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Catherine Turney Papers: Finding Aid
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Description
This collection contains the papers of American screenwriter and writer Catherine Turney (1906-1998) chiefly dating from 1934-1985 and including 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.
Background
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.
Extent
Approximately 4,000 items in 36 boxes and 5 volumes.
Restrictions
The Huntington retains the literary rights to the material. The Huntington Library does not require that researchers request permission to quote from or publish images of this material, nor does it charge fees for such activities. The responsibility for identifying the copyright holder, if there is one, and obtaining necessary permissions rests with the researcher.
Availability
Open to qualified researchers by prior application through the Reader Services Department. For more information, contact Reader Services.