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

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Marion Davies papers
    Date (inclusive): 1906-1961
    Date (bulk): 1928-1937; 1951-1961
    Collection number: 192
    Creator: Davies, Marion
    Extent: 5 linear feet of papers. 1 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

    Marion Davies papers, Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Gordon Mueller, 1992

    Biography

    Marion Davies was an American actress active in film from 1917 to 1937. In 1915 she met William Randolph Hearst, and they began an affair that lasted until his death in 1951.

    Collection Scope and Content Summary

    The Marion Davies papers span the years 1906-1961 (bulk 1928-1937; 1951-1961) and encompass 6 linear feet. The papers consist of accounting and financial information for most of Davies's later films and correspondence files from the 1950s. There is also information about Davies's business dealings, as well as her relationship with the Hearst organization after Hearst's death. There is no material on William Randolph Hearst in the collection, and most of the correspondence that deals with him consists of condolences to Davies. The photograph series consists of glass slides, nitrate negatives, and prints of biography photographs.

    Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series: 1. Production files; 2. Television files; 3. Subject files; 4. Oversize; 5. Photographs

    Indexing Terms

    Davies, Marion , 1897-1961--Archives.
    actresses