The collection contains material retained by Stray in her role as a production accountant at Paramount and includes studio
manuals for classifying production costs and indirect expenses, some correspondence, reports, and internal studio documentation
of picture costs.
Stella Stray was a bookkeeper in Hollywood from the mid-1910s into the 1950s. Trained as a stenographer, she became secretary
to Cecil B. DeMille and Jesse L. Lasky. As a bookkeeper she worked in the accounting department at Famous Players-Lasky Corporation
and Paramount Pictures Corp.
1 linear ft. of papers
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