Collection MSS 006 - Prix Italia Scripts Collection

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Prix Italia Scripts Collection


  • 1956 - 1972 (Creation)


9.5 linear feet

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The Prix Italia Scripts Collection is a collection of submissions of various media programs for the Prix Italia, one of the most prestigious International media awards, between the years of 1956 to 1972, with a few entries of unknown dates. These submissions come in the form of scripts and/or pamphlets describing the work that is being submitted.

The Prix Italia is an International competition, founded in 1948 on the island of Capri, Italy by the RAI, originally for radio programs. It was expanded to include television programs in 1957, and today has branched out to web programs. Prizes are awarded in the categories of drama, documentaries, performing arts, and music.

Most of the scripts and pamphlets in the collection are in multiple languages, the most common ones being English, French, and German, and include biographical information on the work’s main authors or creators. Some scripts also contain synopsis notes, and a few entries were submitted with photographs.

The collection also holds several of the winning entries, including all of the winning entries from 1966.

Winning Entries Found in the Prix Italia Scripts Collection:
1965 Ballard for Time the Trout Fisherman
1960 Soldier, Soldier
1965 A French Lesson
1965 Past Intruding
1965 Paethon
1966 In the Head of Fire
1966 Labirinto: A Homange to Dante
1966 Crisis Center
1966 The View of Delft
1966 Death of an Elephant
1966 Comet Ikeya
1966 Stage Five: Three Premieres
1966 Two are too few…three are too many
1966 The Master
1966 What Happened Up There?
1966 The Beginning of Life
1967 Love and Hate
1967 Passion and Death of Our Lord Jesus Christ According to Saint Luc
1967 A Hard Day’s Night
1967 Tantadrui
1967 Johann Sebastian
1968 The True Story of the Chior Gallery of Luca Della-Robbia
1968 The Prize-Ring
1968 Dies Irae
1968 Cathy, Come Home
1968 Hiroshima: Once Upon a Summer
1968 Our Inhumane House
1969 The Separation
1970 Jane Seymour
1970 Rotmor
1970 At Their Own Risk
1971 The first, the sixth
1971 The Tribe the Hides from Man
1972 Crueland
1972 Recit
1972 The Mystery of the Passion of Jesus Christ in Kalwaria Zebrzydowska
1972 A Week in the Life of Martin Cluxton
1972 We Was All One
1972 Rondo

Also included are various lists by category of works submitted for the Prix Italia, viewing schedules of the works, and other schedules pertaining to the Prix Italia festival.

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The collection is organized into two series:

Series 1: Prix Italia Script Entries
Subseries A: 1956
Subseries B: 1960
Subseries C: 1962
Subseries D: 1963
Subseries E: 1964
Subseries F: 1965
Subseries G: 1966
Subseries H: 1967
Subseries I: 1968
Subseries J: 1969
Subseries K: 1970
Subseries L: 1971
Subseries M: 1972
Subseries N: Miscellaneous
Series 2: Entry Lists and Schedules

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This collection is open to researchers.

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Some materials may be subject to copyright. No part of the materials protected by copyright may be reproduced or utilized in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, without written permission from the copyright holder. Researchers are required to seek permission from the copyright holder to reproduce and/or publish materials under copyright.

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  • Afrikaans
  • Dutch
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Latin
  • Romanian
  • Spanish

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