Papers. Series II. Career, ca. 1914-1983.


Papers. Series II. Career, ca. 1914-1983.

Nearly all of Miss Swanson's sixty-six motion pictures, 1914-1975, are represented by film stills and other materials. This collection does include some of Swanson's film holdings, though most were acquired by George Eastman House in 1967. Coverage is sparsest for her beginnings at Essanay Studios, Sennett/Keystone Studios, and Triangle Company. The Famous Players-Lasky Corp./Paramount Pictures period, 1919-1926, is more comprehensively documented with groups of stills and scrapbooks, clippings, correspondence, contracts, and publicity items. The substantial correspondence, financial, legal, and production records of the United Artists years, 1925-1933, occupy forty boxes, yet only meagre files for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, Fox Films, and Columbia Pictures Corp. represent Swanson's career for the remainder of the 1930s. Records of the scattered later films with RKO Radio Pictures, Paramount Pictures Corp., Warner Brothers, Titanus-Lux Films, and Universal City Studios, Inc. complete this subseries. Of these, the fullest records exist for Swanson's famous appearance in Paramount's Sunset Boulevard in 1950. Also represented is Swanson's involvement in other entertainment branches, which extended to radio (1927-1981, including The Gloria Swanson Show, 1951), television (1944-1981, including The Gloria Swanson Hour broadcast during the "stone age" of television in 1948), and theatre (1937-1977, including three Broadway productions, Twentieth Century, Nina, and Butterflies Are Free). Correspondents in this series include Steve Allen, Eve Arden, Richard Banks, Vilma Banky, Beverly Bayne, Pierre A. Bedard, Francesca Bertini, Virginia Bowker, Walter Byron, James Card (George Eastman House), Richard Chamberlain, Charlie Chaplin, Ruth Chatterton, Dick Clark, Lenore J. Coffee, George Cukor, André Daven, Cecil B. DeMille, E. B. Derr, Marlene Dietrich, Allan Dwan, Ralph Edwards, Laurence Eyre, Douglas Fairbanks, José Ferrer, Blanche Friderici, Eva Gabor, Elinor Glyn, Samuel Goldwyn, Edmund Goulding, D. W. Griffith, Richard Griffith (Museum of Modern Art), Texas Guinan, Helen Hayes, Will H. Hays, Edith Head, Lance Heath, Hedda Hopper, René Hubert, Danny Kaye, Buster Keaton, Arthur W. Kelley, Harold J. Kennedy, Joseph P. Kennedy, Henri de La Falaise, Rod LaRocque, Jesse L. Lasky, Viola Lawrence, Evelyn Laye, Gypsy Rose Lee, Alan Jay Lerner, Mervyn LeRoy, Josephine Lovett, Clare Marafioti, Frances Marion, Somerset Maugham, Louis B. Mayer, Thomas A. Moore, Edward R. Murrow, Conrad Nagel, Condé Nast, Bertram S. Nayfack, Marshall Neilan, Dennis F. O'Brien, Albert Parker, Mary Pickford, ZaSu Pitts, Harry Poppe, Joseph M. Schenck, Clinton J. Scollard, Ted Shawn, Aaron Spelling, Charles E. Sullivan, Ed Sullivan, Constance Talmadge, Norma Talmadge, Irving G. Thalberg, Jack Valenti, Erich Von Stroheim, Irving R. Wakoff, Raoul Walsh, Jack Warner, Billy Wilder, Lois Wilson, Adolph Zukor, and others. The work of numerous writers (Gertrude Behanna, Lenore J. Coffee, James Ashmore Creelman, Laura Hope Crews, Delmer Daves, William Dufty, Laurence Eyre, Allan Jay Friedman, Leonard Gershe, Forrest Halsey, Ben Hecht, Lillian Kemble-Cooper, Harold J. Kennedy, Alan Jay Lerner, Josephine Lovett, Clare Boothe Luce, Joseph L. Mankiewicz, Frances Marion, Richard Matheson, Preston Sturges, Erich Von Stroheim, Billy Wilder, and others), photographers (Ernest A. Bachrach, Edward O. Bagley, Russell Ball, Marcus Blechman, Clarence Sinclair Bull, Harold Carter, William Eglinton, Eliot Elisofon, Ellen Graham, G. L. Manuel Frères, Donald Biddle Keyes, Jack Mitchell, Nickolas Muray, Alexander Phillips, Melbourne Spurr, Edward Steichen), and lyricists and composers (most notably Edmund Goulding, Dickson Hughes, Elsie Janis, Franz Lehar, Dorothy Parker, Richard Stapley, and Vincent Youmans) is included in this collection. Also included in this series are career-related materials from actors' groups, film and television organizations, libraries, museums, and universities. The largest group of files included here center around the later records of Queen Kelly, 1956-1985, documenting ownership, copyright, domestic and foreign showings, television rights, use in documentary films, etc. Also included are files containing repository agreements and correspondence concerning Miss Swanson's personal film collection at the Museum of Modern Art (ca. 1944-1967) and George Eastman House (1967-1982).

118 boxes (49 linear feet).




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