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Descriptive Summary
PURL:
http://purl.oclc.org/umarchives/MUM00379/
Creator:
Rapp, Ann
Title:
Ann Rapp Collection.
Inclusive Dates:
1985-1994
Materials in:
English
Abstract:
Collection contains photographs, scripts, and screenplays related to Anne Rapp's job as a script supervisor. Items were created 1985-1994.
Quantity:
10 boxes.
Number:
MUM00379
Location:
BB10.
Repository :
The University of Mississippi
J.D. Williams Library
Department of Archives and Special Collections
P.O. Box 1848, University, MS 38677-1848, USA
Phone: 662.915.7408
Fax: 662.915.5734
E-Mail: archive@olemiss.edu
URL: http://www.olemiss.edu/depts/general_library/archives/
Cite as:
Ann Rapp Collection (MUM00379). The Department of Archives and Special Collections, J.D. Williams Library, The University of Mississippi.

Historical Note
Anne Rapp is a script supervisor. It is the script supervisor's responsibility to maintain continuity and record all variations in the staging and filming of every scene in the making of a film. The camera shots, pans, focus pulls, lenses, anything the editor might need to know, and the director might need to know for reshoots. Besides the voluminous notebooks kept, with annotated scripts and cast lists, etc., very often polaroid continuity photographs are part of the materials accumulated in her profession.
In addition, Ms. Rapp "times" for writers and directors, reading their scripts and estimating the running time. Following is a list of the films on which Ms. Rapp has worked. Those in bold are in the collection: Wyatt Earp
The Firm
Death Becomes Her
Grand Canyon
Billy Bathgate
Havana
I Love You To Death
Accidental Tourist
Things Change
Nadine
Places In The Heart
Crimes Of The Heart
Tender Mercies
Spinal Tap
Local Hero
The Color Purple
The Sure Thing
Desert Bloom
True Stories
Vibes
Noon Wine (American Playhouse)
House Of Games - Timing for David Mamet.

Scope and Contents Note
Collection contains photographs, scripts, and screenplays related to Anne Rapp's job as a script supervisor. Items were created 1985-1994.

Restrictions
Access Restrictions
Open.
Use Restriction
The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use", that user may be liable for copyright infringement.

Container List
Wyatt Earp. 1994.
General Note: Director - Kevin Kostner
Producers - Kevin Kostner, Lawrence Kasdan
Script - Lawrence Kasdan & Dan Gordon
Actors - Kevin Kostner, Dennis Quaid
1.1. - 1.2
3-ring binders with polaroid continuity stills (produced by Michael Hausman).
1.3.
shooting schedules.
1.4.
Scenes Log sheets.
1.5.
Story Boards.
1.6.
loose polaroids (number?).
1.7.
lined shooting script, drilled for 3-ring binder, [photocopy].
2.1
Dividers.
General Note: Character List
Story Day Breakdown
"CHAR BRKDN"
2.2.
photographs, 8 x 10 colour movie stills (number??).
2.3.
Blueprint layout for set design of railroad set..
2.4.
Holograph notes and stenopads, contained in Federal Express envelope..
2.5.
folder, labeled "Timing" with scene by scene estimates of running time..
2.6.
folder labeled "Wyatt Earp Masters".
General Note: reference pages for
years/seasons
page count
character age chart
story day breakdown
Time Zone Map
blank log sheets
2.7.
Screenplay (blue) 3-hole punched, held by one butterfly clasp.
The Firm. 1993.
General Note: Director - Sydney Pollack based on the book by John Grisham
Actors: Tom Cruise Gene Hackman
3.1
"Working Script", grey three inch binder.
3.2
"Master lined script", grey three inch binder.
3.3
Steno pad with continuity notes.
3.4
Daily log, loose sheets.
3.5
"Extra Facing Sheets", blue three inch binder.
4
Polaroid continuity stills..
Death Becomes Her. 1992.
General Note: Universal
Director - Robert Zemeckis
Producer - Rick Carter
Screenplay - Martin Donovan & David Koepp
Actors: Goldie Hawn, Meryl Streep, Bruce Willis
5.1
7/25/91 (eleven revisions between 7/25 - 9/3/91 & 3/10/92); t.m. Anne Rapp's resume, holograph annotations, 2 pp..
5.2
notebook, polaroid continuity photographs, 31 loose photographs.
5.3-5.5
- three green steno pads - all well used notes re shooting, etc..
5.6
working script with character/scene/day breakdowns, loose sheets, "pick ups" holograph notes attached, t.m. memorandum, Joan Bradshaw to "Crew" 3/25/92.
5.7
Script Revisions.
General Note: a.n. n.d. cover note "Anne Script revisions. Happy Collating Jacquie"
white - 7/25/91 "Pages revised by Blue"
blue - 9/23/91 "Pages revised by pink"
pink - 10/22/91 "Revised by yellow pages"
yellow - 11/14/91 "Pages revised by green"
green - 12/5/91 "Revised by Goldenrod and Buff"
salmon - 1/27/92 "pages revised by cherry revision 1/30/92"
cherry - 1/30/92 "Revised by tan (Feb 12)"
[tan] - "Revised by Ivory
5.8
Pages and Dividers from working script.
General Note: Timing
Paper
Story Day BD
Page Count
SS Report
Log
Script
Mad (Madeline)
Ernest
Toni
5.9
"Script notes and video reference script only".
5.10
editorial notes "wild track notes' 2 a.n., n.d..
5.11
Industrial Light and Magic (special effects).
General Note: Industrial Light and Magic Memoranda, as sent to Ms. Rapp, are a combination of form letter, t.m. and a.n. addenda and various combinations of attachments. Hereafter these documents will be referred to as "Memorandum."
General Note: 1/14/92 yellow
1/22/92 green
2/28/92 goldenrod
4/13/92 white
Additionally, various scenes with different color paper, indicating different revisions.
5.12
Industrial Light and Magic [ILM] (special effects).
General Note:
Pink, revised, 11/17/91
Sc. 53 - 57 'Madelines Fall'
Sc. 102 'Helen's Demise'
5.13
[ILM] Memorandum, 1/14/92. Sandra Williams to Anne Rapp, with storyboard updates and Omits.
General Note: Yellow
Sc. 53 - 57 'Madelines Fall'
Sc. 102 'Helen's Demise'
5.14
[ILM].
General Note:
Blue, dated 1/22/92 Insert
(fragment)
Sc. 31 - 9/20/91
unidentified Sc. 1/31/91
5.15
[ILM].
General Note: Memorandum, 1/22/92. Sandra Williams to Anne Rapp Green
5.16
[ILM].
General Note: Memorandum, 2/28/92. Sandra Williams to Anne Rapp
Goldenrod
AN. "Notes from ILM mtg"
5.17
[ILM].
General Note: Memorandum, dated 4/13/92
White, various scenes, as follows:
Sc 1, n.d.
Sc 29
Sc 37 - 10/15/91
Sc 69
Sc 71, 72
Sc 78 through 106
Sc 107
Sc 107 - 10/1/91
various unidentified scenes (1/21/92)
5.18
Daily Log Sheets.
5.19
Miscellaneous Sheets.
Havana. 1990.
General Note: Mirage Enterprises, Universal Studios Director - Sydney Pollack
Producer - Ron Schwary
Screenplay - Judith Rascoe (production draft - David Rayfield, 11/06/89
Actors: Robert Redford
6.1
Lined shooting script with continuity and camera notes..
General Note: Internal Dividers as follows:
Paper
Set Bds
Story BD
Page Count
Log Sheets
SS Reports
Script
Jack
Bobby
Arturo
Bufano
Monica
Ricardo/Tomas
Jose/Carlos
La Polaca/Urchins
Joe Volpi
Menocal & Men
Chigwell
Ramos
Baby
Willy/Mike/Forbes
Cupcakes
Ferry
Duran Finca Seq
Modesto Casino
Professor/Audrey
Lido Doorman/Floridita Mgr.
Loose sheets
Accidental Tourist. 1988.
General Note: Warner
Producers - Charles Okun Michael Grillo
Director - Lawrence Kasdan
Novel by Anne Tyler
Screenplay - Frank Galati, Lawrence Kasdan
6.2
Maroon 3-ring binder, stamped "The Accidental Tourist and Anne Rapp" mildewed - water stained. Lined shooting script, includes continuity and camera notes [photocopy].
Things Change. 1988.
General Note: Columbia Tri-Star
Producer - Michael Hausman
Director - David Mamet
Script - David Mamet and Shel Silverstein
6.3
Shooting/lined script with coloured revision pages and continuity notes. 3-hole punched, in FedEx envelope..
True Stories. 1986.
General Note: Warner/Edward R. Pressman
Director - David Byrne
Producers - Ed Pressman, Karen Murphy,
Screenplay - Stephen Tobolowsky, Beth Henley, David Byrne
6.4
lined shooting script with continuity and camera notes. [photocopy] punched for 3-ring binder, fastened with brass butterfly clasps..
Lip Service. [1987].
General Note: teleplay based on play by same name
Director - W.H. Macy
Producer - Ned Dowd
Executive Producer - David Mamet
Script - Howard Korder
NOTE: Ms Rapp was an assistant editor on this project
6.5
Blue 3-ring binder, labeled Anne Rapp, Lip Service. unmarked, with blue and pink revisions. .
General Note: Also contains:
Crew List
Day Breakdowns
loose pages and notes.
House Of Games . 1987.
General Note: Written and directed by David Mamet
Storyboard by Jeff Balsmeyer
6.6
bound storyboard, signed. .
General Note: A storyboard is a pictorial representation of a script, scene by scene. The purpose of a storyboard is to facilitate the staging of a scene. It is used by the director, the art director, the cameramen and the special effects designers.
Nobody's Fool. 1994.
General Note: Producers - Scott Rudin Arlene Donovan
Director - Robert Benton
Novel - Richard Russo
Screenplay - Robert Benton
6.7
Screenplay, 137 pages, dated 4/26/93 with AN timing notes 3-hole punched with brass butterfly clasps, in labeled manila envelope..
General Note: Ms Rapp reviewed this script for estimated running time. e.g. It is her estimate that this screenplay will run 2 hrs. 8 min. and 57 sec.
I Love You To Death. 1990.
General Note: Columbia Tri-Star/Chestnut
Director - Lawrence Kasdan
Producers - Charles Okun, Michael Grillo
Screenplay - John Kostmayer
7.1
lined shooting script [photocopy] Black 3-ring binder stamped with the title in red, as well as the name, Anne Rapp..
7.2
3-ring notebook.
General Note: Dividers labeled as follows:

Timing
Page Count
My Log
SS Reports
Paper
Story Day BD
Set BD's
JOEY
ROSALIE
NADJA
DEVO
HARLAN/MARLAN
Schooner
Wiley
Carla/Dominic
Girls
Other
Joey's Mom/Prison
Crimes Of The Heart. 1986.
General Note: DeLaurentis
Director - Bruce Beresford
Producers - Freddie Fields, Burt Sugarman
Screenplay - Beth Henley, based on the play by Beth Henley
8.1
Notebook Containing Dividers Labeled As Follows:.
General Note: Story Day Breakdown, dated 5/4/86, with holograph notes
Room Bds
Paper - blank paper
Page Count 2/1/86
"My Log" - blank log sheets
Script - blue and yellow pages
blue dated 3/20/86
yellow dated 4/15/86
Lenny - scene breakdown
Meg - scene breakdown
Babe - scene breakdown
Chick - scene breakdown
Barnette - scene breakdown
Zachary - scene breakdown
Doc - scene breakdown
Uncle Watson
Willie Jay
Old Grandaddy
All kids/Lucille
OTHER (FRONT!) - REVERSE OF THIS DIVIDER HAS MULTIPLE ITALIAN WORDS AND PHRASES TO ENABLE MS RAPP TO UNDERSTAND AND BE UNDERSTOOD BY THE ITALIAN CAMERA CREW.
Vibes. 1988.
General Note: Imagine
Director - Michael Fields
Producer - Ray Hartwick
Screenplay - Lowell Ganz, Babaloo Mandell
Actors - Cindi Lauper, Jeff Goldblum, Peter Falk
Polaroid continuity stills..
The Color Purple. 1985.
General Note: Warner/Amblin
Director - Steven Spielberg
Producers - Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall
Production Designer - Quincy Jones
Novel by Alice Walker
Script - Menno Meyjes [working script title "Moon Song"]
Actors - Margaret Avery, Adolph Caesar, Whoopi Goldberg, Danny Glover, Willard Pugh, Oprah Winfrey,
10.1
shooting script, with scene breakdowns by character, revised pages notes and discarded pages. dated 5/31/85.
10.2
notebook, Final Copy b"Moon Song" dated 5/31/85 Stamped "CLY 0062".
10.3
3-ring binder, stamped on spine - "Anne Rapp Moon Song (818)508-2108 (213) 395-0665" ; polaroid continuity photographs with music notes.
10.4
loose photographs - polaroid colour continuity stills 134..