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Finding aid for the Erica Gunter papers 6069
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  • Preferred Citation
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Acquisition
  • Scope and Content
  • Historical note

  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: USC Libraries Special Collections
    Title: Erica Gunter papers
    creator: Gunter, Erica
    Identifier/Call Number: 6069
    Physical Description: 0.42 Linear Feet 1 box
    Date (inclusive): circa 1945-1949
    Abstract: Collection of letters and photographs collected by Erica (Ricky) Gunter. The bulk of the letters (including telegrams) are from Richard (Dick) Paxton. Gunter was a German Jew who fled Nazi Germany with her brother. She met Paxton in 1944 or early 1945 while serving as a camera operator creating military training films. Dick Paxton was a regular character actor in a number of films.

    Preferred Citation

    [Box/folder# or item name], Erica Gunter papers, Collection no. 6069, Special Collections, USC Libraries, University of Southern California

    Conditions Governing Use

    All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Manuscripts Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

    Conditions Governing Access

    Collection stored off site. Advance notice required for access.

    Acquisition

    Purchased from The Bookshop, April 21, 2014.

    Scope and Content

    Collection of letters and photographs collected by Erica (Ricky) Gunter. The bulk of the letters (including telegrams) are from Richard (Dick) Paxton. Also included are letters from Paxton's brother and mother, other servicemen, a CBS executive, and a 20th Century Fox executive; 4 postcards; and 28 photographs.

    Historical note

    Erica Gunter was a German Jew who fled Nazi Germany with her brother. She met Richard (Dick) Paxton in 1944 or early 1945 while serving as a camera operator creating military training films. Dick Paxton was a regular character actor in a number of films, beginning in 1940 with Third Finger, Left Hand starring Myrna Loy. He moved to California as a teen and met Mickey Rooney at a high school party. The two became close friends and Paxton served as his stand-in on a number of Rooney's early films.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Soldiers -- United States -- 20th century -- Archival resources
    Soldiers -- 1939-1945 -- Photographs
    Photographs
    Correspondence
    Paxton, Richard -- Correspondence
    Gunter, Erica -- Archives
    Gunter, Erica