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Finding Aid to the Frances Kavanaugh-Hecker Clippings and Scrapbook MSA.29
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Description
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.
Background
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.
Extent
2.0 Linear feet (1 box, 1 oversized box)
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to the Autry National Center. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Autry Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Autry National Center as the custodian of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.
Availability
Collection is open for research. Appointments to view materials are required. To make an appointment please visit http://theautry.org/research/research-rules-and-application or contact library staff at rroom@theautry.org. An item-level inventory is available from library staff.