Bessie Breuer papers, 1926-1972.

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Bessie Breuer papers, 1926-1972.

The bulk of the collection consists of letters to Bessie Breuer and manuscripts by her, with manuscripts for her last novel, Take Care of My Roses, making up the bulk of the manuscript portion of the collection. Of note in the collection are letters from Ingrid Bergman, Kay Boyle, John Dewey, John Dos Passos, Julie Harris, Ernest Hemingway, John Houseman, Elia Kazan, Carson McCullers, Henry Miller, John Steinbeck, and Marjorie Toomer. The collection also contains notes for essays by Breuer on Henry Miller, Ingrid Bergman, Evelyn Dewey, and John Steinbeck, as well as a typed manuscript of 30 Stories by Kay Boyle and two typed manuscripts of the screenplay for Hilda Crane. The collection also contains numerous sketches by Breuer's artist husband, Henry Varnum Poor.

21.00 boxes.

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Content, Marjorie, 1895-1984

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Marjorie Content (1895–1984) was an American photographer from New York City active in modernist social and artistic circles. Her photographs were rarely published and never exhibited in her lifetime. Since the late 20th century, collectors and art historians have taken renewed interest in her work. Her photographs have been collected by the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Chrysler Museum of Art; her work has been the subject of several solo exhibitions. She was married several times, incl...

Dewey, Evelyn, 1889-....

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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...

McCullers, Carson, 1917-1967

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Carson McCullers was born in Columbus, Georgia, as Lula Carson Smith on February 19, 1917, the first born of Lamar and Marguerite Waters Smith. Though she moved from the South in 1934 and only returned for visits, most of her writing was inspired by her southern heritage. Her mother felt she had given birth to a genius from the time Carson was very young and always remained her staunchest supporter and strongest ally. When nine years of age, Lula began studying piano and practiced six to eight h...

Houseman, John.

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Born Jacques Haussmann in Bucharest, Romania on Sept. 22, 1902, of a Alsatian father and English mother; attended Clifton College Preparatory School, Bristol, England, 1916-1918; moved to US in 1924; was grain export businessman while doing freelance writing and translating plays; entered theatrical production and direction upon collapse of stock market; by early 1930s was writing, producing and directing for NY stage; supervised Federal Theatre Project's Negro Theatre Project; taught at Vassar;...

Steinbeck, John, 1902-1968

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Margaret Gemmell, later van Judah, was a friend of Steinbeck's during their stay at Stanford University, 1925-26. Included with the papers is a manuscript in her own hand describing her friendship with Steinbeck. From the description of John Steinbeck papers, 1925-1978. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754866392 This is the producer's copy, property of Oscar Serlin; the play ran from 7 Apr. to 6 June, 1942. From the description of The moon is down, a play in 3 acts...

Kazan, Elia

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American film director. From the description of Carbon copy of a typed letter : place not specified, to Darryl [Zanuck], undated [1952 Jan. or Feb.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 778505876 American film producer. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Philadelphia, to [John Steinbeck], undated [1948]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 777247890 From the description of Preservation photocopy of a typed letter : place not specified, to John Stein...

Bergman, Ingrid, 1915-1982

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Ingrid Bergman (b. 29 August 1915, Stockholm, Sweden-d. 29 August 1982, London, England) was a Swedish acrtess. After starring in Intermezzo (1939), she rose to fame in the US. Bergman is well known for Casablance (1942), For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943), Gaslight (1944), and several Alfred Hitchock films. She was married Petter Aron Lindstrom and later married director Roberto Rossellini....

Dewey, John, 1859-1952

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John Dewey was born on October 20, 1859 in Burlington, Vermont and graduated in 1879 from The University of Vermont. After graduation Dewey taught high school and published in the Journal of Speculative Philosophy. In 1884 Dewey resumed his studies and earned a Ph. D. from John Hopkins University. Although he taught and remained primarily at Columbia University, he also taught or lectured at the University of Chicago, University of Michigan, University of Minnesota, University of California, Imp...

Harris, Julie, 1925-2013

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American actress. From the description of Autograph letters signed (2) : [New York], to Seymour Peck, 1974 Jan. 17 and 1972 Aug. 23. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270870957 From the description of Autograph manuscript signed : [New York, 1972]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270870954 ...

Poor, Henry Varnum, 1887-1970

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Also contains correspondence from Bessie Breuer Poor, wife of Henry Varnum Poor. From the description of Correspondence with Theodore Dreiser, 1929-1939. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155893302 Henry Varnum Poor, painter and ceramic artist, earned his A.B. in graphic arts at Stanford University in May 1910. As a student he was a member of the Art Club and the Gym Club, on the varsity track team, and on the executive committee of the associated stu...

Miller, Henry, 1891-1980.

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Novelist. From the description of Papers, 1952-1957. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155457225 Henry Miller (1891-1980) was an American author. He was known for his experimental, surrealist novels, such as Tropic of Cancer, which mixed fiction and autobiography. His writing was controversial for its graphic depictions of sexuality, leading to a 1964 obscenity trial in the United States, Grove Press, Inc. v. Gerstein. From the guide to the Henry Miller Letter, unda...

Boyle, Kay, 1902-1992

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Kay Boyle (1902-1992) was an American avant garde writer and poet. She lived in San Francisco, Newark, Delaware, and Rowayton, Connecticut, when she wrote these letters. From the description of Kay Boyle letters and poems, 1935-1975. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 33890909 Kay Boyle was an American essayist, novelist, short-story writer, translator, essayist, and translator. From the description of Kay Boyle collection of papers, 1...

Breuer, Bessie, 1893--

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Bessie Breuer nee Freedman was born October 19, 1893 in Cleveland, Ohio to Samuel and Julia Freedman. After graduating from the Missouri State University School of Journalism, she worked, first, as a reporter for the St. Louis Times, then as an editor for the New York Tribune. She left that position to become the national director of magazine publicity for the American Red Cross at the end of World War I, and subsequently joined the staff of the Ladies Home Journal. In 1925 she married her third...

Hemingway, Ernest, 1899-1961

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Author and journalist. From the description of Papers of Ernest Hemingway, 1949. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79450863 Joseph Dearing is addressed on envelope as "war correspondent, U.S. Army." A native of Santa Rosa, he was a photographer for Colliers magazine during World War II, covering both the European and Pacific theaters. After the war he wrote the "Uncle Joe Dearing's Fish and Game Column" for for the San Francisco Call Bulletin and later worked for the San Jose M...

Dos Passos, John, 1896-1970

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American novelist. From the description of One Man's Initiation, 1917, 1968-1969. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 63937079 American author, From the description of State of the nation [manuscript], 1944. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647807708 American author. From the description of Screenplay by John Dos Passos [manuscript], 1934 October 15. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647830975 F...