Collection ID: MS 1404

Collection context

Summary

Creator:
Holahan, Loretta Swit
Date:
1971-1982
Abstract:
The collection consists of scripts written for the television program "M*A*S*H". These scripts are the final draft copies used by Loretta Swit Holahan, who portrayed the character Margaret "Hot Lips" Houlihan for the entire run of the television series.
Extent:
4.5 Linear Feet
Language:
English

Background

Acquisition information:
Gift of Loretta Swit Holahan, 1985.
Rules or conventions:
translation missing: en.enumerations.resource_finding_aid_description_rules.Finding aid created in accordance with Manuscripts and Archives Processing Manual
Scope and Content:

The collection consists of the final versions of scripts used by Loretta Swit Holohan, in her role as Margaret "Hot Lips" Houlihan, on the television show "M*A*S*H." The collection contains scripts for all of the programs, including the pilot episode broadcast in 1971 and the final episode shown in 1982.

A small portion of the scripts contains annotations for last-minute changes in the dialogue. The scripts also contain stage directions for clothing, settings, and background views. The scripts are arranged in chronological order, by the copyright date which appears on the title page of each document.

The collection was donated to Yale University by Loretta Swit Holohan in 1985.

Biographical / Historical:

The "M*A*S*H" television program appeared on the CBS television network from 1971-1982. The program portrayed the daily activities of doctors and nurses serving in a Mobile Army Surgical Hospital (M*A*S*H) unit during the Korean War.

Arrangement:

The collection is arranged in chronological order, by the copyright date which appears on the title page of each document.

Indexed Terms

Subjects:
Television programs
Names:
Holahan, Loretta Swit

Access

LOCATION OF THIS COLLECTION:
Sterling Memorial Library
Yale Campus
New Haven, CT, USA
CONTACT:
(203) 432-1735
mssa.assist@yale.edu