Caen, Herb, 1916-1997

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American author and columnist.

From the description of Herb Caen book manuscripts, [ca. 1945-1950]. (University of California, Berkeley). WorldCat record id: 122551911

Herb Caen was a daily columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle for over fifty years, beginning in 1936, interrupted by a break for military service in World War II (1943-1945) and an eight-year stint at the San Francisco Examiner during the 1950s. He died of lung cancer on Feb. 1, 1997, at the age of eighty. Caen developed a writing style he dubbed "three-dot journalism," consisting of brief musings separated by ellipses.

From the description of Herb Caen scrapbooks, 1936-1997. (San Francisco Public Library). WorldCat record id: 301983535

Herbert Eugene Caen, 1916- . American author and columnist.

From the description of Herb Caen writings : additions, [ca.1975-1983]. (University of California, Berkeley). WorldCat record id: 86093726

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referencedIn Delaplane, Stanton. Stanton Delaplane collection, 1907-1988. California State Library
creatorOf Caen, Herb, 1916-1997. Herb Caen writings : additions, [ca.1975-1983]. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Fisher, M. F. K. (Mary Frances Kennedy), 1908-1992. Typed letter signed with initials : Last House [Glen Ellen, California], to David Pleydell-Bouverie, 1983 Jan. 4. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Foreman, Paul, 1943-. Paul Foreman Papers, 1919-1979, and the Records of Thorp Springs Press 1967-1982. Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Fisher, M. F. K. (Mary Frances Kennedy), 1908-1992. Typed letter signed with initials : Last House [Glen Ellen, California], to David Pleydell-Bouverie, 1980 Dec. 27. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Fisher, M. F. K. (Mary Frances Kennedy), 1908-1992. Typed letter signed with initials : Glen Ellen, California, to David Pleydell-Bouverie, 1979 Oct. 11. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Fisher, M. F. K. (Mary Frances Kennedy), 1908-1992. Typed letter signed with initials : Glen Ellen, California, to David Pleydell-Bouverie, 1981 July 6. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Fisher, M. F. K. (Mary Frances Kennedy), 1908-1992. Typed letter signed with initials : Last House [Glen Ellen, California], to David Pleydell-Bouverie, 1978 Jan. 4. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn White mss., 1932-1969 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
referencedIn Paul Foreman Papers, 1919-1979, and the Records of Thorp Springs Press, 1967-1982 TXRC99-A10. Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Fisher, M. F. K. (Mary Frances Kennedy), 1908-1992. Typed note signed with initials : [Glen Ellen, California], to David Pleydell-Bouverie, 1987 Oct. 1. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Fisher, M. F. K. (Mary Frances Kennedy), 1908-1992. Typed letter signed : Last House [Glen Ellen, California], to David Pleydell-Bouverie, 1979 Nov. 30. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Peter Gulbrandsen Papers, 1917-1954 Bancroft Library
creatorOf Elliott, Louis, b. 1906. Louis Elliott diary : photocopy of ms, [1994]. California Historical Society
referencedIn Smith, Lorna D. (Lorna Dysart), 1897-1981. Lorna D. Smith papers, 1930-1981 (inclusive), 1965-1975 (bulk). Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Fisher, M. F. K. (Mary Frances Kennedy), 1908-1992. Typed letter signed : Last House [Glen Ellen, California], to David Pleydell-Bouverie, 1976 Nov. 3. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Fisher, M. F. K. (Mary Frances Kennedy), 1908-1992. Collection of typed letters signed (184), autograph letters signed (19), autograph and typed postcards signed (15), and autograph notes signed (7) : St. Helena, California, Last House [Glen Ellen, California], and Aix-en-Provence, to David Pleydell-Bouverie, 1968-1992. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Fisher, M. F. K. (Mary Frances Kennedy), 1908-1992. Typed letter signed : [Last House, Glen Ellen, California], to David Pleydell-Bouverie, 1992 Apr. 1. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Caen, Herb, 1916-1997. Herb Caen scrapbooks, 1936-1997. San Francisco Public Library, Main Library
referencedIn Padgette, Paul. [Herb Caen, Marjory Trumbull and Theresa Meikle, judges of the Frank Werner Bally Shoe contest] [graphic]. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Charles Pierce papers, 1954-1998 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
creatorOf Fisher, M. F. K. (Mary Frances Kennedy), 1908-1992. Typed letter signed : Last House [Glen Ellen, California], to David Pleydell-Bouverie, 1991 Oct. 28. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Fisher, M. F. K. (Mary Frances Kennedy), 1908-1992. Typed letter signed with initials : Last House [Glen Ellen, California], to David Pleydell-Bouverie, 1979 Aug. 27. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Caen, Herb, 1916-1997. Herb Caen book manuscripts, [ca. 1945-1950]. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Fisher, M. F. K. (Mary Frances Kennedy), 1908-1992. Typed letter signed with initials : Last House [Glen Ellen, California], to David Pleydell-Bouverie, 1975 Jan. 14. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Knight, George, 1914-2000. George Knight papers, 1955-1986. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Mack, Effie Mona. Effie Mona Mack papers, 1917-1969. Nevada State Historical Society
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associatedWith Boucher, Anthony, 1911-1968 person
associatedWith Delaplane, Stanton. person
associatedWith Elliott, Louis, b. 1906. person
associatedWith Fisher, M. F. K. (Mary Frances Kennedy), 1908-1992. person
associatedWith Foreman, Paul person
associatedWith Foreman, Paul, 1943-. person
correspondedWith Gulbrandsen, Peter, 1890- person
associatedWith Knight, George, 1914-2000. person
correspondedWith Mack, Effie Mona. person
associatedWith Pierce, Charles, 1926-1999 person
associatedWith Smith, Lorna D. (Lorna Dysart), 1897-1981. person
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California
California
California--San Francisco
San Francisco (Calif.)
San Francisco (Calif.)
San Francisco (Calif.)
California--San Francisco
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Authors, American--20th century
Newspapers--Sections, columns, etc
Gossip columns
American wit and humor
Journalists--Archives
Journalists
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Birth 1916-04-03

Death 1997-02-01

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