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Guide to the Stanley Musgrove Papers Pertaining to Mae West
M1435  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography / Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Stanley Musgrove papers pertaining to Mae West
    Dates: 1948-1976
    Collection number: M1435
    Creator: Musgrove, Stanley
    Collection Size: 1 linear ft.
    Repository: Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
    Abstract: Correspondence, 1958-1974; movie scripts; newspaper clippings, 1948-1976; magazine articles about Mae West, 1969-1970; photographs; and press releases.
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English

    Access

    Collection is open for research; materials must be requested at least 24 hours in advance of intended use.

    Publication Rights

    Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections.

    Preferred Citation

    Stanley Musgrove papers pertaining to Mae West, M1435. Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Acquisition Information

    Transferred from the Theatre Collection, 2004. Accession 2004-143.

    Biography / Administrative History

    Stanley Musgrove was an old friend of Mae West. He was quick to say he was not her agent, but he was, or became, her publicist. He often "ran interference" for the star, screening her visitors, as well as admirers after her picture and autograph. He signed some of her correspondence and was privy to what her thoughts were on everything from her attendance at functions to what was appropriate regarding fees she received for appearances, interviews, and the like. He came to know many Hollywood personalities, from actors to directors. In 1982 he collaborated with George Eells on a biography of Mae West.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Correspondence, 1958-1974; movie scripts; newspaper clippings, 1948-1976; magazine articles about Mae West, 1969-1970; photographs; and press releases.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    West, Mae