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Series 1: Correspondence 1937-2006

Physical Description: 0140 Linear Feet


Series One: Correspondence, includes two subseries: Personal Correspondence and Outside Correspondence. Both subseries are arranged alphabetically according to the last name of the writer.

Scope and Contents

The Correspondence series is comprised of two subseries, which includes Personal Correspondence and Non-Orin Correspondence. The correspondence in the Personal Correspondence subseries is mainly celebrity correspondence that Orin saved throughout his life. Most letters thank Orin for his work on different projects. He has continual correspondence with Louis Daniel Broasky, Irving Caesar, John Cassavetes, Sheilah Graham, Lawrence Lagner, and James Purdy. In the Non-Orin Correspondence series, there is a section of Sonia Wolfson correspondence. She was a publicist at the time and a friend of Orin's. This series also includes a letter to Charles Chaplin from Alfred Hitchcock.

Sub-Series 1: Personal Correspondence 1957-2006

Physical Description: 0140 Linear Feet
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To Orin from Paul N. "Red" Adair 1984 May 25

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Addressed Envelopes undated

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To Orin from Gertrude Aston 1975

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To Orin from Martin Bernheimer 1977-1982

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To Orin from Peter Bogdanovich 1982 January 14

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To Orin from William Boozer 1987 August 16

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To Michael Rosenberg from Orin Borsten 1993 March 1

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To Orin from Louis Daniel Brodsky 1983-1995

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To Orin from Irving Caesar 1969-1987

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To Orin from Gena Cassavetes 1972 March 14

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To Orin from John Cassavetes 1971-1987

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To Orin from John Cassavetes about attached correspondence 1994 February 3

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To Orin from Carvel Collins 1985-1987

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To Orin from Mart Crowley 1988 May 30

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To Orin from Viola Dana 1975 May 19

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To Orin from Phyllis Diller 1963 July 3

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To Orin from Edward Fon 1973 May 9

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To Orin from Sam Fuller undated

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To Orin from Ruby B. Goodwin 1985 July 25

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To Orin and Laura from Sheilah Graham 1977-1983

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To Orin from Goldie Hawn 1974 October 1

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To Orin from Alfred Hitchcock 1969 April 4

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To Orin from Dustin Hoffman undated

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To Orin from George S. Kaufman undated

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To Orin from Lawrence Lagner 1957-1983

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Ann-Margret and George "Roger" Montgomery Christmas Cards undated

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To Orin from his nephew and friend 2006

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To Orin from Gregory Peck 1969 December 15

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To Orin from Anthony Perkins undated

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To Orin from Harold Pinter 1985 November 21

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To Orin from James Purdy 1976-1978

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To Orin from Jeannine Richards 2006 April 3

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To Orin from Herman Shumlin 1957 February 19

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To Orin from Lillian Smith 1963 January 31

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To Orin from unknown undated

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To Orin from Mark Wanamaker circa 1982

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To Orin from Wayne Warga 1986 February 8

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To Orin from John Wayne 1970 December 31

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To Orin from Steve Yarbrough 2000 April 12

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Richard D. Zanuck 1981 September 21

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To Orin from Charles D. Champlin 22 June 1977

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To Orin from Peter Crouch 8 December 1971

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To Orin from Marilyn Hassett 2 February 1976

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To Orin from Claude Jade 3 February circa 1971 (?)

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Envelope Housing McCarthy Letters (copy) undated

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To Orin from Cormac McCarthy 22 May 1979

Abstract: Due to the formal nature of the letter from McCarthy to Borsten, we can confidently surmise that this is the first correspondence between the two men. The subject of the letter is McCarthy's recently-published book, and the mixed reviews it had gotten-- Borsten had apparently written a complimentary letter in regards to it, and McCarthy was thanking him for that in this letter. It is also alluded to that Borsten may have intended to get the Los Angeles Times to review McCarthy's book.
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To Orin from Cormac McCarthy 16 October 1979

Abstract: In McCarthy's next letter to Borsten, he addresses him as "Orin", a departure from the more formal tone of his last letter. He thanks Borsten for his efforts on his novel's behalf, and inquires about the writer of the review he had enclosed in this letter, a William Boozer who had reviewed his latest work, "Child of God". There is mention of a potential shared relationship with Faulkner's old editor who just so happened to be McCarthy's current one at Random House, Albert Erskine- McCarthy believes Boozer and Erskine may know each other. He closes by asking Borsten what he is currently writing, signing off with "all the best."
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To Orin from Cormac McCarthy 19 December 1979

Abstract: McCarthy explains that the gap of time in their letters was due to his extended stay in Santa Fe, with no forwarding address from his permanent address in Tennessee. He writes Borsten to re-establish contact, providing him with his current address in El Paso, and to inquire as to the possibility of getting together with Borsten sometime in March when he may find himself out in Los Angeles to visit another friend.
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To Orin from Cormac McCarthy 14 February 1980

Abstract: In McCarthy's latest letter, he begins by thanking Borsten for his efforts related to the Black Sparrow project, and talks a bit more about The Gardener's Son project he mentioned in his last letter. He shares his thoughts about the lastest Faulkner documentary, and chalks up its failure to an ill-informed producer or director by the name of Longstreet. He touches on a film called Wise Blood that Borsten brought up, and addresses Borsten's thoughts on the novel The Executioner's Song, which he was rather impressed with. At the end he mentions that he is struggling with rewriting his latest novel, a Western, but that an excerpt of it will be coming out in the Triquarterly soon. This is the first letter of his that we see written on a typewriter as opposed to handwritten.
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To Orin from Cormac McCarthy 13 August 1980

Abstract: In this letter, McCarthy speaks more on Borsten's European trip, and inquires more about how his book is coming along. It seems as though Borsten requested information on how to acquire a copy of the Triquarterly that McCarthy's Western was being previewed in, because McCarthy provides the publisher's information for the west coast. McCarthy goes on to discuss a few different films that he'd seen or heard of recently, and makes Borsten aware that he will be traveling in the coming months, and will send him an address once he secures one.
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To Orin from Cormac McCarthy 27 January 1981

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To Orin from Cormac McCarthy 10 April 1981

Abstract: McCarthy begins his letter by thanking Borsten for a newsletter about Faulkner that he had sent his way, and a request to thank Boozer, the columnist, for him. He then shares that his trip to California has been put off for the time being, but when he does eventually get out there, he would like to "rendezvous" with Borsten. McCarthy then responds to what we can assume is Borsten's complaint about writer's block or something of that sort-- McCarthy writes an eloquent and inspiring section about the writing process and the toll it takes on your emotions that is very insightful. He wraps up by sharing what he has been reading and what he plans to in the near future, and bids Borsten to keep in touch.
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To Orin from Cormac McCarthy 28 October 1981

Abstract: McCarthy begins his letter by noting that his responses are lagging somewhat behind, and that he is currently in Knoxville working on his latest book-- it's going slower than he would like, and he believes it will be published sometime next fall. He inquires as to Borsten's project, noting with sympathy Borsten's struggle with hay fever. He mentions that his editor Erskine is working on a biography of Faulkner, and he himself is reading a novel by Flaubeut. He concludes by recommending that Borsten check out "Encounter with an Angry God" by Carobeth Laird if he hasn't already, and reminiscing upon his time in the desert.

To Orin from Cormac McCarthy 28 October 1981

Abstract: McCarthy opens with a note that he has moved locations one again, this time to Lexington to house-sit for the winter. He talks a bit about his time in Europe, as Borsten has apaprently just gotten back from a trip over there. He apologizes for missing Boozer, who was apparently in the area, and mentions a particularly negative review Suttree recieved from a Tennesee paper, to which his friend Shelby Foote wrote a letter to the editor complaining about. He offers to meet with a friend of Borsten's to consult on a movie he's working on, The Gardener's Son, and thanks Borsten for his kind offer to house him if he ever makes it out to California.
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To Orin from Cormac McCarthy 21 February 1984

Abstract: McCarthy opens his letter with an apology for taking so long to write Borsten back- this time it was over a period of two years, apparently- and informs him that he just got back from a trip to visit relatives back east. He notes that his Western has gone to the editor and will indeed be out this coming fall, and makes a few amusing comments about a project his editor is working on for Faulkner's biography, poking fun at most literary biographers' inabilitiy to write well. He mentions a few more movies that he has seen, and notes that the Book of Daniel was much better off as a novel rather than a film, agreeing with Borsten's point. McCarthy ends this letter with the fact that he has recently purchased a home in El Paso and is in the process of remodeling it, so he will most likely be at this address for a while. The envelope is that of Hotel Victoria in Chiuhuahua, Mexico, but McCarthy wrote his El Paso address over the top of it, presumably for Borsten to respond with.
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To Orin from Cormac McCarthy 19 November 1884

Abstract: McCarthy begins this letter with a musing on the nature of Texas, and its unique identity within America. He quips that El Paso is the furthest west you can get and still be in the south, or the furthest away you can get from the south and still be in the south. -incomplete-

To Orin from Cormac McCarthy 19 November 1984

Abstract: McCarthy begins by describing Texas' unique identity as a state, something he considers rare for a nation of immigrants, and makes a quip about El Paso being the furthest away you can get from the South while still being considered a southerner. He notes that his latest book will be out in March, and he'll be sure to get Borsten an early copy. He goes on to mention a few books he had read lately, and two movies he had seen, and closes the letter by noting that his books have all been released in paperback, and that Random House was considering putting out a vintage edition of of Sutterer in conjunction with the Lindhust Foundation, which he dubs "a strange marriage". This letter was written from El Paso, Texas.
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To Orin from Cormac McCarthy 12 March 1985

Abstract: McCarthy begins this letter by sharing that he's sent an advance copy separately to Borsten of his latest novel "Blood Meridian", and requests Orin's opinion on the review copy he sent as well, because he doesn't trust "them" (Random House) to get it right. He congratulates Borsten on his most recent stage production, and in response to a question Borsten must have asked, shares that he doesn't remember Requiem for a Nun (Orin's past play) faring too well. He complains of the over-publishing of Faulkner's writings, and recommends Borsten see "The Killing Fields", adding that he will go see "Daniel" upon Orin's recommendation. This letter was written from his residence in El Paso, Texas.
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To Orin from Cormac McCarthy 27 April 1985

Abstract: McCarthy begins by thanking Borsten for his letters, and for sending a review his way, and warns Orin to be more sparing in his encouragement of his work for fear that it will give him too big a head. He mentions a number of movies that he's seen recently, giving brief opinions on each, and notes that the Oscar win of F. Murray Abraham for his role in Amadeus caused "a great stir" in El Paso due to the actor's ties there. He wishes Borsten the best of luck with his stage production, and closes the letter. This correspondence was written while he was in El Paso, Texas.
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To Orin from Cormac McCarthy 20 June 1985

Abstract: McCarthy begin his letter by thanking Borsten for sending him more reviews on "Blood Meridian", and congratulates him on the positive reception of his stage production. He comments on the difficulty of "keeping a director's hands off the script" as a writer, and goes on to talk about his editor, Erskine, and what he appreciates about him. He mentions briefly the American author McGuane, stating that while he's a excellent author, he wants to be a personality, and that's "about the worst luck a writer can have". McCarthy goes on to thank Borsten for a Random House article, and makes a quip about his semi-hostile relationship with them. He offers his condolences to Borsten's brother for an unstated difficulty he is experiencing, and closes the letter by discussing the renovation of his home in El Paso.
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To Orin from Cormac McCarthy 16 October 1985

Abstract: McCarthy pens a short letter this time, just a single page, and begins by thanking Orin for sending him another review. He adds a rather scathing remark about the indifference he feels about book reviews, good or bad, due to his opinion that they are "the bottom rung on the journalistic ladder". He was, however, appreciative of Borsten's kind words. He extends congratulations to Meta D. Carpenter for her status as a "star" at the Women in Film luncheon, and quips that Bette Midler will no longer be invited to such events due to her personality. He then wishes Borsten well on his trip to Europe, and expresses his desire to return as well. He writes this letter from El Paso, Texas.
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To Orin from Cormac McCarthy 25 February 1986

Abstract: McCarthy begins his letter with thanks to Borsten for sending another review from the LA times, calling that one "instructive and sobering", and commenting on how the disappearnce of serious literature means that book reviews are giving undue attention to mystery and gothic romance novels such as his. He then moves on to movies, agreeing with much of Borsten's assesments and discussing a movie his friend Dick Pearce was filming in New Orleans that he'd like to see do well. McCarthy closes by mentioning that he has just wrapped up writing a play, joking that he's moving in on Borsten's territory. This letter was penned in El Paso, Texas.
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To Orin from Cormac McCarthy 3 June 1986

Abstract: McCarthy begins this letter by offering his condolences to Borsten, who has just lost his brother, and shares that he has a younger brother and has often thought that he'd prefer something bad to happen to himself rather than to his brother. He also encourages Borsten, who had shared that he is suffering with depression as a result of the death, to consider depression as simply a chemical imbalance, and eat well, get some rest, and exercise regularly to help remedy it. McCarthy then goes on to discuss some movies, noting that the playwright of "night, Mother", Marsha Norman, reached out to him about his recently-written play to see if they could get it produced. He closes by mentioning all that all his books are currently in print now, and by encouraging Borsten to stay well. This letter was written in El Paso, Texas.
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To Orin from Cormac McCarthy 16 September 1986

Abstract: McCarthy opens this letter by musing on the danger that biographers, critics and writers all face, which is when their first projects become too acclaimed, that in their minds writing a second becomes too great a task, and they give up rather than spoil the reputation they gained by the first. He references Harper's Lee's and Ralph Ellison's in-progress second novels as examples. McCarthy then goes on to share that his play has made its way into the hands of ten different theaters + directors, and that his attention in now turned to a screenplay he's working on. He has a trip planned to Buenos Aires + Patagonia to visit a biologist friend of his, Roger Payne; this will be his first trip to South America. He expresses his sorrow over the news of Borsten's sister-in-law's passing, and shares a similar experience he had with his mother, and notes that it's important to appreciate people both while they are with us and after they've passed. He wishes Borsten luck on his film project, and signs off. This letter was written in El Paso, Texas.
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To Orin from Cormac McCarthy 2 March 1987

Abstract: McCarthy begins by thanking Borsten for the Christmas card, and recounting his opinions of the play Hedda Gabler, concluding that it relied too heavily on the plot. He mentions that he sent Borsten a postcard from his seven-week trip to Argentina, and that it was a great adventure. He closes by sharing that he had been working on another book since getting back, and that his screenplay hasn't yet been picked up. This letter was written in El Paso, Texas.
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To Orin from Cormac McCarthy 17 August 1987

Abstract: McCarthy thanks Orin for his last letter and the items enclosed within it, and shares that the reviews remind him of a response Henry Miller occasionally gave when questioned about certain passages- that he just liked how they sounded, and didn't entirely know what he meant by them. He goes on to discuss plays and movies he's seen or heard of lately, and comments negatively on the casting of Tommy Lee Jones as William Faulkner. McCarthy wraps up his last paragraph by thanking Orin for his encouragement and friendship. This letter was written in El Paso, Texas.
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To Orin from Cormac McCarthy 5 January 1988

Abstract: This is the letter that follows Cormac McCarthy and Orin Borsten's first meeting. Borsten attended McCarthy's reading of his play, as the letter details, and McCarthy thanks him for his helpful suggestions and notes. He notes that authors who try to turn playwright are often discouraged by the intial failure that comes along with learning a new craft, and that's why many remain simply novelists. He promises that once the play take more form in terms of production, he'd happily seek Borsten's opinion. McCarthy closes by mentioning a few more movies, and with his intention to keep working on the play while the reading is fresh in his mind. This letter was written in El Paso, Texas.
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To Orin from Cormac McCarthy 21 March 1988

Abstract: McCarthy begins his letter by questioning the real significance of Proust's "A La Recherche", and chalks it up to the fact it's written in French; anything written in French is automatically important. He regretfully states that he hasn't made much progress on the play, as he has been consumed by his novel, but he hopes to get to it sometime soon. He'll be taking a trip to Mexico for his health, and taking his work with him. He closes by wishing Borsten well, and promising to let him know if there are any developments with the play. This letter was written in El Paso.
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To Orin from Cormac McCarthy unknown

Abstract: This is the last piece of correspondence between Borsten and McCarthy- it is a postcard of Ballymaloe House in Ireland. McCarthy shares that he has been in Ireland for a couple weeks and that it's quite beautiful, though it's rained every day. He jokes about getting gout from the good cooking, and wishes Borsten happy holidays and a great start to the new year.
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To Orin from John Pavlik 30 March 1976

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To Orin from Michele Reese and press releases 3 November 1983

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To Orin from Jonas Rosenfield 4 June 1981

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To Orin from Daniel Selznick 26 October 1971

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To Orin from Frederick Stafford 1969


To Orin from Frederick Stafford 1969

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To Orin from Ned Tanen 1 October 1976

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To Orin from Ned Tanen 4 January 1977

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To Orin from Robert E Wise 4 September 1975

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To Orin from Richard Zanuck 1975

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To Orin from Carrie (last name unknown) 14 November 1970


Sub-Series 2: Non- Orin Correspondence 1932-1982

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To Mollie Merrick from Gertrude Atherton October 6

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To a "friend" from Ray Bradbury 1982 December

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To Mr. Weissman from Joan Didion Dunne 1972 September 16

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To Mrs. Atwell from Joseph Hergesheimer 1937 May 23

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To Charles Chaplin from Alfred Hitchcock 1976 November 22

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To Clarke Ramsey from Alfred Hitchcock 1973 July 19

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To Todd from Jack Lord 1969 April 20

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To Joan Paula Borsten from Tom Selleck undated

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Sonia Wolfson Correspondence 1959, undated

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To Lawrence from Peggy Wood September 18


Series 2: Literature 1963-1987


Series Two: Literature, includes two subseries: Programs and Writings. The Programs subseries is arranged alphabetically and the Writing subseries is arranged alphabetically according to last name of the author.

Scope and Contents

Series Two: Literature, is comprised of two subseries: Programs and Writings. The Programs subseries includes programs from different theatrical shows or events lead by a writer. This subseries features programs from Tennessee Williams plays: "The Night of the Iguana," and "Tiger Tail." The next subseries in the Literature series is Writing. The Writing subseries has articles, bumper stickers, poetry, unpublished writings, short stories, and a lecture address, all from prominent writers from the 60s through the 80s. One of the highlights in this subseries includes an unpublished chapter of "A Loving Gentleman" written by Meta Doherty Wilde and Borsten. This subseries also includes a copy of The New Yorker from 1963, an unpublished address by Lillian Smith, and William Faulkner envelopes and stamps.

Sub-Series 1: Programs 1973-1979

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"Bent" 1979 October

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"Lunch with Tennessee Williams" 1973 April 18

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"Old Times" undated

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"The Night of the Iguana" undated

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"Tiger Tail" 1978 January 20

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"The Woman of my Story" undated

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"The World of Ray Bradbury" undated


Sub-Series 2: Writing 1963-1987

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Charles Bukowski bumper sticker undated

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Charles Bukowski New Year's Greetings from Black Sparrow Press 1980-2001

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Charles Bukowski Poetry circa 1980s

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Charles Bukowski "Three Poems" booklet 1992

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Charles Bukowski poem "My Cats" 2003

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Faulkner's Rowan Oak Pamphlet + Negative undated

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William Faulkner envelope and stamps 1987 August 3

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Dana Ivey Article from The Atlanta Weekly 1984 June 10

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Mary Nell article from The Atlanta Constitution and correspondence 1978 February 15

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The New Yorker 1963 June 19

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"New Directions" by James Purdy chapter and correspondence 1975 May 27

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Lillian Smith lecture address script 1963 April 30

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"A Loving Gentleman" chapter by Meta Doherty Carpenter (Wilde) circa summer of 1977

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Tennessee Williams article from The Washington Star 1978 January 22

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"One Love" by Mary Windsor undated

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Advance Copy of Brodsky's "Mississippi" Vol. 2 and Letter 1994 June 21


Series 3: Film 1923-1990


Series Three: Film, includes three subseries: Scripts and Screenplays, Programs, and Memorabilia. The Scripts and Screenplays and Programs subseries are arranged alphabetically according to title. The Memorabilia subseries is arranged alphabetically according to last name.

Scope and Contents

Series Three: Film, is comprised of three subseries: Scripts and Screenplays, Programs, and Memorabilia. The Scripts and Screenplays subseries includes works in which Borsten was involved and some are from his personal collection. The scripts range from first, third, to final drafts, shooting scripts, accompaniment, and uncorrected proofs. A highlight of this subseries is the script of "The Silence of the Lambs." There are also copies of "Porky's" and "The Outer Limits": "Corpus Earthling," in which he was involved. The next subseries, Programs, includes programs from movie screenings, as well as lunches with famous actors, directors, and producers. Highlights of the Programs series includes: "Catch-22," "Gone with the Wind," and "A Centennial Tribute to Mary Pickford." Lastly, the subseries of Memorabilia is comprised of items from Borsten's personal collection. Featured in this subseries a William Faulkner poster, a "Pulp Fiction" for your consideration, and an Alfred Hitchcock tie.

Sub-Series 1: Scripts and Screenplays 1923-1990

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"Barfly" 1986 August 12

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"Chicago" 1989 December 8

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"The Covered Wagon" Accompaniment circa 1923

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"Five for Life" circa 1954-55

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"Lost in Translation" 2002 September 2

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"Minnie and Moskowitz" circa 1973

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"The Outer Limits": "Corpus Earthling" 1963 September 26

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"Paris Trout" 1990 August 11

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"The Pianist" circa 2002

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"Porky's" circa 1980s

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"Rising Arizona" 1985 August 18

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"The Silence of the Lambs" 1989 August 25

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"Zorro-the Gay Blade" 1980 October 3

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"Full Metal Jacket" Screenplay and Academy Letter from Warner Bros. 1987

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"Battle Cry" Faulkner 1 of 2 2 June 1943

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"Battle Cry" Faulkner 2 of 2 2 June 1943


Sub-Series 2: Programs 1968 - 1993

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"The Birthday Party" circa 1968

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"Catch-22" undated

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"A Centennial Tribute to Mary Pickford" 1993 May 25

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"Conny" circa 1983

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"Daniel" undated

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"The Dead" with articles 1987 December

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"Deliverance" undated

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"An Evening with Elizabeth Taylor" 1981 November 8

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"The F.T.A. Show" circa 1970s

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"Gone with the Wind" 1973 December

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"In Honor of Henry Miller's 80th Birthday" 1972 January 8

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"Iron Weed" circa 1987

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"Legend" 1986 January 13

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"Sophie's Choice" circa 1982

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"A Tribute to Alfred Hitchcock" 1984 December 5

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"The Trip to Bountiful" undated

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"Under the Volcano" 1984 May 14

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"Yentl" circa 1983


Sub-Series 3: Memorabilia 1923 - 1987

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Envelope Housing Memorabilia (copy) undated

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20th Century Fox "Closeups" Magazine December 1938

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Make-up pamphlet by Max Factor undated

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"William Faulkner: The Cofield Collection" poster undated

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Biographical data of Edward R. "Hoot" Gibson 1927 January 24

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Cary Grant Ghost-Written Speech 1975

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Alfred Hitchcock business card undated

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Alfred Hitchcock Cassette tape Q and A undated

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Alfred Hitchcock Tie undated

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Henry Kissinger Ghost-Written Speech 1974

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Henry Miller signature undated

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Inscribed Paramount Pictures box 1995

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John Wayne mug inscribed to Orin undated

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John Wayne mug with "Hell Fighters" logo undated

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Porky's Productions Cast + Crew List 6 February 1981

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"Porky's" production material circa 1981

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"Pulp Fiction" for your consideration undated

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"A Room with a View" calendar circa 1987

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"Tarus Bulba" leaflet undated

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Tom Brown Then and Now 1983 September 11

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Gore Vidal bumper sticker undated

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Assorted Musical Scores undated

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"Zorro: The Gay Blade" Cast + Crew Lists 5 December 1980


Sub-Series 4: Press Clippings

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Envelope Housing Erskine Johnson Articles (copy) undated

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Erskine Johnson + Orin Borsten Article undated

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Loose Pieces of Articles, Erskine Johnson undated, circa 1950's

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Jane Cowl Interview circa 1950

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Erskine Johnson Article circa 1950's

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Evelyn Keyes Interview 27 May 1950

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Janet Blair Interview June 1950

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Dennis Day Interview 10 June 1950

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Charles Boyer Interview 17 June 1950

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Miriam Hopkins Interview circa 1951

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Myrna Loy Interview circa 1951

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Yvonne de Carlo Interview 30 June 1951

box 8, folder 20

Ethel Barrymore Interview 25 July 1951

box 8, folder 21

Gloria Swanson Interview 8 September 1951

box 8, folder 22

Francis Bushman Interview 22 September 1951

box 8, folder 23

Tyrone Power Interview 22 August 1952

box 8, folder 24

"Stars Seek Anonymity" Article 3 September 1953

box 8, folder 25

"Hollywood Off Guard" Article 4 December 1953

box 8, folder 26

"Motion Picture" Magazine Clipping March 1955


Series 4: Photographs 1928 - 2006


Series Four: Photographs, does not include subseries. It is arranged alphabetically according to the last name of the subject.

Scope and Contents

Series Four: Photographs includes photograph's of Hollywood celebrities including Roy Rodgers and Dale Evan, Shirley Temple, Belle Bennett, and Gary Cooper. In addition, there are several signed photographs with short messages. There are no pictures of Borsten or his family.
box 4, folder 25

John Barrymore undated

box 5, folder 1

Belle Bennett circa 1928

box 4, folder 26

"Beau Guest" undated

box 4, folder 27

Russell Birdwell undated

box 4, folder 28

"Blackie" circa 1990s

box 4, folder 29

Ronald Colman, Neil Hamilton, and Ralph Forbes undated

box 4, folder 30

Gary Cooper circa 1939

box 4, folder 31

Viola Dana and Omer Locklear undated

box 4, folder 32

Unknown photograph with Richard Diebenkorn newspaper clipping circa 2006

box 4, folder 33

Cosia Gayras undated

box 4, folder 34

Sharon Gless undated

box 5, folder 2

Cast and Crew of "Hell Fighters" undated

box 4, folder 35

Alfred Hitchcock circa 1979

box 4, folder 36

Dana Ivey plus resume undated

box 4, folder 37

Susan Saint James undated

box 4, folder 38

Laura LaPlante circa 1928

box 4, folder 39

Ron Leibman undated

box 4, folder 40

Jaqueline Logan undated

box 5, folder 3

Dorothy Mackaill circa 1928

box 4, folder 41

Jeff Morrow undated

box 5, folder 6

Louella Parsons and Harry Martin 1951 May 3

box 4, folder 42

Gorden Pinset undated

box 4, folder 43

Ann Purdy undated

box 4, folder 44

George Rado undated

box 4, folder 45

Roy Rogers and Dale Evans undated

box 4, folder 46

Angus Scrimm undated

box 4, folder 47

Bessie Smith undated

box 4, folder 48

Frederick Stanford in "Topaz" undated

box 1, folder 49

Shirley Temple undated

box 5, folder 4

Tamara Toumanova circa 1952

box 1, folder 50

Arthur Treacher undated

box 4, folder 51

Clifton Webb undated

box 5, folder 5

Raquel Welch undated

box 1, folder 52

Jane Withers undated

box 8, folder 27

Royal Order of Fire Eaters Certificate undated