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Mike Connolly collection compiled by Val Holley
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Important Information for Users of the Collection
  • Biography
  • Collection Scope and Content Summary
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Mike Connolly collection compiled by Val Holley
    Date (inclusive): circa 1936-1967
    Date (bulk): 1950s-1960s
    Collection number: 521
    Creator: Holley, Val
    Extent: 5 linear feet of papers.
    Repository: Margaret Herrick Library. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
    Languages: English

    Important Information for Users of the Collection

    Access

    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

    Mike Connolly collection compiled by Val Holley, Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Val Holley, 2003

    Biography

    Mike Connolly was an American journalist and Hollywood gossip columnist. Born in Chicago, he got his start as a correspondent for "Variety" in that city. In 1946 he moved to Hollywood where he spent five years as a "Variety" columnist, sometimes writing under the name Alta Durant. From 1951 to 1966 he wrote the "Rambling Reporter" column for the "Hollywood Reporter." He also wrote a syndicated column for the "San Francisco Chronicle." Val Holley is a legislative and reference librarian in Washington D.C. Holley's book, "Mike Connolly and the Manly Art of Hollywood Gossip," was published in 2003. He previously wrote two biographies on James Dean.

    Collection Scope and Content Summary

    The Mike Connolly collection compiled by Val Holley spans the years circa 1936-1967 (bulk 1950s-1960s) and encompasses 5 linear feet. The collection consists of research material compiled by Holley for his book on Mike Connolly. There are clippings; correspondence, including printouts of email exchanges; annotated photocopies of trade articles and columns written by Connolly; reprints of press articles; interview transcripts; and notes.

    Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series: 1. Subject files, subseries A-B as follows: A. General; B. Gossip columns.

    Indexing Terms

    columnists