Collection CHC5379 - Alvaro de Villa Collection

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Alvaro de Villa Collection


  • circa 1950s - circa 1980s (Creation)


13 Boxes

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Alvaro de Villa was a Cuban writer and journalist most notable for his work with the American sitcom ¿Qué pasa, U.S.A.? Before moving to Miami, he wrote for Cuban radio and television. He also wrote several novels, short stories, screenplays, nonfiction works, and radio scripts.

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The Alvaro de Villa Collection contains writings and personal papers of Alvaro de Villa, mostly related to his work as a novelist, screenwriter, and writer for the 1970s American bilingual sitcom, ¿Qué pasa, U.S.A.? It includes episode scripts, drafts, news articles on de Villa and the show, manuscripts of other novels and projects, audiovisual materials, and personal papers.

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This collection is open for research.

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  • English
  • Spanish

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Gifts of Sylvia Álvarez and Leonardo Álvarez, 2014.

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