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Rose, Ruth, 1896-1978



  • Existence: 1896 - 1978


Ruth Rose (1896-1978) was an American screenwriter.

Ruth Rose was a writer who worked on several films in the 1930s and the 1940s, most famously the original 1933 classic King Kong. She was born to a playwright and acted onstage from a young age. In 1926, she met her husband, Ernest B. Schoedsack, on an expedition in which she worked as historian and he was cinematographer. They were married and she proceeded to join Schoedsack and his partner, Merian C. Cooper, working on Chang, King Kong, Son of Kong, and other films.

Ruth Rose. Wikipedia. Accessed 14 April 2017. (b. January 16, 1896, d. June 8, 1978, screenwriter, stage actress, married Ernest B. Schoedsack, partnered with Merian C. Cooper on various films.)

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Jamboree (Son of Kong)

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197232563343]
Identifier: MSS 8996
Scope and Contents

Collection consists of one 113-page script in plastic wrappers with a budget sheet associated with the film, housed together in a single volume. Date of printing was 7 April 1933.

Dates: Issued: 7 April 1933

Stephan Pickering papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2114
Scope and Contents

2 boxes of scripts, photographs, and correspondence.

Dates: approximately 1933-1945

Ernest B. Schoedsack sound recordings

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197227605794]
Identifier: MSS 5792
Scope and Contents

Collection includes two compact discs with sound recordings made by Ernest B. Schoedsack during the 1960s. Includes a narration of the wreck of the schooner Wisdom II by Schoedsack, and a recorded letter to a Mr. Turner in Texas. The letter has several narrative voices in addition to Schoedsack, including Ruth Rose and Robert Armstrong. Dated approximately 1960s.

Dates: approximately 1960s

She / by H. Rider Haggard ; screen play by Ruth Rose ; additional dialogue by Dudley Nichols

 Item — Item 1: [Barcode: 31197233624821]
Identifier: MSS 8017
Scope and Contents

Contains a bound script of the 1935 motion picture SHE, interleaved with storyboard sketches and inscribed by Merian C. Cooper, the film's producer, to Max Steiner, who composed the music for the film.

Dates: 1935 July 12

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Motion picture plays 3
Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences 2
Performing Arts 2
Son of Kong (Motion picture) 2
Compact discs 1