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Subseries 6.2
Scripts, 1953-2010
Boxes 39 - 58

Scope and Content Note

This subseries consists of scripts and related documents dating from 1953-2010. It includes scripts, teleplays, and screenplays for television shows, films, theatrical plays and musicals, video games, advertisements, and ceremonies. Synopses, treatments, outlines, and proposals often appear in addition to, or instead of, complete scripts. Related correspondence, production materials, and research materials accompany some scripts. Production materials include call sheets, production and rehearsal schedules, cast lists, audition materials, programs, and notes. Some scripts contain hand-written annotations.

Geoffrey Holder authored many scripts and related writings in this subseries. The Odyssey of Anna and Her Red Pumps (circa 1991) and Sister Alice in Wonderland (circa 1998-2001) appear in multiple drafts and distinct versions and are arranged with artist notes that illuminate Holder’s creative process. Artist notes are also present for Holder’s Willie Sings the Blues (circa 1990). This subseries also contains the screenplay Mr. Orpheus Black (2005), a romantic tragedy set in New Orleans, Louisiana, and based on the Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice; and Les Mysteres, an undated treatment by Holder involving several Loas including Baron Samedi. Other synopses and verses written by Holder, or attributed to Holder, have been retained in this subseries.

A considerable number of productions for which Holder performed, directed, choreographed, or designed costumes appear in this subseries. Notable examples of roles performed by Holder include: "Punjab" in Annie (1981), "Nelson" in Boomerang (1992), "William Shakespeare X" in Doctor Dolittle (1966), "Johnson" in Ghost of a Chance (1987), "Baron Samedi" in Live and Let Die (1972), "Cudjo" in Swashbuckler (1975), and "Calypso Man/Singer" in "The Bottle Imp" (1957). The subseries contains significant materials related to Harold Arlen and Truman Capote’s House of Flowers (circa 1954 and 1968) in which Holder performed the roles of "The Champion" and "Baron of the Cemetery" (Baron Samedi) and choreographed the Banda dance.

Also present are materials related to Phantom of the Opera (circa 1983-1991). Holder obtained the rights to create a musical version of Gaston Leroux's 1910 novel The Phantom of the Opera and brought on Maury Yeston and Arthur Kopit to write the music and lyrics in 1983. Holder planned to direct the production, but it was put on hold. A significant volume of material related to The Wiz (1975) and Timbuktu! (1978) includes multiple script drafts, production materials, audition materials, correspondence, and drawings.

The subseries also contains several items written by Holder’s long-term collaborator Jacques Sigurd, including The Voodoo Tragedy (1975), and an original screenplay written by William Dufty titled The Happening (undated). Several scripts are for television programs in which the Geoffrey Holder Dance Group performed. Various scripts in this series were sent to Holder to read and review.

Arrangement Note

Arranged in alphabetical order by title.

Processing Note

Various document types (programs, production schedules, related correspondence, etc.,) were kept together by production title for ease of subject searching and to reflect the donor’s original arrangement. All scripts of unknown ownership have been retained in this subseries, while those identifiable as Carmen de Lavallade’s have been arranged in her papers (series 5). The titles of several unlabeled scripts have been identified by the archivist. These instances are noted in file level scope and content notes. Any original labels included by the donor have been transcribed in file level scope and content notes. Unidentified scripts or synopses are filed as such, with character names or keywords identified in the file level scope and content notes.

Box Folder Content
39 1 7-Up, commercial with treatment, 1984 September 21 and undated
39 2 Abby's Song, 1988
39 3 Accidentally Bajan, 2008
39 4 Adelphi University Commencement Ceremony script, 1998 May 17
39 5 The Adventures of Diamond Smith, "The Lost Continent of Mu," undated
39 6 Alexander P. Mann, with correspondence, 1980 and 1990 April 2
39 7 Alice and Wonderland, undated

Holder played the role of Chesire Cat.

39 8 Alice and Wonderland, with revisions and schedule, undated and 1983 June

Holder played the role of Chesire Cat.

39 9 Alice Mae in the Land of Wonder, 1976 June 11
39 10 Alien III, with correspondence, 1990 October-November
39 11 The Alligation, 1962 March-April
39 12 Amos 'n' Andy Music Hall, undated

Geoffrey Holder Dancers performed.

39 13 Anansi and the La Jablese, undated
39 14 Androcles and the Lion, with correspondence, 1967 July-August

Holder played the role of Lion.

39 15 Animal Husbandry, 2000 July 10
39 16 Annie, script revisions, lyrics, notes, and biography, 1981
39 17 Annie, shooting schedule and call sheets, 1981
39 18 Annie, with correspondence, 1980 August-September
39 19 Annie, 1981 March-June
39 20 Avenue of Love, with correspondence and resume, 1976 and 1980 September 23
39 21 Baby, Is That You?, undated
40 1 Babylon, with correspondence, 1977
40 2 The Banana Boat Hotel Massacre, 1989
40 3 Bastille Croquere A Man of Color, treatment, undated
40 4 Battle for the Planet of the Apes, 1972-1973
40 5 Beauty and the Beast, 1992
40 6 Billy Noname, 1969
40 7 The Black Book, television special proposal, undated
40 8 B.L.A.C.K., "Hittin' Hard," 1992 October 22
40 9 Bite of the Sundog, 1992 November 17
40 10 Black and White and Red All Over, undated
40 11 Blackface, undated
40 12 Black Medea: A Tangle of Serpents, with correspondence, 1975 and 1987
40 13 The Blarney Cock, production notes, call sheets, and revisions, 1975 August-October

Early title for the film Swashbuckler (1975). Holder played the role of Cudjo and choreographed.

40 14 The Blarney Cock, with correspondence, 1975 September 22 and undated

Early title for the film Swashbuckler (1975). Holder played the role of Cudjo and choreographed.

40 15 Bojangles, 1981 August 19
40 16 Boomerang, cast lists and call sheets, 1991-1992
40 17 Boomerang, correspondence and partial script, 1991 October 15 and undated
40 18 Boomerang, revisions, 1991 October-1992 February
40 19 Boomerang, 1991 October 8
40 20 Boomerang, 1991 October-1992 January
41 1 Boomerang, 1991 October-1992 March
41 2 Box, 2003
41 3 Brassy, synopsis, 1980
41 4 Bricktop!, circa 1980-1988
41 5 Buckley, 1975 February 18
41 6 Camille, treatment, 1975

Treatment for an opera by Jacques Sigurd.

41 7 The Caribbean, "It's a Small World," undated

Narration for the Caribbean Hotel Association.

41 8 Carioca, with correspondence and reference material, 1987
41 9 Celebration, with correspondence, 1983 March 8 and undated
41 10 Chance or Coincidence, film scenes, 1997

French film Hasards ou coïncidences (1998). Holder played the role of Gerry.

58 1 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, video game, large print narrator lines, undated

Holder voiced the Narrator.

41 11 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, video game scripts, with correspondence, 2005 March 18 and undated

Holder voiced the Narrator. Folder contains the narrator lines, as well as the full "PC Game Script" and "Console Game Script."

41 12 Christophe, 1985
41 13 Cinderella, 1991
41 14 The Comedian, 1978
41 15 A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, treatment with correspondence, 1977
41 16 The Contractor, with correspondence, undated
41 17 Copperfield Bay, recordings, with correspondence and rental information, 2007-2010

Scripts for Musha Cay Resort and David Copperfield's private islands in the Bahamas.

41 18 Coreen's Bus-Ride, with correspondence, undated
41 19 The Cosby Show, "Isn't It Romantic?," final draft and revisions, 1990 February

Holder played Chef Geoffrey Lamont.

41 20 The Cosby Show, "Isn't It Romantic?," 1990 February

Holder played Chef Geoffrey Lamont.

41 21 "The Creation," undated

Folder contains the poem by James Weldon Johnson and music and lyrics by Holder.

41 22 Cry Wolf, with correspondence, 1981 and undated
41 23 Curse of the Voodoo, 1973
41 24 Cut Loose!, with lyrics, 1962

Contains document with "Peace is an extension of war by other means" lyrics.

42 1 Cut Loose!, 1962
42 2 Cyberchase, Cycle I, "Problem Solving in Shangri-La," with correspondence and storyboard, 2001 March

Holder voiced Master Pi.

42 3 Cyberchase, Cycle II, "Double Trouble," 2002 August

Holder voiced Master Pi.

42 4 Cyrano, with note, 1976 and undated
42 5 Dance and Love, with correspondence, 1974
42 6 Dangerous Company, concept, 1987 August 3

Related to Embassy Roux (1987) script.

42 7 Dear Friends and Gentle Hearts, undated
42 8 Diary of Lights, undated

Written by Adrienne Kennedy. Unidentified as Holder’s or Carmen de Lavallade’s.

42 9 The Diary of the Hurdy-Gurdy Man, with correspondence, 1991
42 10 Doctor Dolittle, production materials, 1966 October-December
42 11 Doctor Dolittle, revisions, 1966-1967
42 12 Doctor Dolittle, 1966 [1]
42 13 Doctor Dolittle, 1966 [2]
42 14 Doctor Dolittle, 1966 [3]
42 15 Duke Ellington's Queenie Pie, with scene synopsis, undated
42 16 East of Java, script revisions and call sheet, 1967

Full film title is Krakatoa, East of Java (1968). Holder played the role of Sailor.

42 17 East of Java, 1967 April

Full film title is Krakatoa, East of Java (1968). Holder played the role of Sailor.

42 18 The Electric Company, undated

Children's Television Workshop show numbers 132 and 133.

42 19 Ella: Reach for Tomorrow, 2004 March
42 20 Embassy Roux, concept with correspondence, 1987 June

Related to Dangerous Company (1987) script.

42 21 Escape with Me, with synopsis and character descriptions, 1973 and undated
42 22 Esther, with correspondence, 1977 and undated
42 23 "Ethnic Dance," undated

Program eight in the "Dance Series" with Martha Myers, Station WGBH-TV Cambridge, Massachusetts. Geoffrey Holder Dance Group performed.

43 1 The Exorcist, 1972
43 2 Father Glory, 1972
43 3 The Favorite, with correspondence, 1987
43 4 The Favorite, 1984 February
43 5 FF&V The Fruit and Vegetable Store, 1976
43 6 First Family, 1979
43 7 The Five Black Automobiles, with correspondence, undated
43 8 Frivolous Meadow, undated
43 9 Garfield 2, with correspondence and audition scenes, 2005-2006

Holder auditioned for the part of Bolero.

43 10 Gems, with correspondence, 1997
43 11 "Geoffrey Holder's Party Secret," Coco Casa television commercial, 1980 May 20
43 12 "George White was white," verses, undated

Writings from an unidentified project.

43 13 Get Happy: A Celebration of Harold Arlen, with correspondence, 1982 March 15 and undated

Holder is listed as choreographer, costume designer, and set designer.

43 14 Get Happy: A Celebration of Harold Arlen, undated
43 15 Ghost of a Chance, crew list, production schedule, call sheets, 1987 January-October
43 16 Ghost of a Chance, 1985
43 17 Ghost of a Chance, 1986 December
43 18 Ghost of a Chance, 1986 December 30
43 19 Ghost of a Chance, 1987 January
43 20 Giant Steps, with correspondence, 1991 May-August
44 1 Giant Steps, circa 1991
44 2 Giovanni Tenorio (Don Juan), 1988
44 3 The Glitter Trail, undated

Unidentified as Holder or Carmen de Lavallade’s.

44 4 Global Trak, promotional recordings, 1998 May
44 5 The Godsong, 1975
44 6 The Gold Bug, 1979 July 13

Holder played the role of Jupiter.

44 7 Goosed, 1997 April 21

Holder played the role of Dr. Bowman.

44 8 Gott ist Tot! Killed Along with James Bond in a Four Car Collision on the Los Angeles Freeway, 1968
44 9 The Great White Hope, 1986
44 10 Gris-Gris, undated
44 11 The Gypsy, with resume, 1973 and undated
44 12 Hallelujah U.S.A., 1977 October
58 2 The Happening, handwritten notes, undated
44 13 The Happening, undated [1 of 2]

Holder was cast in the role of Geoffrey. The script came in an envelope labeled "Early script of 'The Happening' screenplay by William Dufty. Included: 1 handwritten page."

44 14 The Happening, undated [2 of 2]

Includes photocopy of note from envelope.

44 15 Harold and Me, 1990 June 18

Written by Sandra Hochman.

58 3 Hell: A Cyberpunk Thriller, video game, large print script, undated

Holder voiced Jean St. Mouchoir.

44 16 Hell: A Cyberpunk Thriller, video game, with correspondence, 1994 August 24 and undated

Holder voiced Jean St. Mouchoir.

44 17 Heralds of the Wind, with correspondence, 1992
44 18 Hope of the Flowers, 1971
44 19 The Horn of Plenty, with correspondence, 1999 June 29 and undated
44 20 The Hour of the Witch, with musical numbers, 1974
44 21 House of Flowers, correspondence, character list, partial scripts, circa 1990
44 22 House of Flowers, sheet music, with correspondence, circa 1954-1968
45 1 House of Flowers, 1967 August
45 2 House of Flowers, undated [1]

Title page of script labeled "Pre-B'way #1" and "Off B way."

45 3 House of Flowers, undated [2]

Title page of script labeled "Pre-B'way #2."

45 4 House of Flowers, undated [3]
45 5 House of Flowers, undated [4]
45 6 House of Flowers, undated [5]
45 7 House of Flowers, undated [6]
45 8 House of Flowers, undated [7]
45 9 The Humming Bird Tree, treatment, 1983 January 14
45 10 Iceberg Slim, 1975
45 11 I Dream of Jeannie-Fifteen Years Later, 1985
45 12 I Got a Song, with contact sheet, production schedules, audition materials, and correspondence,

Music by Harold Arlen.

1974 August-September
45 13 I Got a Song, with revised draft, 1974 June-August

Music by Harold Arlen.

45 14 ILL Town Entertainment Group, concepts and synopses, undated

Promotional information on several films written by William H. Conley III including Jus' Chillin and B.L.A.C.K.,"Hittin' Hard"

45 15 Incense Burners, with correspondence and resume, 1976 and undated
45 16 In Memoriam: A Mystery Drama, 1979
45 17 Intimate Confessions, undated
45 18 Invocation of My Demon Sister: Maya Deren, undated
45 19 Island Jack, 1984 September 21
45 20 It Aint Aardvark, 1976
46 1 It Takes a Thief, "Nice Girls Marry Stockbrokers," 1969 [1]

Holder played the role of Paul Trionne.

46 2 It Takes a Thief, "Nice Girls Marry Stockbrokers," 1969 [2]

Holder played the role of Paul Trionne.

46 3 JAM, undated
46 4 The Jazz Singer, undated
46 5 Jekyll and Hyde, 1990 April 8
46 6 "JOB," unidentified writings and lyrics, undated
46 7 JOB: Up From Tragedy, with program, 2010
46 8 John Grin's Christmas, with call sheets, 1986 October

Holder played the role of Ghost of Christmas Future.

46 9 John Grin's Christmas, with correspondence, 1986 September 9

Holder played the role of Ghost of Christmas Future.

46 10 Josephine: Un Fantasie Negre, 1991
46 11 Jubilee, loose papers, undated

Title identified by archivist.

46 12 Judith Max's Afro Connection, 1974 [1 of 2]
46 13 Judith Max's Afro Connection, 1974 [2 of 2]
46 14 Jungle Book, ballet scenario, undated
46 15 Jus' Chillin, 1991 [1]
46 16 Jus' Chillin, 1991 [2]
46 17 King Kong, 1975
46 18 King of Paris: My Father, My Foe, treatment, undated
46 19 Kismet, summary with correspondence, production budget, 1976 December 7 and undated

See Timbuktu! (1976)

46 20 Kismet, 1953

See Timbuktu! (1976)

46 21 Kiss Me, Cole, synopsis, character biographies, budget, circa 1984
46 22 KJZY Radio liners, 1999 March

Photocopied for preservation.

46 23 Kojak, "Bad Dude," 1975
46 24 La Cava, novel, 1974 February
47 1 La Cava, undated
47 2 Lance, fifth draft, 1983 June 23
47 3 Lance, fourth draft, 1983 April 18
47 4 The Last Vampyre: Eternal Nights, with correspondence, 2005-2006
58 4 La Traviata, large print scripts, undated
47 5 La Traviata, undated
47 6 The Left-Hand Mirror, 1972
47 7 Leonard VI (Third Blood Part Four), 1987 January 22 [1]
47 8 Leonard VI (Third Blood Part Four), 1987 January 22 [2]
47 9 Les Mysteres, treatment with notes, undated

Written by Geoffrey Holder.

47 10 The Liberation of Mother Goose, with character analysis, correspondence, and program, 1984 and undated
47 11 Light of Diamonds, with correspondence and reviews, 1984-1985
47 12 Lionel and Alicia, undated
58 5 The Little Mermaid, "Kiss the Girl," lyrics, undated

Holder sang "Kiss the Girl" and "Under the Sea" from The Little Mermaid at the 62nd Academy Awards (1990).

47 13 The Little Mermaid, with song lyrics, 1987 March and undated

Holder sang "Kiss the Girl" and "Under the Sea" from The Little Mermaid at the 62nd Academy Awards (1990).

47 14 The Little Rascals, 1987 March 30
47 15 Live and Let Die, first draft, 1972 June 9

Holder played the role of Baron Samedi and choreographed.

47 16 Live and Let Die, revisions, shooting schedules, call sheets, hotel lists, 1972
47 17 Live and Let Die, shooting script, 1972 October 2
47 18 Living on the Road, treatment, undated

Unidentified as Holder's or Carmen de Lavallade’s.

47 19 The Long Black Block, circa 1972

Title identified by the archivist.

47 20 Long Day's Journey into Night, partial scripts, reviews, notes, 1956-1996

Written by Eugene O'Neill.

47 21 Long Day's Journey into Night, 1997 and undated
48 1 A Long Way From Home, proposal, with correspondence, 1984 April
48 2 The Love Boat, 1985 March 18
48 3 Love Offering, with correspondence, 1978
48 4 Mack and Jenny, Geoffrey Holder's notes and suggestions, 1957 July 16

Both Geoffrey Holder and Carmen de Lavallade had roles.

48 5 Madame Cheveux, synopsis, undated
48 6 Madame Is Dead, treatment, undated

Treatment for a libretto by Jacques Sigurd.

48 7 Madame: The Story of Madam C.J. Walker, undated
48 8 The Magic Collection of Prose-Poetry and Lions, with correspondence, 1976 and 1977
48 9 Malay, 1959
48 10 Man Better Man, with press reviews, circa 1960-1972
48 11 The Man Without a Country, script pages, shooting schedule, call sheet, translated passage, 1972 and undated

Holder played the role of "Slave".

48 12 The Man Without a Country, 1972 August 14 [1]
48 13 The Man Without a Country, 1972 August 14 [2]
48 14 "Mark of Excellence," lyrics, 2001

Song titled "You are the Star."

48 15 Masquerade, undated
48 16 Medea: A Noh Cycle Based on the Greek Myth, 1975

Unidentified as Holder's or Carmen de Lavallade’s.

48 17 Midsummer Night's Dream, musical numbers, with correspondence, 1976 October 15 and undated

The correspondence is addressed to Holder, but may be related to Carmen de Lavallade in her role as Titania in 1975.

48 18 Miranda, and Orphée, with resume, undated
48 19 Moby Dick-rehearsed, undated
48 20 Monsters, with correspondence, 1990-1996 July 19
48 21 Morne Coco Road, 1964
48 22 Mr. Orpheus Black, 2005 [1]
48 23 Mr. Orpheus Black, 2005 [2]
48 24 Mr. Orpheus Black, 2005 [3]

Contains a photocopy of the text written on the original box.

48 25 Murder, She Wrote, "Night of the Tarantula," 1989 July 28
48 26 Mushrooms Forever, 1971
49 1 Nijinsky, 1977
49 2 Noah, with correspondence, 1984 and undated
49 3 N'Orleans: The Storyville Musical, 1982

Written by Toni Morrison with Donald McKayle.

49 4 The Numbers, with correspondence, 1979 July 25 and undated
49 5 Oasis, script pages and Sigurd resume, 1968 and undated

Written by Jacques Sigurd.

49 6 Oasis, 1969 [1]

Written by Jacques Sigurd.

49 7 Oasis, 1969 [2]

Written by Jacques Sigurd.

49 8 The Odyssey of Anna and Her Red Pumps, script inserts, song lyrics, and loose pages, 1991 June 17 and undated
49 9 The Odyssey of Anna and Her Red Pumps, with revision, 1991 July 12-October 16
49 10 The Odyssey of Anna and Her Red Pumps, 1991 June 26
49 11 The Odyssey of Anna and Her Red Pumps, 1991 July 12
49 12 The Odyssey of Anna and Her Red Pumps, circa 1991
58 6 [The Odyssey of] Anna and Her Red Pumps, undated

Large print version.

49 13 The Odyssey of Anna and [The] Red Pumps, casting photos and resumes, undated
49 14 The Odyssey of Anna and The Red Pumps, outlines, 1992 March and undated
49 15 [The Odyssey of] Anna and The Red Pumps, outlines, circa 1992
49 16 The Odyssey of Anna and [The] Red Pumps, related songs and poems, artist notes, undated

Donor arranged poems and songs with artist notes together in a folder labeled "Geoffrey Notes, poems, writings Anna + Red Pumps."

49 17 The Odyssey of Anna and [The] Red Pumps, related songs and poems, undated

Donor arranged poems and songs with artist notes together in a folder labeled "Geoffrey Notes, poems, writings Anna + Red Pumps."

49 18 The Odyssey of Anna and The Red Pumps, synopses, undated
49 19 The Odyssey of Anna and The Red Pumps, 1991 October 31
49 20 The Odyssey of Anna and The Red Pumps, circa 1991 [1]
49 21 The Odyssey of Anna and The Red Pumps, circa 1991 [2]
50 1 The Odyssey of Anna in Her Red Pumps, illustrated book, 1988
50 2 The Odyssey of Anna In Her Scarlet Pumps, with illustrated version, 2002 and undated
50 3 The Odyssey of Anna In Her Scarlet Pumps, 1995
50 4 Once a Month, with revisions, undated

Written by Jacques Sigurd.

50 5 Once a Month, undated [1]

Written by Jacques Sigurd.

50 6 Once a Month, undated [2]

Written by Jacques Sigurd.

50 7 "Once Upon a Time Harlem," 1997 and undated

Written by Geoffrey Holder.

50 8 Orchids in the Moonlight, undated [1]

Unidentified as Holder’s or Carmen de Lavallade’s.

50 9 Orchids in the Moonlight, undated [2]

Unidentified as Holder’s or Carmen de Lavallade’s.

50 10 Othello, with correspondence and fundraising envelope, 1999 May 1-2000 October 17
50 11 The Others, undated
50 12 Papa Bois, with correspondence and resume, 1982-1986 October 18

An adaptation from Holder's book Black Gods, Green Islands (1969).

50 13 Paper Dolls, undated
50 14 Paradise! Paradise!, 1975 February 10
50 15 Paradise! Paradise!, 1975 March 13
50 16 The Paupers, 1973
50 17 Phantom of the Opera, drafts, with correspondence, 1986 January and undated
50 18 Phantom of the Opera, first draft, 1985 November 16
50 19 Phantom of the Opera, reviews, 1990-1991
50 20 Phantom of the Opera, treatment, correspondence, scene breakdown, concept, and outlines,
circa 1983 June-1986 February 4
50 21 Phantom of the Opera, 1986 January 7
51 1 Phantom of the Opera, 1986
51 2 Phantom of the Opera, undated
51 3 Play Mas, with correspondence and reviews, 1975 and undated
51 4 Play Mas Shake Your Mas, with correspondence, 1978 and undated
51 5 The Poet of New York, 2000 November 29
51 6 The Primitives, with photo, undated
51 7 The Primitives, undated
51 8 Prison Rodeo, 1980 January 18
51 9 The Prophet Nat, with correspondence, 1981 and 1983 November
51 10 Queenie Pie, undated

Contains loose page photocopied for preservation.

51 11 RAAS, with correspondence, 1981 January 10 and undated
51 12 The Race, 1983 June 7
51 13 The Ragtime Dance, undated
51 14 Raoul and Juliet, undated
51 15 Raul and Juliet, artist notes, undated
51 16 Raul and Juliet, scenarios, undated
51 17 Red Salter, 1973 September 24
51 18 Reggae, production staff biographies, character descriptions, costume and set sketches, articles, undated
51 19 Reggae, undated [1]
51 20 Reggae, undated [2]
52 1 Reggae, undated [3]
52 2 Richard III, The Last Plantagenet King, with correspondence, 1975
52 3 The Robeson Place Singers, with correspondence, 1976
52 4 A Rock & Roll Fantasy, 1982 August 29
52 5 Rock and Roll Has Gotta Go, with "When the World has Found a Man," 1966 and undated
52 6 Romeo and the Rockhopper, 1991 August 23
52 7 Rue de Dragon, treatment, 1987

Written by Jacques Sigurd.

52 8 "Rufus the Rat," with language of jive dictionary, 2005 and undated

Written by Geoffrey Holder.

52 9 Sand, with correspondence and review, 1986 and undated

Written by Sandra Hochman.

52 10 Sanford and Son, "Libra Rising All Over Lamont," 1973 August
52 11 Sanford and Son, "The Reluctant Fingerman," 1973 August
52 12 Saturday Night, 1977
52 13 Sayonara, with correspondence, 1980
52 14 School Assembly Program-1981/Untitled Science-Fiction, 1980
52 15 "Seventh Annual Candace Awards," 1989 June 22

Both Geoffrey Holder and Carmen de Lavallade spoke at the ceremony.

52 16 Shakespeare on the Meherrin, undated
52 17 Shakespeare's Cabaret, treatment and concept, with reviews, undated and 1980
52 18 Shango de Ima, 1969
52 19 Shine M. F. A Black & White Comedy!, with correspondence, 1971
52 20 Simon and the Devil, 1974

Based on a story by Geoffrey Holder.

52 21 Singing Jubilee, treatment and scenes, 2001 November 2
52 22 Sister Alice in Wonderland, "A Rhyme of Alice," 2001 March 11
58 7 Sister Alice in Wonderland, large print rhyme draft, revised, 2000 December
52 23 Sister Alice in Wonderland, list of characters and artist notes, 1998 and undated
52 24 Sister Alice in Wonderland, poems and lyrics, 2001 and undated
52 25 Sister Alice in Wonderland, revised, 1998
52 26 Sister Alice in Wonderland, revised text, 2008
53 1 Sister Alice in Wonderland, rhyme draft, revised, 2000 December
53 2 Sister Alice in Wonderland, rhyme draft, revised, 2001 January 17
53 3 Sister Alice in Wonderland, rhyme versions, undated
53 4 Sister Alice in Wonderland, treatments, undated
53 5 Sister Alice in Wonderland, 1998
53 6 Sister Alice in Wonderland, 2001 and undated
53 7 Sisters Three, with correspondence and poems, 1982 and undated
53 8 The Sitter, with correspondence, 1980 January 14 and undated
53 9 The Sitter, undated
53 10 Small Victories, with synopsis, 1990 June
53 11 Starsky and Hutch, "Murder on Pleasure Island," with correspondence, 1977 June
53 12 The Starting Five, undated
53 13 Stevie Wants to Play the Blues, 1989 December
53 14 St. Louis Woman, undated
53 15 Storyville, treatment and synopsis, with correspondence, 1981 and undated
53 16 "Streetcar," with revisions, 1997

Written by Geoffrey Holder.

53 17 A Streetcar Named Desire, artist notes, undated
53 18 A Streetcar Named Desire, press reviews, 1956-1976
53 19 A Streetcar Named Desire, synopsis, undated
53 20 Streets, with correspondence and synopsis, 1979 and undated
53 21 Street Tough, synopsis and Electric God, treatment, with correspondence, 1987 and undated
53 22 Supremes Show, script, circa 1978
53 23 Swashbuckler, cast list, photograph, and character list, 1975 and undated
53 24 Swashbuckler, final screenplay, 1975 September 3
53 25 Swashbuckler, second draft, 1975 July 31

The Blarney Cock (1975) is the early title for Swashbuckler (1975). Holder played the role of Cudjo and choreographed.

53 26 Tale of Tails, 1979
54 1 Talk of Angels, with correspondence and resumes, 1991 and undated
54 2 Tarzan, "A Gun for Jai," with call slips, 1967 September-November

Holder played the role of Mayko.

54 3 Tarzan, "The Pride of a Lioness," with correspondence and shooting schedule, 1967 and undated

Holder played the role of Zwengi.

54 4 Tarzan, "The Pride of a Lioness," 1967 June 25
54 5 A Thing Called Color, with synopsis, correspondence, and author information, 1979 and undated
54 6 "Three Rhythms," Texaco Incorporated script with correspondence, 1972 December and undated
54 7 Timbuktu!, audition materials, 1977 and undated
54 8 Timbuktu!, printed reference materials, circa 1976-1977
54 9 Timbuktu!, production notes and correspondence, circa 1976-1980
54 10 Timbuktu!, program, correspondence, and notes, circa 1977-1978
58 8 Timbuktu!, program, 1977-1978
54 11 Timbuktu!, revisions, circa 1977 December-1978 February
54 12 Timbuktu!, 1977 [1]

See Kismet (1953)

54 13 Timbuktu!, 1977 [2]
54 14 Timbuktu!, 1977 [3]
54 15 Timbuktu!, 1977 [4]
54 16 Timbuktu!, 1977 [5]
54 17 Timbuktu!, 1977 [6]
54 18 Title to Come, 1994 February 22

Television pilot written by Bob Myer. Identified as Me and the Boys (1994) by archivist. Unidentified as Holder’s or Carmen de Lavallade’s.

54 19 Tom and Jerry, test reel, undated
55 1 Tom and Jerry, 1979 June
55 2 Tonight! America After Dark, 1957 February 4-March 27
55 3 "Tropical Rainforest Narration," 1991 July 26-August 12
55 4 True or False, pilot with retakes and shooting schedule, 1990 September-October
55 5 Two by Two, undated
55 6 Two of Everything, with correspondence, undated
55 7 Unforgettable, undated
55 8 Unforgettable: The Nat King Cole Story, proposal and resume, 1988 April 4 and undated
55 9 Unforgettable: The Nat King Cole Story, with correspondence, 1989 March
55 10 The Ungodly, with correspondence, undated
55 11 The United States Steel Hour, "Shadow of Evil" and "The Bottle Imp," 1957 February-March

Holder performed as Calypso Man/Singer in "The Bottle Imp," 1957

55 12 The United States Steel Hour, "The Bottle Imp," 1957

Holder performed as Calypso Man/Singer.

55 13 Unidentified script, 2005 July 19

Possibly Stoop Stories by Roderick Giles. Unidentified as Holder’s or Carmen de Lavallade’s.

55 14 Unidentified script, undated [1]

Unidentified musical with characters: "Archie," "Dee," "Phyllis," and "Sam".

55 15 Unidentified script, undated [2]

Characters include: "Verita," "Sister Love," and "Rev. Luke".

55 16 Unidentified script, undated [3]

Autobiographical script on the achievements of Geoffrey Holder and Carmen de Lavallade.

55 17 Unidentified script pages, undated [1]

Script or writings with the keywords: "plant" and "Narcissus". Unidentified as Holder’s or Carmen de Lavallade’s.

55 18 Unidentified script pages, undated [2]

Characters include: "Lorraine," "Brenda," "Michelle," "Wesley," and "Taylor". Unidentified as Holder’s or Carmen de Lavallade’s.

55 19 Unidentified synopsis, undated

Characters include: "Crackers," "Mardan," "Lilly," and "Leonard".

55 20 Up Against the Wall, undated
55 21 Up On the Mountain, 1976 October 10
55 22 Valentino, press reviews, 2003
55 23 Valentino, 2003
55 24 The (Le) Vodou Macbeth, correspondence, theater specifications, and Caribe periodical, circa 1982-2003

Holder was costume designer. Contains photocopy of labels on the original folder.

56 1 [The (Le) Vodou] Macbeth, Orson Welles script, 1936
56 2 The (Le) Vodou Macbeth, with adaptor's note, circa 2003
56 3 The Voodoo Tragedy, 1975

Written by Jacques Sigurd.

56 4 The Waiting Room, 1993

Unidentified as Holder's or Carmen de Lavallade's.

56 5 Waking, 1977 April

Written by Leslie Lee.

56 6 The War on Drugs, 1988
56 7 Welcome to Earth, undated
56 8 Where the Heart Is, 1989 April 3
56 9 White Lies, incomplete script, 1992 August 1

Unidentified as Holder's or Carmen de Lavallade's.

56 10 White Man-Black Knight, with correspondence, 1981 and undated
56 11 Widow McKinnon and the Indian Indian, undated
56 12 Wild Orchid 3: The Red Shoe Diary, synopsis, 1991 October 3
56 13 Willie Sings the Blues, with research material and artist notes, undated [1]
56 14 Willie Sings the Blues, with research material and artist notes, undated [2]
56 15 The Wiz, Act I, third draft, 1974 June
56 16 The Wiz, drawings and production notes, 1977 and undated
56 17 The Wiz, final draft, blocking script, with correspondence, 1976 July
56 18 The Wiz, final draft, 1975 January
56 19 The Wiz, National Touring Company script, 1978 June [1]
56 20 The Wiz, National Touring Company script, 1978 June [2]
56 21 The Wiz, production notes and correspondence, circa 1974 November-December
56 22 The Wiz, rehearsal schedules, production materials, and rehearsal notes, circa 1976 February-June

Includes an undated document noting possible costume changes and suggestions for tour costumes.

56 23 The Wiz, screenplay first draft, 1977 March
56 24 The Wiz, script revisions, circa 1974 November-December
56 25 [The] Wiz, second draft, 1973 October
57 1 The Wrong People, second draft, 1972
57 2 Xico Rey: The Black King of Brazil, synopsis, undated
57 3 Yorick, undated
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