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  • Preferred Citation
  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Scope and Content
  • Biographical note

  • Title: Wayne Warga papers
    Collection number: 0188
    Contributing Institution: USC Libraries Special Collections
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 8.0 Linear feet 9 boxes
    Date: circa 1965-1994
    Abstract: Collection contains the papers of Wayne Warga (1937-1994), an entertainment reporter and ghostwriter. His papers include correspondence, research files, novel galleys and typescripts, and taped interviews. He wrote about John Wayne, Natalie Wood, Aaron Spelling and Charles Rosendahl, along with a variety of other figures in the entertainment world.
    creator: Warga, Wayne

    Preferred Citation

    [Box/folder# or item name], Wayne Warga Papers, Collection no. 0188, Special Collections, USC Libraries, University of Southern California

    Conditions Governing Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE. Advance notice required for access.

    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.

    Scope and Content

    Chronological files of Wayne Warga's research, notes and drafts for articles he wrote for the Los Angeles Times, Cosmo, Westways and People. Collection also includes notes, interviews, and research he collected while ghostwriting autobiographies for Aaron Spelling and John Wayne; research and drafts for a prospective novel about the airship captain Charles Rosendahl; drafts, publicity materials, and reviews for his mystery novel Hardcover; and research he collected while writing a book about the movie industry in the 1960s and 1970s, titled Shooting Stars.

    Biographical note

    Wayne Warga was an author and entertainment journalist who wrote freelance articles for a number of publications, including Life and Cosmopolitan. He also was on the staff of the Los Angeles Times in the 1960s and 1970s and was a writer for the television show Entertainment Tonight in the 1980s. He was born in 1938 in California, and passed away in 1994.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Rosendahl, Charles E., (Charles Emery), 1892-1977 -- Archives
    Spelling, Aaron -- Archives
    Warga, Wayne -- Archives
    Wayne, John, 1907-1979 -- Archives
    Autobiography--Archival Resources
    Ghostwriters--California--Los Angeles--Archival Resources
    Ghostwriting--California--Los Angeles--Archival Resources
    Interviews (Sound recordings)
    Interviews--United States--20th century--Archival resources
    Journalists--California--Los Angeles--Biography
    Los Angeles (Calif.)--Journalists