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

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Fay and Michael Kanin papers
    Date (inclusive): 1941-1984
    Collection number: 170
    Creator: Kanin, Fay Kanin, Michael
    Extent: 2.8 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

    Fay and Michael Kanin papers, Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Fay and Michael Kanin, 1986; and Fay Kanin, 2001


    Fay Kanin was an American screenwriter and producer. She married screenwriter Michael Kanin in 1940. Michael Kanin earned an Academy Award for cowriting WOMAN OF THE YEAR (1942). The Kanins received an Academy Award nomination in the writing category for TEACHER'S PET (1958).

    Collection Scope and Content Summary

    The Fay and Michael Kanin papers span the years 1941-1984 and encompass 2.8 linear feet. The collection includes scripts, miscellaneous photocopied correspondence, and photostats of storyboards for A DOUBLE LIFE (1947). There are also photocopies of correspondence for Kanin Productions from 1948 to 1952. Oversize material consists of set design drawings, scene sketches, several costume design drawings, and set plans and elevations for A DOUBLE LIFE, many by Harry Horner. There is no script material for their respective solo writing careers and no biographical material.


    Arranged in the following series: 1. Production files; 2. Television files; 3. Stage files; 4. Subject files.

    Indexing Terms

    Kanin, Michael , 1910-1993--Archives.
    Kanin, Fay , 1917---Archives.