John Kobal papers, 1942-1977.


John Kobal papers, 1942-1977.

The John Kobal papers contain two books edited by Kobal: Hollywood Glamor Portraits (1976) and Movie Star Portraits (1977). The bulk of the collection contains magazine and newspaper clippings used presumably as research material for these books. The collection also contains typed transcripts of interviews Kobal conducted with movie stars including Shirley MacLaine, George Maharis, Diane Varsi, Robert Redford, Bette Davis, Viveca Lindfors, Loretta Young, Maureen O'Sullivan, Anthony Perkins and Lewis Milestone. Also found in the collection are letters, rough drafts pertaining to Marlene Dietrich, clippings about Marilyn Monroe, correspondence with Fritz Lang, a typed diary regarding the production of "Fahrenheit 451" by François Truffaut which was published in Cahiers du Cinema (1966), a draft of the manuscript "Gotta Sing, Gotta Dance" and the final script "On Approval" by Frederick Lonsdale.

1.9 cubic ft. (3 boxes)

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MacLaine, Shirley, 1934-.... (person)

Truffaut, François. (person)

François Truffaut was a well-known French filmmaker. From the description of François Truffaut letter, Thiers, to chère Madame, 1975. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 40905801 ...

Davis, Bette, 1908-1989 (person)

Actress. From the description of Reminiscences of Bette Davis : oral history, [197-?]. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122631883 ...

Lonsdale, Frederick, 1881-1954 (person)

Frederick Lonsdale was an English playwright, screenwriter, librettist, and novelist. From the description of Frederick Lonsdale collection of papers, 1923-1958. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 144652055 From the guide to the Frederick Lonsdale collection of papers, 1923-1958, (The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.) Charles Bancroft Dillingham (1868-1934) was one of the leading theatric...

Lang, Fritz, 1890-1976 (person)

Film director. From the description of Reminiscences of Fritz Lang : oral history, 1971. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122419547 Fritz Lang (1890-1976), born in Vienna, was a motion picture director who began his career as a scriptwriter. He began his filmmaking career in Berlin after World War I. Many of the scripts he wrote in the 1920s were co-written by his wife, Thea Von Harbou. His German films include "Metropolis," "M," and "Dr. Ma...

Lindfors, Viveca, 1920-1995 (person)

Varsi, Diane (person)

Milestone, Lewis, 1895-1980 (person)

Maharis, George (person)

Kobal, John (person)

Perkins, Anthony, 1932-1992 (person)

Redford, Robert (person)

American actor, film director, and producer; b. Charles Robert Redford, Jr., 1937. From the description of Robert Redford collection, 1963-1979. (Boston University). WorldCat record id: 70969349 ...

Young, Loretta, 1913-2000 (person)

O'Sullivan, Maureen, 1911-1998 (person)