1998, posthumously published).

Other manuscripts by Robbins include his screenplay Empire (1984); the unpublished book But One Life ; and several stories and essays written under Robbins' real name, F. H. Rubin.

Manuscripts by others in the collection include a play version of A Stone for Danny Fisher, by Leonard Kantor; and a screenplay adaptation of The Carpetbaggers, by John Michael Hayes.

Other items in the collection include two movie stills from Joseph E. Levine’s film production of The Carpetbaggers (1964); photographs of proposed covers for paperback re-issues of Robbins' books (1969); VIP mailing list for The Carpetbaggers ; letter from Ammi Keller regarding page proofs and posthumous publication of The Predators (1998); research files regarding Spellbinder and Piranhas ; The World of Harold Robbins, promotional booklet; magazines mentioning Robbins or his work (1989-1990), including Vanity Fair, Time, Playboy, and The New York Times Magazine ; Stiletto dust jacket; two advertising posters for The Adventurers ; dust jacket artwork and advertising brochures for A Stone For Danny Fisher ; a 1962 itinerary for Robbins and his wife; preliminary budget for film of Never Love A Stranger ; phonograph record of song “Never Love A Stranger”; and an audio recording labeled “5399 Virgo Productions.”

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Notable Figures
1. Robbins, Harold, 1916-1997
Associated Subjects
1. Literary Collections Subject Guide
2. Authors, American
3. Novelists, American
4. Fiction