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Murder by death : screenplay and shooting calls

Identifier: MSS 0099-F0937

Scope and Content Note

A mechanically reproduced typescript of Neil Simon's second draft of his screenplay, Murder by Death, which has laid in three shooting call sheets.

The typescript includes twelve pages of revisions which, though inserted at the end, are meant to replace pages in the main body of the script. These pages of revision are in addition to the blue sheets of revisions which appear throughout the script and are labeled by stage of revision (first through fourth) and dated. The script is brad-bound in gray production company wrappers which are stenciled with the title, "second draft," the date (July 7, 1975), and "property of Rastar Films."

All three of the Columbia Pictures shooting calls bear holograph check marks, notes, or changes. Of the three shooting call sheets, two are dated October 20, 1975, and one is dated October 24, 1975.


  • Creation: 1975


Language of Materials

Materials entirely in English.

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Use of materials from this collection beyond the exceptions provided for in the Fair Use and Educational Use clauses of the U.S. Copyright Law may violate federal law. Permission to publish or reproduce is required from the copyright holder. Please contact Special Collections, University of Delaware Library,

Neil Simon (1927- )

Award-winning American playwright Neil Simon was born July 4, 1927, in the Bronx, New York.

"Neil Simon." Contemporary Authors Online (reproduced in Biography In Context). (accessed May 1, 2013).


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A mechanically reproduced typescript of the second draft of Neil Simon's screenplay, Murder by Death, which has laid in three shooting call sheets.


Purchase, January 2013.

Related Materials in this Repository

This item forms part of MSS 0099 Miscellaneous Literary and Historical Manuscripts.

MSS 0485, Richard Hoffman Neil Simon collection.

Shelving Summary

Box 64, F0937: Shelved in SPEC MSS 0099 manuscript boxes.

OCLC Number


Processed and encoded by Anita Wellner, May 2013. Further encoded by George Apodaca, October 2015.


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2013 May 1
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