Kay Van Riper papers
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Title: Kay Van Riper papers
Date (inclusive): 1924-1948
Collection number: 75
Creator: Van Riper, Kay
Extent: 4 linear feet of papers.
Repository: Margaret Herrick Library. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
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Kay Van Riper papers, Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Kay Van Riper was an American screenwriter active in film from around 1937 to the mid-1940s. She moved to Los Angeles in 1929 and pursued a career as a writer for local radio. Her first major writing success came in the mid-1930s with the airing of ENGLISH CORONETS, in which she also played Anne Boleyn. Van Riper worked on the Andy Hardy films, beginning with A FAMILY AFFAIR (1937).
The Kay Van Riper papers span the years 1924-1948 and encompass 4 linear feet. The collection concentrates on Van Riper's radio career, particularly the ENGLISH CORONETS series from 1935 to 1937. There is a considerable amount of unproduced play and film scripts, but only minimal material on her produced screen work. That material includes story outlines for the Andy Hardy films; rehearsal scene and miscellaneous script pages for BABES IN ARMS (1939); and scripts for THE CONSTANT NYMPH (1943), KATHLEEN (1941), and MRS. MIKE (1950).
Arranged in the following series: 1. Production files; 2. Radio files; 3. Story files; 4. Subject files; 5. Scrapbooks.
Van Riper, Kay , 1908-1948--Archives.