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Finding Aid for the Bernardine Fritz Papers, 1925-1974
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Description
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.
Background
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.
Extent
1 box (0.5 linear ft.) 5 oversize boxes.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.