The McIlvaine Bibliography Section J was arranged in two groups: The Stage and The Movies.
Database items J1 through J50 list the productions of plays, musical or straight, to which Wodehouse contributed. The majority of them were not published, but some eventually were.
When the 2001 Addendum was undertaken, both Section J (The Stage) and Section C (Plays) productions that were published or known to have existed as typescripts after the original McIlvaine Bibliography was published, were listed under the Addendum to Section C (Plays) and titled “Published and Unpublished Plays.” No Addendum to Section J was undertaken.
Following suit, this Collection database provides Section J: The Stage (J1-J50) listings as a reference resource describing the productions of works in which Wodehouse was involved.
While scarce, some items listed in J1-J50 have surfaced. We will be interested in any Section J: The Stage production items that may exist, whether published or as typescripts.
The Collection includes a couple of unpublished musical scripts and we welcome donations of unpublished plays, whether musical or not. As was done with the McIlvaine Addendum, donations of this type will be entered in the Section C Post Addendum or CA Addendum.
Of special note, it is fairly certain that the titles of Anything Goes and The Three Musketeers, also listed in the Section C database, are the only published libretti of Wodehouse musicals.
Some new stage productions of Wodehouse works have been launched in the last few decades. Please feel free to advise us of new titles of which you are aware. We will be interested in any items, published or in typescript form, of these productions.
The database covering Section J: The Movies is intended for items produced for the “Silver Screen.” Movies/films etc. originally produced for television are in Section T: Television.
The database items from J51 onward are movies/films to which Wodehouse contributed in some way. Original reels are extremely rare and generally unavailable. However, some titles have surfaced in recent years in VHS or DVD format. We will be interested in acquiring donations of VHS or DVD formats of titles listed on the database.
There may be movies of which we are unaware. Please advise us of any English language movies that you may know of that are not listed on the database. We will be interested in acquiring donations of them in VHS or DVD format.
Please note that the Collection cannot accept unauthorized recordings and home-recorded VHS or DVD items as they violate copyright statutes.