Harry Allen Smith papers, 1930-1976.


Harry Allen Smith papers, 1930-1976.

This collection of papers of H. Allen Smith consists largely of correspondence, manuscripts, reference notes and clippings, ranging in dates from 1930-1976. Notable correspondents include Fred Allen, Gene Fowler, Fred Beck, Rufus Blair, H.L. Mencken, Joan Crawford, Alma Reed, Gene Austin, and Smith's agent, Harold Matson. In addition to this material there are also two scrapbooks of early newspaper articles by Smith, and a number of early tapes on interviews for radio programs. A television tape of One Coat of White, which was taped for the Playhouse 90 series, is packaged at the end of the collections, along with microfilms of early interoffice "memo" correspondence with Ed Bellerson and Bo McAnney of the New York World-Telegram.

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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...

Austin, Gene, 1900-1972

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McAnney, Bo

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Beck, Alfred 1886-1965

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Smith, H. Allen (Harry Allen), 1907-1976

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Harry Allen Smith was born December 19, 1907, in McLeansboro, Illinois, and in 1929 he began work with the United Press as a rewrite man. He was soon doing feature stories, and became well known for his unconventional interviews with celebrities and assorted personalities. He stayed five years with the United Press and then worked five years with the New York World-Telegram, doing much the same thing. His book "Lo, The Former Egyptian" gave a humor-based account of his return to the region in th...

Bellerson, Ed

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Fowler, Gene, 1890-1960

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American author, journalist, and scriptwriter. From the description of Papers of Gene Fowler [manuscript], 1947-1953. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647876377 Gene Fowler was a newspaper editor, scriptwriter, press agent, and manager of prize fighters and wrestlers. His full name was Eugene Devlan Fowler. From the guide to the Gene Fowler poem, 1941, (University of Montana-Missoula Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library Archives and Special Collections...

Allen, Fred, 1894-1956

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Radio comedian and humorist. From the description of Papers of Fred Allen, 1932-1951. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 78567150 Nat Hiken was head writer for Fred Allen for seven years and created the character of Sgt. Ernei Bilko. He died in 1968 at the age of 54 (Dec. 8, 1968). From the description of Letters : to Nat Hiken, 1942-1946. (Boston Public Library). WorldCat record id: 39782118 Biographical Note ...

Reed, Alma M.

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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, ...

Matson, Harold, 1898-1988

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Epithet: of Harold Matson Company, Inc., New York British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000135.0x000080 ...

Blair, Rufus

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