William Murray Papers, 1926-2005 (MSS 0691)

Restrictions: Audiorecordings in Series 5 are restricted. Researchers must request a listening copy to be produced.

Extent: 12.4 Linear feet (31 archives boxes)

Papers of William Murray, noted The New Yorker writer and published novelist. Materials document the literary and professional career of California-based writer noted for his mystery fiction and contemporary feature writing. The collection contains correspondence, both professional and personal; typescripts and drafts of published and unpublished literary works; appointment books and notebooks; biographical materials; and audiorecordings of his interviews, notes, and readings.

William Murray, born in New York City on April 8, 1926, was the only child of William Murray, head of the New York branch of William Morris talent agency and Danesi Murray, an Italian actress, opera singer, and publisher. At age 6 months, after his parents divorced, Murray moved with his mother to Rome, Italy; he returned to the United States at the age of 8. He attended Phillips Exeter Academy from 1942-1943, and, after graduating, he enrolled at Harvard, where he developed his interest in opera and singing. After college, he spent time in the Army Air Force and qualified for the GI Bill. He returned to Italy shortly after to pursue his opera career; when he lost his voice temporarily, he turned to fiction and journalism. Already a freelance writer and a stringer for TIME, he acquired his first professional job in the fiction department at the THE NEW YORKER in 1956 and continued as a staff writer for more than thirty years.

Murray married Doris Rogers in 1952, settled in New York, and then relocated to Rome at the end of 1961. Already a regular contributor to The New Yorker with the "Letter from Italy" column, he then publishedFugitive Romans (1954) andBest Seller (1957). By 1966, the Murray family, with two daughters and a son, moved to California, settling in Malibu and then Del Mar. He and Doris Rogers divorced in 1972; he married Alice Bigbee in 1975.

Murray's parents had divorced in 1936, shortly after his mother began an almost forty-year relationship with Janet Flanner, American writer and journalist who served as the Paris correspondent of The New Yorker. In Janet, My Mother, and Me: A Memoir of Growing Up with Janet Flanner and Natalia Danesi Murray, published in 2000, Murray tells the story of the relationship between his mother and Flanner who helped raised him during his teenage years.

After moving to California, Murray wrote his noted mystery series set at the Del Mar racetrack, featuring his characters, "Shifty Lou Anderson" and his gambler sidekick "Jay Fox" with Tip on a Dead Crab (1985), When the Fat Man Sings (1987), The King of the Nightcap (1989), I'm Getting Killed Right Here (1991), Now You See Her, Now You Don't (1994), and A Fine Italian Hand (1996).

Murray contributed to more than thirty magazines and newspapers on travel, horseracing, gambling, and California lifestyle. He also published books and articles on Italy and Italian culture with Italy: The Fatal Gift (1982) and The Last Italian: Portrait of a People (1991). Murray also wrote plays, including translations of Luigi Pirandello's "Naked"; essays; reviews of theatre and music; and television scripts.

William Murray died March 9, 2005, in Manhattan.

The papers reflect the literary career of published novelist and journalist William Murray. The collection includes personal and professional correspondence; typescripts for published books, magazine, and newspaper articles; and appointment books and notebooks. The materials also contain photographs, biographical memorabilia and audiorecordings. The papers are arranged in five series: 1) CORRESPONDENCE, 2) WRITINGS BY WILLIAM MURRAY, 3) APPOINTMENT BOOKS AND NOTEBOOKS, 4) BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS, and 5) AUDIORECORDINGS.

SERIES 1: CORRESPONDENCE

The CORRESPONDENCE series is arranged in three subseries: A) Chronological, B) Alphabetical and C) Family.

A) The Chronlogical correspondence documents mostly business related letters written to and from William Murray to book publishers, friends, and editors of magazines. The dates range from 1949-2004.

B) The Alphabetical subseries contains correspondence with Murray's various literary agents, including Helen Brann and Morton Leavy.

C) The Family correspondence represents letter to and from William Murray to his mother, Natalia Danesi, and father, William. Of particular note is correspondence written from writer, Janet Flanner to Natalia Danesi Murray. The letters are arranged by date.

SERIES 2: WRITINGS BY WILLIAM MURRAY

The WRITINGS series is arranged in six subseries: A) Books, B) Magazine Articles, C) Plays, D) Television Scripts, E) Essays, and F) Unpublished Manuscripts.

A) The Books are divided into published manuscripts and miscellaneous manuscripts; the latter includes unpublished manuscripts and preliminary contract agreements. The published manuscripts, arranged chronologically, contain typescript drafts, page proofs, and book reviews. Materials include the typescripts for Fortissimo: Backstage at the Opera with Sacred Monsters and Young Singers, published posthumously in September, 2005.

B) The Articles are arranged by title of publication and subsequent articles by date. The bulk of the collection represent The New Yorker,New West, and theLos Angeles Times West magazines. Murray wrote both monthly columns, feature articles, and reviews for book, film, music, and live theater for over thirty magazines and newspapers.

C) Murray adapted several plays by Luigi Pirandello between 1966 and 1979. The materials include playscripts for both original and translated plays including "Naked", "Ave Caesar", and the "Killing Touch", and are arranged alphabetially by title. In addition, Murray wrote several television scripts for syndicated on air shows, with "Malibu" adapted into a mini-series.

D) The Essays, arranged alphabetically, are published and unpublished short non-fiction typescripts including "Theory and Practice of Editing" written for The New Yorker magazine.

E) Arranged alphabetically, the Unpublished Manuscripts are typescripts of feature writings and interviews dated between 1962-2002.

SERIES 3: APPOINTMENT BOOKS AND NOTEBOOKS

The folders in series 3 contain bound calendar appointment books annotated with notes and schedules and steno notebooks containing handwritten notes, story leads, and ideas for feature writings.

SERIES 4: BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS

The BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS is arranged in two subseries: A) Photographs and B) Miscellaneous Materials. The photographs represent Janet Flanner, Natalia Danesi Murray, and the William Murray family, arranged by name. The Miscellaneous Materials include articles, memorabilia from Murray's early childhood and participation in local theater, and newspapers clippings about Natalia Danesi.

SERIES 5: AUDIORECORDINGS

The AUDIORECORDINGS series contains audiocassette recordings of interviews conducted for background research for Janet, My Mother, and Me. The interviewees include Phil Hamburger, Maurice Grosser, and Doda Conrad. The collection also includes a taped lecture given by Murray at University of California, Riverside. The tapes are arranged by date.

Container List

Correspondence

Chronological

Box: 1 Folder: 1
1949-1962
Box: 1 Folder: 2
1964-1965
Box: 1 Folder: 3
1966-1967
Box: 1 Folder: 4
1968-1969
Box: 1 Folder: 5
1970
Box: 1 Folder: 6
1971
Box: 1 Folder: 7
January-September, 1972
Box: 1 Folder: 8
October, 1972-1973
Box: 1 Folder: 9
1974
Box: 1 Folder: 10
1975
Box: 1 Folder: 11
1976
Box: 1 Folder: 12
1977
Box: 2 Folder: 1
1978
Box: 2 Folder: 2
1979
Box: 2 Folder: 3
1980
Box: 2 Folder: 4
1981
Box: 2 Folder: 5
1982
Box: 2 Folder: 6
1983
Box: 2 Folder: 7
1984
Box: 2 Folder: 8
1985
Box: 3 Folder: 1
1986
Box: 3 Folder: 2
1987
Box: 3 Folder: 3
1988
Box: 3 Folder: 4
1989
Box: 3 Folder: 5
1990-1991
Box: 3 Folder: 6
1992
Box: 3 Folder: 7
1993
Box: 4 Folder: 1
1994
Box: 4 Folder: 2
1995
Box: 4 Folder: 3
1996
Box: 4 Folder: 4
1997
Box: 4 Folder: 5
1998
Box: 4 Folder: 6
1999
Box: 4 Folder: 7
2000
Box: 4 Folder: 8
2001-2002
Box: 5 Folder: 1
2003-2004

Alphabetical

Box: 5 Folder: 2
Brann, Helen, 1982-1985
Box: 5 Folder: 3
Cole, Toby - Includes correspondence concerning Pirandello plays , 1984-1986
Box: 5 Folder: 4
Irwin, Barry - Includes correspondence concerning sale of horse "Prevoyante" , 1984-1985
Box: 5 Folder: 5
Leavy, Morton L., 1979-1982
Box: 5 Folder: 6
Lescher, Robert, 1949-1975
Box: 5 Folder: 7
Playboy (Italian version), 1970-1972

Family

Box: 5 Folder: 8
William Murray to Natalia Danesi Murray, 1934-1962
Box: 5 Folder: 9
Correspondence sent to Natalia Danesi Murray, 1943-1962
Box: 5 Folder: 10
Janet Flanner to Natalia Danesi Murray, 1947-1955
Box: 5 Folder: 11
William Murray Sr. to and from Natalia Danesi Murray, 1947
Box: 5 Folder: 12
William Murray Sr. to William Murray , 1948-1949
Box: 5 Folder: 13
Doris Rogers to William Murray, 1952-1955

Writings By William Murray

Books

Published Manuscripts

Box: 5 Folder: 14
Fugitive Roman (1954) - Book contract, 1954
Box: 5 Folder: 15
Best Seller (1957) - Copyright renewal registration, 1985
Box: 6 Folder: 1
Sweet Ride (1967) - Correspondence and book reviews, 1965-1968
Box: 6 Folder: 2
Americano (1968) - Reviews and correspondence, 1964-1968
Box: 6 Folder: 3
Previews of Coming Attractions (1970) - Correspondence and book reviews, 1970
Dream Girls (1972)
Box: 6 Folder: 4
Contract and promotional materials - Includes correspondence with publishers, 1971 - 1972
Box: 6 Folder: 5
Publicity material and book reviews, 1972
Box: 6 Folder: 6
Killing Touch (1974) - Contract and book reviews and includes correspondence, 1973-1974
Box: 6 Folder: 7
Horse Fever (1976) - Book reviews and promotional materials and includes correspondence, 1976
Box: 6 Folder: 8
Stryker (1978) - Written by Chuck Scarborough, aided by William Murray - Includes correspondence and book reviews
Box: 6 Folder: 9
Malibu (1979) - Book reviews - Includes promotional materials and correspondence, 1979-1980
Box: 6 Folder: 10
Mymidon Project (1980) - Authored with Chuck Scarborough - Includes publication contract and correspondence , 1979-1980
King of the Nightcap (1989)
Box: 6 Folder: 11
Book reviews, 1989 - 1990
Box: 6 Folder: 12
Talk, Bookworks, August 23, 1989
Getaway Blues (1990)
Typescript draft
Box: 7 Folder: 1
Part 1
Box: 7 Folder: 2
Part 2
I'm Getting Killed Right Here (1991)
Typescript draft
Box: 7 Folder: 3
Part 1
Box: 7 Folder: 4
Part 2
First proof reader's set copy
Box: 7 Folder: 5
Part 1, 1991
Box: 7 Folder: 6
Part 2
Box: 8 Folder: 1
Part 2 - Second copy
Box: 8 Folder: 2
Book review, 1991 - 1992
Box: 8 Folder: 3
Last Italian: Portrait of a People (1991) - Book reviews, 1991-1993
Wrong Horse: An Odyssey through the American Racing Scene (1992)
Typescript draft with edits
Box: 8 Folder: 4
Part 1
Box: 8 Folder: 5
Part 2
Box: 8 Folder: 6
Book reviews, 1992
We're Off to See the Killer (1993)
Typescript draft
Box: 8 Folder: 7
Part 1
Box: 8 Folder: 8
Part 2
Box: 8 Folder: 9
Book reviews - Includes draft and book cover, 1993
Now You See Her, Now You Don't (1994)
Typescript draft with edits
Box: 9 Folder: 1
Part 1, 1994
Box: 9 Folder: 2
Part 2, 1994
Author's proofs
Box: 9 Folder: 3
Part 1, 1994
Box: 9 Folder: 4
Part 2, 1994
Page proof
Box: 9 Folder: 5
Part 1, 1994
Box: 9 Folder: 6
Part 2, 1994
Box: 9 Folder: 7
Book reviews, 1994 - 1995
Fine Italian Hand (1996)
Typescript draft
Box: 10 Folder: 1
Part 1 - Partial
Box: 10 Folder: 2
Part 2
City of the Soul (2002)
Box: 10 Folder: 3
Master proof, 2002
Box: 10 Folder: 4
Rough page proofs, 2002
Box: 10 Folder: 5
Book reviews - Includes contact sheet, 2002
Dead Heat (2005)
Handwritten manuscript
Box: 10 Folder: 6
Part 1
Box: 10 Folder: 7
Part 2
Typescript draft
Box: 11 Folder: 1
Part 1, 2005
Box: 11 Folder: 2
Part 2, 2005
Final draft
Box: 11 Folder: 3
Part 1 - Includes outline,, 2005
Box: 11 Folder: 4
Part 2, 2005
Fortissimo: Backstage at the Opera with Sacred Monsters and Young Singers (2005)
First typescript draft
Box: 11 Folder: 5
Part 1
Box: 11 Folder: 6
Part 2, 2005
Typescript draft with edits
Box: 12 Folder: 1
Part 1
Box: 12 Folder: 2
Part 2
Final typescript
Box: 12 Folder: 3
Part 1, 2004
Box: 12 Folder: 4
Part 2, 2004
Author's page proof with edits
Box: 12 Folder: 5
Part 1
Box: 12 Folder: 6
Part 2

Miscellaneous Manuscripts

Box: 12 Folder: 7
"Devil's Island" - Contract, 1961
Box: 12 Folder: 8
"Falcone Affair" - Correspondence - Includes chapter typescript for unpublished manuscript, 1983-1986
Box: 13 Folder: 1
"Grimaldis - Monaco" - Correspondence, 1986-1987

Articles

THE NEW YORKER

Box: 13 Folder: 2
"Slot Machines and Repose", April 29, 1950
Box: 13 Folder: 3
"Action in the Desert", May 13, 1950
Box: 13 Folder: 4
"Out Far-Flung Correspondents", March 27, 1954
Box: 13 Folder: 5
"Mustang Buzzers - I", April 3, 1954
Box: 13 Folder: 6
"Mustang Buzzers - II", April 10, 1954
Box: 13 Folder: 7
"Lake of the Cui-ui Eaters - I", January 1, 1955
Box: 13 Folder: 8
"Lake of the Cui-ui Eaters - II", January 8, 1955
Box: 13 Folder: 9
"Lake of the Cui-ui Eaters - III", January 15, 1955
Box: 13 Folder: 10
"Lake of the Cui-ui Eaters - IV", January 22, 1955
Box: 13 Folder: 11
"L'Americano", March 7, 1964
Box: 13 Folder: 12
"Letter from Rome", September 9, 1972
Box: 13 Folder: 13
"Our Far-Flung Correspondents", September 16, 1972
Box: 13 Folder: 14
"Letter from Rome", April 8, 1974
Box: 13 Folder: 15
"Letter from Naples", May 1, 1974
Box: 13 Folder: 16
"Letter from Selvole", October 7, 1974
Box: 13 Folder: 17
"Letter from Rome", August 9, 1976
Box: 13 Folder: 18
"Letter from Rome", January 16, 1978
Box: 13 Folder: 19
"Letter from Rome", July 17, 1978
Box: 13 Folder: 20
"Letter from Rome", September 15, 1980
Box: 13 Folder: 21
"Letter from Rome", August 17, 1981
Box: 13 Folder: 22
"Letter from Naples", December 14, 1981
Box: 13 Folder: 23
"Sporting Scene: Forza, Italia!", August 22, 1983
Box: 13 Folder: 24
"Letter from Rome", December 26, 1983
Box: 13 Folder: 25
"Letter from Rome", July 22, 1985
Box: 13 Folder: 26
"Letter from Venice", May 12, 1986
Box: 13 Folder: 27
"Twins", December 29, 1986
Box: 13 Folder: 28
"Letter from Sperlonga", March 30, 1987
Box: 13 Folder: 29
"Italians in the Garden", June 1, 1987
Box: 13 Folder: 30
"Letter from Monaco", October 5, 1987
Box: 13 Folder: 31
"Letter from Rome", August 22, 1988
Box: 13 Folder: 32
"Letter from Cassino", May 15, 1989
Box: 13 Folder: 33
"To the Left of Zero", July 31, 1989
Box: 13 Folder: 34
"Easy Way"
Box: 13 Folder: 35
"Tonight It's Butterfly!"

NEW WEST

Box: 14 Folder: 1
"Theatre" - Column, 1976-1980
Box: 14 Folder: 2
"Del Mar: A Summer with the Horses", July 5, 1976
Box: 14 Folder: 3
"Ken Norton Could Be the First Black Middle-Class Champion", September 27, 1976
Box: 14 Folder: 4
"Trapped in the Box", April 11, 1977
Box: 14 Folder: 5
"How They Took Lisa's House Away", May 9, 1977
Box: 14 Folder: 6
"Making It at a Celebrity Playground", July 4, 1977
Box: 14 Folder: 7
"Tennis for Love and Money", August 15, 1977
Box: 14 Folder: 8
"Minor Issue of Major Concern", November 7, 1977
Box: 14 Folder: 9
"You Can Take a White Horse Anywhere", April 10, 1978
Box: 14 Folder: 10
"Mexico: Journey Into the Yucatan", August 14, 1978
Box: 14 Folder: 11
"Capobianco Con Brio!", October 9, 1978
Box: 14 Folder: 12
"Tonight, Let It Be Lohengrin"
Box: 14 Folder: 13
"Secrets of a Close-Up Magician", October 8, 1979
Box: 14 Folder: 14
"Janet Flanner Remembered", December 3, 1979
Box: 14 Folder: 15
"He Nixed Pick Six Till Tix Clicked", December 1, 1980
Box: 14 Folder: 16
"San Diego", March, 1981
Box: 14 Folder: 17
"Sports"

LOS ANGELES TIMES WEST MAGAZINE

Box: 14 Folder: 18
"Swinging Singles", April 2, 1967
Box: 14 Folder: 19
"Jack Hanson, the Man Behind the Daisy", April 16, 1967
Box: 14 Folder: 20
"Bucking the Tiger in Nevada", October 8, 1967
Box: 14 Folder: 21
"Won't You Come Home, Paul Getty?", October 22, 1967
Box: 14 Folder: 22
"Golf is About the Only Way You Can Swing in Palm Springs", March 3, 1968
Box: 14 Folder: 23
"Lake from Time Unremembered"
Box: 14 Folder: 24
"Life and Luck Along the Clubhouse Turn", July 6, 1969
Box: 14 Folder: 25
"Col. Griffith's Great Green Gift", August 31, 1969
Box: 14 Folder: 26
"L.A. County Fair", September 7, 1969
Box: 14 Folder: 27
"Genevieve Bujold: The Smell of Love", January 4, 1970
Box: 14 Folder: 28
"Doc Strub's Place", March 8, 1970
Box: 14 Folder: 29
"Nous Sommes en France...But First Let's Eat!", April 19, 1970
Box: 14 Folder: 30
"Coming Up on the Outside", June 28, 1970
Box: 14 Folder: 31
"LAX", August 9, 1970
Box: 14 Folder: 32
"Whole Ball of Wax"

LOS ANGELES TIMES MAGAZINE

Box: 14 Folder: 33
"Namesakes of the Rich and Famous", February 2, 1986
Box: 14 Folder: 34
"Fairs of the Heart: A Fan's Notebook", September 14, 1986
Box: 14 Folder: 35
"Caliente: Horse Race Heaven", January 11, 1987
Box: 14 Folder: 36
"Flamboyant Foreigner" - Alternate title: "La Michoacana", February 22, 1987
Box: 15 Folder: 1
"Kentucky's Best Bet", March 17, 1991

COSMOPOLITAN

Box: 15 Folder: 2
"Young Widows: No Shortcuts to Mourning", August, 1971
Box: 15 Folder: 3
"Uncoupling, Italian-Style", June, 1973
Box: 15 Folder: 4
"Behind the Oscar", April, 1974
Box: 15 Folder: 5
"Goddesses on Horseboack", June, 1974
Box: 15 Folder: 6
"Genetic Engineering: Brave New Science", June, 1975
Box: 15 Folder: 7
"Masters and Johnson: Their Personal Story", March, 1976
Box: 15 Folder: 8
"Murder in the Bedroom", August, 1976
Box: 15 Folder: 9
"That Oh-So-Capricious Male Sexual Appetite", September, 1978
Box: 15 Folder: 10
"Tennis Piece", May, 1981
Box: 15 Folder: 11
"Model...The Playboy...The Mob", July, 1987
Box: 15 Folder: 12
"Talent Agents Make $$$ for Their Clients" - Alternate title: "10% Means Not Ever Having to Say You're Sorry"
Box: 15 Folder: 13
"Women in Prison"

NEW YORK TIMES MAGAZINE

Box: 15 Folder: 14
"Return of Busby Berkeley", March 12, 1969
Box: 15 Folder: 15
"Porn Capital of America", January 3, 1971
Box: 15 Folder: 16
"It Doesn't Matter Who You Love or How You Love, But That You Love!", April 6, 1971
Box: 15 Folder: 17
"Premier Andreotti Underwhelms the Italians", November 19, 1972
Box: 15 Folder: 18
"Home of the Original Surf and Turf" - Includes "Del Mar: Where Nobody's in a Hurry But the Horses", March 12, 1989
Box: 15 Folder: 19
"John Mackey: The Quiet Man of the Colts"

NEW YORK TIMES

Box: 15 Folder: 20
"Ryan Has the Whole Country Cryin'", March 7, 1971
Box: 15 Folder: 21
"They Told You Hollywood Was Dead? Ha!", August 8, 1971
Box: 15 Folder: 22
"You May Not Like What I Do But You Can't Say I'm Dull", January 16, 1972
Box: 15 Folder: 23
"Ageless Ruins of Italy Are in Danger of Finally Dying", February 25, 1973
Box: 15 Folder: 24
"Not Cloris Leachman Again!", February 23, 1975
Box: 15 Folder: 25
"Eighty Million Important Pieces"

PLAYBOY

Box: 15 Folder: 26
"Sam Peckinpah" - Interview, August, 1972
Box: 15 Folder: 27
"Bob Hope" - Interview, December, 1973
Box: 15 Folder: 28
"Francis Ford Coppola" - Interview, July, 1975
Box: 15 Folder: 29
"Tennis Con Amore", May, 1976
Box: 15 Folder: 30
"Joe Wambaugh" - Interview, 1979
Box: 15 Folder: 31
"Atmosphere People"
Box: 15 Folder: 32
"Chasing the Bucks"
Box: 15 Folder: 33
"Foreplay" - Alternate title: "Gold's Wild Turmoil"

VENTURE

Box: 16 Folder: 1
"Man on a Permanent Vacation" - Alternate title: "The Beach Look",, February - March, 1966
Box: 16 Folder: 2
"Big Game Hunt in Nevada", June - July, 1966
Box: 16 Folder: 3
"Ghosts of Devil's Island", February - March, 1967
Box: 16 Folder: 4
"Charlie Farrell's Oasis", October, 1969
Box: 16 Folder: 5
"Avignon Beyond the Bridge", July - August, 1970
Box: 16 Folder: 6
"Gimmie That New Time Religion"
Box: 16 Folder: 7
"Plane of Fools"

HOLIDAY

Box: 16 Folder: 8
"Culture Boom", March, 1966
Box: 16 Folder: 9
"Europe by Night", January, 1967
Box: 16 Folder: 10
"Troubled Arts" - Alternate title: "Arts in Chicago", March, 1967
Box: 16 Folder: 11
"High Old Times in Nevada", March, 1968
Box: 16 Folder: 12
"Go West, Young Writer", October
Box: 16 Folder: 13
"Another Glance into the Back Room"

CALIFORNIA

Box: 16 Folder: 14
"Gambler", October, 1981
Box: 16 Folder: 15
"Those Fickle 49er Fans", January, 1982
Box: 16 Folder: 16
"Last Italian", September, 1982
Box: 16 Folder: 17
"There but for Grace...", March, 1991

LOS ANGELES

Box: 16 Folder: 18
"Theatre" - Column, 1967 - 1971
Box: 16 Folder: 19
"Critique" - Column, 1967 - 1973
Box: 16 Folder: 20
"Sporting Scene" - Column, February - September, 1973
Box: 16 Folder: 21
"Boys of Summer '73", June, 1973
Box: 16 Folder: 22
"On Stage", December, 1973 - April, 1975

DAILY RACING FORUM

Box: 16 Folder: 23
Columns, 1992 - 1997

Articles in Other Magazines

Box: 17 Folder: 1
"Justice in Jersey City", The Nation, January, 1953
Box: 17 Folder: 2
"Letter from Rome", United Nations World, February, 1953
Box: 17 Folder: 3
"Italian Election Preview", United Nations World, March, 1953
Box: 17 Folder: 4
"Confessions of a Playwright: At War in the Theatre Jungle", Theatre Today, Spring, 1969
Box: 17 Folder: 5
"Kings Multiply and Conquer", McCall's, November, 1969
Box: 17 Folder: 6
"L.A. Free Press is Rich". Esquire, June, 1970
Box: 17 Folder: 7
"Season of Solitude", West Ways, February, 1973
Box: 17 Folder: 8
"Anne Bancroft" interview, Viva, December, 1973
Box: 17 Folder: 9
"Indomitable Peninsula", Diversion, May, 1974
Box: 17 Folder: 10
"Be a Sport", Diversion, June, 1974
Box: 17 Folder: 11
"Is There Sex After Lunch?", OUI - Alternate title: "Love in the Afternoon"., June, 1974
Box: 17 Folder: 12
"Is There Porn in the Vatican?", OUI, December, 1974
Box: 17 Folder: 13
"Can Italy Be Saved?", OUI, October, 1975
Box: 17 Folder: 14
"Milan Notebook", Architectural Digest, 1976
Box: 17 Folder: 15
"Venice Notebook: An Imperishable Memory", Architectural Digest, 1976
Box: 17 Folder: 16
"Milan: Italy's City of Sanity Amidst the Chaos", Travel and Leisure, October, 1976
Box: 17 Folder: 17
"Off and Running! Two Letters from a Horse Player", Western's World, March - April, 1977
Box: 17 Folder: 18
"Having a Terrific Time - and Scared to Death", TV Guide - Alternate title: "Will Success Spoil Chevy Chase",, April 30, 1977
Box: 17 Folder: 19
"Shoe-In", West Ways, May, 1980
Box: 17 Folder: 20
"Pavarotti Phenomenon", Observer, London, December 14, 1980
Box: 17 Folder: 21
"Silks and Saddles", INC, April, 1981
Box: 17 Folder: 22
"Muscular Milan", Traveler, June, 1988
Box: 17 Folder: 23
"From the Shower to La Scala", San Diego Reader, November 2, 1989
Box: 17 Folder: 24
"Sports", San Diego Reader - Willie Shoemaker, February 5, 1990
Box: 17 Folder: 25
"Sports", San Diego Reader, April 19, 1990
Box: 17 Folder: 26
"Lexington and Louisville: Worlds Apart", Racing Times, April 27, 1991
Box: 17 Folder: 27
"Preakness is the True Gem", Racing Times, June 12, 1991
Box: 17 Folder: 28
"My Own Private Hawaii", Buzz, November, 1993
Box: 17 Folder: 29
"Vegas: Now You See It, Now You Don't", Travel-Holiday, 1994
Box: 17 Folder: 30
"Good Cop", Buzz, February, 1995
Box: 17 Folder: 31
"Tow-Truck Buster", Buzz, April, 1995
Box: 17 Folder: 32
"Ultimate Mozzarella", Saveur, March, 1997
Box: 17 Folder: 33
"At Play at the Races", New West - Includes "A Day at the Races" - First version
Box: 17 Folder: 34
"Derby Love, Same Time Every Year"
Box: 17 Folder: 35
"Malibu Heartache", Buzz
Box: 17 Folder: 36
"Oval Truth"
Box: 17 Folder: 37
"Stardom Now for Gavin Mac--Who?", TV Guide
Box: 17 Folder: 38
"Two Letters from a Loser"

Reviews Written by William Murray

Book reviews
Box: 17 Folder: 39
1977 - 1999
Box: 18 Folder: 1
Undated
Box: 18 Folder: 2
Film reviews
Box: 18 Folder: 3
Music reviews
Box: 18 Folder: 4
Play reviews

Plays

"Ave Caesar"
Box: 18 Folder: 5
Typescript draft with edits - Alternate title: "Friends and Romans"
Box: 18 Folder: 6
Production materials, 1966
Box: 18 Folder: 7
"Dialogue for a Dead Playwright"
Box: 18 Folder: 8
"Executioner" - Second draft typescript
Box: 18 Folder: 9
"Good Life" - Adapted by William Murray - Typescript draft
Box: 18 Folder: 10
"Henri IV" - By Luigi Pirandello, Translated by William Murray - Handwritten draft
"Killing Touch"
Box: 18 Folder: 11
Bound first typescript draft
Box: 18 Folder: 12
Screenplay - Lawsuit materials - Includes correspondence, 1974 - 1976
Box: 19 Folder: 1
"Last Time Around" - A comedy by William Murray - Based on an Italian play by Fabrizio Sarazani
Box: 19 Folder: 2
"Liberation" - By Franca Danesi, translated by William Murray - Includes "A Perfect Love" by Franca Danesi
Box: 19 Folder: 3
Luigi Pirandello play productions - Miscellaneous - Includes reviews and play bills, 1974 - 1975
"Naked"
Box: 19 Folder: 4
Adapted by William Murray - From the play "To Clothe the Naked" by Luigi Pirandello
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Adapted by William Murray - Performed by UCLA, Theatre group. Includes reviews, 1965
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Translated by William Murray - Performed by Roundabout Theatre Company. Includes reviews and royalty correspondence and statements, 1977
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"Naked Masks" - Adapted and directed by William Murray - Includes contracts and play reviews, 1966
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"Rules of the Game" - By Luigi Pirandello - Adapted by William Murray - Typescript draft, December 19, 1960
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"To Clothe the Naked" - Translated and directed by - Includes production materials and reviews, 1979
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"Utopia, Inc." - Bound master script
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"Vise", "Chee Chee", and "The Man with the Flower in His Mouth" - Three short plays by Luigi Pirandello - Translated by William Murray - Performed by Melrose Theatre. Includes reviews, 1971
"Witnesses"
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Typescript draft - Unannotated
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Typescript draft - Includes two versions, one annotated
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Correspondence and play reviews, 1966 - 1970
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"Women and War" - Written by George Bernard Shaw, directed by William Murray - Includes play reviews, 1973

Television Scripts

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"Malibu" - Storylines - Includes correspondence, 1982 - 1985

Includes correspondence.

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"Alternative World" - Treatment and tele-play script agreements, 1983 - 1984
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"Listen or Laugh, Damn You!" - Television show sketch - Co-authored with Sandra de Bruin
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"Territory" - Television show sketch - Co-authored with Sandra de Bruin

Essays

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"Circles"
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"If It Don't Swing, It Ain't It"
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"It's Not Who You Know, It's Who Knows You"
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"Fugitive Romans"
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"Mystery Is in Writing" - Includes correspondence with The Writer editor, 1991
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"Pirandello"
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"Surviving as a Writer", San Diego Writers' Monthly, September, 1992
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"Theory and Practice of Editing", New Yorker articles

Unpublished Manuscripts

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"Berlusconi - Italy"
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"Best Available Engineer and Expert"
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"Cesare Zavattini: A Hunger for Reality"
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"Big Bucks, Thigh Horses"
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"Close Call", February 18, 2003
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"Concittadini (Citizens)", 1984
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"Controversial Mr. Rossellini"
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"David James Design - Los Angeles", 1984
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"Day Among the Immortals"
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"Del Mar: A Southland Saratoga"
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"Digging the Action at the Sand and Beach Club"
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"Going Home" - Includes handwritten draft and correspondence., 2002
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"Fans"
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"Fisherman's Wharf", 1990
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"Frank Gehry in Panama", 1985
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"Fun-Filled Days and Nights of a Hollywood Starlet"
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"Gladiator"
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"Golden Threats"
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"Hell's Angels: A People Problem"
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"Hollywood Goes to the Races"
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"Hope of Young Italy"
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"Horse Fever"
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"I Always Used to Worry a Good Deal about The New York Times..."
Box: 21 Folder: 11
"Image of the Prince"
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"In the Footsteps of Tiberius"
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"In This Country We Always insist on Knowing the Names..."
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Interview with Michael Skinner - Typescript draft, June 23, 1991
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"Italian Travel Piece"
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"Italians in the Garden"
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"Letter from Milan", May 21, 1962
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"Letter from Milan", March 17, 1973
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"Letter from Milan" - Rizzoli story, April 26, 1984
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"Letter from Rome", January 4, 1962
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"Letter from Rome", May 6, 1964
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"Letter from Rome", November 4, 1974
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"Letter from Rome", April 30, 1975
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"Life, Not a Living" - Includes handwritten and typed drafts
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"Little Fat in the Throat"
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"Living in Los Angeles: Some Encounters"
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"Living It Up in L.A"
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"Longest Street in the World", 1981
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"Man Who Makes the Line"
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"Mastersingers of San Francisco"
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"New Trends in Textbooks"
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"North Beach"
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"Open Letter to My Italian Self", January 7, 1963
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"Open Season on Turks"
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"Our Song"
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"Philanderer" - Includes handwritten draft and correspondence, 2002
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"Pied Piper of Now"
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"Please Don't Set Fire to My Teddy Bears"
Box: 22 Folder: 11
"Portrait of a Winner"
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"Private Lives: Center Stage at La Scala"
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"Product is the Star"
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"Rainbow's End"
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"Santa Anita: An Oasis in the Desert"
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"Script Writer"
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"Serious Game"
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"Shaking the Tree"
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"Short Take: Mary Bacon"
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"Single-O in Vegas"
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"Sport of Schleppers"
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"Sportsholic"
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"Strolling, By Car, Along Wilshire"
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"Subway"
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"Tender Heart" - By Franca Danesi - Translated by William Murray
Box: 22 Folder: 26
"They're Off"
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"Tunnel of Chaos", 1984
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"Until the Fat Lady Sings"
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"Up in Her Place"
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"Voices"
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"Will Everybody Please Get off My Courts"
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"With a Certain Vision Before Her"
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"Zeffirelli"
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Miscellaneous horse racing pieces

Appointment Books And Notebooks

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1975
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1976
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1977
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1978
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1979
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1980
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1981
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1982
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1983
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1984
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1985
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1986
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1987
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1988
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1989
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1990
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1991
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1992
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1993
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1994
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1995
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1997
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1999
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2000
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2001
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2002
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2003
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Berlin, 2002
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Footsteps of Tiberius
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Horse racing notes, 1991 - 2004
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Horse racing notes
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Louisville - Travel holiday
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Right Horse - Research notes - "Cigar Week", July - August, 1995
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San Diego Opera - "Don Carlo", "Fortissimo" - Postlude
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San Diego Opera, December, 2003 - June, 2004
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San Diego Opera
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Sicily and Vienna
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Miscellaneous loose notes

Biographical Materials

Photographs

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Janet Flanner - Includes photographs of Natalia Danesi Murray
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Francis La Grange - Artist and writer
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William Murray
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William Murray family
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Miscellaneous photographs - Includes William Jr., Natalia, and Julia (children)
Murray family photograph album
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1956 - 1964
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1965 - 1971
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1970 - Includes photographs of Janet Flanner
Box: 30 Folder: 1
1972

Miscellaneous Materials

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Articles about William Murray, 1980 - 2002
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Infant journal book, 1926
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Gilbert and Sullivan productions, 1967 - 1968
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Natalia Danesi Murray - Newspaper clippings, 1924 - 1928
Phillips Exeter Academy
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Yearbook, 1942
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Yearbook, 1943
Savoy Hill Players
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"Ruddigore" - Includes public relations materials, 1969
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"The Mikado", 1969
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Actor and board president - Includes press material for "Trial by Jury" and "Ages Ago", 1968 - 1969

Audiorecordings

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William Murray interviews Maurice Grosser - Grosser discusses his relationship with singer Janet Flanner, 1985 October 18
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William Murray interviews David Campbell - Campbell discusses his relationship with singer Janet Flanner, 1986 November 3
William Murray interviews Doda Conrad, 1986 November 7
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Part 1 - Conrad discusses his relationship with singer Janet Flanner. Session includes tapes 1 & 2., November 7, 1986
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Part 2 - Conrad discusses his relationship with singer Janet Flanner. Session includes tapes 1 & 2., November 7, 1986
Box: 31 Folder: 5
William Murray interviews S. Bedford - Bedford discusses her relationship with singer Janet Flanner
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William Murray interviews Phil Hamburger, New York - Hamburger discusses his relationship with singer Janet Flanner
Box: 31 Folder: 7
William Murray's notes on Janet Flanner - Murray discusses Flanner's literary works and her relationship with his mother
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William Murray Reading - UC Riverside University Faculty Club - Murray lectures on "The Making of a Writer" at UC Riverside Writer's Week, 1987 February 20