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Description
The Gladys Hall papers span the years 1918-1969 (bulk 1930-1941) and encompass 10 linear feet. The collection consists primarily of notes and manuscripts for her articles on various movie stars. There is also a small amount of correspondence, as well as most of the fiction written by Hall.
Background
Gladys Hall was an American journalist. She married portrait photographer Russell E. Ball in 1912. She wrote a syndicated column, "The Diary of a Professional Movie Fan" in the 1920s, and she interviewed many of the major movie stars of the 1930s for such fan magazines as "Photo Play," "Modern Screen," and "Screenland." Hall was a founding member of the Hollywood Women's Press Club in 1928.
Extent
10 linear feet of papers.
Restrictions
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.
Availability
Available by appointment only.