James M. Cain Papers 1901-1978 (bulk 1925-1978)


James M. Cain Papers 1901-1978 (bulk 1925-1978)

Author, journalist, and screenwriter. Correspondence, writings, legal and financial records, family papers, printed matter, and other papers relating primarily to Cain's work as a journalist and to his career as a novelist and Hollywood screenwriter.

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Pringle, Aileen, b. 1895.

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Aileen Pringle was born on July 23, 1895, the daughter of William Bisbee, president of the Pioneer Fruit Company in San Francisco. She was educated in Paris and London. While in London, she married her first husband, Sir Charles Pringle, and made her acting debut on the stage in a production of The Bracelet . During World War I, Aileen and her husband, later governor general of the Bahamas, took up residence in Jamaica, then came to live in New York, where Aileen resumed her acting ...

Goetz, Ruth

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Ruth and Augustus Goetz, playwrights. From the description of The heiress: typescript, 1995. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122431957 Ruth Gordon and Augustus Goetz, playwrights. From the description of The heiress: typescript, n.d. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122627114 Ruth Goodman Goetz (1912- ) and Augustus Goetz (1899-1957) collaborated on writing plays and screenplays. Ruth Goodman Goetz wa...

Hemingway, Ernest, 1899-1961

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Born in 1899, Ernest Hemingway was the second of six children born to Grace Hall and Clarence Edmonds Hemingway. Ernest developed a love of literature and music from his mother, a trained opera singer and music teacher after her marriage, and gained a keen interest in outdoor sports--hunting, fishing, woodscraft--from his father, a doctor and avid naturalist. Divided between the family's home in Oak Park, Illinois, and their summer cottage on Lake Waldoon in Michigan, Ernest's chil...

Mencken, H.L. (Henry Louis), 1880-1956

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Henry Louis "H. L." Mencken (September 12, 1880 - January 29, 1956), was an American journalist, essayist, magazine editor, satirist, acerbic critic of American life and culture, and a student of American English. Mencken, known as the "Sage of Baltimore", is regarded as one of the most influential American writers and prose stylists of the first half of the 20th century. Mencken worked as a reporter and drama critic for the Baltimore Morning Herald from 1899 to 1906. From 190...

Wilson, Edmund

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Edmund Wilson was an American novelist, poet, essayist, and literary critic. From the description of Edmund Wilson collection of papers, 1922-1978. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122596904 From the guide to the Edmund Wilson collection of papers, 1922-1978, (The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.) American author and critic. From the description of Typewritten letters signed...

Washington College (Chestertown, Md.)

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Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.

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Weinstock was an executive editor at Knopf. From the description of Correspondence with Adolf Klarmann, 1945. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155862789 American publishing house. From the description of Records. Series VIII., London Office Files, 1910-1957 (bulk 1928-1940). (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (HRC); University of Texas at Austin). WorldCat record id: 122617133 From the description of Records, 1873-1996 (bul...

H.N. Swanson, Inc.

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H.N. Swanson, a screen literary agent, represented writers in Hollywood for more than half a century. Among his early clients were F. Scott Fitzgerald, William Faulkner, Pearl Buck, and Raymond Chandler. He died in 1991. From the description of Check : to F. Scott Fitzgerald, 1939. (University of South Carolina). WorldCat record id: 40094826 ...

Pringle, Aileen, 1895-

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Hornblow, Arthur, 1893-1976

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Arthur Hornblow was editor of Theatre Magazine in New York. From the description of Letters to Horace Howard Furness, Jr., 1925. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155883644 Motion picture producer; interviewee d. 1976. From the description of Reminiscences of Arthur Hornblow, Jr. : oral history, 1959. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122574521 ...

Raphaelson, Samson, 1896-1983

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BIOGHIST REQUIRED Samson Raphaelson, playwright, screenwriter, and teacher, wrote scenarios for many of the films directed by Ernst Lubitsch from 1931 until 1947, Raphaelson taught screenwriting at Columbia from 1976 until 1982, and also taught at the University of Illinois in 1920/21 and in 1948. From the guide to the Samson Raphaelson Papers, 1916-1982, (Columbia University Rare Book and Manuscript Library, ) Author, playwright; interviewee d.1983. From the des...

Gibbs, Wolcott, 1902-1958

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Lippmann, Walter, 1889-1974

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American journalist and author. From the description of Typewritten letter signed, dated : Washington, D.C., 23 September 1960, to Joan Peyser, 1960 Sept. 23. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270992594 Lippmann was an American journalist and author. From the description of Walter Lippmann letters to Hazel Albertson, 1910-1982. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612206746 From the guide to the Walter Lipmann letters to Hazel Albertson, 1910-1982., (H...

Krock, Arthur, 1886-1974

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Krock, a journalist, was editor-in-chief of the Louisville (Ky.) Times (1919-23), assistant to the president of the New York World (1923-27), member of the board of the New York Times from 1927 until his retirement, and a member of the Pulitzer Prize Board of the Columbia University School of Journalism (1940-53). From the description of Arthur Krock papers, 1909-1974 (bulk 1920-1968) (Princeton University Library). WorldCat record id: 77805948 Principal political writer and...

Arlen, Michael, 1895-1956

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Michael Arlen was an Anglo-Bulgarian novelist, short-story and film-script writer. From the description of Michael Arlen collection of papers, 1921-[1953]. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122485081 From the guide to the Michael Arlen collection of papers, 1921-[1953, (The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.) ...

Sinclair, Robert B., 1905-1970

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Bergman, B. A.

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Kahn, E. J. (Ely Jacques), 1916-1994

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Sammons, Wheeler, 1889-1956

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Hume, Paul, 1915-2001

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Author, educator and music critic for the Washington Post, 1946- . From the description of Oral history conducted by Sharon Eisenhour, November 7, 1991. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155896122 ...

Cain, Elina Sjöstedt Tyszecka. Elina Sjöstedt Tyszecka Cain papers.

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White, E.B. (Elwyn Brooks), 1899-1985

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American author and humorist E.B. White was born in Mount Vernon, N.Y., and graduated from Cornell. After graduation he worked on odd jobs and travelled; while working as a copywriter, he submitted some essays to the newly founded New Yorker, which led to his long-term relationship with the magazine. White is generally credited with supplying New Yorker's signature style, a clever, whimsical, and highly allusive tone; over the years he contributed everything from essays and stories to photo capt...

Knopf, Blanche

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Vice-president (1921) and president (1957) of Alfred A. Knopf, inc.; wife of Alfred A. Knopf. From the description of Correspondence to Maxwell Struthers Burt, 1947-1951. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 122542297 American publisher. From the description of Typed letters signed (2) : San Francisco, and New York, to Edward Wagenknecht, 1941 July 23 and 1956 July 16. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270868133 ...

Fitzgerald, F. Scott (Francis Scott), 1896-1940

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F. Scott Fitzgerald was born Sept. 24, 1896 in St. Paul Minnesota. He began writing while a student at Princeton University. He met his wife, Zelda, while serving in the US Army stationed in Alabama. His novel, This Side of Paradise, was published in 1920 and he became an instant success. He published he Great Gatsby in 1925. Fitzgerald died on December 21, 1940 of a heart attack at age 44 while living in Los Angeles and working for the film industry....

Boddy, E. Manchester (Elias Manchester)

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Cain, James M. (James Mallahan), 1892-1977

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Author, journalist, and screenwriter. From the description of Papers of James M. Cain, 1901-1978 (bulk 1925-1978). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71060813 Journalist and author of crime novels, plays, and short stories. From the description of Oral history interview, 1975. (Maryland Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 32822016 Biographical Note 1892, July 1 ...

O'Faoláin, Seán, 1900-1991

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Seán O'Faoláin was born John Whelan in County Cork, Ireland; he came from a loyalist family, and initally opposed the Easter Rebellion of 1916, but the excessive force used by the British to suppress the rebellion inspired his sense of Irish nationalism. He took Gaelic lessons and earned a scholarship to University College, Cork, changing his name to the Gaelic form. He studied and worked in America for several years, but was drawn back to Ireland, where he resolved to become a writer. Diverse...

Goetz, Ruth

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Playwright, adapter and translator, Ruth Goodman Goetz was born January 12, 1912 in Philadelphia, the only child of Lily Cartun Goodman and Philip Goodman, a theatrical producer and writer. She grew up in New York City and was educated at P.S. 93 and later at Miss Marshall's Classes for Young Gentlewomen. She left Miss Marshall's at the age of 15 and attended school in Paris for two years, possibly at the Sorbonne. Mrs. Goetz studied scenic design with Norman Bel Geddes and worked a...

West, Rebecca, 1892-1983

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Rebecca West was a British author and journalist. Born Cicily Fairfield, of Scots-Irish heritage, she adopted the name of the strong-willed heroine of Ibsen's play, Rosmershmolm. She trained as an actress, but concentrated on writing and contributed to various liberal journals. In addition to social commentary and literary criticism, she wrote novels; her writing was distinguished by passion, intelligence, and style. Her personal life included a decade-long affair with H.G. Wells, affairs with C...

Griffith, La Nora

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Nevins, Allan, 1890-1971

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Historian, journalist and educator. He attended the University of Illinois where he earned a B. A. 1912 and an M. A. in English, 1913. Nevins moved to New York to work and eventually was made a Professor of History at Columbia University. Wrote numerous biographies and articles on history. President of the American History Association in 1959. Helped found the Society of American Historians. From the description of Commencement address, June 1953. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Librar...

Chandler, Raymond, 1888-1959

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Born Raymond Thornton Chandler in Chicago on July 23, 1888; studied at Dulwich College, London, and privately in France and Germany; began career as contributor of verse, essays, book reviews and special articles to daily and weekly papers in London, 1909; served with Canadian Expeditionary Force and R.A.F. during WWI; afterwards, returned to US to become an officer in various independent oil corporations; began writing fiction contributions to magazines in 1933; published his first novel, The b...

Owens, Hamilton, 1888-1967

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Editor. From the description of Reminiscences of James Hamilton Owens : oral history, 1958. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309739240 ...

Markey, Morris, 1899-1950

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Stanwyck, Barbara, 1907-1990

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Barbara Stanwyck (1907-1990) began her acting career in stage and silent movies. She eventually appeared in more than 80 motion pictures, including "Christmas in Connecticut," "Double Indemnity," and "Walk on the Wild Side." Stanwyck also appeared in numerous television programs, including "The Big Valley," and the mini-series "The Thornbirds." She won an emmy for her work in "The Thornbirds" and an oscar for lifetime achievement in motion pictures. From the description of Barbara St...

Knopf, Alfred A., 1892-1984

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Correspondence to Lewis Mumford from Alfred A. Knopf and his wife, Blanche Knopf. From the description of Letters, 1928-1944, to Lewis Mumford. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155870929 Publisher. From the description of Reminiscences of Alfred A. Knopf : oral history, 1961. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309743309 American publisher. From the description of Typed letters signed (1...

Malcolm, Gilbert, 1892-1965

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White, Katharine Sergeant Angell

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American editor of the New Yorker and wife of E. B. White. From the description of Notes on galleys : autograph notes related to The trumpet of the swan, undated [1970]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 756222299 From the description of Time chart and style sheet : autograph notes related to The trumpet of the swan, undated [1968-1970]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 756222271 ...

Cairns, Huntington, 1904-1985

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Author, government official, and lawyer; died 1985. From the description of Papers of Huntington Cairns, 1780-1984 (bulk 1925-1984). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71065994 Biographical Note 1904, Sept. 1 Born, Baltimore, Md. 1922 Graduated, Baltimore City College (high school), Baltimore, Md....

Cummings, Constance, 1910-2005

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Wolfe, Tom, 1931-

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Tom Wolfe (b. March 2, 1931, Richmond, VA) is an American author and journalist, best known for his association with and influence in stimulating the New Journalism literary movement, in which literary techniques are used extensively. He began his career as a regional newspaper reporter in the 1950s, but achieved national prominence in the 1960s following the publication of such best-selling books as The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test (a highly experimental account of Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranks...

Stallings, Laurence, 1894-1968

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American journalist, critic, writer, and playwright. From the description of Papers of Laurence Stallings [manuscript], 1927-1928. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647814585 ...

Crawford, Joan, 1908-1977

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Joan Crawford, actress. From the description of Joan Crawford scrapbooks, 1925-1960, microform. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122517687 From the guide to the Joan Crawford scrapbooks, [microform.], 1925-1960, (The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.) Joan Crawford was a film star whose career spanned five decades, from silent films onward, and who worked in many genres including drama, musicals, comedy, Westerns, and horror films, ...

Harold Ober Associates

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BIOGHIST REQUIRED Literary agency. From the guide to the Harold Ober Associates Letters, 1933-1977., (Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library, ) Literary agency. From the description of Correspondence with Paul Gallico, 1933-1977. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122412081 ...

Nathan, Robert, 1894-1985

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Author Robert Nathan was born in New York City and educated in New York, Switzerland, the Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire, and Harvard. He worked in advertising and education before earning a living as an author; he has written poetry, essays, and drama, but is chiefly known for popular novels. His books are distinguished by charming, delicate prose, which creates a unique mood of mild fantasy; often sentimental, his work is also gently satirical. He also wrote screenplays, and several ...

Vidal, Gore, 1925-2012

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Gore Vidal was born Eugene Luther Gore Vidal in West Point, New York, on October 3, 1925, to Eugene Luther and Nina Vidal. Vidal shortened his name during his teen years to honor his maternal grandfather, with whom he lived for several years in the late 1930s. After his parents divorced, Vidal lived with his mother and her new husband in northern Virginia and attended a series of boarding schools. After graduating from Phillips Exeter Academy in 1943, Vida...

Madden, David, 1933-....

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Farrell, James T. (James Thomas), 1904-1979

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James T. Farrell (1904-1979) was an Irish-American novelist, short story writer, journalist, travel writer, poet, and literary critic. Born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, he attended the University of Chicago and published his first short story in 1929. He is best known for his Studs Lonigan trilogy and for his A note on Literary Criticism, in which he described two types of the American Marxist character. From the guide to the James T. Farrell Collection, 1953-1961, (Special Colle...

Raphaelson, Dorothy Wegman

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Swope, Herbert Bayard, 1882-1958

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Epithet: of the River Club New York British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000564.0x00016e Bernard Mannes Baruch was a financier and head of several war committees, including chairman of the War Industries Board, 1918-1919, and U.S. representative to the United Nations Atomic Energy Commission, 1946. From the guide to the Speech before the United Nations Atomic Energy Commission, June 14, 1946, 1946, (Amer...

Lewis, Sinclair, 1885-1951

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Sinclair Lewis (b. Feb. 7, 1885, Sauk Centre, MN–d. January 10, 1951, Rome, Italy) was an American novelist, short-story writer, and playwright. He was the first American to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1930. ...

Robinson, Edward G., 1893-1973

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Contains correspondence from Gladys Lloyd Cassell Robinson, wife of Edward G. Robinson. From the description of Correspondence with Theodore Dreiser, 1940-1944. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155893597 American actor and author; b. Emanuel Goldenberg in Romania. From the description of Edward G. Robinson collection, 1912-1988. (Boston University). WorldCat record id: 71055456 Edward G. Robinson owned an electric company in Auro...

Angoff, Charles, 1902-1979

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American author, editor, lecturer, and professor; editor of H.L. Mencken's periodical The American Mercury (1925-1935, 1943-1950); b. in Russia; d. 1979. From the description of Charles Angoff collection, 1927-1978. (Boston University). WorldCat record id: 79379637 ...

McWilliams, Carey, 1905-1980

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Carey McWilliams was born December 13, 1905 in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. He completed his Juris Doctorate from the University of Southern California in 1927. From 1927-1938, McWilliams was an attorney at the law firm Black, Hammack in Los Angeles. In 1938, he was appointed as Chief of the Division of Immigration and Housing of the State of California, a position he kept until 1942. During the period from 1945-1955, he began his long association with The Nation, becoming successively contribut...

Cain, Florence Macbeth, 1891-1966.

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Oates, Joyce Carol, 1938-....

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As the winner of the National Book Award for her 1970 novel Them and the recipient of four O. Henry awards and numerous other literary prizes, Joyce Carol Oates is among the most distinguished writers in the United States. In her considerable body of work, she has created an array of male and female protagonists from a diversity of regional, economic, and occupational backgrounds. In the four decades since her first book, the short-story collection By the North Gate, appeared to critical acclaim...

Faulkner, William, 1897-1962

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American fiction writer. From the description of Papers of William Faulkner [manuscript], n.d. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647809728 From the description of Jacket, [manuscript], n.d. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647811922 From the description of Uncorrected galley proof of The Faulkner reader [manuscript], 1954 April 1. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647809700 From the description of Photograph, 1962 Mar. 2...