Madge Bellamy papers

Special Collections
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Descriptive Summary

Title: Madge Bellamy papers
Date (inclusive): 1888-1989
Collection number: 334
Creator: Bellamy, Madge
Extent: 6 linear feet of papers.
Repository: Margaret Herrick Library. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Languages: English

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Preferred Citation

Madge Bellamy papers, Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Southern California Library for Social Studies and Research, 1993-1994


Madge Bellamy was an American actress active in film from 1920 to 1935. Although she attained considerable popularity in the 1920s, contractual disputes led to her being employed only fitfully in the 1930s. In 1943 she regained headlines when she was involved in a shooting.

Collection Scope and Content Summary

The Madge Bellamy papers span the years 1888-1989 and encompass approximately 6 linear feet. The collection includes correspondence; clippings; writings by Bellamy; miscellaneous papers; the playscript, "Strictly Dishonorable," by Preston Sturges; scrapbooks; and photographs.


Arranged in the following series: 1. Production files; 2. Stage files; 3. Subject files; 4. Writings container.

Indexing Terms

Bellamy, Madge , 1899-1990--Archives.