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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Important Information for Users of the Collection
  • Biography
  • Collection Scope and Content Summary
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Gladys Hall papers
    Date (inclusive): 1918-1969
    Date (bulk): 1930-1941
    Collection number: 129
    Creator: Hall, Gladys
    Extent: 10 linear feet of papers.
    Repository: Margaret Herrick Library. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
    Languages: English

    Important Information for Users of the Collection


    Available by appointment only.

    Publication rights

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the Margaret Herrick Library. Researchers are responsible for obtaining all necessary rights, licenses, or permissions from the appropriate companies or individuals before quoting from or publishing materials obtained from the library.

    Preferred Citation

    Gladys Hall papers, Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of John K. Ball, 1991


    Gladys Hall was an American journalist. She married portrait photographer Russell E. Ball in 1912. She wrote a syndicated column, "The Diary of a Professional Movie Fan" in the 1920s, and she interviewed many of the major movie stars of the 1930s for such fan magazines as "Photo Play," "Modern Screen," and "Screenland." Hall was a founding member of the Hollywood Women's Press Club in 1928.

    Collection Scope and Content Summary

    The Gladys Hall papers span the years 1918-1969 (bulk 1930-1941) and encompass 10 linear feet. The collection consists primarily of notes and manuscripts for her articles on various movie stars. There is also a small amount of correspondence, as well as most of the fiction written by Hall.


    Arranged in the following series: 1. Subject files, subseries A-F as follows: A. General; B. Books and magazines; C. Fictional writings; D. Miscellaneous; E. Miscellaneous writings; F. Personal; 2. Oversize; 3. Scrapbooks

    Indexing Terms

    Hall, Gladys , 1891-1977--Archives