The Eleanor Perry papers span the years 1931-1981 (bulk 1962-1979) and encompass 6.3 linear feet. The
collection contains scripts, along with some clippings, correspondence, and legal material for 10 films.
Perry's stage, film, and television work are all represented to varying degrees. Rounding out the
collection are personal documents and Perry's writings for the print media.
Eleanor Perry was an American novelist and screenwriter. Her marriage in 1960 to aspiring director
Frank Perry launched the partnership for which both would be best remembered. Their independent film,
DAVID AND LISA (1962) earned Academy Award nominations for both writing and direction. After the Perrys's
1971 divorce, Eleanor went on to become a feminist and penned the 1979 novel, "Blue Pages," a
semiautobiographical exposé of Hollywood's treatment of women.
6.3 linear feet of papers.
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