Papers of Booton Herndon. [manuscript], 1970-1988.


Herndon, Booton. Papers of Booton Herndon. [manuscript], 1970-1988.

Papers of Booton Herndon. [manuscript], 1970-1988.

Papers of Booton Herndon consisting of material pertaining to the researching, writing, and publication of his book, "Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks." The papers include manuscripts; drafts; revisions; contracts; correspondence; photographs; interviews; tear sheets; outlines; chronologies of the lives of Pickford and Fairbanks; sources and notes; publicity, sales and promotion material; recordings including a psychoanalysis of Pickford and Fairbanks by Seymour Rabinowitz; clippings; and a record of expenses. There is correspondence about the production of the book and its subjects with agent Sterling Lord; publisher Eric Swenson; relatives and friends of Pickford and Fairbanks, including Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., and Matty Kemp; and Ted Galvin on film out-takes. A folder of interviews and short biographies contains information on Johnny Mack Brown, Allan Dwan, Arthur Edeson, Lucky Humberstone, Chuck Lewis, Anita Loos, Frances Marion, Buddy Mason, Hal Mohr, Bull Montana, Mickey Neilan, Paul O'Brien, Buddy Rogers, Bobby Rose, Larry Tailer, Charles Rosher, Blanche Sweet, and Bob Thomas.

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Thomas, Bob, 1922-2014 (person)

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Neilan, Marshall A., 1891-1958 (person)

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