Shaara - Audio-Visual Materials

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Series XII:  Audio-visual materials, 1981, 1998 (0.25 linear feet)  

This series consists of audio and video materials that were either part of Shaara's collection or placed with his papers by family members after his death. In April 1981, Shaara recorded the first draft of his television screenplay for the director/producer Ronald F. Maxwell on nine audiocassettes. He combined the reading of his novel with directorial and production instructions, and included musical selections from Aaron Copland's Fanfare for the Common Man. Additional comments and ideas from Shaara can be found on the last side of tape nine. Another item was a videocassette entitled, Michael Shaara: The Soul of a Writer. It was produced by Arthur Drooker, and released by Greystone Communications in 1998. The documentary traced the highlights of Shaara's life and included interviews with Shaara's widow, Helen, his son, Jeff, and his daughter, Lila.


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Series 12
Box 14

Box of nine 90 minute audio cassette tapes of MS reading The Killer Angels with holograph label on cassette box. Audiocassettes are numbered, 1981.

Series 12
Box 14

Videocassette - - Michael Shaara: The Soul of a Writer. Produced by Arthur Drooker and released by Greystone Communications, 1998.