Archive of material belonging to sexploitation director and producer Don Schain, including 16 original screenplays, 80 set photographs, legal correspondence, fan mail, and production documents

N.p. N.p., 1963-2000. Substantial archive of material belonging to noted sexploitation director and producer Don Schain. Included in the archive are 16 draft scripts for produced and unproduced films, approximately 80 color and black-and-white photographs of Schain with his wife Cheri Caffaro and other cast and crew members on the set, and an abundance of production material, including legal correspondence and agreements, fan mail for Caffaro, and production reports. All told, approximately three linear feet of material.

Don Schain worked as a producer and director for nearly five decades, with a career spanning from sexploitation and softcore to Disney Channel television movies. Schain made his directorial debut in 1970 with "The Love Object," followed by the successful 1971 sexploitation film "Ginger," starring his then-wife Cheri Caffaro as the titular crime-fighting private detective. Caffaro starred in two "Ginger" sequels, "The Abductors" (1972) and "Girls Are For Loving" (1973), as well as the Schain films "Savage Sisters" (1974) and "She's Too Hot to Handle" (1977). Schain produced only one non-sexploitation film during this time: "A Place Called Today" (1972), an ambitious, antiestablishment thriller about an African American mayoral candidate.

Schain would go on to become a producer of television movies, most prominently for the Disney Channel, including the Emmy Award-winning breakaway hit "High School Musical" (2006).

The archive includes scripts for the following films: "A Place Called Today" (a blaxploitation film from 1972), "Girls Are For Loving" (1972), "Track of the Moon Beast" (1976), "She's Too Hot to Handle" (1977), "The Great American Girl Robbery" (1979), and "Tom and Huck" (1995).

The archive also includes scripts for a number of unproduced films, variously written by Schain, Caffaro, Steve Sommers, and others, many bearing the logo of Derio Productions, Schain's production company. Screenplays include "The Last Week of Summer," "Squaw Dance," "The Eastern Enforcer," "Pussywhipped," "The Sex Game," and "Trisha, Kristy and Jenny." Especially notable among the unproduced scripts is a draft for "The Girl Machine," a planned fourth film in the "Ginger" series, although the project evidently never came to fruition.

All materials Near Fine to Very Good plus.

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