Jeanne Crain fan mail and correspondence

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Jeanne Crain fan mail and correspondence
Date (inclusive): 1931-1946
Date (bulk): bulk 1940s
Collection number: 1467
Creator: Crain, Jeanne
Extent: 2 linear feet of papers.
Repository: Margaret Herrick Library. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Languages: English

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Preferred Citation

Jeanne Crain fan mail and correspondence, Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Melissa Streeter, 2009


Jeanne Crain was an American actress active in film from 1943 to 1975. She was nominated for an Academy Award as best actress for PINKY (1949).

Collection Scope and Content Summary

The Jeanne Crain fan mail and correspondence spans the years circa 1931-1946 (bulk 1940s) and encompasses 2 linear feet. There are several hundred fan letters sent to the actress in the mid-1940s, largely from U.S. servicemen, often requesting a photograph or autograph. There is also some personal and family correspondence.


Arranged in the following series: 1. Correspondence.

Indexing Terms

Crain, Jeanne , 1925-2003--Archives.