Frances Kavanaugh-Hecker (1915-2009) was known as the “Cowgirl of the typewriter” and was one of the few women scriptwriters
for western film and television. This collection consists of ephemera, newspaper clippings, publications, publicity packets,
and a scrapbook. Material in this collection was created from 1941-1947.
Frances Kavanaugh-Hecker (1915 February - 2009 January 23) was known as the “Cowgirl of the typewriter” and was one of the
few women scriptwriters for western film and television. During her career she wrote for Monogram, PRC, United Artists, and
Eagle Lion Studio. She was main writer for the
Trail Blazers from 1942-1944, starring Ken Maynard, Hoot Gibson, and Bob Steele. Between 1941 and 1950, she wrote over 30 scripts.
2.0 Linear feet
(1 box, 1 oversized box)
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