University of Arizona

One-act Plays and Publicity Material

John Collier, an English writer who moved to Los Angeles in 1935, spending much of the remainder of his life involved with the movie industry. These two plays were performed in Los Angeles at the Belasco Theatre in June and July, 1943; they were part of a program entitled "Horror Tonight: Masterpieces of the Macabre."

Two holographic manuscripts of one-act plays that Collier adapted from short stories. The Old Women was adapted from The Needle by André de Lorde, and The Mask was adapted from Behind the Mask by H. M. Harwood and Tennyson Jesse. Also present are newspaper clippings about the performances and the theater, as well as a playbill.