Herb Caen 'Faded Summer Love' typescript

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Herb Caen 'Faded Summer Love' typescript
Dates: 1993
Collection Number: SFH 457
Creator/Collector: Caen, Herb, 1916-1997
Extent: 1 folder
Repository: San Francisco Public Library. San Francisco History Center
San Francisco, California 94102
Abstract: Typescript of a daily newspaper column giving impressions of Lake Tahoe.
Language of Material: English


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Preferred Citation

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Acquisition Information

Donation, 2016.

Biography/Administrative History

Herb Caen was a daily columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle for over fifty years, beginning in 1936, interrupted by a break for military service in World War II (1943-1945) and by an eight-year stint at the San Francisco Examiner during the 1950s. He died of lung cancer on Feb. 1, 1997, at the age of eighty. Caen developed a writing style he dubbed "three-dot journalism," consisting of brief musings separated by ellipses.

Scope and Content of Collection

Folder includes 3 p. typescript of column describing Lake Tahoe and its visitors, written towards the end of summer. The column was published in the San Francisco Chronicle August 31, 1993.

Indexing Terms

August (Month)
Gossip columns—California--San Francisco.
Newspapers--Sections, columns, etc.
Journalists—California--San Francisco--Archives.
Caen, Herb, 1916-1997--Archives.
Tahoe, Lake (Calif. and Nev.)
San Francisco chronicle.