Bennett Cerf papers, ca. 1898-1977.

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Cerf, Bennett, 1898-1971. Bennett Cerf papers, ca. 1898-1977.

Bennett Cerf papers, ca. 1898-1977.

Correspondence, manuscripts, memorabilia, photographs, phonograph and tape recordings, and printed files.

52 linear ft. ( 71 boxes, 45 volumes, & 22 oversized items)

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Baxter, Anne.

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Anne Baxter was a stage, film, and television actress. She won an Academy Award for her supporting role in "The Razor's Edge" (1946). She starred as Eve in "All About Eve" and as Queen Nefretiri in "The Ten Commandments". Baxter appeared on television from the 1960s and continued to do guest roles until 1983. From the description of Anne Baxter papers, 1924-1985. (University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center). WorldCat record id: 29631733 ...

Ferber, Edna, 1887-1968

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American novelist, short story writer and playwright. From the description of Letters, 1912-1957. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122415400 American fiction writer and playwright. From the description of Typed letter signed : Stepney Depot, Conn., to Edward Wagenknecht, 1944 Oct. 30. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270868073 Author. From the description of Edna Ferber letter, 1921. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79450230 Author of popu...

Flower, Des, omd, 1907-3-

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Random House (Firm)

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Lindsay, John V.

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Epithet: Archdeacon of Lismore British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000443.0x0000c4 Title: Earl of Crawford British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000443.0x0000cf Epithet: trade union official British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000443.0x0000c6 Epithet: Colo...

Kennedy, Edward Moore, 1932-2009

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Edward Moore Kennedy (b. Feb. 22, 1932, Boston, Mass.-d. Aug. 25, 2009), graduated from Harvard University with a B.A. in government in 1956, and received his LL.B. from the University of Virginia in 1959. He served in the United States Army from 1951 to 1953. He was elected democratic senator from Massachusetts in 1962, served until his death in August 2009. He was the Assistant District Attorney for Suffolk County from 1961 to 1962, and sought the Democratic nomination for president in 1980....

Humphrey, Hubert H. (Hubert Horatio), 1911-1978

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Senator. From the description of Reminiscences of Hubert H. Humphrey : oral history, 1958. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122376713 From the description of Reminiscences of Hubert H. Humphrey, Jr. : oral history, 1977. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 86100450 Hubert Horatio Humphrey, Jr. (1911-1978) was a U.S. Senator and Vice President of the United States. He worked as a pharmacist in his fathe...

Tracy, Honor, 1915-

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Cooke, Alistair, 1908-2004

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Epithet: journalist and broadcaster British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000975.0x0000cd ...

Jovanovich, William

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Cerf, Bennett, 1898-1971

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BIOGHIST REQUIRED Author & publisher. Columbia A.B. 1919; Litt.B. 1920. From the guide to the Bennett Cerf Papers, ca. 1898-1977., (Columbia University Rare Book and Manuscript Library, ) Publisher and editor. Founder of Random House, New York, with Donald S. Klopfer; president, 1927-1966; and chairman of the board, 1966- Other publishing affiliations include Bantam Books (New York) and Modern Library, Inc. (New York). From the description of Calling card : N...

Goldwyn, Samuel, Jr., 1926-

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Maugham, W. Somerset (William Somerset), 1874-1965

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British novelist, playwright, and short story writer, most well-known for his autobiographical novel "Of Human Bondage". From the description of Letter, signed : St. Jean-Cap Ferrat (France), to James R. Parish, Brockton, Mass. 16 June 1961. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 62718967 William Somerset Maugham (1874-1965) was a British author. From the description of W. Somerset Maugham letters, 1919-1927. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 144652236 ...

Canfield, Cass, 1897-1986

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Shaw, Irwin

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Author Irwin Shaw was born in New York and educated at Brooklyn College; after graduation he wrote for radio serials to help support his destitute family. He became a successful playwright, which led to work on various movies, including both original screenplays and adaptations. He gradually shifted his emphasis to short stories, and produced a series of acclaimed stories for New Yorker and other periodicals. He was a non-combatant in World War II but, traveling with a filmmaking unit, he witnes...

Merrick, David, 1947-

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Cerf, Christopher.

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Mencken, H.L.

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Author and journalist. From the description of Papers of Henry Louis Mencken [manuscript] 1935-56. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647952438 American journalist. From the description of Letter, [1924?] Jan. 9, New York, to Perry Walton. (Boston Athenaeum). WorldCat record id: 184904324 Editor and satirist. From the description of Papers of H. L. Mencken [manuscript] 1912-1949. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647976...

Bliven, Bruce, 1916-2002

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Warren, Robert Penn, 1905-1989

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Robert Penn Warren (1905-1989), first poet laureate of the United States, was a poet, writer of fiction, and co-author with Cleanth Brooks of influential textbooks on literature. He won Pulitzer Prizes for All the King's Men (1946) and for volumes of poetry, Promises (1958) and Now and Then (1979). From the description of Robert Penn Warren papers, 1906-1989. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702132948 Robert Penn Warren served on the faculty of Louisiana State University, Dept...

Rockefeller, Nelson A. (Nelson Aldrich), 1908-1979

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Government executive. From the description of Reminiscences of Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller : oral history, 1978. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309723954 From the description of Reminiscences of Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller : oral history, 1952. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309723968 From the description of Reminiscences of Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller : oral history, 1967. (Columbia University In ...

Morley, Christopher, 1890-1957

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American author and journalist. From the description of Letter to unidentified recipient [manuscript], 1940 October 25. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647810653 Christopher Morley was an American editor, an author, and a Rhodes scholar. Morley was one of the founders of the "Saturday Review of Literature," of which he was an editor from 1924 to 1940. A prolific author, he wrote more than 50 books. His novels include PANASSUS ON WHEELS (1917), THE HAUNTED BOOKS...

Schiff, Dorothy, 1903-1989

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Dorothy Schiff (1903-1989) was the publisher of the New York Post, the oldest daily newspaper in the United States, from 1942 to 1976. She wrote a column for the paper and served as editor-in-chief from 1961 until she sold the paper in 1976. She also published the Paris-Post in France from 1945 to 1948 and owned several radio stations in New York City, Los Angeles and San Francisco. From the guide to the Dorothy Schiff papers, 1904-1989, 1950s-1970s, (The New York Public Library. Man...

Jones, James, 1921-1977

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James Jones, author, was born November 6, 1921 in Robinson Illinois. He served in the U.S. Army, 1939-1944. Jones lived in Albuquerque, New Mexico in 1950, where he finished his first and most important novel. From Here To Eternity was published in 1951 and won the National Book Award for fiction that year. Although he wrote other novels, short stories and worked on several screen plays, including "The Longest Day," he never again won the critical acclaim of his first book. Jones was nearing com...

Roth, Philip, 1933-2018

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Author. Full name: Philip Milton Roth. Born 1933. From the description of Philip Roth papers, 1938-2001 (bulk 1960-1999). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70982313 Philip Roth is a popular and critically acclaimed American novelist. His observations on the Jewish experience in America, as depicted in such works as Goodbye, Columbus, and Portnoy's Complaint, show inventiveness and a singular sense of humor. Some observers find his works unnecessarily scatalogical and self-indul...

Lefkowitz, Louis J.

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Stevenson, Adlai E. (Adlai Ewing), 1900-1965

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Illinois governor (1949-1953), Democratic U. S. presidential candidate (1952, 1956), and U. S. ambassador to the United Nations (1961-1965). From the description of Letter, July 13, 1949. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 698776706 Thirty-first governor of Illinois (1949-1953), two time Democratic Presidential candidate (1952, 1956), diplomat and statesman. From the description of Papers, 1880-1965 [1948-1952]. (Abraham Lincoln President...

Gingrich, Arnold.

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Founder and publisher of Esquire magazine. From the description of Arnold Gingrich papers, 1932-1975. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34419600 Founding editor of Esquire Magazine in 1933 and its publisher beginning in 1952, Arnold Gingrich was a distinguished author, journalist, and nurturer of literary talent. Born in Grand Rapids, Michigan December 5, 1903, he graduated from the University of Michigan in 1925. He began his career writing advertis...

Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972

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Harry S. Truman was born in Lamar, Missouri, on May 8, 1884, the son of John Anderson Truman and Martha Ellen (Young) Truman. The family, which soon included another boy, Vivian, and a girl, Mary Jane moved several times during Truman''s childhood and youth - first, in 1887, to a farm near Grandview, then, in 1890, to Independence, and finally, in 1902, to Kansas City. He attended public schools in Independence, graduating from high school in 1901. After leaving school, he worked briefly as a ti...

Kerr, Jean St. G.

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Baldwin, Faith, 1893-1978

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New York-born American novelist. From the description of Autograph letters signed (2) : Norwalk, Connecticut, to Edward Wagenknecht, 1965 Jan. 18 and [no year] Nov. 22. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270862667 American author. From the description of The west wind [manuscript], 1962. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647806212 Faith Baldwin enjoyed an unusually long and prolific career as a popular romance writer. Her works generally portray ...

Nathan, George Jean, 1882-1958

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Author. From the description of Letter with reply of George Jean Nathan, 1941. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70983742 Editor of The American Spectator. From the description of Letters signed (17) : New York, to Claire Luce, 1933-1955 and [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270952693 ...

Capote, Truman, 1924-1984

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BIOGHIST REQUIRED American author. From the guide to the Truman Capote ephemera Collection, 1949-1988., (Columbia University Rare Book and Manuscript Library, ) Truman Capote (1924- ), American author. From the description of Truman Capote papers, 1939-1976. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 38476609 Truman Capote is an American writer. From the description of Truman Capote fonds. (University of Victoria Libraries). WorldCat record id: 667848368...

Fisher, Dorothy Canfield. (1879-1958).

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American author and novelist, of Arlington, Vt. From the description of Letter, 1956 Dec. 19. (Maine Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 70960370 Dorothy Canfield Fisher was a skilled educator and popular author. Many of her works were written for children, but enjoyed by adults. Her stories are insightful and caring, honest and clever, and generally conservative in style and theme. She was also very active in civic and charitable concerns. From the ...

Dewey, Thomas E. (Thomas Edmund), 1902-1971

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Former Governor of New York. From the description of Reminiscences of Thomas Dewey : oral history, 1966. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 269255106 American politician. From the description of Typewritten letter signed : [n.p.], to F.B. Adams, Jr., 1964 Jan. 13. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270539338 From the description of Typed letter signed : Albany, New York, to Mrs. Robert M. Littlejohn, 1944 July 11. (Unknown). W...

Wallace, Henry A. (Henry Agard), 1888-1965

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Henry Cantwell Wallace (1866-1924) was an American farmer, college professor, and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture 1921-1924. His son Henry Agard Wallace (1888-1965) was also Secretary of Agriculture (1933-1940) and served as Franklin D. Roosevelt's vice president (1941-1945). From the guide to the Henry C. Wallace Collection, 1921-1948, (Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries) Farm editor, corn breeder, business person, Iowa State alumnus (1910), U....

Hoover, J.Edgar (John Edgar), 1895-1972

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Director of the FBI. From the description of Typed letter signed : Washington, D.C., to Arthur William Brown, 1941 Sept. 12. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269555861 John Edgar Hoover (1895-1972) served from 1924 to 1972 as the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). As its first director, Hoover molded the FBI into his image of a modern police force. He promoted scientific investigation of crime, the collection and analysis of fingerprints and the hiring and ...

O'Flaherty, Liam, 1896-1984

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Irish novelist. From the description of A fireman's death : corrected manuscript, ca. 1925. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122445420 From the description of The tyrant : corrected manuscript, ca. 1927. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122289306 Liam O'Flaherty was born in the Aran Islands, County Galway, Ireland on 28 August 1896. He was educated at Rockwell College, Black Rock College and University College Dublin. From 1915 to 1917 O'Flaherty served with the Irish G...

Paley, William S. (William Samuel), 1901-1990

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William S. Paley was President of CBS. From the guide to the William S. Paley Letters, 1936, (Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries) William S. Paley was born on September 28, 1901 in Chicago, Illinois. He graduated from the Wharton School of Finance at the University of Pennsylvania in 1922. He worked for his father in the family cigar-making business, Congress Cigar Company, 1922 to 1928. He was a founder of United Independent Broadcasters (lat...

Hurlock, Madeline, 1899-1989

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Ingersoll, Ralph, 1900-1985

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Berlin, Irving, 1888-1989

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American composer. From the description of Irving Berlin letter to John W. Rumsey, 1959 May 15. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 608505243 From the description of Irving Berlin letter to Harry Ruby, 1971 Jan. 5. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 608505236 From the description of Irving Berlin letter to Harry Ruby, 1957 Dec. 3. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 608505260 From the description of Irving Berlin letter to Harry Ruby, 1956 May 22. (Unknown). WorldCat rec...

Fontaine, Joan, 1917-2013

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American actress, author, and lecturer; b. Joan de Beauvoir de Havilland in Japan; came to U.S. in 1919 and subsequently became a naturalized citizen. From the description of Joan Fontaine collection, 1929-1997. (Boston University). WorldCat record id: 70963167 ...

Dreiser, Theodore, 1871-1945

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Theodore Dreiser was an American literary naturalist and author of two of the most significant works of early twentieth-century American fiction, SISTER CARRIE (1900) and AN AMERICAN TRAGEDY (1925). From the description of The mercy of God : manuscript, [1900-1945?] / by Theodore Dreiser. (Peking University Library). WorldCat record id: 63051908 Editor and author. From the description of Theodore Dreiser papers, 1910-1930. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71009534 ...

Wagner, Phyllis Cerf, 1915-2006.

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Journalist; interviewee married (1) Bennett Cerf; (2) Robert F. Wagner. From the description of Reminiscences of Phyllis Cerf Wagner ; oral history, 1978. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309738312 ...

Loos, Anita, 1893-1981

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Anita Loos, screenwriter and novelist, was born on April 26, 1893, in Sisson, CA, the daughter of R. Beers and Minnie Ellen Loos. Miss Loos wrote the subtitles for D. W. Griffith's film, Intolerance, in 1916. Her best known work is Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. She died on August 18, 1981, at the age of 93. From the guide to the Anita Loos papers, 1917-1981, (The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.) American author and screenwriter. From the descrip...

Green, Martyn, 1899-1975

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Green was an English actor and comedian. Gilbert was an English playwright and humorist best known for his collaboration with Sir Arthur Sullivan in comic operas. From the guide to the Martyn Green prompt books for, The mikado, 1954-1960., (Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University) ...