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"Let Me In, I Hear Laughter" Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: ACC-MSS 011

Scope and Contents

The collection contains thirty-seven Betacam tapes of interviews and raw footage relating to the film "Let Me In, I Hear Laughter- A Salute to the Friars". The film gives an exclusive look inside the Friars Club and includes never-before-seen interviews and comic roasts. Included in the collection are film reviews, promotional material relating to the film, and materials relating to the Friars Club. The materials were used by Dean Ward for the research and post-production of the film. The material on the Friars Club includes newsletters of the New York and Los Angeles Friars Club, meeting minutes, and a promotional brochure.


  • 1947 - 2000


Language of Materials

Records in English.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers. No materials may leave the Emerson College Archives.

Conditions Governing Use

The status of copyright in this collection is governed by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S.C). This collection is for research purposes only. No portions of the materials may be performed or reproduced as written. Researchers are required to seek permission from the copyright holder to reproduce and/or publish materials under copyright. These are non-circulating materials.


2 linear feet


The collection is organized into five series which are based on the type of materials present in the collection.

Series 1: Interviews and Out-takes

Series 2: Promotional Material for Film

Series 3: Film Reviews

Series 4: Newsletters

Series 5: General Material

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was donated by Dean Ward on June 14, 2007, who directed and produced the film.


No additional materials are expected.

Processing Information

Finding Aid prepared by Miriam Kashem; last updated May 3, 2011.

"Let Me In, I Hear Laughter" Collection
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Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Emerson College Archives and Special Collections Repository

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