Lorees Yerby was a writer of short stories, plays, screenplays, and novels. In 1957, she and her husband Mike Dutton opened
Coffee House Positano, located in Malibu, California. The collection consists of plays including Save Me a Place at Forest
Lawn, short stories, screenplays, photographs, correspondence, and a small amount of research notes related to Our Fathers
Lorees Yerby Dutton was born on January 9, 1930 in San Francisco. In July 1957, she and her second husband Mike Dutton opened
Coffee House Positano, located in Malibu, California; the establishment closed in 1963. She wrote short stories, plays, screenplays,
and novels. In 1963, her one-act play Save Me A Place in Forest Lawn was published. Yeby and third husband Bertrand Castelli
produced the satirical film, Richard, about Richard Nixon in 1972. In 1976, she received a Guggenheim Grant for the Our Fathers
trilogy (Nero, Mother England, and Abraham). Yerby later moved to Ocean Park, California, where she died in 1996.
6.4 linear ft.
(9 boxes, 1 flat box, 2 shoe boxes, and 2 tube boxes)
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