Finding Aid for the Vanessa Brown Papers, ca. 1950-1988

Processed by Manuscripts Division staff; machine-readable finding aid created by Caroline Cubé
UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
Manuscripts Division
Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
© 2002
The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

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Finding Aid for the Vanessa Brown Papers, ca. 1950-1988

Collection number: 1552

UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections

Manuscripts Division



Los Angeles, CA

Contact Information

  • Manuscripts Division
  • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
  • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
  • Box 951575
  • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
  • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
  • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
  • URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
Processed by:
Dan Luckenbill, November 1988
Additions by:
Simon Elliott and Lilace Hatayama, January 2002
Encoded by:
Caroline Cubé
Online finding aid edited by:
Josh Fiala, April 2002
© 2002 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Vanessa Brown Papers,
Date (inclusive): ca. 1950-1988
Collection number: 1552
Creator: Brown, Vanessa, 1928-
Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear ft.) 5 oversize boxes
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: Vanessa Brown (1928- ) was born in Vienna, Austria. She appeared in Broadway plays and films. In 1962, she became a writer-coordinator for the Voice of America. She worked as a correspondent with the Los Angeles Times Service (1970-74), and with the National Public Radio (1973-74). The collection contains interviews with Brown, correspondence, scrapbooks, and cassette tapes of classes taught by Brown.
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

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Restrictions on Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

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  • Public Services Division
  • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
  • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
  • Box 951575
  • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
  • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
  • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Gift of Vanessa Brown, 1988-90.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Vanessa Brown Papers (Collection 1552). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

Biography

Brown was born on March 24, 1928 in Vienna, Austria; came to the U.S. in 1938; BA, UCLA, 1949; appeared in Broadway plays, As you Like it (1950) and The Seven Year Itch (1952-54); appeared in films, including Youth Runs Wild (1941), The Heiress (1948), and The Bad and the Beautiful (1952); married Mark R. Sandrich, 1959; became writer-coordinator for Voice of America in 1962; correspondent with Los Angeles Times Service, 1970-74, and National Public Radio, 1973-74; writer, KTLA-TV, 1972-74; worked for presidential campaigns of Adlai Stevenson, 1956, and John F. Kennedy, 1960; artist with one-woman show at Edgardo Costa Gallery, Beverly Hills, California; founder, American Acting Company.

Scope and Content

Collection contains bibliographical reference works and other books in which Vanessa Brown is mentioned. Also includes interviews with Brown, correspondence, scrapbooks, and cassette tapes of classes taught by Brown.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Brown, Vanessa, 1928- --Archives.
Actors--United States--Archival resources.
Motion picture actors and actresses--California--Los Angeles--Arc hival resources.
Women radio writers--United States--Archival resources.


Container List

 

Biographical

 

Cassette tapes [oversize box]

Box 2

Cassette tapes of classes [further unidentified].

Physical Description: Oversize box.
 

Interviews

Box 1, Folder 1

Cosmopolitan, March 1953. Vanessa Brown, Her Brains Didn't Get In Her Way.

 

Published references to Vanessa Brown

Box 1, Folder 3

Photocopies of published biographical references to Vanessa Brown.

 

Motion Pictures, Etc.

 

Sinatra, Frank

Box 1

Kelley, Kitty. His Way: The Unauthorized Biography Of Frank Sinatra. Toronto: Bantam Books, 1986.

Physical Description: Reference to Vanessa Brown, p.215.
 

Political Interests, Etc.

 

Correspondence

Box 1, Folder 2

Political correspondence.

 

Murrow, Edward R.

Box 1

Sperber, A.M. Murrow: His Life And Times. New York: Freundlich Books, 1986.

Physical Description: Inscribed: To Vanessa Brown, a wonderful friend - with thanks and affection - all the best, [illegible] ('A.M. Sperber') September 16, 1986.
 

Stevenson, Adlai

Box 1

Johnson, Walter, ed. The Papers Of Adlai E. Stevenson. vol.6. Boston and Toronto: Little, Brown and Company, c. 1976.

Physical Description: Prints letter to Vanessa Brown, p.38.
 

Radio appearances

 

Quiz Kids

Box 1

Feldman, Ruth Duskin. Whatever Happened To The Quiz Kids? Chicago: Chicago Review Press, 1982.

Physical Description: Inscribed: To Vanessa With appreciation and affection and hope for a renewed friendship - Ruth Duskin Feldman. Has chapter on Vanessa Brown
 

Theater Appearances

 

Memorabilia [Oversize Box]

Box 3

Scrapbooks, ca. 1949-1950.

Physical Description: Oversize box.
Box 4

Scrapbook, ca. 1959-1951.

Physical Description: Oversize box.
Box 5

Scrapbook, ca. 1952-1953.

Physical Description: Oversize box.
Box 6

Scrapbook ca. 1955-1959.

Physical Description: Oversize box.
 

Seven Year Itch

Box 1

Nathan, George Jean. The Theatre In The Fifties. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1953.

Physical Description: Reference to Vannessa Brown, p.77.
 

Seven Year Itch, Etc.

Box 1

Goldberg, Hyman. Her Brains Didn't Get In Her Way In: Cosmopolitan, March 1953, p.24.

 

Vanessa Brown Productions

 

Television

Box 3

What To Be--medley of six programs [video tape].