The Clyde E. Elliott and Alfred Hayes family papers consist of material belonging to three extended family members: Clyde
Ernest Elliott (1891-1959); Clyde's daughter, Marietta Elliott (1925-2016); and Marietta's husband, Alfred Hayes (1911-1985).
Clyde E. Elliott was a film director, producer, and writer, who was best known for directing the 1932 film,
Bring 'Em Back Alive, starring Frank Buck. Clyde Elliott's papers include story treatments, news articles, correspondence, scrapbooks, and photographs.
Alfred Hayes worked as a screen and television writer, novelist, and poet. Hayes is known for his existential noir writing
and for his poem, "I Dreamed I Saw Joe Hill Last Night," which was adapted into a song by Earl Robinson and later performed
by Pete Seeger, Joan Baez and many others. Hayes' papers consist of scripts, notes, poetry, and drafts of novels and screenplays.
Marietta Elliott worked as an actress and a dancer until she retired in the mid-1950s to raise a family. Marietta Elliott's
papers comprise the smallest part of the collection -- containing photographs, letters, and other material.
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