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James Tolkan collection


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James Tolkan collection, 1951-2012 | UNA Archives and Special Collections

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Title: James Tolkan collection, 1951-2012Add to your cart.

Primary Creator: James Tolkan collection, 1951-2012

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Arrangement: Box 1 contains scripts, primarily from plays that Tolkan was in. Box 2 contains scripts, photos, and newspaper clippings, most of which are from Tolkan's plays like The Best Man (1961). Box 3 contains VHS tapes and a DVD from 2012.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

James Tolkan (June 20, 1931- ) is an American actor who starred in roles such as the Back to the Future Trilogy (1985-1991), Top Gun (1986), and TV shows such as Cobra (1993-94) and Nero Wolfe (2001-02).

Biographical Note

Born June 20, 1931, James Tolkan was a well known character actor. Began studying acting in New York after serving one year in the U.S. Navy. Tolkan began acting in the late 1960s and continued to act in films as of 2021. He also acted in several stage productions.

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Folder 1: Prince of the City final draft script January 1980 and Screen Actors Guild correspondence February 7, 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 2: The Big Knife by Clifford Odets script play directed by Peter Bogdanovich, The New York Times the Big Knife newspaper clipping November 8, 1959; New York Herald Tribune the Big Knife newspaper clipping November 13, 1959Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Wait Until Dark a new play by Frederick Knott script second draft James Tolkan as Harry Roat 1966Add to your cart.
Folder 4: The Affair a play by Ronald Millar based on the novel by C.P. Snow script; Minnesota Theatre Company Foundation correspondence October 26, 1962; correspondence Screen Actors Guild accounting division Nov. 1, 1962; Hayes Registry, Inc. correspondence Nov. 1, 1962Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Fire Up! For a Top Gun Party meet Top Gun's James Tolkan flyerAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: The Cannibals script by George Tabori 1967 the American Place Theatre and 1972 photoAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Lincoln Center Theater "Clara" by Arthur Miller script, notes, and newspaper clippings 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 8: "Paradox" Back to the Future Part II script revisions 1988-89, 2 Back to the Future photos and an autographed photo of James TolkanAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Wings script by Arthur KopitAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: The Threepenny Opera ("Die Dreigroschenoper") script music by Kurt Weill English Adaptation by Marc BlitzsteinAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: The Silent Partner script by Clifford OdetsAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Saturday Sunday Monday script by Eduardo de Filippo James Tolkan as Peppino 1976 and newspaper clipping titled A Warm, Mediterranean Romp at Arena December 2, 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 13: The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel by David W. Rabe script and Actors' Equity Association Minimum Contract for Off-Broadway Productions June 15, 1971Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Glengarry Glen Ross a play by David Mamet script 1982 and newspaper clippings, photo, and correspondence about the play 1984Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Phil Spector a screenplay by David Mamet script June 22, 2011Add to your cart.
Folder 16: The Life of Galileo by Bertolt Brecht adapted for the stage by J. Ranelli script Pittsburgh Public Theater 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Billards Digest March 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Golda A Play in Two Acts by William GibsonAdd to your cart.

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