About this Collection
The collection consists of production and business files, original production drawings, posters, press clippings, sound recordings, and scripts documenting Stanley Chase's forty-year career as a producer in theater, film, and television. The production files contain contracts, correspondence, legal documents, memoranda, photographs, publicity materials and other miscellaneous papers. Of particular interest are the files pertaining to Chase's off-Broadway production of Kurt Weill and Berthold Brecht's The Threepenny Opera, and the Broadway plays A Moon for the Misbegotten, The Potting Shed, and The Cave Dwellers at the Bijou Theatre. Important materials from the film series include production files, original production design drawings, and photographs for The Hell with Heroes (1968) and Colossus: The Forbin Project (1970), both created while Chase was an executive producer at Universal Studios. The collection also contains voluminous files related to Stanley Chase Productions, Inc. projects and Chase's work in television, including screenplays, story pitches, and memoranda.