Sklar, George (1908-1998)
Scope:
The George Sklar collection consists of manuscripts, printed material, correspondence, and other material.

The collection contains many manuscripts in various genres including novels, plays, screen plays and treatments, short stories, radio scripts, articles, and speeches, as well as several unfinished projects. Most of the works in the collection include several drafts, pages of notes, revisions, discarded pages, and final drafts. Manuscript material is substantial for the novels The Identity of Dr. Frazier (1962), The Two Worlds of Johnny Truro (1947), The Promising Young Men (1951), as well as the stage plays And People All Around (1967), Brown Pelican (1974), and Merry Go Round, written by Sklar and Albert Maltz in 1932.

Correspondence mainly consists of professional letters between Sklar and various agents, producers, and publishers regarding contracts, publicity, and other business dealings, dating from 1932 to 1984. Notable correspondents include Robert Anderson, Vera Caspary, Gregory Ratoff, Jerry Lawrence, Hume Cronyn, and Senator Robert W. Kenny.

The collection also contains extensive printed material, including several of Sklar's published short works, personal copies of books and magazines, playbills, reviews of Sklar's plays and novels, transcripts of interviews, and several books and critical pieces regarding Sklar and his work. The collection also contains several of Sklar's personal diaries and day books dated 1928 to 1988; and various publicity items for Sklar's plays, including posters, flyers, and other advertisements. In addition, the collection contains several photographs of Skalr at various points in his life as well as some memorabilia and printed materials from Sklar's years in high school.
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Notable Figures
1. Sklar, George
Associated Subjects
1. The Hollywood Ten and the Blacklist Era Subject Guide
2. Novelists
3. Authors, American
4. Dramatists
5. American drama -- 20th century
6. American literature--20th century