Anita Loos papers, 1917-1979.


Anita Loos papers, 1917-1979.

The collection, consisting mainly of personal photographs of Anita Loos and the Talmadge family, covers the time period 1917 to 1979. The bulk of the collection is a series of photographs made up of photographs of Anita Loos, including pages from her personal photo album, photographs of the Talmadge family, and photographs collected by Anita Loos. The majority of the photographs were used in her memoirs: A girl like I: an autobiography, Kiss Hollywood good-by, and The Talmadge girls: a memoir. Some prominent persons depicted in photographs include: John Emerson, Douglas Fairbanks, Buster Keaton, Constance Talmadge, Margaret L. Talmadge, Natalie Talmadge, and Norma Talmadge. Also includes three typescript copies of Anita Loos's scripts, The duel and The king's mare; film review by poet and contributor to the New Republic, Vachel Lindsay; letter from Ralph L. Schroeder to Anita Loos regarding his Lindsay biography; letters from Jule Styne to Anita Loos regarding Anita Loos and Joseph A. Field's adaptation of her novel into the Broadway musical, Gentlemen prefer blondes; letter from Robert D. Loomis to Anita Loos concerning Jule Styne's 1978 biography and a typed synopsis of the book; program of The constant wife and a Christmas card from actress Elsa Maxwell.

1 box (.3 linear ft.)


SNAC Resource ID: 8177024

Houghton Library

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