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The collection contains scripts, production material, 1930s contracts, correspondence, membership cards, and miscellany. There is considerable material on Borzage's 1946 Republic feature I'VE ALWAYS LOVED YOU and on one of his last films, CHINA DOLL (1958). The collection contains nothing relating to Borzage's major features or his acting career.
Frank Borzage (1894-1962) was born and educated in Salt Lake City. He began his career as an actor in 1912 and appeared in more than 50 films in five years. He made the transition to director around 1917, helming a string of films for Triangle (later Borzage would produce many of the films he directed). Among his best-known films are SECRETS (1924), 7TH HEAVEN (1927), MAN'S CASTLE (1933), LITTLE MAN, WHAT NOW? (1934), THE MORTAL STORM (1940), STAGE DOOR CANTEEN (1943), and MOONRISE (1948). His last completed film was THE BIG FISHERMAN (1959). Both of Borzage's Academy Award nominations in the directing category—for 7TH HEAVEN and BAD GIRL (1931)—resulted in Oscars.
1 linear ft. of papers
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