Stewart, James, 1908-1997

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James Stewart (Princeton Class of 1932) was an American actor.

From the guide to the James Stewart Collection, 1936-1959, (Princeton University. Library. Dept. of Rare Books and Special Collections)

From the guide to the Jimmy Stewart Collection, 1930-1979, (Princeton University. Library. Dept. of Rare Books and Special Collections)

James “Jimmy” Maitland Stewart (b. May 20, 1908, Indiana, Pa.-d. July 2, 1997, Los Angeles, Calif.), U.S. Air Force officer, enlisted in the Army as a private and began pilot training in 1941, receiving his commission early in 1942. At first he was assigned to recruitment and training positions due to his celebrity status, but in 1943 joined the 445th Bombardment Group. He served as operations officer, then commander of the 703rd Bombardment Squadron, flying combat missions over Germany. In 1944 he was transferred as group operations officer to the 453rd Bombardment Group and flew as command pilot in the lead B-24 on many missions deep into Nazi-occupied Europe. After flying 20 combat missions, he was made chief of staff of the 2nd Combat Bombardment Wing of the 8th Air Force. He continued to play an active role in the U.S. Air Force Reserve after the War, and retired in 1968.

From the description of Stewart, James, 1908-1997 (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration). naId: 10568297

Actor. Served in U.S. Air Force. Letter was written while Stewart was filming The Spirit of St. Louis.

From the description of Letter, 1956. (Denver Public Library). WorldCat record id: 55151965

John Strauss was a publicist for actor Jimmy Stewart.

John Strauss was born on April 2,1913. Before becoming a publicist, Strauss worked as a Warner Brothers film salesman in Buffalo, NY. In 1945 he transferred to the Warner Brothers publicity department in Burbank, CA. For the next 52 years, Strauss represented various celebrities, including those of Hollywood's "Golden Age" such as Lucille Ball, Jule Andrews, Jack Lemmon, as well as Jimmy Stewart.

He died September 21, 2001 at the age of 88.

From the guide to the John Strauss files on publicity for James Stewart, 1981-1998, (L. Tom Perry Special Collections)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Brooke Hayward collection of noncommercial recordings The New York Public Library. Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound.
creatorOf Stewart, James, 1908-1997. Interview transcripts, video cassette interviews, publicity papers, and biographical video "Hometown Hero," 1986-1993. American Primers
referencedIn Joshua Logan Papers, 1723-1992, (bulk 1940-1980) Manuscript Division, Library of Congress
referencedIn Reigle, Pearl J. Scrap book, 1893,1944. Clarke Historical Library
referencedIn Streeter, Edward, 1891-. Papers, 1905-1976 (inclusive). 1950-1970 (bulk). Churchill County Museum
referencedIn John Eldon Thayer collection of motion picture memorabilia, 1916-1979. Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Millenial Entertainment, Inc. Millenial Entertainment, Inc. videocassettes, circa 1976 [videorecording]. Brigham Young University, Harold B. Lee Library
creatorOf Stewart, James, 1908-1997. James Stewart collection: screenplays, 1936-1959. Princeton University Library
referencedIn Paramount Pictures, Inc., Collection. 1951 - 1951. Motion Picture Newsreel Films. 10/1941 - 3/1957. PARAMOUNT NEWS [Apr. 22]
creatorOf John Strauss files on publicity for James Stewart, 1981-1998 L. Tom Perry Special CollectionsArts & Communications Archives
referencedIn Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer. 1860 - 1985. Documentary Films. 1914 - 1944. SCREEN SNAPSHOTS [VOL. 21, NO. 7]
referencedIn Records of the Office of War Information. 1926 - 1951. Propaganda, Information, and Documentary Motion Pictures. 1942 - 1945. WINNING YOUR WINGS
referencedIn University Communications records, 1921-2009 L. Tom Perry Special CollectionsUniversity Archives
referencedIn Paramount Pictures, Inc., Collection. 1951 - 1951. Motion Picture Newsreel Films. 10/1941 - 3/1957. PARAMOUNT NEWS [MARCH 24]
referencedIn Fox Movietone News Collection. 1957 - 1963. Motion Picture Newsreel Films. 1957 - 1963. Movietone News, Vol. 45, No. 5
referencedIn Paramount Pictures, Inc., Collection. 1951 - 1951. Motion Picture Newsreel Films. 10/1941 - 3/1957. PARAMOUNT NEWS [NOV. 25]
creatorOf Strauss, John, 1912-. James Stewart publicity files, 1981-1998. American Primers
referencedIn Logan, Joshua. Papers of Joshua Logan, 1723-1992 (bulk 1940-1980). Library of Congress
referencedIn Daves, Delmer, 1904-1977. Delmer Daves papers, 1930-1965. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Capra, Frank, 1897-1991. La vie est belle / Frank Capra, réal., scénario ; Philip Van Doren Stern, aut. adapté ; Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett, Jo Swerling, scénario ; Dimitri Tiomkin, comp. ; James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore... [et al.], act. Bibliothèque nationale de France, BnF
referencedIn Records of the Office of War Information. 1926 - 1951. Motion Picture Films from "United News" Newsreels. 1942 - 1945. EVERYBODY JOINS U.S. WAR EFFORT [ETC.]
creatorOf Jimmy Stewart Collection, 1930-1979 Princeton University. Library. Dept. of Rare Books and Special CollectionsRare Book Division
referencedIn Edward Streeter Papers, 1909-1976 Fales Library & Special Collections
referencedIn Paramount Pictures, Inc., Collection. 1951 - 1951. Motion Picture Newsreel Films. 10/1941 - 3/1957. PARAMOUNT NEWS [MAR. 3]
referencedIn Cohen, Harold V. Harold V. Cohen photographs 1910-1969. Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania, Heinz History Center Detre Library and Archives
referencedIn Paramount Pictures, Inc., Collection. 1951 - 1951. Motion Picture Newsreel Films. 10/1941 - 3/1957. PARAMOUNT NEWS [MAR. 30]
creatorOf Capra, Frank, 1897-1991. La vie est belle / Frank Capra, réal., scénario ; Philip Van Doren Stern, aut. adapté ; Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett, Jo Swerling, scénario ; Dimitri Tiomkin, comp. ; James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore... [et al.], act. Bibliothèque nationale de France, BnF
referencedIn Angell, Hughes T. Papers of Hughes Angell [manuscript], 1929, 1943-1981. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Kotcka, Joseph. Letters, 1920-1954. University of Notre Dame, Hesburgh Library
referencedIn McBride, Joseph. Papers, 1960-1983. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Paramount Pictures, Inc., Collection. 1951 - 1951. Motion Picture Newsreel Films. 10/1941 - 3/1957. PARAMOUNT NEWS [MARCH 6]
referencedIn Records of U.S. Air Force Commands, Activities, and Organizations. 1900 - 2003. Moving Images Relating to Military Aviation Activities. 1947 - 1984. BRIGADIER GENERAL JAMES STEWART TOURS BASES
referencedIn Ambassador Auditorium Collection, 1974-1995 Archive of Recorded Sound, Stanford University Libraries
referencedIn Osborn, Paul, 1901-. Papers, 1926-1964. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Newman, Edwin H. Papers, 1944-1978. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Princeton University. Theatre Intime. Theatre Intime Records, 1919-1996. Princeton University Library
referencedIn Howard, Jean, 1910-2000. Jean Howard papers, 1930-1990. University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center
referencedIn Johnston, Francis R., 1922-2000. Oral history interview with Francis R. Johnston, [sound recording], 1997. Wisconsin Veterans Museum Research Center
creatorOf Jackson, Felix. Destry rides again, 1939 Aug. 19. Ohio State University Libraries
referencedIn Jackson, John D., 1921-1943. Papers and photographs, 1942-1954. Wisconsin Veterans Museum Research Center
referencedIn Records of U.S. Air Force Commands, Activities, and Organizations. 1900 - 2003. Moving Images Relating to Military Aviation Activities. 1947 - 1984. AEROSPACE FORCE COMMUNICATIONS ELECTRONICS (OUTTAKES OF SFP-1031)
creatorOf Strauss, John, 1912-. James Stewart publicity files, 1981-1998. American Primers
referencedIn Lovell, Tom, 1909-1997. Tom Lovell papers, circa 1845-1997. National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
referencedIn Mateja, Harold M., 1925-. Harold M. Mateja papers, 1942-2008. Montana Historical Society Library
creatorOf Stewart, James, 1908-1997. Letter, 1956. Denver Public Library, Central Library
referencedIn Movie stills and maps from Cheyenne Autumn, 1964. Museum of the Great Plains
referencedIn Records of U.S. Air Force Commands, Activities, and Organizations. 1900 - 2003. Moving Images Relating to Military Aviation Activities. 1947 - 1984. VISITING DIGNITARIES AT TAN SON NHUT AB, BIEN HOA AB AND DA NANG AB, VIETNAM
referencedIn Theatre Intime Records, 1919-2011 Princeton University. Library. Dept. of Rare Books and Special Collections.Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library. Princeton University Archives.
referencedIn Records of U.S. Air Force Commands, Activities, and Organizations. 1900 - 2003. Moving Images Relating to Military Aviation Activities. 1947 - 1984. BIG SLAM/PUERTO PINE, MARCH 1960
referencedIn Paramount Pictures, Inc., Collection. 1951 - 1951. Motion Picture Newsreel Films. 10/1941 - 3/1957. PARAMOUNT NEWS [AUG. 25]
referencedIn Michael J. Bandler papers, approximately 1970 L. Tom Perry Special CollectionsArts & Communications Archives
referencedIn Paramount Pictures, Inc., Collection. 1951 - 1951. Motion Picture Newsreel Films. 10/1941 - 3/1957. PARAMOUNT NEWS [APR. 17]
creatorOf Hitchcock, Alfred, 1899-1980. Sueurs froides / d'Alfred Hitchcock ; Pierre Boileau, Thomas Narcejac, aut. adaptés ; avec James Stewart et Kim Novak. Bibliothèque nationale de France, BnF
referencedIn Princeton University. Theatre Intime. Theatre Intime archives, 1919-1988. Princeton University Library
referencedIn Rolfe, Sam. The naked spur 1953. The University of Tulsa, McFarlin Library
referencedIn Beckley, Naomi,. Photograph collection, 1936-1941. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Bandler, Michael J. Papers, ca. 1970. Brigham Young University, Harold B. Lee Library
referencedIn Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Collection. 1937 - 1937. Motion Picture Film. 1937 - 1937. THE ROMANCE OF CELLULOID
referencedIn WNET transcripts for James Stewart : A Wonderful Life, 1986 L. Tom Perry Special Collections20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts
creatorOf James Stewart Collection, 1936-1959 Princeton University. Library. Dept. of Rare Books and Special CollectionsRare Book Division
referencedIn Orme, Charles H., 1918-. Charles H. Orme Jr. collection, 1950-1998. Arizona State University Libraries
referencedIn Jackson, Felix. Destry rides again : screenplay : mimeographed copy of typescript / by Felix Jackson, Gertrude Purcell, and Henry Myers, 1939 Nov 25. UC Berkeley Libraries
contributorOf Hollywood Star-Spangled Revue: Saluting 25 Years of U.S. Savings Bonds United States. National Archives and Records Administration
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associatedWith Jackson, John D., 1921-1943. person
associatedWith Johnston, Francis R., 1922-2000 person
associatedWith Jones, Carolyn, 1930-1983 person
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correspondedWith Logan, Joshua. person
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associatedWith Reigle, Pearl J. person
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associatedWith WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
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Subject
Media and Communication
Social Life and Customs
Motion picture plays
Motion picture plays--United States
Motion pictures
Actors--American
Theater/Film
Motion picture actors and actresses--United States--Biography
Motion pictures--United States
Actors--United States
Occupation
Actors
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Birth 1908-05-20

Death 1997-07-02

Americans

English

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