Bernardine Fritz was born and raised in Peoria, Illinois. She worked as a reporter for the
Chicago Evening Post and the
New York Daily News before moving to Europe in 1925. She lived in London and Paris, and traveled extensively throughout India and China. After
settling in Los Angeles in 1939, she established her "Hollywood salon" which brought together the leading literary and artistic
personalities of the era, many of whom were American expatriates she met during her European exile. The collection includes
letters, manuscripts, photographs and ephemera, and books from the library of Mrs. Fritz.
Fritz was born and raised in Peoria, IL; worked as a reporter for the Chicago evening post and New York daily news before
moving to Europe in 1925; lived in London and Paris, and traveled extensively in India and China; settled in Los Angeles in
1939, and became known for her Hollywood salon, which brought together literary and artistic personalities, including many
American expatriates; died in 1982.
1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
5 oversize boxes.
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