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Description
The Ring Lardner Jr. papers span the years 1920-2002 (bulk 1941-1995) and encompass 17.1 linear feet. The collection consists primarily of script material and personal papers. Of special interest is his collection of relevant material regarding the blacklist, including numerous articles written by Lardner and his peers, drafts of Lardner's speeches at related events, and clippings and mail reflecting different reactions to the persons blacklisted.
Background
Ring Lardner Jr. was an American screenwriter most active from 1937 to 1977. For 15 years Lardner was blacklisted by the entertainment industry after being convicted of contempt of Congress as one of the Hollywood Ten. He earned Academy Awards for best original screenplay for WOMAN OF THE YEAR (1942) and for writing M*A*S*H (1970).
Extent
17.1 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.