Letters and notes (30), telegrams (16), cards (23) : Saratoga Springs; New York; Hollywood; and Barley Sheaf Farm, Holincong, Pa., to Claire Luce, 1937-1950 and [n.d.].


Letters and notes (30), telegrams (16), cards (23) : Saratoga Springs; New York; Hollywood; and Barley Sheaf Farm, Holincong, Pa., to Claire Luce, 1937-1950 and [n.d.].

Concerning her role as Curley's wife in a production of John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men and other theater news and gossip. The cards appear to have accompanied gifts of flowers. With mention of Adele Astaire, Ruth Chatterton, Betty Field, Ira Gershwin, Max Gordon, Sam Harris, Moss Hart, Nunnally Johnson, Gertrude Lawrence, Arthur Schwartz, Lenore Ulrich, and Alexander Woollcott. With mention of the following books and films: The American Way (1939), Bravo! (1948), The Land Is Bright (1941), The Man Who Came to Dinner (1939), Mr. Big (1941), Of Mice and Men (1938), Park Avenue (1946), The Senator Was Indiscreet (1947).

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