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George Halasz scrapbooks
1909  
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Description
George Halasz was a theatrical critic for the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, under the column, The Curtain Rises. Additionally, he wrote features for Vanity Fair, the New York Times, and the Saturday review of Literature. In 1935 Halasz moved to Hollywood and became a script reader and writer for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and other studios. The collection consists of four scrapbooks containing published articles written by Halasz.
Background
George Halasz was born in Hungary. He came to the United States in 1921 and was theatrical critic for the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, under the column, The Curtain Rises. Additionally, he wrote for Vanity Fair, the New York Times, and the Saturday review of Literature. He became a translator of the plays of Hungarian writer, Ferenc Molnar and also wrote an unpublished biography about the playwright. In 1935 Halasz moved to Hollywood and became a script reader and writer for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and other studios. In 1955 he opened the Mercury Book Store in Beverly Hills specializing in psychoanalytic literature. He died in Los Angeles in June, 1990.
Extent
0.8 linear ft. (2 flat boxes)
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.