The collection contains
correspondence, film and television scripts, articles, and photographs
of author and screenwriter Stuart Lake (1890-1962), best known for his writings about the American West.
Stuart Nathaniel Lake (1890-1962), author and screenwriter, was a native of New York
and is best known for his writing about the West. He worked for the New York Herald
(1910-1912), where his acquaintance with Bat Masterson led to his interest in western
lore. After serving in World War I, Lake moved to San Diego, CA, and wrote for
magazines. The success of his book, Wyatt Earp, frontier marshal (1931) led to his
becoming a screenwriter for films such as The Westerner (1940), Wells Fargo (1937),
My darling Clementine (1946), and Winchester '73 (1950).
5,725 pieces in 18 boxes
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