Papers, 1925-1942.


Papers, 1925-1942.

Collection consists of correspondence, manuscripts, clippings, drawings, phonograph records, a file of Script magazine from 1929-41, ephemera, and miscellanea of Rob Wagner. The manuscripts are primarily stories intended for film adaptation and are from Wagner and other writers including one manuscript each by William Saroyan and Peter Bernard Kyne. Many of the covers of Wagner's Script are illustrated by Leo Politi. Correspondents include William Saroyan, Theodore Dreiser, Upton Sinclair, Charles Chaplin, Bette Davis, Douglas Fairbanks, Tom Mix, Randolph Scott, Gloria Swanson, Joan Crawford, Cecil B. DeMille, Walt Disney, Jean Harlow, Daryl Zanuck, Edward Everett Horton, Mary Pickford, and Spencer Tracy.

33 boxes (16.5 linear ft.)2 oversize boxes.

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Wagner, Rob, 1872-1942 (person)

Epithet: editor of 'Script' British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001305.0x0003ae Robert Leicester Wagner was born on Aug. 2, 1872 in Detroit, MI; attended Univ. of MI and studied art at the AcadeĢmie Julian (1903) in Paris; became an illustrator for the Detroit free press, Criterion (NY), and the Encyclopedia Britannica (London); also painted portraits; wrote for the Saturday evening post, Collier's, and other magaz...