The Dorothy Lamour collection compiled by Paul Padgette spans the years circa 1930s-1996 and
encompasses approximately one linear foot. It consists of three scrapbooks, publicity material, a book,
periodicals, and other ephemera related to Lamour.
Dorothy Lamour was an American actress most active in film from 1936 to 1953. Paul Padgette was a San
Francisco book dealer, editor, and reviewer, previously known as Paul McDonald. As an adolescent, he
became enamored with Lamour upon seeing her in JUNGLE PRINCESS (1936). Padgette worked for Paramount Film
Distributing Corp. in San Francisco from around 1952 to 1956, first as a contract clerk, then booker.
During this time he contributed material on the Bay Area to "Paramount News," published in New York.
1 linear feet of papers.
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