Arthur A. Ross Papers
The Arthur A. Ross Productions Archive consists of approximately twelve linear feet of archival boxes, nine notebooks and one oversized file drawer. The papers date from 1943-1965. The material is divided into three sections: slides and water color paintings associated with Ross productions and centering mainly on the movies "The Great Race" and "Harold Lloyd's World of Comedy"; scripts written by Ross for motion pictures ("The Great Race", "A Fine Madness", "Harold Lloyd's World of Comedy"), television programs ("Kraft Mystery Theatre", "Peter Gunn", "Alfred Hitchcock Hour") and radio programs (Including three sound recordings of "Suspense" radio plays) as well as various produced and unproduced scripts and short stories and unpublished novels written by Ross; a large number of motion picture and miscellaneous photographs not associated with Ross Productions.
- Ross, Arthur A. (Person)
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This collection is open for research.
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12.00 linear feet
Photographs: Boxes 10-22; Slides: Box 1; Audio: Box 24 other_unmapped
Motion picture and television script writer. Slides, watercolor paintings, scripts, screenplays, short stories and novels by Ross; photographs, three recordings.
Biographical or Historical Information
Kerry A. Shermer, February 1994
Method of Acquisition
This collection, along with three other private Hollywood memorabilia collections from the offices of Robert Blees, Albert J. Cohen and David Swift, was acquired largely through the efforts of University of Iowa associate professor Raymond Fielding in the mid 1960's. These papers were donated to the University of Iowa Libraries by Mr. Ross in 1966. Copyright remains with his heirs.
- 20th century
- Alfred Hitchcock Hour
- American drama
- Detective and mystery television programs
- Dramatists, Playwrights, & Scriptwriters for Television & Screen
- English & American Literature
- Film & Television Writing and Directing
- Fine madness (Motion picture)
- Great race (Motion picture)
- Kraft mystery theatre (Television program : 1961-1963)
- Motion picture actors and actresses
- Motion pictures
- Peter Gunn (Television program)
- Radio scripts
- Slides (photographs)
- Sound recordings
- Study of Theatre Arts and Popular Culture
- Television programs
- Television writers
- Writers Archive at Iowa
- Language of description