Restrictions

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

Abstract

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 The collection contains correspondence, both professional and personal; typescripts and drafts of published and unpublished literary works; appointment books and notebooks; biographical materials; and audiorecordings of his interviews, notes, and readings.

Biographical/Historical note

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 published Fugitive Romans (1954) and Best 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.

Scope and Contents note

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 the Los 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.

CORRESPONDENCE

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Chronological

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

Alphabetical

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5 2 Brann, Helen, 1982-1985.
5 3 Cole, Toby - Includes correspondence concerning Pirandello plays, 1984-1986.
5 4 Irwin, Barry - Includes correspondence concerning sale of horse "Prevoyante", 1984-1985.
5 5 Leavy, Morton L., 1979-1982.
5 6 Lescher, Robert, 1949-1975.
5 7 Playboy (Italian version), 1970-1972.
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5 8 William Murray to Natalia Danesi Murray, 1934-1962.
5 9 Correspondence sent to Natalia Danesi Murray, 1943-1962.
5 10 Janet Flanner to Natalia Danesi Murray, 1947-1955.
5 11 William Murray Sr. to and from Natalia Danesi Murray, 1947.
5 12 William Murray Sr. to William Murray, 1948-1949.
5 13 Doris Rogers to William Murray, 1952-1955.

WRITINGS BY WILLIAM MURRAY

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Published Manuscripts

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

Miscellaneous Manuscripts

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

THE NEW YORKER

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13 2 "Slot Machines and Repose", April 29, 1950.
13 3 "Action in the Desert", May 13, 1950.
13 4 "Out Far-Flung Correspondents", March 27, 1954.
13 5 "Mustang Buzzers - I", April 3, 1954.
13 6 "Mustang Buzzers - II", April 10, 1954.
13 7 "Lake of the Cui-ui Eaters - I", January 1, 1955.
13 8 "Lake of the Cui-ui Eaters - II", January 8, 1955.
13 9 "Lake of the Cui-ui Eaters - III", January 15, 1955.
13 10 "Lake of the Cui-ui Eaters - IV", January 22, 1955.
13 11 "L'Americano", March 7, 1964.
13 12 "Letter from Rome", September 9, 1972.
13 13 "Our Far-Flung Correspondents", September 16, 1972.
13 14 "Letter from Rome", April 8, 1974.
13 15 "Letter from Naples", May 1, 1974.
13 16 "Letter from Selvole", October 7, 1974.
13 17 "Letter from Rome", August 9, 1976.
13 18 "Letter from Rome", January 16, 1978.
13 19 "Letter from Rome", July 17, 1978.
13 20 "Letter from Rome", September 15, 1980.
13 21 "Letter from Rome", August 17, 1981.
13 22 "Letter from Naples", December 14, 1981.
13 23 "Sporting Scene: Forza, Italia!", August 22, 1983.
13 24 "Letter from Rome", December 26, 1983.
13 25 "Letter from Rome", July 22, 1985.
13 26 "Letter from Venice", May 12, 1986.
13 27 "Twins", December 29, 1986.
13 28 "Letter from Sperlonga", March 30, 1987.
13 29 "Italians in the Garden", June 1, 1987.
13 30 "Letter from Monaco", October 5, 1987.
13 31 "Letter from Rome", August 22, 1988.
13 32 "Letter from Cassino", May 15, 1989.
13 33 "To the Left of Zero", July 31, 1989.
13 34 "Easy Way".
13 35 "Tonight It's !".
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14 1 "Theatre" - Column, 1976-1980.
14 2 "Del Mar: A Summer with the Horses", July 5, 1976.
14 3 "Ken Norton Could Be the First Black Middle-Class Champion", September 27, 1976.
14 4 "Trapped in the Box", April 11, 1977.
14 5 "How They Took Lisa's House Away", May 9, 1977.
14 6 "Making It at a Celebrity Playground", July 4, 1977.
14 7 "Tennis for Love and Money", August 15, 1977.
14 8 "Minor Issue of Major Concern", November 7, 1977.
14 9 "You Can Take a White Horse Anywhere", April 10, 1978.
14 10 "Mexico: Journey Into the Yucatan", August 14, 1978.
14 11 "Capobianco Con Brio!", October 9, 1978.
14 12 "Tonight, Let It Be Lohengrin".
14 13 "Secrets of a Close-Up Magician", October 8, 1979.
14 14 "Janet Flanner Remembered", December 3, 1979.
14 15 "He Nixed Pick Six Till Tix Clicked", December 1, 1980.
14 16 "San Diego", March, 1981.
14 17 "Sports".

LOS ANGELES TIMES WEST MAGAZINE

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

LOS ANGELES TIMES MAGAZINE

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

COSMOPOLITAN

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

NEW YORK TIMES MAGAZINE

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

NEW YORK TIMES

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15 20 "Ryan Has the Whole Country Cryin'", March 7, 1971.
15 21 "They Told You Hollywood Was Dead? Ha!", August 8, 1971.
15 22 "You May Not Like What I Do But You Can't Say I'm Dull", January 16, 1972.
15 23 "Ageless Ruins of Italy Are in Danger of Finally Dying", February 25, 1973.
15 24 "Not Cloris Leachman Again!", February 23, 1975.
15 25 "Eighty Million Important Pieces".
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15 26 "Sam Peckinpah" - Interview, August, 1972.
15 27 "Bob Hope" - Interview, December, 1973.
15 28 "Francis Ford Coppola" - Interview, July, 1975.
15 29 "Tennis Con Amore", May, 1976.
15 30 "Joe Wambaugh" - Interview, 1979.
15 31 "Atmosphere People".
15 32 "Chasing the Bucks".
15 33 "Foreplay" - Alternate title: "Gold's Wild Turmoil".
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16 1 "Man on a Permanent Vacation" - Alternate title: "The Beach Look",, February - March, 1966.
16 2 "Big Game Hunt in Nevada", June - July, 1966.
16 3 "Ghosts of Devil's Island", February - March, 1967.
16 4 "Charlie Farrell's Oasis", October, 1969.
16 5 "Avignon Beyond the Bridge", July - August, 1970.
16 6 "Gimmie That New Time Religion".
16 7 "Plane of Fools".
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16 8 "Culture Boom", March, 1966.
16 9 "Europe by Night", January, 1967.
16 10 "Troubled Arts" - Alternate title: "Arts in Chicago", March, 1967.
16 11 "High Old Times in Nevada", March, 1968.
16 12 "Go West, Young Writer", October.
16 13 "Another Glance into the Back Room".

CALIFORNIA

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

LOS ANGELES

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

DAILY RACING FORUM

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16 23 Columns, 1992 - 1997.

Articles in Other Magazines

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

Reviews Written by William Murray

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17 39 1977 - 1999.
18 1 Undated.
18 2 Film reviews.
18 3 Music reviews.
18 4 Play reviews.
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"Ave Caesar".
18 5 Typescript draft with edits - Alternate title: "Friends and Romans".
18 6 Production materials, 1966.
18 7 "Dialogue for a Dead Playwright".
18 8 "Executioner" - Second draft typescript.
18 9 "Good Life" - Adapted by William Murray - Typescript draft.
18 10 "Henri IV" - By Luigi Pirandello, Translated by William Murray - Handwritten draft.
"Killing Touch".
18 11 Bound first typescript draft.
18 12 Screenplay - Lawsuit materials - Includes correspondence, 1974 - 1976.
19 1 "Last Time Around" - A comedy by William Murray - Based on an Italian play by Fabrizio Sarazani.
19 2 "Liberation" - By Franca Danesi, translated by William Murray - Includes "A Perfect Love" by Franca Danesi.
19 3 Luigi Pirandello play productions - Miscellaneous - Includes reviews and play bills, 1974 - 1975.
"Naked".
19 4 Adapted by William Murray - From the play "To Clothe the Naked" by Luigi Pirandello.
19 5 Adapted by William Murray - Performed by UCLA, Theatre group. Includes reviews, 1965.
19 6 Translated by William Murray - Performed by Roundabout Theatre Company. Includes reviews and royalty correspondence and statements, 1977.
19 7 "Naked Masks" - Adapted and directed by William Murray - Includes contracts and play reviews, 1966.
19 8 "Rules of the Game" - By Luigi Pirandello - Adapted by William Murray - Typescript draft, December 19, 1960.
19 9 "To Clothe the Naked" - Translated and directed by - Includes production materials and reviews, 1979.
19 10 "Utopia, Inc." - Bound master script.
19 11 "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".
19 12 Typescript draft - Unannotated.
19 13 Typescript draft - Includes two versions, one annotated.
20 1 Correspondence and play reviews, 1966 - 1970.
20 2 "Women and War" - Written by George Bernard Shaw, directed by William Murray - Includes play reviews, 1973.

Television Scripts

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20 3 "Malibu" - Storylines - Includes correspondence, 1982 - 1985.
Includes correspondence.
20 4 "Alternative World" - Treatment and tele-play script agreements, 1983 - 1984.
20 5 "Listen or Laugh, Damn You!" - Television show sketch - Co-authored with Sandra de Bruin.
20 6 "Territory" - Television show sketch - Co-authored with Sandra de Bruin.
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20 7 "Circles".
20 8 "If It Don't Swing, It Ain't It".
20 9 "It's Not Who You Know, It's Who Knows You".
20 10 "Fugitive Romans".
20 11 "Mystery Is in Writing" - Includes correspondence with The Writer editor, 1991.
20 12 "Pirandello".
20 13 "Surviving as a Writer", San Diego Writers' Monthly, September, 1992.
20 14 "Theory and Practice of Editing", New Yorker articles.

Unpublished Manuscripts

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20 15 "Berlusconi - Italy".
20 16 "Best Available Engineer and Expert".
20 17 "Cesare Zavattini: A Hunger for Reality".
20 18 "Big Bucks, Thigh Horses".
20 19 "Close Call", February 18, 2003.
20 20 "Concittadini (Citizens)", 1984.
20 21 "Controversial Mr. Rossellini".
20 22 "David James Design - Los Angeles", 1984.
20 23 "Day Among the Immortals".
20 24 "Del Mar: A Southland Saratoga".
20 25 "Digging the Action at the Sand and Beach Club".
20 26 "Going Home" - Includes handwritten draft and correspondence., 2002.
20 27 "Fans".
21 1 "Fisherman's Wharf", 1990.
21 2 "Frank Gehry in Panama", 1985.
21 3 "Fun-Filled Days and Nights of a Hollywood Starlet".
21 4 "Gladiator".
21 5 "Golden Threats".
21 6 "Hell's Angels: A People Problem".
21 7 "Hollywood Goes to the Races".
21 8 "Hope of Young Italy".
21 9 "Horse Fever".
21 10 "I Always Used to Worry a Good Deal about The New York Times...".
21 11 "Image of the Prince".
21 12 "In the Footsteps of Tiberius".
21 13 "In This Country We Always insist on Knowing the Names...".
21 14 Interview with Michael Skinner - Typescript draft, June 23, 1991.
21 15 "Italian Travel Piece".
21 16 "Italians in the Garden".
21 17 "Letter from Milan", May 21, 1962.
21 18 "Letter from Milan", March 17, 1973.
21 19 "Letter from Milan" - Rizzoli story, April 26, 1984.
21 20 "Letter from Rome", January 4, 1962.
21 21 "Letter from Rome", May 6, 1964.
21 22 "Letter from Rome", November 4, 1974.
21 23 "Letter from Rome", April 30, 1975.
21 24 "Life, Not a Living" - Includes handwritten and typed drafts.
21 25 "Little Fat in the Throat".
21 26 "Living in Los Angeles: Some Encounters".
21 27 "Living It Up in L.A".
21 28 "Longest Street in the World", 1981.
22 1 "Man Who Makes the Line".
22 2 "Mastersingers of San Francisco".
22 3 "New Trends in Textbooks".
22 4 "North Beach".
22 5 "Open Letter to My Italian Self", January 7, 1963.
22 6 "Open Season on Turks".
22 7 "Our Song".
22 8 "Philanderer" - Includes handwritten draft and correspondence, 2002.
22 9 "Pied Piper of Now".
22 10 "Please Don't Set Fire to My Teddy Bears".
22 11 "Portrait of a Winner".
22 12 "Private Lives: Center Stage at La Scala".
22 13 "Product is the Star".
22 14 "Rainbow's End".
22 15 "Santa Anita: An Oasis in the Desert".
22 16 "Script Writer".
22 17 "Serious Game".
22 18 "Shaking the Tree".
22 19 "Short Take: Mary Bacon".
22 20 "Single-O in Vegas".
22 21 "Sport of Schleppers".
22 22 "Sportsholic".
22 23 "Strolling, By Car, Along Wilshire".
22 24 "Subway".
22 25 "Tender Heart" - By Franca Danesi - Translated by William Murray.
22 26 "They're Off".
22 27 "Tunnel of Chaos", 1984.
23 1 "Until the Fat Lady Sings".
23 2 "Up in Her Place".
23 3 "Voices".
23 4 "Will Everybody Please Get off My Courts".
23 5 "With a Certain Vision Before Her".
23 6 "Zeffirelli".
23 7 Miscellaneous horse racing pieces.

APPOINTMENT BOOKS AND NOTEBOOKS

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23 8 1975.
23 9 1976.
23 10 1977.
23 11 1978.
23 12 1979.
24 1 1980.
24 2 1981.
24 3 1982.
24 4 1983.
24 5 1984.
24 6 1985.
25 1 1986.
25 2 1987.
25 3 1988.
25 4 1989.
25 5 1990.
25 6 1991.
25 7 1992.
26 1 1993.
26 2 1994.
26 3 1995.
26 4 1997.
26 5 1999.
27 1 2000.
27 2 2001.
27 3 2002.
27 4 2003.
28 1 Berlin, 2002.
28 2 Footsteps of Tiberius.
28 3 Horse racing notes, 1991 - 2004.
28 4 Horse racing notes.
28 5 Louisville - Travel holiday.
28 6 Right Horse - Research notes - "Cigar Week", July - August, 1995.
28 7 San Diego Opera - "Don Carlo", "Fortissimo" - Postlude.
28 8 San Diego Opera, December, 2003 - June, 2004.
28 9 San Diego Opera.
28 10 Sicily and Vienna.
28 11 Miscellaneous loose notes.

BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS

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Photographs

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28 12 Janet Flanner - Includes photographs of Natalia Danesi Murray.
28 13 Francis La Grange - Artist and writer.
29 1 William Murray.
29 2 William Murray family.
29 3 Miscellaneous photographs - Includes William Jr., Natalia, and Julia (children).
Murray family photograph album.
29 4 1956 - 1964.
29 5 1965 - 1971.
29 6 1970 - Includes photographs of Janet Flanner.
30 1 1972.

Miscellaneous Materials

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30 2 Articles about William Murray, 1980 - 2002.
30 3 Infant journal book, 1926.
30 4 Gilbert and Sullivan productions, 1967 - 1968.
30 5 Natalia Danesi Murray - Newspaper clippings, 1924 - 1928.
Phillips Exeter Academy.
30 6 Yearbook, 1942.
30 7 Yearbook, 1943.
Savoy Hill Players.
30 8 "Ruddigore" - Includes public relations materials, 1969.
30 9 "The Mikado", 1969.
30 10 Actor and board president - Includes press material for "Trial by Jury" and "Ages Ago", 1968 - 1969.

AUDIORECORDINGS

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31 1 William Murray interviews Maurice Grosser - Grosser discusses his relationship with singer Janet Flanner, October 18, 1985.
31 2 William Murray interviews David Campbell - Campbell discusses his relationship with singer Janet Flanner, November 3, 1986.
William Murray interviews Doda Conrad, November 7, 1986.
31 3 Part 1 - Conrad discusses his relationship with singer Janet Flanner. Session includes tapes 1 & 2., November 7, 1986.
31 4 Part 2 - Conrad discusses his relationship with singer Janet Flanner. Session includes tapes 1 & 2., November 7, 1986.
31 5 William Murray interviews S. Bedford - Bedford discusses her relationship with singer Janet Flanner.
31 6 William Murray interviews Phil Hamburger, New York - Hamburger discusses his relationship with singer Janet Flanner.
31 7 William Murray's notes on Janet Flanner - Murray discusses Flanner's literary works and her relationship with his mother.
31 8 William Murray Reading - Univerisity of California, Riverside University Faculty Club - Murray lectures on "The Making of a Writer" at University of California, Riverside Writer's Week, February 20, 1987.


Finding aid generated: 2009-05-07