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Louella Parsons scrapbooks and photographs
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Important Information for Users of the Collection
  • Biography
  • Collection Scope and Content Summary
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Louella Parsons scrapbooks and photographs
    Date (inclusive): 1915-1961
    Collection number: 236
    Creator: Parsons, Louella
    Extent: 18.4 linear feet of papers. 2.5 linear feet of photographs.
    Repository: Margaret Herrick Library. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
    Languages: English

    Important Information for Users of the Collection

    Access

    Available by appointment only.

    Publication rights

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the Margaret Herrick Library. Researchers are responsible for obtaining all necessary rights, licenses, or permissions from the appropriate companies or individuals before quoting from or publishing materials obtained from the library.

    Preferred Citation

    Louella Parsons scrapbooks and photographs, Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Harriet Parsons, 1966, with additions from Evelyn Farney, 1983

    Biography

    Louella Parsons was an American gossip columnist best known for her influential, long-running syndicated column on Hollywood personalities.

    Collection Scope and Content Summary

    The Louella Parsons scrapbooks and photographs span the years 1915-1961 and encompass 20.9 linear feet. The 61 scrapbook volumes contain thousands of columns she wrote over six decades. There are also biographical clippings on Parsons and coverage of her various radio programs. Some of the scrapbooks are extremely fragile and access may be limited. The photograph series consists of 870 items. There are photographs of Parsons with film personalities, portraits of Parsons, and documentation of her activities, including radio broadcasts and travel.

    Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series: 1. Scrapbooks; 2. Biography photographs

    Indexing Terms

    Parsons, Louella O. (Louella Oettinger) , 1881-1972--Archives.
    columnists