Screenplay Stolen from the San Francisco Public Library

On Monday, July 30th, staff at the San Francisco Public Library discovered that the screenplay Largo: a Story Out of the Life of George Friederich Handel was missing. The typescript piece had been on exhibition since April 2012 as part of a celebration of the birth of Harry Hay who co-authored the screenplay in 1938 with Reginald Le Borg. Photographs of the case indicate that the item was stolen between Monday July 23rd and Friday July 27th. The missing item is approximately 150 pages (8-1/2 x 11-inches), secured with two brass report clasps. The text of the title page reads: “ ‘Largo’ / A story out of the life of George Friederich Handel / Original Story by Reginald Le Borg / Screenplay by Reginald Le Borg and Harry Hay.”

The Gay & Lesbian Center, San Francisco Public Library would appreciate any help in recovering this item.  If you have information or questions concerning this incident or these items, please contact: Susan Goldstein at or 415-557-4563 (reference desk: 415-557-4567).

2 Responses to “Screenplay Stolen from the San Francisco Public Library”

  1. Regina LeBorg says:

    Since I own the copy write on the script it is very important that it be recovered.

    I would appreciate any further information on the theft

  2. hq says:

    Hello Ms. LeBorg,

    We will post any updates we receive about the item, but you could also check in with the SFPL.

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