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Finding aid for the Erica Gunter papers 6069
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Description
Collection of letters and photographs collected by Erica (Ricky) Gunter. The bulk of the letters (including telegrams) are from Richard (Dick) Paxton. Gunter was a German Jew who fled Nazi Germany with her brother. She met Paxton in 1944 or early 1945 while serving as a camera operator creating military training films. Dick Paxton was a regular character actor in a number of films.
Background
Erica Gunter was a German Jew who fled Nazi Germany with her brother. She met Richard (Dick) Paxton in 1944 or early 1945 while serving as a camera operator creating military training films. Dick Paxton was a regular character actor in a number of films, beginning in 1940 with Third Finger, Left Hand starring Myrna Loy. He moved to California as a teen and met Mickey Rooney at a high school party. The two became close friends and Paxton served as his stand-in on a number of Rooney's early films.
Extent
0.42 Linear Feet 1 box
Restrictions
All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Manuscripts Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.
Availability
Collection stored off site. Advance notice required for access.