Finding Aid of the Mary Desti papers

Processed by Charlotte Payne
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The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Finding Aid of the Mary Desti papers

UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections

Manuscripts Division



Los Angeles, CA
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Charlotte Payne, March 1975
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Descriptive Summary

Title: Mary Desti Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1918-1930
Collection number: 2055
Creator: Desti, Mary
Extent: 7 boxes (3.5 linear ft.)
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: Mary Desti (1871-1931) was the owner of Desti Beauty Products cosmetics firm and New York City studio which sold art objects, perfumes, and clothing. She wrote The untold story: the life of Isadora Duncan, 1921-1927 (1929). The collection consists of general and business correspondence, papers related to organizing clubs in London and Paris, facsimiles and notes for two projected magazines, bills, receipts, legal documents, photographs, press clippings, programs and flyers for performance and art events, and manuscripts of her biography, other non-fiction, plays, poems and short stories.
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

Restrictions on Access

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

Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of 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.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Mary Desti Papers (Collection 2055). Department of Special Collections, University Research Library, UCLA.

Biography

Desti was born on October 10, 1871 in Quebec, Canada; became owner of Desti Beauty Products cosmetics firm; also owned a New York City studio which sold art objects, perfumes, and clothing; mother of Preston Sturges and friend of Isadora Duncan; wrote The untold story: the life of Isadora Duncan, 1921-1927 (1929); died April 12, 1931 in New York City.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of general and business correspondence, papers related to organizing clubs in London and Paris, facsimiles and notes for two projected magazines, bills, receipts, legal documents, photographs, press clippings, programs and flyers for performance and art events. Includes manuscripts of biography and memoirs of Isadora Duncan and other non-fiction, as well as manuscripts of plays, poems and short stories. Also includes papers and correspondence related to Preston Sturges & Company and Desti Beauty Products. Includes Mary Desti's correspondence with Isadora Duncan and her daughter Irma, and with Desti's son Preston Sturges and his wife Eleanor.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged in the following series:
  • Business enterprises (Boxes 1,7).
  • Correspondence (Box 1).
  • Ephemera, mostly bills and receipts (Boxes 2,7).
  • Manuscripts (Boxes 3-7).

Indexing Terms

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

Subjects

Desti, Mary--Archives.
Duncan, Isadora, 1877-1927--Correspondence.
Sturges, Preston--Correspondence.
Women authors--20th century--Archival resources.
Businesswomen--United States--Archival resources.

Related Material

Preston Sturges papers (Collection 1114). Available at Department of Special Collections, UCLA.

Container List

 

Business Enterprises

 

Desti Beauty Products

Box 1

Business correspondence.

Physical Description: (44 items)
Box 1

Business correspondence, sales lists, advertising material and sales orders for Desti Beauty Products; Desti, Incorporated; and Preston Sturges and Company; ca. 1923.

Physical Description: (115 items)
 

Desti's Club, London; and Colisée, Paris

Box 1

Articles of incorporation, rules, scrapbook, and advertising materials for clubs organized by Mary Desti in 1919.

Physical Description: (16 items)
 

Magazines Facsimiles

Box 1

Facsimiles and notes for two projected magazines, Bright Spots and The Londonian. n.d.

Physical Description: (7 items)

Note

No evidence of publication.
 

Correspondence

Box 1

General. v.p., v.d.

Physical Description: (70 items)
Box 1

General. v.p., v.d.

Physical Description: (85 items)
Box 1

Duncan, Irma. Moscow, ca. 1928.

Physical Description: (21 items)

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence includes some typed duplicates and refers to an American tour planned by the School under the auspices of Sol Hurok.
Irma Duncan was the adopted daughter and student of Isadora Duncan, and at one time headed the Isadora Duncan School in Moscow.
Box 1

Duncan, Isadora. v.p., ca. 1918-1922.

Physical Description: (16 items)

Scope and Content Note

Includes one letter to Isadora Duncan from Mary Desti.
Box 1

Sturges, Preston and Eleanor. v.p., ca. 1930.

Physical Description: (12 items)

Scope and Content Note

Preston Sturges was an American playright and director, the son of Mary Desti and, by adoption, of her second husband, Solomon Sturges. Eleanor was Preston Sturges' wife.
 

Ephemera

Box 2

Bills, receipts, and legal documents. v.p., v.d.

Physical Description: (454 items)
Box 2

Miscellaneous. v.p., v.d.

Physical Description: (12 items)
Box 2

Photographs. n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: (4 items)

Scope and Content Note

Black and white photographs, varying in size. Unidentified.
Box 2

Press clippings. v.p., v.d.

Box 2

1) Beauty advice columns written by Mary Desti and published in the Daily Sketch. London, ca. 1920.

Physical Description: (43 items)
Box 2

2) Clippings and promotional releases referring to Mary Desti, ca. 1920-1931.

Physical Description: (16 items)
Box 2

3) Clippings and promotional releases referring to Isadora Duncan or Desti's biography, The Untold Story, ca. 1929.

Physical Description: (31 items)
Box 2

4) Miscellaneous clippings.

Physical Description: (18 items)
Box 2

Programs and Flyers for Theater, Dance, and Exhibitions.

Physical Description: (10 items)
 

Manuscripts

 

The Untold Story

Box 3

Drafts of Mary Desti's book, The untold story; Isadora Duncan's life, 1921-1927. New York: Horace Liveright, 1929.

Box 3, Folder 1

The untold story. v.p., 1929.

Physical Description: (200pp. Typescript)

Scope and Content Note

Introduction and body of text with editorial holograph corrections.
Box 3, Folder 2

The untold story. v.p., 1929.

Physical Description: (200pp. Typescript carbon)

Scope and Content Note

Body of text with holograph corrections.
Box 3, Folder 3

The untold story. v.p., 1929.

Physical Description: (250pp. Typescript carbon, some pages missing)

Scope and Content Note

With holograph corrections.
Editorial comments attached.
Box 3, Folder 4

The untold story. v.p., 1929.

Physical Description: (58pp. Typescript carbon)

Scope and Content Note

Incomplete.
Box 3, Folder 5

The untold story. v.p., 1929.

Physical Description: (205pp. Holograph)

Scope and Content Note

Incomplete.
 

Manuscripts

 

Memoirs of Isadora Duncan

Box 4

Draft by Isadora Duncan, n.d.

Scope and Content Note

This draft was published with minor variations as My Life (Garden City, New York: Garden City Publishing Company, Incorporated, 1927).
Box 4

[Duncan, Isadora] Memoirs of Isadora Duncan. n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: (9 p.l., 439pp. Typescript carbon)
 

Non-Fiction Written by Mary Desti

Box 4

Are women citizens? n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: (3pp. Typescript)

Scope and Content Note

With holograph corrections.
Box 4

Are women citizens? n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: (29pp. Holograph)

Scope and Content Note

Incomplete.
Box 4

Art in commerce. n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: (2pp. Holograph)
Box 4

The beauty of right-thinking service. n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: (6pp. Holograph)
Box 4

Beware of spoiling the beauty of your hands. n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: (2pp. Holograph)
Box 4

The breeding of hate. n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: (5pp. Typescript)

Scope and Content Note

Several copies.
Box 4

The curse of India. n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: (3pp. Typescript)
Box 4

Curtain lectures. n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: (2pp. Typescript)

Scope and Content Note

With holograph corrections.
Box 4

Franchescia Medinia. n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: (2pp. Typescript)
Box 4

The immorality of wasting other people's time. Paris, n.d.

Physical Description: (3pp. Typescript)
Box 4

The importance of color in your surroundings. n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: (2pp. Typescript)
Box 4

The impression of a great artist by a simpleton. n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: (5pp. Typescript)

Scope and Content Note

With holograph corrections.
Box 4

Maxims. London, 1917.

Physical Description: (1p. Holograph)
Box 4

Le passé. n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: (8pp. Holograph)
Box 4

Some games I played as a little girl. n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: (18pp. Typescript carbon)

Scope and Content Note

Incomplete.
Box 4

[Unidentified]. n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: (116pp. Holograph and typescript)

Scope and Content Note

Fragments.
Box 4

Vultures. n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: (4pp. Typescript)
Box 4

What are we doing to the children of the world? n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: (4pp. Typescript)
Box 4

What to do with your old clothes. n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: (3pp. Typescript)
Box 4

Wise saws as they should be interpreted. n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: (1p. Typescript)
 

Plays and Fictional Sketches Written by Mary Desti

Box 4

Adventurous John. n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: (1p. Typescript)

Scope and Content Note

Incomplete.
Box 4

The affair la Chetardie. n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: (3pp. Typescript)

Scope and Content Note

Incomplete, with holograph corrections.
Box 4

Ashes. n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: (17pp. Holograph)

Scope and Content Note

Notes and list of characters and scenes.
Box 4

A bad woman, by Mary Desti and Roma Chatoff. n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: (1p. Typescript)

Scope and Content Note

List of characters and synopsis.
Box 4

Beware of strangers. n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: (1p. Typescript)

Scope and Content Note

Notes.
Box 4

Bobby. n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: (7pp. Holograph)

Scope and Content Note

Incomplete, in notebook with other material.
Box 4

Canary. n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: (16pp. Holograph)

Scope and Content Note

Three synopses.
Box 4

Criminals in the making; or, John Bradford, inventor. London, 1921.

Physical Description: (14pp. Typescript and holograph)

Scope and Content Note

Notes, with holograph corrections.
Box 4

Another copy.

Physical Description: (16pp. Typescript)

Scope and Content Note

With holograph corrections.
Box 4

The damning of Kate Temple. n.p., n.d.

Box 4

Sketch.

Physical Description: (3pp. Typescript)
Box 4

Synopsis.

Physical Description: (5pp. Typescript)
Box 4

Incomplete synopsis.

Physical Description: (3pp. Typescript)
Box 4

Act 1, scenes 1 and 2.

Physical Description: (10pp. Typescript)

Scope and Content Note

With holograph corrections.
Box 4

Kate; a play by Mary Desti and John Colton. n.p., n.d.

Box 4

Synopsis.

Physical Description: (1 p.l., 10pp. Typescript)
Box 4

Synopsis.

Physical Description: (9pp. Typescript)

Scope and Content Note

With holograph corrections.
Box 4

Kate Temple. n.p., n.d.

Box 4

Synopsis.

Physical Description: (6pp. Typescript)
Box 4

Synopsis.

Physical Description: (2pp. Typescript)
Box 4

Synopsis.

Physical Description: (6pp. Typescript and holograph)
Box 4

Lists of characters and scenes.

Physical Description: (1p. Typescript carbon)
Box 4

List of acts and draft of Act 1.

Physical Description: (19pp. Holograph)
Box 4

Lists of characters and synopsis of Act 1, scene 1.

Physical Description: (6pp. Typescript and holograph)
Box 4

Synopsis of Act 1, scene 1.

Physical Description: (1p. Holograph)
Box 4

Prologue, Acts 1 and 2 and Act 2, scenes 1 and 2.

Physical Description: (15pp. Typescript with holograph corrections)
Box 4

Act 1, scene 2.

Physical Description: (8pp. Typescript with holograph corrections)
Box 4

Act 2, scene 1.

Physical Description: (21 p. Typescript)

Scope and Content Note

With holograph corrections.
Box 4

Act 2, scene 1.

Physical Description: (4pp. Holograph)
Box 4

Act 2, scene 2.

Physical Description: (12pp. Typescript)

Scope and Content Note

With holograph corrections.
Box 4

Act 3, scene 1.

Physical Description: (6pp. Typescript)

Scope and Content Note

With holograph corrections.
Box 4

Act 3, last scene.

Physical Description: (3pp. Typescript)
Box 4

Diary notes from the notebook of Mary Desti. n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: (5pp. Holograph)

Scope and Content Note

In notebook with other material.
Box 4

Dr. Bob; a sketch by Mary D'Este and Aleister Crowley. n.p., n.d.

Box 4

Draft.

Physical Description: (2 p.l., 15pp. Typescript carbon)
Box 4

Draft.

Physical Description: (15pp. Typescript carbon)
Box 4

French translation: Le Docteur Bob; par Mary D'Este et Aleister Crowley. n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: (1 p.l., 12pp. Typescript)
Box 4

The double image, or What happened in the garden; a play in three acts by Mary Desti and Donald Corley. n.p., n.d.

Box 4

Draft.

Physical Description: (34pp. Typescript)
Box 4

4 additional copies. n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: (Typescript)

Scope and Content Note

Incomplete.
Box 4

Scenario. n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: (3pp. Typescript)

Scope and Content Note

Incomplete.
Box 4

Scenario. n.p., December 13, 1929.

Physical Description: (3pp. Typescript)
Box 4

Notes. n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: (1p. Holograph)
Box 5

Eastern pearl. n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: (13pp. Holograph)

Scope and Content Note

Two acts. Notes.
Box 5

Edith. n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: (8pp. Holograph)

Scope and Content Note

Notes.
Box 5

Getting a passport; or, woman without a country. n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: (1p. Typescript)

Scope and Content Note

Notes.
Box 5

The Irish curse. n.p., n.d.

Box 5

Draft of three acts.

Physical Description: (28pp. Holograph)
Box 5

Sketch of Act 1.

Physical Description: (4pp. Typescript)
Box 5

Isadora; or, (Aphra,) A play in two acts and eight scenes, by Mary Desti and Clemence Randolph. New York, 1929.

Box 5

Draft.

Physical Description: (13 p.l., 110pp. Typescript carbon)
Box 5

Draft.

Physical Description: (3 p.l. 134pp. Typescript carbon)

Scope and Content Note

With holograph corrections.
Box 5

James Bowles. n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: (10pp. Holograph)

Scope and Content Note

Notes.
Box 5

Jobless Jerry. Paris, 1922.

Physical Description: (1p. Typescript)

Scope and Content Note

Incomplete.
Box 5

The law, in four acts. n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: (1 p.l., 52pp. Typescript)

Scope and Content Note

With holograph corrections.
Box 5

Leah, the Jewess. n.p., 1926.

Physical Description: (7pp. Holograph)

Scope and Content Note

Notes.

Note

Later version of “Rebecca.”
Box 5

Letters to fictional characters. n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: (6pp. Typescript, 3 items)

Scope and Content Note

With holograph corrections.
Box 5

The little mother of the neighborhood. n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: (6pp. Typescript)

Scope and Content Note

With holograph corrections. Signed.
Box 5

Many fathers; by Mary Desti and Lewis Waller. n.p., n.d.

Box 5

Draft.

Physical Description: (2 p.l., 24pp. Typescript)
Box 5

List of characters and synopsis of three acts.

Physical Description: (5pp. Typescript and holograph)
Box 5

List of characters and scenes.

Physical Description: (2pp. Holograph)
Box 5

Notes.

Physical Description: (16pp. Holograph)
Box 5

Scenario.

Physical Description: (8pp. Holograph)
Box 5

Draft.

Physical Description: (1p. Typescript and holograph)
Box 5

Act 1.

Physical Description: (28pp. Holograph)

Note

Note: “Many Fathers” is a later version of “Somebody's Child,” below.
Box 5

The merrymakers. n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: (2pp. Typescript)

Scope and Content Note

Incomplete.
Box 5

Mrs. Wheels. n.p., 1924.

Physical Description: (1p. Typescript)

Scope and Content Note

Notes.
Box 5

Mother. n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: (13pp. Holograph)

Scope and Content Note

Notes.
Box 5

Mothers of men; a serious comedy in three acts by Desti. n.p., n.d.

Box 5

Draft.

Physical Description: (3 p.l. 222pp. Typescript carbon)
Box 5

Draft.

Physical Description: (5 p.l. 105pp. Typescript carbon)
Box 5

[Mothers of men;] a comedy in three acts by Lewis Waller and Madame Desti. n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: (3 p.l. 100pp. Typescript carbon)
Box 5

New York exchange. n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: (2pp. Holograph)

Scope and Content Note

List of characters and notes.
Box 5

Nicholas nobody; unknown, unseen, unheard; a musical comedy in three acts. Paris, n.d.

Physical Description: (4pp. Typescript)

Scope and Content Note

Lists of characters and synopsis.
Box 5

Oh my. n.p., n.d.

Box 5

Notes.

Physical Description: (12pp. Typescript and typescript carbon)
Box 5

Notes.

Physical Description: (7pp. Holograph)
Box 5

Oh uncle. n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: (41pp. Typescript carbon)

Scope and Content Note

With holograph corrections.
Box 5

Operas, translated from the German. n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: (12pp. Holograph)

Scope and Content Note

Lists of characters and scenes. In notebook with other material.
Box 5

Our street, an old-fashioned musical comedy. n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: (7pp. Typescript and holograph)
Box 5

Paddy Patch of the Daily Dispatch. n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: (1p. Typescript)

Scope and Content Note

Incomplete.
Box 5

Petticoat Lane. n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: (1p. Typescript)

Scope and Content Note

List of characters.
Box 5

The reactionary, book one. n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: (8pp. Typescript)

Scope and Content Note

List of chapters, notes.
Box 5

Rebecca. New York, 1925.

Physical Description: (9pp. Holograph)

Note

Notes. Earlier version of “Leah,” above.
Box 5

The scented hat. New York, 1927.

Physical Description: (2pp. Holograph)

Scope and Content Note

With corrections.
Box 5

Silly. n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: (3pp. Typescript)

Scope and Content Note

Notes and list of characters with holograph corrections.
Box 5

Somebody's child; a comedy by Mary Desti. n.p., n.d.

Box 5

List of characters and synopsis.

Physical Description: (2pp. Typescript)

Scope and Content Note

With holograph corrections.
Box 5

Synopsis.

Physical Description: (15pp. Typescript and holograph)

Note

Note: “Somebody's Child” is an earlier version of “Many Fathers,” above.
Box 5

The splendid serpent; or, the vice squad. n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: (8pp. Typescript with holograph corrections)

Scope and Content Note

Notes.
Box 5

Taddy Tatch of the Daily Dispatch. n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: (1p. Typescript)

Scope and Content Note

Incomplete.
Box 5

The tangor. n.p., n.d.

Box 5

Draft.

Physical Description: (6pp. Typescript)

Scope and Content Note

Incomplete.
Box 5

Translation into French.

Physical Description: (9pp. Typescript carbon)

Scope and Content Note

Incomplete.
Box 6

The toy canary. n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: (5pp. Typescript and holograph)

Scope and Content Note

Notes.
Box 6

Two young fools. n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: (2pp. Typescript with holograph corrections)

Scope and Content Note

Notes.
Box 6

[Untitled] n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: (34pp. Typescript)
Box 6

[Untitled] n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: (60pp. Typescript and holograph, 5 items)

Scope and Content Note

Various notes.
Box 6

The vendor of dreams; an operette in two acts and five scenes by Mary D'Este with music by Don José. n.p., n.d.

Box 6

Draft.

Physical Description: (3 p.l. 88pp. Typescript and typescript carbon)

Scope and Content Note

Incomplete [1].
Box 6

Miscellaneous pages [2].

Physical Description: (149pp. Typescript, typescript carbon)

Scope and Content Note

With holograph corrections.
Box 6

List of characters and synopsis [3].

Physical Description: (19pp. Holograph in notebook)

Scope and Content Note

Notes for “a piece in two acts.”.
Box 6

Notes [4].

Physical Description: (50pp. Holograph)
Box 6

Without family; a drama in three acts by Mary D'este. n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: (1 p.l., 26pp. Typescript)

Scope and Content Note

Incomplete.
Box 6

Draft.

Physical Description: (1 p.l., 26pp. Typescript)

Scope and Content Note

Incomplete.
Box 6

List of characters and synopsis.

Physical Description: (3pp. Holograph)
Box 6

Draft.

Physical Description: (44pp. Holograph)

Scope and Content Note

Incomplete.
Box 6

Miscellaneous pages.

Physical Description: (17pp. Holograph)
Box 6

Translation into French: Sans famille. n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: (39pp. Holograph)

Scope and Content Note

Incomplete.
Box 6

Translation into Italian: List of characters, partial synopsis, miscellaneous pages.

Physical Description: (39pp. Holograph)
Box 6

The wolf. n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: (8pp. Holograph)

Scope and Content Note

List of characters and synopsis.
 

Poetry Written by Mary Desti

Box 6

Miscellaneous poems and poem fragments. n.p., v.d.

Physical Description: (Typescript, typescript carbon and holograph, 184 items)
 

Fiction (Other Than Mary Desti)

Box 6

[Anonymous]. Various titles. n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: (23pp. Holograph, 6 items)
Box 6

Bereny, Henri. The Hand. n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: (19pp. Typescript carbon)

Scope and Content Note

Melodrama in one act with printed program. Translator unknown.
Box 6

Colton, John. The blending. n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: (30pp. Typescript carbon)

Scope and Content Note

Original screen story.
Box 6

--. Princesses must live. n.p., 1919.

Physical Description: (20pp. Typescript carbon)

Scope and Content Note

One act comedy.
Box 6

--. Too much happiness. n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: (22pp. Typescript)

Scope and Content Note

Original screen story with holograph corrections.
Box 6

Fletcher, Richard. A lady's age. London, n.d.

Physical Description: (9pp. Typescript)

Scope and Content Note

Story with holograph corrections.
Box 6

--. Our social surrender. London, n.d.

Physical Description: (5pp. Holograph)

Scope and Content Note

Story.
Box 6

Reveau, Jules. Pierette's lies. n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: (21 p. Holograph)

Scope and Content Note

Play. Translated from the French. Translator unknown.
 

Non-Fiction (Other Than Mary Desti)

Box 6

[Anonymous]. Various titles. n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: (17pp. Holograph. 4 items)
 

Additional Material

 

Business Enterprises

Box 7

Cash records, checkbook.

Physical Description: (2 items
 

Memorabilia

Box 7

Engagement books, memoranda book.

Physical Description: (3 items)

Scope and Content Note

Note: Engagement book (1925) contains an account of Isadora's death and funeral.
Box 7

Address books, notebooks.

Physical Description: (11 items)
 

Non-Fiction Written by Mary Desti

Box 7

The bath. n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: (4pp. Typescript. Another copy)
Box 7

Beautiful teeth. n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: (7pp. Carbon typescript. Another copy)
Box 7

Beauty products. n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: (5pp. Carbon typescript)
Box 7

Beauty's Exercises. n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: (6pp. Typescript)

Scope and Content Note

Another copy.
Box 7

Care of the skin. n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: (7pp. Typescript)
Box 7

Complexion. n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: (6pp. Typescript)
Box 7

Desti gossip hour. n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: (6pp. Typescript)
Box 7

Every day treatment of the hair. n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: (8pp. Typescript. Another copy)
Box 7

Feet. n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: (4pp. Typescript)
Box 7

Hands and arms. n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: (8pp. Typescript)

Scope and Content Note

Also, Another copy (2pp.).
Box 7

How to make up. n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: (6pp. Typescript)
Box 7

The importance of rest. n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: (4pp. Typescript)

Scope and Content Note

Also, Another copy.
Box 7

It is for you to decide. n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: (2pp. Typescript)
Box 7

Robert Chanler introduction. n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: (2pp. Typescript)

Scope and Content Note

Also, Another copy (2pp.).
Box 7

The toilette and wardrobe. n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: (4pp. Typescript)
Box 7

Youth and beauty 'til ninety. n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: (3pp. Typescript)

Scope and Content Note

Also, Another copy (11pp.).
 

Preston Sturges & Company

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Orders for cosmetics. New York, ca. 1925.

Physical Description: (41 items)
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Perfume formula, n.d.

Physical Description: (1 item, Holograph)
 

Desti Incorporated

Box 7

Correspondence. v.p., 1929-1947.

Physical Description: (3 items)
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Ephemera.

Physical Description: (9 items)

Scope and Content Note

Includes cosmetic advertising and packaging.
Box 7

Orders for cosmetics.

Physical Description: (12 items)
Box 7

Stock certificates.

Physical Description: (4 items)