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The collection contains scripts, correspondence, clippings, miscellaneous manuscript material, a few contracts, and a photograph album. There is some material regarding her husband Tully Marshall.
Marion Fairfax (1875-1970) was born Marion Neiswanger in Richmond, Virginia. She was educated at South Division High School in Chicago and Emerson College in Boston. A short stint as a stage actress preceded her career as a successful playwright in New York. Fairfax moved to California around 1915 and became a screenwriter. She wrote a number of scenarios for the Jesse L. Lasky Feature Play Company, many of which were directed by William C. de Mille. Fairfax's writing credits include DON'T EVER MARRY (1920), SHERLOCK HOLMES (1922), and THE LOST WORLD (1925). She wrote, produced, and directed THE LYING TRUTH (1922), through Marion Fairfax Productions, of which she was president. (Pete Smith handled advertising and publicity.) Fairfax married character actor Tully Marshall (né Tully Marshall Phillips) in 1899. Although she was known as Mrs. Tully Marshall and Marion Fairfax Marshall Phillips, she wrote under the name Marion Fairfax.
1 linear ft. of papers
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