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The Cary Grant papers span the years 1904-1988 (bulk 1960s-1980s) and encompass 38.8 linear feet. The papers consist of scripts; production files, primarily clippings, with some correspondence and production material; financial records; contracts; personal papers; correspondence; awards; periodicals; clippings; disc recordings; sheet music; scrapbooks; artifacts; and photographs. The photograph series consists of 2,681 individual items. There are photographs for around two-thirds of the 73 films in which Grant appeared, as well as personal photographs that document his childhood, his early career in the theater, and his activities in the 1960s.
Cary Grant, born Archibald Leach, was a British-born actor active in film from 1932 to 1966. After appearing in a number of stage musicals and operettas, he made his way to Hollywood and in 1931 he was signed by Paramount, and the studio changed his name to Cary Grant. Grant was nominated for a best actor Academy Award for PENNY SERENADE (1941) and NONE BUT THE LONELY HEART (1944). He received a 1969 Honorary Award from the Academy.
32.3 linear feet of papers. 6.5 linear feet of photographs.
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