This collection contains the papers of American screenwriter and writer Catherine Turney (1906-1998) chiefly dating from 1934-1985
manuscripts, research notes and files, correspondence, and ephemera. Among the manuscripts are drafts of her screenplays,
television and movie treatments, biographies, and novels.
The correspondence reflects Turney's communication with many people involved in or associated with the film, literary and
art worlds in both America and England.
Subjects in this collection also include: Hermione Baddeley; Empress Josephine; Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley; Percy Shelley;
George and Martha Washington;
Warner Bros.; actresses; literary agents; women authors; California fiction and history.
Catherine Turney (1906-1998) was born on December 26, 1906, in Chicago, Illinois.
Her family moved to Pasadena, California, in 1921. She graduated from Bishop’s
School of La Jolla, California, in 1924.
Approximately 4,000 items in 36 boxes and 5 volumes.
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