Baseball and Jackie Robinson

"The Jackie Robinson Story" Script Cover

Script written by Arthur Mann and Lawrence Taylor for the movie produced by Eagle-Lion Films, 1950.
(Library of Congress, Manuscript Division, Arthur Mann Papers.) For additional information on the Arthur Mann Papers, you can leave this site and read a summary catalog record for the collection.

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Arthur Mann collected signatures from Jackie Robinson and other cast members on a copy of the script on which he had sketched profiles of Branch Rickey and Clyde Sukeforth. Mann was an author and journalist who served as Branch Rickey's assistant while Rickey was General Manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers. Mann knew Jackie Robinson personally and wrote a number of articles about him as well as a biography.

The autographs include the following cast and production staff:

Jackie Robinson (Jackie Robinson)
Ruby Dee (Rachel Robinson)
Minor Watson (Branch Rickey)
Louise Beavers (Jackie's mother)
Richard Lane (Clay Hopper)
Harry Shannon (Charlie)
Bill Spaulding (Bill Spaulding)
Joel Fluellen (Mack Robinson)
Lawrence Taylor (co-author)
Mort Briskin (producer)
Alfred E. Green (director)

See also, "The Jackie Robinson Story" Script Excerpt and Additional Lobby Card Images