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Title: Montgomery Clift Papers, 1933-1966.
Creator: Montgomery Clift .
Extent: 12.3 lin. ft. (30 boxes)
Access: Collection is open to the public. Photocopying prohibited. Advance notice required
Preferred Citation: Montgomery Clift Papers, *T-Mss1967-006, Billy Rose Theatre Division, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
At the age of twelve, Montgomery Clift made his first stage appearance in an amateur production of As Husbands Go in Sarasota, Florida. His professional stage debut was in a Stockbridge, Massachusetts production of a new comedy called Fly Away Home. In 1935, he made his Broadway debut in a New York production of Fly Away Home. Later that year he opened in a Broadway musical Jubilee. Other Broadway plays include Yr. Obedient Husband, Eye on the Sparrow, Dame Nature, The Mother, There Shall Be No Night with Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne , The Skin of Our Teeth with Tallulah Bankhead, The Searching Wind, Foxhole in the Parlor, and Tennessee Williams' You Touched Me! Montgomery Clift and his longtime friend Kevin McCarthy also wrote a screenplay of You Touched Me!, but it was never produced. Other plays he appeared in are The Wind and the Rain, Out of the Frying Pan, Our Town, and Mexican Mural. The Sea Gull in 1954 was his final stage appearance.
On May 12 1956, Montgomery Clift was involved in a near fatal car accident after leaving a dinner party at Elizabeth Taylor's house in Beverly Hills. The accident disfigured his face, leaving it half paralyzed. Despite his injury he continued to make movies. He appeared with Marlon Brando, Dean Martin, and Hope Lange in The Young Lions (1958). He co-starred with Marilyn Monroe and Clark Gable in the film The Misfits (1961). He also earned his fourth Academy Award nomination for best supporting actor for his 7-minute performance in Judgment at Nuremberg (1961). In 1966, he made his last film entitled The Defector. Other films include I Confess (1953), Indiscretion of an American Wife (1953), Lonelyhearts (1958), Wild River (1960), and Freud (1962).
He died in New York on July 23, 1966 in his sleep. The cause of death was occlusive
Scope and Content Note
The strength of the collection is the scripts. Some of the scripts, especially the produced scripts, range from early drafts to final drafts and most contain annotations by Montgomery Clift providing the researcher insight into Clift's involvement with the roles he created. Another aspect of the collection reveals Montgomery Clift's ambition to do his own writings. The collection contains original manuscripts of the screenplay You Touched Me! from the play by Tennessee Williams. The screenplay, written by Montgomery Clift and his long time friend Kevin McCarthy, was never produced.
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