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Description
Lorees Yerby was a writer of short stories, plays, screenplays, and novels. In 1957, she and her husband Mike Dutton opened Coffee House Positano, located in Malibu, California. The collection consists of plays including Save Me a Place at Forest Lawn, short stories, screenplays, photographs, correspondence, and a small amount of research notes related to Our Fathers Trilogy.
Background
Lorees Yerby Dutton was born on January 9, 1930 in San Francisco. In July 1957, she and her second husband Mike Dutton opened Coffee House Positano, located in Malibu, California; the establishment closed in 1963. She wrote short stories, plays, screenplays, and novels. In 1963, her one-act play Save Me A Place in Forest Lawn was published. Yeby and third husband Bertrand Castelli produced the satirical film, Richard, about Richard Nixon in 1972. In 1976, she received a Guggenheim Grant for the Our Fathers trilogy (Nero, Mother England, and Abraham). Yerby later moved to Ocean Park, California, where she died in 1996.
Extent
6.4 linear ft. (9 boxes, 1 flat box, 2 shoe boxes, and 2 tube boxes)
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.