This collection consists of the
professional and personal papers of actor and science fiction writer George Nader, including
manuscript drafts, photographs, financial information, audio cassettes, and a film poster.
Noteable manuscripts in the collection include Nader's unpublished work
The Perils of
Trio of Forever Friends, an autobiographical work written by
Nader's partner Mark Miller about their friendship with actor Rock Hudson.
George Nader was born in Pasadena, California on October 19, 1921. He received his first
film role in 1950’s Rustlers on Horseback, and acted in a variety of film and
television roles until 1974. After suffering an eye injury in the 1970s that left him
sensitive to light, Nader retired from acting and turned to writing. His most famous work,
the science fiction novel Chrome, was published in 1978 and was notable for its
open and favorable depiction of a same-sex relationship.
7.90 Linear Feet
(9 boxes, 1 flat file folder)
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